At Poole Harbour, we have an excellent reputation for being one of the safest and most clean and well-managed harbours in the whole country. However, this would not be possible if it were not for the harbour dues that are paid by vessels that pass through or dock at the harbour.
These dues are payments that contribute significantly to the general upkeep of the harbour and are required by law. Continue reading to find out more about what these dues fund and what happens if you refuse to pay them.
When you pay harbour dues, we at Poole Harbour Commissioners re-invest it into the harbour through training, maintenance and other similar measures. The charges are, ultimately, for the conservation of the harbour and allow us to police it as well as continue its general upkeep properly.
Some of the work harbour dues help to fund include:
- Marking Navigational Channels
- Traffic Management
- And Much More!
10 Years of the Twin Sails Bridge.
This year we are showcasing the impressive Twin Sails Bridge. The Bridge was opened in 2012 and was the first of it’s type ever built.
When the Bridge is up, the two lifting leaves symbolise the sails of a yacht and offer different views from every position along the quayside, and from the water.
At the forefront is the PHC Patrol Vessel ‘Vixen’.