No 17 of 2 Temporary Notices to Mariners


Temporary Notices to Mariners


Week 43


EAST COAST OF ENGLAND - APPROACHES TO LOWESTOFT - WRECK “ELLA”

Latitude 52º 25.23’N., Longitude 001º 49.67’E

In line with a change to the Temporary Exclusion Zone surrounding wreck ‘Ella’, the 4 emergency wreck marking lighted buoys have now been moved to a 500m radius around the wreck with new assigned positions, as follows:-

1. Station : Ella Wreck North Lighted Buoy.

Amendment : Moved to Latitude 52º 25.500’N., Longitude 001º 49.670’E.

2. Station : Ella Wreck East Lighted Buoy.

Amendment : Moved to Latitude 52º 25.230’N., Longitude 001º 50.110’E.

3. Station : Ella Wreck South Lighted Buoy.

Amendment : Moved to Latitude 52º 24.960’N., Longitude 001º 49.670’E.

4. Station : Ella Wreck West Lighted Buoy.

Amendment : Moved to Latitude 52º 25.230’N., Longitude 001º 49.220’E

Mariners are advised to give the wreck and buoys by which it is marked a wide berth.



Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 33 of 2017

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Week 43


EAST COAST OF ENGLAND - APPROACHES TO HARWICH - S. BAWDSEY LIGHTED BUOY

Latitude 51° 57.226’N., Longitude 001° 30.215’E.


Amendment : Wave actuated whistle replaced by a wave actuated bell.


No further notice will be given.



Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 32 of 2017

Week 43


SEA REACH - TEMPORARY SOUTH CARDINAL MARK - OIKOS JETTY No.2 EXTENSION

 

Mariners are advised that on or about 17th October 2017 as part of works to the Oikos Jetty No. 2, a temporary south cardinal mark will be installed in position 51° 30’ 20.457”N 000° 33’ 37.183”E as shown on the following chartlet.


The south cardinal will indicate the safe side to pass in relation to piling works which are currently ongoing for the extension of the existing No. 2 jetty.


Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L26 of 2017

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Week 43


PORT OF WELLS - DREDGING OPERATIONS

For week commencing 16th October 2017, the “Kari Hege” will be engaged in dredging operations in the main channel North of number 10 buoy, between buoys 10 & 6. Vessels entering or exiting the harbour should call the “Kari Hege” when working, on channel 12 or harbour staff if it’s not working. All pre-arranged dredging areas are constrained by the weather and wave heights therefore operations are subject to change on a daily basis.

The Port’s dredger “Kari Hege” operates from Monday to Friday. Its normal area of work is in the main channel between buoy number 12 and buoy number 1. It works during the low water period, starting three hours after high water until three hours prior to the next high water. The “Kari Hege” will manoeuvre into its dig position, or back to its mooring, approximately half an hour before or after this time. Any larger vessels intending to pass the “Kari Hege” in the channel during digging operations or while it is manoeuvring should call the dredger up on Channel 12 to ascertain which is the safe side to pass. All material removed from the channel during dredging operation is placed on the berm which is marked by the Port hand channel buoys. Areas to be dredged are dictated by regular survey results but these areas are subject to weather constraints.



Port of Wells dated 11th October, 2017

Week 42


ST CLEMENTS REACH  - GRAYS TERMINAL - JETTY WORKS & DREDGING OPERATIONS


THIS NTM SUPERSEDES AND CANCELS NTM L21 OF 2017


Mariners are advised that commencing on Monday 25th September work will commence on GRAYS TERMINAL JETTY NO.1 for the removal of piles and fendering. The work will be carried out from the HAVEN SEAFORTH spudleg Barge. In addition to this two hopper barges will be used to transport material away from site. The tug HORTON or MOLLY G will be in attendance and maintaining a listening watch on VHF Channel 68.


These works will be carried out between 0700 and 1900 during which time mariners are requested to be mindful of the speed and wash when passing this area.


In addition to the above jetty works dredging operations will commence on or about 13th October 2017 by the dredger “PETER THE GREAT” for approximately 4 weeks with all works expected to be completed by the end of November 2017. Dredging will be carried out within the jetty’s dredged box area adjacent to the main navigation channel and will display lights and shapes according to the collision regulations. Due to this operation a “Proceed with Caution”, as per Permanent Notice to Mariners, will be in force for all vessels rounding Broadness. A listening watch will be maintained on VHF Channel 68 at all times.

For the latest information contact London VTS on VHF Channel 68 or by telephone on 01474 560311.



Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L24 of 2017


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Week 42


RIVER MEDWAY–UPNOR REACH TO OAKHAMNESS


Exercise Fuels Endeavour 17  - Royal Engineer’s Barge Towing Exercise


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that between 4th and 8th Nov 2017, No.516 Specialist Team, Royal Engineers (Bulk Petroleum) will be conducting towage exercises involving towing vessels and flexible barges for the transport of liquid fuels. The carriage of fuel will be simulated and no dangerous or polluting liquids will be involved.


The barge dimensions are -


Length 69m, Width 4.4m, Diameter 2.82m, Draught 1.4m

Tow speed – 8 Knots maximum


The barge is towed fore and aft using an army work boat and combat support boat. There is a light float assembly at the rear which has a radar reflector attached.

Army Workboat dimensions are -


Length Overall 14.8m, Beam, maximum 4.26m, Draught 2.13m


Combat Support Boat dimensions

Length overall 8.767m, Draft 0.569m



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 30 of 2017

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Week 42


FAVERSHAM CREEK  - Vessels Aground


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, due to the exceptional high tides experienced over the last few days, three vessels have grounded in the upper reaches of Faversham Creek.


The vessel ‘Revenge’ is firmly aground in the vicinity of the Sewage Treatment Works on the east side. The vessel has settled with a heavy list towards the middle of the creek. Vessels should pass with extreme caution.

Two further, smaller, vessels are well aground some distance inshore of the bank, causing no risk to navigation. These are situated on the west side, further down the creek from the ‘Revenge’.



Salvage operations will be taking place.

Admiralty Chart No. 2482 refers


Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 31 of 2017

Week 42


Grog Buoy River Orwell


Mariners and Port Users are advised that the Grog Buoy in the River Orwell is now back in position and fully operational.

 


Associated British Ports Ipswich Notice to Mariners No 11 of 2017

Week 42


New Cut Construction Works - Dredging


Mariners and Port Users are advised that on or around Monday 11th September 2017 dredging operations will recommence at the southern side of the Ipswich Tidal Flood Barrier .This work is being carried out under Marine Licence L/2015/00395/2 issued by Marine Management


Organisation to the Environment Agency .Dredging will be undertaken from a long reach 360 excavator on a flat barge, the dredged material will be loaded into a flat bottom barge. All material arising from the dredging operation will be transferred ashore for treatment. All equipment will be lit in accordance with regulations


Please contact Orwell Navigation Service on VHF Ch 68 for the latest information.


Associated British Ports Ipswich Notice to Mariners No 9 of 2017

Week 42


East Coast of England - The Wash  - Approaches to King’s Lynn.


UKD “Cherry Sand” Dredging Disposal West Stones Disposal site HU143.

Chart BA1200


Mariners are advised that from the pm tide 15th October 2017 through until the pm tide 25th October 2017, UKD Vessel “Cherry Sand” will be carrying out maintenance dredging for the safety of shipping within the enclosed Docks King’s Lynn.


Each operational tide the “Cherry Sand” will depart King’s Lynn Docks about 1 hour to High water and proceed to the disposal area in the vicinity of the West Stones Beacon  (52° 49.7’N 000° 21.1’E). The dredged material will be deposited at about High Water. The vessel will then return to King’s Lynn Docks about 30 minutes after high water.


Mariners are requested to keep clear when the vessel is arriving and departing the Docks and on the disposal area as the vessel will be restricted in its ability to manoeuvre, and to navigate with caution whilst these works are taking place.


The “Cherry Sand” will monitor VHF channel 14.


 KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD.   Notice to Mariners No. 35/2017.

Week 42


East Coast of England - The Wash  - Approaches to King’s Lynn - Daseley’s Sled Approach


Alteration to Buoyage


Mariners are advised that following the changes to the approach channel the following Buoy moves will take place on or about 9th October 2017.


No.19 lightbuoy to be moved 345°T x 150 metres.


No.16 lightbuoy to be moved 355°T x 70 metres.


KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD.   Notice to Mariners No. 34/2017.

Week 41


GRAVESEND REACH  - GRAVESEND ANNUAL FIREWORK DISPLAY

 

Mariners are advised that on Friday 3rd November 2017 at 20:00 a fireworks display will take place over the River Thames on the south side of Gravesend Reach.


The display will be conducted from the PLA Salvage vessel LONDON TITAN, which will be position approximately 150m offshore from Gordon Promenade, Gravesend.


From 20:00 till 20:45 a SAFETY ZONE will be in place, extending 300m from LONDON TITAN. This area covers any potential fall out from the fireworks. Mariners are asked not to transit this zone during the display and any vessels moored in this zone do so at their own risk. A harbour service launch will be on duty for the purposes of maintaining the safety zone, showing a blue flashing light, with the call sign prefix THAMES PATROL and maintaining a listening watch on VHF Channel 68 throughout.


“London VTS” will co-ordinate commercial traffic movements accordingly along Gravesend Reach in order that they do not coincide with the time of the display


The firework display is expected to last 20 minutes.


For the latest information contact London VTS on VHF Channel 68 or by telephone on 01474 560311.


Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L23 of 2017


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Week 41


Restriction on River Chet - Monday 13 November 2017 until Friday 23 March 2018

Notice is hereby given that dredging and maintenance operations on the River Chet may restrict passage during weekdays from Monday 13 November 2017 until Friday 23 March 2018.

During this period piling and dredging work will be in operation between 08:00 and 16:00 daily, excluding weekends. During each period of operation navigation will be restricted and delays of up to 2 hours may occur.  Mariners must await clear instructions from the operators before attempting to pass and exercise great care whilst proceeding past the works.

All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of restriction and delays.



BROADS AUTHORITY - NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 10 of 2017

Week 41


Closure of Limekiln Dyke


Notice is hereby given that Limekiln Dyke will be closed to navigation on weekdays during the following periods due to maintenance dredging work:

Monday 13 November until Friday 22 December 2017

Monday 8 January until Friday 2 February 2018

Each week during this period the closure will be in effect from 08:00 Monday to 16:00 Friday.


If there is a specific need for access to Limekiln Dyke during closures then please contact Tom Hunter on 01603 756066.



