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Written by dononshytalk | 3rd Apr 2013
These notes were reviewed by Don T on the 3rd April 2013. The approach notes have been re-edited to cover the new buoyage in the approaches. Changes and improvements at Fambridge have been covered. All prices have been checked and the increase in commercial traffic to the new off-loading facility on Wallasea Island noted.
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Commercial shipping - increased activity
Written by Bru | 25th Oct 2012
With the commencement of Crossrail spoil disposal operations on Wallasea Island (August 2012) there will be significantly more commercial shipping movements starting initially with 3 per week rising to perhaps as many as 6 per day next year (2013). Shipping movements will be controlled on VHF Ch.11 which should be monitored. Call sign "Wallasea Jetty" on Ch.11 for information on movements. The tug "Arthur T" will maintain a listening watch on Ch.11 whilst vessels are inbound or outbound (inside the Whitaker buoy)
4 special yellow buoys just upstream of the wharf on Wallasea Island mark the turning area for the coasters unloading at the wharf. Anchoring is not permitted in this area and all craft are required to keep clear during turning operations. The normal route in and out of the Crouch would be via the Whitaker Channel and passing to the South of the Sunken Buxey where the channel is narrow and maneovering of deep draughted vessels may be restricted. It has, however, been suggested that in some combinations of tide and weather the pilot may take the coasters North of the Swallowtail
Further details and the latest info can be found on the Crouch Harbour Authority web site http://crouchharbour.org.uk/
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New improved buoyage being laid July 2011
Written by MissMack | 19th Jun 2011
Dramatic changes to the buoyage in the Crouch and approaches take place in July 2011. See Approach and Entry section for details, and downloadable PDF.
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