Falmouth Harbour Commissioners charge dues for vessels using or transiting their harbour area.
The Port limits are shown within this map.
Ships arriving at Falmouth or departing from the Port are required by UK Law to supply certain information in advance of their visit. Submit a Prior Notification Form (90-040-01).
Falmouth Harbour Commissioners operate a local port service (20-031-01).
EU regulations require ships entering port limits to change to fuel with less than 0.1% sulphur content within 2 hours of arrival. Find out more about this EU requirement.
Certain ship operations require permissions in order to be undertaken within port limits. See details of these and how to apply. In addition we would ask that we are notified of any proposed operation that may be noisy or have an effect on air quality or the marine environment. To voluntarily advise us of these operations please complete the Voluntary Reporting Form (90-012-01).
We ask all visiting ships going to anchor within port limits to print and to keep on their bridge our Emergency Response Card (80-010-01) in order to ensure a correct and rapid response to emergencies.
The Port is used for supplying bunker fuel to vessels at anchor with all grades of marine fuel supplied via barge or alongside in Falmouth Docks.
Bunkering operations are not permitted to be undertaken whilst loading, discharging or transferring dangerous goods.
Vessels with serious damage or defects which may affect their ability to navigate or operate safely should report their situation to the Coastal State via Falmouth Coastguard prior to making for the Port.
Falmouth Harbour Commissioners maintain a number of commercial moorings in the Harbour which may be hired.
The port has special procedures for managing tugs and tows. For information on restrictions and reporting, please contact us.
For a briefing sheet on requirements for cruise ship tenders operating in the Harbour, please contact us.