The Thames Estuary we enjoy is constantly changing:
Buoyage is now generally for shipping and altered for their needs and not ours;
Many fixed marks are not maintained and have collapsed or are crumbling;
Depths alter both after poor weather and naturally over time;
Tide data out of the main channels is patchy or unavailable.
As a result it will benefit all of us to keep as up to date as possible.
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Updates to the Third Edition
Consolidated Update - latest -
Dated 26th November, 2023
The first typo!, An end of season general report on the Estuary, a new chartlet for the SW Sunk following information that the ‘obstruction’ is a wreck with 2.4m water over it, and an image of the revised Ray Sand buoy.
Dated 14th July, 2023
New chartlet for the SW Sunk swatchway following the survey in June, 2023. Note the potentially dangerous new obstruction. New chartlet for the Little Sunk following the survey on 10th July, 2023 and a revised chartlet for the Ray Sand updating the buoyage following the notification of the changes on 13th July.
Dated 14th September, 2022
New chartlet of the Ray Sand and one emendation on Page 212 regarding the longitude of the Ray Sand buoy. Move of the SW Barrow west cardinal buoy to the south west (no changes affecting routes) and revised depths on the Whitaker Spit and at the east edge of the Barrow Sands.
Dated 3rd June, 2022
New chartlet of the Spitway and a notice potentially affecting about Foulger’s Gat
Dated 20th May, 2022
This provides information about the SW Sunk swatchway with revised waypoints, recommendations regarding the Middle Sunk, one error in the text of the book and a caution about electronic charts..
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