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  • Last month, we tasked local children with a fantastic harbour themed colouring competition, where they had to add a splash of colour to our drawing of the Harbour Master in his Pilot Boat. The prize was a delicious sweet hamper from local retro sweet shop,......

  • Mariners are hereby advised that, further to yesterday’s update, we have now received additional guidance and clarification from the government that marinas can now be re-opened. In summary “This is primarily a matter for the marina operators to decide but if it can be done safely......

  • Mariners are hereby advised that, in accordance with the latest government guidance, recreational vessel owners are permitted to use their vessel in Poole Harbour for marine leisure activities as part of their daily exercise and recreation away from their homes. The Department for Environment, Food....

  • Since the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson addressed the nation yesterday (Sunday 10th May 2020), we have received a high number of calls from members of the public keen to get back out on the water. We are working through the detail of yesterday’s update to......

  • The Port of Poole continues to support supply chains and keep freight flowing at this critical time. We are open for business and continue to review our working practices, implementing new measures when required to keep us aligned with the latest UK Government guidance.  To ensure......

  • There is no higher priority for an organisation than the safety and well-being of their workforce. At Poole Harbour Commissioners we want to encourage, recognise and reward colleagues who have gone above and beyond their duties, and who innovate and promote safer ways of working.......

  • The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and British Marine urge recreational boaters to respect Government instructions to ‘Stay at home’.  In a bid to limit the spread of COVID-19, and to ease unnecessary pressure on frontline emergency services, the RYA ask recreational boaters to stay at......

  • In accordance with Government guidelines, the Port of Poole remains open for business. Supporting supply chains and keeping freight flowing at this critical time is a national priority. We would like to reassure our customers and partners, that we have implemented a number of measures......

  • As Statutory Harbour Authority, Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) is subject to what is known as “Open Port Duty”. This means that the harbour must be open to anyone, “for the shipping and unshipping of goods and the embarking and landing of passengers”, on payment of the......

  • Off charter super yachts with only crew on board are considered commercial vessels. PHC are maintaining their statutory open port policy by allowing these vessels to arrive at the Port of Poole, and by providing them with lay-by provisions during the COVID-19 crisis. Currently, Poole......

  • New design launched for our 2020 Harbour Dues decals to commemorates Poole’s first motorised lifeboat. Last year we broke away from the traditional, but slightly bland design of our Harbour Dues decals and launched a range of new vibrant, colourful designs to celebrate our beautiful......

  • As part of our continued commitment to the health, safety and welfare of our of workforce, port visitors and their families, Poole Harbour Commissioners have been carefully monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) situation and will continue to do so. We are working closely with......

  • Poole Harbour Commissioners are proud supporters of Light Up Poole 2020....

  • Poole has enjoyed it’s second successful cruise season and next year is set to be even busier! In fact, 2020 will be a recorded breaking year at the Port of Poole with 5 inaugural cruise calls scheduled from Phoenix Reisen, Saga and Ponant. All of whom will be calling at the port for the first time...

  • This week Poole Harbour Commissioners welcomed Brittany Ferries’ Connemara, the largest ferry to ever enter the harbour. MV Connemara has taken over the daily cross channel service from the Barfleur whilst she is in Santander for her winter refit. The 187m ferry will be covering the Poole to Cher...

  • Poole Quay Boat Haven, operated by the Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC), is celebrating after being named the Towergate UK Coastal Marina of the Year (under 250 berths) by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) at this year’s Southampton Boat Show....

  • The month of July saw the Port of Poole welcome a sailboat carrying 6000 of Lush Cosmetics 100 % natural and biodegradable cork pots, as well as an abundance of Mediterranean ingredients found in Lush products....

  • Tuesday 4th June marked a momentous day of celebrations at the Port of Poole with the arrival of the Royal British Legion’s D-Day 75 Voyage of remembrance, marking the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings....

  • The new cruise season has officially begun at the Port of Poole this week with the arrival of Astoria. The 160-metre-long Astoria, operated by Cruise & Maritime Voyages, was one of the first cruise ships to sail from the Poole’s new berth (South Quay) when it opened in 2018. It is set to be a fre...

  • Coming soon to Poole Harbour is the fifth annual Poole Harbour Boat Show in association with Sunseeker. Here at Poole Harbour Commissioners, were excited at the prospect of this exhilarating show making its return to our shores. Set to take place from the 7th to the 9th June from its award-winning h...

  • We at Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) are incredibly proud to be supporting Pip Hare as she competes in the Vendee Globe race that starts in November 2020. The marine journalist and sailor, who hails from Poole, will be competing against thirty international skippers to race her 60ft boat around t...

  • Every year, we at Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) choose a charity partner for the Poole Harbour Boat Show. For this year’s show, we have decided to partner with Ocean Youth Trust South, and as part of that partnership, we have a very exciting offer for you! Twelve lucky young people will be given...

  • Here at Poole Harbour Commissioners, we’re delighted to welcome not one but two new commissioners to the Port of Poole. They’ll be joining us to help manage the Trust Port as well as to oversee Europe’s largest natural harbour – all 10,000 acres of it. Martin Pate and Tom Russell bring their wealth ...

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