18 April 2019
from the Navigation Officer - please note:
- The fairway / safe water markers are now in place from the spit to the Glan Teify. There are 13, all numbered & these are red and white posts
- End of the Spit - There is a serious shoaling here and we have placed 4 hazard markers to warn mariners to keep well to the starboard of the markers. Coming in from the open sea that means on the way into our estuary boats must pass with the markers on their left. These are black with a red top posts.
- Prince Charles Quay - The Quay is now open.
There is a dangerous shoaling from the southern end of Prince Charles Quay right across the river, and with small Chanel between the Granary and the middle of the river. Two hazard markers have been installed, one at the end of the shoal , center to the river and the other in between that marker and the Quay itself . These are can buoys painted black with a red top. Mariners are advised to stay down stream of these markers .
Mariners are warned as to the unsuitability of the ground along the Quay itself. There is a lot of debris on the river bed, washed down during the recent storm and if a craft goes to ground it could seriously damage the hull.
- ALL mariners are advised that the ATFL are not responsible for any damage to any craft or injury to persons using the river.
- There are submerged trees along the whole of the river coarse , and especially to the north Side of the old bridge. Craft are therefore advised not to pass under the bridge at any state of the tide .
Navigation Officer to the ATFL
24 March 2019
from the Navigtion Officer
There are no Fairway markers in the channel at the moment. We are hoping to re-establish safe water markers by the end of March . Until then all skippers are warned to establish their own navigation coarse throughout the entire length of the Teifi. They are also warned that there is little or no channel out from the Peny-er-Ergyd pontoon and that there is a dangerous shoaling on the edge of the Spit due to the spit itself being washed into the channel. Mariners wishing to navigate into the pontoon should give the spit a wide berth . This will be marked by four cardinal hazard posts again by the end of March .
Also please note that there is a substantial shoal in the middle of the river just off Prince Charles Quay. That too will be marked with a black can buoy with a red top, indicating the hazard. The Quay should be open again by the end of March, but the ground alongside the Quay is uneven and there are underwater hazards when the tide is low or out. Any skipper leaving their craft there over tide does so at their own risk !
Also there are submerged trees all along the river coarse and the speed limit must be observed to minimise the danger. This is due to the bad weather conditions recently encountered in our waters .
11 January 2019
from the Navigation Officer
Prince Charles Quay is temporarily closed awaiting work to be carried out to bring the Quay back to being fit for purpose.
Also I advise all skippers using the river to proceed with extreme caution whilst navigating the Prince Charles Quay Pool. There is excessive debris and underwater obstructions in the pool itself by way of a shoal of slate that stretches from the Quay across two thirds of the river itself , and is clearly visible at low water. All skippers enter this area at their own risk.
Also there are underwater obstacles alongside the Quay itself making it dangerous to moor-up on the Quay
Extreme caution should also be employed whilst using the whole of the river as there are many half submerged trees and debris still there after the flood. The Glan Teifi area is a nightmare relating to relating to depth.
The Quay will remain closed until further notice pending work being carried out to rectify the situation . By order of the Fairways .
24 October 2018
The channel marker buoys are out of place following the recent storm and heavy rain. They are not to be relied on in their current positions. The buoys will be removed by the end of this week and we will notify here when they are back where they should be.
1 October 2018
The navigation lights on the eastern end of the Patch pontoon at Gwbert, have failed and are under repair by Ceredigion County Council.
31 July 2018
A Warning from the Navigation Officer
The Glan Teifi bends are unnavigable, except at very high water, due to sand build up.
7 March 2017
By the end of this month the Navigation Officer will have placed new posts to mark the navigable channel .
Fishermen have placed a Dan-buoy and Port and Starboard markers on the Bar to mark the channel. These are not official marks and it is the responsibility of the individual skipper if they choose to follow them.
Channel Markers have been reinstated after maintenance. There are ten buoys between Pwll Sama and Glan Teifi.