Notices to Mariners

The links to external websites or the pdf documents presented on this page are Notices to Mariners that D&S IFCA is aware of that relate to D&S IFCA’s District. Please be aware that this is not a complete list of all Notice to Mariners that may apply, and you are advised to contact your local Harbour Authority for more detail on issues that may be relevant in your area. By scrolling down this page you can view a selection of Notices to Mariners (or similar). Although a brief summary of each NTM is provided, you should read the notice in full by clicking on the links.

Torbay Harbour NTM - 16/21

Torbay 5 Knot Speed Restrictions

This NTM advices all mariners about the seasonal 5 knot speed restriction that is now in place (May to September) in areas marked by yellow buoys.

The notice can be read here and all active Torbay Harbour Notices can be read in full by using this link.

Torbay Harbour NTM - 03/21

Offshore Circuit Racing Association Aqua Adrenaline Tour

This NTM advises on this event taking place at Haldon Pier, Torquay Harbour between 1st and 2nd May 2021. 

The event includes the use of fast powerboats and jet skis racing around a circuit to the south of Torquay Harbour. Safety boats will be used and mariners are requested to follow any guidance issued.

All active Torbay Harbour Masters Notices can be read in full by using this link.

Fugro GB Marine Ltd

Weather dependent Fugro GB Marine Ltd will be undertaking scheduled services on behalf the National Network of Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes from 15/03/2021 at the following sites within D&S IFCA’s District.

Work begins on 15th March 2021 and involves a service of the Start Bay, Torbay and Dawlish Wave Buoys. A 200-metre clearance from all the buoys is requested. Please refrain from deploying any fishing gear in the vicinity of these buoys to reduce danger of entanglement and equipment loss. Please do not moor to any part of the deployed moorings or buoys. These Notices to Mariners can be read in full by clicking on the links above. Each notice provides a chart of the site and further details.

Work will also be undertaken in Cornwall (Looe Bay) at the following site:

If you have any questions or comments you can contact Fugro’s Coastal Oceanography department:


Telephone: 02392 205510

Older Notices:
Torbay Harbour - Harbour Master Notice 11/20 - May 2020 (on-going)

This NTM advises (until further notice) on concrete blocks that have been placed on the seabed in Torbay to facilitate scientific experimentation.

It lists the locations (Lat/Long) of the blocks.

Mariners are advised that these concrete blocks may post a snagging hazard to nets, lines, trawls or other underwater apparatus that is towed or placed near or on the seabed and should avoid underwater operations in the vicinity of the positions listed.

Page reviewed and updated: 4th May 2021