Eastham Channel Ruling Depths – Channel Soundings Released 18th January 2017

NEW SOUNDINGS EASTHAM CHANNEL

Basis latest soundings for the Eastham Channel, charts dated 18th January, pilots have today advised the following safe working drafts:-

Following the publication of a new Eastham Lock Approach Chart surveyed  on the 18th January 2017,  the max draughts are now dictated by the least depth on the Eastham Bar 500 foot channel, as such for all entrances a reduction of 0.3 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 07 of 2017.

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 A UKC OF 0.6M

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JANUARY 2017 HEIGHT OF TIDE MINUS 0.3M METRES.

Current maximum drafts for all vessels navigating within the Manchester Ship Canal 8.40m FW.

PLEASE NOTE ALL DRAFT INFORMATION GIVEN INCLUDES A UKC 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

20TH      04:18     7.7          7.4          7.4          16:44     7.7          7.4          7.4

21ST       05:21     7.4          7.1          7.1          17:51     7.4          7.1          7.1

22ND     06:33     7.3          7.0          7.0          19:06     7.3          7.0          7.0

23RD      07:44     7.5          7.2          7.2          20:15     7.5          7.2          7.2

24TH      08:42     7.8          7.5          7.5          21:09     7.9          7.6          7.6

25TH      09:30     8.3          8.0          8.0          21:54     8.2          7.9          7.9

26TH      10:11     8.7          8.4          8.4          22:33     8.6          8.3          8.3

27TH      10:48     9.0          8.4          8.4          23:08     8.8          8.4          8.4

28TH      11:24     9.2          8.4          8.4          23:42     9.0          8.4          8.4

29TH                                                                     12:00     9.4          8.4          8.4

30TH      00:18     9.2          8.4          8.4          12:36     9.5          8.4          8.4

31ST       00:55     9.2          8.4          8.4          13:14     9.5          8.4          8.4

*** VESSELS OVER 21.94M BEAM FURTHER RESTRICTED IN RESPECT TO DRAFT AS BELOW:-

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.

FEBRUARY 2017 HEIGHT OF TIDE MINUS 0.3M METRES.

Current maximum drafts for all vessels navigating within the Manchester Ship Canal 8.30m FW.

PLEASE NOTE ALL DRAFT INFORMATION GIVEN INCLUDES A UKC 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         01:33     9.1          8.4          8.4          13:53     9.4          8.4          8.4

2ND       02:14     8.9          8.4          8.4          14:36     9.2          8.4          8.4

3RD        03:00     8.6          8.3          8.3          15:24     8.8          8.4          8.4

4TH        03:52     8.3          8.0          8.0          16:21     8.5          8.2          8.2

5TH        04:59     8.0          7.7          7.7          17:34     8.1          7.8          7.8

6TH        06:20     7.8          7.5          7.5          18:57     8.1          7.8          7.8

7TH        07:39     8.0          7.7          7.7          20:13     8.3          8.0          8.0

8TH        08:49     8.5          8.2          8.2          21:18     8.7          8.4          8.4

9TH        09:47     8.9          8.4          8.4          22:14     9.1          8.4          8.4

10TH      10:36     9.3          8.4          8.4          23:01     9.4          8.4          8.4

11TH      11:21     9.6          8.4          8.4          23:44     9.5          8.4          8.4

12TH                                                                      12:03     9.7          8.4          8.4

13TH      00:23     9.5          8.4          8.4          12:40     9.6          8.4          8.4

14TH      01:00     9.3          8.4          8.4          13:16     9.4          8.4          8.4

15TH      01:34     9.0          8.4          8.4          13:51     9.1          8.4          8.4

16TH      02:08     8.7          8.4          8.4          14:25     8.7          8.4          8.4

17TH      02:45     8.3          8.0          8.0          15:03     8.3          8.0          8.0

18TH      03:27     7.9          7.6          7.6          15:49     7.7          7.4          7.4

19TH      04:19     7.4          7.1          7.1          16:48     7.2          6.9          6.9

20TH      05:28     7.1          6.8          6.8          18:08     7.0          6.7          6.7

21ST       06:51     7.1          6.8          6.8          19:33     7.1          6.8          6.8

22ND     08:05     7.4          7.1          7.1          20:40     7.5          7.2          7.2

23RD      09:01     7.9          7.6          7.6          21:29     8.0          7.7          7.7

24TH      09:45     8.5          8.2          8.2          22:09     8.5          8.2          8.2

25TH      10:24     8.9          8.4          8.4          22:45     8.9          8.4          8.4

26TH      11:01     9.3          8.4          8.4          23:21     9.2          8.4          8.4

27TH      11:38     9.6          8.4          8.4          23:57     9.4          8.4          8.4

28TH                                                                     12:15     9.8          8.4          8.4

MARCH 2017 HEIGHT OF TIDE MINUS 0.3M METRES.

Current maximum drafts for all vessels navigating within the Manchester Ship Canal 8.30m FW.

