Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Port Hand Marker Missing On Thorney Channel Approach

If you have watched the news over the weekend you may be aware that a 'mini tornado' hit the south coast Sunday morning. Luckily there is no damage to report from the Marina. For those that haven't caught up with the news, click here to see an article from the BBC with a small video. 

Unfortunately the port hand pole marking the end of Thorney Island Sailing Club's  concrete jetty which is submerged 3 hours either side of high water and extends almost half way across the channel has completely disappeared. The Chichester Harbour Conservancy has been informed together with Defence Infrastructure Organisation, who are responsible for maintaining it.

At high water, the underwater obstruction is difficult to locate for those of us who are familiar with the area, let alone skippers from elsewhere. As far as I am aware a replacement has not yet appeared. 

The Thornham Team
01243 375 335

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