Transition of harbour control from Fisheries Department to Maritime Authority


Submitted by the South Atlantic Islands News Team (SAINT)



With effect from 8am on 24 January 2022, the operation of harbour control will move from the Fisheries Department to the Maritime Authority, located in the Old Design Office on Ross Road.

There will be no changes to VHF reporting, with the call sign of Stanley Port Control and the working channel of VHF Channel 10, remaining the same. All other VHF communications are to be conducted on alternate working channels.


Out of hours VHF communications will continue to be via Sure Falkland Islands, as per existing arrangements.


For all fisheries matters the Duty Fisheries Officer can be reached on 27266 from Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm, or on 53045 at any time (24 hours, seven days a week).


In the event of any maritime emergency, the on-call Duty Harbour Master can be reached at any time on 54648.