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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.
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||2019/20 rates||2020/21 rates|
|Up to 1000||£95||£100|
|1001 – 3000||£130||£135|
|10,001 – 20,000||£255||£265|
|Vessels with 50-1000 Persons||£390||£400|
|Vessels with 1000 Persons||£665||£680|
Further information can be found at The Association of Port Health Authorities
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