NTM 02/2017 - Port Signal Lights

PORT   SIGNAL   LIGHTS

 Mariners are advised that the International Vessel Traffic Signals situated above the PortControlBuilding on the Royal Harbour East Pier, Position 51  19.62N  001  25.4E have the following characteristics and meanings.

 1)        ROYAL HARBOUR SEAWARD SIGNALS - Three Vertical Red or Green Lights facing seawards.

2)        ROYAL HARBOUR SIGNALS - Three Vertical Red or Green Lights facing into the RoyalHarbour.

3)        FERRY TERMINAL MOVEMENT SIGNAL - An all round Flashing Orange Light.

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The Royal Harbour Signals (1) and (2) apply only to vessels bound to and from the RamsgateRoyalHarbour.

When the Seaward Signal lights (1) are RED such vessels may not, without the specific permission, by VHF, of the Port Control, enter the Harbour Limits from Seaward

When the Harbour Signal lights (2) are RED such vessels may not, without the specific permission, by VHF, of the Port Control, Leave the RoyalHarbour.

In each case a green signal indicates that vessels may proceed into the Harbour Limits or out of the RoyalHarbour as applicable.

These signals are augmented by the Ferry Terminal Movement Signal (3), which will be displayed when a ferry movement is in progress. Whilst this signal is displayed, no vessel other than the ferry moving may, without the specific permission, by VHF, of the Port Control :-

  • Enter the Harbour Limits from Seaward
  • Leave the RoyalHarbour
  • Move from or to any Berth or Place in the Western Ferry Terminal.