BROADS AUTHORITY - NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 9 of 2017

Week 40


GRAVESEND REACH - CHIMNEY DEMOLITION - EXCLUSION ZONE

 

Mariners are advised that from 7.00am on Thursday 28th September 2017 an exclusion zone will be established in front of the Tilbury Power Station for the demolition of the two chimneys. The exclusion zone will extend 20m in front of the Tilbury Power Station Jetty as shown opposite


Local traffic control will be put in place by a Harbour Service Launch, displaying blue flashing lights, call sign prefix ‘THAMES PATROL’ and monitoring VHF Channel 68. Local marine police units will be in attendance as well.


The exclusion zone is expected to be lifted at 8.15am subject to the all clear signal being given by the demolition team on site. No vessel will be allowed to enter the exclusion zone at any time between 7am and the all clear signal being given.


For the latest information contact London VTS on VHF Channel 68 or by telephone on 01474 560311.


Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L22 of 2017


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Week 40


ST CLEMENTS REACH - GRAYS TERMINAL - JETTY WORKS & DREDGING OPERATIONS

 

Mariners are advised that commencing on Monday 25th September work will commence on GRAYS TERMINAL JETTY NO.1 for the removal of piles and fendering. The work will be carried out from the HAVEN SEAFORTH spudleg Barge. In addition to this two hopper barges will be used to transport material away from site. The tug HORTON or MOLLY G will be in attendance and maintaining a listening watch on VHF Channel 68.


These works will be carried out between 0700 and 1900 during which time mariners are requested to be mindful of the speed and wash when passing this area.


In addition to the above jetty works dredging operations will commence on 16th October 2017 for approximately 4 weeks with all works expected to be completed by the end of November 2017. Dredging will be carried out within the jetty’s dredged box area adjacent to the main navigation channel and will display lights and shapes according to the collision regulations. Due to this operation a “Proceed with Caution”, as per Permanent Notice to Mariners, will be in force for all vessels rounding Broadness. A listening watch will be maintained on VHF Channel 68 at all times.


For the latest information contact London VTS on VHF Channel 68 or by telephone on 01474 560311.


Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L21 of 2017


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Week 40


DARTFORD CREEK - DARTFORD CREEK BARRIER - INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE WORKS

 

Contractors working on behalf of the Environment Agency will carry out inspection and maintenance works on the Dartford Creek Barrier from Tuesday 10th October 2017 until Thursday 12th October 2017. A safety boat will be on station throughout operations and will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 68.


Works Start                                      Works End                                     Navigational Information

Date Time                                       Date Time

Tues 10th October 2017  0800    Tues 10th October 2017  1600  Closed to Navigation  

Wed 11th October 2017  0800    Wed 11th October 2017  1600  Closed to Navigation  

Thurs 12th October 2017  0800   Thurs 12th October 2017  1600  Closed to Navigation  


All closures are between 0800hrs and 1600hrs. Dartford Creek Barrier will be open to navigation out of these times.


Mariners are advised for the duration of the works Dartford Creek Barrier will be closed to navigation between 0800 and 1600, unless a minimum of 2 hours notice of a requested transit is given to London VTS on VHF68.


Further details will be broadcast by London VTS on VHF Channel 68.

 


Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L20 of 2017


Week 40


NAVIGATION - Potton Bridge Survey Work

QinetiQ are intending to carry out inspection work to Potton Bridge on 4th and 5th October 2017 between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. The work will involve a temporary platform being lowered beneath the bridge.

All vessels will be unable to use this route and navigate through the bridge on both days. Road vehicles will also not be permitted to cross the bridge.

CH2M who are carrying out the inspection have stated they will retract the platform between 12:00hrs and 13:00hrs on both days to allow vehicles to cross and vessels to pass through the bridge.

For further information please contact:

Mr Edwin Birch, Project Manager - D 01702 383620 - ejbirch@QinetiQ.com



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 39 of 2017

Week 40


Raysand Middle Unlighted Buoy - River Crouch District

NAVIGATION

Raysand Middle Unlighted Buoy - River Crouch District

Mariners are advised that the Raysand Middle Unlighted Buoy in position:

051˚ 40.000 N

000˚ 59.000 E

is off station and missing.



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 38 of 2017

Week 40


 Dredging Operations in Brightlingsea South Channel


8th October to 20th November 2017.

Maintenance dredging of the south channel pumping sediment into Borrow Pits.

Vessels should keep clear and only transit as instructed by Harbour staff.


Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners No 3 of 2017

Week 39


LOWESTOFT INNER HARBOUR – WRECK AISHA – UPDATED INFORMATION


Mariners and Port Users are advised of a change in the condition of sunken vessel

‘Welsh Conquest (Ex Aisha)’, in position 52° 28.60’N, 001° 43.225’E, (alongside

Harbour Road Jetty).


The vessel appears to have moved so that the stern of the vessel now encroaches into

the Northern edge of the main navigational channel. The vessel’s upper housing has

also started to break apart, and the yellow flash light is no longer on station.

A more thorough assessment of the wreck is scheduled to determine actions and

marking requirements.


All vessels are requested to afford the wreck as much room as possible, and pass at

slow speed. Mariners are also requested to be alert to the potential for floating debris in

the vicinity of the wreck. Please report any such debris to Port Control, VHF Ch14.

Further information will be promulgated once available.


Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch14, or Tel. 01502 572286, if further

information is required.



Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 26 of 2017

Week 38


Havengore Bridge: Non-operational


Due to a mechanical fault, Havengore Bridge is currently non-operational and closed to maritime traffic. Engineers have been called to attend and we will alert you as soon as the bridge functionality has been reinstated.


We apologise for any inconvenience.


Nicki Uden – Community Liaison Officer, SHOEBURYNESS RANGE


Dated 11th September, 2017

Week 38


WOOLWICH REACH  - ENVIRONMENT AGENCY - THAMES BARRIER CLOSURES


The Thames Flood Barrier will be closed once a month for test purposes, in accordance with a programme issued for a period of six months, commencing 1st November 2017.


Listed below are the times between which the Thames Barrier will be closed to navigation for test purposes. During these periods navigation in the Thames Barrier Control Zone, between Margaretness and Blackwall Point, will be restricted and any movements in this area will require permission from London VTS.


PROGRAMME OF CLOSURES:


November 2017


Wednesday 08th November 2017   From 0930 to 1200 GMT  N Woolwich LW 1028 GMT 0.6m


December 2017


Thursday 07th December 2017   From 0925 to 1155 GMT  N Woolwich LW 1023 GMT 0.4m


January 2018


Monday 22nd January 2018   From 0945 to 1215 GMT   N Woolwich LW 1048 GMT 0.8m


February 2018


Tuesday 20th February 2018    From 0930 to 1200 GMT   N Woolwich LW 1035 GMT 0.6m  


March 2018


Thursday 22nd March 2018   From 0935 to 1205 GMT  N Woolwich LW 1040 GMT 0.6m  


April 2018


Thursday 19th April 2018   From 0950 to 1220 BST   N Woolwich LW 1050 BST 0.4m

  

GATE CLOSURES:


In addition to the full Thames Barrier closures there will be frequent closures of individual gates for maintenance and training purposes, subject to a programme issued by the Environment Agency. The closure of individual gates will change the spans available for navigation.

Information regarding these gate closures will be promulgated by London VTS on VHF Channel 14 routine river broadcasts.


A copy of the six month programme may be obtained by applying in writing to the Environment Agency, Thames Barrier, Eastmoor Street, London SE7 8LX.


During each full Thames Barrier or individual gate closure(s), illuminated red crosses will be displayed on both sides of the gate(s) indicating that the gate(s) are closed to navigation.

 



Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No 21 of 2017


NOTES:

(1) ANY ADDITIONAL THAMES BARRIER CLOSURES FOR TEST PURPOSES WILL BE PROMULGATED BY SEPARATE NOTICES TO MARINERS ISSUED 28 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF SUCH CLOSURES.

(2) THE BARKING BARRIER WILL BE CLOSED AT THE SAME TIME AS THE THAMES BARRIER.

Week 38


Maintenance Dredging – Harwich Haven berths and approaches

Mariners are advised that on or about the 8th September 2017 the dredger HAM 316 will commence maintenance dredging of the Harwich Haven berths and approaches for a period of approximately 12 days.

Dredging will take place in the following areas:

Channel edges (Buoys 1-8), outer channel and the Beach End bend

Harbour dredging around 11th September until approximately 19th September

Material from these areas will be disposed to the Inner Gabbard disposal site.

The plough dredger Norma and the survey vessel Shamrock will be supporting the operation commencing on or about 7th September 2017.

Detailed dredger movements can be obtained from Harwich VTS on VHF Channel 71.

Lights and shapes as required by Collision Regulations will be exhibited and a listening watch on VHF Channel 71 will be maintained throughout.


Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 16 of 2017

Week 38


LOWESTOFT – LARGE SEMI SUBMERGED PIPES – UPDATED INFORMATION


Mariners and Port Users are advised that the semi submerged pipes referenced in NTM

No.23, have now all been towed in to Lowestoft. All eleven sections of pipe are now

moored on North Quay. The pipes and the working area required for them, occupy the

entire area on North Quay berths 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, (between approx. positions: 52° 28.49’N,

01° 44.03’E, and 52° 28.43’N, 01° 44.37’E). The moored pipe area extends up to 30m

from the face of the quay. Numerous work boats and tugs are also moored or working

in this area for maintenance or inspection requirements. This will include diving

activities.


During the hours of darkness the pipes are marked by floodlights from the supporting

vessels and from the quays. In addition 3 x yellow flash special mark buoys will be

positioned close to the East and West extremities, and central position of the moored

pipes.


During daylight hours pipes may be moved or repositioned by tugs and work boats.

Please check with Port control on VHF 14 for an update on such activities before

transiting the area.


Vessels are also requested to pass moored pipes at a good distance and at slow

speed, especially when maintenance work or diving activities are taking place.

The duration of these operations is not yet known but is expected to last for several

weeks. Further notification will be provided when works are completed, or if there are

any significant changes to the moored areas or operational requirements.


NTM No.23 is hereby cancelled.


Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch14, or Tel. 01502 572286, if further

information is required.


Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 25 of 2017

Week 37


THE SWALE - QUEENBOROUGH CREEK FLOOD BARRIER


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that as of today’s date until the 31st of December 2017 works are being undertaken to refurbish the aging structure of the Queenborough Creek Flood Barrier and replace the steel gates. To undertake the in-channel works, the barrier will be taken out of action for a period of time, during which navigation through the structure may be impacted. The Queenborough Creek Flood Barrier is located in the following approximate position:


51° 24.91’ N 000° 44.53’ E


Low-Level Cofferdam (7 August – 31 November)


Following a dredging campaign, a low-level cofferdam will be installed to retain and limit silt accumulation on the concrete apron of the barrier. The low-level cofferdam will be constructed from sandbags placed at least 1 metre above the sill level to follow the natural profile of the existing silt, and therefore should not affect normal navigation. The low-level cofferdam will remain in place throughout the duration of the works.


