Harbours Sub Committee Minutes

Date:
Monday 28 November 2016
Time:
2.00pm
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Craig Peacock (Chairman)-Annandale East and Eskdale
Ian Carruthers-Annandale South
Iain Dick-Stranraer and North Rhins
Patsy Gilroy-Dee
Ronnie E Ogilvie-Annandale South
George N Prentice-Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Officials:
Keith Armstrong-Clark - Senior Harbour Master
Steven Herriott - Head of Infrastructure and Transportation
Lucy Irons-Young - Governance Officer
James McLeod - Infrastructure Manager
In attendance:
David Foster - Designated Person (Port Marine Safety Code)
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN FOR THE MEETING

Decision

 

AGREED to appoint Craig Peacock as Chairman for the meeting.

 

PROCEDURE - Craig Peacock assumed the role of Chairman for the meeting.

2 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

5 Members present , 1 not present at the start of the meeting and 1 permanent vacancy.

3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared.

4 DELEGATION TO HARBOURS SUB-COMMITTEE - REPORT BY DIRECTOR CORPORATE SERVICES

Decision

 

NOTED the remit of the Harbours Sub-Committee as detailed at paragraph 3.2 in the report.

5 UPDATE ON PORT MARINE SAFETY CODE AUDIT BY MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY AND ON WORK BEING UNDERTAKEN TO COMPLY WITH RECOMMENDATIONS OF AUDITS UNDERTAKEN BY THE DESIGNATED PERSON - REPORT BY DIRECTOR ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Decision

 

5.1   NOTED the findings of the Port Marine Safety Code (PMSC) Compliance Audit undertaken by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) on 3 and 4 October 2016 for Stranraer and Kirkcudbright Harbours as detailed in paragraphs 3.5 to 3.6 and Table 1 in the report;

 

5.2   AGREED the work that is required to be undertaken to achieve compliance with the recommendations contained within the PMSC MCA Compliance Audit report as detailed in Table 1, noting that this addresses many of the issues raised in the Audits undertaken by David Foster, Designated Person, in April 2015 and March 2016 as detailed in paragraphs 3.7 to 3.11, Table 2 and Table 3 in the report;

 

NOTED

 

5.3   that the Port Marine Safety Code has been re-issued with minor amendments as detailed in paragraph 3.12 in the report; and

 

5.4   that the date scheduled for the next meeting of this Sub-Committee, 21 February 2017, will be used for a site visit of all five harbours as detailed in Table 4 in the report.

 

MEMBER - Ian B Carruthers entered the meeting - 6 Members present

6 APPROVAL OF THE DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY COUNCIL HARBOURS’ MARINE SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - REPORT BY DIRECTOR ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Decision

 

AGREED the latest version 05 of the Safety Management System as detailed in paragraphs 3.1 to 3.4 and contained within the Appendix to the report.

7 UPDATE ON THE HARBOUR ORDERS FOR STRANRAER AND LOCH RYAN HARBOUR AND KIRKCUDBRIGHT HARBOUR - REPORT BY DIRECTOR ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

MEMBER - Patsy Gilroy left the meeting during consideration of this item - 5 Members present

 

Decision

 

NOTED the work being undertaken to complete Harbour Orders for Stranraer and Loch Ryan (as detailed in paragraphs 3.8 - 3.15) and Kirkcudbright (as detailed in paragraphs 3.16 - 3.19) in the report.

8 ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED URGENT BY THE CHAIRMAN DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION

Decision

 

NOTED that there was no business deemed urgent by the Chairman due to the need for a decision.