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March 6, 2018

Breydon Water Channel Marker replacements – March 2018

Breydon water channel marker replacement works will be taking place for approximately eight days from Thursday 8 March 2018. The contractor will be operating on the edge of the channel in 14 different locations, removing old buoys and wooden posts and replacing with the new steel piled round channel markers. The contractors will be regularly accessing the Broads Authority 24 hour moorings at Berney Mill, where the new piles will be stored in a wherry during the works. The navigable channel width will be slightly narrower in the immediate work zone,  there are no restrictions to navigating Breydon during these works.

March 6, 2018

Ludham Bridge – access restriction 5th to 16th March

Emergency works are being undertaken by Norfolk County Council on the fendering through Ludham Bridge from Monday 5 March 2018 08:00hrs until Friday 9 March 2018 16:30hrs and Monday 12 March 2018 08:00hrs until Friday 16 March 2018 16:30hrs. During this period the bridge will only be navigable before 08:00; at lunchtimes 12:00-13:00; and after 16:30 each day. Please observe the signage and approach the area with care and caution.

January 14, 2018

River Chet – missing warning sign

The sign at the mouth of the River Chet warning of dredging works is currently missing.

Please proceed with caution as navigation is restricted and be aware that delays of up to 2 hours may occur.

December 15, 2017

Reedham Quay Moorings

We are advised by the BA that these moorings revert back to the responsibility of Broadland District Council during the winter season but will open again ready for the summer season in March 2018.

The electricity supply to the charging points also had to be turned off due to the frequency of the water over topping at the mooring and constantly tripping out the charging points.

December 15, 2017

Lowestoft Inner Harbour – Wreck “Aisha” – update

Mariners and Port Users are advised that from 18th December 2017 removal of the sunken vessel ‘Welsh Conquest (Ex Aisha)’, in position 52° 28.60’N, 001° 43.225’E, (alongside Harbour Road Jetty), will commence.

During the removal operation, the ‘Aase Madsen’ (35 m x 8.5 m) will be positioned alongside the wreck, obstructing the north side of the channel. The channel width will be reduced to approximately 20 metres adjacent to it. The Aase Madsen will be appropriately lit if in this position during hours of darkness.

The yellow special mark buoy, displaying a light Fl Y 5s, moored immediately south of the wreck in position 52° 28.595’N, 001° 43.230’E will be removed whilst work is being carried out.

All vessels are requested to afford the operation as much room as possible, and pass at slow speed. A floating containment boom will be in position around the Aase Madsen and the wreck, which should contain the escape of any pollutants resulting from the operation. Mariners are however requested to be alert to the potential for floating debris in the vicinity of the wreck. Please report any such debris to Port Control, VHF Ch14.

The salvage operation is expected to take approximately 3 to 4 days. Notice will be provided once operations are completed.

This notice supersedes NTM No.27 which is hereby cancelled.

Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch14, or Tel. 01502 572286, if further information is required.

Harbour Master


November 30, 2017

Vauxhall Bridge Gauge Board

passing under Vauxhall bridge

We are advised by the BA that the bridge height gauge board on the downstream approach to Vauxhall Bridge, Great Yarmouth, located near to the yellow turning marker at the confluence of the Rivers Bure and Yare, will be temporarily removed for urgent repairs during afternoon low water on Friday 1 December 2017 and will be replaced during afternoon low water on Sunday 3 December 2017.


River users are advised to exercise caution and ensure they refer to the gauge board on their port side, immediately downstream of Vauxhall Bridge.

November 27, 2017

Hoveton St John Moorings works – January to March 2018

“The Broads Authority  are planning to carry out works at the Hoveton St John  moorings (just upstream of the road bridge on the Hoveton side) starting early January 2018  for 10 weeks up until the Easter holiday period . The quay heading timber will be renewed and raised by approximately six inches. The path at the moorings will be narrowed to about 2.5 metres from the quay heading and 3 metres from the quay heading at the electric points. This will mean that the path is kept drier than the rest of the site as at the moment it is susceptible to flooding.  It will be a grey type one footpath surface with a back rail and then graded off to the existing height of the grass, the graded area will be top soiled and seeded to expand the grass area.

 Please note that access will be very restricted through the area during works on site. Signage will be in place diverting people around the roadside path rather than through the construction site.

 If we encounter high water etc. during the project and it causes delays then we will manage the work accordingly to ensure that it can be opened up sensibly to the public during the Easter period. It is anticipated that works will be complete by then but a contingency will be in place to pause work if necessary and complete after the early Easter break if this is required.”


November 2, 2017

Autumn Newsletter and AGM notice

The autumn 2017 newsletter is now available to download here: Autumn Newsletter 2017

Contents include:

  • Notice for the NSBA AGM to be held on 27 November 2017, 7.30 pm at The Yeoman Suite, The Holiday Inn, Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR4 6E,
  • News of an RYA award for Janet Gilmour
  • Tolls – proposals for 2018/19
  • Broadland Youth Regatta report
  • Dredging update
  • Ramuz inter-club championship report
  • Regional RYA update
  • Report on the new Oulton Broad parish council
  • New bridge proposals for Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft
October 23, 2017

Email “spoofing” scams

Members are reminded to watch out for email “spoofing” scams.  We have received a report of a club treasurer receiving an email appearing to come from an officer asking to process a payment.  The email addresses all appeared normal, but the text was suspicious.  If in doubt phone to check.

If an email looks dodgy, it probably is!

Advice from Action Fraud:

What should you do if you’ve received a scam email?

  • Do not click on any links in the scam email.
  • Do not reply to the email or contact the senders in any way.
  • If you have clicked on a link in the email, do not supply any information on the website that may open.
  • Do not open any attachments that arrive with the email.
October 13, 2017

Ludham Bridge – width restriction

Please note that Norfolk District Council have undertaken a temporary necessary repair on the fendering under Ludham bridge which has reduced the width clearance by 150mm/5.9 inches.  The Broads Authority will advise again when this changes and a permanent repair is undertaken.