The deep water channel is marked with lit buoys to Lighterage Quay. Small craft can be in attendance to assist in berthing and taking lines ashore. The Port being tidal dries out at low water when vessels sit on soft mud. Maximum drafts of vessels are dependent on weather conditions but average 4.1m at MHWS. Vessels of the Rhine barge type, up to 85m LOA are particularly suited to the Port.