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KHM Plymouth

Port information

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What we do

KHM is responsible for the Protection of the Port, which means the preservation of life, protection of the environment, protection of property and the continuity of the business within the port whilst overseeing MoD primacy within the port.

KHM acts as the Statutory Harbour, Pilotage and Lighthouse Authority for the Dockyard Port of Plymouth, with local legislative powers provided by public statute. KHM is responsible for the navigational safety and traffic regulation of all vessels bound to and from the Port of Plymouth (Cattewater), Millbay and Sutton Harbour.

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Traffic regulations

All vessels, over 20m in length, arriving or sailing from the Plymouth Ports and Dockyard are to report to the Plymouth Vessel Traffic Service (VTS). 

The reporting  procedures are set out in Schedule 1 Part 2  of the Dockyard Port of Plymouth Order 2020. Further details can also be found in Admiralty List of Radio Signals Volume 6. 

Tide tables

This information is produced by permission of the UK Hydrographic Office. All times are given in Local Time and are adjusted for British Summer Time (BST) where appropriate.
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