Charts & Harbour

Charts & Harbour Information

The following is a list of charts recommended for ships visiting designated harbours in the Falkland Islands.  It is not exhaustive and visitors to other parts of the Islands are recommended to consult the British  Admiralty Chart Atlas for any further requirements.  A limited range of charts and flags are available from Byron Marine Ltd, H Jones Road,  Stanley
Tel: 22245 or email info@byronmarine.co.fk

British Admiralty Chart No. - Title

2505  Approaches to the Falkland Islands
2512  The Falkland Islands
2536  Port William to Choiseul Sound
2547  Port Salvador to Port William
1614  Stanley Harbour and Approaches
2550  Plans in East Falkland Island

A useful book for yachts cruising the islands is “Falkland Islands Shores” by Ewen Southby-Tailyour.  The notes in this book were taken by the author during a 13-month survey of the Falkland Islands in 1978-79.

Another useful book is “Brazil and Beyond” by Annie Hill.  Travel with the authors on a voyage in Badger along the Brazilian coast  and then on to the Falkland Islands, including useful sketch charts of  the out-of-the-way ports they visited

 

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Designated Ports and Declared Harbours

Stanley, Port William & Berkeley Sound.

Yachts are required to make Stanley their first port of call. Arrival and departure reports should be made as detailed under Harbour Safety - All  Vessels, Port William and Stanley Harbour.

Reporting on Arrival or Departure

The Reporting Line is a line joining the positions 51 31’S  57 44’W (Volunteer Point) and 51 41’S 57 43’W (Cape  Pembroke). This line forms the outer limit of Berkeley Sound and Port William.  All vessels entering or leaving Port William should report their “Reporting Line” crossing time.  This information should be passed as the vessel enters or leaves, and not retrospectively.  Any vessel  wishing to enter Stanley Harbour should give her entry time at the Reporting Line and her estimated time at the Narrows.

Jetties & Moorings

East Jetty:  Situated on the south shore of Stanley Harbour and belongs to Falkland Islands Company Ltd.   It has a 45 metre berthing face with approximately 3.7 metres of water at its head.  (contact +500 27630, email: agents@fic.co.fk for further information)

Public Jetty & Pontoons: Used only for landing passengers from launches and other small craft.  Yachts may use these facilities to obtain customs clearance & for short stays, but only when not required for Cruise Ship Tenders.  There is no mooring or access permitted to the north face of the Public Jetty.

FIPASS (Falkland Interim Port and Storage System):  Situated to the east of the Narrows on the south shore of Stanley Harbour.  This facility consists of seven permanently moored barges providing 300 metres of berthing face and a Ro-Ro berth.  The depth of  water varies from 6.5 - 7.2 metres according to berth. Yachts often use the east side of FIPASS.

Noble Frontier: A temporary Dock Facility is situated to the east of FIPASS to support offshore exploration - not for use by yachts.

Government Jetty: This structure has been removed, as it was unsafe.

Camber dock: This small marina is on the north side of Stanley Harbour.  It is currently under renovation.  Contact Fortuna Ltd tel (+500) 22616 or email: admin@fortuna.co.fk

 

Harbour Authorities

The Marine Officer, Fisheries Department, PO Box 598, Stanley, Falkland Islands.

Office Hours: 0800 - 1630 (Seven days per Week)

Telephone: (500) 27260 & 27266  Fax: (500) 27265

E-mail:  fishops@fisheries.gov.fk

Radio

Harbour Authorities - Call "FISHOPS" or "STANLEY PORT CONTROL" on VHF Ch 16 or 10 (24 hours) & HF - 4066.1 Khz (office hours only)

Out of office hours, the VHF watch is maintained by Sure South Atlantic Ltd, who will take all routine reports and in an emergency will immediately alert Harbour Staff.  Use the same callsigns "FISHOPS" or "STANLEY PORT CONTROL". In an emergency the Duty Officer can also be contacted via “Stanley Police” on VHF Ch 16.

Harbour Dues

Harbour dues for Yachts is 67.00 (as at May 2015)

AIDS TO NAVIGATION WITHIN FALKLAND ISLANDS WATERS

PORPOISE POINT

FOX POINT

STANLEY HARBOUR ENTRY LIGHTS

FIPASS NW CORNER

FIPASS NE CORNER - RO-RO RAMP.

NAVY POINT

ENGINEER POINT

BLANCO BAY

STANLEY HARBOUR EXIT LEADING MARKS

CAPE PEMBROKE LIGHTHOUSE

MENGEARY POINT

STRIKE-OFF POINT

LONG ISLAND

VOLUNTEER POINT

Camber
Camber Dock

Camber Dock

Maiden Haven

Maiden Haven

Canache

Aerial view of the Camber