Sea Plane Proposal: Risk Assessment & Safety Review outlined to local boat owners
From Port of Jersey,
26 April 2018
Jersey boat owners had the
opportunity to meet with operators of the proposed inter-island sea plane
service on Wednesday evening, 25 April 2018, as part of the risk assessment and
safety review currently being carried out on behalf of Ports of Jersey.
During the presentation, which was
attended by approximately 60 people, the audience had the opportunity to pose
questions directly to the potential operators, Harbourair in relation to
its proposed safety measures and operational plans as well as hear an overview
of the company’s background and experience. Also addressing the audience were
representatives from Marico Marine, the company undertaking the
independent review and risk assessment for them to gain a better understanding
of the issues and concerns that the company will be considering. Marco Marine
reported back that as part of the analysis process they had already received
valuable feedback from interested parties, especially local boat owners, who
formed a large and important audience, and promised that their concerns and
comments would be addressed and considered as part of their independent review.
According to Jersey’s
Harbourmaster, Captain Bill Sadler the evening had been “informative” and
“constructive”. He said, “I am pleased to have had this opportunity to gather
together interested parties, which under separate meetings have also included
other interested agencies, including transport providers and commercial
operators. Ports of Jersey is committed to engaging with various interested
parties, whose views and comments are vitally important to the overall review
process. At this stage of the review it is not appropriate for Ports of Jersey
to speculate or comment further on a likely outcome of the review until the
process is complete”.
Before the meeting concluded on
Wednesday evening, the Harbourmaster assured audience members that further
engagement with them will take place before a final decision is made.
The review process is likely to
conclude at the end of May 2018.