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  • Poole Harbour Commissioners has been successful in its application to the Local Industrial Decarbonisation Plans Funding Competition run by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero in collaboration with Innovate Uk – UK Research and Innovation. The Local Industrial Decarbonisation Plans...

  •   Poole Harbour Commissioners are delighted to announce the creation of a new Superyacht Forum, a series of networking events gathering key players within the local marine & superyacht industry and its supply chain, with an aim to explore common opportunities and any challenges faced......

  • Poole Harbour Commissioners are pleased to announce their annual Stakeholders Open Evening which will take place on Wednesday 20 March 2024.  Guest Speakers Jayne George and Emily Foster of the RNLI will delight the audience with their address, commemorating the RNLI’s 200th anniversary.  Plea...

  • Poole Harbour Commissioners are delighted to announce the completion of the updated Poole Harbour Aquatic Management Plan, a unique multi-stakeholder plan to promote the safe and sustainable use of Poole Harbour, and to guide current and future management of the Harbour. This updated version of......

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  • On 6th August a small motorboat was recorded by Poole Harbour harbour patrol officers speeding at 30 knots inward through the harbour entrance before performing a full lap at speed around a 154-metre-long cargo ship which was underway outbound through the harbour’s narrow channel. The......

  • Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) have approved  a new Wellbeing Policy for the benefit of its employees to include financial, emotional, physical and social wellbeing. Financial support includes the introduction of a new internet platform providing PHC staff access to a wide range of discounts and....

  • Port of Poole has received recognition for its environmental efforts by obtaining internationally recognised ISO 14001 Environmental Management certification. ISO 14001 is a voluntary set of standards used by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) related to environmental managemen...

  • Poole Quay Boat Haven & Port of Poole Marina has become the first marina in the UK to receive the new Superyacht Ready Accreditation from The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) within weeks of its launch at Southampton International Boat Show. All Gold Anchor accredited marinas......

  • Today Baroness Vere, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department for Transport, responsible for Maritime, Aviation and Security, paid a visit to the Port of Poole to formally open Poole Harbour Commissioners’ new Border Control Post. Following a rigorous inspection process, Poole Harbou...

  • We are delighted to welcome two new apprentices to our Engineering department: Jack Bass and Harrison McVay. Jack is doing a mechanical apprenticeship and Harrison is undergoing an apprenticeship in Electrical Installation, both at Bournemouth & Poole College. Phil Armstrong, Harbour Engineer at...

  • We are delighted that Harry Gregory started his role with PHC as Harbour Master on the 1st September. Harry’s maritime career started aged 16 with his qualification as a sailing instructor in Poole where his parents remain today. He also taught kitesurfing internationally, raced dinghies......

  • For the 5th consecutive time and following a rigorous assessment, Poole Quay Boat Haven and Port of Poole Marina, both owned and managed by Poole Harbour Commissioners, have retained their prestigious Five Gold Anchor status, the highest level of accreditation on offer, delivered by the......

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  • We are seeking to recruit 1 Part-time Non-Executive Seat to the Board, to start on 1st November 2023. Do you have experience in the following sector: Environmental Matters For more information please download the advert and application pack. Applications are to be returned no later......

  • Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) are delighted to announce that as of Saturday 1 July, Captain Brian Murphy has taken on the responsibilities of new Chief Executive, taking over from Jim Stewart who left PHC after leading the organisation for 21 years. Captain Brian Murphy joined......

  • Today Poole Harbour Commissioners celebrates 50 years since the first ferry service to Cherbourg. On 29 June 1973, the freight service was established by the then operator Truckline with ship “Poole Antelope”. This was initially a freight service only and was a re-establishment of the......

  • On Saturday 27th May, the Port of Poole welcomed its first cruise ship of the season, MV Corinthian. MV Corinthian is owned and operated by GCCL- Grand Circle Cruise Line and is a small ship 88 metres long with a capacity for carrying 98 passengers......

  • On Wednesday 31 May, Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) held its Annual Stakeholders Open Evening in its North Lounge venue here at Poole Harbour Commissioners. PHC has been holding these events for 23 years and finds this to be a highly valuable way for the organisation......

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  • Poole Harbour Commissioners are delighted to announce that Harry Gregory has been appointed as our new Harbour Master. Harry Gregory joins us from Littlehampton Harbour in West Sussex where he has held the posts of Harbour Master, Deputy Harbour Master, Pilot and RNLI Inshore Lifeboat......

  • On the eve of the momentous occasion of the Coronation of his Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty Queen Camilla, on behalf of the Board of Poole Harbour Commissioners and all the staff we would like to extend our best wishes....

