Harbour Vessels

Harbour Office Opening Times

Summer
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Winter
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 am

The Harbour Master, or staff on duty, will be present on the tide during peak season (beginning of June to end of August).  For the remainder of the year (September to end of May), a VHF listening watch will be maintained.

Emergencies

For emergencies in or around the harbour and coast, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.  At sea, call Humber Coastguard, VHF Ch.16.

Harbour Launch

Provides an invaluable service afloat for all harbour users. Vessels visiting Wells for the first time, or other vessels on request, are normally met in the vicinity of the leading buoy or at the entrance and are escorted into the harbour, especially at night. The Harbour Launch also helps with the navigational aids and towing vessels.

VHF channel 12
Call sign “Harbour Launch”

Beach Patrol

4.8m inflatable rib with 60hp engine. Patrols the main swimming area during summer season advising public on safety matters.

VHF channel 12
Call sign “Beach Patrol”

William-T

Ex-RNLI Atlantic 75 rib. 20knots cruising speed max 30 knots. This vessel is used for fast response at sea, escorting visiting vessels and general duties around the harbour.

VHF channel 12
Call sign “William-T”

Kari Hege

24m 200 tonne motorised barge carrying a purpose built excavator with a large 21m reach. This vessel maintains the channel to a minimum depth of 1m at low water during neap tides.

VHF channel 12
Call sign “Kari Hege”

Frank-T

14m steel hulled vessel, with a 10 tonne carrying capacity. The vessel is equipped with a 9 tonne hiab crane and also bow ramps. The vessel is used for servicing the wind farm supply vessels at the Outer Harbour from the quayside and also to move and lay moorings and navigation buoys. The vessel is MCA coded Cat 3. 

VHF channel 12
Call sign “Frank-T”

Tender-S

20m grab hopper dredger is road transportable, 6m spud legs and a 12 tonne long reach excavator. Capacity 40m³. Beam 4.5m. The vessel is primarily used for works in the Harbour but in future may be available for hire to other ports/harbour authorities.

VHF channel 12
Call sign “Tender-S”