Eastham Bar Ruling Depths – Soundings Released 16th August 2017 – Eastham Bar Chart

MNTM 2017-35 – Temporary Closure of Eastham 80′ Lock (October 2017)

NEW SOUNDINGS EASTHAM BAR

Basis latest soundings for the Eastham Bar, chart dated 16TH August 2017, Pilots have advised the following safe working drafts:-

Following the publication of an Eastham Bar Chart surveyed on the 16th August 2017, for all entrances a reduction of 0.2 metres should be applied to the height of tide not exceeding the canal maximum drafts issued under the Manchester ship canal notice to mariners No.11 2017.

On a separate note please find attached Notice to Mariners for the Temporary closure of Eastham Locks.

It is recommended that at all times a pilot is consulted for confirmation of arrival/sailing drafts where near to or maximum water is required.

Basis this above please find tidal information detailed below:-

PLEASE NOTE ALL DRAFT INFORMATION GIVEN INCLUDES AN UNDER KEEL CLEARANCE OF 0.6M

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AUGUST 2017 HEIGHT OF TIDE MINUS 0.2M METRES.

Current maximum drafts for all vessels navigating within the Manchester Ship Canal is 8.78m FW.

PLEASE NOTE ALL DRAFT INFORMATION GIVEN INCLUDES AN UNDER KEEL CLEARANCE OF 0.6M

 

Date Tide Time Tide Height Max Draft (FW) Max Draft (FW) Tide Time Tide Height Max Draft (FW) Max Draft (FW)
Beam upto 21.94m Beam over 21.94m Beam upto 21.94m Beam over 21.94m
16TH 04:54 8.2 8.0 8.0 17:37 7.9 7.7 7.7
17TH 06:15 8.0 7.8 7.8 18:59 8.0 7.8 7.8
18TH 07:36 8.2 8.0 8.0 20:13 8.4 8.2 8.2
19TH 08:46 8.6 8.4 8.4 21:15 8.9 8.7 8.7
20TH 09:45 9.0 8.78 8.78 22:09 9.3 8.78 8.78
21ST 10:36 9.3 8.78 8.78 22:57 9.7 8.78 8.78
22ND 11:21 9.5 8.78 8.78 23:40 9.8 8.78 8.78
23RD 12:03 9.6 8.78 8.78
24TH 00:21 9.8 8.78 8.78 12:42 9.5 8.78 8.78
25TH 01:00 9.6 8.78 8.78 13:19 9.2 8.78 8.78
26TH 01:36 9.3 8.78 8.78 13:55 8.9 8.7 8.7
27TH 02:12 8.9 8.7 8.7 14:32 8.5 8.3 8.3
28TH 02:50 8.4 8.2 8.2 15:13 8.1 7.9 7.9
29TH 03:35 7.9 7.7 7.7 16:04 7.6 7.4 7.4
30TH 04:33 7.4 7.2 7.2 17:10 7.3 7.1 7.1
31ST 05:50 7.0 6.8 6.8 18:31 7.2 7.0 7.0

ALL ABOVE TIMES ARE GMT, ADD 1 HOUR FROM 01:00 26TH MARCH TO 01:00 29th OCTOBER

 SEPTEMBER 2017 HEIGHT OF TIDE MINUS 0.2M METRES.

Current maximum drafts for all vessels navigating within the Manchester Ship Canal is 8.78m FW.

PLEASE NOTE ALL DRAFT INFORMATION GIVEN INCLUDES AN UNDER KEEL CLEARANCE OF 0.6M

 

