Latest Alerts & Nav Warnings

Notice to Mariners

5th December 2019

NOTICE TO MARINERS Blakeney Harbour   Mariners entering Blakeney Harbour should note that the following buoys have been removed today: HARBOUR ENTRANCE BUOY No. 1 ( starb) positioned N 52° 58.846’. E 000° 58.323 HARBOUR ENTRANCE BUOY NO. 2 (starb) positioned N 52° 58.867’. E 000° 58.025’ These buoys will be repositioned in the new harbour entrance channel during Spring 2020. Vessels entering the harbour during the Winter, before the new entrance channel is fully buoyed, should refer to the Notice to Mariners issued by the Blakeney Harbour Association on 27/11/19, which can be viewed below. Charlie Ward Blakeney Harbour Association December 4th 2019    

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Notice to Mariners

27th November 2019

NOTICE TO MARINERS Blakeney Harbour Mariners entering Blakeney Harbour should note that a new entrance channel has now opened up from Blakeney Bar into the harbour. The entrance channel now runs WEST of the Hjordis wreck beacon (and positioned N 52° 59.018’.  E 000° 58.144’). The previous entrance channel, to the East of the Hjordis beacon, should no longer be used, due to considerable new siltation which has occurred across the entrance. Vessels entering Blakeney Harbour should now head ESE from Blakeney Bar (avoiding breaking water) directly to starboard Harbour Entrance buoy No. 3 (positioned N  52° 58.866’.   E 000° 57.792’), and then follow the buoys into the harbour as previously. Mariners should also note: if entering the harbour for the first time, please contact Charlie Ward (01263-740377 or 07771597985) for up to date information relating to pilotage and swell conditions at the harbour entrance. do not attempt entry more than 2.5hrs before HW to 2.5hrs after HW. Deep draft vessels should however seek advice regarding safe entry timing. do not attempt entry at night until Spring 2020, when lit buoys will be positioned marking the new entrance channel. Harbour Entrance buoys No’s 1 and 2 should now be ignored. They will be removed as soon as conditions allow, and repositioned in Spring 2020. Blakeney Fairway buoy still indicates safe water anchorage for vessels waiting to enter the harbour, but should not be used as a navigation mark for harbour entry. This buoy will also be re-positioned during Spring 2020. Charlie Ward Blakeney Harbour Association November 27th 2019  

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Notice to Mariners

29th October 2019

Mariners entering Blakeney Harbour should note that the following buoys have been repositioned: HARBOUR ENTRANCE PORT NO.5 BUOY New position: N 52° 58.732’ E 000° 57.552’ CHANNEL MARKER STARBOARD NO. 6 BUOY New position: N 52° 58.649’ E 000° 57.337’   Charlie Ward Blakeney Harbour Association October 29th 2019

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Notice to Mariners

25th August 2019

NOTICE TO MARINERS Blakeney Harbour Mariners should note the following: HARBOUR ENTRANCE STARBOARD BUOY NO: 1 has been repositioned as follows: N 52° 58.846’ E 000° 58.323’ The light sequence for the above buoy has been altered as follows: FlG(5s) The temporary green buff buoy positioned close to Harbour Entrance Buoy No. 1 has been removed. To enter the harbour, vessels should proceed from the Fairway Buoy SSE to Harbour Entrance Buoy No. 1, leaving this buoy close to starboard before turning SW to Harbour Entrance Buoy No. 2 and onwards following the buoys into the harbour. Charlie Ward Blakeney Harbour Association August 24th 2019  

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Notice to Mariners

11th August 2019

NOTICE TO MARINERS Blakeney Harbour   Mariners entering Blakeney Harbour should proceed from the Fairway Buoy directly towards the green unlit buff buoy in position N 52° 58.849’.  E 000° 58.311’, passing at least 75M East of green Harbour Entrance buoy No. 1. After reaching the green unlit buff buoy, immediately turn SW and head directly towards Harbour Entrance buoy No.2 and onward following the buoys as previously. The harbour entrance channel is changing almost daily at the moment. Mariners intending to enter the harbour for the first time are therefore strongly advised to call 07771597985 for up to date pilotage information before entering.   Charlie Ward Blakeney Harbour Association August 10th 2019    

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Navigation Warning

8th July 2019

NAVIGATION WARNING Blakeney Harbour Entrance   The entrance channel to Blakeney Harbour, in the vicinity of the HJORDIS wreck, is changing rapidly. Currently the primary channel remains as buoyed, but the entrance channel between the Bar and Harbour Entrance buoy number 3 is becoming very narrow and can be extremely hazardous in times of moderate to heavy swell.   Those Mariners familiar with Blakeney Harbour Entrance may now prefer to enter and leave the harbour using the new channel (currently not buoyed) which is opening up from Harbour Entrance buoy number 3  heading out WNW, running South and West of the HJORDIS wreck. Great care and local knowledge is required to safely navigate this channel, ensuring a route is taken where the swell isn’t breaking.   We are monitoring this situation closely, and suggest that for the time being Mariners entering the harbour for the first time should first obtain up to date pilotage information by phoning CHARLIE WARD on 01263-740377 or 07771597985.   Charlie Ward Blakeney Harbour Association July 8th 2019

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15th May 2019

NOTICE TO MARINERS Blakeney Harbour   Vessels entering Blakeney Harbour should note that a temporary green buff buoy (unlit) has been positioned today between Harbour Entrance buoys numbers 1 and 2, to mark the Eastern end of a new sand spit. This buoy is positioned as follows:   N 52°58.858’. E 000°58.276’   After passing the starboard Harbour Entrance buoy number 1, vessels should pass close to this buoy (leaving it to starboard), and then turn and head for the starboard Harbour Entrance buoy number 2.   Charlie Ward Blakeney Harbour Association May 15th 2019

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WARNING – NOTICE TO MARINERS

6th May 2019

NOTICE TO MARINERS Blakeney Harbour Entrance Mariners entering Blakeney Harbour should note that significant changes are currently occurring at the harbour entrance. Mariners should note the aerial photo below of the harbour entrance looking North at LW, taken today May 5th 2019. If the photo is expanded, harbour entrance buoys number 1, 2, and 3 are marked. Vessels should pass close to Harbour Entrance buoy number 1 (starboard) and continue heading SE for approx 50M before turning SW to Harbour Entrance buoy number 2 (starboard). This buoy should be passed closely either to port or to starboard and then head directly towards Harbour Entrance buoy number 3 (starboard), and onward following the buoys heading South. We are closely monitoring changes in this area and will keep Mariners advised of further changes as they occur. Mariners entering the harbour for the first time are strongly advised to seek pilotage information by phoning 07771597985. CHARLIE WARD Blakeney Harbour Association May 5th 2019

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Police training day – Nothing to see here!

24th April 2019

Sgt. Jason Pegden informs us, “We are planning a training day in the Harbour on the 28th May 2019. We have a number of officers attending, also we are hopefully meeting with Border Force and the RNLI in the pit to undertake a couple of scenarios. Just in case members wonder what is happening, we thought we should let you know, it should only last a few hours as the tide is not very big that day. Thanks, Sgt Jason Pegden.”   Thanks for letting us know, Jason.

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Notice to Mariners – Blakeney Harbour, 14 April 2019

14th April 2019

NOTICE TO MARINERS Blakeney Harbour   Mariners are advised that starboard Channel Marker buoy number 13 (FlG4s) has been reinstated in position:   N 52 degrees 58.089’ E 000 degrees 57.581’   Charlie Ward Blakeney Harbour Association APRIL 14th 2019

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