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Marine Coordinator

Date: 26-Mar-2021

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, GB

Company: ABP

We’re the UK's largest ports operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain. We handle around one quarter of the UK's seaborne trade and contribute £7.5 billion to our economy every year.

It’s a story we’re proud of but it doesn’t end there. We’re transforming our business and embracing the future.

We offer a vast range of roles spanning the UK, all rooted in a culture that welcomes diversity, fosters talent, encourages internal movement and progression, and places safety as our number one priority.




At ABP, we are recruiting for a Marine Coordinator to join the team based in Barrow-in-Furness.  This will involve overseeing lock operations in accordance with predetermined instructions and assisting vessels to safely transit the lock.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to operate independently, effectively and safely whilst generating good working relationships. For this role you will be rewarded with a competitive salary, discretionary annual bonus, a great pension and numerous other benefits.



  • To provide cover of the Marine Control Function to facilitate the Safe Navigation and Operation of the Port of Barrow and its Navigable waters.
  • To provide Local Port Service cover on a 24/7 basis to monitor, liaise and inform traffic on matters of safety, port information and weather as well as any relevant information required for the safe navigation in the port district.
  • To monitor visual and VHF as well as any other means, all vessels using the port to make sure port and government regulations are being adhered to.
  • Provide response as first point of contact to Port Emergencies in accordance with the Port Emergency, Major Incident and Oil Pollution Contingency/Business continuity plans.
  • Assist Port Security to ensure Security monitoring is carried out and recorded as per ISPS/DfT requirements.
  • Control & monitor dock levels and operate locks/gates/sluices/Sea gates in accordance with ABP Safety codes and Safe systems of Work.
  • Adherence to the Port Marine Safety Code by following the Marine Safety Management system-Marine Operations manual and Marine control standing orders/instructions.
  • Carry out routine monthly Safety inspections and security inspections incorporating Lighting/Life belts/ladders/Fencing (Safety & ISPS).
  • Issuing of Permissions to work and Vessel Bunker request/forms.
  • Relay and provide information to and from Port users/Ships agents, etc.
  • Maintain daily log to provide accurate stemming information and complete asset monitoring logs.
  • Liaise with vessels and Emergency services to relay vital information and organise/orchestrate medical emergencies.


Skills, experiences, qualifications and competencies


  • Recent experience within a marine environment including knowledge and understanding of port lock operations.
  • Ability to provide appropriate and responsible advice to port user enquiries.
  • Proficient in the use of computers and possess a working familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Competency in VHF radio operation.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Capable of working on own initiative on a rotating shift pattern.
  • Ability to react confidently within a dynamic marine environment.



  • Working knowledge of Marine Safety / Quality Management systems and procedures.


Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.
Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.