On the Water: Contacts, Tides & Conditions


Plymouth Coastguard

Maritime & Coastguard Agency

Plymouth Lifeboat Station

Queen’s Harbour Master (QHM) Plymouth  01752 836953
Shipping movements are controlled by Longroom Port Control (01752 836490)
on VHF channels 13 & 14, call sign ‘Long Room Port Control’.

QHM issues a daily schedule of Shipping Movements via the RN Community website. If you scroll down the page, several days’ movements are available, and each day’s schedule can be printed out or saved as a PDF file. Please note that only military shipping and ferries are covered, not movements of commercial shipping.

If you would like to look at ships and their movements in more detail, please see our Ships On the Water page.

Anyone planning an event afloat should contact QHM at
Longroom House (QHM Facility Manager  01752 836914).

Current Water Events Diary from QHM:
Right-click on link above and select “Save Link As” to download and
save the pdf file to your computer.



Tidal Predictions for the coming week from the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO).
The Daylight Saving setting (top right of page)
needs to be set to ’1 hour’ in the summer.

Free Tide Prediction Software to download for your computer: WXTide32.
When you’re not online, this Windows (32-bit) application is a reliable rough guide to the state of the tide at whatever time you specify. It has a customisable display with various modes and features, and can even be set to sound ship’s bells at the appropriate times!
(Please note: the author makes it clear that you shouldn’t be using it if you’re really depending on tidal prediction accuracy. Even so, it’s more accurate than those mechanical tide clocks you can buy.)



BBC / Met Office Shipping Forecast
For more weather forecasts and information, please see our Weather page.

Whitsand Bay Surf State & Forecast from Magic Seaweed


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