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QHM's powers derive from two pieces of enabling legislation. They are the Dockyard Port Regulations Act of 1865, which covers general powers for all QHM's in Dockyard Ports and the more specific Dockyard Port of Portsmouth Order of 2005. Links are also available on the Government's website gov.uk.

Information pertinent to Naval and MOD Operators is included in Port Guidance.

Please ensure you also refer to Local Notice to Mariners, Navigation Warnings and General Directions.

Regulations relating to frequently asked questions:

Crossing the Harbour


Safety Points for the Solent

Small Boat Channel

Speed Limits