NtM no.34 of 2022 – Tuesday 16th August 2022

Removal of Town Pontoon, Burnham-on-Crouch – Amendment to NtM no. 33 of 2022

INFORMATION

Mariners are advised that the damaged Maldon District Council owned Town Pontoon at Burnham on Crouch in approximate position:

51° 37.45 N
000° 49.110 E

will be removed, along with shore to pontoon access ramp. Works are scheduled to commence Monday 15th August 2022.

The associated fixing piles will remain in situ.

Please note the outer most/seaward pair of piles previously securing the hammerhead will now be marked with a QUICK FLASH GREEN LIGHT and not with a fixed green light as previously advised.


NtM no.33 of 2022 – Thursday 11th August 2022

Removal of Town Pontoon, Burnham-on-Crouch

INFORMATION

Mariners are advised that the damaged Maldon District Council owned Town Pontoon at Burnham on Crouch in approximate position:

51° 37.45 N
000° 49.110 E

will be removed, along with shore to pontoon access ramp. Works are scheduled to commence Monday 15th August 2022.

The associated fixing piles will remain in situ.

The outer most/seaward pair of piles previously securing the hammerhead will be marked with a fixed green light.


NtM no.32 of 2022 – Wednesday 10th August 2022

Inner Crouch Safe Water Mark – River Crouch

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Inner Crouch Safe Water Mark in approximate position:

51°37.189 N
000°55.087 E

is now lit.

Notice to Mariners 28 of 2022 is hereby cancelled.


NtM no.31 of 2022 – Wednesday 20th July 2022

River Crouch Survey Findings

INFORMATION

The Port of London Authority have on behalf of the CHA recently undertaken Survey Operations on the River Crouch and Approach in areas of particular interest to deeper draught vessel as follows:

• In the vicinity of the Swallowtail West Cardinal Light Buoy
• Between Buxey No 1 Southerly Cardinal Light Buoy and Buxey No 2 Northerly Cardinal Light Buoy
• In the vicinity of the Crouch Northerly Cardinal Light Buoy

This information is available to view on the links below. It will further be incorporated in a new addition of Admiralty Chart 3750 [Rivers Crouch and Roach] scheduled for publication within the next few months by the UK Hydrographic Office [UKHO].

A further survey of the Raysand Channel has been commissioned for later this year.

The CHA will promulgate these findings and any alterations [if necessary] to the buoyage once completed. However, until then we would remind mariners of NTM No 43 of 2021 less water reported and re-emphasis that caution should be taken when using this route.

Buxey Buoys
Crouch Buoy
Swallowtail West

NtM no.30 of 2022 – Monday 18th July 2022

Re-Location of Swallowtail West Lighted Buoy

NAVIGATION

Re-Location of Swallowtail West Lighted Buoy.

Following a recent survey of the Swallowtail Bank undertaken by the Port of London Authority on behalf of the Crouch Harbour Authority, mariners are advised that the Westerly Cardinal light buoy Swallowtail West has been re-located today 18/07/2022 to a new position of:

51° 39.956N
001°02.369E

Light sequence and top-mark remain unchanged.

attachment ntm 30 of 2022


NtM no.29 of 2022 – Monday 18th July 2022

Whitaker No 3 Lighted Buoy – River Crouch

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Whitaker No 3 Lighted Buoy in approximate position:

51°40.038 N
001°03.217 E

is now lit.

Notice to Mariners 27 of 2022 is hereby cancelled.


NtM no.28 of 2022 – Monday 18th July 2022

Inner Crouch Safe Water Mark – River Crouch

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Inner Crouch Safe Water Mark in approximate position:

51°37.189 N
000°55.087 E

is unlit.


NtM no.27 of 2022 – Tuesday 21st June 2022

Whitaker No 3 Lighted Buoy – River Crouch

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Whitaker No 3 Lighted Buoy in approximate position:

51°40.038 N
001°03.217 E

is unlit.


NtM no.26 of 2022 – Tuesday 14th June 2022

Refurbishment Works to Bridgemarsh Marina – River Crouch

INFORMATION

Mariners are advised that work on the refurbishment of Bridgemarsh Marina has now commenced. Port Flair’s workboat Jean T and Piling Barge will be arriving on site soon.

