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SS Hjørdis "The Forgotten Ship"

SS Hjørdis – “The Forgotten Ship” A Report for Blakeney Harbour Association by Sue Gresham, Historical Research Volunteer December 2016   FOREWORD The wreck of the steamship SS Hjørdis has lain off Blakeney Point since she went aground and was wrecked in 1916. Almost a “ghost ship”, little was known locally about the Hjørdis and,…

NAVIGATION WARNING

26th October 2016: NAVIGATION WARNING – BLAKENEY HARBOUR ENTRANCE CHANNEL   Due to shifting sands, the No. 1 buoy has been re-positioned as follows:   N 52 degrees 58.937′ E 000 degrees 58.179′   Please note that this buoy will remain unlit until swell conditions allow us to re-attach the light.   Charlie Ward Blakeney…

Navigation Warning

NAVIGATION WARNING – BLAKENEY HARBOUR. Ref: Harbour Entrance buoy number 1 (Starboard) Position: N 52 degrees 58.942′ E  000 degrees 58.130′ The light has been swept off this buoy, and therefore it is UNLIT until further notice. Also, please note that due to shifting sands, vessels should now pass this buoy at least 50M to…

Removal of Fairway Buoy

NAVIGATION WARNING Blakeney Harbour   The BLAKENEY FAIRWAY BUOY has today been removed from station, and temporarily replaced with a red buff buoy. A new Fairway Buoy will be put on station within the next few weeks, in a new position to be advised.   Charlie Ward Secretary BHA September 7th 2016

NAVIGATION WARNING – BLAKENEY HARBOUR ENTRANCE – 24/07/2016

Please note that Trinity House have positioned a buoy marking the East end of the Hjordis wreck. Details of this buoy are as follows: Lighted Green Buoy Name:  HJORDIS EAST Position: 52 degrees 58.988′ N 000 degrees 58.183′ E Light sequence: FlG5s 1nm Bearing in mind that the entrance channel to Blakeney Lower Harbour has…

BLAKENEY HARBOUR ENTRANCE CHANNEL MOVING EAST 

UPDATED NAVIGATION WARNING June 22nd 2016 Nature is working against us this year I’m afraid. Please note the important update to our April and May warnings below: The sandbank South of the Hjordis wreck continues to  grow to the East Consequently the Harbour entrance channel continues to move East too at a surprisingly rapid rate…

OUR VERY FIRST ELECTRONICALLY DELIVERED NEWSLETTER

The summer meeting on Friday night was packed. Neil Thompson will be sending out minutes shortly but the exciting headlines are The Charity Commissioners have approved charitable status for the BHA A first tranche of funding from the Fielden Legacy of £36,000 has been agreed Quietest year for boat and outboard thefts for a long…

URGENT NAVIGATION WARNING – BLAKENEY HARBOUR ENTRANCE

    URGENT NAVIGATION WARNING – BLAKENEY HARBOUR ENTRANCE May 2016   Vessels entering Blakeney lower harbour should be aware that there have recently been some very significant changes to the harbour entrance just South of Blakeney Bar, close to the Hjordis wreck and the No 1 green buoy. The sandbank to the West of…

Navigation Warning

NAVIGATION WARNING Blakeney Harbour Entrance.   Feb 2016 The light (QG) is missing from NO. 1 starboard buoy ( position N 52 degrees 58.885′  E 0 degrees 57.883′) at the entrance to Blakeney Lower harbour, SW of the Hjordis wreck beacon. Vessels attempting to enter the harbour at night should take extreme care whilst this…

NAVIGATION WARNING (September 2015)

New sandbank forming at harbour entrance see “alerts” tab for details

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