Navigational Risk Assessment

Navigational Risk Assessment

 

The risks associated with marine operations are assessed and a means of controlling them deployed. The aim of this process is to eliminate the risk, or, failing that, to reduce risks to as low as reasonably practicable. Formal risk assessments will be used to:

  • Identify hazards and analyse risks;
  • Assess those risks against an appropriate standard of acceptability;
  • Where appropriate, consider a cost-benefit assessment of risk reducing measures.

 

Risk assessments will be undertaken by people who are competent, especially when deciding which techniques to use and when interpreting the results. Risks will be judged against objective criteria, without being influenced by the financial position of the authority, to ensure they are kept as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP). The greater the risk, the more likely it is that it is reasonable to go to the expense, trouble and invention to reduce it. There is a hierarchy of risk control principles: -

 

  1. Minimise risk – by suitable systems of working.
  2. Combat risks – by taking protective measures to prevent risk.
  3. Eliminate risks – by avoiding a hazardous procedure, or substituting a less dangerous one.

 

The process of assessment is continuous, so that both new hazards to navigation and marine operations, and changed risks are properly identified and addressed. The navigational risk assessments will be circulated and available to all port users and employees and will be available on the port website. The Harbour Master will review all navigational risk assessments: -

  • on an annual basis
  • post incident/accident
  • post review of relevant marine accident or health check trend report

 

New assessments will be compiled prior to or because of a new operation in the harbour.   An independent formal review will take place every 5 years by external consultants.

 

Risk assessment reviews are best conducted by utilising the Port User Group and other representatives who use the harbour regularly, including employee’s. A positive, analytical approach is needed to enhance marine safety within the port and harbour approaches, including considering past events and accidents, examining potential dangers and the means of avoiding them. Requesting the Port User Group to review and comment on the navigational risk Assessments is a standard agenda item for the 6 monthly meetings.

 

From September 2017, NPP commenced using the internationally respected Marico Marine web-based HAZMAN II maritime risk assessment tool for navigation and health & safety, incorporating:

  • Hazard identification
  • Risk scoring
  • Risk controls
  • Risk mitigation and risk reduction
  • Auditing
  • Exporting reports
  • Incident database
  • AIS swept path module


HAZMAN - Navigational Risk Assessment Summary 

This Navigation Risk Assessment complies with the Port Marine Safety Code and its associated Guide to Good Practice, and was conducted in accordance with the International Maritime Organisation’s Formal Safety Assessment methodology for risk assessments. It comprises the following four Stages:
• Stage 1: Data Gathering and Vessel Traffic Analysis;
• Stage 2: Hazard Identification;
• Stage 3: Risk Assessment; and
• Stage 4: Risk Controls.
This NRA identified 45 navigation-related hazards in Newhaven Port.
A collision between a Ferry and a Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat was assessed to be highest risk, with a risk score of 4.15. The second highest ranked risk was assessed to be a collision between a Commercial Vessel and a Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat with a risk score of 4.06.
Both of these hazards have a score which lies towards the low end of the "As Low As Reasonably Praticable" (ALARP) region, nonetheless efforts will be made to reduce these risks further, based on the cost-effectiveness of implementing additional risk control measures. These two risks and associated risk control measures will be regularly reviewed as part of the Safety Management System. 

 

Newhaven Navigational Risk Assessment Hazard Log Titles

Category: Hazard Title         (ICW=In Collision With)

Anchor dragging: Ferry
Anchor dragging: Commercial Vessel
Anchor dragging: Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat
Anchor dragging: Fishing Vessel
Anchor dragging: Recreational Vessel
Breakout / Mooring Incident: Commercial Vessel
Breakout / Mooring Incident: Ferry
Breakout / Mooring Incident: Fishing Vessel
Breakout / Mooring Incident: Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat
Breakout / Mooring Incident: Recreational Vessel
Collision: Ferry ICW Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat
Collision: Commercial Vessel ICW Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat
Collision: Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat ICW Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat
Collision: Ferry ICW Ferry
Collision: Commercial Vessel ICW Recreational Vessel
Collision: Ferry ICW Recreational Vessel
Collision: Ferry ICW Commercial Vessel
Collision: Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat ICW Fishing Vessel
Collision: Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat ICW Recreational Vessel
Collision: Ferry ICW Fishing Vessel
Collision: Fishing Vessel ICW Recreational Vessel
Collision: Commercial Vessel ICW Fishing Vessel
Collision: Commercial Vessel ICW Commercial Vessel
Collision: Fishing Vessel ICW Fishing Vessel
Collision: Recreational Vessel ICW Recreational Vessel
Contact: Ferry
Contact: Commercial Vessel
Contact: Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat
Contact: Recreational Vessel
Contact: Fishing Vessel
Contact Swing Bridge: Commercial Vessel
Contact Swing Bridge: Recreational Vessel
Contact Swing Bridge: Fishing Vessel
Contact Swing Bridge: Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat
Diving: Diving Incident
Grounding: Ferry
Grounding: Commercial Vessel
Grounding: Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat
Grounding: Recreational Vessel
Grounding: Fishing Vessel
Personal Injury: Personal Injury - Person in water endangered by other port users
Swamping: Swamping Commercial Vessel
Swamping: Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat
Swamping: Fishing Vessel
Swamping: Recreational Vessel