The Marina have kindly requested that unless mariners are a customer of Bridgemarsh Marina to please avoid Althorne Creek as there will be limited moorings available and parking facilities.

Work is likely to be completed around mid-September 2022.

Your co-operation in this matter would be appreciated.


NtM no.25 of 2022 – Friday 10th June 2022

General Information

Mariners are advised that less water has been reported inside Buxey No 2 Lighted buoy in position:

51°39.076 N
001°00.234 E

Mariners are advised to navigate outside of the Fairway in this area with extreme caution.


NtM no.24 of 2022 – Friday 13th May 2022

Polite Notice

INFORMATION

Following several reports of inappropriate and improper mooring.

Mariners are courteously reminded that:

• Except for emergency purposes anchoring in the Fairway or Main Channel on the Rivers Crouch and Roach is prohibited.
• Whilst at anchor all vessels must display the appropriate day and night-time signals.
• Mooring to Navigation buoys and marks including racing markers is forbidden.


NtM no.23 of 2022 – Thursday 12th May 2022

Chelmsford Canoe Club Event – River Crouch

INFORMATION

Mariners are advised that on Saturday 14th May 2022 there will be a Canoeing Event taking place in the upper reaches of the River Crouch.

Canoes will be launching from Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers and are expected to proceed up river.

Mariners navigating in this area are requested to do so with care and consideration.


NtM no.22 of 2022 – Wednesday 11th May 2022

Diving Operations Baltic Wharf

INFORMATION

Mariners are advised that diving operations are scheduled to take place on Friday 13th May 2022 at Baltic Wharf
(River Crouch). The tug (Jean T) will be in attendance throughout and will maintain a listening watch on VHF channels 11 & 16.

An exclusion zone of 50m will be in place and all vessels are requested to pass the area with caution and at slow speed


NtM no.21 of 2022 – Wednesday 5th May 2022

Areas of High Density Small Sailing Vessels

SAFETY/NAVIGATION

Owners and operators of power-driven vessels navigating in areas of high-density small sailing craft, in particular but not restricted to, the upper reaches of the River Crouch between Brandy Hole and Hayes Farm are requested to do so at a slow speed, in a considerate manner, whilst keeping a sharp lookout at all times.

The Up River Yacht Club, South Woodham Ferrers, and Eyott Sailing Clubs (launching from Hullbridge, South Woodham Ferrers and Fenn Creek) host and run well organised regular sailing events, with marshalling and safety boats in attendance at all times.

However, it should be borne in mind that some club members participating are both young, relatively inexperienced, and undergoing training.

The Crouch Harbour Authority therefore respectfully request that those in charge of power-driven vessels navigating in these waters are especially vigilant and cautious.

Organisers of all events taking place within the CHA District should, when considering their race courses, be mindful of designated fairways and restrictions of commercial and larger power-driven vessels constrained by their draught, and ability to manoeuvre, and ensure that their passage is not impeded.


NtM no.20 of 2022 – Wednesday 4th May 2022

Paglesham Boatyard – Removal of Paglesham Jetty, River Roach

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Paglesham Jetty is being removed from its current position and will be placed on the adjacent slipway for repairs, therefore the fixed green light in approximate position as noted below, will be temporary discontinued:

51°35.613 N
000°48.754 E


NtM no.19 of 2022 – Friday 29th April 2022

Paglesham Fairway No 1 Lighted Buoy – River Roach

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Paglesham Fairway No 1 Lighted Buoy in approximate position:

51°35.825 N
000°49.167 E

Is back on station.

NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 6 OF 2022 IS HEREBY CANCELLED


NtM no.18 of 2022 – Thursday 22nd April 2022

Dredging Operations at Burnham Yacht Harbour

INFORMATION

Dredging Operations at Burnham Yacht Harbour

Please be advised that Burnham Yacht Harbour Marina Ltd have now completed their Maintenance Dredging Operations in the approach to and within Burnham Yacht Harbour, Burnham on Crouch, Essex.

NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 49 OF 2021 IS HEREBY CANCELLED


NtM no.17 of 2022 – Tuesday 22nd March 2022

River Crouch Survey

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that survey work on the River Crouch is now complete.

NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 7 OF 2022 IS HEREBY CANCELLED


NtM no.16 of 2022 – Monday 21st March 2022

Polite Notice

INFORMATION

Mariners are reminded that it is not permitted to moor their vessels to navigation buoys or marks.


NtM no.15 of 2022 – Thursday 9th March 2022

Burnham Fairway No 13 Lighted Buoy – River Crouch

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Burnham Fairway No 13 Lighted Buoy in approximate position:

51°37.492 N
000°47.333 E

Is back on station

Notice to Mariners 13 of 2022 is hereby cancelled.


NtM no.14 of 2022 – Thursday 9th March 2022

Burnham Fairway No 9 Lighted Buoy – River Crouch

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Burnham Fairway No 9 Lighted Buoy in approximate position:

51°37.327 N
000°48.870 E

is back on station

Notice to Mariners No 12 of 2022 is hereby cancelled.


NtM no.13 of 2022 – Monday 7th March 2022

Burnham Fairway No 13 Lighted Buoy – River Crouch

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Burnham Fairway No 13 Lighted Buoy in approximate position:

51°37.492 N
000°47.333 E

is temporarily off station for maintenance


NtM no.12 of 2022 – Monday 7th March 2022

Burnham Fairway No 9 Lighted Buoy – River Crouch

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Burnham Fairway No 9 Lighted Buoy in approximate position:

51°37.327 N
000°48.870 E

is temporarily off station for maintenance.


NtM no.11 of 2022 – Monday 7th March 2022

Burnham Fairway No 5 Lighted Buoy – River Crouch

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Burnham Fairway No 5 Lighted Buoy in approximate position:

51°37.187 N
000°49.667 E

is back on station.

Notice to Mariners 10 of 2022 is hereby cancelled.


NtM no.10 of 2022 – Thursday 3rd March 2022

Burnham Fairway No 5 Lighted Buoy – River Crouch

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Burnham Fairway No 5 Lighted Buoy in approximate position:

51°37.187 N
000°49.667 E

is temporarily off station for maintenance.


NtM no.09 of 2022 – Thursday 3rd March 2022

Burnham Fairway No 3 Lighted Buoy – River Crouch

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Burnham Fairway No 3 Lighted Buoy in approximate position:

51°37.176 N
000°50.014 E

is back on station.

Notice to Mariners 8 of 2022 is hereby cancelled.


NtM no.08 of 2022 – Wednesday 2nd March 2022

Burnham Fairway No 3 Lighted Buoy – River Crouch

NAVIGATION

Burnham Fairway No 3 Lighted Buoy – River Crouch

Mariners are advised that the Burnham Fairway No 3 Lighted Buoy in approximate position:

51°37.176 N
000°50.014 E

is temporarily off station for maintenance.


NtM no.07 of 2022 – Tuesday 1st March 2022

River Crouch Survey

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that survey work is scheduled to be carried out on the River Crouch in the locations as listed below.

The survey work will be carried out by the vessel MAPLIN and is scheduled to commence on 2nd March 2022.

The MAPLIN will display the appropriate signals as designated by the COLREGS and maintain a continuous listening watch on VHF Channels 11 and 16.

Mariners are requested not to impede the vessel whilst survey operations are taking place and pass at a safe distance.

Areas to be surveyed:

1. From Buxey Edge Starboard Hand Light Buoy/Swallowtail No 3 Special Mark Buoy to Swallowtail West Westerly Cardinal Light Buoy.

2. In the vicinity of Buxey No 1 Southerly Cardinal Light Buoy and Buxey No 2 Northerly Cardinal Light Buoy.

3. In the vicinity of Crouch Northerly Cardinal Light Buoy.

4. Ray Sand Channel between Raysand (yellow spherical buoy) and Raysand North.


NtM no.06 of 2022 – Thursday 24th February 2022

Paglesham Fairway No 1 Lighted Buoy – River Roach

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Paglesham Fairway No 1 Lighted Buoy in approximate position:

51°35.825 N
000°49.167 E

is temporarily off station for maintenance.


