Local Notice to Mariners 14/21

Underwater obstructions notification

Mariners are advised that there are a number of historic sunken vessels between Starcross and Lympstone Sands. The majority of these vessels have been in place for a considerable time.

Please find below the positions of these vessels and a brief description. Masters of vessels are advised to proceed with caution in these areas.


N 50° 38.253′ W 003° 26.880′
Possible remains of a small motorboat, pulpit just breaks the surface at LWS. There is a single faded A3 mooring buoy attached to the pulpit. Lying in about 4ft water at LWS.

N 50° 37.882′ W 003° 26.666′
Upturned hull, forefoot a few inches below surface at LWS so never visible. Lying in about 5ft water at LWS.

N 50° 37.572′ W 003° 26.590′
24′ mast less yacht, sharp bow roller a few inches below surface at LWS, cockpit buried in sand, marked with 4 x blue/yellow A3 mooring buoys stationed around the wreck and 1 x black/red buoy attached to wreck. Lying in about 5′ of water at LWS.

N 50° 37.832′ W 003° 26.785′
18′ mast less yacht, coach roof just above sand, dries at LWS. Marked by a single black/red A4 mooring buoy.

Exeter Port Authority is working with vessel owners (where they can be identified) fundus holders, land owners, District Councils and mooring associations on the estuary with regards to the possible removal of these and other wrecks or otherwise abandoned vessels.
Vertical lights on Trout’s Pontoon

Notice is hereby given that the two green vertical lights on Trout’s Pontoon at Topsham are now

Notice 08/21 is hereby cancelled.