Poole Harbour Control is a 24/7 all year-round vessel monitoring centre providing essential information to commercial and leisure marine traffic. It is the first point of contact for all craft especially in the event of an incident or accident.
Harbour Control is manned as Follows:
- 08:00 until Midnight
- Between the hours of Midnight and 08:00 the Harbour Control Officer will maintain a watch in Poole Harbour Control for commercial ship movements and emergencies only and will be available by telephone at all times during this period.
Harbour Control: 01202 440230
The Harbour Control Officer (HCO) has a number of resources available to keep watch on various activities, day and night, including Radar, CCTV AIS and the latest in 3D vessel monitoring equipment. The HCO is also assisted by several patrol vessels and organisations around the harbour as well as harbour users.