02-2020: Port waste reception facilities – consultation with customers

Port Waste Reception Facilities – consultation with customers

Harwich Haven Authority’s involvement with port waste management is confined to the following specific areas within its statutory area of jurisdiction:

  • waste management facilities at two boat jetties (Ha’ penny Pier & Harbour Master’s Jetty)
  • supervision of waste management in the local leisure and inshore fishing industries.

Should anyone have any concerns regarding waste reception facilities at the above locations please contact Harwich Haven Authority via hha.vts@hha.co.uk

All other berths, terminals, marinas and recreational clubs are operated independently and responsible for the preparation and submission of their own individual port waste management plans.

How to report inadequate waste reception facilities

UK Flagged Ships

It is recommended that alleged inadequacy of waste reception facilities is first raised with the berth / terminal operator and brought to the attention of the Harwich Haven Authority.

If the problem is not resolved then the form should be completed (Annex D – MGN 563 (M+F) Guidance on the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessel (Port Waste Reception Facilities) Regulations 2003 and amendments) by the Master, ship-owner or agent and submitted to the MCA:

PWR Inadequacies, Environmental Policy Branch, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Spring Place, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1EG

or via email:  environment@mcqa.gov.uk

Foreign Flagged Ships:

It is recommended that alleged inadequacy of waste reception facilities is first raised with the berth / terminal operator and brought to the attention of the Harwich Haven Authority.  If the problem is not resolved at the time, then the ship should contact their own flag to request the appropriate action to be taken via the IMO.

Guidance

  • SI 2003 No. 1809 – The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Port Waste Reception Facilities) Regulations 2003
  • MGN 563 (M+F) – Guidance on the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Port Waste Reception Facilities) Regulations 2003 and Amendments. Annex E Port Waste Management Planning – A Guide to Good Practice

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