Penning Times

These only occur outside normal Free-Flow which is plus or minus 2 hours either side of HW . These are subject to various conditions decided by the GFDE Dockmaster who operates the lock gates. Draft of vessel compared to how much water is over the outer sill as an example.

Vessels returning from passage (Members & LTV's) will be allowed a Pen subject to above conditions.

Visiting vessels to the HCA will be charged £10 per Locked pen either in or out in addition to any relevant HCA berthing charges, this charge fee is collected on behalf of GFDE Ltd.

Please check in advance with the Berthmaster or Lock Gates on VHF 74 for more accurate times.

Some additional Lock Restriction info can be found Here


Ariel view showing lock chamber, harbour approach, hydraulic tower and marina entrance. Click image to enlarge.

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