Marine – Health & Safety

marine services at Montrose Port


Our marine team and their decades of combined experience ensure that port users are in safe hands.

We have developed a Marine Safety Management System and Safety Plan based on formal risk assessments, demonstrating our commitment and ensuring the safety of all key stakeholders, the wider public and the environment. The management system is subjected to regular internal and external audits as part of a programme of continuous improvement and we are compliant with the Port Marine Safety Code.

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Port key facts:
59 acre
port estate
berth depth:
internal space
open storage space


Our expert pilots are on hand to help vessels navigate in and out of the Port’s channel. We have developed a bespoke pilotage training programme and have put pilots through their Harbour Master Diplomas. Investing in our team is very important to us as a trust port and we are delighted to be able to do so for our pilots who are key assets to our team.
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South Esk

Our new pilot boat
The ‘South Esk’ is our new and improved pilot boat, an Interceptor 48 model that was constructed for us by Safehaven Marine in Ireland in 2022. It was the first time in the Port’s history that we ordered a new, purpose-built pilot boat which is more fuel efficient, quieter for our neighbours and features state-of-the-art equipment. We marked this investment with a fitting celebration when South Esk made her maiden voyage home to Montrose.
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Meet our Marine Team

Ross Marshall

Harbour Master


Angus MacAulay

Dep. Harbour Master


Rachel Moir

Marine Coordinator

Rachel Moir, marine coordinator at Montrose Port

Onshore Safety

Taking a collaborative approach, we share our procedures and encourage feedback from port tenants and users.
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Health & Safety Policies

From our Drone Policy to our Certification of Port Marine Safety Code, view all of the health and safety policies we have at our port.
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Key highlights:
  • Largest Chain and Anchor port in Europe
  • Close proximity to North Sea oil rigs and the largest offshore wind farm in Scotland
  • Economical harbourside leasing opportunities
  • Onsite stevedoring available 24/7
  • Trust Port infrastructure
  • Accessible road & rail network
  • Close proximity to Baker Hughes Centre of Excellence, Crown Estate Scotland’s future ZeroFour site and other key industry players
  • Agility and speed of turnaround
  • Affordable layover costs
  • Sheltered Harbour
  • Experience of team and local network
  • £22 million invested since 2011 in quayside developments

Shore power

We are currently in the process of installing shore power at our Port, the first Scottish port to provide it for customers working in the offshore energy sector.

The project is called Plug Montrose and is a 50/50 joint venture set up between Montrose Port Authority and Plug Shore Power Ltd where an electricity supply is given to vessels at berth, allowing them to switch off their engines and reduce emissions.

Pictured above are Maria Bos, CEO of Plug Shore Power Ltd and Tom Hutchison, CEO of Montrose Port Authority

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More from the port



Our commitment to sustainability
Read about the Port’s sustainability efforts and what we have been doing for the environment in our aim to be the greenest port in Scotland.


Opportunities in the maritime industry

View and apply for career opportunities at Montrose Port Authority and across of maritime network.


Our Community

Stories from the port and the local area
At the heart of Montrose, success at the Port has a knock on effect for the town and surrounding areas and the benefits are also felt the other way round too.

Quayside Services

Our partners at the port

We work with a number of third-party organisations to keep our customers moving and the port running efficiently. Learn more about what we offer for our customers at the Port.