NAVIGATION

Please remember these important points when navigating around Falmouth Harbour.


NAVIGATION LIGHTS

Ensure that you have working navigation lights whether or not you plan to use your vessel after dark, and that these lights are correctly displayed at night. This is an essential safety precaution in the busy Harbour.


NAVIGATION WARNINGS

Navigation warnings and notices for Falmouth Harbour are issued by the Harbour Master – see the link below:

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners, Notices

Urgent navigation warnings will be transmitted by Falmouth Coastguard via VHF Radio.


COMMERCIAL SHIPPING MOVEMENTS

Commercial vessels are regularly on the move within the inner harbour, Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay areas. Please navigate your vessel with care at all times and avoid obstructing the commercial vessels or attendant tugs. Commercial shipping movements for Falmouth Harbour are issued by the Harbour Master. They are posted clearly on the notice board at the top of the Falmouth Haven Marina gangway, and you can also ask our team …. see also the links below:

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners – Shipping Movements


BYE-LAWS, RULES OF THE ROAD, AND REGULATIONS

 

The use of Falmouth Harbour and surrounding areas is governed by bye-laws and rules. It is important that you are aware of these, so please click here to download.

The harbour is regularly patrolled. Please be aware that, in the event of any abuse of the regulations, warnings will be issued and evidence collected for prosecution in accordance with Falmouth Harbour Commissioners enforcement policy.