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  • NP 27

    RECORD OF AMENDMENTS

    The table below is to record Section IV Notice to Mariners amendments affecting this volume.Sub paragraph numbers in the margin of the body of the book are to assist the user with corrections to this

    volume from these amendments.

    Weekly Notices to Mariners (Section IV)

    2005 2006 2007 2008

    IMPORTANT SEE RELATED ADMIRALTY PUBLICATIONSThis is one of a series of publications produced by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office which should be consulted by users ofAdmiralty Charts. The full list of such publications is as follows:

    Notices to Mariners (Annual, permanent, temporary and preliminary), Chart 5011 (Symbols and abbreviations), The MarinersHandbook (especially Chapters 1 and 2 for important information on the use of UKHO products, their accuracy and limitations),Sailing Directions (Pilots), List of Lights and Fog Signals, List of Radio Signals, Tide Tables and their digital equivalents.

    All charts and publications should be kept up to date with the latest amendments.

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    CHANNEL PILOT

    Isles of Scilly and south coast of England,from Cape Cornwall to Bognor Regis,

    andnorth-west and north coasts of France,

    from Pointe de Penmarch to Cap dAntifer

    SIXTH EDITION2005

    PUBLISHED BY THE UNITED KINGDOM HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE

  • ii

    Crown Copyright 2005

    To be obtained from Agentsfor the Sale of Admiralty Charts and Publications

    Copyright for some of the material inthis publication is owned by the authority

    named under the item and permission for itsreproduction must be obtained from the owner.

    Previous editions of Admiralty Pilotscovering the same area:

    Channel Pilot Volume IFirst published 1856. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second edition 1863. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Third edition 1869. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fourth edition 1874. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fifth edition 1878. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sixth edition 1882. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seventh edition 1886. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eighth edition 1893. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ninth edition 1900. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tenth edition 1908. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eleventh edition 1920. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Twelfth edition 1931. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thirteenth edition 1947. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fourteenth edition 1957. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Channel Pilot Volume IIFirst published 1859. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second edition 1870. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Third Edition 1874. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fourth Edition 1882. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fifth Edition 1888. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sixth Edition 1897. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seventh Edition 1906. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eighth Edition 1917. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ninth Edition 1927. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tenth Edition 1938. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eleventh Edition 1952. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Twelfth Edition 1965. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Channel PilotFirst published 1971. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second Edition 1977. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second Edition (revised 1984) 1984. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Third Edition 1996. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fourth Edition 1999. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fifth Edition 2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fifth Edition 2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • iii

    PREFACE

    The Sixth Edition of the Channel Pilot has been prepared by Mr S.C. Mason, Captain R.S. Coles, Master Mariner, Captain M.Waight,Master Mariner. The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office has used all reasonable endeavours to ensure that this Pilot contains all theappropriate information obtained by and assessed by it at the date shown below. Information received or assessed after that date will beincluded in Notices to Mariners where appropriate. If in doubt, see The Mariners Handbook for details of what Admiralty Notices toMariners are and how to use them.

    This edition supersedes the Fifth Edition (2002), which is cancelled.

    Information on climate and currents has been based on data provided by the Met Office, Exeter.

    The following sources of information, other than UKHO Publications and Ministry of Defence papers, have been consulted:

    BritishPorts of the World 2004Port Handbooks produced by Port AuthoritiesLloyds Register Fairplay, Ports and Terminals Guide 20032004Whitakers Almanack 2005

    FrenchInstructions Nautiques C2.1 De la Frontire Belge aux Casquets 2002Fascicule No 2 de Corrections C2.1 2003Instructions Nautiques C2.2 Des Casquets Bellele 2001Fascicule No 2 de Corrections C2.2 2003

    Dr D W WilliamsUnited Kingdom National Hydrographer

    The United Kingdom Hydrographic OfficeAdmiralty WayTauntonSomerset TA1 2DNEngland13th January 2005

  • iv

    PREFACEto the Third Edition (1996)

    The Third Edition of the Channel Pilot has been compiled by Captain O. Barnsley, Master Mariner, and contains the latest informationreceived in the UK Hydrographic Office to the date given below.

    This edition supersedes the Second Edition 1977 (Revised 1984) and Supplement No 5 (1995), which are cancelled.

    Information on meteorology and currents has been based on data provided by the Meteorological Office, Bracknell.

    The following sources of information, other than the UK Hydrographic Office Publications and Ministry of Defence papers, have beenconsulted:

    BritishPorts of the World 1995Lloyds Maritime Guide 1995The Shell Pilot to the English Channel Parts 1 and 2 1991Normandy and Channel Islands Pilot Ninth Edition 1995Port Handbooks produced by Port Authorities

    FrenchInstructions Nautiques C2.2 Des Casquets Bellele 1995Instructions Nautiques C2.1 De la Frontire Belge aux Casquets 1992Fascicule No 2 de Corrections C2.1 1994Votre Livre de Bord 1994

    J.P. CLARKE CB LVO MBERear AdmiralHydrographer of the Navy

    The UK Hydrographic OfficeAdmiralty WayTauntonSomersetEngland2 May 1996

  • CONTENTS

    PagesPreface iii. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Preface to the Third Edition (1996) iv. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Contents v. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Explanatory notes vii. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abbreviations ix. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glossary xi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Index chartlets xv and xvi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    CHAPTER 1

    Navigation and regulationsLimits of the book (1.1) 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Navigational dangers and hazards (1.2) 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Traffic and operations (1.8) 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charts (1.36) 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aids to navigation (1.41) 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pilotage (1.46) 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Radio facilities (1.52) 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regulations (1.58) 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  • NP 27

    RECORD OF AMENDMENTS

    The table below is to record Section IV Notice to Mariners amendments affecting this volume.Sub paragraph numbers in the margin of the body of the book are to assist the user with corrections to this

    volume from these amendments.

