MAIB Report No.2 of 2020
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has this month published its Safety Digest No.2 of 2020.The 6MB pdf can be downloaded here
Alternatively you can visit the MAIB website from our Maritime Links page.
Strong winds and big tides this weekend - 21st, 22nd, 23rd August 2020
There is a flood alert in place today for Seaford and Newhaven Harbour areas due to strong winds and big spring tides.Worst times will be over the lunchtime periods.Batten down the hatches and stay away from the seafront and harbour/river areas.
HRH The Princess Royal thanks Maritime and Port workers
HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, thanks the sector for their valuable key work during the coronavirus pandemic.https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=91&v=SRKLILVX_Tc&feature=emb_logo
Seaford Bay Beach Guide Summer 2020
A new guide has been published on the do's and dont's whilst enjoying Seaford Bay Beach this Summer.To download the guide click HERE
Brett Aggregates - Securing the supply of marine aggregates for East Sussex
Brett Aggregates has recently opened a new marine aggregates terminal at Newhaven Port with access to over 50mt of consented marine aggregate licence capacity.
The site is located on the South Coast of the UK, close to the marine licences in the English Channel and the Isle of Wight and is capable of receiving 10,000t cargo dredgers. The site is now...
Tombstoning = Jumping into the unknown
Once again we are having problems with youths jumping into the harbour and risking their lives.The East Pier is the favouraite place at the moment and is causing stress to Port staff, the Masters/Skippers of vessels using the harbour, the Coastguard, the RNLI and the Police.The harbour is not a playground. It is dangerous. If your children are going to...
Coronavirus Border procedures from 8th June 2020
Persons entering England by whatever means of transport from 8th June 2020 face new procedures. Please ensure you check out the latest info BEFORE you set out on your journey:- https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control
Return of the Excalibur
The Fugro Jack-Up "Excalibur" returned to the Western Bight, Newhaven yesterday evening after completing her latest project in Denmark.The Excalibur rejoins her smaller sister rig "WaveWalker".Length of stay in Newhaven is presently unknown.
British Rowing publish a good guide to returning to the water
British Rowing have published a really good guidance document on a phased approach to returning to normality on the water.It is well worth a read for all water based organisations and individuals.British Rowing Advice 22nd May 2020
Leisure users update 13th May 2020
DEFRA have just issued the following:-"all forms of water sports practiced on open waterways, including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, rowing, kayaking, surfing, paddle-boarding and the use of privately-owned motorised craft (in line with the guidance issued by the relevant navigation authority) are allowed. You can continue to use towpaths for walking, running and cycling, being mindful of other users and people...
Covid-19 Relaxation of Lockdown measures for Port Leisure/Recreational Users
This is a grey area and we are seeking clarification from Government in close liaison with other south coast harbours so that we have a coordinated approach.The Government has not yet issued any specific guidance on leisure marine activities and a number of important issues surrounding the potential opening of marinas, slipways, pontoons, etc....and access to leisure vessels still require...
Covid-19 Lockdown message for Leisure Users
We have been following the Government’s advice in respect of Coronavirus and have measures in place to limit risks to port users, our staff, emergency services and the public. As the country moves towards the easing of certain provisions of the lockdown there will be an understandable interest from many leisure users who want to get back out onto the water....
Excalibur returns to Newhaven
We are pleased to welcome back the Fugro Jack-up rig the Excalibur, which arrived in the Western Bight yesterday evening (Friday 3rd April 2020), assisted by the Deep-sea tug "TSM Kermor", the Shoreham harbour tug "Acamar" and the Newhaven workboat "Magnus Musson".Unlike her smaller sister vessel "WaveWalker 1" which is layed up for a few months in the Bight, the...
Fugro Jack Up Barge WaveWalker1
Newhaven Port are pleased to welcome back Fugro with another jack-up barge to lay up in the Western Bight.Last year we had the Excalibur here for several months and this time it is the Wavewalker 1.The WaveWalker1 has just completed her job on the UK east coast and has been towed to Newhaven by the deep sea tug Neptun 10.The...
Coronavirus (Covid 19) Update Poster
Port Access Road Bridge Beam Deliveries and Installation Update
Update below from BAM Nuttall, contractors for the ESCC Port Access Road:-Newhaven Port Access Road Bridge Beam Deliveries and Installation Dear Local Resident, Delivery: As you may recall, we were due to take delivery of the final three bridge sections in February this year but Storm Ciara and Dennis, which followed, meant that we had to reschedule the deliveries. We...
Palm Oil washed up on Seaford Beach
Dog Owners, be wary of solidified Palm Oil that has been washed up on our beaches.Watch out for white lumps that look a bit candle wax. It is likely to be congealed and rancid Palm Oil. It smells rotten but dogs seem to like it and will often eat it if given the chance. It may make them very ill....
Newhaven Port Access Road Bridge Beam Deliveries UPDATED
Newhaven Port Access Road - ESCC/Bam Nuttall announcement:-
Bridge Beam Deliveries
Dear Local Resident,
As you may be aware at the end of 2019 the Port Access Road project took delivery of the first six bridge beams to the South and North compounds. We are now looking forward to the arrival of the final 3 sections.
Please note that the date of the...
ESCC Port Access Road February Update
From ESCC Port Access Road Team:-
In February this year we will commence the installation of the bridge beams. This will take place over a two week period starting on Saturday 8th February 2020. Due to the railway and the restrictions that are placed on the scheme, this will mean working 24 hours a day for the first weekend to ensure the work over...
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all
Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.This year we decided not to send any paper Christmas cards and the money saved was donated to the charity Home-Start East Sussex.A local charity that helps vulnerable families and children in East Sussex and Brighton & Hove.Home-Start East Sussex wants every child to live...
