Worldwide there are approximately 3,000 merchant ports and the work of the Harbour Master can vary widely from country to country and from port to port even within the same country.
The International Harbour Masters' Association is the professional body for those with responsibility for the safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sound conduct of marine operations in port waters.
With members in more than 50 countries, the Association brings together Harbour Masters and all those who hold a managerial position in aspects of the control of marine operations within a port.
Updated Guide is the latest National Workboat Association (NWA) initiative to support the towage sector by promoting best practice and tackling safety challenges
On 2 July the National Workboat Association (www.workboatassociation.org), the safety standards, skills and trade association for the workboat industry, launched an updated version of its Use of Workboats for Towage: Good Practice Guide. This document includes an extensive new annex on vessel stability.
Join the world’s premier professional body for harbour masters. As an IHMA member, you will receive access to:
As a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.