Passage Planning Guide

Available now ‘Passage Planning Guide - English Channel and Dover Strait (2015 edition)

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The aim of this Passage Planning Guide is to provide a simple to understand tool to assist the bridge team in making a safe and controlled transit of the English Channel, Dover Strait and Southern North Sea.

Within areas such as the English Channel and Dover Strait an atmosphere of trepidation, based on an anticipation of perceived problems such as traffic, weather and navigational hazards, still exists. This 284pp book displays and details each leg of the passage with all the information required by the navigator.

This passage planning guide is intended to provide up-to-date assistance for the safe and controlled transit of merchant ships through the English Channel, Dover Strait and Southern North Sea, covering passages to and from:

  • Wandelaar/Schelde
  • MAAS/Rotterdam
  • Sunk/Thames
As part of the process to update the 2015 edition, the UK Chamber and Witherbys convened a two day workshop with mariners from chamber member companies, including BP Shipping, Shell, P&O Ferries, Absolute Shipping and Trinity House, to work through the material.

The Passage Planning Guide is available to purchase from Witherby's Publishers