Port Access Road Bridge Beam Deliveries 4th, 5th and 6th December 2019
Newhaven Port Access Road Bridge Beam Deliveries. Message from BAM Nuttall Ltd:-
Dear Local Resident,
As you may be aware between the 13th and 15th of November 2019 the Port Access Road project took delivery of the first three bridge beams to the south compound within Newhaven Port.
We are now expecting the second delivery to take place between the 4th and 6th...
Newhaven Port Annual Management Review Meeting 2019
Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd held a Management Review Meeting on Wednesday 6th November 2019, an annual event to assist the Management team in continuing to improve the operation of the Port from Health, Safety & Environmental and Port Marine Safety Code aspects. It was an opportunity for the Chairman and Managing Director, representing The Board, as Duty Holder, to...
Important update on the Port Access Road Construction Scheme
Dear Local Resident, As you may be aware the construction of the new port access road is progressing well. We are soon to achieve a large project mile stone with the first deliveries of the steel beams for the bridge. These are being fabricated in Darlington and will soon start setting off on their 3 day journey to us here...
Increased Swing Bridge Openings
To enable essential maintenance dredging operations at North Quay, the suction dredger has to transit the swingbridge northbound, dredge a load of material and then transit the swingbridge southbound. This has to occur over the high water period.This means that for the next few days, there will be swingbridge openings at approximately 1 hour before each high water and then...
Newhaven East Pier closed until further notice
The East Pier at Newhaven has been closed to the public whilst essential repairs are carried out.The Pier is not safe to use and we ask that the fencing and signage is respected for your own safety.We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to have it reopened as soon as possible.Thank you for your understanding.
Ferry Port Refurbishment Works Update
Now that the refurbishment of the interior of the ferry terminal has been completed to make our visitors experience that more pleasant and comfortable, works have commenced on the new roadway layouts to improve traffic flow, new check in booths for the freight traffic and a new tourist car park.Locals and regular customers will have noticed that the old 1950's...
Latest update from HMRC on importing goods through RoRo Ports
Stay safe on the coast this winter
Wind and wave safety - top 5 safety tips from the Maritime & Coastguard Agency
Selfies; It’s not worth risking your life for ‘that selfie’. Keep off groynes, piers, jetties and harbour walls. Big waves can knock you over in a flash. If you can feel the spray, you’re too close.
Wave dodging; playing ‘dares’ with waves is dangerous in the best...
MAIB Safety Digest No.2 of 2019
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has today published its second safety digest of the year covering lessons to be learned from incidents within the Maritime Commercial, Fishing and Recreational sectors.You can download it HEREAlternatively please visit the MAIB website from our maritime links page.
Bretts to resume piling works 7th October
Bretts Aggregates will recommence piling works at East Quay, Newhaven Harbour for the Process Plant and Rail Foundations in the week commencing 7th October.
There will be 1 rig working initially for the first week with a second being brought in for the remaining works.
The works are estimated to complete within 5 weeks. [8th November].
Bretts will be monitoring these activities, as...
Adverse Weather Today
Today's high tide at 1220hrs is one of the highest of the year combined with low pressure and very strong winds.This will cause very large waves on the coast.The public should stay away from the beaches, seafront and promenades over the lunchtime period today.The high tides remain very high for the next 3 days but the wind is forecast to...
Mill Creek Big Clean Up - and a warning
Last week, NPP commisioned a big clean up of the Mill Creek from the Beach Road Level Crossing all the way through to the eastern end at Mill Drove.Years of discarded waste was removed including old tanks, tyres, shopping trolleys, various items of scrap metal, huge amounts of plastic bags and bottles, fishing net and lots of other nasties! There were...
Preparing for Brexit - FREIGHT EXPORTS
IF Brexit goes ahead, there will be extra checks in place and paperwork required for freight movements across the Channel.Customers using our Newhaven - Dieppe ferry route need to check the following website regularly in the run up to Brexit Day.Export freight drivers turning up without the necessary paperwork WILL be turned away from Newhaven Port (post Brexit).
www.dfds.com/brexitThe Government advice...
Newhaven Ferry Terminal refurbishment completion
We are delighted to announce that the refurbishment of the ferry terminal has been completed. The upgrade will certainly make passengers experience that much more enjoyable and comfortable. Thanks to Sovereign Construction Ltd and STL Designs Ltd for all their hard work.
Port Access Road Bank Holiday Works
Please see below a notice from Bam Nuttall concerning piling for the new Newhaven port access road.
Very Dangerous Behaviour - Children Jumping in river
There are a growing number of youths jumping into the river from both the East Pier and The Narrows Timbers (opposite The Hope Inn). Some are swimming across the river from one side to the other. Other youths are throwing stones at vessels as they pass by, including the Ferries, the Pilot boat, the Windfarm crew transfer vessels, fishing vessels...
Excalibur returns to Newhaven - 29th July 2019
We welcome the return of the Fugro Jack Up Vessel "Excalibur" into the Western Bight this morning.She was towed in by the deep sea tug "TSM-Kermor" and assisted by the local harbour tug "Reasure", supplied by Newhaven Company Sub-Search Marine.The Excalibur has been into Newhaven several times over the past 7 years, jacking-up on her legs alongside the western promenade.There...
Brett Aggegates commence East Quay development works
Brett Aggregates Ltd have now commenced the development works on the East Quay at Newhaven Port that are associated with planning permission LW/799/CM(EIA) to construct the aggregates transfer and processing plant with the works scheduled to be completed within 7 months.