NtM no.05 of 2022 – Friday 18th February 2022

Town Quay Pontoon, Burnham-on-Crouch

INFORMATION

Please be advised that the top wooden section of the Hammer Head of the Maldon District Council owned “Town Quay Pontoon” located on the quayside at Burnham-on-Crouch has broken away during the Storm today, Friday 18th February 2022.

The extreme conditions have permitted only a localised search for the missing parts and unfortunately this has so far been unsuccessful. It is possible that further sections may break away.

Mariners are therefore advised to keep a sharp lookout for debris, some of which may be semi submerged and are kindly requested to report any sighting to the Harbour Office.

Mooring to the remaining section of the pontoon is now prohibited and there is also no pedestrian access from shoreside.


NtM no.04 of 2022 – Monday 31st January 2022

Holliwell Buoy

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Holliwell Buoy in approximate position:

51°37.432 N
000°55.843 E

is now lit.

Notice to Mariners 2 of 2022 is hereby cancelled.


NtM no.3 of 2022 – Tuesday 11th January 2022

Notice to Mariners Remaining in Force as at 1st January 2022

INFORMATION

Please be advised that the following Notice to Mariners remain in force:

No: 2 of 2015 Ship Generated Waste Notification
No:25 of 2016 Paglesham Reach, River Roach
No:35 of 2016 River Roach – Paglesham Boatyard
No:17 of 2017 Buxey Edge Obstruction
No:18 of 2017 Essex Marina – Excessive Wash
No:41 of 2017 Power Cables – River Roach, Paglesham Creek
No:11 of 2018 COLREGS Rule 9 Narrow Channels
No:23 of 2019 Mind Your Wash – Newborn Seals
No:24 of 2019 Foul Anchorage, River Roach – Quay Reach
No:33 of 2020 Increase in River Swimmers, Inflatable and Personal Watercraft
No:12 of 2021 Withdrawal of Burnham Fairway No 2 Lighted Buoy
No:16 of 2021 Mind Your Wash – Newborn Seals
No:28 of 2021 Buoy Changes in Swallowtail and Whitaker Navigation Channels
No:36 of 2021 Eco Reef Trial – River Crouch
No:39 of 2021 Repairs to Seawall Brandy Hole / East Hullbridge
No:43 of 2021 Raysand Channel
No:49 of 2021 Dredging Operations Burnham Yacht Harbour
No:51 of 2021 Dredging Operations Essex Marina

All other Notices to Mariners are hereby cancelled.

Please refer to the Ports Website www.crouchharbour.uk for details of Notices.


NtM no.02 of 2022 – Monday 10th January 2022

Holliwell Buoy

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Holliwell Buoy in approximate position:

51°37.432 N
000°55.843 E

is unlit.


NtM no.01 of 2022 – Thursday 6th January 2022

Outer Crouch No 4 Buoy

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Outer Crouch No 4 Lighted Buoy in approximate position:

51°38.000 N
000°58.000 E

is now lit.

Notice to Mariners 50 of 2021 is hereby cancelled.


NtM no.51 of 2021 – Wednesday 22nd December 2021

Dredging Operations Essex Marina

INFORMATION

Please be advised that Essex Marina will be undertaking annual Maintenance Dredging Operations in the approach to and within Essex Marina, Wallasea Island, Essex on the 4th January 2022 through to the 31st March 2022

Dredging Operations will be carried out by Tug ASSASSIN.

Please be aware that small sections of pontoon may temporarily be placed onto Essex Marina’s Swinging Moorings which at night will be marked with a fixed white light at each end.

Caution should be taken when entering and leaving the Marina whilst Dredging Operations are in progress.

For additional information please contact:
Essex Marina
Tel 01702 258531


NtM no.49 of 2021 – Thursday 2nd December 2021

Dredging Operations at Burnham Yacht Harbour

INFORMATION

Please be advised that Burnham Yacht Harbour Marina Ltd will be undertaking their Annual Maintenance Dredging Operations in the approach to and within Burnham Yacht Harbour, Burnham on Crouch, Essex, between approximately
9th December 2021 and 31st May 2022.