  • For further details, please follow this link. For the full information pack, including details on how to apply, please contact our HR partners at Jaluch Ltd: recruitment@jaluch.co.uk Closing Date: Monday 8th May 2023...

  • Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) are pleased to announce that Captain Brian Murphy will be taking over as CEO of PHC from Jim Stewart on 1st July 2023. Brian has been with the organisation since 2004. He was appointed as Harbour Master in 2008 and was......

  • The aquaculture shellfish beds within Poole Harbour have been closed as a precautionary measure since the start of the incident in Poole Harbour on 26 March. Following sampling carried out by BCP Council and SIFCA, and facilitated by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), these sites......

  • Good progress has continued with the Clean-Up operation since the Perenco Oil Spill on 26th March. Focus is centred around the site of the leak in Ower Bay and a Recovery Co-ordinating Group has been set up to oversee the remediation of the affected area.......

  • Good progress continues to be be made on the clean up operation. An estimated 160,000 litres of oily/water mix and over 6 tons of contaminated beach/soil material and contaminated PPE have now been recovered. The containment operation at Ower Bay continues to be successful. Perenco......

  • The clean-up operation has continued over the weekend. An estimated 140,000 litres of oily/water mix and over 5 tons of contaminated beach/soil material and contaminated materials have now been recovered. A cofferdam at the leakage site has been constructed and the pipeline has been sealed.......

  • The clean-up operation has continued overnight. An estimated 100,000 litres of oily/water mix has now been recovered. A cofferdam has now been constructed and excavation of the oil pipe is due to commence today, weather permitting. An estimated 2 tons of contaminated sediment has been......

  • Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) can confirm that good progress has been made with the Poole Harbour clean-up operation with a total of 327 survey reports thus far. Aircraft surveillance continues today (although low cloud base is restricting visibility) and drones continue to be used as......

  • Poole Harbour Commissioners welcomes new legislation aimed at deterring owners, users and operators of watercraft from dangerous and negligent use. This legislation comes into force on 31st March 2023. Within the Order, “watercraft” means any type of craft that is capable of moving under its......

  • Poole Harbour Commissioners can confirm that the clean up operation is ongoing, despite some adverse weather conditions. The Onsite Response at Ower Bay continues 24 hours a day, supported by strategic planning from PHC Command & Control. PHC incident response Command & Control have made......

  • Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) ’Shoreline Clean Up and Assessment Technique’ (SCAT) intensive operation continues today. Since the start of the process, 58 km of shoreline has been assessed. We have received over 200 reports from five teams feeding into our Emergency Response Centre. PHC continue...

  • Due to the impact of the oil spill in Poole Harbour, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Stakeholders Annual Open Evening. A new date will be released in due course....

  • Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) are leading the response to the oil spill incident that took place in Poole Harbour yesterday. PHC have activated their emergency Oil Spill Response Plan and specialist oil spill response companies are assisting with the operation. A Major Incident was declared......

  • Earlier today a leak occurred at a pipeline operated by Perenco at Owers Bay in Poole Harbour. Perenco advise that a small amount of reservoir fluid (approximately 85% water and 15% oil) escaped from the pipeline, however some of this has already been recovered. The......

  • Poole Harbour Commissioners are seeking to recruit a Lifting Equipment Inspector / Yard Person within our Harbour Engineer’s Department. The Role PHC are seeking to recruit a suitable individual for the priority task of the management of PHC’s Lifting Gear. The Lifting Equipment Inspector /......

  • Poole Harbour Commissioners are seeking to recruit a new Seasonal Harbour Patrol Officer to enhance the waterborne presence of the Harbour Master’s department, within Poole Harbour. This is a fantastic and rewarding opportunity, for an enthusiastic mariner, to work within Europe’s larges...

  • Many will fondly remember Gerald (Gerry) Wareham who was Harbour Master, and formerly Deputy Harbour Master, at the Poole Harbour until his retirement in 1997. It was with great sadness that we heard of his passing and we wish to extend our condolences to his......

  • At 15:25 this afternoon, PS Waverley arrived into Poole from Swanage. PS Waverley, the world’s last seagoing, passenger carrying paddle-steamer, has arrived into Poole after setting sail on Friday morning from Southampton. Paul Semple, General Manager at Waverley Excursions Ltd, said: “I...

  • All those at Poole Harbour Commissioners are very saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II We offer our condolences to the whole Royal Family at this very sad time....

  • PHC are pleased to an announce an exciting opportunity       We are seeking to recruit 2 Part-time Non-Executive Seats on the Board to start on 1st November 2022. Do you have experience in the following sectors: Management of Harbours Shipping For more information......

