The port offers all the service facilities that vessels may need, 24 hours a day.


Always listen to VHF radio channels 12 and 16 when calling into port, shifting or departing. Larger fishing vessels should report the time of arrival to the port office as far in advance as possible.
The port supervision listens 24 hours a day to channels 12 and 16.
Unloading of fish always takes place:
• at wharf 41, where the water depth is 9.0 / 7.5 / 4.9 m or 
• at wharf 38, where the water depth is 7.5 m
Vessels that have been unloaded may not be docked at these wharfs.

Loading berth

There are certain berths for various sizes and types of fishing vessels.
It is prohibited to dock a vessel elsewhere than in the designated size and type of wharfs for the given vessel.
If there is any doubt about where a vessel can dock, call the port office on VHF radio.
Non-resident vessels should notify to the port office of the vessel’s supervisor if the crew goes home.

Storage of tools

You can get information from the port office on where you can store tools, etc.
Tools placed on wharfs without being clearly and durably marked with the vessel’s number will be removed by the port supervision as lost property.
Under all circumstances, it is prohibited to store tools, etc. on wharfs 38 and 41 (by the auction halls) and on wharf 53 (between the unloading cranes).

Click here to read rules for handling of fishing gear

Fresh water

Water pumps with hoses are located at wharfs 17, 31, 81 and 82, where vessels can take fresh water at no charge. At some of the other wharfs, fresh water can be delivered for a fee.

Electricity from land

It is possible to purchase electricity for the vessels from land at all wharfs or by agreement with the port office.

Reception programme for ship waste

The port has a reception programme for ship waste. Contact the port guard by telephone on +45 96 55 07 10. Download the form here

The port area

The port’s area includes the port facility, Roshage Pier east of the port and an adjacent land area west, south and east of the port.
The port area also includes:
A) The water area within the port facility’s outer jetties.

Rules for navigation

For navigation within the port area, the special rules for navigation in certain Danish waters apply. A special rule for Hanstholm in particular is that outgoing ships must wait. The maximum speed in the basins is 3 knots. Also refer to “The Danish Port Pilot”.

Rules of order

The “Standard regulations for the observance of order, etc. in Danish ports” apply, with the following additions:
Delivery of fuel from tank trucks to vessels in the port is only permitted at wharfs specified by the port supervision.
Vessels are not permitted to call into port without the prior permission of the port supervision. A berth plan for vessels in the port has been established.

Klaus Borg Hansen
Port Master