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Ship Inspection

Each year there are over 4000 ship movements on the Manchester Ship Canal. These ships carry many different categories of cargo, from all over the world.


It is a requirement of the International Health Regulations 2005 that every port is provided with a supply of pure drinking water.


Manchester Port Health Authority is a Regulator under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999 and the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016.