Port Facilities

FIPASS (Falklands Interim Port and Storage System)

Situated to the South East of the Narrows on the South shore of Stanley Harbour, FIPASSS consists some 300 metres of berthing space with two barges being available for berthing and cargo handling, re-supply of ship’s stores or passenger movements. A third barge is available for berthing but also provides a warehouse facility and therefore allows limited cargo handling. The remaining three barges are dedicated to warehousing and storage and offer some 8000 square metres of space. The depth of water varies from 6.5m on the East Berth to 7.1m on the Centre Berth.

By arrangement ships may take fresh water and bunkers at the berths however no shore side electrical power or telephone connections are available. Small craft, yachts and tenders may berth on the southern side of FIPASS although limited space is available.

Payphones and Wi-Fi are available on the dock but will require the purchase of cards. These cards are not available on the dock. Garbage and sludge disposal services are also available as is freezer space by arrangement with those service providers.

AtLink Ltd, a local company under contract to the Falkland Islands’ Government, provides Port Management Services for the facility. Details of their work, including berth bookings, can be found here AtLink - Falkland Islands FIPASS Management and Administration or by calling the office on +500 22636 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FIPASS has been allocated VHF CH 15 for the management of all vessels using the facility. Vessels are to make direct contact with the FIPASS Duty Operations Manager on completion of making their report to Stanley Port Control after passing the reporting line inbound.

FIPASS has been designated a restricted area and is not a public right of way, consequently unauthorised access to the dock area is prohibited in line with the ISPS. To gain access, passes are required, which are issued by Atlink Ltd security staff. Personnel wishing to enter FIPASS will be required to show a valid pass to Security Staff situated in the security hut at the entrance to the causeway. CCTV is in operation on the port to monitor safety and access within the area.

Pilots

All vessels intending to berth at FIPASS must take a Pilot in order to protect this vital infrastructure. To order a Pilot a request must be made not less than 24 hours in advance via the local Ship's Agent.

Fresh Water

FIPASS is able to provide up to 70 tonnes of fresh water without notice at a rate of 25 tonnes per hour. With 24 hours’ notice 100 tonnes of water can be supplied. Larger quantities can be provided providing sufficient notice is given.

Bunkers

Bunkers are available from the Centre and East berths, 4 days’ notice is required for delivery. Alternatively bunkers can be delivered by tanker in Port William or Berkeley Sound. Contact Stanley Services Ltd. by phoning +500 22622 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For any updates on the use of FIPASS including temporary closures or limitations please check their news page AtLink - Falkland Islands FIPASS Management and Administration |.

Port William

Port William has designated anchorage areas divided into inner (9) and outer areas (6) positions of which can be found in the Harbours Information Booklet. Vessels requiring a particular anchorage should make a request to Stanley Port Control on VHF CH 10.

Towards the Western and inner part of Port William, particularly during the summer months, larger cruise ships use this area to provide passenger access to Stanley. They are normally allocated the inner areas IW1, IW2 & IW3.

Port William offers good anchorage for deep draft vessels seeking shelter from Westerly gales. Shelter from North Westerly or North Easterly gales may also be obtained off the North shore East of Doctors Point with good holding ground of soft mud.

Vessels are requested to avoid anchoring close to the line of the leading lights (185.7°) through the Narrows, and Masters will be instructed to re-position their vessels should their position impinge on navigational safety, particularly on the approaches into Stanley Harbour. 

Transhipping and bunkering are permitted in Port William through prior agreement with Stanley Port Control. Bunkers can be delivered by tanker in Port William by contacting Stanley Services Ltd. on +500 22622 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Berkeley Sound

A deep water bay with good holding ground, Berkeley Sound is used frequently for the transhipment of frozen fish and squid and for licensed bunkering operations from tankers and reefers by prior arrangement with Stanley Port Control.

There are no designated anchorages within Berkeley Sound and Masters are free to choose their own anchor position using the ordinary practice of good seamanship. However, all vessels must advise Stanley Port Control of their final anchor drop position.

There are no shore facilities in Berkeley Sound and all personnel and stores transfers must be made via a launch from Stanley. Bunkers can be delivered by tanker through Stanley Services Ltd. by phoning +500 22622 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Stanley Harbour

Public Jetty & Pontoons

Used only for landing passengers from launches and other small craft. Yachts may use these facilities to obtain Customs clearance & for short stays, but only when not required for cruise ship tenders. There is no mooring or access permitted to the north face of the Public Jetty.

East Jetty

Situated on the south shore of Stanley Harbour and belonging to the Falkland Islands Company Ltd, it has a 45m berthing face with approximately 5m of water at its head. Fresh water is available at 12-15 tonnes per hour as well as laundry facilities, electricity and waste disposal. Contact +500 27630 or +500 54011 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

The Camber Dock

Situated on the North side of Stanley Harbour, west of The Narrows, the Camber Dock is operated by Fortuna Ltd and offers approximately 80 metres of berthing face and 5.4 metres depth of water. For further information contact Fortuna Limited on +500 22616 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Canache

Situated to the East of FIPASS and predominately used by local yachtsman and small vessels. The area has only limited availability for visiting yachts and small pleasure craft. 

S.A.M.S. Marina

A small private marina having a 24m floating pontoon on its south side for use by local boats. Available depth at the pontoon is 1.6m. East face berthing may be available where there is 27m face and depth varies from 2.5 to 3m. Contact Mr & Mrs Eynon on +500 21145 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for further information.

Maiden Harbour Marina

Situated on the southern shore towards the western part of Stanley Harbour, this is a privately owned yacht haven providing facilities for visiting yachtsman and local craft. Water, electricity and fuel are available, however due to tidal restrictions on under keel clearance depths the harbour is only accessible during high water. Contact Diane Freeman on +500 51628 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

Towage

There is no provision for towage with designated Falkland's Harbours. Agency launches with limited capability are available for berthing assistance.