High Cofferdam (07 September – 28 November)


To facilitate the in-channel works, a 2-metre high cofferdam will be placed within the abutment of the barrier at the beginning of each working window. When the tide is ebbing, a 2-metre high dam board will be placed across the navigation channel when the water level is at or below 3.25m Chart Datum, preventing navigation through the barrier. The cofferdam will remain in place until the next rising tide, when it’ll will be removed when as the tide level reaches approximately 3.25m Chart Datum and the cofferdam is re-flooded. The cofferdam will be installed daily and remain in place during the lower-tide periods (for approximately 6 hours). As the cofferdam will be in place over the lower-tide periods the effect on navigation should be minimal.


Three red lights, vertically disposed will be exhibited if the barrier is closed to navigation. Signage and a physical barrier will also be put in place to warn river users of navigation restrictions each working shift.


Navigation can recommence once the cofferdam has been removed and red lights are not exhibited. All signage will also be changed to indicate boats can pass through. The process will be repeated on each working window.


UKHO Chart No. 2572 refers.



Medway (Peel Ports) Notice to Mariners No 27 of 2017

Week 37


BRADWELL POWER STATION - BRADWELL INTAKE STRUCTURE - RIVER BLACKWATER, ESSEX


Admiralty Chart 3741


MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009


Notice is hereby given that Magnox Limited has been granted licence MLA/2017/00195 by the Marine Management Organisation under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, Part 4, to undertake the removal of handrails, access platforms and timber fenders from the Bradwell site outfall structure.  Plans showing the position of the works may be inspected at Southminster Library, Queenborough Road, Southminster Essex, CM0 7AD.


The proposed works will commence on the 8th September 2017.  



For further information regarding this Notice to Mariners contact:

Maldon District Council River Bailiff on 01621 875837



MALDON DISTRICT COUNCIL - LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS - DATE: 4th September 2017


Week 37


River Crouch – Maintenance of Channel Marker Buoys at Stow Creek


Mariners are advised that the Channel Marker Buoys at Stow Creek in position


Stow Creek Front     51˚38.770 N    000 ˚39.520 E

            

Stow Creek Rear    51˚38.820 N      000˚39.515 E


are now back on station.


NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 33 OF 2017 IS HEREBY CANCELLED



Crouch Harbour Authority No 36 of 2017

Week 37


Passage Plan - Lowestoft Port and Approaches


Mariners and Port users are advised that the UKHO has recently published a new edition of navigational chart BA1535, Lowestoft Port and Approaches. Sounding data from this chart has been used to update the Port’s Passage Plan chart and vessel tracks.


A copy of the chart is attached indicating the tracks likely to be followed by commercial vessels entering and leaving the port of Lowestoft. Masters and Skippers of leisure craft and small vessels should use this information when planning their own passage in the vicinity of the Port of Lowestoft.


The chart is also published on the Port’s website – URL


http://www.abpmarine.co.uk/admin/content/files/Marine/Lowestoft/Lowestoft%20Passage%20Plan%20-%20V08-17%202017.pdf


Local Notice No22 of 2014 is cancelled


If further information is required please contact Lowestoft Port Control on VHF CH14 or Tel. No. 01502 572286.


Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notice to Mariners No 24 of 2017

Chart and Lowestoft Passage Approach Guide shown:


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Week 39


PORT OF WELLS - DREDGING OPERATIONS

For week commencing 18th September 2017, the “Kari Hege” will be engaged in dredging operations in the main channel North of number 8 buoy, between buoys 8 & 4. Vessels entering or exiting the harbour should call the “Kari Hege” when working, on channel 12 or harbour staff if it’s not working. All pre-arranged dredging areas are constrained by the weather and wave heights therefore operations are subject to change on a daily basis.

The Port’s dredger “Kari Hege” operates from Monday to Friday. Its normal area of work is in the main channel between buoy number 12 and buoy number 1. It works during the low water period, starting three hours after high water until three hours prior to the next high water. The “Kari Hege” will manoeuvre into its dig position, or back to its mooring, approximately half an hour before or after this time. Any larger vessels intending to pass the “Kari Hege” in the channel during digging operations or while it is manoeuvring should call the dredger up on Channel 12 to ascertain which is the safe side to pass. All material removed from the channel during dredging operation is placed on the berm which is marked by the Port hand channel buoys. Areas to be dredged are dictated by regular survey results but these areas are subject to weather constraints.



Port of Wells dated 14th September, 2017

Week 37


BLAKENEY HARBOUR

A useful local chartlet and comprehensive information exists for anyone wanting to enter the harbour.

http://blakeneyharbourassociation.co.uk/for-skippers/



Week 36


EAST COAST OF ENGLAND - EAST NORFOLK - PIPE RECOVERY ANCHORAGE

A pipe recovery anchorage has been temporarily established and the seaward extremity is marked by means of two emergency wreck marker lighted buoys, as follows:-

1.Position : Northern extremity of pipe recovery anchorage in position Latitude 52º 47.600’N., Longitude 001º 38.804’E.

Characteristics : Pillar: Blue & Yellow Vertical Stripes: Yellow Upright Cross Topmark: Alternating blue and yellow flashing light, where the blue and yellow 1 second flashes are alternated with an interval of 0.5 seconds:

The word WRECK will be exhibited Black on Yellow.

2. Position : South eastern extremity of pipe recovery anchorage in position Latitude 52º 45.348’N., Longitude 001º 42.422’E.

Characteristics : Pillar: Blue & Yellow Vertical Stripes: Yellow Upright Cross Topmark: Alternating blue and yellow flashing light, where the blue and yellow 1 second flashes are alternated with an interval of 0.5 seconds.

The word WRECK will be exhibited Black on Yellow.

Mariners are advised to give the anchorage and buoys by which it is marked a wide berth.


Trinity House Notice to Mariners No 28 0f 2017

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Week 36


DARTFORD CREEK  - DARTFORD CREEK CLOSED TO NAVIGATION


Mariners are advised that between 29th August and 8th September 2017 Dartford Creek will be closed to navigation. This is to allow the Environment Agency to complete a critical repair and inspection of the gate guide and rollers. For this reason the gate will be lowered and held at the mid position for the duration of this period requiring a closure of the navigable span.

For the latest information contact London VTS on VHF Channel 68 or by telephone on 01474 560311.


Port of London Authority Notice to Mariners No L19 of 2017

Week 36


APPROACHES TO THE RIVER MEDWAY  - NORE SWATCH BUOY OFF STATION


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that as of today’s date, and until further notice, the Nore Swatch Buoy is temporarily removed from station.


Nore Swatch Buoy – Fl(4) R 15s in approximate position 510 28.28’N 0000 45.58E


The buoy will be repaired and re-instated as soon as possible.

UKHO Chart No. 3683 refers.

 


Medway (Peel Ports) Notice to Mariners No 26 of 2017

Week 36


Whitaker Channel - NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Inner Whitaker Southerly Cardinal Light Buoy in position:

51°40.757’N, 001°08.400’E

has now had the Top Mark replaced.

NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 29 OF 2017 IS HEREBY CANCELLED  


Crouch Harbour Authority No 34 of 2017

Week 36


LOWESTOFT - REPORTING OF VESSEL MOVEMENTS


Mariners and Port-Users are reminded of the requirement to make contact with Lowestoft Port Control, on VHF Ch14, before port arrival, port departure, and for any internal Harbour transit at Lowestoft. This requirement covers all vessels, including fishing vessels and leisure vessels.


For departures and in-harbour transits, vessels are requested to report intentions via VHF 14 before leaving any berth or area. If vessels/craft do not have VHF radio, then port control must be contacted via telephone, no. 01502 572286.


Please bring this notice to the attention of any port users or vessel owners/operators not included as a recipient of local notices.


Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch14, or Tel. 01502 572286, if further information is required.



Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 22 of 2017

Week 34


GRAVESEND REACH  - EAST TILBURY - TEMPORARY JETTY

 

Mariners are advised that the installation of a new temporary jetty at Goshems Farm (East Tilbury) has commenced.


Construction will be undertaken using the crane barge, TTT 7120, which will supported by the site craft provided by either GPS Marine or CPBS Marine Services. A 4m hovercraft, call sign “Coastal-pro” will also be utilised at certain times. All vessels will remain within the groynes and clear of the navigational channel during all states of the tide.


A hovercraft will be used to transfer personnel from the shore to the crane barge at low tide to allow work to continue throughout all states of the tide.


Materials will be brought in to the site via supply vessel from Northfleet and all vessels involved in the works will maintain a listening watch on VHF Ch 68.


The works are expected to continue for approximately 12 weeks and this notice will expire on their completion.


For the latest information contact London VTS on VHF Ch 68 or by telephone on 01474 560311.


Port of London Notices to Mariners No L18 of 2017


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Week 34


LIMEHOUSE REACH  - TEMPORARY BARGE MOORING

 

Mariners are advised that on or about 28th August 2017 contractors working on behalf of the Tideway Tunnel Project will lay a temporary barge mooring off Deptford Wharf.


The PLA vessel LONDON TITAN will lay a temporary barge mooring in a position south of the channel as indicated on the below chartlet.


The barge mooring will be laid as a tier marked by unlit Admiralty class buoys at each end and identified as Deptford Strand Barge Moorings. It is anticipated this tier will be in place for the duration of the Tideway Tunnel workings.


The installation works will be supported by DRIFTWOOD and other PLA craft.

Vessels are requested to be mindful of the nature of the works, their wash when passing the works and to pass at a safe distance.


London VTS will broadcast requests for vessels to “proceed with caution” or “proceed at slow speed”, as described in Permanent Notices to Mariners 4 of 2014 as required by the works. International Code flags “Romeo Yankee” will be displayed when this is in effect.

Further details will be broadcast by London VTS on VHF Channel 14.


Port of London Notices to Mariners No  M72 of 2017


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Week 34


LOWESTOFT OUTER HARBOUR AREA - BERTHING RESTRICTIONS

DUE TO QUAY FENDERING REMOVAL WAVENEY DOCK


Mariners and Port-Users are advised that works are schedule to commence on

Thursday 10th August to remove unstable quay fendering on Waveney berth No’s 4, 5,

and 6. The works will be undertaken from Marine craft berthed alongside the area of

works as follows:-


Vessel ‘Flying Hart’. Support Craft ‘Cargo of Dreams’. Both vessels will monitor VHF

Ch.14


During these works there will be restrictions for small commercial vessels and fishing

vessels wishing to berth in this area. Where possible alternative berths will be

nominated in Hamilton Dock. Please contact Port Control to obtain berthing options.

