This month Shoreham Port bids farewell to David Miller, who is retiring from his role as Deputy Harbour Master/Pilot after 31 years at the Port.

Prior to joining Shoreham Port David was at sea gaining his Masters Foreign going certificate with time spent with Turnbull Scott and Jebsens.

David joined as a Port Control Officer in 1986. When Trinity House ended their pilotage, David was offered the opportunity to train as a pilot at the Port in 1989. David then took up the role as Deputy Harbour Master/Pilot in 2002, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to his role in the years that followed.

David commented “I have many happy memories from the Port over the years, mainly from being on the water and boarding so many vessels. It’s just the thrill of going to sea in ships, whatever their description, that’s what I’ve enjoyed the most.”

Julian Seaman, Harbour Master & Director of Marine Operations commented “I have been very lucky to have worked with David over the last 19 years, having benefitted from his extensive knowledge and experience. His contribution to the Port has been vast and I’m sure he will take a leading role in the activities he has lined up. I wish him every happiness in his retirement, he will be greatly missed by all.”

David added “I will miss the camaraderie and laughs with the close and very supportive team. However, I probably won’t miss the 02:30 alarms or the cold-water splash on a rough winter’s night!”

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2016 Annual Report Timeline

Work begins on converting lights around the Port to LED energy efficient bulbs

Port staff are reminded of the importance of safety in the workplace with a thought provoking talk from Proud 2b Safe

Port assists Southwick Cricket Club and Shoreham Academy with the purchase of new cricket nets for the community

Chief Executive, Rodney Lunn is elected as Chairman of the British Ports Association

Community gathers to welcome HMS Shoreham back to the Port

Port thanks customers at annual raceday at Fontwell Park

Hundreds enjoy unique behind-the-scenes boat tour of the Port

The new wind turbines become fully operational

Port staff help complete Mile Oak Primary science bus project

Port celebrates prestigious environmental award for investigating and responding to an odour and oil seepage in the sea at Portslade Beach

The Engineering team successfully replace the sluice valve at the south east corner of the Prince Phillip Lock

Shoreham Port shows it support to Brighton & Hove City Mission Food Bank as their chosen Christmas Charity for 2016

Shoreham Port Speed Limit