Navigation Warnings


July 2021 Storm Event

For information and updates relating to the recent storm event: See our alerts section for updates

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Navigation Warnings

The Harbourmaster publishes local navigation warnings to provide harbour users with information about any local matters that may effect the safety of navigation in the region.

Any person, group or organisation may request to have a local navigation warning published by the Harbourmaster.

These warnings are also broadcast on local marine radio stations and published Marlborough Cruise Guide. Enabling notifications on the free Marlborough Cruise Guide App is a great way to keep up to date with local navigation warnings.

Please note: The Harbourmaster's local navigation warnings do not necessarily include Notices to Mariners as published by LINZ or Maritime New Zealand's Safety Bulletins or Guidance Notices.

View MNZ Safety Bulletins

View MNZ Guidance Notices

View LINZ Notices to Mariners

  • Debris in the Sounds

    There have been reports of all types of debris floating in the Sounds as a result of the heavy rain. All vessels are advised to navigate with caution. ​