Works are not currently scheduled for the north end of berth No.6 or berth No.7.

Vessels wishing to use the operational area, (bunkering/fish landing), adjacent to BFP

should not be affected.


Works are expected to take approx. 10 days to complete. Notification will be provided

once this quay area is available for use


Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch14, or Tel. 01502 572286, if further

information is required.


ABP Lowestoft Notices to Mariners No 20 of 2017

Week 33


EAST COAST OF ENGLAND - APPROACHES TO LOWESTOFT - WRECK “ELLA”

Latitude 52º 25.23’N., Longitude 001º 49.67’E

Mariners are advised that a Racon has now been fitted to the Northern of the four emergency wreck marking lighted buoys positioned about 150m North of the wreck as follows:-

Type : Agile Frequency

Code : Morse ‘D’

Nominal Range : 10 miles

Frequency : X band 9320 MHz to 9500 MHz: S band 2920 MHz to 3100 MHz

Display Period

: On 20 seconds.

: Off 40 seconds.

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Total 60 seconds.

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Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 27 of 2017

Week 33


Port of London Authority


REPORTING INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS


All mariners are reminded of their duty to report accidents and incidents in the Thames in accordance with the Port of London Thames Byelaws, no. 8.


A recent survey of the Princes Channel showed a reduction to the published depth in one area, which was almost certainly caused by a vessel grounding as the result of squat.


This grounding was not reported at the time and therefore the shoal patch was not discovered until a routine survey was carried out. If the grounding had been reported at the time a check survey could have been undertaken. This would have shown the area of reduced depth, which would then have been promulgated to river users. Thankfully on this occasion the unknown shoaling did not lead to another vessel taking the ground, but certainly had the potential to do so.


Following an incident or accident a verbal report must be made immediately to the harbourmaster, either directly or through London VTS. This must be followed up with a written report as soon as is practicable and should contain sufficient detail for the Harbour Master to be able to commence an investigation without the need to clarify basic details which can often delay the investigation process and potentially increase the risk of a repeat incident before the PLA is able to react and implement new safety measures.

Failure to report an incident or accident in accordance with the Thames Byelaws is an offence and could lead to prosecution.


Port of London Notices to Mariners No 20 of 2017

Week 33


SEA REACH - CALOR JETTY - EMERGENCY FENDER REPAIRS


Mariners are advised that commencing on the 4th September 2017 Medtow Marine Ltd will be carrying our repairs to fender units on the Calor Gas Tanker Jetty. Two new safety access ladders will also be installed on the eastern and western ends of the jetty head.


The crane barge ST HELIER will be used for the works with the tug SILVER BEAM in attendance along with the safety boat BADGER. All vessels will be listening on VHF Channel 68 throughout the works and vessels are asked to pass by with caution.


Works are expected finish by the 14th September but this notice will expire on completion of these works.


For the latest information contact London VTS on VHF Channel 68 or by telephone on 01474 560311.

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Port of London Notices to Mariners No L16 of 2017


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Week 33


ST CLEMENTS REACH - GRAYS NO.1 - OIL BOOM REMOVAL


Mariners are advised that commencing on the 1st September 2017 work will commence for the removal of oil boom gantries of Grays Jetty No. 1.


Work will include the removal of the oil boom gantries from the pier head using the crane barge BOXER and depositing them into a lighter moored alongside.


BOXER will maintain a listening watch on VHF Ch 68 throughout the operation which is expected to take 1 week. This notice will expire on completion of the works.

Mariners are asked to be mindful of their wash and follow any speed restriction imposed by London VTS.


Further details of when work is being undertaken, will be broadcast by London VTS.

For the latest information contact London VTS on VHF Channel 68 or by telephone on 01474 560311.


Port of London Notices to Mariners No L17 of 2017

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Week 33


RIVER MEDWAY – SALTPAN REACH


Isle of Grain LNG Terminal, Jetty No. 8 River Works and Diving Operations


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that from the 21st of August 2017 to the 11th of September 2017

maintenance and diving operations will continue on LNG Jetty No. 8 in the following approximate

position;


51° 25.9309’N 00° 42.1760’E


Mariners are requested to pass with caution and minimum wash at all times when passing both LNG jetties.


The crane barge ‘Rennatte 2’ and safety boat ‘Avocet’ will be in attendance. The ‘Avocet’ will intercept and slow down all passing leisure crafts should it be deemed that they are approaching at excess speed.


Berth Exclusion Zone Regulations;


1. When there is NO LNG vessel berthed at the LNG Terminal a vessel shall not navigate within

that part of the River Medway which is within an arc measuring 150 metres in any direction

from the cargo transfer arms at the LNG Terminals.


2. Whilst an LNG vessel is moored at the LNG Terminal no vessel greater than 50 metres LOA,

other than service craft attending the LNG vessel which are authorised by the Harbour

Master or the operator of the LNG Terminal, shall enter any part of the River Medway which

is within an arc measuring 250 metres in any direction from the cargo transfer arms of the

LNG Terminal (‘the Berth Exclusion Zone’).


Mariners are also to note that any unauthorised infringement of the LNG Exclusion Zone may result in prosecution. This area is monitored by Radar and extensive CCTV coverage.



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 24 of 2017

Week 33


RIVER MEDWAY – ROCHESTER - BRIDGE REACH


New Wreck Reported


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a new wreck has been reported inshore of Middle Acorn Moorings, Bridge Reach, Rochester, in position –


Latitude 051° 23.61”N Longitude 000° 30.26’E


A minimum depth of 1.5m at Chart Datum has been recorded. Mariners are advised to keep clear and navigate with caution In this area.


Admiralty Chart No. 1835 Refers


Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 25 of 2017


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Week 33


East Coast of England - The Wash - Approaches to King’s Lynn - Daseley’s Sled Approach


Alteration to Buoyage


Mariners are advised that following the changes to the approach channel the following Buoy moves will take place on or about 8th August 2017


No.6 lightbuoy to be moved 135°T x 130 metres

No.10 lightbuoy to be moved 000°T x 90 metres

No. 24 Lightbuoy to be moved 090°T x 35 metres



 KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD. Notice to Mariners No.33/2017.

Week 32


SEA REACH  - OIKOS No.1 JETTY - FENDER REPAIRS

 

Mariners are advised that commencing on Monday 31st July fender repair works will commence at the Oikos Storage Jetty No.1 in Sea Reach.


The work will involve a crane barge carrying out the removal and installation of fender elements. The barge will be moored on the front face of the jetty to undertake the programmed 3 to 4 days of works required to change the fender.


The barge will be towed in place by the tug “HORTON” and the safety boat “KGII” will be in attendance throughout the repair works. All vessels will maintain a listening watch on VHF Ch68 while the works are being undertaken and work is expected to be completed by the 6th August.

All vessels are required to be mindful of their wash and the effects of draw-off when passing Oikos Jetty No. 1 during the works, and follow any temporary speed restrictions, as and when advised by London VTS.


Further details of when work is being undertaken, as well as any temporary restrictions to passing traffic will be included on the regular London VTS River broadcast on VHF Channel 68.

For the latest information contact London VTS on VHF Channel 68 or by telephone on 01474 560311.


Port of London Notices to Mariners No L15 of 2017

Week 32


BUGSBY’S REACH - DOHM WHARF - REPAIR WORKS


Mariners are advised that repair works will be undertaken on the river wall at Dohm Wharf from 21st August for approximately 3 weeks. The works will be undertaken from the crane barge “RAVENSTEIN”, which will be moored parallel to the face of the existing wharf.


Please see the chartlet opposite depicting the location of the works.


Vessels navigating in the vicinity of Dohm Wharf are to do so with particular caution with due regard of the works taking place. London VTS will broadcast requests for vessels to “proceed with caution” or “proceed at slow speed”, as described in the Permanent Notices to Mariners 4 of 2014, as required by the works. International Code flags “Romeo Yankee” will be displayed when this is in effect.


Safety boat “MOLLY G” will be on station throughout operations and will maintain a listening watch on VHF channel 14.


Further details will be broadcast by London VTS on VHF Channel 14.


Port of London Notices to Mariners No M66 of 2017


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Week 32


East Coast of England - The Wash  - Approaches to WASH PORTS.  - Race Bank Export Cable Installation Works.


MV”Isaac Newton” Underwater Operations.


Mariners are advised that due to Race Bank Export Cable installation works the large vessel “Isaac Newton” will perform underwater operations (Mass Flow Excavation) at the cable joint at KP8 (Lat 52’53’1.7’N Long 000’15’25.8’E).


Dates of operations will be between 4th August 2017 and 8th August 2017 but dates may be subject to change.


The vessel will be restricted in her ability to manoeuvre whilst carrying out these operations and a wide berth is requested.


When working “Isaac Newton” will monitor VHF channel 16.



 KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD. Notice to Mariners No.32/2017.

Week 31


RIVER THAMES - LIMEHOUSE REACH  - CONVOYS WHARF - SUNKEN PONTOON

 

Mariners are advised that on the 20th July 2017, a PLA Driftwood vessel will position an East Cardinal Mark off the sunken pontoon at Convoys Wharf. The East Cardinal Mark will display a white light with characteristics VQk Fl(3) every 5 seconds.


Please see the chartlet opposite depicting the location of the East Cardinal Buoy.


In addition to the East Cardinal Mark, London VTS will broadcast requests for vessels to “proceed with caution” or “proceed at slow speed”, as described in Permanent Notices to Mariners 4 of 2014 as required. International Code flags “Romeo Yankee” will be displayed only when this is in effect.


Further details will be broadcast by London VTS on VHF Channel 14.


Port of London Notices to Mariners No  M64 of 2017

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Week 31


Queenborough Creek Barrier Refurbishment


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following letter has been issued by the Environment

Agency. Any questions regarding the planned works should be directed towards Alex Monk at

alex.monk@ch2m.com.

James Goodfellow 24th July 2017

Manager Marine Services

Peel Ports London Medway


Dear Residents and Business Operators


Queenborough Creek Barrier Refurbishment


I am writing to invite you to a public information drop-in event regarding the proposed

refurbishment of the barrier at Queenborough Creek as part of the Thames Estuary Asset

Management 2100 programme (TEAM2100).


TEAM2100 is the Environment Agency’s 10-year programme to refurbish and replace tidal flood

defences in London and the Thames estuary. Balfour Beatty, CH2M and their contractors will be

carrying out these works on behalf of the Environment Agency and TEAM2100.


