Harbour & Marine Notices

Whilst the most recent Notice is shown first on this website, earlier Notices may still be in force. Please acquaint yourself with the contents of each Notice.

Each Notice is numbered, giving year and Notice number, eg 2005/02 etc, and dated

 

Harbour Notices

MARINERS NOTICE - HM 2017/17

SWW works at Fowey Town Quay

Harbour users are advised that South West Water will be undertaking major works to replace underground sewerage pipes and infrastructure at Town Quay, Fowey and the adjacent foreshore.

Initial investigations are planned for mid-October when a barge with a drilling rig will be positioned adjacent to the slipway at Town Quay. Vessel access to the quay will not be affected by these works.

The main element of the works will then commence in January 2018 with an estimated completion date of late March 2018. This will involve construction of a sheet piled cofferdam to allow excavation and replacement of a section of rising main adjacent to the slipway. There will be some disruption to access and ferry services during this period.

During these works, SWW briefing documents will be made available on the FHC website.

Download HM 2017/17

Harbour Master - 12/10/17

 

MARINERS NOTICE - HM 2017/13

Lights to be carried by tenders transiting Fowey Harbour during hours of darkness and in restricted visibility

All harbour users are reminded that Fowey is a busy commercial port with large vessels entering and leaving the harbour 24 hours a day. During the hours of darkness, small tenders are very difficult to see, particularly from the bridge of a merchant vessel.

FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, AND THE SAFETY OF OTHER HARBOUR USERS, ANY VESSEL NOT FITTED WITH NAVIGATION LIGHTS MUST DISPLAY A LIGHT DURING THE HOURS OF DARKNESS AND AT TIMES OF RESTRICTED VISIBILITY, THIS INCLUDES TENDERS. FOWEY HARBOUR PATROL & PILOTAGE SERVICE VESSELS WILL BE POLICING THIS REQUIREMENT.

This notice supersedes HM Notice 2016/17

Download HM 2017/13

Harbour Master - 08/08/17

 

MARINERS NOTICE - HM 2017/06

Lifeboat Call-Outs during peak times

In the event that the lifeboat is launched on a service where speed is imperative, the following actions will occur:

A broadcast is made on VHF Channel 12 advising of the imminent passage of the lifeboat through the lower harbour and advising that precautions should be taken by all vessels vulnerable to the wash created.

The patrol boat on duty will advise rafted boats, especially to the south of the swing buoy, that the lifeboat is proceeding to sea and there may be some wash before preceding to Whitehouse/Readymoney to advise boats.

At busy times or during events, the lifeboat will be escorted by the fast response patrol boat under blue light conditions through the Harbour.

This notice supersedes HM Notice 2016/11

Download 2017/06

Harbour Master - 08/08/17

 

MARINERS NOTICE - HM 2017/05

Use of FHC Rental Moorings by Visiting Vessels at Peak Periods

As a Statutory Port Authority, Fowey Harbour Commissioners have a duty to ensure that vessels arriving in the Port are moored safely. To this end, visitor mooring facilities and unused rental moorings are, on occasion, utilised throughout the season.

There are times, however, when the numbers of craft require the Harbour Master to use his powers of direction and berth visiting vessels on rented resident moorings/ alongside resident boats. This is to ensure continued port safety.

The times when this direction is necessary are isolated and rare; however there is the possibility that it may be required again in 2017.

This will mainly affect those licensees in Pont Pill and Polruan Pill, however all mooring licensees are asked to co-operate with Fowey Harbour Patrol during these peak times.

Any directions issued by the Patrol craft must be followed.

Download HM 2017/05

Harbour Master - 08/08/17

 

MARINERS NOTICE - HM 2017/03

Riverside Slipway open to vessels

Harbour users are advised that Riverside Slipway is now open to the public and to vessels for landing.

A compound area remains at the top of the slipway whilst works are completed and access to this compound remains prohibited.

Be advised that the capping to the uppermost section of the slipway remains uncompleted, so landing at high water should be undertaken with the upmost caution.

Cancel HM Notice 2014/02

Download HM 2017/03

Harbour Master - 06/03/17

 

MARINERS NOTICE - HM 2017/01

Harbour Masters Notices & Local Notices to Mariners Still in Force on 1st January 2017

The following Local Notices to Mariners remain in Force

Number    Title
2006/07    Pilotage boarding and landing arrangements
2013/06    Commercial Diver Training

2014/05    Maintenance Dredging Fowey Harbour

2016/01    Bodinnick Ferry Safe Operations

2016/07    Mixtow Pill depths below advertised value

 

The following Harbour Masters Notices remain in Force

Number    Title
2010/05    Commercial ship movements in Fowey Harbour
2011/06    Albert Quay Restrictions During Cruise Ship Visits
2013/02    Use of Kill Cords
2014/02    Riverside Slipway Closure

2016/02    De-confliction of ship movements with yacht racing/events

2016/03    Bodinnick Ferry - 2 Ferry Operations

2016/04    Sound signals for the Bodinnick Ferry

2016/05    Excessive Wash

2016/10    Use of FHC Rental Moorings by Visiting Vessels at Peak Periods
2016/11    Lifeboat call-outs during peak times
2016/17    Lights to be carried by tenders at night and during restricted visibility


All other notices are cancelled

Copies of the above notices may be obtained from the Harbour Office upon request.

Download Notice HM 2017/01

Harbour Master - 03/03/17

 

Fowey Harbour
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