The River Hamble Harbour Authority

We provide services and facilities and manage the river for the benefit of all its users

Safety
  • The RHHA is committed to undertaking the proper management and regulation of marine operations within the scope of its powers and authority, in a way that manages the safety of navigation within the River, including the protection of the environment, so that the River and its users are all safeguarded
  • Implementing the Port Marine Safety Code to ensure that the harbour is as safe as possible for everyone who uses it
  • Carrying out daily patrols to check on boats and moorings
  • Enforcing local bye-laws
  • Providing a qualified first aid capability on and off the water
  • Providing a salvage, fire fighting and towage capability for vessels in difficulties
Environmental protection
  • Protecting and enhancing designated and protected sites
  • Pollution control, including oil spill response
  • Providing facilities for the disposal of waste materials associated with the harbour and its users
Navigation marks and lights

Maintaining and improving navigation marks and lights to mark the main channel and safe water within the River.

Moorings management
  • Managing mid-stream moorings on behalf of the Crown Estate
  • Managing the moorings waiting list on behalf of the Crown Estate
  • Managing the sub-letting of moorings
Event monitoring

Providing a presence on the water to ensure that events on the water are run safely and smoothly

Visitors
  • Providing berthing facilities for visiting yachts
  • Information and education
  • Providing information on the environment, flora and fauna of the River
  • Educating and informing river users about safety on the water
Decision making and planning

Hampshire County Council manage The River Hamble Harbour Authority.

The River Hamble Harbour Board makes major decisions about the management of the harbour.

The Board has seven members:

  • Chairman
  • two County Councillors (representing Eastleigh and Fareham)
  • The Marine Director / Harbour Master
  • three members appointed for their recreational sailing, marine industry and environmental skills and knowledge

The board meets every two months.

River Hamble Business Plan

River Hamble Strategic Vision

River Hamble Strategic Plan

River Hamble Marine Safety Plan

Privacy notices

Using the River Hamble

The personal data you provide will be treated in accordance with Data Protection Legislation.

Berthing and Information on the use of facilities

Your data will only be used to process your use of River Hamble facilities and services and provide you with information relevant to your berth, launch or service. It will not be shared with third parties other than ‘Harbour Assist’, our harbour management system provider. Your data will be retained for a maximum period of seven years from the date of your booking. The legal basis for our use of this information is Performance of a Public Interest task.

Events/bookings/enquiries

Your data will only be used to process your enquiry or booking and provide you with information about your enquiry or booking. It will not be shared with third parties. Your data will be retained for a maximum period of one year from the date of your booking. The legal basis for our use of this information is Performance of a Public Interest task.

Crown Estate Moorings

Your data will only be used to process your membership and provide you with information about your membership. It will not be shared with third parties. Your data will be retained for a maximum of one year from the expiry date of your membership. The legal basis for the use of this information is performance of a public interest task.

CCTV

CCTV is in operation at many of our sites for security purposes to protect staff and customers.

You have some legal rights in respect of the personal information we collect from you. Please see our Data Protection page for further details. You can contact the County Council’s Data Protection Officer at data.protection@hants.gov.uk. If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office.