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Lock Closure 2014

Thursday, February 13th, 2014


It’s been a relentlessly wet and windy end to 2013 and with winter now upon us, the team at Whitehaven Marina is busy planning the winter maintenance programme, which includes a long list of important tasks that need to be carried out on the sea lock.

This years annual sea lock closure will be between 0600 hours on Monday 17th February 2014 and 2300 hours on Monday 3rd March 2014.

The 13 metre X 30 metre lock barrel will be pumped dry to allow maintenance to be carried out

During this time there be NO access whatsoever through the lock in either direction and the area will be fenced off, preventing access across the pedestrian bridge. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but we are sure you will understand the need to carry out this annual maintenance to ensure that the gates work safely and reliably over the next twelve months.

Stop logs being removed from the outer gates in 2012

The main focus for the 2014 closure will be the huge, 56 tonne outer gates which have served their purpose lately in preventing the town from flooding during gale force winds, storm surges and record high “King” tides of up to 10.5 metres. After installing a 12 metre high dam and pumping the lock barrel dry we will set to work on a long list of essential maintenance including:


- Installation of a freeflow notification board.

- Upgrading and servicing hinge bearings.

- Replacing centre, side and bottom seals.

- Anode renewal.

- Preparation and painting of gate skins.

- Maintenance of out new gauge board system.

- Cleaning, scrubbing and scraping.

- Servicing backup systems.

- Upgrading control systems.

- Electrical inspection and maintenance.- Pontoon removal and refurbishment.

- Overall structural inspection.


Outer Gates during the lock closure

If you have any queries about the lock closure or the lock operation in general please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01946 692435 or email

Whitehaven Marina in the Whitehaven Guide

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
Whitehaven Marina

A sunny day at Whitehaven Marina

See Whitehaven Marina featured in the August issue of the Whitehaven Guide.  Simone Morgan, Marina Manager and Mark Bowden, Operations Director for Marina Projects, are both mentioned.  Or download the articles here.