Date Tide Time Tide Height Max Draft (FW) Max Draft (FW) Tide Time Tide Height Max Draft (FW) Max Draft (FW)
Beam upto 21.94m Beam over 21.94m Beam upto 21.94m Beam over 21.94m
1ST 07:17 7.1 6.9 6.9 19:48 7.5 7.3 7.3
2ND 08:26 7.5 7.3 7.3 20:45 8.0 7.8 7.8
3RD 09:16 8.0 7.8 7.8 21:30 8.5 8.3 8.3
4TH 09:56 8.4 8.2 8.2 22:09 8.9 8.7 8.7
5TH 10:31 8.8 8.6 8.6 22:45 9.2 8.78 8.78
6TH 11:05 9.1 8.78 8.78 23:20 9.5 8.78 8.78
7TH 11:39 9.3 8.78 8.78 23:55 9.7 8.78 8.78
8TH 12:15 9.4 8.78 8.78
9TH 00:32 9.7 8.78 8.78 12:51 9.4 8.78 8.78
10TH 01:10 9.6 8.78 8.78 13:30 9.2 8.78 8.78
11TH 01:51 9.4 8.78 8.78 14:12 9.0 8.78 8.78
12TH 02:35 9.0 8.78 8.78 15:00 8.6 8.4 8.4
13TH 03:29 8.5 8.3 8.3 16:00 8.1 7.9 7.9
14TH 04:39 8.0 7.8 7.8 17:21 7.8 7.6 7.6
15TH 06:05 7.8 7.6 7.6 18:48 7.9 7.7 7.7
16TH 07:30 8.0 7.8 7.8 20:05 8.3 8.1 8.1
17TH 08:41 8.5 8.3 8.3 21:06 8.8 8.6 8.6
18TH 09:36 9.0 8.78 8.78 21:57 9.3 8.78 8.78
19TH 10:23 9.3 8.78 8.78 22:40 9.6 8.78 8.78
20TH 11:03 9.5 8.78 8.78 23:20 9.7 8.78 8.78
21ST 11:41 9.5 8.78 8.78 23:57 9.7 8.78 8.78
22ND 12:15 9.5 8.78 8.78
23RD 00:31 9.5 8.78 8.78 12:48 9.3 8.78 8.78
24TH 01:04 9.2 8.78 8.78 13:21 9.0 8.78 8.78
25TH 01:37 8.9 8.7 8.7 13:54 8.7 8.5 8.5
26TH 02:12 8.4 8.2 8.2 14:32 8.3 8.1 8.1
27TH 02:51 7.9 7.7 7.7 15:17 7.8 7.6 7.6
28TH 03:42 7.4 7.2 7.2 16:16 7.3 7.1 7.1
29TH 04:56 7.0 6.8 6.8 17:38 7.1 6.9 6.9
30TH 06:30 6.9 6.7 6.7 19:03 7.3 7.1 7.1
ALL ABOVE TIMES ARE GMT, ADD 1 HOUR FROM 01:00 26TH MARCH TO 01:00 29th OCTOBER

*** PLEASE NOTE, TIDES LEVEL AT EASTHAM AT 9.10M AND ABOVE, STORM GATES ARE EMPLOYED ON THESE TIDES, BASIS THIS THE CALCULATION FOR SAFE DRAFT ENTERING/LEAVING ON THESE TIDES IS 9.10M MINUS THE RESTRICTION GIVEN ABOVE AS VESSELS CAN NOT ENTER UNTIL THE STORM GATES ARE TAKEN OFF.

ADDITIONAL NOTE ABOVE DRAFTS APPLY FOR ENTERING/LEAVING EASTHAM LOCKS FOR VESSELS UPTO AND INCLUDING 21.94M BEAM, VESSELS OVER THIS ARE ACCEPTED FOR CANAL MOVEMENTS ON REDUCED DRAFT AS PER THE FOLLOWING:-

BEAM 21.94M – 22.25M – DRAFT RESTRICTED TO 8.50M MAXIMUM FRESHWATER.

BEAM 22.25M – 22.55M – DRAFT RESTRICTED TO 8.23M MAXIMUM FRESHWATER.

BEAM 22.55M – 22.92M – DRAFT RESTRICTED TO 7.90M MAXIMUM FRESHWATER.

BEAM 22.92M – 23.07M – DRAFT RESTRICTED TO 7.80M MAXIMUM FRESHWATER.

THE ABOVE ALWAYS SUBJECT TO WATER BEING AVAILABLE FOR PASSING EASTHAM LOCKS.

PLEASE NOTE THE ABOVE DRAFT RESTRICTIONS APPLY TO ENTERING/LEAVING VIA EASTHAM LOCKS, ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY TO PARTICULAR BERTHS, SUCH AS BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INCE COASTER BERTH, RUNCORN LAY-BY, RUNCORN DOCKS, CARRINGTON & PARTINGTON.

 

PLEASE NOTE ALL DRAFT INFORMATION GIVEN INCLUDES AN UNDER KEEL CLEARANCE OF 0.6M

 

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QEII LOCKS – QEII OIL DOCK

AUGUST 2017 – HEIGHT OF TIDE MINUS 0.2m METRES, TO A MAXIMUM DRAFT FOR THE BERTHS AS PER FOLLOWING, NO2 BERTH 8.50M NO3 BERTH 8.60M NO4 BERTH 8.00M

