Bridgwater

Authority:
Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3AR Operators: Hanson, Hinkley Point Power Station
Ownership:
Company owned/Municipal
Contact:
Bridgwater House
King Square
Bridgwater
Somerset TA6 3AR

Tel: 0300 303 7700 (24 hrs)

Email: harbour.master@sedgemoor.gov.uk

Website: www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/portofbridgwater
Transport Connections:
Roads: M5 motorway, A38 dual
Nearest passenger rail: Bridgwater 5km
Nearest int’l airport: Bristol 40km
Location:
Lat: 51⁰ 10’ N; Long: 03⁰ 00’ W English side of inner Bristol Channel
Storage:
Data to follow
UK Ports Association:
British Ports Association (BPA)
http://www.britishports.org.uk
Pilotage:
Compulsory vessels over 30m LOA VTS Channel 8

Because of the extreme tidal range, winding river and constantly changing channels, all vessels navigating in the tidal River Parrett south of an imaginary line drawn from Stert Point to the north bank of the confluence of the River Brue with the River Parrett, are subject to compulsory Pilotage with the following exceptions:

Those vessels excluded by virtue of Section 7(3) of the Pilotage Act 1987.

Vessels under the pilotage of the holder of a “Pilotage Exemption Certificate” issued by the Competent Harbour Authority
Approximate Annual Tonnage:
50,000
Port Contacts:
Harbour Master: Keith Badsey Email:harbour.master@cfspencer.com

Email:harbour.master@sedgemoor.gov.uk

Normal hours: Variable 24-hr Tel: 01934 822666
Commercial Cargo Handling Facilities:
Stevedoring provided by private operators

Cranes
Nil Ro-ro capacity at EDF Combwich berth, normally only used for own cargoes.
Principal Activities:
Dry bulks;
Grain/feedstuffs;
Forest Products
Access and Accomodation:
The Port is wholly within a dynamic tidal regime, with ranges at Burnham on Sea in excess of 12 metres, and significant tidal flows within the navigable River Parrett.

River/Tidal Berths
Max depth: 5.5m Note all berths are NAABSA, they dry at low water

Max sixe of vessel accepted:
LOA: 82m; draft: 4.5m; DWT: 2,400

Any vessels over 75m in length by prior arrangement with the Harbour Master
No of berths: 2
Berths total length: 200m
Facilities and Services:
Moorings for leisure craft; Bunkering
Waste Disposal:
Dirty ballast and machinery oil waste discharged Into road tankers of approved contractors. 48 hrs notice to ship’s agent.
Chemical wastes from noxious liquid substances also but 72 hrs notice.
Garbage skips provided at each berth. For large amount contact ship’s agent 24 hrs before arrival.