PLEASE NOTE ALL DRAFT INFORMATION GIVEN INCLUDES A UKC 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         00:36     9.5          8.4          8.4          12:54     9.8          8.4          8.4

2ND       01:15     9.5          8.4          8.4          13:34     9.7          8.4          8.4

3RD        01:55     9.2          8.4          8.4          14:17     9.4          8.4          8.4

4TH        02:39     8.9          8.4          8.4          15:04     9.0          8.4          8.4

5TH        03:30     8.4          8.1          8.1          16:02     8.4          8.1          8.1

6TH        04:36     7.9          7.6          7.6          17:18     7.9          7.6          7.6

7TH        06:00     7.7          7.4          7.4          18:45     7.8          7.5          7.5

8TH        07:26     7.8          7.5          7.5          20:06     8.0          7.7          7.7

9TH        08:39     8.3          8.0          8.0          21:11     8.5          8.2          8.2

10TH      09:36     8.8          8.4          8.4          22:03     8.9          8.4          8.4

11TH      10:23     9.2          8.4          8.4          22:46     9.2          8.4          8.4

12TH      11:04     9.4          8.4          8.4          23:24     9.3          8.4          8.4

13TH      11:42     9.5          8.4          8.4

14TH      00:00     9.4          8.4          8.4          12:16     9.5          8.4          8.4

15TH      00:32     9.3          8.4          8.4          12:48     9.3          8.4          8.4

16TH      01:03     9.1          8.4          8.4          13:21     9.1          8.4          8.4

17TH      01:35     8.9          8.4          8.4          13:52     8.7          8.4          8.4

18TH      02:09     8.5          8.2          8.2          14:26     8.3          8.0          8.0

19TH      02:45     8.1          7.8          7.8          15:05     7.8          7.5          7.5

20TH      03:30     7.6          7.3          7.3          15:55     7.3          7.0          7.0

21ST       04:30     7.2          6.9          6.9          17:09     6.9          6.6          6.6

22ND     05:52     7.0          6.7          6.7          18:42     6.9          6.6          6.6

23RD      07:16     7.2          6.9          6.9          20:00     7.3          7.0          7.0

24TH      08:21     7.7          7.4          7.4          20:54     7.9          7.6          7.6

25TH      09:11     8.3          8.0          8.0          21:38     8.4          8.1          8.1

26TH      09:53     8.9          8.4          8.4          22:17     8.9          8.4          8.4

27TH      10:33     9.4          8.4          8.4          22:55     9.4          8.4          8.4

28TH      11:12     9.7          8.4          8.4          23:33     9.6          8.4          8.4

29TH      11:52     9.9          8.4          8.4

30TH      00:13     9.8          8.4          8.4          12:33     10.0        8.4          8.4

31ST       00:54     9.7          8.4          8.4          13:16     9.8          8.4          8.4

*** VESSELS OVER 21.94M BEAM FURTHER RESTRICTED IN RESPECT TO DRAFT AS BELOW:-

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.

*** 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 A UKC OF 0.6M

QEII LOCKS – QEII OIL DOCK

JANUARY 2017 – HEIGHT OF TIDE MINUS 0.3m 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 A UKC OF 0.6M

Date      Tide Time            Tide Height         Max Draft (FW) Tide Time            Tide Height         Max Draft (FW)

4TH        02:33     8.5          8.2          14:55     8.8          8.5

5TH        03:22     8.3          8.0          15:48     8.5          8.2

6TH        04:21     8.1          7.8          16:51     8.4          8.1

7TH        05:32     8.0          7.7          18:02     8.3          8.0

8TH        06:47     8.1          7.8          19:16     8.4          8.1

9TH        07:57     8.4          8.1          20:24     8.7          8.4

10TH      09:00     8.8          8.5          21:25     9.1          8.8

11TH      09:55     9.2          8.9          22:20     9.4          9.1

12TH      10:45     9.6          9.3          23:10     9.6          9.3

13TH      11:33     9.8          9.5          23:57     9.6          9.3

14TH                                                      12:18     9.8          9.5

15TH      00:42     9.5          9.2          13:00     9.7          9.4

16TH      01:24     9.3          9.0          13:42     9.4          9.1

17TH      02:03     8.9          8.6          14:21     9.1          8.8

18TH      02:44     8.5          8.2          15:03     8.6          8.3

19TH      03:27     8.1          7.8          15:48     8.1          7.8

20TH      04:18     7.7          7.4          16:44     7.7          7.4

21ST       05:21     7.4          7.1          17:51     7.4          7.1

22ND     06:33     7.3          7.0          19:06     7.3          7.0

23RD      07:44     7.5          7.2          20:15     7.5          7.2

24TH      08:42     7.8          7.5          21:09     7.9          7.6

25TH      09:30     8.3          8.0          21:54     8.2          7.9

26TH      10:11     8.7          8.4          22:33     8.6          8.3

27TH      10:48     9.0          8.7          23:08     8.8          8.5

28TH      11:24     9.2          8.9          23:42     9.0          8.7

29TH                                                      12:00     9.4          9.1

30TH      00:18     9.2          8.9          12:36     9.5          9.2

31ST       00:55     9.2          8.9          13:14     9.5          9.2

FEBRUARY 2017 – HEIGHT OF TIDE MINUS 0.3m 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 A UKC OF 0.6M

