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The Hampton Public Docks are open with some restrictions. Please contact Dock Master for more information. 757-727-1276

Marine Safety Information Bulletin 

Vessel Reporting Requirements for Illness or Death 

 Commandant MSIB Number:  06-20  U.S. Coast Guard Date:  March 13, 2020 Inspections and Compliance Directorate  2703 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, STOP 7501  Washington, DC 20593-7501 E-Mail: Outbreak

 An outbreak of respiratory illness caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting mariners and maritime commerce. This MSIB serves as a reminder that the illness of persons on board a vessel must be reported to both the Coast Guard and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Reporting delays create significant challenges to protect persons on board vessels and, more broadly, maintain an effective Marine Transportation System.  Vessels or masters that do not immediately report illness or death among passengers or crew may face delays and disruption to passenger and cargo operations including a requirement to return to the previous port after sailing.  Additionally, vessels and masters are subject to Coast Guard enforcement action, which include civil penalties, vessel detentions, and criminal liability.

 Illness of a person onboard a vessel that may adversely affect the safety of a vessel or port is a hazardous condition per 33 CFR 160.216 and the owner, agent, master, operator, or person in charge must immediately notify the nearest Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP).  It is critical to report persons who exhibit symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or other illness to the COTP.

42 CFR 71.1 defines an ill person onboard a vessels as one that has:

(A) Fever (has a measured temperature of 100.4 °F [38 °C] or greater; or feels warm to the touch; or gives a history of feeling feverish) accompanied by one or more of the following: 

o skin rash, o difficulty breathing or suspected or confirmed pneumonia, o persistent cough or cough with bloody sputum, o decreased consciousness or confusion of recent onset, o new unexplained bruising or bleeding (without previous injury), o persistent vomiting (other than sea sickness) o headache with stiff neck;

(B) Fever that has persisted for more than 48 hours;

(C) Acute gastroenteritis, which means either: 

o diarrhea, defined as three or more episodes of loose stools in a 24-hour period or what is above normal for the individual, or o vomiting accompanied by one or more of the following: one or more episodes of loose stools in a 24-hour period, abdominal cramps, headache, muscle aches, or fever (temperature of 100.4 °F [38 °C] or greater);

   This release has been issued for public information and notification purposes only.

 Additionally, as required by 42 CFR 71.21, the master of a ship destined for a U.S. port shall report immediately to the quarantine station at or nearest the port at which the ship will arrive, the occurrence, on board, of any death or any ill person among passengers or crew (including those who have disembarked or have been removed) during the 15-day period preceding the date of expected arrival or during the period since departure from a U.S. port (whichever period of time is shorter). Guidance and forms to report deaths and illnesses to the CDC can be found at:


Public Piers

The Hampton Public Docks is a transient facility located within walking distance of Downtown Hampton’s historic district, restaurants, and local attractions. It was the first marina in the Commonwealth of Virginia to receive Virginia Clean Marina certification.

Marina Amenities Include:

  • Clean shower facilities
  • Laundry on site
  • Outdoor pool, spa and fitness room at the neighboring Hampton Marina Hotel
  • FREE Public Wi-Fi on the docks 
  • Marina Office with internet access, telephone, and book exchange
  • Complimentary bicycles
  • Boaters Garden with pick your own veggies and herbs
  • Discounts on car rental from Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Virginia Green Marina

Dockage Rates:
Overnight rate includes use of the bath house, pool, and fitness room at the neighboring Hotel Marina Hotel, telephone, book exchange, bicycles, and FREE WIRELESS INTERNET on the docks. Laundry facilities now available at marina.


  • $2.00 per foot, per night
  • $1.75 per foot, per night (Boat US Members)
  • Stay 3 nights, get 4th night free excluding electric (Cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions)

 No vessel may be docked at the Hampton Public Docks without advance reservations. Vessels docking without a confirmed reservation may be charged the full daily rate. 

Temporary Dockage:

  • $10 up to 4 hours (Friday, Saturday & Sunday Only) - This does not include electricity
  • After 4 hours overnight rates apply

Electrical Accommodations:
30 amp  - $5.00 per night
T30 amp - $10.00 per night
50 amp - $10.00 per night
100 amp - $20.00 per night

Commercial Vessel:
$200.00 touch and go

All rates subject to change and not available during Holidays or Special Events. Reservations recommended. 

In for Lunch or Dinner :
Short visits for lunch or dinner are free; Monday-Thursday however please make sure to call Hampton Public Piers on radio channel 16 or call 757-727-1276 prior to docking so we can give you a slip assignment, an empty space does not mean it is available; it may be reserved for another boater. Once docked please check in with dock master and leave your contact information; in case of any emergencies. 

Complimentary Services For Our Anchored Visitors:
Dinghy Fee Complimentary
Water Complimentary
Trash Disposal Complimentary (Please bag all trash)
Internet Access Complimentary
Bicycles Complimentary
Showers $1.00 per person per day

Pump Out:
$5.00 each

$3.00 10 lb bag
$4.00 20 lb bag

Rental car service available
Mail Forwarding
Copies and faxing services available
USPS, UPS, and FedEx pick up available


 8:30 am - 5 pm

Dock Master Contact Information

Danny Fitzgerald
710 Settlers Landing Rd
Hampton, VA 23669