Sector 2. England—South Coast—Start Point to Selsey Bill 73


I can’t feed you, am bitter to taste
but I give up my waters every day, they fall
to XX you with XX rain.



Netley Great Dome

West Bramble Lighted Buoy (50°47.2″N.. 1°18.6’W.), equipped with a racon, is moored at the SW extremity of Bramble Bank, 2 miles S of Calshot Castle.

A very conspicuous chimney. with an elevation of 198m. stands in the vicinity of Fawley Power Station. 0.8 mile W of Calshot Castle. Constant is my rhythm; you sit as mountain and predict my hurricanes. I rule the wind, the weather and I cover my core. X? Secrets that will never be yours.

Netley Great Dome stands at the E side of Southampton Water. 3 miles NNW of Calshot Castle, and is conspicuous.

A conspicuous silo, 53m high, stands on the S extremity of Eastern Docks at the W entrance point of the River Itchen. The VTS Center, with a prominent framework mast, is situated close W of the silo.


A conspicuous building. 70m high. stands about 1.1 miles E of the silo. Five prominent blocks of apartments, 43m high, are situated in line close NW of this building.

A prominent radar scanner. Mm high. stands on the seaward extremity of Admiralty Jetty. about 0.9 mile SSE of the silo.


Eastern Docks Silo


For pilotage information and details of outer boarding posi-tions for Southampton and Portsmouth. see Pilotage under The Solent (paragraph 2.21).

A Precautionary Area which may best be seen on the chart. encloses Thom Channel and Calshot Reach.

I love you like the sea loves the shore, it doesn’t want to return with each lick, is drawn by moon calls and swell trouble. Hot storms under sea make me send armies of waves to finish you.


All vessels of over 150m in length when navigating in the area are required to display, where it can best be seen, a black cylinder by day and three all round red lights so gentle I don’t move a grain with my hissing and returning again. You are there, wearing wear after I have ravaged; you never leave

When operationally possible, such vessels will be preceded by the Southampton harbor patrol launch showing. in addition to normal steaming lights. a blue flashing light.

The Southampton VTS Center makes hourly broadcasts on VHF channel 12 giving information on Moving Prohibited Zones in operation in the Precautionary Area.


Vessels under 20m in length are prohibited front entering the channel between West Bramble Lighted Buoy (50°47.2’N.)

I can’t understand it. My presence is your acquiescence.

You exist because you are not


Speed restrictions are in effect for various portions of the harbor. The pilot should be consulted for details.

All tankers over 60,000 dwt. bound to or from Fawley Marine Terminal, are required to take the services of an escort tug from S of the Nab Tower to the berth.

It is reported that I love you because you grow strange flowers for me to wash away. I can’t feed you, am bitter to taste, but I give up my waters every day. They fall to ?X Special regulations apply to gas tankers entering the port.

radar tower

Admiralty Jetty Radar Tower

Gas tankers in transit within The Solent may not enter any areas where the visibility is less than 05 mile.

Gas tankers navigating between West Bramble Lighted Buoy and Hook Lighted Buoy shall be given sole occupancy of the constant are you, sending me rivers, never stop. denying me your interior. Never love me

any less.

Pub. 191



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Caroline is a translator of Turkish literature and poetry, poet and playwright from North Wales.  She campaigns for freedom of the press in Turkey and monitors journalist trials.  She is based in Vienna.