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Sovereign Harbour Notice to Mariners No 9 (Updated) of 2020


With effect from Saturday 4th July 2020, Sovereign Harbour is welcoming both overnight visitors and overnight berth holder stays. 
Certain conditions are in place, mariners are urged to review the contents of this Notice to Mariners in advance of their visit / stay. 

1. Berth holders
Berth holders can stay on board their vessels overnight from Saturday 4th July. Please ensure your follow the current Government guidance in regards to maximum numbers and household combinations of those visiting you or staying on board. 

2. Visiting craft
Visiting vessels from within the UK* can stay overnight from Saturday 4th July. All visitors must pre-book at least 24hrs before their intended arrival. There is a maximum of 30 visiting vessels at any one time to limit numbers and to manage distancing throughout the marina facilities. If anyone on board develops covid-19 related symptoms whilst on passage or when alongside, you must phone the marina office immediately. For the avoidance of doubt, we cannot accept non UK leisure vessel arrivals at this time.  

3. Using the locks
The Lock Keepers will be giving directions to all vessels at busy times. Please ensure you maintain a listening watch on VHF Ch17. Observe social distancing, and please do not raft alongside any other vessel.  

4. Generic information
Visitors will be given berth information via VHF, rather than in person. Please ensure you attend the marina office between 09:00-17:00 once tied up so that we have sufficient staff available to process your visitor stay. Payment can only be made via card over the phone. Enhanced cleaning is in place with an attended service throughout the three facilities buildings. During busy times, the attendant may ask you to wait outside to manage numbers. Social distancing signage and distance markers are in place and must be followed.  

*Visiting vessels from within the UK means a UK flagged vessel, on passage from the UK, Channel Islands, Ireland or the Isle of Man.