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ABLE Humber Port - River Information

The Humber Estuary is the largest coastal plain estuary on the east coast of Britain. The estuary is comprised of two shipping channels: The Sunk Channel and the Grimsby Roads Channel.

Characteristics Information
Air Draft Restrictions None
Sunk Channel Width 180m -9.50mCD
Grimsby Roads Channel Width 660m -6.00mCD
Mean High Water Springs (MHWS) 7.30mCD
Mean Low Water Springs (MLWS) 0.90mCD
Mean High Water Neap (MHWN) 5.80mCD
Mean Low Water Neap (MLWN) 2.60mCD
Highest Astronomical Tide (HAT) 7.99mCD
Lowest Astronomical Tide (LAT) 0.16mCD
Max. Depth of Water (MHWS) at Quayside 24.80m
Quayside Height 10.00mCD

Points of Contact:

Please visit www.humber.com to view the ABP Humber Estuary Services web site which includes shipping tariffs for using the river.

Harbour Master

For general enquiries including the issuing of Notices to Mariners contact: hesharbourmaster@abports.co.uk

Pilotage Department

All pilotage enquiries including vacancies and enquiries relating to pilot exemption Certificates contact: hespilotage@abports.co.uk

Vessel Traffic Services (VTS)

For operational enquiries including serious marine incidents, use of traffic separation scheme, reporting to VTS, defective navigation lights and marks out of position, bunkering, VHF frequencies and anchorages contact: hesvts@abports.co.uk

Hydrographic Department

For chart enquiries, surveying the estuary, tidal enquiries, buoyage contact: heshydrography@abports.co.uk

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