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Glasson Dock Pilot Notes & Charts

Pilot notes are meant as a general guide, or for use in conjunction with a Pilot book or chart.
Irish Sea East Chart - NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATION

Unauthorised reproduction strictly prohibited - Terms & Conditions

Yachts arriving at the River Lune No 1 Buoy, a West Cardinal Buoy, should not proceed up to Glasson until 1 hours before High Water on Spring Tides and 1. hours before High Water on Neap tides. High water is the same time as at Liverpool
The Port and Pilot Boat work on VHF Channel 69. Port personnel are normally on standby from 1 hours before High Water
Flood tides flow strongly in the River Lune. On the flood, a SE'ly current sets strongly across the outer channel when the flats are covered. The flood sets strongly SE onto Plover Scar. In Sunderland Hole the flood sets Easterly. These tides can run at five knots on springs. Off Glasson Dock the tide runs strongly Easterly but there is a Westerly eddy close to the dock entrance
Masters should be aware that the channel from Plover Scar to Glasson Dock is subject to change, and they must be prepared to vary their course from the charted channel to seek out the deepest water. In doing so, it may be necessary to cross and re-cross the training walls on the North side of the channel
Under normal circumstances Glasson Dock gate is opened hour before High Water and closed at High Water
Masters of yachts lying on the East Wall should be aware that the full force of the ebb tide runs along the face of the berth
It is not possible to anchor in the river off Glasson Dock, as it virtually dries out at low water
The channel is subject to change and yachts should proceed with the utmost caution at all times
Masters of yachts should observe the International Collision Regulations in the Pilotage area
Caution must be taken at all times when transiting the dock at neap tides, with regard to depth of water
Traffic signals are shown from Glasson Dockhead West side as follows:
Fixes Red Light - No Entry
Fixed Green Light - Entrance Clear
Flashing Red Light - Dock Gate Opening or Closing
It is dangerous to proceed down river any later than 1 hour after High water

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