Date      Tide Time            Tide Height         Max Draft (FW) Tide Time            Tide Height         Max Draft (FW)

1ST         01:33     9.1          8.8          13:53     9.4          9.1

2ND       02:14     8.9          8.6          14:36     9.2          8.9

3RD        03:00     8.6          8.3          15:24     8.8          8.5

4TH        03:52     8.3          8.0          16:21     8.5          8.2

5TH        04:59     8.0          7.7          17:34     8.1          7.8

6TH        06:20     7.8          7.5          18:57     8.1          7.8

7TH        07:39     8.0          7.7          20:13     8.3          8.0

8TH        08:49     8.5          8.2          21:18     8.7          8.4

9TH        09:47     8.9          8.6          22:14     9.1          8.8

10TH      10:36     9.3          9.0          23:01     9.4          9.1

11TH      11:21     9.6          9.3          23:44     9.5          9.2

12TH                                                      12:03     9.7          9.4

13TH      00:23     9.5          9.2          12:40     9.6          9.3

14TH      01:00     9.3          9.0          13:16     9.4          9.1

15TH      01:34     9.0          8.7          13:51     9.1          8.8

16TH      02:08     8.7          8.4          14:25     8.7          8.4

17TH      02:45     8.3          8.0          15:03     8.3          8.0

18TH      03:27     7.9          7.6          15:49     7.7          7.4

19TH      04:19     7.4          7.1          16:48     7.2          6.9

20TH      05:28     7.1          6.8          18:08     7.0          6.7

21ST       06:51     7.1          6.8          19:33     7.1          6.8

22ND     08:05     7.4          7.1          20:40     7.5          7.2

23RD      09:01     7.9          7.6          21:29     8.0          7.7

24TH      09:45     8.5          8.2          22:09     8.5          8.2

25TH      10:24     8.9          8.6          22:45     8.9          8.6

26TH      11:01     9.3          9.0          23:21     9.2          8.9

27TH      11:38     9.6          9.3          23:57     9.4          9.1

28TH                                                      12:15     9.8          9.5

MARCH 2017 – HEIGHT OF TIDE MINUS 0.3m 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 A UKC OF 0.6M

Date      Tide Time            Tide Height         Max Draft (FW) Tide Time            Tide Height         Max Draft (FW)

1ST         00:36     9.5          9.2          12:54     9.8          9.5

2ND       01:15     9.5          9.2          13:34     9.7          9.4

3RD        01:55     9.2          8.9          14:17     9.4          9.1

4TH        02:39     8.9          8.6          15:04     9.0          8.7

5TH        03:30     8.4          8.1          16:02     8.4          8.1

6TH        04:36     7.9          7.6          17:18     7.9          7.6

7TH        06:00     7.7          7.4          18:45     7.8          7.5

8TH        07:26     7.8          7.5          20:06     8.0          7.7

9TH        08:39     8.3          8.0          21:11     8.5          8.2

10TH      09:36     8.8          8.5          22:03     8.9          8.6

11TH      10:23     9.2          8.9          22:46     9.2          8.9

12TH      11:04     9.4          9.1          23:24     9.3          9.0

13TH      11:42     9.5          9.2

14TH      00:00     9.4          9.1          12:16     9.5          9.2

15TH      00:32     9.3          9.0          12:48     9.3          9.0

16TH      01:03     9.1          8.8          13:21     9.1          8.8

17TH      01:35     8.9          8.6          13:52     8.7          8.4

18TH      02:09     8.5          8.2          14:26     8.3          8.0

19TH      02:45     8.1          7.8          15:05     7.8          7.5

20TH      03:30     7.6          7.3          15:55     7.3          7.0

21ST       04:30     7.2          6.9          17:09     6.9          6.6

22ND     05:52     7.0          6.7          18:42     6.9          6.6

23RD      07:16     7.2          6.9          20:00     7.3          7.0

24TH      08:21     7.7          7.4          20:54     7.9          7.6

25TH      09:11     8.3          8.0          21:38     8.4          8.1

26TH      09:53     8.9          8.6          22:17     8.9          8.6

27TH      10:33     9.4          9.1          22:55     9.4          9.1

28TH      11:12     9.7          9.4          23:33     9.6          9.3

29TH      11:52     9.9          9.6

30TH      00:13     9.8          9.5          12:33     10.0        9.7

31ST       00:54     9.7          9.4          13:16     9.8          9.5

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.

PLEASE NOTE ABOVE IS SAFE WORKING DRAFT FOR TRANSITING THE EASTHAM CHANNEL, MAXIMUM DRAFT FOR ENTERING SHIP CANAL, EASTHAM LOCKS IS 8.70M AND MAXIMUM FOR ENTERING QEII OIL DOCK 8.70M ** PLEASE SEE ABOVE FOR NO3 AND NO4 BERTHS.(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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