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  • Poole Harbour Commissioners are pleased to announce that we are seeking to employ a new Stevedore for our Port Operations team. The successful candidate will be required to ensure that their daily tasks are completed  in a safe and efficient manner, as directed by the......

  • There has been a significant increase in the number of complaints and incident reports regarding the behaviour of Personal Watercraft (Jetski) operators in Poole Harbour. Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) are now adopting a Zero Tolerance approach to PWC users who do not adhere to the......

  • Poole Harbour Commissioners are seeking to recruit for our Harbour Engineer’s Department. The exciting opportunities available are for a Mechanical Engineer and a Marine Engineer to undertake engineering service for the Port of Poole. Both roles will report to the Plant & Workshop Manager ...

  • At 07.00 today the majestic Cruise Ship MS Amadea entered Poole Harbour for the first time. Built in 1991, the MS Amadea measures 193m and has a capacity of 604 passengers. Despite the weather, PHC were thrilled to welcome her to the Port of Poole......

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  • The 23rd edition of the Poole Harbour and Marina Guide will provide you  with important information to help you remain safe whilst enjoying your time on the water. This Free guide is available to pick up from all the Clubs and Marinas in the Harbour......

  • Poole Harbour Commissioners and the RNLI Water Safety Team have collaborated to publish key safety messages to harbour users via our online media platforms. During the 2022 Summer period, we will be posting a series of videos and links, providing essential safety guidance and information,......

  • Poole Harbour Commissioners were delighted to host the 2022 Stakeholders Open Evening on the 28th April. The event was hosted in our newly refurbished North Lounge facility, it was the first public event since Covid restrictions were imposed shortly after it the work was completed.......

  • The Port of Poole’s 2022 cruise season is officially underway. The MS Deutschland. a 520-guest vessel, operated by German-based company Phoenix Reisen, became the first passenger ship to visit this year on Tuesday 26th of April. Captain Brian Murphy, Marine and Port Director at Poole......

  • Poole Harbour Commissioners are seeking to enhance and improve the Engineering Department with the recruitment of a Plant and Workshop Manager for the efficient and effective management of the engineering workshops and the workshop team. The Plant and Workshop Manager will report directly to the......

  • PHC welcomed delegates from the Cabinet Office who visited the Port of Poole to view ‘Best Practice’ for post Brexit readiness. Thankfully the port was adorned in glorious sunshine. The executive team proudly showcased the recently opened Public Trade Office and delegates were given the......

  • Golden Horizon, the world’s largest square-rigged sailing vessel, has been forced to delay a ‘dress rehearsal’ voyage around the south coast of England. The announcement came following Boris Johnson’s decision to delay the lifting of legal restrictions on social contact for a...

  • Pip Hare is to make Poole Harbour her home once again! Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) are proud to announce that they have renewed their partnership with British Vendée Globe Sailor Pip Hare. Poole is to become Pip’s home port once again as she prepares to......

  • The Port of Poole has announced that four cruise lines will visit the Dorset destination a total of seven times this year. All the line’s ships will make their maiden calls to the port, with the arrivals taking place between June and September. The cruise......

  • To ensure the safety of their valued stakeholders and their team, this year Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) hosted their Annual Open Evening, live via zoom for the first time. 164 people registered to attend the Trust Port’s first virtual event. Attendees included local Councillors from......

  • Poole Quay Boat Haven has had two causes for celebration this week. The first, welcoming visitors back to the Marina following the easement of restrictions on leisure boating. The second, welcoming them back exactly 20 years on from when the Marina first opened and welcomed......

  • One of the highest accolades recognising quality of service and facilities has once again been awarded to two Poole marinas. Following a recent assessment of Poole Quay Boat Haven and The Port of Poole Marina, both operated and managed by Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC), we......

  • Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) have joined the fight against litter at Whitley Lake following a surge in visitor numbers. A large influx of visitors to the Whitley Lake area in Sandbanks over the Easter Bank Holiday has unfortunately resulted in an increased number of antisocial......

  • Port of Poole cruise officials have introduced a raft of new health and safety measures to help make its land and sea operations as COVID-secure as possible.  The port’s current COVID-safe processes with its ferry partners – which have passed four audits with the Health......

  • A new direct shipping route, which will connect the UK and Morocco, is to be launched shortly. The new service will be based out of the Port of Poole and will operate to and from the Port of Tangiers in Morocco. The route has been......

