LATEST NEWS at Hull & Goole Port Health Authority




Shippers handling bulk cargo/products -

Check our Pollution Control page for information.

Our foremost objective is the protection of public, animal and environmental health in the Humber, Trent & Ouse
port areas

Councillor Ken Turner

The Chief Port Health Inspector wishes to place on record his condolences and sympathy to the family of Councillor Ken Turner who sadly passed away on 24 April 2018.

Councillor Turner, of Hull City Council, had served on the Board of HGPHA for many years and brought with him his vast experience of caring for seafarers and seeking to improve conditions on board ships, a central aim of this Authority.

Prior to his membership of the Authority the Chief Port Health Inspector knew him well in his important and well-respected role with the National Union of Seamen.

The Board also wish to record their condolences and thanks for his commitment and much valued support to the work of the Authority.

Laurence Dettman, CPHI

Ship Sanitation Certificate Charges from 1 April 2018

UK SSC charges have increased from 1 April 2018 as follows;

Gross tonnage of vessel

up to 1000 £90

1001-3000 £125

3001-10000 £190

10001-20000 £245

20001-30000 £320

Vessels with 50-1000 persons £375

Vessels with over 1000 persons £640

Extension of SSC £60


ROY KAYE 1938 - 2017

It is with great sadness I report Roy's passing on 6 June 2017. Roy retired as Chief Port Health Inspector in 2002 after 21 years in post. He maintained his passion for port health and had several interesting historical articles on the subject published.  

Laurence Dettman, Chief Port Health Inspector

BREXIT - Potential for Change

Following the UK referendum decision of 23 June 2016 to leave the EU we await further clarity on the implications and changes to the UK legal framework under which we work.

For example, the control of imported food is based on EU legislation. It is not yet clear how this may change. We are informed that any changes will be subject to a lengthy consultation period. For the forseeable future the current EU based UK legislation remains in force.

Humber NHS - East Riding Healthtrainers
Providing personal support to adults within the East Riding who seek a healthier lifestyle

To find out more about this local health initiative please clck on the following weblink or contact the project co-ordinator, Natalie Belt -


Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

The Authority launched the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme to food businesses within our area on 1 April 2017. This will include certain passenger ships.

For further details please see our 'Food Hygiene Rating Scheme' page.

Hull & Goole Port Health Authority Joint Board Meetings
Calendar of 2017/18 Board meetings


Tuesday 11 September 2018 - 10am

Tuesday 11 December 2018 - 2pm

Tuesday 12 March 2019 - 10am

Tuesday 11June 2019 - 2pm

To be held at The Guildhall, Kingston upon Hull