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Harbour risk assessment

Harbour risk assessment

Updated 14 May 2019 3:14pm

In 2004 Maritime New Zealand modified and adopted the Port and Harbour Safety Code from the United Kingdom, and recommended that ports in New Zealand adopt the Code on a voluntary basis.  The Code is intended to assist port operators (Centreport) and regulators (Greater Wellington) identify real and potential risks to all users of the harbour and to manage these risks.

GWRC and Centreport engaged Marico Marine as a consultant, to undertake the initial comprehensive risk assessment in 2005.  Following on from that risk assessment a Wellington port and harbour safety management system (PHSMS) was jointly developed by Greater Wellington and Centreport.

This was audited by Maritime NZ in late 2014 and found to meet the requirements of the Port and Harbour Safety Code.

This initial risk assessment was reviewed, again assisted by Marico Marine and delivered in September 2018.  This work was delayed due to the earthquake which did result in significant updates to the information in the report.

The 2005 risk assessment can be downloaded here. The 2018 risk assessment is available here.

Both of these files are quite large, if you cannot download please contact us.