Port Control is responsible for the safe navigation of all vessels in harbour waters and all vessels entering St Helena’s waters. All of St Helena’s navigational aids (AtoN) must be maintained accordingly and inspected on a monthly basis, any abnormalities that cannot be addressed, must be reported to UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO).
Process for bringing vessels to St Helena:
Port Control is to be notified of vessels ETA contact via VHF channel 14.
A Harbour Master’s declaration form must be completed, on or before arrival.
Regarding private boats arriving at St Helena, an inspection must be arranged with Port Control, along with permission to lay down a mooring for the vessel.
How to come ashore?
For safety, it is recommended to come ashore using the local ferry service. Operating hours are from 4am until 8pm every day except Christmas day and Good Friday. Outside of these hours arrangements must be made with the ferry operator directly.
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