Lymington Harbour Commissioners appoints ABPmer as Designated Person

ABPmer has been appointed by the Lymington Harbour Commissioners to provide an independent Designated Person (DP) service, as described in the Port Marine Safety Code (PMSC).

As the Statutory Harbour Authority, the Commissioners recognise that marine safety management is critical to the harbour’s ongoing success and development.

The PMSC is the national standard for every aspect of port marine safety. A central requirement of the Code is that risk management processes are used to inform the implementation of a marine safety management system (MSMS). The Code recommends the appointment of a DP to provide independent assurance directly to the Duty Holder that the MSMS is working effectively and is compliant with the requirements of the Code.

Monty Smedley, Head of Maritime at ABPmer, said “We are delighted to be appointed to provide DP services for Lymington Harbour. We look forward to undertaking a comprehensive review of their MSMS and associated procedures to provide reassurance that the Authority is fully compliant with the Code.”

ABPmer has a wealth of experience in providing PMSC support to port and harbour operators. Our Master Mariners, marine scientists, regulatory advisors and auditors provide a total risk management solution tailored to the needs of the port and harbours sector.

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