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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 investigation...

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 6.40pm,...

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, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole...

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 Dunkirk...

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 the need for...

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 quick...

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 following...

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