What you must do when you're refuelling, or transferring waste oil when bunkering.

Bunkering is when any fuel is transferred to or from a vessel.

Before bunkering

You must give us at least 48 hours notice that youre going to bunker. 

You can call us 0117 903 1484 or email harbour.office@bristol.gov.uk

We need to know:

  • name of the vessel
  • location of bunkering
  • date and time of the bunkering

You must also complete the document Bristol Harbour bunkering form (53 KB) before the bunkering takes place.

To complete the form youll need to know the:

  • names or registration of any vessels or vehicles taking part 
  • names and ranks or positions of the people in charge of the vessels or vehicles

After bunkering

The bunkering form must be signed by the delivery driver and the person in charge of the vessel and returned to the Harbour Office.

You can return the form either: 

Incidents or spillages

You must immediately report any incidents or spillages to us:

  • Call: 0117 903 1484: option 2
  • Radio: VHF 73

Any incidents must be recorded in the bunkering form.

Contact information

Harbour Office

Underfall Yard
Cumberland Road
Bristol, BS1 9NE

Opening Hours

Open for general enquiries, licensing and the purchasing of commodities daily (except Christmas Day) as follows:

Summer (BST)

Harbour Office: Monday to Sunday 08.30am to 4.30pm

Emergency Service: Duty Officers are on call between 07.30am and 10.00pm

Winter (GMT)

Harbour Office: Monday to Sunday 10am to 3pm

Emergency Service: Duty Officers are on call between 9am and 5pm

VHF Radio

Channel 73, call sign BRISTOL FLOATING HARBOUR.

Email: harbour.office@bristol.gov.uk

Tel: 0117 903 1484
Fax: 0117 903 1487