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|
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.