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25th March 2019 | Today's High Tides | 03:05 - 5.35m | 15:33 - 5.11m | Full Tide Tables

Navigation & Safety

Swimming on the River Crouch

Swimming in tidal rivers like at Burnham can be really dangerous. Only a fool chances his or her life in a situation he or she does not understand. Perhaps our advice not to swim is unwelcome - but to do so without knowing what the tide is doing is madness. Visit the Crouch Harbour Authority website to view our Tide Tables.

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Port Marine Safety Code

The Port Marine Safety Code applies to all harbours authorities in the UK that have statutory powers and duties.

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Havengore Bridge

If you are thinking of sailing in the area of Maplin/Foulness Sands (which surround the live firing Range at MOD Shoeburyness), and intend to use Havengore Passage to reach the inner waterways of the River Crouch/River Roach, we strongly advise you to become familiar with the restrictions on passing Havengore Bridge.

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Watch Your Wash

It is not just your speed you need to watch. Keep a good lookout and realise what effect your wash is having on other harbour users.

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Safety Advice for Recreational Sailors

The Crouch Harbour Authority regularly reviews guidance from incidents reviewed internally but also from outside sources but also from outside sources such as safety digests from the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB).

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Sail Boarding & Paddle Boarding

Some basic safety principals and precautions.

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The Harbour Master has been in receipt of correspondence from several concerned river users that some Ships are anchoring in the CHA District and in particular within the designated anchorage at the entrance to the river Roach without displaying the correct night and day signals (Lights & Shapes).

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Fire Safety Information

A few basic tips to help you stay safe.

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Use of Inflatable Canoes, Kayaks and Paddle Boards

The use of inflatable Canoes, Kayaks and Paddle Boards is becoming increasingly more popular countrywide. Below is listed some general information and some more specific data pertinent to the rivers Crouch and Roach.

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