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Cairnryan – PMSC and Marine Safety

Board of Directors

The following persons are directors on the board of Port of Cairnryan Limited and are the Duty Holders under the Port Marine Safety Code;

Peter Hebblethwaite, Director

Owen Barry, Director

Prasad Narayan, Director


Port Marine Safety Code Compliance

PMSC Compliance Letter to MCA – POCL – 210316


Marine Navigational Safety Policy

In compliance with the Port Marine Safety Code (PMSC), Larne Port and Port of Cairnryan Ltd. (POCL) will discharge their statutory and general duties in relation to the safety of navigation within their areas of jurisdiction and is committed to developing policies and procedures to satisfy the requirements of the PMSC


This policy will be reviewed again within the next 3 years. This MSN Policy reflects the PMSC and our Marine Safety Plans


Marine Safety Plan

Our 3 yearly Marine Safety Plan sets out how the port seeks to fulfil those responsibilities listed in the MSN Policy, as well as associated KPI’s which are listed within the below Compliance Matrix. The Compliance Matrix, similarly provides an assessment of the port’s performance against the plan’s objectives:


Marine Safety Plan including Performance : Marine Safety Plan – POCL – 2024-2026 incl Performance Matrix

AtoN Availability : 2021-2023 LatonAvailability POCL

Marine Safety Management System

Marine Safety Management SystemPOCL SMS 2022 – Aug

DP Contact details : DP_Contact_Information 2022-23

Environmental Policy : P&O Holdings – HSE Policy

Enforcement and Prosecution Policies ; POCL – Enforcement Policy and Prosecution Policy – Aug 22

Conservancy Procedures : Cairnryan Conservancy Procedures – Issue 5 – 2023


Port of Cairnryan Ltd is a member of the Loch Ryan Statutory Harbour Authorities Committee, and the Loch Ryan Marine Safety Forum.

Minutes of last LRMSF meeting : 0923 LRMSF meeting notes


Local Legislation

Port of Cairnryan (Harbour Empowerment) Order 2007

Scottish Marine Bill Sept 09


But see also the following National and International legislation that are of relevance:

Harbour Docks and Piers Act 1847

Harbours Act 1964

Dangerous Vessels Act 1985

Dangerous Goods in Harbour Areas Regulations 2016

Marine Navigation Act 2013

Port Marine Safety Code and it’s Guide to Good Practice

International Convention on Oil Spill Preparedness

Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003