Any enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Port Access Road
For those wishing to keep up to date on the Newhaven Port Access Road construction, please visit the County Council website at
The refurbishment of Newhaven Ferry Terminal 2019
Newhaven Ferry Terminal Refurbishment
Work has started on the phased refurbishment of Newhaven Ferry Terminal.The work is being phased to minimise the disruption to passengers and should be completed by the end of July 2019.Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd apologise for any inconvenience caused during the works, but it will be worth it !For a 3D visualisation of the end product,...
Annual Management Review Meeting
Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd held a Management Review Meeting on Tuesday 20th November 2018, an annual event to assist the Management team in continuing to improve the operation of the Port from Health, Safety & Environmental and Port Marine Safety Code aspects. It was an opportunity for the Chairman and Managing Director, representing The Board, as Duty Holder, to...
Urgent bulletin on working in enclosed spaces
The MAIB (Marine Accident Investigation Branch) have today issued an urgent Safety Bulletin following the death of a fishermen working in an enclosed space (confined space).MAIB Safety Bulletin 4/2018
MAIB Safety Digest No.2 of 2018
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has today published its second safety digest of the year covering lessons to be learned from incidents within the Maritime Commercial, Fishing and Recreational sectors.You can download it HEREAlternatively please visit the MAIB website from our maritime links page.
NPP revised T&C's effective 1st January 2019
NPP hereby gives 3 months notice of it's intention to revise it's Terms & Conditions effective from 1st January 2019.Any representations prior to implementation can be made in writing to:-The Finance ManagerNewhaven Port & Properties LtdEast QuayNewhaven HarbourNewhavenEast Sussex.BN9 0BN.The revised T&C's can be downloaded HERE.
Phase 1 works commence for the regeneration of the Port for the Maritime future of Newhaven
PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORKS AUTHORISED UNDER: Planning Permission LW/15/0034 Refurbishment of the existing multi-purpose berth at East Quay including the construction of a new multi-purpose berth and slipway at the southern end of the East Quay; Levelling the backshore area to the east of the new multi-purpose berth to create a new Land Development Area (LDA) and Establishment of...
Newhaven Port Access Road Scheme
SUSSEX ECONOMY BOOSTED BY MULTIMILLION POUND ROAD IMPROVEMENTS Hundreds of jobs will be created with an improved link to Newhaven Port approved today (Monday 20 August). The government has committed £10 million to the Newhaven Port Access Road scheme to move HGVs away from using unsuitable local roads, while also supporting Newhaven Port’s vital role in transporting goods both...
Yellow Safety Marker Buoys
Lewes District Council, Wealden District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council wish to strongly remind all sea users that the yellow safety buoys which are in place along the East Sussex coast during the summer months are there for a purpose. That purpose is to seperate swimmers from larger and fast moving watercraft.The cost to repair damage to the buoys goes...
Fatal Manoverboard - No Lifejacket or Personal Flotation Device
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) have published a safety flyer aimed at the Fishing Industry following a fatal manoverboard.The flyer focuses on lone working fishermen, but the emphasis is on the fact that once again - NO Lifejacket or other Personal Flotation Device (PFD) was being worn, which could have saved a life.Also, carrying a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)...
RYA SafeTrx App replaces the CG66 System
RYA SafeTrx: designed to improve safety at sea The world-leading RYA SafeTrx app is designed to improve safety at sea and potentially cut vital minutes off the time taken to pinpoint a casualty’s location. It monitors your boat journeys and alerts designated emergency contacts should you fail to arrive on time. Using iPhone and Android smartphone technology, this free tracking...
Marine & Coastal Access Act 2009 - Application for installation of Export Cable
MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009 APPLICATION FOR INSTALLATION OF EXPORT CABLE Notice is hereby given that Rampion Offshore Wind Limited has applied to the Marine Management Organisation under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, Part 4, for a marine licence to undertake the installation of a fourth export cable and excavation and backfill of a single flotation...
MAIB Safety Digest 01 of 2018
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch has published its first safety Digest of 2018.The document can be downloaded from:-https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/maib-safety-digest-volume-1-2018
MAIB Safety Flyers for Fishing and Recreational Angling Boats
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch have today released two safety flyers concerning the collision between the MFV Vertrouwen and the recreational Angling boat James 2 and the subsequent loss of 3 lives, off Shoreham last summer.Main points to note:-No lookout being kept on either vessel, either visually or radar.No Personal Flotation Devices (PFD's) being worn or carried on the angling...
Marine & Coastal Access Act 2009
APPLICATION FOR REMOVAL OF SOUTHERN WATER OUTFALL PIPENotice is hereby given that Rampion Offshore Wind Limited has applied to the Marine Management Organisation under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, Part 4, for a marine licence to undertake removal of a disused outfall pipe. Plans showing the position of the works may be inspected at Worthing Library, Richmond Road,...
British Ports Association Press Release
16 January 2018
Ports industry employs 101,000 people; handles 500m tonnes of freight
Ports industry contributes £7.5bn in GVA to the UK economy
The British Ports Association today launches a new video underlining and highlighting the importance of ports to the UK’s economy. The film uses new economic impact study data produced for Maritime UK – an umbrella group promoting the industry – to highlight the value of the UK ports industry....
NPP Management Review Meeting Annual Statement
Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd held a Management Review Meeting on Thursday 21st December 2017, an annual event to assist the Management team in continuing to improve the operation of the Port from Health, Safety & Environmental and Port Marine Safety Code aspects. It was an opportunity for the Chairman and Managing Director, representing The Board, as Duty Holder, to...
"Topjack” Jack-Up Barge lays over in the Western Bight
On Tuesday 5th December, Newhaven were asked if they could take the jack-up barge “Topjack” into the Port to shelter from the bad weather forecast.The jack-up was under tow from London to Littlehampton by the tug MTS Indus, when the weather forecast caused concern for their entry into Littlehampton.Happy to oblige, Newhaven Port accepted the vessel and she arrived on...
