Portsmouth Port Health Authority issues ship sanitation certificates. A certificate will only be issued after an inspection of the vessel. This includes checks for diseases and controls to prevent illnesses from spreading.
When on board we’ll ask to see the following:
- The last ship sanitation certificate
- The last set of microbiological water results.
- Medical log
- Garbage log
- Master handover log
- Medicine and narcotics list
- Food safety management system
- Ballast log
We can test drinking water, ice or swimming pool water samples on request. There’s a cost for this service and a laboratory report will be provided with a certificate.
If your water test report is older than six months, we suggest you have a new water test as part of the ship sanitation inspection.
Charges are listed below. New customers should contact us and request form PHR 22.
Ship sanitation charges 2022-23
|Gross tonnage of vessel:|
|Ships up to 1,000||£110.00|
|Ships from 1,001 to 3,000||£150.00|
|Ships from 3,001 to 10,000||£220.00|
|Ships from 10,001 to 20,000||£285.00|
|Ships from 20,001 to 30,000||£365.00|
|Ships over 30,000||£425.00|
|Vessels with 50-1000 Persons||£425.00|
|Vessels with over 1000 Persons||£725.00|
|Vessel re-inspection / inspection following notification from another Competent Authority of conditions on board requiring further investigation.||£80.00|
|Weekend Rate charge per hour||£160.00|
Water Sampling Charges
|Water Sampling charges||per sample|
|Legionella & TVCs||£189.79|
|Courier fee if applicable||Cost Varies|
Average turnaround is 7 to 14 working days