Navigation & Pilotage
As Waterford harbour is an estuary, various navigational and operational factors need to be considered including tide, depths and marked navigation channel. There are no beam or air-draft restrictions. Ships up to c. 32,000 dwt may be handled subject to tide, however to ensure safe navigation, pilotage is compulsory.
Vessels greater than 170m length overall (LOA) may be accommodated, however need to be planned in conjunction with the Harbour Master.
Notice to Mariners
For the safety and welfare of all users of the estuary, Port of Waterford issue Notices to Mariners from time to time.