Lymington Harbour Commissioners (LHC) is designated a Competent Harbour Authority (CHA) under the provisions of the Pilotage Act 1987. Under sections 2(1) and 2(2) of the Act, CHA’s are required to keep under consideration:
Since 1987 LHC has assessed that there is not a requirement for a Pilotage service in Lymington Harbour. The most recent review was conducted in May 2015. A copy of LHC’s full Pilotage Policy can be viewed in the Marine Safety Plan.
On request LHC will provide a Harbour Patrol to ‘guide’ vessels compatible with navigation in Lymington Harbour on the river passage.