The Queen’s Harbour Master (Portsmouth), who took delivery in 2010 of a personalised MarNIS ‘Port Assessment Toolkit’ for managing marine risk within its statutory harbour area, has confirmed that ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd (ABPmer) are to provide support arrangements for the next 2 years.
The MarNIS ‘Port Assessment Toolkit’ has been adapted to help QHM Portsmouth meet the expectations of the Dockyard Ports Marine Safety Policy (Port Marine Safety Code), with tailored versions of report formats, customised risk controls, causes and hazard descriptions.
Commander Nigel Hare, QHM Portsmouth commented that "We are very pleased to have continued support from ABPmer for the MarNIS risk management system; this enables us to demonstrate and manage our system of risk assessment, marine incident recording and marine safety management of Portsmouth Harbour".
The Port Assessment Toolkit prototype can be downloaded from the following website link: http://www.abpmer.net/MarNIS/. A personalisation service is provided by ABPmer along with technical support, product upgrades and help desk facilities.