Marine services

Ensuring safe and effective
marine operations

Blyth Harbour Commission (Port of Blyth) is the Statutory Harbour Authority responsible for marine safety and conservancy on the River Blyth.

The Marine Department operates on a 24 hour, 365 day basis, providing a variety of services to customers as well as overseeing the Port’s commitment to protecting the marine environment on the river, with further information available here.

Marine department 24 hour service

All services can be arranged by contacting the marine department

Marine Services


Pilotage is available 24/7, 365 days a year and is compulsory for vessels over 50m LOA, although Pilotage Exemption Certificates are available subject to qualifying criteria.


The Port’s own 600 BHP tug, the Blyth Endeavour is available for pushing while larger tugs are available locally from trusted third party suppliers.


Foyboatmen are licensed by the Port of Blyth, with services are provided by the experienced Blyth Boatmen. Foyboatmen are compulsory on vessels over 50m LOA.

Marine Craft Hire

Pilot vessel, harbour/survey, personnel and stores transfer launch available for hire within Port limits. Workboat code certified vessel available for bed levelling services and other external contracts.

Marine Fuel Bunkers

Rapid loading 15 million litre marine fuel bunkering facility operated by GEOS Group is available at Bates Terminal.

Other Services

Contact the Marine Department for assistance with fresh water supplies, waste disposal, diving services and any other requirements.

Commercial Fishing

Blyth is home to a 30 strong commercial fleet and offers good quality facilities and support. The Port also welcomes visiting fishing vessels with an open quay to land fish and good access for HGVs.

When approaching the river and during transit fishing vessels should maintain radio contact with the Harbour Master’s office via VHF Channel 12.

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With a long history of hosting leisure craft, the Port has worked closely with the Royal Northumberland Yacht Club to invest in the provision of excellent berthing facilities.

When approaching the river and during transit leisure craft should maintain radio contact with the Harbour Master’s office via VHF Channel 12.

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