Departing & escorted vessels

Ships leaving the harbour normally proceed directly from their loading berth to sea. Fully laden vessels, often with a draught of up to 9 metres, have considerably increased stopping distances. It is essential to give the vessel clear passage ahead. Vessels will need to follow a track as near to the centre of the main shipping channel as possible. The pilot will disembark once the vessel is clear of the harbour entrance to a pilot cutter which will be in close attendance.

Peak Periods

During peak periods of activity, special events, yacht races and poor visibility, ships are escorted by Harbour Patrol craft to ensure that a safe passage is maintained. All craft must comply with the Patrol instructions


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