Portsmouth International Port Local Notice to Mariners No. 04/12

Dated 9th August 2012


No 2 berth and No 3-4 berth Dolphin Fenders



  1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Harbour Master of Portsmouth International Port that the fenders around the Dolphins on berth No 2 and the western end of No. 3-4 berth should not be used for turning on.

  2. The purpose of these fenders is to protect the dolphin structure in the event of a vessel landing heavily on them. They have not been designed for large vessels to pivot around as a manoeuvring aid in turning on or off the berth.

  3. Passage plans should carefully be considered to take this into account, with special regard to manoeuvring in adverse weather.

  4. This notice supersedes CNTM 01/04 which is cancelled.


Captain Rupert Taylor

Harbour Master

Portsmouth International Port