Ship sanitation inspections
Ships that travel internationally require a valid sanitation certificate every six months under World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines.
A ship sanitation inspection includes an inspection of all areas of the ship assessing all of the controls in place, such as
- waste management
- food safety
- vector control
- portable water and infection.
Following an inspection, an Environmental Health Officer will issue either a Ship Sanitation Exemption Certificate of Ship Sanitation Control Certificate, which is valid for six months.
How to arrange a ship sanitation inspection?
Inspections are carried out at the request of the ship's master or agent.
If you require a ship sanitation inspection at the Port of Workington or Port of Silloth, telephone or email us at least two working days before the inspection is required. If you also require a portable water sample for bacterial testing, this will be at an additional cost, please notify us at least two working days before the inspection is required.
Before making a request, complete the Declaration of Health form , which must be completed and returned to email@example.com
Within the declaration form, the following information must be given:
- vessel name
- gross tonnage
- IMO number
- estimated date and time of arrival and departure
- agent contact details.
How much does it cost?
|Vessel gross tonnage||2022/23 rates||2023/24 rates|
|Up to 1000||£110||£125|
|1001 – 3000||£150||£170|
|10,001 – 20,000||£285||£325|
|Vessels with 50-1000 Persons||£425||£480|
|Vessels with 1000 Persons||£725||£820|
Further information can be found at The Association of Port Health Authorities