Harbourmaster Notifications

Navigation Warning 109 of 2023
Warning 9:28AM Wednesday 29 November, 2023

The Havelock Channel Pole No. 21 is missing. All mariners are advised to navigate with caution. read on

Waikawa Bay marina extension - caution required
General Info 10:38AM Thursday 26 May, 2022

The Harbourmaster would like to remind marina users to take care when passing the new Marina extension and to adhere to the 5 knot rule. New 5 knot buoys have been installed at the start of the Marina extension.

If you have any questions regarding the site, please refer to the Port Marlborough website. 

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Picton Harbour Radio now operates on VHF channel 18
General Info 11:40AM Thursday 2 July, 2020

Picton Harbour Radio now operates on VHF channel 18.

Please note that all references to VHF 19 in the Marlborough District Council Navigation Bylaw 2009 or in any other publication referencing Picton Harbour Radio are incorrect and should be read as VHF Channel 18. read on

Harbourmaster’s Direction
General Info 11:38AM Thursday 2 July, 2020

The Marlborough District Council has adopted the New Zealand Port and Harbour Marine Safety Code (the Code) and applies the principles described within the code to marine operations on the region’s waters.

The movement of vessels within the Marlborough Harbour is subject to control and direction by the Harbourmaster. The Direction sets a number of control measures that are applicable across… read on