Latest Alerts & Nav Warnings

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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NOTICE TO MARINERS – Blakeney Harbour Entrance – March 28th 2019

30th March 2019

Notice to Mariners Blakeney Harbour Entrance Vessels entering Blakeney Harbour should be aware that there is an East/West sand spit rapidly building between Harbour Entrance Starboard Buoy No. 1 (N 52° 58.897’ E 000° 58.280’ QG) and Harbour Entrance Starboard Buoy No. 2 (N 52°58.867’  E 000° 58.025’ Fl(2)G8s) Vessels entering the harbour should proceed with great caution between these two buoys, heading SE after passing buoy no. 1 before turning SW towards buoy no. 2, in order to avoid shallow breaking water over the new spit. We are anticipating major changes to the harbour entrance channel over the coming few months which we will be closely monitoring. Buoys will be moved to reflect these changes, and confirmed by further Notices to Mariners. CHARLIE WARD 07771597985 Blakeney Harbour Association March 28th 2019

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NOTICE TO MARINERS – Blakeney Harbour – 4th January 2019

4th January 2019

NOTICE TO MARINERS  –  Blakeney Harbour   Vessels entering Blakeney Harbour should note that CHANNEL MARKER STARBOARD BUOY 13 is temporarily ‘off station’ until further notice.   Charlie Ward Blakeney Harbour Association January 4th 2019

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NOTICE TO MARINERS – Blakeney Harbour – 5 November 2018

5th November 2018

Mariners entering Blakeney Harbour should note that the lights have now been reinstated on the following buoys: CHANNEL MARKER STARBOARD BUOY NO: 7 CHANNEL MARKER PORT BUOY NO: 8 Charlie Ward Blakeney Harbour Association November 5th 2019

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