INFORMATION ON SHIP ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES
The harbour can be navigated both day and night.
Ferries arrive or depart from the Port of Frederikshavn up to thirty times daily. In addition to ordinary ferry traffic there are frequent arrivals at the shipyards and general tramp trade. Furthermore, the approach area and outer harbour are used for traffic to and from the Frederikshavn Naval Base.
All ships must announce their arrival and departure on VHF channel 12. Ferries in particular, need to be notified well in advance about the movements of other ships, as they cannot deviate from the scheduled navigation during their final approach without risking fatal consequences.
Ships arrivals and departures
Code of Conduct
Ferry Schedule week 27 to 32
NOTIFICATION ON SHIP ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES ON VHF CHANNEL 12
Approximately 10 minutes before the approach buoy, the ship announces its arrival to Port Control on channel 12. Port Control informs the ship of current incoming and outgoing traffic.
Approximately 10 minutes before expected departure, the ship calls Port Control on channel 12. Port Control informs the ship of current incoming and outgoing traffic.
All ships calling the Port of Frederikshavn are under the obligation of monitoring VHF channel 12.
Calling of marine pleasure crafts and dinghies is not allowed without permit required beforehand.
The use of tugboats is not mandatory in the Port of Frederikshavn.
Svitzer provides Port of Frederikshavn with tugboat services and has two stationed tugboats available for operation in the port.
PILOT AND HAWSER SERVICE
Vessels which are tugged are compulsory to hire pilotage, according to notification of use of pilotage, as well as tankers, chemical tankers and gas tankers according to the Pilotage Act.
Vessels, whose captain is not familiar with the conditions, are advised to take on a pilot or obtain information from the Port Control about such conditions before arrival or departure. It is particularly important to note that easterly winds can result in low water levels of down to -0.8m, which is why it is particularly important to use a pilot during these weather conditions or to obtain information from Port Control about the up-to-the-minute conditions.
Dan Pilot handles pilotage service in the Port of Frederikshavn.
See Lov om ændring af lodsloven og lov om Danpilot
Frederikshavn Trosseføreri offers hawser service in the Port of Frederikshavn.