Work is needed on the aging Queenborough Creek Barrier to sustain the current level of flood

protection to the harbour and its surroundings. We are carrying out this vital work to ensure

people and property remain protected from flooding.


The works will involve replacement to the floodgates, and associated operating equipment, and

the relocation of the control building closer to the barrier. We are planning to carry out works

over the next four to five months.


We will also be doing work in the channel. This includes:


1. Removing accumulated silt within the area around the floodgates and installing a lowlevel

(i.e. 1m high) silt barrier to avoid the sediments sliding back onto the footprint of the

barrier. The silt barrier will be in place throughout the duration of the in-channel works.

2. Installing a demountable temporary cofferdam in the channel so we can work safely with

the tides. The cofferdam consists of 2m high steel panels installed into guides fixed to

the existing supporting steel walls which are installed and removed on alternate tides

during low tide. The cofferdam is installed and removed at 3.25mCD on the falling and

rising limbs of each tide. Installation times will be indicated in annotated tide tables which

will be issued to Peel Port and all river users in advanced of the work commencing.


3. Replacing the existing steel floodgates and associated equipment.

It is not possible to keep the Queenborough Creek Barrier operational throughout the works,

therefore a temporary flood contingency plan has been developed and will be implemented

during the gate replacement works. The flood contingency measure includes the installation of a

temporary flood barrier when a flood warning is received.


The drop-in event will take place on Thursday 27 July 2017, between 16:00 and 20:00 at Castle

Connections, Railway Terrace, Well Road, Queenborough. Please join us at any point during

this session to find out more about the project, particularly as your residency or business falls

within the affected area.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Stakeholder Engagement Lead,

Alex Monk at alex.monk@ch2m.com.


We apologise in advance for any inconvenience and look forward to working with you.


Yours faithfully,


Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 23 of 2017

Week 31


East Coast of England - The Wash  - Approaches to all Wash ports - Roaring Middle Light Float substituted by Safe watermark can lightbuoy  - Reduced intensity light.


Charts BA1200 BA108 Y9


Mariners are advised that due to maintenance to navigational marks on or around 19th July 2017 for a period of up to 4 weeks, the Roaring middle light float will be substituted by a Safe water mark can light buoy exhibiting a long flash every 10 seconds range 4/5 miles.



KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD Notice to Mariners No.29/2017

Week 31


MARGATE HARBOUR

Mariners are advised that a temporary sculpture will be erected on the area known as Fulsam Rock, approximately 80m north from the sea wall adjacent to the Turner Contemporary and Rendezvous. Works are scheduled to take place between the 17th & 28th July.

It will be placed upon a new concrete foundation measuring 2.8m x 3.8m x 0.3m deep on the Old Pier Foundation on co-ordinates:

51°23.5408'N 01°22.8899'E

51°23.5274'N 01°22.8899'E

51°23.5274'N 01°22.9069'E

51°23.5408'N 01°22.9069'E

51°23.5408'N 01°22.8899'E

In Consultation with the RNLI and Ramsgate/Margate Harbour Master a yellow special mark buoy with radar reflector will be placed north of the sculpture and pier foundation (between the foundation and the tidal gauge) as a warning and instruction to mariners & leisure users.



Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 19 of 2017

Week 31


Navigational Aid - Unlit Beacon – Margate Harbour

Mariners are advised that the unlit beacon, to the North of the Stone Pier at Margate Harbour on charted position 51˚23.5N 001˚22.77E, has been replaced.

Therefore NTM 28/2016 is cancelled



Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 18 of 2017

Week 30


DARTFORD CREEK - DARTFORD CREEK BARRIER MAINTENANCE


Mariners are advised that maintenance work has commenced on the Dartford Creek Barrier which involves the removal and replacement of chains. During the works the gate will be locked in the open position to allow navigation to continue throughout the project. Some scaffolding will be rigged on either side of the barrier and will not hamper the main navigation channel.


The workboat, JUMBO (16m x 5.5m x 1m draft), will be positioned directly beneath the gate for a short period of time on two occasions. On 26th July it will be in position to transfer a chain from the gate to the hardstanding and then the reverse operation will be carried out on the 8th August. These dates are subject to change. During these times mariners are asked to proceed with caution when navigating in Dartford Creek.


All works on the barrier are due to be completed by mid September.


For the latest information contact London VTS on VHF Channel 68 or by telephone on 01474 560311.


Port of London Notices to Mariners No L13 of 2017

Week 30


RIVER MEDWAY – GARRISON POINT


Sheerness Number 10 Berth, River Works and Lifting Operations


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that from the 14th of July to the 19th of July the crane barge Thames

Transporter will be undertaking lifting and maintenance operations alongside Sheerness number 10 berth in the following approximate position;


51° 26’.93 N 000° 44’.75 E


Mariners are requested to pass with care and caution and minimum wash at all times. The safety boat Badger will also be in attendance and men maybe working on the waterline.


Further information may be obtained from Medway Navigation Service (VTS) on VHF Channel 74,

callsign "Medway VTS", or telephone (01795) 663025.



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 22 of 2017

Admiralty Chart No. 3683 refers.

Week 30


RIVER MEDWAY – GARRISON POINT


Garrison Point – Defective Fog Horn


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the fog horn positioned on the down stream end of Sheerness

number 10 berth is currently out of service, the fog horn is located in the following approximate position;


51° 26’.94 N 000° 44’.82 E


Further information may be obtained from Medway Navigation Service (VTS) on VHF Channel 74,

callsign "Medway VTS", or telephone (01795) 663025.



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 21 of 2017

Admiralty Chart No. 3683 refers.

Week 29


EAST COAST OF ENGLAND - APPROACHES TO LOWESTOFT - WRECK “ELLA”

Latitude 52º 25.23’N., Longitude 001º 49.67’E

The wreck, which lies sunk in the position defined above, has been temporarily marked by means of four emergency wreck marking lighted buoys, as follows:-

1. .Position : About 150 metres North of the wreck.

Characteristics : Pillar: Blue & Yellow Vertical Stripes: Yellow Upright Cross Topmark: Alternating blue and yellow flashing light, where the blue and yellow 1 second flashes are alternated with an interval of 0.5 seconds:

The word WRECK will be exhibited Black on Yellow.

2.Position : About 100 metres East of the wreck.

Characteristics : Pillar: Blue & Yellow Vertical Stripes: Yellow Upright Cross Topmark: Alternating blue and yellow flashing light, where the blue and yellow 1 second flashes are alternated with an interval of 0.5 seconds.

The word WRECK will be exhibited Black on Yellow.

3.Position : About 100 metres South of the wreck.

Characteristics : Pillar: Blue & Yellow Vertical Stripes: Yellow Upright Cross Topmark: Alternating blue and yellow flashing light, where the blue and yellow 1 second flashes are alternated with an interval of 0.5 seconds.

The word WRECK will be exhibited Black on Yellow.

4. .Position : About 100 metres West of the wreck.

Characteristics : Pillar: Blue & Yellow Vertical Stripes: Yellow Upright Cross Topmark: Alternating blue and yellow flashing light, where the blue and yellow 1 second flashes are alternated with an interval of 0.5 seconds.

The word WRECK will be exhibited Black on Yellow.

Mariners are advised to give the wreck and buoys by which it is marked a wide berth.



Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 22 of 2017


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Additional information from ABP (Lowestoft)


Decommissioned tug, ‘Ella’ is reported to be sitting upright on the sea bed. Least depth of water over the wreck has been calculated at only 5.1metres LAT.  It is reported that the sunken vessel still has an unconfirmed length of tow line still attached to it, (shortened from the originally reported 110m long). It is not believed that the line has a float or marker attached to it.

Week 29


 RIVER THAMES - GRAVESEND REACH - JETTY AND PONTOON MAINTENANCE - DENTON WHARF

 

Mariners are advised that commencing on 3rd July maintenance will be carried out on the Denton Jetty Head and George Pontoon at Denton Wharf.


Work will be carried out from modular floating pontoons and scaffolding with a safety boat in attendance. The work will include clean down and painting of existing paint work, piles and fenders.


All vessels are required to be mindful of their wash and the effects of draw-of when passing Denton Wharf, and follow any speed restrictions at all times when advised by London VTS.


Further details of when work is being undertaken, will be broadcast by London VTS.

For the latest information contact London VTS on VHF Channel 68 or by telephone on 01474 560311.



Port of London Notices to Mariners No L12 of 2017

Week 28


 East Coast of England - The Wash - Approaches to King's Lynn - Additional Navigation Aid


BA 1200


Mariners are advised that due to the changing nature of the approach channel the following lightbuoy is to be established on or around the 28th June 2017.


“R” light buoy, Red Can FLR.4S to be established;-


Position 52°49’.300N 000°21’.345E.


KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD.

Notice to Mariners No. 27/2017.


The local chartlet of the Board showing the position of the new buoy can be found at:  http://www.kingslynnport.co.uk/shipping/charts/ (It is the 4th chartlet)

Week 27



RIVER THAMES -  ST CLEMENTS REACH  - FENDER REPAIRS - GRAYS TERMINAL

 

Mariners are advised that commencing on 3rd July emergency repair work will be carried out to fender facing timbers on the dolphins at Grays Terminal Jetty No. 2. The work is expected to last 5 days.


The repair work will be carried out from a crane barge alongside the berth with the tug ‘Horton’ in attendance when manoeuvring the pontoon and the ‘Nicola-G’ in attendance as safety boat.

All vessels are required to be mindful of their wash and the effects of draw-of when passing the berth, and follow any speed restrictions at all times when advised by London VTS.


Further details of when work is being undertaken, will be broadcast by London VTS.


For the latest information contact London VTS on VHF Channel 68 or by telephone on 01474 560311.


Port of London Notices to Mariners No L11 of 2017

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Week 26


The Swale – Washer Wharf - Defective Vertical Fixed Red Jetty Lights


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the vertical fixed red jetty lights positioned on the up and down stream end of the Washer Wharf are currently out of service, however one fixed red jetty light is still working on the up stream end in the following approximate position;


51° 24.78’N 00° 43.55’E


Further information may be obtained from Medway Navigation Service (VTS) on VHF Channel 74,

callsign "Medway VTS", or telephone (01795) 663025.


Admiralty Chart No. 1834 refers.



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 19 of 2017

Week 26


DIVING OPERATIONS - LOWESTOFT OUTER HARBOUR AREA


Mariners and Port-Users are advised that, from issue of this notice and until further

notice, diving operations will be taking place to effect quay wall repairs in locations as

follows:-


Waveney Dock North Wall – Middle of Quay area.

Hamilton Dock South side - Western end of Quay area.

Hamilton Dock North side – Western end of Quay area.


