Harbour Masters Notice 10/18
Vessel Interaction in Tor Bay Harbour
From 25 October 2017 until 25 October 2018
All mariners are reminded that the discharge of fuel into the waters of Tor Bay Harbour is strictly prohibited by local, national and international legislation. This applies to fuel spilt during refuelling operations. The Harbour Master has powers to detain any vessel suspected of discharging fuel into the harbour and an obligation to report such vessel to the authorities for prosecution.
All mariners are therefore advised to exercise extreme care when taking on fuel and adhere to the following guidelines:
In addition to the measures outlined above it is important that all mariners follow the instructions issued by the fuel station operator. Given the volume of fuel used by the fishing industry all owners and skippers of fishing vessels are reminded to follow the refuelling procedures issued by the Brixham Trawler Agents.
In particular, the skippers of fishing boats at Brixham harbour are instructed not to remain alongside the fuel berth after taking fuel as this increases the risk of a fuel spill and hinders the ability of other vessels to safely take on fuel.
Please remember that the polluter pays for the cost of any clean up and those responsible for pollution can and will be prosecuted.