Irish Sea Pilotage

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Harbours (and some anchorages) in the Irish Sea. Here I gather information available on the web plus some information from my own visits. Places highlighted in bold have fuller navigation details from my surveys.
  See below for a list of guides available to purchase.
  For another web guide (mostly 2004) see here.
  Some (smart phone optimised) web info is also available for free from here, or here[link dead], or here for Ireland.

Liverpool tide table

Weather sources (clickable)

Irish sea wind forecasts from POL [now discontinued] and xc

Wave height forecasts (wind and swell waves) are available from POL [now discontinued] or from here or from here .
Real time wave heights from CEFAS

Chart information.

Windfarm list and interactive map.

Subsea cable charts from Kingfisher

Information about Firing Ranges in the Irish Sea area.

An up-to-date chart (zoomable) is available free from Navionics. Or see here for already zoomed.
  Note that (since 2019) C-Map has a similar online chart offering. This has the extra useful feature that clicking (selecting - right-click) on a depth value allows the option of Survey Source to be displayed - so giving the date of the survey - useful in assessing whether it is recent or not.

Fishing boat port codes: here
In order around Irish Sea (clockwise from Mull of Galloway):
WN DS; CL MT WO WA BW LR FD PN LL MR RN CH; BS CO AB CA M; W WD D DA DK; N B;
Note: Kirkcudbright vessels seem to favour register BA (Ballantrae which is a small registry port 12 miles south of Girvan)
[IOM: DO CT PL RY]

England

Scotland

Wales

Isle of Man

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Published Guides

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