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Grimsby (Marina and Docks)

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Entrance 53:35'.1 N 000:03'.9 W


Admiralty 1188

Rules & Regulations

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Fierce Tides, shipping, mudbanks/ sandbanks

Tidal Data Times & Range

Grimbsy = Immingham - 0013 Approx MHWS 7.1m, MHWN 5.7m, MLWN 2.6m, MLWS 1.1m   (links)

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General Description

"We have waded in mire for five terrible weeks; there was no lack of mud where we were, in the middle of Grimsby. But now away we let our ship resound meerily on the waves over the sea to Bergen."

This was written in verse by the Viking Rognvald Kali.
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Any kind of approach to the River Humber needs a good study of the charts,..... ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

The previous paragraphs gave guidance on how to approach the docks at Grimsby..... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

VTS Contact
Written by Chris Hames | 30th Apr 2024
It is now expected that all small craft contact VTS upon entry to the River Humber on CH 14 of their intentions & again on reaching 4A Cleeness on CH 12, the same applies when departing the marina in reverse.
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Tetney Monobuoy
Written by Javan | 9th Jul 2023
It might be my plotting skills, but trying to plot the grid reference given for Tetney Monobuoy (52º 32'.36N 000º 06'.75E) is very firmly on land near the Fenland town of March. I believe the grid reference should be 53º 32'.36 N 000º 06'.78 E

Ed note: Thanks, typo corrected 52º should be 53º
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Tetney monobouy
Written by Bill idle days | 27th May 2023
Tetney monobouy has a 500 m exclusion zone around it this is monitored 24 7 by a support vessel and VTS who will contact you on C14
Update June 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 8th Jun 2022
I reviewed these notes in June 2022. I've added some notes on the Donna Nook firing range. There's a new Aldi nearby and I've had a look at the train times from the Docks to the centre.
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 5th May 2021
I reviewed these notes in May 2021 and the AIS screen was full when I did it! There haven't been much in the way of changes although the marina price has gone up 10p a metre. I've also rewritten the text a bit to emphasize the fact that yachts inbound for the Marina use the smaller lock gates to the East of the tall tower.
Fish Dock lock
Written by Jes | 7th Aug 2020
The cost of entering Fish Dock outside of free flow times is now £20
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Navigation and the TSS in the region of Spurn Head
Written by dononshytalk | 11th Mar 2015
We have altered the Approach notes in regard to crossing the Humber TSS from North to South with reference to the ABP Humber preferred routes; we have kept the option of crossing inside Spurn Head.
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Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 10th Mar 2015
These notes were updated by Don in March 2015. They are not changing their visitors fees for 2015. I've changed the call sign for the VHF as suggested by "mudlark"
Call sign for lock
Written by grimsbysailors | 8th Jan 2014
The call sign for the lock is actually Fish Dock Island & you might be ignored if you use Fish Docks as in script.
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Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 9th Apr 2013
These notes were reviewed by Don T on the 9th April 2013. The prices for visiting boats for the summer of 2013 have been held to the 2011 rates. I have changed the tidal reference to Immingham as that is the local primary port and a link to those tide tables has been included in the "Tides" section

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