Newhaven Marina News

Archive for May, 2013

Visit to Newhaven Marina by the Vietnamese Ambassador Vu Quang Minh

Friday, May 31st, 2013

The Vietnamese Ambassador Vu Quang Minh presented Newhaven with a three foot high bronze statue of Hoc Chi Minh last weekend.

It celebrated the links between the town and Ho Chi Minh, who worked as a pastry chef on the Newhaven to Dieppe ferry, before his rise to power.

He led the Vietnamese nationalist movement for more than three decades, fighting first against the Japanese, then the French colonial power and then the US-backed South Vietnamese.

And hopes are high this could mark the beginning of a closer relationship between the port town in East Sussex and Vietnam in South East Asia.

The Mayor of Newhaven Julie Carr said: “This lovely, enjoyable event marked the beginning of what we hope will be a long and fruitful friendship between Newhaven and Vietnam, resulting in exciting business, tourism, educational and cultural opportunities for the town. This could significantly contribute to the regeneration of Newhaven.”

The Ambassador visited Newhaven on Sunday May 19 to celebrate the 123rd birthday of Ho Chi Minh.

To mark the historic link the Ambassador also presented two framed photographs to Newhaven Museum.

At West Quay he unveiled a banner, detailing Ho Chi Minh’s links with the town, which had been placed there by Newhaven Town Council, and a special foundation stone commemorated the arrival of Ho Chi Minh in Britain in 1913.

Following this a reception was held in Meeching Hall, where guests enjoyed Vietnamese food and entertainment.

Guests at the reception included the High Sheriff of East Sussex, MP Norman Baker MP and president of Newhaven Chamber of Commerce Annie Lorys, the President of the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce.

The Mayor of Newhaven presented the Ambassador with a framed photograph of the port in 1910 and some silver cufflinks made by local seventh-generation goldsmith Mike Shorer.

Curator of Newhaven Museum Tony Helyar presented the Ambassador with a framed photograph of the ferry on which Ho Chi Minh once worked.

Newspaper Article


Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Injection Dredging at North Quay Swinging Basin May 2013

Mariners are advised that water injection dredging of the North Quay Swinging Basin will commence on Friday 24th May 2013 for a period of up to a week.
The operation will be carried out by the barge “10-4” and the attendant tug “Runner”, which will exhibit lights and shapes in accordance with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.
Operations will commence each day around the daytime high water and continue for the 6 hour ebb tide period.
There will be no night-time working.
Mariners are advised to navigate the area with caution and listen to instructions given to them on VHF Channel 12 by the attendant vessel “Runner”.
Mariners encountering any problems or requiring further information should contact Newhaven Radio on VHF channel 12 or telephone 01273 612926.

Capt.Dave Collins-Williams
Harbour Master
Newhaven Port Issued: 21st May 2013


Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Positioning of Pipeline within Newhaven Western Bight

Mariners are advised that a 280m long, 2m diameter polyethylene pipeline has been secured alongside the northern sea wall of the Western Bight.

The pipe will be in position for approximately one week whilst repairs are carried out.

The pipe poses no danger to navigation, but Mariners are requested to navigate in the area with caution and pass at slow speed, particularly when entering and leaving The Narrows.

Guard vessels will be in attendance during all ferry movements and will be listening on VHF channel 12. Mariners should pay attention to any instructions given to them by the guard vessels, MTS Taktow, Coast Runner or Buccaneer, or by Newhaven Port Control.

For more information, contact Newhaven Port Control. Call sign “Newhaven Radio” – VHF

Channel 12. Tel. 01273 612926.



Capt.Dave Collins-Williams

Harbour Master

Newhaven Port Issued: 8th May 2013

Capt.Dave Collins-Williams
Harbour Master
Newhaven Port Issued: 8th May 2013