The divers will be working from both quay and work boat. They will be displaying the ‘A’ flag and

will be monitoring VHF channel 14.


During these dive activities these berth areas cannot be used. Also vessels are requested to afford the divers a wide berth, pass at slow speed and keep vessel wash to a minimum. Port Control will be able to advise when diving activities are taking place.


Please ensure to advise port control of all intended vessel movements.


Notice will be provided when the diving operations have been completed.


Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch14, or Tel. 01502 572286, if further

information is required.


Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 14 of 2017

Week 26


LOWESTOFT 2017 TIDE TABLE BOOKLET – POSSIBLE DATA ERROR


Mariners and Port-Users are advised of an error with data published in some of the

Lowestoft 2017 Tide Booklets. The error relates to printed data for the month of July,

which lists tide times and heights for July 2016.


If you have been issued with, or purchased a 2017 tide book for Lowestoft, please check for this error. If you have one of the books with this error in it, please contact the Harbour Master on 01502 572286, or via e-mail ghorton@abports.co.uk . An exchange book will then be arranged.


Please find attached with this notice the correct tide data for July 2017, for reference if

required.


Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch14, or Tel. 01502 572286, if further information is required.



Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 15 of 2017


Amended Tide table page for July 2017

Week 25



RIVER THAMES -  LOWER DISTRICT - DISCONTINUATION OF OBSOLETE NAVIGATIONAL MARKS


Notice is hereby given that the following navigational lights are now deemed obsolete and have been removed from the Trinity House database. All marks listed below relate to jetty lights.


N18229 Clubbs Inner Jetty

N15307 Tilbury Power Station

N11554 Marsh Farm

N11558 Town Pier

N07920 Coryton No 4

N07922 & N14834 Coryton No 2

N07925 & N07924 Coryton No 1

N07927 Coryton No 3

N07934 Shellhaven M

N11591 Johnson’s Wharf

N09503 & N10506 Mulberry Wharf

N09506 Pheonix Jetty

N09510 Belvedere Power Station

N12442 Curved Jetty Dagenham


Any enquiries on the above should be sent to LowerDistrictEnquiry@pla.co.uk


Port of London Notices to Mariners No L9 of 2017

Week 25


NAVIGATION - River Crouch - No Wash Zone Buoys Established – Essex Marina

Mariners are advised of the deployment of 2 special lit ‘NO WASH ZONE’ buoys at the Eastern and Western ends of Essex Marina. Both buoys are positioned clear of the main fairway.

Eastern Buoy – Yellow Round Base – White No Wash Sign

Approx. position  51°37.447’N,  000°48.002’E

Light – Quick Yellow

Western Buoy - Yellow Round Base – White No Wash Sign

Approx. position  51°37.468’N,  000°47.730’E

Light – Quick Yellow    



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 26 of 2017

Week 25


East Coast of England - The Wash  - Approaches to the Nene.


Race Bank Export Cable Installation Works.


Removal of Isolated Danger Buoy to mark unburied cable.


Mariners are advised that ongoing Race Bank Export Cable installation works the vicinity of KP8 (Lat 52° 53’1.7’N Long 000°15’25.8’E) the following buoy will be removed on 9th June 2017;

Isolated Danger Red / Black Pillar Fl (2) 6s Position 52°52’93’N 000°15’35’E.


Mariners are advised that a cable lies on the seabed extending from KP8 in approximate position 52° 53.1’N 000° 15.5’E and then heading in North East direction passing KP27 in approximate position 53° 01.2’N 000° 25.2’E and continuing to the wind farm.



KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD. Notice to Mariners No. 25/2017   

Week 24


Discontinuation of Obsolete Navigation Marks


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that it is proposed to request Trinity House to formally delete from their records the following obsolete or missing navigation marks –


AtoN No Aid To Navigation Location Description


N18121  B – Aylesford - Cables/Pipes Warning  Near Aylesford Road Bridge  Notice-Board  

N18120  A - New Hythe - Cable/Pipes Warning  Near Lower Cut Beacon  Notice-Board  

N05565  Burham Water Main Crossing E  Unlighted Beacon  

N05566  Burham Water Main Crossing W  Unlighted Beacon  

N05557  Snodland Gas Pipeline West  Unlighted Beacon  

N05554  Halling Water Main Crossing W  Unlighted Beacon  

N05553  Halling Water Main Crossing E  Unlighted Beacon  

N17376  Halling Marshes Sewer South Bank  Unlighted Beacon  

N17377  Halling Marshes Sewer North Bank  Unlighted Beacon  

N17377  Halling Marshes Sewer North Bank  Unlighted Beacon  

N10542  Cuxton Cable Crossing W  Unlighted Beacon  

N05505  Chatham Reach Cable W. Bank  Unlighted Beacon  

N08945  Close to St. Marys Wharf Pontoon  Unlighted Beacon  

N05483  Gillingham Marina Wall  Unlighted Beacon  

N05480  Gillingham Strand Sewage Outfall  Outer  Unlighted Beacon  

N05473  No.3 Beacon  Unlighted Beacon  

N17375  Motney Hill Sewer Crossing  Otterham Creek  Unlighted Beacon  

N13381  Sittingbourne Outfall North Bank  Milton Creek  Unlighted Beacon  

N13382  Sittingbourne Outfall South Bank  Milton Creek  Unlighted Beacon  

N10536  Faversham Creek Outfall  Unlighted Beacon  


In addition, the following marks are proposed to be re-classified -


N05570  Island Site Footbridge Upstream  Lighted Beacon - Re-classify light as FR  

N05569  Island Site Footbridge Downstream  Lighted Beacon - Re-classify light as FR  

Mid Cant Beacon  Lighted Beacon – Re-classify as ‘Ruin’  



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 17 of 2017

Week 24


Port of Wells - Change to navigable channel

URGENT

There has been a change to the channel at the entrance between the Outer Bar North and Number 3 buoy. All buoys have been relocated to the new channel.

New Positions

South Outer Bar - Lat 52°59'.458N Long 000°50'.851E

No 1 buoy - Lat 52°59'.394N Long 000°50'.865E

No 2 buoy - Lat 52°59'.346N Long 000°50'.890E



Port of Wells dated 31st May, 2017

Week 24

.

East Coast of England - The Wash  - Approaches to the Nene. - Removal of Navigational Aids.

 

Mariners are advised that due to Race Bank Export Cable installation works the following Buoys have been removed until further notice:


Whiting Red Can FlR4s 52° 52’.700N 000° 15’.700E.

Knock Red Can Fl(2)R6s 52° 52.228’N 000° 14’.944’E.

OWK Green Conical Fl(3)G6s 52° 52’.449N 000° 14’.851E.

“X” Green Conical FlG3s 52° 52’.172N 000° 14’.756E.


23-05-2017


KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD. Notice to Mariners No. 20/2017

Week 23


River Medway - Garrison Point Traffic Warning Light


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that until further notice the Traffic Warning Lights situated on Garrison

Point Fort in the following approximate position is inoperative.


51° 26.80´ N 000° 44.64´ E


The Traffic Warning Light is positioned to assist vessels in complying with General Direction Number 10, Navigation of Vessels of more Than 130 Metres length Overall Between Sunset and Sunrise and in Restricted Visibility.


The Traffic Waring Light is a white light that flashes every seven seconds and is normally exhibited by day and by night as follows;


When an inward bound vessel of more than 130 metres Length Overall is underway in the

buoyed channel between the Medway Buoy and Darnett ness the lights are exhibited in an

upriver direction.


When an outward bound vessel of more than 130 metres Length Overall is underway in the

buoyed channel between Darnett Ness and the Medway Buoy the lights are exhibited in a

seaward direction.


Medway VTS operate a Traffic Organisation Service and will continue to notify mariners of vessel

movements.


Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 16 of 2017

Week 23


Port of Wells - Change to navigable channel

URGENT

A new navigable channel has opened up on the Run between Ben Taylors buoy and Walkers Jetty. The new channel has been cleared of moorings and all the Port hand buoys have been moved from the old channel to the new channel.

At the Southeast corner of the channel at Walkers Jetty there is a high sandbank which is marked with port hand buoys. Please do not attempt to sail over this bank.

New Position

No 16 Buoy Lat 52°57'.857N Long 000°51'.075E

 


Port of Wells Notice to Mariners dated Friday 26th May, 2017

Week 23


WEST QUERN NAVIGATION BUOY (51˚.18.983N - 001˚25.394E)


Mariners are advised that the West Quern buoy is currently unlit; this will be reinstated as soon as possible.



Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 15 of 2017

Week 21


EAST COAST OF ENGLAND - THAMES ESTUARY - SUNK INNER PRECAUTIONARY AREA - SUNK INNER LIGHT FLOAT

Latitude 51° 51.170’N., Longitude 001° 34.400’E.

Amendment : Existing Light Float temporarily removed and a replacement Light Vessel established in lieu, as follows:-

Red hull: Light tower amidships: Gp.Fl.(5) 15 seconds: nominal range 12 miles carried at a height of at least 11 metres above

the water line: exhibited during the hours of darkness and in periods of reduced visibility, as follows:-

Flash : 0.4 second

Eclipse : 1.6 seconds

Flash : 0.4 second

Eclipse : 1.6 seconds

Flash : 0.4 second

Eclipse : 1.6 seconds

Flash : 0.4 second

Eclipse : 1.6 seconds

Flash : 0.4 second

Eclipse : 6.6 seconds

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Total :15.0 seconds

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Fog signal giving 1 blast of 2 seconds duration every 30 seconds.

Racon, as follows:-

Type : Agile Frequency

Code : Morse “T”

Nominal Range : 10 miles

Frequency : X band 9320 MHz to 9500 MHz

S band 2920 MHz to 3100 MHz


Display period : On 20 seconds.:  Off 40 seconds.

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Total 60 seconds.

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AIS Transmission; MMSI Number 992351027.  Mariners are advised that the transmitted message 21 will be displayed as “Sunk Inner – Light Vessel”


Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 17 of 2017

Week 21


 Swallowtail No 4 Light Buoy – River Crouch

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Swallowtail No 4 Light Buoy in position:

51˚40.519’N  001˚03.487’E

is back on station.

NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 20 OF 2017 IS HEREBY CANCELLED


Crouch Harbour Authority Notice to Mariners No 25 of 2017

Week 20


 Fishing Pot Markers - River Crouch


NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised of the existence of fishing pot markers in the vicinity of Buxey Edge and Swallowtail 2, 3 and 4 Buoys some of which are marked using flags, radar reflectors and lights.

Please ensure that you keep a sharp look out at all times but particularly after dusk and before dawn when navigating in this area.


