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Designated Person (Port Marine Safety Code)

Milford Docks is a Statutory Harbour Authority (SHA) by virtue of the ‘Milford Docks Acts 1874 to 1981. Milford Haven Port Authority (MHPA) as the owner and operator of Milford Docks, has appointed an independent Designated Person to monitor compliance with the requirements of the Port Marine Safety Code. The Designated Person for Milford Docks is:

Monty Smedley of ABP Marine Environmental Research (ABPmer) Ltd

All port and harbour users, including Harbour Authority staff have direct access to the Designated Person. Concerns regarding marine safety in the port or harbour, in the first instance, should be raised with the Milford Docks and Marina Dockmaster (David Lockwood), Manager or Deputy Dock Masters (Melanie Durney and Neal Hotchkiss) (or for Authority staff - with your direct line manager).

If additional, independent advice regarding the matter is required, any reasonable concerns can be brought to the attention of the Designated Person by any of the following methods:

Designated Person Contact Details:

By email:

By post:

Designated Person (PMSC) ‘Milford Docks’
Quayside Suite, Medina Chambers
Town Quay
SO14 2AQ

By telephone: 023 8071 1892 or 023 8071 1889

The Designated Person and the Maritime Team at ABPmer:

  • have detailed knowledge of the Port Marine Safety Code, the Guide to Good Practice for Port Marine Operations and accompanying Competency Standards;
  • provide independent assurance to the Duty Holder that the marine safety management system required by the Port Marine Safety Code is working effectively; and
  • at regular intervals, audit the Harbour Authority’s compliance with the Code.

The Designated Person has direct access to the Duty Holder whenever this is deemed necessary.