Maritime Authority and Harbour Master

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The Harbour Master serves as the professional head of the Maritime Authority.

The Maritime Authority has the responsibility to prevent the loss of life on the coast and at sea, produce legislation and guidance on maritime matters within the waters of the Falkland Islands. We are responsible for:

  • the safety of everybody in a vessel in FI waters
  • the safety of all seafarers on FI flagged vessels
  • making sure all equipment on FI vessels is fit for purpose
  • making sure all seafarers on FI vessels have correct documentation
  • the environmental safety of FI coast and waters
  • the accuracy of hydrographic data on charts
  • overseeing coastal rescue volunteers, hydrographics, seafarer certification and the port state control inspection regime



Latest Local Notices to Mariners

Local Notices to Mariners for Stanley Harbour and Falkland Islands Waters.
Issued by the Harbour Master/Marine Officer.

Latest Navigation Warnings

Local Navigation Warnings for Falkland Islands Waters.
Issued by the Harbour Master/Marine Officer.