The role of the Water Ranger has become integral to recreational assistance and safety on the Waterway. The current Water Ranger, John Warneford, took on the role in March 2005 and his job purpose is stated simply as ‘To support the Deputy Harbourmaster in the management of recreational craft moorings and the implementation of the Milford Haven Waterway Recreation Plan.'
John 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 Rib, allowing the Ranger to navigate the Haven more quickly, interacting with the increased number of high speed vessels using the Waterway. His craft is instantly recognisable on the water with the 7.5 metre grey humber inflatable. The vessel is clearly marked either side of the A-frame with white plaques reading 'PATROL'.
John can be contacted using the details below, whilst on patrol, and can be approached for advice, information or assistance both on and off the water.
Port of Milford Haven
Tel: 01646 696100
Fax: 01646 696125