The role of the Water Ranger has become integral to recreational assistance and safety on the Waterway. The purpose of the role is stated simply as ‘To support the Marine Leisure Services Manager in the management of recreational craft moorings and the implementation of the Milford Haven Waterway Recreation Plan.'
The Water Ranger undertakes regular patrols, providing information, advice and assistance to all waterway users. In addition, the role of the Water Ranger is to police the zoning systems and where necessary, enforce bye-laws that seek to protect the safe and enjoyable recreational use of the Haven.
In 2006, the Port of Milford Haven commissioned the build of a larger, more powerful RHIB, allowing the Ranger to navigate the Haven more quickly, interacting with the increased number of high speed vessels using the Waterway. This 7.5 metre grey humber inflatable RHIB is instantly recognisable on the water. The vessel is clearly marked either side of the A-frame with white plaques reading 'PATROL'.
Whilst on patrol the Water Ranger can be contacted using VHF Channel 16 or VHF Channel 12 and can be approached for advice, information or assistance both on and off the water. Queries can also be directed to the Assistant Harbourmaster or Water Ranger on the details below,
Port of Milford Haven
Tel: 01646 696100
Fax: 01646 696125