Newhaven Navigational Risk Assessment Ranked Hazards List

Rank      Risk        Category - Hazard Title      (ICW=In Collision With)                                     

1            4.15        Collision - Ferry ICW Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat
2            4.06        Collision - Commercial Vessel ICW Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat
3            3.96        Contact -  Ferry
4            3.95        Grounding - Ferry
5            3.68        Collision - Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat ICW Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat
6            3.36        Collision - Ferry ICW Ferry
7            3.26        Collision - Commercial Vessel ICW Recreational Vessel
8            3.26        Collision - Ferry ICW Recreational Vessel
9            3.21        Collision - Ferry ICW Commercial Vessel
10          3.05        Breakout / Mooring Incident - Commercial Vessel
11          3.05        Breakout / Mooring Incident - Ferry
12          2.93        Contact - Commercial Vessel
13          2.85        Collision - Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat ICW Fishing Vessel
14          2.83        Grounding - Commercial Vessel
15          2.76        Diving - Incident
16          2.76        Collision - Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat ICW Recreational Vessel
17          2.76        Collision - Ferry ICW Fishing Vessel
18          2.76        Collision - Fishing Vessel ICW Recreational Vessel
19          2.76        Collision - Commercial Vessel ICW Fishing Vessel
20          2.49        Personal Injury - Person in water endangered by other port users
21          2.35        Collision - Commercial Vessel ICW Commercial Vessel
22          2.3          Collision - Fishing Vessel ICW Fishing Vessel
23          1.81        Collision - Recreational Vessel ICW Recreational Vessel
24          1.81        Anchor dragging - Ferry
25          1.54        Contact - Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat
26          1.53        Swamping - Commercial Vessel
27          1.43        Contact Swing Bridge - Commercial Vessel
28          1.35        Anchor dragging - Commercial Vessel
29          1.32        Grounding - Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat
30          1.21        Swamping - Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat
31          1.21        Swamping - Fishing Vessel
32          1.08        Anchor dragging - Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat
33          1.06        Contact Swing Bridge - Recreational Vessel
34          0.91        Grounding - Recreational Vessel
35          0.91        Breakout / Mooring Incident - Fishing Vessel
36          0.91        Breakout / Mooring Incident - Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat
37          0.81        Grounding - Fishing Vessel
38          0.81        Contact Swing Bridge - Fishing Vessel
39          0.81        Contact Swing Bridge - Windfarm Support Vessel / Workboat
40          0.76        Swamping - Recreational Vessel
41          0.76        Breakout / Mooring Incident - Recreational Vessel
42          0.69        Contact - Recreational Vessel
43          0.69        Contact - Fishing Vessel
44          0.65        Anchor dragging - Fishing Vessel
45          0.56        Anchor dragging - Recreational Vessel

 

Newhaven Specific Navigational Risk Assessment List

The following individual Risk Assessments are available in pdf format by clicking on the links below: 

1/. Pilot vessel underway to and from incoming and outgoing vessels.

2/. Pilot boarding and landing at sea.

3/. Ferry Arrivals.

4/. Ferry Departures.

5/. Ferries alongside berth.

6/. Commercial vessels approaching Port Limits.

7/. Commercial vessels entering Port.

8/. Berthing and unberthing of Commercial vessels.
 

9/. Pilotage Operations.
 

10/. Commercial vessels departing Port.

11/. Bunker Barge operations.

12/. Road Tanker operations.

13/. Supplying Freshwater.

14/. Vessels for/at/from No.2 RoRo Berth.

15/. Vessels for/at/from North Quay Berths.

16/. Vessels for/at/from East Quay Berths.

17/. Vessels for/at/from Western Bight.

18/. Dredging operations.

19/. Use of Tugs.

20/. Visiting Tugs with Tows.

21/. Operation of the Pilot vessel as a workboat/tug.

22/. Operation of the Survey Vessel.