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Queen's Harbour Master Portsmouth

DIRECTION No 6/10

  1. Mariners are advised that The Queen’s Harbour Master Portsmouth has made the following General Direction under the Dockyard Port of Portsmouth Order 2005 that the following procedures are to be observed with regard to waiting and passing areas in the Main Channel of Portsmouth Harbour.
  2. The following areas have been established in the Main Channel and will continue to be the standard waiting or passing areas inside the Harbour;
    Fountain Lake 
    The navigable waters at Fountain Lake bounded to the west by a line between Fountain Lake Corner and 103 Pile.
    Tidal Basin
    The navigable waters of the Main Channel between: To the east – a line joining Fountain Lake Corner and 103 Pile. To the west – a line joining North Corner and 98 Pile.
    Main Channel
    The navigable waters of the Main Channel between: To the east – a line joining North Corner and 98 Pile. To the northwest – a line joining 98 Pile and Shell Pier Light. To the south – a line joining the stern of HMS Warrior 1860 and the southernmost Oil Fuel Jetty dolphin
  3. To avoid any misunderstanding Harbour Control will use only the above names when directing shipping to designate waiting or passing areas.


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