Lymington Harbour Commission is responsible under the Port Marine Safety Code for the effective enforcement of its regulations, which are adopted in order to assist in managing the safety of navigation within the harbour. The majority of activities are regulated using the Lymington Harbour General Directions 2014.
Lymington has and publishes an Enforcement Policy.
Harbour Officers undertake regular patrols throughout the year using conspicuous red RIBs, which may display a blue flashing light when attending an incident.
Officers have the authority of the Harbour Master to give advice and specific instructions to skippers of any vessel; you should act on these instructions. Please keep a close eye on your speed and in particular your wash which may be substantial even when within the speed limit of 6 knots through the water. Give consideration to other users including those berthed, those in small vessels or tenders.
Our policy is based on education in the first instance, reverting to prosecution for repeat offenders, for offences bringing significant risk of serious injury or loss of life or for when users threaten or abuse our staff members.