Advice regarding RIVER DEBEN, SUFFOLK

PLEASE NOTE -  Entrance to RIVER DEBEN, SUFFOLK changing - Jan 2017

Pick up OFFING BUOY and then BAR BUOY (shingle banks are often on the move).  There has been a fairly dramatic move of the N. shoal which has moved towards the Felixstowe shore. Channel takes craft fairly close up towards steep-to shore line which needs careful pilotage coming   IN/OUT   but with good depth.  Can alter with frequent storms.

Once passed this narrow section local  buoyage is little changed.   Bear in mind tides run fairly fast (wind over tide) not normally a wise time to experiment.

Foot passenger ferry runs daily twixt Bawdsey Quay and Quay by Felixstowe  Ferry Boatyard.

Sent by Tony Ratcliffe OBE, HPO River Deben

Anne Le Verrier..., 13.03.2017 | More from Anne Le Verrier-Bizzey’s blog