Sail Cargo Vessel NORDYLS comes to Newhaven
The Nordlys is a 25m LOA ketch, with a draft of 2.9m, constructed in 1873 and possibly the World’s oldest cargo ship still working. The vessel is completely engineless and relies on the wind to get her from A to B, transporting cargo around Europe as part of the Fairtransport Revolution and the Sail Cargo Alliance (SCA) that brings together...
A warning has been issued after more dangerous jellyfish-like creatures washed up on UK beaches. The UK Coastguard has told people not to handle the Portuguese man-of-war, following an increase in the number appearing along the south coast.They have been reported at Hove, Dawlish, Lyme, Charmouth, Bournemouth, Swanage, Seaton, and Portsmouth over the weekend.Winds picked up over the weekend as Hurricane...
MAIB Marine Safety Digest No.2 of 2017
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch has just published its second safety digest of 2017.The information shown in this digest is relavent to Commercial, Fishing and Recreational vessel users.https://www.gov.uk/government/news/maib-safety-digest-22017-published
Recreational Users Code of Practice
Newhaven Port Authority are pleased to announce the publication of a hopefully useful booklet for all the recreational users of Newhaven Harbour.The booklet can be downloaded from the Recreational section of the websitehttp://www.newhavenportauthority.co.uk/newhaven-port-authority/pleasure-boating.html
Organised events within the Harbour Limits
The Port Marine Safety Code requires all harbour authorities to ensure that risk assessments are carried out to identify and minimise risks which may result in personal injury, or damage to property or the environment.
Although many clubs are now familiar with undertaking appropriate risk assessments for their activities, for some a formal risk assessment is...
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
At approximately 1200 (UTC) on 12 November 2016, the owner of the 7.75m motor cruiser Vasquez fell unconscious after being overcome by carbon monoxide (CO) that had been emitted from failed rubber bellows that formed part of the inboard engine’s wet-exhaust system. Although rescuers came to his aid, it was not possible to save his life. The boat’s engine had...
MAIB Safety Digest No.1 of 2017
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch has just published its first safety digest of 2017.
The information shown in this digest is relavent to Commercial, Fishing and Recreational vessel users.
Numerous Swingbridge Openings for Thursday 19th January
Advance warning to road users that the A259 Newhaven Swingbridge will be opening at the following times on Thursday 19th January 2017:-
1230hrs, 1345hrs, 1430hrs, 1500hrs, 1545hrs and 1615hrs.
Newhaven Flood Warning
A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for Newhaven.
Flooding is expected for Newhaven including Avis Way Industrial estate, Newhaven Marina, the A26, A259, West Quay, Riverside North, Denton Island, and the east bank Two hours either side of high water.
Immediate action required.
Surge Forecast: Newhaven
Time and date of high water 00:00 on 14/01/2017
Predicted astronomical tide level 3.42...
Marine Licence Application for Rampion O&M Base
MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009
APPLICATION FOR RAMPION OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE FACILITY
Notice is hereby given that Rampion Offshore Wind Ltd. has applied to the Marine Management Organization under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, Part 4, for a marine license to undertake the construction of the Rampion Operations and Maintenance Facility. Plans showing the position of the works may...
NPP Management Review Annual Meeting
To whom it may concern:-
Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd held a Management Review Meeting on Thursday 22nd September 2016, an annual event to assist the Management team in continuing to improve the operation of the port from Health, Safety & Environmental and Port Marine Safety Code aspects. It was an opportunity for the Managing Director, representing The Board, as Duty...
British Ports Association Press Release on Brexit
29 July 2016 Press Release British Ports Association Chairman comments on Brexit negotiations
Commenting on Brexit and the forthcoming negotiations BPA Chairman Rodney Lunn today said:
“The vote for Brexit, whatever one’s views, raises some formidable challenges for the government as policystarts to take shape on how withdrawal will be achieved.
Whatever the outcome, ports are going to play a key role as...
Application for construction of floatation pits
MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009
APPLICATION FOR CONSTRUCTION OF FLOATATION PITS TO AID INSTALLATION OF THE RAMPION EXPORT CABLE
Notice is hereby given that Rampion Offshore Wind has applied to the Marine Management Organisation under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, Part 4, for a marine licence to undertake construction of flotation pits to aid the installation of the Rampion...
Latest MAIB Safety Digest published
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has just published Safety Digest No.1/2016.
It is a must read for those on Merchant vessels, Fishing vessels and Recreational Craft.
Click here to read.
Application for recovery of submerged Rampion met mast
MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009 APPLICATION FOR RECOVERY OF SUBMERGED RAMPION MET MAST
Notice is hereby given that EON has applied to the Marine Management Organisation under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, Part 4, for a marine licence to undertake the recovery of the submerged Rampion met mast that collapsed in 2014. Plans showing the position of the...
Rampion Windfarm Fact Sheet for Divers
ROW/Eon have published an interesting fact sheet on the construction methods of the Rampion Windfarm and how this will affect the diving community.
Divers Fact Sheet
Port and Pilotage Charges 2020
NEWHAVEN PORT CHARGES/RATES 2020
The charges listed below are made by the Statutory Harbour Authority pursuant to the Harbours, Docks & Piers Clauses Act 1847, the Harbours Act 1964 and the Newhaven Harbour Acts & Orders 1863 to 2016. They are subject to alteration and revision at any time. VAT rates are in addition where applicable.
All use of the Port is...
MAIB Safety Flyer to the Fishing Industry - Stella Maris
Safety flyer with reference to the capsize and sinking of a 9.9m trawler caused by inappropriate weights being lifted with inappropriate gear resulting in loss of stability. Also has significance to the wearing of lifejackets, carriage of a liferaft and communication equipment.
Read the flyer here.
Annual Management Review
To whom it may concern:-
Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd held a Management Review Meeting on Thursday 19th November 2015, an annual event to assist the Management team in continuing to improve the operation of the port from Health, Safety & Environmental and Port Marine Safety Code aspects. It was an opportunity for the Managing Director, representing The Board, as Duty...
Job Vacancy - Port Control Officer/Duty Officer
Vacancy for Port Control Officer/Duty Officer - circa £25k – £30k Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd are the Statutory and Competent Harbour Authority for the Port of Newhaven in East Sussex. The Port Control is a 24 hour operation, being the hub of the port and operating at the highest levels of an LPS (Local Port Service). The port has...
Job Vacancy - Assistant Harbour Master/Pilot
Vacancy for Assistant Harbour Master/Pilot £41 - £46k Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd are the Statutory and Competent Harbour Authority for the Port of Newhaven in East Sussex. The port has a mix of commercial, fishing and recreational, with the core business being the cross channel ferry service to Dieppe. Vessels handled are presently up to 145m, but with planning...
Seahaven Maritime Academy
Newhaven Port is extremely pleased to announce that the first training course at the newly established Seahaven Maritime Academy has taken place and was a huge success.This MCA approved training centre is located within the Port and offers a variety of maritime training courses.Last week's course was STCW Basic Training, a 6 day course covering all the courses required before a...
Port Development Press release
Newhaven Port Development ApprovedNpp Board of Directors is delighted with the decision of the Planning Committee to approve Newhaven Port Development. This is good news not only for the port but also for Newhaven, it is widely agreed that the regeneration of Newhaven port is of critical importance to the regeneration of Newhaven town.In addition this port development is a...
Port Development Plans approved
Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd gained approval from Lewes District Council Planning Committee last night to carry out their plans for Port Development. The plans are to:-Demolish part of the existing East Pier structure;Refurbish the existing multi-purpose berth at East Quay including the construction of a new 300m multi-purpose berth and slipway at the southern end of the East Quay;...
A259 closures at Newhaven Swingbridge
Due to ongoing upgrade works on the Newhaven Swingbridge by East Sussex County Council, the A259 will be completely closed for pedestrian and vehicle access across the bridge, between the following times in August :-2200hrs Weds 12th to 0600hrs Thurs 13th. 2200hrs Thurs 13th to 0600hrs Fri 14th. 2200hrs Fri 14th to 0600hrs Sat 15th. 2200hrs Mon 17th to...
Rampion Offshore Wind Farm receives £1.3bn green light
Eon press release, Monday 18th May 2015:-Rampion Offshore Wind Farm receives £1.3bn green light from E.ON and UK Green Investment BankA partnership between E.ON and the UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) means the project, 13km off the Sussex coast, will now enter construction;Construction could power around 350 to 450 jobs during the main building phase;The completed wind farm could...
Dont go Tombstoning
Tombstoning: safety adviceWhat tombstoning is:-Jumping or diving from a height into water.A high-risk, unregulated activity, undertaken by unsupervised individuals.Why tombstoning is dangerous:-Water depth alters with the tide; the water may be shallower than it seems.Submerged objects like rocks may not be visible; they can cause serious injury if you jump onto them.The shock of cold water may make it...
Newhaven Harbour Revision Order Application
HARBOURS ACT 1964 (AS AMENDED) PROPOSED NEWHAVEN HARBOUR REVISION ORDER 2015 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A HARBOUR REVISION ORDER
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Newhaven Port and Properties Ltd (“the applicant”) has applied to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) for a harbour revision order under section 14 of the Harbours Act 1964.
The proposed order would clarify the limits...
Marine Accident Investigation Branch Safety Digest 1/2015
The MAIB have published the latest Marine Safety Digest dated 1st April 2015 summarising the lessons learned from marine accidents in the Merchant, Fishing and Recreational sectors.The publication is available for download from the MAIB website (link from the "Maritime Links").
Rampion ‘Meet the Buyer’ event
Rampion ‘Meet the Buyer’ event For: Offshore Balance of Plant Wednesday 29th April 2015 From 10am – 3pm Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-By-Sea BN43 5EG E.ON will be hosting the second of their 'Meet the Buyer' events on Wednesday 29th April 2015 from 10am - 3pm for local suppliers who are interested in supplying...
A259 closure at Newhaven Swingbridge
As part of the ongoing upgrade works at Newhaven Swingbridge, the bridge will be swung open between 0001hrs and 0400hrs on Wednesday 25th March 2015. The A259 will therefore be closed in both directions for road traffic between 0001hrs and 0400hrs on Wednesday 25th March 2015.River traffic is not affected.
West Beach Supreme Court Judgement
NPP Press release - West Beach Village Green - Supreme Court Judgement Wednesday 25th February 2015 NPP are pleased that common sense has prevailed. The Supreme Court has confirmed that land which forms part of a statutory undertaking and is part of the harbour within the statutory limits, and land which is controlled by byelaws cannot...
NPP Planning Application – East Quay Expansion Area
NPP has applied for permission to create a much needed new berth and a small land development area behind it. The new berth will predominantly be on land that is partly within the existing port security fencing as it is now, and is derelict; the land development area (LDA) amounting to around 3 hectares backs onto this, and will be...
The FLIP Project
The FLIP Project
The Port of Newhaven is a partner in the INTERREG IV(A) France – England - Fostering Long Term Initiatives in Ports (FLIP) project. The project bring together brings together a partnership of 10 public and private organisations, including Département des Côtes d’Armor, Université du Havre, Association des ports locaux de la Manche, Syndicat Mixte...
MAIB Report No.4/2015
Accident Investigation Report 4/2015 - Report name:
Incident date: 14 January 2014 Category: Merchant vessels - BUT RELEVANT TO LEISURE AND WORKBOATS Summary: This reports the MAIB's investigation into the fire and subsequent foundering of the passenger transfer catamaran ECC Topaz while conducting engine trials off the east coast of England 14 January 2014. It is considered most...
River Ouse Navigation back to normal
All obstructions in the river Ouse adjacent to the Newhaven Veolia ERF site at North Quay have been removed from the river and vessels may now navigate safely through the area.The obstructions in the river had consisted of a pump with securing lines to both east and west banks located to assist East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service in tackling the...
North Quay Navigational Closure
River Ouse closed to all vessels north of North Quay Swinging Basin >>>IMPORTANT>>> Notice is hereby given that to assist with the firefighting operations ongoing at Skip-It Containers yard in North Quay Road (Newhaven), East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service have positioned a large semi-submerged pump in the centre of the river with ropes secured across...
Rampion Windfarm Update
E.ON has announced the final design for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm project, after receiving consent from the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in July this year. Situated 13km off the Sussex coast at its nearest point, the 72km2 final wind farm would feature 116 turbines, each measuring around 140m high to tip. It would...
Ferry very good news
The SMPAT (Syndicat Mixte de Promotion de l'Activité Transmanche) and DFDS Seaways reached heads of agreement concerning the extension of the Dieppe <> Newhaven line in 2015Dieppe, October the 29th 2014 – TheSMPAT and DFDS Seaways announced today reaching heads of agreement concerning the one-year extension of the operation and marketing of the Dieppe line <> Newhaven.The heads of agreement...
Newhaven joins European Port Cluster
PORT COLLABORATION ‘SEANERGY PORTS’ LAUNCHED 5 ports from Belgium, UK & Germany agreed on blue energy cooperation Seanergy Ports is an international collaboration of 5 sea ports: Port of Oostende (BE), Port of Ramsgate (UK), Port of Newhaven (UK), Brunsbüttel Ports (GE) and Rendsburg Port (GE). It has been founded in order to remain competitive in new markets such...
Project Contractors required
Two upcoming projects at Newhaven Port:- 1/. Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd is the statutory harbour authority for Newhaven Port, East Sussex, and is seeking a suitable consultant civil engineering company to carry out a feasibility study into upgrading the present quayside infrastructure to take significantly increased weights over the quayside. The study would include a report into the...
Newhaven Port Public Exhibition for new facilities and Masterplan implementation
Newhaven Port & Properties (NPP) invites key stakeholders from Newhaven and surrounding communities to attend its Public Exhibition for the Newhaven East Quay and Port Expansion Area development. This development will contribute to the key strategic objectives of the Newhaven Port Masterplan, as well as create jobs and help to future proof the Port’s operations, facilities and services.
The Public Exhibition...
Could this be the future for Seaford?
For answers, and an opportunity to make your voice heard, come to a meeting at 7p.m. on Friday 24th October at the Clinton Centre, Clinton Place, Seaford.
Last winter a series of bad storms removed much of the shingle from the beach and hence removed a large part of Seaford’s sea defences.
Flood warnings were issued to some residents. Fortunately, the series...
Port Development Proposals and Public Exhibition
Background and Port Masterplan
In January 2012, Newhaven Port and Properties Ltd (‘NPP’) published its Port Masterplan, which was based on 3 years of exhaustive studies, analysis and extensive local consultation. The Port Masterplan was accepted and strongly endorsed by all major consultees and local Councils, and referred to as an example of good practice in the Ports Review carried out...
Loss of Beam Trawler
The MAIB have issued a report into the sinking of the 13.6m MFV Sally Jane last September.
It emphasises the hazards associated with beam trawling, resulting in a loss of stability and rapid capsizing.
Read Report pdf
Rampion Windfarm gets Government Approval
Great news for Newhaven and for Sussex.
NPP have been working closely with Eon over the last 18 months to make sure that the Port invests in and provides the facilities needed to both construct and operate the Rampion windfarm.
NPP are grateful to ESCC, LDC, NTC, STC and the SDNPA for the support they have given during this process, which should help...
MAIB Annual Report 2013
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has today published its annual report for the year 2013.
The report can be found at the following link, or from the Maritime Links Icon on our home page.
Sea Sunday Service
St Andrews Church in Bishopstone Village will be holding a Sea Sunday service at 1015hrs on 13th July 2014. All are welcome to this annual event in support of the Mission to Seafarers, who support seafarers in need in over 260 ports in 71 countries around the world, through its global network of chaplains and volunteers who offer a warm...
Newhaven Fishermens Meeting
The West Quay Users (Fishing) Group met on Tuesday 10th June 2014 at the Newhaven Lifeboat Station for their 6 monthly update. Harbour Master Dave Collins-Williams informed the group of the latest news and developments from the Port and covered the usual agenda items of moorings, health & safety, security, port operations, communications, dredging and fees/insurance issues. These meetings are a...
Public Exhibition Latest
The Newhaven Port Development Public Exhibition has once again had to be postponed, probably until June/July 2014. The exact date will be announced as soon as possible.
MAIB Report 01/2014
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) have published Safety Digest 1/2014 today.Interesting safety lessons from incidents are included for Merchant, Fishing and Recreational vessels.There is a link to the MAIB website from our homepage.Read Safety Digest 1/2014
New MCA Code of Practice for Fishing Vessels
The MCA has published, via MGN 502, the new Code of Practice for the Safety of Fishing Vessels of less than 15m length overall.This therefore applies to all of the Newhaven Fleet.A copy can be downloaded HERE.
Port Development Public Exhibition Update
Due to circumstances beyond the control of NPP, the public exhibition planned for the 15th April at the Hillcrest Centre has had to be postponed until mid-May.Once the definite date is known, stakeholders will be advised accordingly.
NPP is running a Public Consultation on 15th April from 14.00 to 20.00 at the Hillcrest Centre in Newhaven. Details of the plans and proposals will be available, and key staff will be on hand to answer any questions.NPP is aware of the debate that is starting locally on its plans, for the most part based on pure speculation. NPP...
Palm Oil washed up on beaches
Dog Owners, be wary of solidified Palm Oil on our beaches.Watch out for white lumps that look a bit candle wax. It is likely to be congealed and rancid Palm Oil. It smells rotten but dogs seem to like it and will often eat it if given the chance. It may make them very ill. A ship lost a large...
Fishermen Safety Issues
Fishermen Safety Issues at Sea and within Harbour Areas
The National Federation of Fishermen's Organisation (NFFO) and the MCA managed Fishing Industry Safety Group (FISG), have published an awareness booklet on Personnal Flotation Devices/Lifejackets for Fishermen, in a bid to encourage more fishermen to wear them.
The facts are that between 1993 and 2013, 103 UK fishermen have died from drowning and over...
Severe Weather Warning 2
Due to the forecast severe weather over the coming days, the gates to the Western Promenade will be closed today until further notice.
All members of the public are advised to keep away from the foreshores and harbour walls/structures during the bad weather.
Never underestimate the power of the sea.
Rampion Windfarm Event
Rampion Offshore Wind Farm 'Meet the Buyer' Event, 26th February 2014, Brighton
E.ON will be hosting a Rampion Offshore Wind Farm 'Meet the Buyer' event at the Amex Stadium, Brighton on Wednesday 26th February 2014 from 10.00am. The aim of the event is to inform local businesses of the opportunities that may exist during the construction and operation of the project....
Experienced Consultants required
Experienced Consultants required for an EU funded Smart Energy Ports Project
Newhaven Port is seeking experienced consultants to undertake smart energy audits and studies for Channel ports.
Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd (NPP) is one of nine partners from the UK and France working together on a European Union Interreg IVa Channel Programme project called FLIP (Fostering Long Term Initiatives in Ports)....
Swingbridge now working
East Sussex County Council have informed Newhaven Port Authority that the Newhaven Swingbridge will be operational again for river traffic from Friday 3rd January 2014.
This follows lengthy repairs required after the storm tidal surge on 6th December 2013 caused severe flood damage to essential components of the swingbridge mechanism.
However, for the time being, part of the opening (and closing) operation...
Swingbridge Update 31st Dec
ESCC have not yet succeeded in repairing the swingbridge damaged by the tidal surge of 6th December. They have been working hard on the problem, but without satisfactory conclusion. As soon as more information is available, it will be promulgated.
NB: This only affects river traffic. The A259 remains open to road traffic.
Severe Weather Warning
There is a severe weather warning in place for Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th December 2013 for the Newhaven area. Southerly winds of 60+ knots are expected.
Although the winds decrease for Christmas Day and Boxing Day, more bad weather is forecast for Friday 27th.
In view of this, the gates to the Western Promenade will be closed to the public on...
Latest news on the Swingbridge repairs
East Sussex County Council are experiencing some problems with the major repairs required following the severe flood damage on 6th December. It is hoped that repairs will be completed over the weekend and a test opening is scheduled for Monday 23rd December. In the meantime, the bridge remains closed to river traffic.
The A259 is not affected for road traffic.
Considerable progress has been made towards repairing the major damage to the swing bridge inflicted by the tidal surge during the early hours of last Friday morning (6th Dec). The County Council electricians have been working all hours, stripping and cleaning electrical equipment damaged by the seawater. Colas have been refurbishing both the drive gearbox and the pintel bearing, (fulcrum...
Newhaven Swing Bridge open to road traffic despite flood damage
Engineers are assessing the impact of damage to Newhaven Swing Bridge caused by flood water. The tidal surge during the early hours of Friday (December 6) resulted in water flooding the area beneath the bridge deck which houses the main gearing, electrical systems, drive system and jacks.The bridge remains open to road traffic but is at present not able to...
West Quay Users (Fishing) Group Meeting
The West Quay Users (Fishing) Group met on Thursday 21st November 2013 at the Newhaven Lifeboat Station for their 6 monthly update. Harbour Master Dave Collins-Williams informed the group of the latest news and developments from the Port and covered the usual agenda items of moorings, health & safety, security, port operations, communications, dredging and fees/insurance issues. These meetings are a...
Marine Conservation Zones
The designation of 27 Marine Conservation Zones around the English Coast has been made today.
The Beachy Head West MCZ has been designated to include the coastline from Beachy Head to Brighton Marina up to 0.5 miles offshore.
Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd have been striving to get the Newhaven Harbour Limits excluded from the MCZ so as to not interfere with...
Western Promenade Closure
Members of the public are advised that the access to the Western Promenade and West Beach will be closed on Saturday morning (26th October) for a few days.
This is due to health and safety concerns presented by the adverse weather forecast for the coming days.
The access is likely to remain closed until Tuesday 29th October.
Pilot Vessel in action
A couple of short videos of the Newhaven Pilot Vessel "Pelorus" in action October 2013. The links take you to the YouTube website.http://youtu.be/aWD6ck9UM9Ehttp://youtu.be/bcZCD3X1fqo
Port Marine Safety Code Audit
On 25th September 2013, Marine & Risk Consultants Ltd (Marico Marine) conducted a compliance audit of the Safety Management System of the Port of Newhaven to the requirements of the Port Marine Safety Code (PMSC).Marico Marine conducted similar audits for the Newhaven Port Authority on 23rd April 2010 and 12th October 2011.From what was seen during the harbour visit and...
