Whitehaven 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
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54 33.18 N, 03 35 82 W
There are no known off-lying dangerson the approaches to Whitehaven Harbour.
Entering the harbour on a flood or ebb tide, hold close towards the North Pier Headuntil lined up for the axis of the Sea Lock.
Avoid passing close to the west Pier Head as a bar is evident in this vicinity.
Beware of the counter clockwise circulation in the Outer Harbour. This has a tendancy to set vessels to the port side of the approach channel.
The Lock is manned 24/7 and assistance will be provided when required. To ensure your safety and ease of useplease follow these procedures when using the lock.
Monitor VHF Channel 12 at all times during arrival and departure.
Contact the Lock Keeper for permission to enter the lock.
Enter and leave the lock at low speed.
Ensure your vessel is secured to the cleats provided.
Turn off your engineswhilst in the lock.
Listen carefully to the instructions given by the duty Lock Keeper.
Only enter or depart the lock when instructed by the duty Lock Keeper.