Pilotage

Shoreham Port is a Competent Harbour Authority within the meaning of the Pilotage Act 1987 and publishes Pilotage Directions and Guidance. The Shoreham Port Pilotage Directions and Guidance define the Shoreham Port Pilotage District and the requirements for compulsory pilotage within it. They also lay down regulations under which Pilotage Exemption Certificates (PEC’s) are issued and administered in the district. To this end Shoreham Port will:

  • Ensure that the operation of the pilotage service is compliant with national regulations, guidelines and competency standards. 
  • Keep under review its Pilotage Directions to ensure that they are fully in accord with the current safety management system. 
  • Maintain a competent and authorised pilotage force. 
  • Maintain a fully supported Pilotage Service. 
  • Keep the means of boarding and landing pilots under review to ensure that these operations are always undertaken as safely as possible. 
  • Administer the PEC system to ensure that all PEC applicants and holders fully meet the requirements laid down in Pilotage Directions and Guidance

Details of the pilotage regime in Shoreham Harbour and its approaches can be found in the current documents published by Shoreham Port Authority:-

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Shoreham PEC Rules 2010 Reviewed 2013

Shoreham Pilotage Directions 2010 Reviewed 2013

Shoreham Pilotage Rules 2010 Reviewed 2013

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