Legal Requirements (Appendix A)

Waterway Between Navigation authority VHF radio requirements
Ouse (Yorkshire) Trent Falls - Goole - Hook ABP Required on ALL powered vessels
Ouse (Yorkshire) Hook to York CRT No requirement but Naburn Lock and Cawood Bridge are equipped with VHF radio
Humber Sea - Hull - South Ferriby - Trent Falls ABP Required on ALL powered vessels
Trent Trent Falls - Keadby - Stockwith - Gainsborough ABP Required on ALL powered vessels
Witham Sea - Black Sluice - Grand Sluice Port of Boston Required on ALL powered vessels
Nene Sea - Bevis Hall


Bevis Hall - Dog-in-a-doublet
Fenland District Council

Environment Agency
No requirement but Sutton Swing Bridge, Port Sutton Bridge, the Port of Wisbech, Wisbech Marina and Dog-in-a-doublet Lock are equipped with VHF radio
Great Ouse Sea -Stowbridge King’s Lynn Conservancy Board (KLCB) No requirement but KLCB and the ABP docks are equipped with VHF radio
Great Ouse Stowbridge - Salters Lode - Denver - Earith Environment Agency
(Middle Level Commissioners for Salters Lode Lock)
No requirement but Denver and Salters Lode Locks are equipped with VHF radio
Thames Sea to Brentford Port of London Authority (PLA) Required for all vessels over 13.7m length unless under oars or in a pre-arranged convoy with a VHF radio equipped vessel.  Seven days notice is required for convoys.
Thames Brentford to Teddington Port of London Authority (PLA) Required for all vessels over 13.7m length unless under oars or in a pre-arranged convoy with a VHF radio equipped vessel. Seven days notice is required for convoys.  Narrow canal craft are also exempt but must phone London VTS on departure and arrival.
Medway Thames to Allington Medway Port Authority (Peel) Required for all vessels over 50 gross register tonnes or over 40m length
City Docks (Bristol) and Portishead Shirehampton  to Hanham and Portishead harbour area Bristol City Council No requirement but Bristol City Docks, Bristol Floating Harbour, Prince Street Bridge, Netham Lock and Portishead Marina are equipped with VHF radio

Severn Avonmouth area Port of Bristol No requirements but recommended.  Bristol VTS control vessel traffic in the vicinity
Severn Off Avonmouth to Sharpness/Lydney Gloucester Harbour Trustees (GHT) Recommended by GHT.  Sharpness is provided with VHF radio
Mersey Liverpool to Eastham Mersey Docks  and Harbour Co (Peel) Required for all vessels over 50 gross register tonnes
Manchester Ship Canal Eastham to Manchester Manchester Ship Canal Co (Peel) Recommended (note pleasure craft only accepted if pre-arranged)
Ribble River Douglas to Preston CRT and Riversway No requirement but Preston Docks and Tarleton Lock are equipped with VHF radio