Tidal Gauge - Now Online
Tidal information is very important for deeply loaded ships accessing the port. The depth of water under the ship's keel is dependent on the height of tide. VRCA has installed new, state-of-the-art tide gauges at both ends of the channel to ensure that accurate information is available in real-time for all ships. In addition, the tide gauge installations include anemometers to measure wind direction and force.
Tide and wind information is displayed on screens in the VRCA main office and the Geelong Port Marine Control.
Both AIS and Tide Gauges are an element of the VRCA's policy to minimise the risks associated with shipping in the Geelong channels.