Notices to Mariners Week 48 – Notices to Mariners for the Southern East Coast of the UK and across to France, Belgium and part of Holland

Permanent UKHO

1. ENGLAND – East Coast – River Thames – Ware Point – Wreck. Buoy. – Dangerous wreck on the edge of the 5m contour of the River Thames, east side opposite Ware Point (below Margaret Ness) – with commensurate west cardinal buoy – see image on the usual web page:
2. ENGLAND – East Coast – Winterton-on-Sea to Great Yarmouth – Depths. Obstructions. – ugh – twelve reduced depths between Winterton and Great Yarmouth in and around the in-shore channels. Three images!
3. ENGLAND – East Coast – River Thames – Ovens Flat – Depths. – one reduced depth close to the Ovens SHB but at 8.9m, hardly likely to trouble us;


1. Harwich Seasonal buoyage – Harwich Shelf removed for the winter;
2. Port of Wells – Dredging;
3. Blakeney Harbour – the Hjordis East buoy is off station – recommended to leave the Hjordis isolated danger beacon at least 200 metres to starboard and pass the No 1 Harbour entrance buoy close to starboard;
4. And then with an ironic smile – Ramsgate Harbour reporting that several small craft have struck the green entrance buoy at low water – could please not hit the buoy anymore – the use of the recommended route is… recommended.

Link to details –

Local NtMs compiled by and reproduced by kind permission of Roger Gaspar, author of Crossing the Thames Estuary




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