New President for IHMA

The International Harbour Masters’ Association (IHMA) is delighted to announce that its new President is Captain Yoss Leclerc of the Port of Quebec. He succeeds Captain Allan Gray, President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority, Canada. Captain Leclerc was elected on 8 October at the conclusion of the IHMA Biennial Ordinary General Meeting held remotely for […]

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Jet Skiers Fined in Poole Harbour

Earlier this year, HM Coastguard called for jet skiers to respect other water users following a spate of incidents along the south west coast. The call appears not to have been heeded by all. Two Jet-Skiers have been fined for speeding offences in Poole Harbour and Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) says it has seen a rise in […]

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Second Generation Search & Rescue Aviation Programme (UKSAR2G)

The UKSAR2G programme will build on the current UK SAR service to provide a market-led tailored approach to search and rescue in a more cost-efficient and innovative way. UKSAR2G_Industry_Day_Presentation The MCA, through HM Coastguard, provides a national 24-hour maritime and coastal search and rescue (SAR) emergency response service throughout the UK. HM Coastguard provides support […]

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Thea II and Svitzer Josephine – MAIB report published

Grounding and recovery of a container feeder vessel and a tug in the approaches to the Humber Estuary. https://www.ukhma.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020-15-TheaII-SvitzerJosephine.pdf Summary On the evening of 15 December 2018, while approaching the Humber pilot station the container feeder vessel Thea II suffered an engine failure and had to anchor to await tugs to tow it into harbour. […]

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