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Queen's Harbour Master Plymouth

LNTM No 002/20

PLNTM 002 Private Moorings Direction





1.         This notice is a direction by the Queens Harbour Master Plymouth in exercise of powers conferred by the Dockyard Port of Plymouth Order 1999, and is issued pursuant to that Order, Schedule 1 Regulations 15 and 16.


2.         Licences to Lay Moorings for all private moorings in the Dockyard Port of Plymouth, including the tidal waters of the Rivers Tamar, Tavy, Lynher and Plym and all bays, creeks, lakes and pools, are issued at the discretion of the Queen’s Harbour Master Plymouth.  They are renewable annually on 1 April.


3.         All private moorings within the Dockyard Port of Plymouth are to be marked by a buoy bearing an identification number/letter. They are to be fit for purpose.


4.         No private mooring is to be laid without first obtaining the written permission of the owner of the fundus or foreshore concerned.  Moorings laid without such authorisation are an infringement of the fundus/foreshore owner’s legal rights.


5.         Moorings within mooring block allocations are the responsibility of the organisation holding the Licence to Lay Moorings for the block.


6.         All mooring tenants or private mooring holders should ensure that they hold adequate insurance, particularly third party liability insurance and wreck removal insurance. Mooring block licence holders may seek written assurance from their tenants that such insurance is held.


7.         The Queen’s Harbour Master Plymouth reserves the right to review Licences to Lay Moorings and no undertaking is given that licence conditions will remain unchanged.  The Queen’s Harbour Master Plymouth retains the authority to revoke Licences to Lay Moorings if the conditions are not adhered to.


8.         Any mooring which is not licensed by the Queen’s Harbour Master Plymouth is in contravention of the Dockyard Port of Plymouth Order 1999; this constitutes an offence.


1st January 2020       





Wednesday 01 Jan 2020

Queen's Harbour Master Plymouth