• Main channel maintained depth of 9.1 metres, this allows:
  • Vessels up to 8.5 metres to enter virtually without restriction 
  • Vessels up to 10 metres will be tide dependent 
  • Vessels up to 12 metres plus need high tide for entry


  • Three tugs (70, 42, & 36 tonnes pull) are stationed on the Tyne at 3 hours notice

    Riverside Quay

  • Additional tugs (should they be necessary) can be arranged with reasonable notice
  • Experienced Pilots available 24/7 at two hours notice


  • Spring Range 4.3m, Neap 2.1m
  • Current at mid tide generally 1- 1.5 knots
  • Vessels berth either way round at all states of tide. (May be dependant on size & manoeuvrability)
  • Spring low tides occur 1000/1100, Neaps at 1600/1700


  • All types of fuel available, sewage collection, garbage collection, repairs - from light engineering up to dry-docking for 250 metres plus vessels
  • Convenient on site fueling facility available via Certas Energy. To find out more contact Ellen McClelland on (+44) 7825 384024 or 


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