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Shipping: Londonderry

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 12858, tabled on 21 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of pilotage standards at Londonderry Port.

Answered on

29 October 2015

Competent Harbour Authorities, such as the Londonderry Port & Harbour Commissioners, have a statutory duty to determine what pilotage services need to be provided to secure the safety of ships navigating their waters, and may authorise those persons they consider suitably qualified to act as pilots. The Department has no power to oversee or direct them in their execution of these duties.