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Lower District Safety,Vessel Licensing, Port Security and Emergency Planning

The Lower District team is one of five marine departments under the direction of the PLA Chief Harbour Master.  They look after river safety from Crossness to the outer port limits; and also provide a number of central specialist functions and support, which underpin the PLA’s core statutory responsibility; the facilitation and management of navigational safety.

The team essentially delivers five broad functions:

  • The management of river safety in the Lower District
  • The PLA’s Vessel Licensing regime
  • Contingency Planning
  • Maritime Port Security, and
  • Management of the PLA Marine Trainee scheme

For more information about the work of the Lower District Harbour Master's team, see below: