Archive for ‘Latest News’

November 26, 2021

Sunken Vessel on the Bure

The Broads Authority has advised boaters to be aware that there is a sunken vessel on the Lower River Bure, currently located on the downstream mooring at Dove House Farm (between Six Mile House and Stracey Mill).

The vessel has been secured and marked with various marker buoys and recovery is planned for next week.

Please exercise caution when navigating in the area.

https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/boating/navigating-the-broads/boating-news/urgent-sunken-vessel-on-the-river-bure

November 24, 2021

Notice to Mariners No 14 – Changes to Cable Crossing Signs, Rivers Yare and Wensum, Trowse Eye, Norwich

November 23, 2021

Updated Notice to Mariners 07 & 08 – Continued navigation restrictions due to dredging works on the Upper River Thurne

November 16, 2021

Navigation Closure due to Essential Maintenance works on Trowse Swing Bridge, River Wensum

Please see the following Notice to Mariners 10 of 2021 regarding a navigation closure on the River Wensum due to maintenance works on Trowse Swing Bridge.

October 24, 2021

Photos: NSBA InterClub Championship for the Ramuz Trophy 2021

NSSA Filby, Saturday 23 October 2021.

Photos were also taken by Robin Myerscough, please see www.myerscoughpictures.org.uk

Photos taken by C L Grasby.

October 22, 2021

Urgent Boating News – Missing gauge board near Bure Mouth


Please note that the gauge board on approach to Bure Mouth (near the yellow marker post) has been damaged by a vessel. The board is currently missing the feet and inches gauge, although the metres gauge is still intact.


We are working to rectify the issue as soon as we can. If you need any assistance getting through the bridges please contact Great Yarmouth Yacht Station on 07766 398238 or Broads Control on 01603 756056.

Broads Authority.

October 21, 2021

Urgent – Moorings flooded near Breydon Water

Please note that due to flooding there is currently no mooring available at Berney Arms, Burgh Castle, The Fisherman’s Inn and Great Yarmouth Yacht Station. It is likely that other moorings may also have overtopped.

We are monitoring the situation on the rivers and the Environment Agency are aware of the high water levels.

If you need any assistance please call Broads Control on 01603 756056 or 999 in case of emergency.

Broads Authority.

October 19, 2021

Boating News – Navigation Restriction due to inspection work on the River Bure, Hoveton Railway Viaduct

Notice is hereby given that Bridgeway Consulting Ltd will be carrying out inspection works to Railway Viaduct on 16 November 2021 from 09:00hrs to 17:00hrs.

Note that vessels may be restricted and regulated in their movement in the vicinity of the bridge, which may cause some delays. Vessels wishing to navigate under the bridge should await instructions before proceeding.

All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of the closure.

For more information and to view a map visit: https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/boating/navigating-the-broads/boating-news/navigation-restriction-due-to-inspection-work-on-the-river-bure

October 17, 2021

Boating News – Navigation closure due to flood defence works on the Lower Bure

Notice is hereby given that JBA-Bentley Partnership will be undertaking maintenance works of the quay wall area, from Monday 29 November 2021 until Friday 25 February 2022. The site stretches along the downstream end of the River Bure, from grid ref TG519079 to TG520085.

The maintenance works on the water will involve the use of floating pontoons and a small work safety vessel.

Note: During the above period navigation will remain open, but vessels must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the vicinity of the works.

River Closure

Further notice is given that the River Bure will be closed at Acle New Road Bridge, Gt Yarmouth (grid ref TG521081) from Friday 03 December until Friday 17 December 2021.

Any vessel requiring urgent passage during this period, should make enquiries with JBA-Bentley Partnership on 07970405665 as soon as possible.

All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of restriction and delays.

For more information and to see a map please visit: https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/boating/navigating-the-broads/boating-news/navigation-closure-due-to-flood-defence-works-on-the-lower-bure/

October 15, 2021

Boating News – Oil spill exercise boom deployment on the Lower Bure

Notice is hereby given that the Broads Authority will be deploying a boom across the Lower Bure, adjacent to the Great Yarmouth Yacht Station as part of an oil spill contingency exercise.

The boom will be deployed just after high water around 10:30hrs on Tuesday 19 October. Vessels may be temporarily restricted in their movement while the boom is in place but the river will remain open for vessels wishing to pass.

Please follow any instructions given by the Ranger vessels.

For a map please see: https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/boating/navigating-the-broads/boating-news/oil-spill-exercise-boom-deployment-on-the-lower-bure