Due to the specifics of the Waterford harbour estuary, including tide, depths and navigation channel, pilotage is compulsory.
The Belview Terminal can accommodate ships to approximately 200m LOA with a maximum draught of between 8.5m to 9.3m, depending on tides.
Vessels greater than 170m LOA are accepted by specific arrangement with the Harbour Master.
MLWS 0.2m above Chart Datum
The lower bar at Duncannon and river bars at Cheekpoint are maintained at a depth of -6.5m to C.D.
Pilotage is Compulsory
|Waterford Pilot Station||Tel: +353-(0)51-383119|
|Channel 16 for calling||Channel 14 for working|
VHF Radio: A watch is maintained by the VHF Station at Port Control Centre, situated at Dunmore East, contactable 24 hours.
Pilot boarding location is Dunmore East, unless weather dictates otherwise.
Safe anchorage is available, with consent of Harbour Master.
Ship repairs: Marine Engine, electrical and electronic repair and installation available locally. Contact agent or Harbour Master.