    Weekly Notices to Mariners (Section IV)

    2005 2006 2007 2008

    IMPORTANT SEE RELATED ADMIRALTY PUBLICATIONSThis is one of a series of publications produced by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office which should be consulted by users ofAdmiralty Charts. The full list of such publications is as follows:

    Notices to Mariners (Annual, permanent, temporary and preliminary), Chart 5011 (Symbols and abbreviations), The MarinersHandbook (especially Chapters 1 and 2 for important information on the use of UKHO products, their accuracy and limitations),Sailing Directions (Pilots), List of Lights and Fog Signals, List of Radio Signals, Tide Tables and their digital equivalents.

    All charts and publications should be kept up to date with the latest amendments.

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    CHANNEL PILOT

    Isles of Scilly and south coast of England,from Cape Cornwall to Bognor Regis,

    andnorth-west and north coasts of France,

    from Pointe de Penmarch to Cap dAntifer

    SIXTH EDITION2005

    PUBLISHED BY THE UNITED KINGDOM HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE

  • ii

    Crown Copyright 2005

    To be obtained from Agentsfor the Sale of Admiralty Charts and Publications

    Copyright for some of the material inthis publication is owned by the authority

    named under the item and permission for itsreproduction must be obtained from the owner.

    Previous editions of Admiralty Pilotscovering the same area:

    Channel Pilot Volume IFirst published 1856. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second edition 1863. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Third edition 1869. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fourth edition 1874. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fifth edition 1878. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sixth edition 1882. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seventh edition 1886. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eighth edition 1893. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ninth edition 1900. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tenth edition 1908. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eleventh edition 1920. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Twelfth edition 1931. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thirteenth edition 1947. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fourteenth edition 1957. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Channel Pilot Volume IIFirst published 1859. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second edition 1870. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Third Edition 1874. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fourth Edition 1882. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fifth Edition 1888. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sixth Edition 1897. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seventh Edition 1906. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eighth Edition 1917. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ninth Edition 1927. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tenth Edition 1938. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eleventh Edition 1952. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Twelfth Edition 1965. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Channel PilotFirst published 1971. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second Edition 1977. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second Edition (revised 1984) 1984. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Third Edition 1996. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fourth Edition 1999. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fifth Edition 2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fifth Edition 2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • iii

    PREFACE

    The Sixth Edition of the Channel Pilot has been prepared by Mr S.C. Mason, Captain R.S. Coles, Master Mariner, Captain M.Waight,Master Mariner. The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office has used all reasonable endeavours to ensure that this Pilot contains all theappropriate information obtained by and assessed by it at the date shown below. Information received or assessed after that date will beincluded in Notices to Mariners where appropriate. If in doubt, see The Mariners Handbook for details of what Admiralty Notices toMariners are and how to use them.

    This edition supersedes the Fifth Edition (2002), which is cancelled.

    Information on climate and currents has been based on data provided by the Met Office, Exeter.

    The following sources of information, other than UKHO Publications and Ministry of Defence papers, have been consulted:

    BritishPorts of the World 2004Port Handbooks produced by Port AuthoritiesLloyds Register Fairplay, Ports and Terminals Guide 20032004Whitakers Almanack 2005

    FrenchInstructions Nautiques C2.1 De la Frontire Belge aux Casquets 2002Fascicule No 2 de Corrections C2.1 2003Instructions Nautiques C2.2 Des Casquets Bellele 2001Fascicule No 2 de Corrections C2.2 2003

    Dr D W WilliamsUnited Kingdom National Hydrographer

    The United Kingdom Hydrographic OfficeAdmiralty WayTauntonSomerset TA1 2DNEngland13th January 2005

  • iv

    PREFACEto the Third Edition (1996)

    The Third Edition of the Channel Pilot has been compiled by Captain O. Barnsley, Master Mariner, and contains the latest informationreceived in the UK Hydrographic Office to the date given below.

    This edition supersedes the Second Edition 1977 (Revised 1984) and Supplement No 5 (1995), which are cancelled.

    Information on meteorology and currents has been based on data provided by the Meteorological Office, Bracknell.

    The following sources of information, other than the UK Hydrographic Office Publications and Ministry of Defence papers, have beenconsulted:

    BritishPorts of the World 1995Lloyds Maritime Guide 1995The Shell Pilot to the English Channel Parts 1 and 2 1991Normandy and Channel Islands Pilot Ninth Edition 1995Port Handbooks produced by Port Authorities

    FrenchInstructions Nautiques C2.2 Des Casquets Bellele 1995Instructions Nautiques C2.1 De la Frontire Belge aux Casquets 1992Fascicule No 2 de Corrections C2.1 1994Votre Livre de Bord 1994

    J.P. CLARKE CB LVO MBERear AdmiralHydrographer of the Navy

    The UK Hydrographic OfficeAdmiralty WayTauntonSomersetEngland2 May 1996

  • CONTENTS

    PagesPreface iii. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Preface to the Third Edition (1996) iv. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Contents v. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Explanatory notes vii. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abbreviations ix. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glossary xi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Index chartlets xv and xvi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    CHAPTER 1

    Navigation and regulationsLimits of the book (1.1) 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Navigational dangers and hazards (1.2) 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Traffic and operations (1.8) 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charts (1.36) 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aids to navigation (1.41) 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pilotage (1.46) 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Radio facilities (1.52) 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regulations (1.58) 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .