Masters are required to report pollution either observed or caused by their own vessel to Tilbury control.
Any form of underwater cleaning in the enclosed dock is banned.
Painting over the side
Painting over the side is allowed but those doing so must be properly equipped with PPE, lifejackets and safety lines. They should take extreme care not to spill paint into the water.
Ship's crew working on quay
When ship’s crew are working on quay-side, Hard Hats, High Visibility Vests and safety boots must be worn. Additionally gloves, face masks / respirators and any other PPE required by nature of work must be used.
Masters should contact Tilbury control by fax or email giving the nature of the work to be carried out and its estimated duration. We will check with the berth operator that vessel has sufficient time to complete the work.