What We Do
The Corporation of Trinity HouseThe safety of shipping, and the well being of seafarers, have been our prime concerns since Trinity House was granted a Charter by Henry VIII in 1514.
Today we have three distinct functions:
- First, we are the General Lighthouse Authority for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar, responsible for a range of general aids to navigation, 'signs of the sea', from lighthouses to radar beacons.
- Second, we are a charitable organisation dedicated to the safety, welfare and training of mariners.
- Third, we are a Deep Sea Pilotage Authority providing expert navigators for ships trading in Northern European waters.