Dredging Operations will be carried out by Motor Vessel BEAVER.

Caution should be taken when entering and leaving the Marina whilst Dredging Operations are in progress.

For additional information please contact:
Burnham Yacht Harbour Marina Ltd
Tel 01621 782150


NtM no.43 of 2021 – Tuesday 26th October 2021

Raysand Channel

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that there have been reports of less water than charted between the RAYSAND and RAYSAND MIDDLE navigation marks.

We therefore advise that extreme caution be deployed if you intend to cross to or from the river Blackwater using this route and in all circumstances, it is strongly recommended that passage should only be made on a rising (flood) tide.


NtM no.39 of 2021 – Friday 17th September 2021

Repairs to Seawall Brandy Hole / East Hullbridge

INFORMATION

Repairs to Seawall Brandy Hole / East Hullbridge

Mariners are advised that marine contractors working on behalf of the Environment Agency are scheduled to recommence repairs to the seawall in the vicinity of Brandy Hole/East Hullbridge in approximate position:

51⁰ 37.88’1N
000⁰ 37.934’E

on Thursday 23rd September 2021

Vessels and plant associated with these repairs will be arriving on Wednesday 22nd September 2021

Duration of these works is expected to be between 9 and 12 weeks. (Between 08:00 – 18:00 Monday to Friday).

The safety vessel ‘BANDIT’ will be in attendance whilst work is taking place and will maintain a listening watch on VHF channels 11 & 16.

Throughout this period there will be a combination of work & safety boats and a Jack-Up barge located and working in the vicinity.

All vessels navigating in the area are requested to do so at a slow speed with minimum wash and pass at a safe distance.


NtM no.36 of 2021 – Monday 6th September 2021

Eco Reef Trial – River Crouch

INFORMATION

Mariners are advised that following the deployment of the Eco Reef on 29th August 2021, please see below revised position:

51° 39.827 N
001° 01.556E
Yellow lighted special marker buoy Fl. Y (5) Topmark x
Anchoring within 50m of the special mark is prohibited.

Notice to Mariners 32 of 2021 is hereby cancelled.


NTM NO.28 OF 2021 – WEDNESDAY 16TH JUNE 2021

Buoy Changes in Swallowtail and Whitaker Navigation Channels

NAVIGATION

Mariners are hereby notified of the following alteration to navigation marks in the Swallowtail and Whitaker Channels as of 15th June 2021.

Swallowtail Channel

• Swallowtail No 1 LT Buoy has been moved to a new position of:
51° 41.400N – 001° 07.500E
Colour, top mark and light characteristic Fl. Y. 5s remain unchanged.

• Swallowtail No 2 LT Buoy has been permanently withdrawn from 51°41.184N 001°06.296E

• Swallowtail No 3 LT Buoy in position 51°40.843N 001°04.391E has been renamed Swallowtail No 2
New light characteristic is Fl. Y. 10s
Colour, shape and top mark remain unchanged.

• Swallowtail No 4 LT Buoy in position 51°40.519N 001°03.487E has been renamed.
Swallowtail No 3
Light characteristic unchanged Fl. (2) Y. 10s
Colour, shape and top mark remain unchanged.

Whitaker Channel

• Whitaker No 1 LT Buoy has been moved to a new position of 51°40.530N 001°05.400E
Shape, colour, top mark and light FL. G. 5. remain unchanged.

• Whitaker No 2 LT Buoy has been moved to a new position of 51°40.250N 001°05.400E
Shape, colour, top mark and light Fl. R. 5s remain unchanged.

• Whitaker No 3 LT Buoy has been permanently withdrawn from 51°40.424N 001°04.719E

• Whitaker No 4 LT Buoy has been permanently withdrawn from 51°40.161N 001°04.912E

• Whitaker No 5 LT Buoy in position 51°40.038N 001°03.217E has been renamed Whitaker No 3 LT Buoy.
New light characteristic is Fl. (2) G. 5s
Shape, colour and top mark remain unchanged.

