Portsmouth International Port draws its powers which are used by the commercial port Harbour Master and his Assistants from the following Acts of Parliament, Regulations, Orders and Byelaws.
The Main conservancy of Portsmouth Harbour and its approaches is the responsibility of the Dockyard Port of Portsmouth. The Commercial Port is however, responsible for its own berths and approaches.
The Commercial Port undertakes to conserve its part of the harbour so that it is fit for use as a Port and to exercise reasonable care to see that the harbour is in a fit condition for a vessel to use it.
This will be achieved by the following methods.
Portsmouth International Port is committed to undertake and regulate its marine operations in a way that safeguards the harbour, its users, the public and the environment.
It aims to facilitate the public right to use the harbour, and to safeguard the public interest in the safety of the harbours operation in the areas under its control.
These obligations will be funded by dues raised.
Portsmouth International Port undertakes to support commercial activities in the harbour through the safe and efficient provision of the following services and, within its areas of responsibility, the effective regulation of shipping in the harbour.
Portsmouth International Port (PIP) has statutory powers of regulation within its area of jurisdiction. These powers are derived from various Acts of Parliament, Statutory Instruments, Harbour Revision Orders and Bye Laws. PIP acknowledges these broad and wide powers and will always exercise these powers proportionally in favour of education before prosecution.
However; In order to ensure that the safety of its users and the environment are protected PIP recognizes that there will be occasions when its statutory powers will need to be enforced.
In exercising its powers of enforcement PIP will take appropriate action proportionate to the circumstances of the case involved. The outcome of this action may result in.
In consideration of enforcement PIP will take account, amongst other things, any of the following circumstances.
This Safety Policy covers the marine operations within the jurisdiction of Portsmouth International Port and Portsmouth Competent Harbour Authority. The following commitments are made:.
The Safety Management System embraces the use of adequate formal risk assessments for all marine operations in the Commercial Port.
It is the policy of the Commercial Port to maintain a risk assessment database and to keep the risk assessments under constant review.
New risks will be properly assessed and procedures will be implemented to reduce the risk to as low is reasonably practicable.
Accidents and incidents which concern Portsmouth Competent Harbour Authority (CHA), are investigated jointly by the Commercial Port Harbour Master and the Queen's Harbour Master. They will require reports of the accident or incident and may require an interview with the persons involved. The investigation will try and establish what went wrong with the safety management systems involved and will recommend/make changes to systems from the lessons learned.