  • MORE than 94 per cent of patients over 80-years-old at the Lifeboat Quay Medical Centre have received the Covid-19 vaccination. As of 22/02/2021 Lifeboat Quay patients in the following groups had received their first COVID Vaccination:  – 94% of patients 80+ years – 93% of......

  • Dr Alice Hall has been welcomed to the board of Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) to act as their new Environmental Commissioner. At 29 she is the youngest Commissioner to sit on the board in the Trust Port’s 125-year history.  Actively involved in several international research......

  • Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) will be taking their Annual Open Evening, normally held at the Port of Poole, online this year. To ensure the safety of their valued stakeholders and of the PHC team, this year’s event will be......

  • Vendee Globe hero Pip Hare has today arrived back on dry land in her hometown of Poole, 124 days after setting sail for the start of the Vendee Globe 2020. After 95 days, 11 hours, 37 mins and 30 seconds of racing, Pip was the......

  • Officers in Poole investigating criminal damage to our workboat are appealing for witnesses, or anyone with information to come forward. At 9.11pm on Friday 29 January 2021 it was reported that Rough Ryder, a PHC coded workboat, had been set loose and was stuck under......

  • The first Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) Safety Recognition award of 2021 goes to Bob Walpole. For his commitment to protecting the safety of harbour users and going above and beyond to preserve life. Introduced last year, the PHC ‘Safety Champion Scheme’ recognises individuals who have......

  • Following a competitive tender process, law firm, Ashfords LLP, has been successfully appointed as legal advisor to Poole Harbour Commissioners. Ranked Tier One by Legal 500 2021, the Marine Team at Ashfords LLP, led by Legal Director, Lara Moore, is recognised nationally for specialising in......

  • The temporary Mortality Support Facilities (MSF) at the Port of Poole were activated this week as part of Dorset’s ongoing response to the current Covid-19 emergency. Over the last two weeks, the number of cases and deaths due to COVID-19 in Dorset has increased rapidly.......

  • The Port of Poole has become one of the latest locations to host a GP-led site to vaccinate Dorset’s most vulnerable residents against COVID-19. As part of the phased roll-out of the NHS vaccination programme, from 15th January the Port of Poole was added to......

  • With the travel restrictions currently in place for freight travelling to the EU not looking to change anytime soon, Managers at the Port of Poole are reminding Hauliers to make sure they are ‘border ready’ or risk not being able to travel. Steve Moors, Port......

  • A report setting out plans to submit a joint bid for Freeport status to Government as part of the EU Transition will be considered by BCP Council’s Cabinet this month (January 2021). Cabinet members will be asked to approve the council’s inclusion, and the allocation......

  • It’s been a busy few days, our team have been working tirelessly on one of our most exciting jobs of the year! Yesterday we welcomed Santa to the Port of Poole. We’ve helped him make his list, we’ve checked it twice and can confirm Christmas......

  • Passengers traveling through the Port of Poole will now benefit from enhanced security from the threat of COVID-19, with the installation of a new temperature screening system. World-leading temperature monitoring expert, AMETEK Land, has partnered with Poole Harbour Commissioners who operate the po...

  • The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) have joined forces to produce a new series of ‘How to’ videos with advice and tips on how personal watercraft (PWC) users can enjoy the water safely. The two organisations have joined forces with......

  • A popular maritime race in Poole has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. The New Year’s Day Bathtub race at the Quay attracts around 3,000 people every year. However, organisers BCP Council and Poole Harbour Commissioners have been forced to postpone the event for 2021......

  • Update in relation to joint agency investigation into marine offences on River Frome in Dorset. A joint agency investigation into the dangerous use of a motor vessel on the River Frome in Dorset has concluded with a man dealt with via a community resolution. The......

  • Poole Harbour Commissioners have facilitated a drive-thru flu vaccination service at the Port of Poole. The service has been offered free of charge to anyone who is eligible for the NHS flu vaccination by Poole Central Primary Care Network (PCN) and enables people to take......

  • As part of our on-going commitment to managing incidents in the Harbour, Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) recently simulated a major oil spill to test our capability and processes should we need to respond to a tier 2 hydrocarbon spill. The major emergency exercise, which we......

  • 2021 will see the launch of our 23rd edition of the Poole Harbour and Marina Guide. Advertising opportunities are now available for the 2021 edition of the Poole Harbour and Marina Guide. But hurry, with prices starting at just £265, space for this popular guide is......

  • 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) for the second year in a row. The Towergate Marina of the......

  • Captain Brian Murphy from Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC)  has been newly appointed Vice-President (President Elect) of the UK Harbour Master’s Association. The UK Harbour Master’s Association consists of harbour masters from  publicly owned, privately owned and trust ports across the UK, represen...

