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Notice to Mariners No 10 of 2021 - Paddleboarding

River Tyne - Paddleboarding / Stand-up Paddleboarding

River users are advised that Stand-up Paddleboarding / Paddleboarding is not permitted on the River Tyne between the Tyne Bridge at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and the lower harbour at South Shields.

This section of the River Tyne is a busy commercial waterway used by large ships, fishing vessels and leisure craft, and the activities of these vessels are not safely compatible with paddleboarding.

Paddleboard users, by the nature of the type of vessel, are unable to comply with the requirements of the Port of Tyne byelaws.

Notwithstanding the above restriction, paddleboarding events in and/or transiting this section of river will be considered via the Port of Tyne Event Application process available on the Port website, available at https://www.portoftyne.co.uk/marine-information/resources

Paddleboard users in the lower harbour at South Shields and North Shields are required to remain a safe distance away from the navigation channel in this area.

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Notice to Mariners No 10 of 2021 River Tyne - Paddleboarding / Stand-up Paddleboarding

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