Useful Links and Numbers

Harbour Master

Associated British Ports

Tel: 023 8048 8800
Fax: 023 8023 2991
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01590 616200


01983 293952 


01489 576387 

QHM Portsmouth
(Harbour Control)

 023 9272 2351
023 9272 3694

HM Coastguard

In an emergency in the UK, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard

Coastguard administrative enquiries only: 023 8032 9486

Crime Prevention

Stolen Boats

Operation Kraken: Report suspicious or anything unusual behaviour at sea to your local police on 101, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting "Kraken"
In an emergency dial 999 and ask for the police

Project Kraken

United Kingdom Border Force (Customs and Immigration)

Report an immigration crime
Immigration enforcement hotline
In an emergency dial 999 and ask for the police

Contact form 

0300 123 7000

National Yacht Line 


Call the National Yachtline when you arrive in the UK direct from a country outside the EU0300 123 2012

Port Health


023 8022 6631



Mid channel & Solent

0891 505357

Hampshire & I.O.W

0891 505303


Port Office

Associated British Ports
Ocean Gate
Atlantic Way
SO14 3QN

Tel: 023 8048 8800
Fax: 023 8033 6402


Vessel Traffic Services (VTS)

Tel: 023 8060 8208 (24hrs)

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Associated British Ports

British Chamber of Shipping

British International Freight Association

British Marine Industries Federation

British Ports Association

Department for Transport

Environment Agency

Health and Safety Executive

Humber Estuary Services

(The) Hydrographic Society UK

International Federation of Hydrographic Societies

Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology

International Maritime Organisation

(The) International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF)

Maritime & Coastguard Agency

Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB)

Nautical Institute

Office of communications (OFCOM)

Royal Institute of Navigation

Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA)

Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

Southampton Airport Guide 

UK Dredging

UK Hydrographic Office

UK Major Ports Group