Harbourmaster Notifications

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 in and out of Waikawa Bay. In particular when passing the working barge at the marina extension site.

Please remember to adhere to the 5-knot speed restriction and minimise wake as you pass the construction site.

Stay clear of construction plant and activities and keep out of the 30m… read on

Exemptions to Marlborough District Council Navigation Bylaw 2009
General Info 11:42AM Thursday 2 July, 2020

The Master of any vessel to which the Marlborough District Council Navigation Bylaw 2009 is intended to apply are hereby exempt from the requirements of parts 4.6.2.a, 4.6.2.b and 4.6.2.c of the Bylaw as pertain to Hot Work permits.

The existing requirements as relate to Hot Work operations in the Marlborough harbour are contained in the Harbourmasters Direction dated 1 July… read on

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

Navigation Safety Bylaws Update
General Info 3:23PM Tuesday 27 March, 2018

The 2009 Navigation Safety Bylaws were reviewed in 2017 and found to be fit for purpose. However, it was proposed that the Bylaws could be simplified in two main ways;

1. The Bylaws could be written in plain English

2. The Bylaws could be reduced in size and simplified by removing all measures pertaining to ships and addressing these in… read on