Newhaven Port Health Authority has been authorised to issue ship sanitation control and exemption certificates.
If the inspection reveals no evidence of a risk to public health, a ship sanitation exemption certificate will be issued which will be valid for 6 months. With the option to extend by one month if requested in writing.
Should any Public health risks be identified, rodent infestations or inadequate sanitation, a ship sanitation control certificate will be issued.
Before our staff can inspect a vessel for the purpose of undertaking a ship sanitation inspection, the following information should either be emailed or faxed to the port health staff. If this is not convenient, we will need to check the documents prior to the inspection being undertaken:
- The last set of microbiological water results.
- Medical log
- Garbage log
- Master handover log
- Medicine and narcotics list
- Food safety management system
- Ballast log
- Port Waste Notification
- A copy of the last SSCC (ship sanitation control certificate)
- ISPS (international Ship Port Security Notification)
Contact us to request an inspection
We will conduct the inspection as soon as possible after you contact the port health office at firstname.lastname@example.org. An inspection usually takes between one and two hours, but this is dependant on the size of the vessel. If you require water samples to be taken, you need to allow at least 5 working days after contacting us so that we can arrange this with the laboratory. Samples will incur an extra charge, dependant on which samples are taken.