  • Next year’s Poole Harbour Boat Show has been cancelled due to the ongoing uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. The Poole Harbour Boat Show is the largest, FREE to attend boat show in the UK, attracting over 32,000 visitors each year. After cancelling the 2020 show......

  • This month we bid a fond farewell to Assistant Harbour Master, Pilot and Pilotage Manager, Richard. Assistant Harbour Master, Pilot, and Pilotage Manager Richard Dixon sailed into retirement this month after 12 years of loyal service. Poole Harbour Commissioners would like to thank Richard for......

  • Two Jet-Skiers have been fined for speeding offences in Poole Harbour. Since the easement of lockdown, Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) have seen a rise in the number of complaints regarding the inappropriate behaviour of Personal Water Craft (PWC) users. In response to this, PHC are......

  • The Marine Policing Team and Poole Harbour Commissioners are appealing for witnesses to come forward after complaints were received of a motor vessel travelling at excessive speed, causing danger to other water users in the River Frome in Wareham and in Poole Harbour. At around......

  • Every now and then we see a visitor in the harbour that attracts a little attention. That has certainly been the case with the arrival of JB-115. Built-in 2009, Jack-Up Barge 115 (JB-115) is a self-elevating ship built for the offshore industry, predominantly used for......

  • This month we were delighted to announce the second winner of the PHC Safety Champion scheme. There is no higher priority for PHC than the safety and well-being of our workforce. We want to encourage, recognise, and reward colleagues who have gone above and beyond......

  • Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) is looking to appoint new Commissioners to serve on the board of the Trust Port which operates the commercial port of Poole and oversees the 10,000 acres that make up Europe’s largest natural harbour. Each year, the local organisation seeks to......

  • Poole Harbour Commissioners, Dorset Police and partner agencies got together for a day of action on land and sea along Dorset’s coastline on Saturday 1 August 2020, following increasing concerns about speeding watercraft. Police joined officers from Poole Harbour Commissioners, HM Coastguard, Bourne...

  • As big supporters of Pip Hare, we were happy to lend a helping hand to get her 60ft IMOCA class boat back in the water following an extensive 6-month winter refit. Getting Pip’s boat in and out of the water is no mean feat! But......

  • Working jointly with UnifAI Technology Ltd, BCP Council has announced a pilot project which will utilise artificial intelligence (AI) technology to monitor, protect and improve the water ecosystem in Poole Harbour. This exciting pilot project will be undertaken in association with Poole Harbour Comm...

  • Following the latest guidance from the UK Government, we have begun to welcome the first visitors back to our award-winning marinas. Owned and operated by Poole Harbour Commissioners, Poole Quay Boat Haven and the Port of Poole Marina started their phased reopening for annual berth......

  • Saturday 4th July marked the restart of sailings from Poole to Jersey, over 100 days after services were suspended back in March. Unlike other modes of travel that can feel confined, Ferry travel lends itself to physical distancing with open deck spaces. This, combined with......

  • Discharging untreated sewage from a boat in a harbour is extremely damaging and antisocial. It can create all kinds of problems and costs, from water quality to cleaning issues. We’re proud to be supporting Natural England and Litter Free Coast and Sea in the launch......

  • PHC continues to monitor the current COVID-19 situation as part of our ongoing commitment to the health and welfare of our workforce, harbour users, and their families. We’re still following the latest government guidance, as well as advice from governing bodies and authorities to ensure......

  • The 2020 Poole Harbour Dues decals commemorate one of the town’s historic World War II vessels – the RNLI lifeboat Thomas Kirk Wright. The RNLI lifeboat Thomas Kirk Wright,  was the first of 19 RNLI south coast vessels to make it to the beaches at......

  • As part of our Aquatic Management Plan, there are a number of designated zones within the harbour to allow segregation of certain waterborne activities. The ‘Harbour Zoning Scheme’ was introduced in Poole Harbour in 1995, after information gathered from recreational surveys continually highlighted t...

  • Whether experienced around water or a novice, the sea can still catch you out. Poole Harbour Commissioners would like to empathise the importance of water safety, especially during these extraordinary times. HM Coastguard responded to 447 incidents over the last weekend in May, making it......

  • The majority of water-based activities in Poole Harbour are subject to the payment of Harbour Dues or permits. We have recently been receiving a high number of calls from harbour users unsure of which they need to purchase. To help, we have put together the......

  • We take our responsibilities seriously. Especially when it comes to the safety and security of our staff and members of the public. We are aware of the concerns surrounding COVID-19, and continue to take the appropriate steps to protect our stakeholders, and to reduce the......

  • 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 ...