The West Beach (Sandy Beach)
Please note that despite local rumours and antics to the contrary, the sandy beach remains closed to the public.
Whilst there is still a legal case ongoing with appeals to the Supreme Court, the beach will remain closed.
This is because there are still serious health & safety issues and the access is very dangerous.
The fence and signage clearly indicate that there...
Fishing Stage Refurbishment
Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd, the statutory Harbour Authority for Newhaven, are delighted to announce that their on-going programme of works to improve the facilities for the Newhaven Fishermen, has resulted in the opening of Fishing Stage 16 on Saturday 15th June 2013.Stage 16 fell into dis-repair a number of years ago and was very nearly demolished. However, the management...
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Please be advised that today the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published a Safety Bulletin following the carbon monoxide poisoning on board the Bayliner 285 motor cruiser Arniston in Windermere, Cumbria on 1 April 2013, resulting in two fatalities. The bulletin can be downloaded from the MAIB website. A link to the website can be found on our Maritime...
Use of Kill Cords on boats
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has today issued a Safety Bulletin concerning the fatal accident that occured near Padstow on Sunday 5th May 2013, involving a family being ejected from a Rigid Inflatable Boat.The Safety Bulletin can be downloaded here.
Newhaven Port to the rescue of 280m long Pipeline
GPS Marine Contractors Ltd were in the process of towing a raft of 9 pipes ranging in length from 800m to 240m with the Ocean going Tug Hibernia from Norway to Ghana, when the shortest length of pipe (280m and 2m diameter) took a noticeable deflection indicating that there was water ingress. A suitable Port of Refuge was required at...
Fishing Stage 16/17 Refurbishment
NPP would like to inform the residents and visitors to Newhaven West Quay area that we are due to commence works to upgrade fishing stage no. 16/17 located at the north end of the West Quay, between The Ark public house and the A259.
The works will commence on or around TUESDAY 7TH MAY 2013 and will last for approximately 4...
MAIB Safety Digest 1/2013
Marine Accident Investigation Branch Safety Digest 1/2013, a compendium of anonymous accident summaries and safety lessons learned, was published 1 April 2013 and is available on our Maritime Links Page.
MAIB Business Plan Published
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch Business Plan for the financial year 2013-14 sets out the aims and objectives of the Branch and describes key activities for the coming 12 months. Read here.
Experienced Consultants required for EU Project
Newhaven Port is seeking experienced consultants to support a potential EU funded French and English Ports cross channel partnership
Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd (NPP) is one of nine partners from the UK and France working together on a European Union Interreg IVa Channel Programme project bid called FLIP (Fostering Long Term Initiatives in Ports). The project aims to promote...
West Beach Village Green Decision
“The Board of Directors of NPP have noted the decision of the Court of Appeal on the registration of the West Beach as a Village Green. However, NPP were successful in the first instance at The High Court, and the decision of the Court of Appeal was only a majority decision with one of the Lord Justice's upholding the decision...
Oil Spill Response Exercise
In accordance with the requirements of The Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution Preparedness Response and Co-operation) Regulations 1998, Newhaven Port Authority held an Oil Spill Response Exercise at the Port on Monday 18th March 2013.The scenario was a spillage into the River Ouse of 30,000 litres of Intermediate Fuel Oil from the Car Ferry Seven Sisters whilst alongside the RoRo Berth....
Seaford Beach Shingle Recycling
The Environment Agency is due to commence the second phase of annual shingle recycling at Seaford Beach. Plant will be mobilised from the 20th - 22nd February with work starting on the 25th February. It is expected that Phase 2 will take approximately 3 - 4 weeks. A press release will be issued for week commencing 18th February with signage...
MAIB Report - Death of a fisherman
Please be advised that today the MAIB has published its Accident Investigation Report following the capsize and foundering of the fishing vessel Heather Anne resulting in the loss of one crewman, Gerrans Bay, Cornwall on 20 December 2011.
There is a link to the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) website from our maritime links page.The report, amongst other things, once again...
Cote D'Albatre resumes ferry service
The Newhaven - Dieppe ferry "Seven Sisters" had a minor contact with the Newhaven quayside on the night of Friday 21st December. Although the damage to the vessel was minor, it did cause a distortion to the Bow Visor meaning it could not be fully secured. Passengers were able to disembark from the vessel as normal, but embarkation was cancelled...
PV Pelorus in rescue mission
The Newhaven Pilot boat Pelorus was conducting man overboard exercises in the Cuckmere area when a Mayday Relay message was heard from the vessel Yellow Fin, who reported seeing 2 red flares. Immediately after hearing the VHF call, the crew of the Pelorus observed a plume of smoke to the east. Pelorus proceeded at speed to the vessel Know-Wanda, which...
Rampion Windfarm Latest
Over the last year, E.ON has listened to feedback received from over 1,000 people and organisations in Sussex through a major community consultation and has made changes to its Rampion Offshore Wind Farm proposals which were submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on Friday 14 December.The final plans will be publicly available once the Planning Inspectorate has carried out checks on...
West Promenade Closure
Due to heavy weather damage to areas of the Western Promenade caused during Friday's storm, the gates to the promenade have been closed for safety reasons. Due to the time of year and the inclement weather forecast for the coming week, it is not anticipated to be able to re-open them until the New Year.
Pilot Vessel Pelorus is launched on service
After taking delivery of the two second-hand Pilot Vessels from Estuary Services Ltd of Ramsgate on 7th November 2012, the boats were craned out the next day and stowed in one of the sheds on East Quay. The Pelorus has spent the last 3 weeks being cleaned and painted, had the signage changed from Ramsgate to Newhaven, had a new...
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