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.

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