Rye

Authority:
Environment Agency
Ownership:
Environment Agency
Contact:
Harbour Office,
Camber Road,
Rye,
East Sussex TN31 7QS

Tel: 01797 225225
Email: rye.harbour@environment-agency.gov.uk
Website: www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ryeharbour
Transport Connections:
Roads: M20, A259
Nearest passenger rail: Rye 1km
Nearest int’l airport: Heathrow/ Gatwick 55km
Location:
Lat: 50° 56’ N; Long: 00° 47’ E English Channel
Storage:
Storage: 10 acres
Open: 250,000 sq m
UK Ports Association:
British Ports Association (BPA)
http://www.britishports.org.uk
Pilotage:
Compulsory for all vessels over 30m. VTS Channel 14 24-hrs notice
Approximate Annual Tonnage:
90,000
Port Contacts:
Manager: A Cansdale
Harbour Master: James Bateman Email:james.bateman@environment-agency.gov.uk
Deputy Harbour Master. Karl Sandercock
Normal hours: 0900 – 1730
24-hr Tel: 01797 225225

Environment Agency on 03708 506 506*.

Environment Agency 24 hour incident hotline: 0800 80 70 60
Commercial Cargo Handling Facilities:
Stevedoring provided by private operators.
Cranes:
Appropriate ‘bought in’
Other handling equipment: as required
Principal Activities:
Roadstone
Fish
Timber
Grain
Access and Accomodation:
River/Tidal Berths
Max depth: 4.7m
Max size of vessel accepted:
Beam: 12m; LOA: 90m; draft: 4.7m
No of berths: 2
Berths total length: 185m
Facilities and Services:
Harbour Launch; Moorings for leisure craft; Lay up berths; Chandlers; F/V Bunkering; Stowage; Ice Supply; Stores; Crew changes

The Ministry of Defence operate the Lydd Firing Range to the east of Rye Harbour, extending 3 miles along the coast with prohibited areas to seaward varying in distance from 1.5 nautical miles to 2.5 nautical miles.

When firing is taking place there are range safety patrol boats to give advice to mariners (VHF channel 73 or 13). Firing times can be obtained from the Harbour Master’s office (telephone 01797 225225)