Port of Hastings : Port Operations :

Keep Clear of Big Ships


Western Port Bay is a popular location for boating, fishing, yachting and other aquatic pastimes. But recreational users must share the port waters responsibly with the large commercial ships visiting the Port of Hastings.


Keep Clear boating safety information

Patrick Ports-Hastings runs the Keep Clear boating safety program to help boaters stay safe and enjoy their time out on Western Port Bay.

Small boats must always KEEP CLEAR of ships

It is dangerous, and often impossible, for ships to change course quickly.

  • Just because you can see the ship, don't assume the ship can see you.
  • Ships are often travelling faster than you think.

In the shipping channel

No anchoring allowed - it is dangerous and illegal. Penalties apply.

For more information, contact:
Patrick Ports-Hastings
Ph: (03) 5983 9406