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.
A rainwater harvesting system proposed by Ms Rabiah Nadir is helping Johor Port, Malaysia, save fresh water, minimize chances of flooding and contribute to global goals.
It is estimated that the scheme will save up to ten million litres of freshwater each year.
UNCTAD’s TrainForTRade programme
The system installed in 2020 was proposed by Rabiah Nadir in a case study she developed under the UNCTAD TrainForTrade port management programme.
On 3 December the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the above report which may have relevance to Members where fish farm service craft are operated in their ports’ waters.
At approximately 1315 on 3 April 2021, a deckhand on board the workboat Annie E was injured when he was struck by a grid buoy that had been lifted out of the water by the workboat’s forward crane at a fish farm off the Isle of Muck.