New Notices in Force

To view all notices in force please go to the Notices in Force page by clicking here.

These notcies affect ALL water users, from leisure through to commercial shipping.

Notices issued in 2020 are as follows:

Local Notices to Mariners

No 1/2020(T) Local Notice to Mariners in Force

No 5/2020(T) Noise Range Special Mark SE

No 6/2020(T) Towing Trial No.2

No 8/2020(T) Dredging works within Portland Inner Harbour - Unauthorised Navigation Prohibited Area

No 9/2020(T) Dredging Works and Deposition Area


We are happy to announce that we have received notification from Defra, to say that all forms of water sports undertaken in Portland Harbour, including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, rowing, kayaking, kitesurfing, paddle-boarding and the use of privately-owned motorised craft are now permitted.

For further information, please see link below:

 Some FAQ's fom Defra can be viewed by clicking HERE

We also fully endorse the below statement from the RYA:-

“As we start to get back on the water, we advise boaters to take a considerate and conservative approach when planning to go afloat; be mindful of the potential impact that you could have on other water users and do not place unnecessary extra strain on the RNLI and emergency services. Finally, proper preparation will prevent accidents and is a vital step to getting back on the water safely.”

Admin: 4th Feb 2020 00:00:16

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