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Charges and Permits


This page details the various charges payable for using the port and for pilotage services.

Please contact the Harbour Master to arrange payment of the relevant fees.

 

Description

Unit Measure

VAT Amount

£

Total Charge

£

Commercial Shipping using the Port of Bridgwater

Commercial  Vessels to Berths within the Port

Harbour Conservancy Dues vessels 30m and above

Per visit

0.00

350.00

Harbour Conservancy Dues for vessels/hovercraft of less than 30m undertaking commercial operations within the port

Per visit

0.00

155.00

Harbour Conservancy Dues for commercial vessels/hovercraft of less than 30m based within the Port of Bridgwater

Annual

0.00

205.00

Pilotage Charges

Per act

0.00

425.00

Pilotage Charges - Tug and barge (2 Pilots)

Per act

0.00

850.00

Boarding and Landing

Per act

0.00

198.00

Cargo Tariff

Per net ton

0.00

0.15

Boarding/Landing outside normal area (in addition to above) (see Notes)

Per act

0.00

319.00

Attendance fee (Pilotage not completed)

Per act

0.00

319.00

Commercial  Vessels operating within the port limits

Harbour Conservancy Dues for vessels/hovercraft of less than 30m undertaking commercial operations within the port

Per visit

0.00

155.00

Harbour Conservancy Dues for commercial vessels/hovercraft of less than 30m based within the Port of Bridgwater

Annual

0.00

205.00

Pilotage Exemption Certificates

Charge for a Pilotage Exemption Examination/ Re examination

per examination

0.00

383.00

Issue of PEC and annual renewal of certificate

per renewal

0.00

38.00

Any alteration for a Pilotage Exemption Certificate

per alteration

0.00

38.00

Charge on PEC vessels 1st visit each year  (pilotage fee - see note 1)

1st visit

0.00

425.00

Issuing or activating a notice to mariners on request

per request

0.00

230.00

To update, cancel, edit or re-issue a notice to mariners

per request

0.00

167.00

Servicing charges for the pilot vessel

per hour

0.00

358.00

Pilotage for non compulsory vessels(less than 30m):

To River Brue & Highbridge

per act/attendance

0.00

326.00

To Combwich

0.00

326.00

To Dunball

per act/attendance

0.00

326.00

To Bridgwater

0.00

326.00

(Charges are one way only and payable for each act or attendance whether moved or not)

Notes

  • A vessel under the pilotage of the holder of a Pilotage Exemption Certificate will also incur charges as follows:
    • a) 100% Conservancy Charge
    • b) 100% of Boarding and Landing fees
    • c) 100% of Cargo Tariff
    • d) 20% of Attendance Fee if vessel fails to sail on time
  • The normal pilot boarding area considered to be deep water channel extending north from a line due west of river Brue to a line due west of Burnham church tower