Barrow Local Port Service (LPS)

Barrow Marine Control (24 Hours)

Telephone +44 (0) 1229 615900


VHF 'Barrow Port Radio' Channel 12



Participation in the Reporting System is compulsory for the following:

  • All vessels of LOA 20m or over

  • All vessels carrying 12 or more passengers

  • All vessels carrying dangerous cargo

Vessels should report both inward and outward bound to Barrow Port Radio on VHF Ch 12 when passing position 54° 03.0’ N 003° 10.0’W (abeam Haws Point) and when passing Lightning Knoll buoy or when entering / leaving the Outer Channel.

NOTE: Vessels may not receive a response from Barrow Port Radio and should proceed with extra caution at such times.

The report should include the following information:

  • Vessel’s name

  • Intended passage

  • Other information requested

Vessels should also report prior to leaving any berth or anchorage within the Port

Barrow Port Radio will provide the following details on request:

  • Traffic information relevant to the passage

  • Aids to Navigation availability

  • Tug availability and number

  • Berth allocation

  • Tidal or weather information

  • Other specific information (speed reductions required, dredging work, diving operations in progress etc.)