28 April 2010


Notice is hereby given that all diving operations in the port of Shoreham must meet the requirements of the Diving at Work Regulations 1997. In addition, under Shoreham Port's Safety Management System, no diving whatsoever is allowed on vessels in the tidal areas of the port. Should a vessel in these areas require divers the vessel should be moved either into the canal or out to sea.

The Diving contractor has the main responsibility under the Diving Regulations for ensuring that a safe diving project is carried out and for ensuring that all parts of a diving project are managed in such a way to ensure the safety of the people involved in it.

Shoreham Port Authority requires all approved diving contractors, intending to carry out commercial diving operations within Shoreham Port Authority Limits to obtain a permit to dive from the Harbour Master prior to the commencement of operations.

 All applications for commercial diving approval and Permits to Dive are to be made to:


Shoreham Port Authority

Nautilus House

90-100 Albion Street



BN42 4ED


Tel: 00 44 (0) 1273 598100

Fax: 00 44 (0) 1273 592492

E-mail: Info@shoreham-port.co.uk


Julian Seaman - Harbour Master                                                                              24th March 2010                                                  

Owners, Agents, Charterers, Marinas, Yacht Clubs and Recreational Sailing Organisations should ensure that the contents of this Notice are made known to the Masters or persons in charge of their vessels or craft.