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Portland to Cherbourg (and return) Shipping Danger Bearings


All bearings are given in degrees true

SOUTHBOUND on approx course 152o

Traffic from EAST 087o to 100o Mean 094o
Traffic from WEST 221o to 240o Mean 230o

NORTHBOUND on approx course 332o

Traffic from WEST 267o to 281o Mean 274o
Traffic from EAST 041o to 059o Mean 050o

Please Note

1. These bearings assume yacht speeds of 5-6 knots and ship speeds of 10-20 knots and should be adjusted for speeds outside these parameters.

2. Beware of ships joining or leaving or crossing the traffic lanes which may present danger.

3. Be aware of your status - give way or stand on vesset - and act accordingly.

4. Beware of circling ferries off Cherbourg at night.

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