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Harbour notices to mariners issued by

Capt. Georgina Carlo-Paat, Harbour Master

30 September 2022 - Lower leading light

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the lower leading light has been returned to its original position.

The characteristics have been surveyed and remain unchanged.


4 March 2022 - Maritime sanctions against Russia

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2022 entered into force, with effect from 1 March 2022.

These Regulations prohibit Russian ships, and other ships, from entering ports in the United Kingdom. The Regulations provide the Secretary of State with the power to control the movement of Russian ships, or specified ships; requiring them to leave or enter specified ports, proceed to a specified place, or remain where they are. The Regulations also confer powers on the Secretary of State and Harbour Authorities to detain Russian ships, or specified ships, at ports or anchorages.

The Regulations require that ports must not provide a ship with access to a port in the UK if they know, or have reasonable cause to suspect, that the ship is:

  1. a) a ship owned, controlled, chartered or operated by a designated person,
  2. b) a ship owned, controlled, chartered or operated by persons connected with Russia,
  3. c) a ship flying the flag of Russia,
  4. d) a ship registered in Russia, or
  5. e) a specified ship.

These Regulations remain in place until further notice.

This Office requests that any person with reasonable cause to suspect that any Ship, as defined under the Merchant Shipping Act, has entered or attempting to enter this Harbour to contact this office as a matter of urgency.