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 Notice 2019/04

Skiffs & Flash Boats Rowing Races

Rowing racing of Skiffs and Flash Boats will take place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June. The course will be held in Mixtow Reach between Wiseman’s Point and No.5 jetty.

All traffic should keep well clear

SPECTATOR BOATS are to keep clear of the race line and BEHIND ALL the boats competing. They are to observe Harbour Byelaws and minimise wash. 

Whist commercial ship movements have priority, where possible, movements will be restricted during this period and escorted. All boats should maintain listening watch on VHF Ch.12 and obey directions from Harbour Patrol Officers.

Download HM Notice 2019/04

Harbour Master - 12/06/19


MARINERS NOTICE - HM Notice 2019/03

Fowey D-Day 75th Anniversary

On Thursday 6th June, Fowey will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the part Fowey played in the largest seaborne invasion the world has ever seen. There will be a service of commemoration at 1500 on Fowey Town Quay including civic and military representatives.

Commercial vessels will station in the lower harbour as a backdrop to the act of commemoration. Commercial vessels are to assemble adjacent to Albert Quay at 1445 with a view to positioning off Town Quay for the service at 1500.

Following the service the commercial craft will proceed together to the Harbour entrance led by Smit Dart whereupon the commercial vessels will disperse.

Vessels not involved in these events are to keep clear of these commercial craft.

Leisure craft are encouraged to be involved in a Parade of Sail at 1600 past Fowey Town Quay which will commence on the sounding of a WWII air raid siren.

Boats of all shapes, sizes, power or sail are welcome to join in. Please dress your boat with flags and bunting. Stars and Stripes are encouraged to honour our American friends who set sail from Fowey to Omaha beach 75 years ago.

Boats should gather off Town Quay ready to set off at 1600. The procession will be led by the Fowey Lifeboat and instructions will be given on VHF channel M2. Safety information may be broadcast by Fowey Harbour staff on Channel 12 or 16.

Weather permitting the plan is proceed down the harbour and turn around the racing mark “H”

Vessels not involved in the events are to keep clear. Harbour Patrol will be present to issue guidance and information.

Download HM Notice 2019/03


Harbour Master - 04/06/19


MARINERS NOTICE - HM Notice 2019/02

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.

Works are planned to take place between January and April 2019.

There will be some disruption to access and ferry services during this period and ferries will be diverted to Whitehouse Quay for some of the period.

During these works, SWW briefing documents will be made available in the News Section

Download HM Notice 2019/02

Harbour Master - 08/01/19


MARINERS NOTICE - HM Notice 2019/01

Harbour Masters Notices & Local Notices to Mariners still in force on 1st January 2019

The following Local Notices to Mariners remain in Force

Number    Title
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

2018/01   Unstable cliff at 'Crab Pot', Fowey


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

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

2018/07    Use of FHC Rental Moorings by Visiting Vessels at Peak Periods
2018/08    Lifeboat call-outs during peak times
2018/17    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 2019/01

Harbour Master - 08/01/19


Fowey Harbour
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