Crouch Harbour Authority Notice to Mariners No 21 of 2017

Week 20


 Dredging Operations


NAVIGATION

Please be advised that Burnham Yacht Harbour Marina Ltd have now completed their Maintenance Dredging Operations in the approach to and within Burnham Yacht Harbour, Burnham on Crouch, Essex for 2017.

NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 36 OF 2016 IS HEREBY CANCELLED


Crouch Harbour Authority Notice to Mariners No 19 of 2017

Week 19


EAST COAST OF ENGLAND - NORTH HINDER TRAFFIC SEPARATION SCHEME - NHR-S LIGHTED BUOY

Latitude 51° 51.351’N., Longitude 002° 28.709’E.

The following move is to be effected on or before 1st June, 2017, as part of the changes to the North Hinder Traffic Separation Scheme to be implemented w.e.f. 0000hrs on 1st June, 2017.

Amendment: To be moved to a new assigned position of

Latitude 51º 49.530’N., Longitude 002º 25.950’E.

Trinity House Notice to Mariners 7/2017 dated 1st March, 2017, previously refers.

Trinity House 16 of 2017.pdf


Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 16 of 2017


Week 19


Isle of Grain LNG Jetty No.8 Maintenance and Diving Operations


Notice is hereby given that on Monday the 8th of May maintenance work will commence on

Isle of Grain No. 8 Jetty, Saltpan Reach, River Medway in the following approximate location;


51° 25.93’ N 00° 42.44’ E


Divers will be working from the crane barge “Renatte 2”, the safety boat “Avocet” will also be in

attendance.  Diving and maintenance work is planned to take place for approximately 8 to 12 weeks. Persons in charge of vessels navigating in the vicinity of Isle of Grain LNG Jetty No.8 should pass with care and caution.


Mariners are also reminded of Notice to Mariners number 02 of 2017 Isle of Grain LNG Jetties 8 & 10 Exclusions Zone.


Further information on the works may be obtained from Medway Navigation Service (VTS) on

VHF Channel 74, call sign “Medway VTS’ or telephone 01795 663025.



Medway (Peel Port) Notices to Mariners No 13 of 2017

Admiralty Chart No. 1834 refers


Week 19


RIVER MEDWAY, THE MEDWAY APPROACH AREA AND THE SWALE - RIVER EVENTS 2017


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following River Events have been notified as being scheduled to

take place during 2017:-


DATE                  EVENT                            COURSE


06.05.2017 Combined Clubs Series    Race to Harty Ferry between The Swale and Thames Estuary

06.05.2017 to 07.05.2017  Hoo Ness YC & Segas SC  Regatta Qbr Barge  Between Gillingham Reach & Saltpan Reach

06.05.2017 to  07.05.2017 Isle of Sheppey SC Cherub and 505 Open  - Medway Approach Area

20.05.2017 Hoo Ness YC & Segas SC Prudence Race - Harty Between Gillingham Reach and Thames Estuary

03.06.2017 Hoo Ness YC & Segas SC Redsands Race – Bry Barge Between Saltpan Reach and Thames Estuary

03.06.2017 Medway Barge Match Between Gillingham Reach and the Medway Approach Channel

03.06.2017 Combined Clubs Series Race to Upnor - Between the Thames Estuary and Upnor Reach

04.06.2017 Hoo Ness YC & Segas SC - Between Queenborough and Gillingham Reach

08.06.2017 to 17.06.2017  Medway Council - Battle of the Medway & River Festival TBC

25.06.2017 Wilsonian SC Three Race Regatta - TBC

09.07.2017 Hoo Ness YC & Segas SC High Tide Race - Between Gillingham Reach and Saltpan Reach

09.07.2017 to 08.07.2017 Wilsonian SC Medway Dinghy Regatta - TBC

22.07.2017 Combined Clubs Series Race to Stangate Creek - Between the Thames Estuary and Stangate Creek

22.07.2017 to 23.07.2017 Medway YC  Wayfarer Open Meeting - Between Gillingham Reach and Saltpan Reach

23.07.2017 Hoo Ness YC & Segas SC  High Tide Race - Between Gillingham Reach and Saltpan Reach

26.08.2017 Wilsonian SC  Junior Regatta  - TBC

09.09.2017 to 10.09.2017  Isle of Sheppy SC - Round the Isle of Sheppey Race - Round the Isle of Sheppey. The Swale, Sheerness Harbour and Medway Approach Channel.

03.09.2017 Hoo Ness YC & Segas SC  High Tide Race - Between Gillingham Reach and Saltpan Reach

16.09.2017 Hoo Ness YC & Segas SC  Regatta Qbr Barge - Between Gillingham Reach and Saltpan Reach

16.09.2017 Combined Clubs Series  Race to Queenborough - Between the Thames Estuary and Queenborough

17.09.2017 Between Gillingham and Saltpan Reach Regatta - Between Gillingham Reach and Saltpan Reach

30.09.2017 Hoo Ness YC & Segas SC  Montyzoomer Race  - Between Gillingham Reach and Medway Approach Channel

01.10.2017 Hoo Ness YC to Segas SC Two Day Races  - Between Gillingham Reach and Saltpan Reach


The Organisers of Events are reminded of Medway Ports River Byelaw 1991, No. 53, Boat

Races and Regattas.  The Organiser of any boat race, regatta public procession or similar event when a number of vessels are expected to assemble on the waters of the Port or Medway approach area are required to:


give not less than 28 days’ notice of an Event to Peel Ports Medway


Port Marine Safety Code:


Peel Ports Medway base policies and procedures relating to marine operations on a formal

assessment of hazards and risks to marine operations through the implementation of the Port

Marine Safety Code. Peel Ports Medway need to be satisfied that risk to the safety of

navigation, or other port users has been effectively mitigated.


Peel Ports Medway Event Conditions:


Subject to the conditions of Peel Ports Medway the Organiser of an Event shall submit;


formal risk assessment

provide names of even organisers and officials

arrangements for controlling event, including contact telephone numbers, VHF channels and call signs.

number of participation vessels (estimated)

boat race location

timetables and program of events


Please submit information to: harbour.master@peelports.com

The risk assessment and safety management of an Event will always be the responsibility of

the Event Organiser.


Your attention is drawn to guidance provided by the national governing body representing the

types or classes of craft participating in the Event. For example the RYA has provided

guidance on their website (www.rya.org.uk) .


Further details regarding Start Times, Course and progress of the above may be obtained from

the Medway Navigation service on VHF Channel 74, callsign “Medway VTS”, or by telephone

(01795) 663025.



Medway (Peel Port) Notices to Mariners No 13 of 2017

Week 18


EAST COAST OF ENGLAND  - APPROACHES TO THE RIVER DEBEN - WOODBRIDGE HAVEN LIGHTED BUOY

Amendment : Moved to position: Latitude 51° 57.992’N., Longitude 001° 23.628’E.

Movement effected consequent upon a recent survey.


Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 14 of 2017

Week 18


KENTISH FLATS OFFSHORE WINDFARM - UNIDENTIFIED SUBMERGED OBJECT

 

Mariners are advised that there is an unmarked, unidentified submerged object within the area of Kentish Flats Offshore Windfarm in the following position, as shown on the attached chartlet:

51 ͦ27’ 24.093” N  001 ͦ06’ 52.365” E

 

The unidentified submerged object has the following approximate dimensions:


Length 3.1m   Width 1.9m  Height 2.3m

 

The upper edge of the object is reported to be between 1 and 1.5m below Chart Datum.

Mariners are strongly advised to avoid the area until further notice.

 


Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L3 of 2017




Week 18


THAMES BARRIER CONTROL ZONE - THAMES BARRIER TEMPORARY NAVIGATION LIGHTS

 

Mariners are advised that on or around the 24th April 2017 works will commence on the Thames Barrier to upgrade the existing navigation lights on each of the piers. These works are expected to last approximately eight months.


In order to facilitate continued safe navigation through the Thames Barrier a temporary red cross will be utilised to indicate a span that is currently closed to navigation from one or both directions.


This temporary lighting arrangement will be 1m x   1m in size and consist of five red lights mounted onto a rigid red ‘X’ as illustrated below.  


For the latest information contact London VTS on VHF Channel 14 or by telephone on 0208 855 0315



Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No M36 of 2017


PLA M36.jpg


Week 18


NAVIGATION - Essex Marina – Excessive Wash

Following reports (including photographic and video evidence) of vessels passing Essex Marina creating unacceptable and inconsiderate amounts of wash over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Mariners are reminded of their duty not only to abide by the 8 knot speed limit but to be mindful of the wake their vessels create when passing:

    Moored craft

    Vessels with Tenders alongside and

    Small vulnerable craft



Crouch Harbour Authority Notice to Mariners No 18 of 2017

Week 17


EAST COAST OF ENGLAND - THAMES ESTUARY - BARROW DEEP

1.Station : Barrow 8 Lighted Buoy.

Amendment : Moved to position: Latitude 51° 35.051’N., Longitude 001° 11.366’E.

2.Station : Barrow 10 Lighted Buoy.

Amendment : Moved to position: Latitude 51° 33.792’N., Longitude 001° 07.834’E.

Movements effected consequent upon a recent survey.


Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 11 of 2017


(The movement of these two buoys is minimal)

Week 16


Ha’penny pier visitors yacht moorings


The facility is for “visiting yachts” only, from 8th April 2017 to 15th October 2017.  The mooring is available for a maximum stay of 72 hours in the areas indicated on the diagram of Ha’penny Pier. (Can be downloaded from their our website). All other areas are reserved for the Authority’s use and mooring by yachts is strictly prohibited.


No reservations can be made for the yacht moorings, which operate on a “first come, first served”

basis. Yachts must be prepared for others to moor alongside.


Yachts may moor without charge from 0900 hours until 1600 hours. Yachts mooring outside these


Hours will be charged as follows


Up to 5 metres £10.00

Over 5 metres and up to 10 metres £15.00

Over 10 metres and up to 15 metres £20.00

Over 15 metres and up to 20 metres £25.00

Over 20 metres £35.00


Vessels over 30 metres only by prior arrangement with the Harbour Master


Fees will be collected by the Pier Attendant from 1600 hours and before 0900 hours in the morning.


The above charges are for a 24-hour period or part thereof.


Access to the showers will be provided by the Pier Attendant to yachts that have paid to moor.

Harwich Haven Authority accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to any vessel or its contents or injury to any person using the facility.


Skippers shall ensure that all times their vessel is safely moored, fendered and that safe access is maintained.  Use of the unloading area is restricted to fishing vessels and vessels licensed by the Authority. Use of the yacht area by fishing vessels is strictly prohibited.With the Harbour Master’s permission, the Harbour Ferry may use the Authority’s area, but not the yacht area.