• Whitaker No 6 LT Buoy in position 51°39.757N 001°03.478E has been remanded Whitaker No 4 LT buoy.
New light characteristic is Fl. (2) R 5s
Shape, colour and top mark remain unchanged.

• Whitaker No 7 LT Buoy in position 51°39.540N 001°02.000E has been renamed Whitaker No 5 LT Buoy.
New light characteristic is Fl. (3) G. 10s
Shape, colour and top mark remain unchanged.

• Whitaker No 8 LT Buoy in position 51°39.351N 001°02.000E has been renamed Whitaker No 6 LT Buoy.
New light characteristic is Fl. (3) R. 10s
Shape, colour and top mark remain unchanged.

Please see chart [not to be used for navigation]
New-Outer-Buoyage-2021


NtM no.16 of 2021 – Monday 1st June 2021

Mind Your Wash

Information

Mariners are requested to be extra vigilant and reduce their speed and keep wash to as minimal as possible when passing newborn seals, particularly in the River Roach area.

The Conservation of Seals Act (1970) protects common seals during their breeding season and it is illegal to cause disturbance that may affect the newborn pups.

Your co-operation in this matter would be appreciated.


NtM no.12 of 2021 – Tuesday 4th May 2021

Burnham Fairway No 2 Lighted Buoy

NAVIGATION

Following consultation between the Crouch Harbour Authority and Trinity House Mariners are advised that the Burnham Fairway (Red) No 2 Lighted Buoy in approximate position:

51° 37.264’N
000° 48.862’E

has been permanently withdrawn.


NtM no.33 of 2020 – Wednesday 5th August 2020

Increase in River Swimmers, Inflatable and Personal Watercraft

INFORMATION

During the past few months, the volume of river swimmers, persons using inflatable canoes, paddle boards and personal watercraft has risen enormously within the CHA District and in particular on the upper reaches of the River Crouch.

The CHA has also received reports recently from other Harbour Authorities as well as inland waterway operators that this seems to be a widespread trend post Covid-19 lockdown.
The fact that you can enter the water from any part of accessible sea wall and do not require more formal launching arrangements makes policing of those taking part in these activities extremely difficult.

Regrettably, many taking up these sports for the first time are inexperienced, particularly in tidal waters and are not familiar with robust safety, seamanship, and good manners in not compromising other river users and staying close in toward the riverbanks.

A Sailing Club has reported near miss incidents that took place over the weekend of Sunday 01st August 2020 involving their sailing fleet and a considerable number of swimmers and canoeist.

Could we please ask all river users to keep a good look out at all times, report any cases of near misses, poor behaviour and disregard of others to the Harbour Office providing as much detail as possible.

It is further recommended that if Clubs are not already doing so that they include a section within their event risk assessments to cover this matter.

Your cooperation is appreciated, thank you.


NtM no.24 of 2019 – Tuesday 9th July 2019

Foul Anchorage, River Roach – Quay Reach

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that we have had a report of “foul ground” (Anchorage) approximate depth LW 5m in position

51˚36.206’N
000˚52.223’E

All vessels are advised to avoid this area when anchoring in the River Roach.


NtM no.23 of 2019 – Tuesday 9th July 2019

“Mind Your Wash”

INFORMATION

Mariners are requested to be extra vigilant and reduce their speed and keep wash to as minimal as possible when passing newborn seals, particularly in the River Roach area.

The Conservation of Seals Act (1970) protects common seals during their breeding season and it is illegal to cause disturbance that may affect the newborn pups.

Your co-operation in this matter would be appreciated.


NtM no.11 of 2018 – Monday 21st May 2019

International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 [COLREGS]

INFORMATION

Mariners are courteously reminded of Rule 9 [Narrow Channels] of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 [COLREGS]

Rule 9 – Narrow Channels

(b) A vessel of less than 20m in length or a sailing vessel shall not impede the passage of a vessel which can safely navigate only within a narrow channel or fairway.

(d) A vessel shall not cross a narrow channel or fairway if such crossing impedes the passage of a vessel which can safely navigate only within such channel or fairway.

