Port Control

Process for bringing vessels to St Helena

Port Control 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.

Information on mooring

Information on Moorings

  • The position of St Helena’s Yacht Moorings is 015° 55’ .400 South – 005° 43’. 500 West
  • We have 18 YELLOW BUOYS which have a maximum 20 tonnes displacement and 50ft (LOA).
  • And 5 RED BUOYS which have a maximum 50 tonnes displacement and 60ft (LOA).
  • Buoys are allocated on a first come firstserve basis, and can’t be booked in advance.

On arrival

  • The Harbourmaster’s normal working hours are 8.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
  • The Harbourmaster is on call only, Saturday to Sunday.
  • The Harbourmaster operates on VHF Channel 14 during normal working hours.
  • If you should arrive during the hours of darkness (Monday to Friday), you should pick up the appropriate coloured buoy. Port Control can then be contacted on VHF Channel 14 from 08.30am.
  • If your arrival is over the weekend, you should contact St Helena Radio on VHF Channel 16 between the hours of 8.30am and 4pm; who will then notify the Harbourmaster of your arrival.
  • Also note that NO crew member should come ashore unless authorised by the Harbourmaster’s Office.

How to come ashore? Ferry Service and operating times

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.

HM Customs and Port Control building
The Wharf Jamestown
South Atlantic Ocean
Tel: (290) 22750

Harbour master Steve Kirk, email steve.kirk@sainthelena.gov.sh
Deputy Harbour master Nicholas Crowie Nicholas.crowie@sainthelena.gov.sh
Logistics Coordinator Gene Henry gene.henry@sainthelena.gov.sh