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 Harbour Masters’ Association of the United Kingdom, The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man (UKHMA) was formed in May 1993 at an inaugural meeting held at the University of Wales in Cardiff. The Association consists of seven regional constituencies, including an active group in Scotland that includes both mainland and island Members.
The objectives of the UKHMA are to:
Visit www.ukhma.org to find out more.
It was announced in mid-August that Maersk Supply Service will in the coming months provide marine support to The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch non-profit organization that is developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastics, and install their first clean up system in the North Pacific.
ABPmer, a wholly owned subsidiary of Associated British Ports Holdings Limited, reported on 13 August with regard to Langstone Harbour Board it had been appointed to provide an independent Designated Person (DP*) service and associated annual Port Marine Safety Code (PMSC**) audit.