Port Safety and Local Notices


Bembridge Harbour Authority is committed to complying with the PMSC (Port Marine Safety Code) and operates a marine Safety Management System to ensure everybody can continue to use the Harbour safely.  The latest annual External PMSC Audit, carried out in December 2021, confirmed full compliance with the Code.  If you have any safety concerns or recommendations please contact the Operations and Safety Manager.  Harbour stakeholders may apply to the Harbour Office to access the SMS and the records it generates.

Please comply with BHIC Byelaws, heed the information and warnings contained in Local Notices to Mariners, and comply with the directions given by Senior Harbour staff.


Local Notices to Mariners

Please see below a list of Local Notices to Mariners.  Particular attention is drawn to LNTM 1 and 2 which are reviewed / updated annually and remain relevant and in force throughout the year. Both will be reviewed during January 2022.   LNTM 14/21 (as below) also remains in force. Scroll down for links to all notices.    

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LNTM 14/2021 - 30th November 2021

International Recreational Vessel Arrivals 

Notice is hereby given that from 0400, 30th November 2021, new UK Government rules come into effect regarding the testing and isolation requirements for international arrivals.

Travel from the rest of the world if you are fully vaccinated

From Tuesday 30th November before you arrive in England you must book and pay for a COVID-19 test to be taken on Day 2 and complete a Passenger Locator Form. On arrival in England, you must self-isolate until you have a negative PCR test after Day 2.

To check that you qualify as fully vaccinated, please see the Government’s approved vaccination programme guidance.

Travel from the rest of the world if you are not fully vaccinated

Before you arrive in England you must:

1.      Take a pre-departure COVID-19 test and have a negative PCR test in the 3 days before you travel,

2.      Book and pay for Day 2 and Day 8 COVID-19 tests to be taken after arrival

3.      Complete your Passenger Locator Form

After you arrive in England, you must quarantine for 10 days and take a COVID-19 test on Day 2 and 8.

You may be able to end quarantine early if you pay for a private COVID-19 test through the Test to Release scheme.

For further information, please see the Government’s travelling to England from abroad guidance.

Travel from Red List countries

If you arrive in England from a Red List country, regardless of your vaccination status, you will only be allowed to enter the?UK?if you are a British or Irish national or have residence rights in the?UK. Please see the Government’s Red List rules for guidance on testing and quarantine. 

This local notice to mariners will remain in force until further notice.

Gordon Wight
Operations & Safety Manager

LNTM 2/2021 - Navigational Information

LNTM 1/2021 - General Instructions & Advice (Port Marine Safety Code)