The latter may use the sound signal prescribed in Rule 34(d) [At least five short and rapid blasts on the ship’s whistle] if in doubt as to the intention of the crossing vessel.

(g) Any vessel shall if circumstances of the case admit avoid anchoring in a narrow channel.

All commercial ships navigating in the Burnham Fairway will have a Crouch Harbour Authority [CHA] licensed pilot onboard. They will be monitoring VHF Channel 11 whilst within the CHA district. Do not impede these vessels as they can only navigate safely within the Fairway due to amongst other factors constraint of draught.

A ship that is slowing down may not steer very well; it needs propeller action on the rudder to respond, it takes time and considerable distance to stop a ship particularly if it is in a loaded condition.

Ships in narrow channels cannot easily avoid small craft, it is best that you stay clear.

Be especially cautious and vigilant at night or in times of poor visibility, above all keep a good lookout both ahead and astern.

If you cannot see the ships wheelhouse, the ship cannot see you.


NtM no.41 of 2017 – Monday 4th December 2017

Power Cables – River Roach, Paglesham Creek

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the power cables crossing Paglesham Creek (to the south of Wallasea Island) centered on an approximate position of:

51° 36.83’N
000° 47.92’E
are reported to be ‘sagging’.
The electricity company UK Power Networks are aware and the Crouch Harbour Authority is awaiting an update of their intended action.
The cables cross Paglesham Creek in an area that has a charted drying height of 3 and therefore can only be navigated by small shallow draught craft in an around the HW period.
However, any small and in particular sailing vessels underway in the vicinity intending to pass beneath the cables should do so with extreme caution.
For further information please contact UK Power Networks on 0800 029 4285.


NtM no.18 of 2017 – Tuesday 18th April 2017

Essex Marina – Excessive Wash

NAVIGATION

Following reports (including photographic and video evidence) of vessels passing Essex Marina creating unacceptable and inconsiderate amounts of wash over the Easter bank holiday weekend.
Mariners are reminded of their duty not only to abide by the 8 knot speed limit but to be mindful of the wake their vessels create when passing:
•Moored craft
•Vessels with Tenders alongside and
•Small vulnerable craft


NtM no.17 of 2017 – Tuesday 21st March 2017

Admiralty Chart No 1975

NAVIGATION

We have received a report that the Obsn 2 on the Southern edge of the Buxey Sands North of the BUXEY EDGE Light Buoy
(in position Lat. 51˚ 40. 659’ N Long. 001˚03.487’ E) has moved slightly to the South East to a new position of:

Lat. 51˚ 40. 924’ N
Long. 001˚03.660’ E

Now believed to be a wreck of possibly up to 70 feet in length, stanchions have been sighted at low water approximately 1 metre above the water.

Mariners are advised to remain within or close to the Fairway between Swallowtail No 4 and Buxey Edge buoys when navigating in this area.


NtM no.35 of 2016 – Friday 4th November 2016

River Roach – Paglesham Boatyard

INFORMATION

Mariners are reminded that the Paglesham Boatyard Pontoon is privately owned and not available for vessels to moor on.
The slipway and afloat moorings are also closed to visitors until further notice.


NtM no.25 of 2016 – Thursday 2nd June 2016

Paglesham Reach, River Roach

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised to keep to the buoyed channel when passing through Paglesham Reach, River Roach until advised otherwise due to an issue with yacht mooring risers.


NtM no.2 of 2015 – Monday 26th January 2015

Ship-Generated Waste Notification

INFORMATION

SHIPS MASTERS AND AGENTS ARE REMINDED that the notification of ship waste must be submitted at least 24 hours before their arrival in port (except for vessels given exemption by the MCA)

Failure to provide the above notification may require the Crouch Harbour Authority to inform the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Further guidance on the mandatory waste notification process can be found in Maine Guidance Note 387 published by the Marine and Coastguard Agency. It includes a standard waste notification form.

A copy of a standard waste notification form can also be obtained from the Harbour Office Telephone +44 (0)1621 783602
Email info@crouchharbour.org.uk
Or downloaded from www.crouchharbour.org.uk

Completed forms should be emailed to the Ships Agent or Harbour Office.