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Newquay Harbour Update Spring 2022

Staff update

Following the retirement of Harbour Master Michael Ridgway at the end of last year Darleen Ellis has been overseeing day to day operations assisted by the Maritime Manager and Truro Harbour Master. Following a successful recruitment process we are pleased to announce that Kimberley Johnson, a former Royal Fleet Auxiliary Deck Officer, will join as Newquay Harbour Master at the end of her notice period in early July. Until this time Darleen Ellis will be acting Harbour Master, supported as previously. Darleen is sharing her time between Newquay and Penzance where she has been appointed Senior Maritime Assistant (Deputy Harbour Master) but will continue to be a familiar face at Newquay until August to assist Kimberley’s introduction to the role. We will shortly commence recruitment for Darleen’s successor in Newquay in the role of Maritime Assistant.

Current activity

Invoices will shortly be raised for the current mooring season. The acting Harbour Master will be checking details against our database and I would urge you to highlight any changes or updates you wish to make as soon as possible. The harbour faired relatively well with storm damage this winter but there are of course a number of areas requiring attention. Our contractors and maintenance team from Truro will endeavour to attend site as soon as possible. If you notice anything around the harbour that requires attention please highlight this to us in person or email newquayharbour@cornwall.gov.uk 

Finally, we are pleased to welcome South Quay Seafood to the harbour who will provide the opportunity for visitors to the harbour to purchase fresh seafood.

Reporting of incidents, observations or near misses.

The reporting of incidents, observations and near misses is fundamental to compliance with the Port Marine Safety Code and a ‘Hazman Incident Report’ should be completed by users or staff for any occurrence involving marine matters. These reports feed the Maritime Safety Management System and ensure Harbour Masters, Maritime Manager, Designated Person and Harbours Board are aware of any arising actions.

Click here to report an incident at Newquay Harbour

Reports should be made in the following circumstances;

• An incident or accident of any description that affects, or may affect, Maritime operational safety, security or efficiency,
• Whenever a near miss occurs,
• To report vessel defects of any description that are not pre reported by the ships agent/master prior to arrival/departure,
• Whenever there is a berth issue i.e. faults, fendering, mooring difficulties,
• General observations that affect operational safety or efficiency,
• If a procedural system failure occurs,
• Complaints may be detailed on this form, however they must be significant,
• Whenever a vessel causes, or is suspected of causing, any damage to Maritime property,
• When a vessel is damaged in any way,
• Whenever oil pollution is caused or observed,
• For any other reason where it is felt that the Maritime Management should be aware or may need to take action.

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