 PLEASE NOTE ALL DRAFT INFORMATION GIVEN INCLUDES AN UNDER KEEL CLEARANCE OF 0.6M

Date Tide Time Tide Height Max Draft (FW) Tide Time Tide Height Max Draft (FW)
16TH 04:54 8.2 8.0 17:37 7.9 7.7
17TH 06:15 8.0 7.8 18:59 8.0 7.8
18TH 07:36 8.2 8.0 20:13 8.4 8.2
19TH 08:46 8.6 8.4 21:15 8.9 8.6
20TH 09:45 9.0 8.6 22:09 9.3 8.6
21ST 10:36 9.3 8.6 22:57 9.7 8.6
22ND 11:21 9.5 8.6 23:40 9.8 8.6
23RD 12:03 9.6 8.6
24TH 00:21 9.8 8.6 12:42 9.5 8.6
25TH 01:00 9.6 8.6 13:19 9.2 8.6
26TH 01:36 9.3 8.6 13:55 8.9 8.6
27TH 02:12 8.9 8.6 14:32 8.5 8.3
28TH 02:50 8.4 8.2 15:13 8.1 7.9
29TH 03:35 7.9 7.7 16:04 7.6 7.4
30TH 04:33 7.4 7.2 17:10 7.3 7.1
31ST 05:50 7.0 6.8 18:31 7.2 7.0

ALL ABOVE TIMES ARE GMT, ADD 1 HOUR FROM 01:00 26TH MARCH TO 01:00 29th OCTOBER

SEPTEMBER 2017 – HEIGHT OF TIDE MINUS 0.2m METRES, TO A MAXIMUM DRAFT FOR THE BERTHS AS PER FOLLOWING, NO2 BERTH 8.50M NO3 BERTH 8.60M NO4 BERTH 8.00M

 PLEASE NOTE ALL DRAFT INFORMATION GIVEN INCLUDES AN UNDER KEEL CLEARANCE OF 0.6M

Date Tide Time Tide Height Max Draft (FW) Tide Time Tide Height Max Draft (FW)
1ST 07:17 7.1 6.9 19:48 7.5 7.3
2ND 08:26 7.5 7.3 20:45 8.0 7.8
3RD 09:16 8.0 7.8 21:30 8.5 8.3
4TH 09:56 8.4 8.2 22:09 8.9 8.6
5TH 10:31 8.8 8.6 22:45 9.2 8.6
6TH 11:05 9.1 8.6 23:20 9.5 8.6
7TH 11:39 9.3 8.6 23:55 9.7 8.6
8TH 12:15 9.4 8.6
9TH 00:32 9.7 8.6 12:51 9.4 8.6
10TH 01:10 9.6 8.6 13:30 9.2 8.6
11TH 01:51 9.4 8.6 14:12 9.0 8.6
12TH 02:35 9.0 8.6 15:00 8.6 8.4
13TH 03:29 8.5 8.3 16:00 8.1 7.9
14TH 04:39 8.0 7.8 17:21 7.8 7.6
15TH 06:05 7.8 7.6 18:48 7.9 7.7
16TH 07:30 8.0 7.8 20:05 8.3 8.1
17TH 08:41 8.5 8.3 21:06 8.8 8.6
18TH 09:36 9.0 8.6 21:57 9.3 8.6
19TH 10:23 9.3 8.6 22:40 9.6 8.6
20TH 11:03 9.5 8.6 23:20 9.7 8.6
21ST 11:41 9.5 8.6 23:57 9.7 8.6
22ND 12:15 9.5 8.6
23RD 00:31 9.5 8.6 12:48 9.3 8.6
24TH 01:04 9.2 8.6 13:21 9.0 8.6
25TH 01:37 8.9 8.6 13:54 8.7 8.5
26TH 02:12 8.4 8.2 14:32 8.3 8.1
27TH 02:51 7.9 7.7 15:17 7.8 7.6
28TH 03:42 7.4 7.2 16:16 7.3 7.1
29TH 04:56 7.0 6.8 17:38 7.1 6.9
30TH 06:30 6.9 6.7 19:03 7.3 7.1

ALL ABOVE TIMES ARE GMT, ADD 1 HOUR FROM 01:00 26TH MARCH TO 01:00 29th OCTOBER

PLEASE BE ADVISED ALL DRAFTS ARE QUOTED AS FRESHWATER, HARBOUR MASTER HAS ADVISED FRESHWATER DENSITY IS TO BE USED FOR ALL DRAFTS INWARD AND OUTWARD TO QEII OIL DOCK AND MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL. ADDITIONAL WATER MAY BE REQUESTED ON CONSULTATION WITH RIVER MERSEY PILOTS.

PLEASE NOTE ALL TIDAL INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO TIDES MAKING PREDICTION WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS AND WIND DIRECTION PREVAILING AT THE TIME OF VESSELS ARRIVAL.

WATER DENSITY IN QEII OIL DOCK AND MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL IS FRESHWATER.

AT ALL TIMES FOR VESSELS REQUIRING MAXIMUM WATER, OR NEAR TO, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT A PILOT CONSULTATION IS REQUESTED, ALL DRAFTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS AND WHEN NEW SOUNDINGS HAVE BEEN MADE AVAILABLE TO PILOTS.


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