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Harbour Master NOS

National Occupational Standards |

These National Occupational Standards (NOS) detail the competencies required of a harbour master and are consistent with the Port Marine Safety Code.

The harbour master is responsible for ensuring the safe navigation and use of the harbour. The role will vary dependant upon the size of the harbour and the type of vessels using it, but will typically include the management of:

  • People, including vessel traffic services operators, port operators and associated staff.
  • Finances and marine assets.
  • The pilotage provision.
  • The leisure use of the harbour.

The NOS were produced by Port Skills and Safety, in conjunction with employers and stakeholders.

The full Harbour Master suite of NOS consists of the standards PSSHM101-PSSHM117, available free to download below.