One of our main duties as a local authority is to inspect ships which arrive at Grangemouth Docks in order to protect the public, environmental and animal health of the United Kingdom.

The requirement for a ship sanitation certificate has been implemented in Scotland by the Public Health (Ships) (Scotland) Regulations 1971, as amended, and includes the checking of:

  • Water supply
  • Food safety
  • Pest control
  • Structure and equipment
  • Swimming pools/Spa pools
  • Waste disposal
  • Crew accommodation

Fees and charges apply for ship inspections.

In line with many other local authorities and port health authorities within the UK, we apply the recommended scale of charges as agreed by the Association of Port Health Authorities.

Ship Sanitation Certificate Fees from 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

Gross Tonnage of Vessel Charge (GBP)
Up to 1,000 £85.00
1001 – 3,000 £120.00
3001 – 10,000 £180.00
10,001 – 20,000 £235.00
20,001 – 30,000 £305.00
Over 30,000 £360.00
Vessels with 50 – 1,000 persons £360.00
Vessels with over 1,000 persons £615.00
Extensions £55.00