On entering the River Mersey, contact Mersey Radio on VHF Ch 12 where they will update you on any in bound or outbound commercial shipping movements. The River Mersey is well buoyed and marked and the marina is located about 1Nm south of the Liver Buildings.
Access to the marina is via the southern end of the Brunswick Dock and is best approached by rounding the Plockington Bank WCB, VQ(9)10s. The lock gates are available ±2hrsHW with a level of 2m of water over the sill. The lock operating times are 6am to 10pm during the summer dependant on HW times. During the winter the lcok is manned from 6am to 10pm during weekends only and requires 24 hrs notice outside daylight hours during the week. When using the lock call up the lock keeper on VHF Ch 37(M) calls sign ‘Liverpool marina” for instructions.
lock entry signals:
GREEN GREEN GREEN (vert): proceed as directed
RED RED RED (vert): lock closed
GREEN WHITE GREEN (vert): proceed only when instructed