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A view of a harbour

Regulations for All Vessels Using the Harbour

All vessels and persons using the harbour are obliged to follow the General Directions as made by the Littlehampton Harbour Board.  A person who fails to comply with a General Direction, or who intentionally obstructs or threatens an officer of the Board, shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale (up to £2,500).

Pocket Guide to the Littlehampton Harbour Regulations – a short summary of the Littlehampton Harbour General Directions

Littlehampton Harbour General Directions – the full regulations that all craft must adhere to except with the specific written permission of the Harbor Master.

Littlehampton Harbour Enforcement Policy

External regulations for leisure vessels – further advice for leisure vessels and some detail on what external regulations apply can be found in this document which covers the following topics:

  • Definition of ‘passenger ship’
  • Safety equipment requirements
  • SOLAS V for pleasure craft
  • Passage planning
  • Radar Reflectors
  • Life Saving Signals
  • Assistance to Other Craft
  • Misuse of Distress Signals
  • Navigation light requirements
  • Pollution and waste

More specific information can be obtained by researching the individually mentioned regulations or by contacting the MCA.