QHM Gibraltar

Queen’s Harbour Master (QHM) Gibraltar is the authority of the Naval Dockyard Port of Gibraltar and admiralty waters which lie within British Gibraltar Territorial Waters.

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About QHM Gibraltar

The Queen’s Harbour Master (QHM) is responsible for providing a safe, efficient, professional and cost effective service in support of the Commander British Forces Gibraltar’s Sea Port of Disembarkation and Forward Mounting Base, whilst ensuring maritime safety in Her Majesty’s Naval Base (Gibraltar) Dockyard Port.

QHM also has wider responsibilities ranging from environmental issues, oil pollution contingency and response within admiralty waters, business continuity and conservation to the management of the water space for all military users of the naval base.

This is achieved through liaison with the Gibraltar Port Authority who manages the civil port of which the naval base lies within.

QHM directly manages a staff of 2: the Port Services Manager (Civil Servant) and his Deputy (RN Senior Rating).

Port Services are responsible for coordinating berth allocation and all aspects of base support for all vessels using the naval base. This is achieved through the Integrated Service Provider, the MOD Joint Support Unit and other agencies.

Port information

HM Naval Base (Gibraltar) Dockyard Port is situated within admiralty waters to the south of Gibraltar Harbour. 5 berths are maintained at varying readiness, including 2 capable of receiving nuclear powered warships.

Gibraltar has a busy and growing port with around 9000 vessels visiting every year. As a bunkering hub for the Mediterranean it receives all types of commercial shipping as well as military vessels.

Civil port information, pilotage and towing services, notices to mariners can be found at the Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) website: http://www.gibraltarport.com


Safety information

Navigational warnings, local notices and directions are available on the Gibraltar Port website http://www.gibraltarport.com.

For MOD Pyro burns see local notices to mariners on the Gibraltar Port website http://www.gibraltarport.com.

How to contact QHM Gibraltar

To report an incident please use the contact details below:

By post:

Queen’s Harbour Master: Gibraltar
The Tower
HM Naval Base
Gibraltar BFPO 52
(Civil Shadow Post Code: BF1 2AR)

By email:

QHM: Gibraltar@qhm.mod.uk

Base services: gib-hqbfportsvcs@mod.uk

Out of working hours: portservices.hqbf.gib@gmail.com

By telephone:

QHM: +350 200 55791(M+350 58009378)

Port Services: +350 200 55901/55902 (M+350 56949000)

Very High Frequency channel: CH08 Pri / CH12 Sec (working hours only)

Working hours: all times Central European Time (UK+1)

Winter 1st Monday in September to 2nd Monday in July Monday to Thursday 8am to 5.10pm, Friday 8am to 2pm
Summer July and August (dates as above) Monday to Friday 8am to 2pm