16 May 2011

Shoreham Port takes the safety of all users of the harbour waters very seriously and are pleased to advise that the Port’s Marine Patrol team are back in full force patrolling the water, and preparing themselves for a busy summer.

Last year saw a successful campaign in which the crew worked closely with all users to ensure that all activities were carried out in a safe and enjoyable manner. Through the Harbour Master the tasks involved checking that all craft are displaying valid harbour dues plaques and abiding by the harbour byelaws.

Sussex Marine Water Sports have been working towards encouraging all personal water craft users (Jet Ski’s) launching from their slipway to co-operate and adhere to the harbour speed limits whilst navigating out to sea. To assist with this, they have also launched a new Jet Ski patrol with the aim of keeping a close watch on all their customers. 

Owners of Sussex Marine Watersports Ltd, Paul Richards & Garry Beadle commented “We are delighted to be helping towards keeping the harbour waters safe,  through the close monitoring of  jet skis from our facility”.

Deputy Harbour Master, William Barker said, “As a busy commercial, fishing and leisure port our priority is to reduce the possibility for incidents and near misses and to encourage all harbour users to enjoy their time on the water safely, whilst respecting our byelaws and general directions”.

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