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Maryport Harbour

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign

Waypoint

Due W of Harbour in 11m at CD 54:43'.1 N 003:34'.8 W

Charts

Admiralty, 2013, 1346

Rules & Regulations

Unknown

Hazards

Approach Dries

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW = Dover +0040 MHWS 8.6m, MHWN 6.6m, MLWN 2.5m, MLWS 0.9m

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General Description

Maryport like many other harbours in this area was once mainly concerned with the export of coal. Together with iron and steel, vast quantities were exported through Maryport. Shipbuilding also had a place here. With industrial decline business disappeared and the harbour became silted up.

Regeneration is now taking place with a Marina fully established in Senhouse Dock, and a narrow dredged channel allowing access at a bit less than half the tidal range. The gates, which collapsed in October 2009, have been replaced by stronger ones so, theoretically, there should not be a repeat of that incident. See "More info" below. ... read more

Approach

Any kind of approach from the Scottish Coast requires that you keep outside of Solway Firth. This area of strong tidal streams and shifting sandbanks should be left on your port side, by passing outside the Robins Rigg Wind Farm (the westerly Cardinal buoy Two Feet Bank  was discontinued in 2010). Once past this wind farm a course can be shaped up towards Workington. In the region of the North Workington northerly Cardinal buoy (Q), a new course can be set for a safe distance off Maryport harbour entrance. The offing you give the Two Feet Bank and where you turn for Maryport will depend on the state of the tide, wind direction etc

Any approach from the South needs a good offing, say 1.5 miles offshore to avoid rocky outcrops.

Full pilotage directions: ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

The Marina works on VHF channel 12, initial call up on channel 16  call sign ‘Maryport Marina’, staff are available 24 hours. Alternatively telephone 01900 814431. Berth as instructed within, there's plenty of room. The overnight price here (2016) is £16 per boat per night and electricity on a card (check that there isn't still some left on your pillar before buying a new one!)
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Your Ratings & Comments

2 comments
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 13th Apr 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2016. The only change was to the price which has gone up to £16 per boat
Pudate 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 25th Feb 2013
The notes for Maryport were updated by Don T on the 25th February 2013. The Marina lockgates are no longer an isuue and the tariff has been checked with the marina and updated for 2013.
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