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Humber Estuary Services

Humber Estuary Services (HES) is part of Associated British Ports (ABP), the country's biggest ports group, which owns and operates 21 ports, including the four Humber Ports of Grimsby, Immingham, Hull and Goole.

ABP is also the Competent Harbour Authority for the River Humber, one of the busiest waterways in the British Isles.

CURRENT NEWS - June 2015

The week beginning 20th June 2015 is Seafarers Awareness Week in the UK, a week to mark and celebrate the importance of Ships, Shipping and Seafarers to our economy, both on an local and national level. In recognition of this Immingham Seafarers Centre is issuing an open invite to all those interested to come and visit their newly rebuilt and redesigned Centre on Wednesday 24th June. ABP continues to support the services provided by the Immingham Seafarers Centre, and we hope to see you all there.




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Vessel Traffic Services Humber

Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) Humber, which is located at Spurn Point, operates a 24-hour service for all river users. Its major function is to monitor and regulate navigation of those parts of the Humber Estuary and Rivers Ouse and Trent within the jurisdiction of the Harbour Master, Humber.

The service is compulsory for all sea-going vessels and craft when entering the Humber VTS area. VTS provides AIS coverage throughout the area and radar tracking within the area bounded by the Humber Bridge and the seaward limits of the VTS area.For more info see Standing Notice to Mariners No.2. and the VTS descripton.

Authorised shipping agents wishing to notify ABP of vessel movements please refer to -

Predicted Tidal Data (GMT) - Albert Dock Hull - Height over the Sill


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