Poole Harbour Watch

Poole Harbour Watch (PHW) is a neighbourhood watch afloat.

It is run by boat owners with the aim of reducing crime in Poole Harbour, afloat or ashore, including boatyards, marinas and clubs. Funded by voluntary contributions, it is a community project working with the Police, Harbour Authorities and other agencies to fight crime and make Poole Harbour a safe and enjoyable place for all.

PHW have produced a useful information card that is available from yacht clubs, boat yards, marinas, local chandlers and the berthing office in the Poole Quay Boat Haven. The card has useful telephone numbers and VHF channel for Poole Harbour Control, plus telephone numbers for the Police and HM Coastguard.

For a Crime in progress dial 999 and ask for Police.

Other Sea Emergencies dial 999 or VHF Radio Channel 16and ask for Coastguard.

For Police Non Emergencies dial 101.

Poole Harbour Control dial 01202 440230 or VHF Radio Channel 14

Further details can be obtained from David Butcher: 07775 644474 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.