The Masters of all commercial vessels are advised to navigate with caution at a maximum speed of 5 knots in the vicinity of Ha’penny Pier, which is marked by fixed red lights at the eastern and western limits.


Persons in charge of recreational craft are advised that Harwich VTS Channel 71 is for use primarily by commercial vessels, and should not be contacted except in an emergency, although a listening watch is to be maintained on Channel 71.


Yachts are to navigate with caution when “inside” the pontoons due to the existence of floating

moorings.


Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 8 of 2017


Harwich Haven Yachting-Guide-2017.pdf

Week 16



LOWESTOFT LAKE LOTHING COMPASS BUOY PERMANENT REMOVAL


Mariners and Port Users are advised that the Lake Lothing Compass buoy (approximate position 52° 28.’55N 01° 43.’58 E) has been removed permanently.


Following a formal assessment of the previous uses of the Buoy, it has been deemed that there is no requirement for the buoy to be re-instated. The Ground Tackle and Mooring Chains for the Buoy are understood to have been removed completely however, the area should still be navigated with caution.


Previous Notice to Mariners No.2 2017 is now cancelled, and this Notice will be cancelled after issue of a chart correction by UKHO to BA Chart 1535.


Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch14, or Tel. 01502 572286, if further information is required.


Associated British Ports Lowestoft Notice to Mariners No 12 of 2017


Week 16


Ramsgate - TEMPORARY YACHT RACING MARKS

Mariners are advised that the following yacht race marks, all unlit yellow spherical buoys, have been placed in the following positions:

Riga Bros - 51°.17’.72N - 001°28’.15E

Stonar   - 51°.19’.12N - 001°24’.58E

RTYC Nav School - 51°.18’.90N - 001°25’.35E

Icom   - 51°.17’.72N - 001°26’.35E

Rally Design - 51°.16’.53N - 001°24’.55E

Cox & Sons - 51°.18’.76N - 001°26’.35E

Northrop Sails -   51°.18’.76N - 001°28’.15E


Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 12 of 2017

Week 14


Harwich Harbour and approaches – Seasonal recreational marks


On or after the 22nd March 2017 the following seasonal recreational mark will be established

(positions given are WGS 84):


Harwich Shelf - East Cardinal Buoy - 51°56’.84N 001°18’07E



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 5 of 2017

Week 14


Harwich Harbour and approaches – Seasonal recreational marks


On or after the 29th March 2017 the following seasonal recreational marks will be established

(positions given are WGS 84):


Pennyhole - Yellow Cone Buoy - 51º53'.55N 001º18'.0E


Cork Ledge Racing Mark - Yellow Can Buoy - 51º54'.50N 001º23'.40E


Armada Racing Mark - Yellow Can Buoy - 51º52'.83N 001º22'.19E


Fox’s - Yellow Conical Buoy - 51º54'.0N 001º21'.0E


Cobbolds Point Buoy - Green Conical Buoy - 51º57'.64N 001º22'.16E


Dovercourt Bay - Yellow Spherical Buoys


51°55’.9731N 001°17’.3968E

51°55’.8129N 001°16’.9954E

51º55'.65N 001º16'.59E

51º55'.63N 001º16'.55E

51°55‘.4050N 001°16‘.4881E

51º55'.18N 001º16'.42E


Shotley Horse - Yellow Pillar Buoy - 51º57’.32N 001º17’.46E


Speed Limit Marker Buoy - Yellow Spherical Buoy - 51º56’.488N 001º07’.245E



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 6 of 2017

Week 14


Harwich Harbour and approaches – seasonal recreational marks

On or after the 29th March 2017 the following seasonal recreational mark will be established (positions given are WGS 84):

Beacon Hill- Yellow Can Buoy  51°56’.460N  001°17.850’E


Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 7 of 2017

Week 14


Approaches to Kings Lynn

Note that the local chart from KIngs Lynn Conservatory Board and Port and Pilot Authority is updated on 21st March, 2017.  See:

http://www.kingslynnport.co.uk/page30.html


KIngs Lynn Conservatory Board and Port and Pilot Authority

Week 13


River Crouch - NAVIGATION


Admiralty Chart No 1975 - Thames Estuary Northern Part


We have received a report that the Obsn 2 on the Southern edge of the Buxey Sands North of the BUXEY EDGE Light Buoy (in position Lat. 51˚ 40. 659’ N  Long. 001˚03.487’ E) has moved slightly to the South East to a new position of:


Lat.     51˚ 40. 924’ N  

Long.  001˚03.660’ E


Now believed to be a wreck of possibly up to 70 feet in length, stanchions have been sighted at low water approximately 1 metre above the water.


Mariners are advised to remain within or close to the Fairway between Swallowtail No 4 and Buxey Edge buoys when navigating in this area.



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 17 of 2017


See chart image and images of the wreck just below please

Week 13


CANVEY ISLAND  - WASH AND DRAW-OFF DANGERS ON PUBLIC BEACHES

 

With the arrival of the warmer months and longer days, mariners are reminded that the foreshore and river wall on Canvey Island between the Chapman Anchorages and Thorney Creek is a popular public beach and amenity.


As such, there are potentially serious implications from the dangers of wash and draw-off from passing ships, especially over the high water periods during daylight hours, for members of the public using the beaches and the river wall.


Port of London Thames Byelaw 57 (Wash and Draw-off) is relevant in this respect. It states that vessel Masters are required to navigate at a speed and in manner such that any wash created by the vessel must not compromise the safety of others using the Thames and the foreshore.

Mariners’ attention is also drawn to Permanent Notice to Mariners P5 (Maintenance of Vessel Moorings, Wash and Draw-off), which is also relevant in this respect.


Port of London Authority Notice to Mariners No L1 of 2017

Week 13


Dangerous Wreck on the Buxey Sand edge of the Swallowtail channel

This is an 'unofficial' notice to Mariners.  I have been told by Mr Alan Bird, a local oyster dredger and yachtsman who has seen detail of the 'Obstruction' in the channel between the Swallowtail and the Buxey Sand.  Charts currently show there is an 'Obstn' drying 2m at 51.40'951N, 001.03'541E.  However, Mr Bird records the position as 51°40’924N  001°03’660E - which is further from the edge of the Buxey Sand in approximately 1.5m CD, narrowing the channel between the two sands - and believes the 'Obstn' is substantial and dangerous remains of a wreck.  It is not marked!

Mr Bird has submitted an H102 to the UKHO but kindly given me details of the wreck and a copy of the images.  I have selected the best two images of the overview.  Note that the tail end of the Swallowtail can be seen on the left of the image showing how narrow the channel is.


The waypoint symbol on the chart image shows the position recorded by Mr Bird.







Week 12


River Crouch – Burnham Fairway Buoys


Mariners are advised that the shape characteristic of the Burnham Fairway Buoys No’s 3, 5 & 7 have been altered from green conicals to green pillar buoys. Position and lights remain unchanged as follows:


Burnham Fairway No 3 Lighted Buoy – QG – Pillar G in position:  51˚ 37. 171’ N  000˚49.854’ E


Burnham Fairway No 5 Lighted Buoy – QG – Pillar G in position:   51˚ 37. 200’ N  000˚49. 670’ E


Burnham Fairway No 7 Lighted Buoy – QG – Pillar G in position:    51˚37.240’ N   000˚49. 250’ E



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 16 of 2017

Week 11


EAST COAST OF ENGLAND - NORTH HINDER TRAFFIC SEPARATION SCHEME - NHR-S LIGHTED BUOY (North Hinder S, East of the Sunk E, safe water buoy)


Latitude 51° 51.351’N., Longitude 002° 28.709’E.


The following move is to be effected on or before 1st June, 2017, as part of the changes to the

North Hinder Traffic Separation Scheme to be implemented w.e.f. 0000hrs on 1st June, 2017.


Amendment: To be moved to a new assigned position of Latitude 51º 49.530’N., Longitude 002º 25.950’E.



Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 7 of 2017

Week 10


Navigation Restriction due to Power Boat Racing - Oulton Broad 2017


Note that vessels may be temporarily restricted and regulated in their movement in the vicinity of the power boat racing circuit at Oulton Broad during the 2017 summer season. Where necessary patrol boats will supervise transit between races. Please take note of advice given by officials. Specific dates for racing are as follows:


Thursday  20th  April 6.00pm

Thursday  27th April  6.00pm

Monday   1st May  12.00noon

Thursday  11th May  6.00pm

Thursday  18th May  6.00pm

Sunday    28th May  12.00noon

Monday  29th May   12.00noon

Thursday  8th June   6.00pm

Thursday  15th June   6.00pm

Thursday  22ndJune  6.00pm

Thursday  29th June  6.00pm

Thursday    6th July  6.00pm

Thursday  13th July  6.00pm

Thursday  20th July  6.00pm

Thursday  27th July  6.00pm

Thursday   3rd August  5.30pm

Thursday  10th August 5.30pm

Thursday  17th August 5.30pm

Monday  28th August 4.00pm

Sunday   3rd September  12.00noon


Broads Authority Notices to Mariners No 5 of 2017

Week 9


EAST COAST OF ENGLAND -  THAMES ESTUARY - FISHERMAN’S GAT

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INNER FISHERMAN LIGHTED BUOY


Amendment : Moved to a new assigned position of

Latitude 51º 36.145’N., Longitude 001º 20.079’E


Movement effected consequent upon a recent survey.




Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 6 of 2017






Week 9


WOOLWICH REACH  - ENVIRONMENT AGENCY - THAMES BARRIER CLOSURES

 

The Thames Flood Barrier will be closed once a month for test purposes, in accordance with a programme issued for a period of six months, commencing 1st May 2017.


Listed below are the times between which the Thames Barrier will be closed to navigation for test purposes. During these periods navigation in the Thames Barrier Control Zone, between Margaretness and Blackwall Point, will be restricted and any movements in this area will require permission from London VTS.


PROGRAMME OF CLOSURES:


May 2017

Monday 15th May 2017   From 0950 to 1220 BST  N Woolwich LW 1053 BST 0.8m


June 2017

Tuesday 13th June 2017   From 0935 to 1235 BST  N Woolwich LW 1036 BST 0.8m


July 2017

Wednesday 12th July 2017   From 0925 to 1155 BST  N Woolwich LW 1027 BST 0.8m


August 2017

Thursday 10th August 2017  From 0920 to 1150 BST  N Woolwich LW 1020 BST 0.8m


September 2017 (full annual closure)

Sunday 10th September 2017   From 1020 to 2020 BST  N Woolwich LW 1121 BST 0.8m


October 2017

Monday 09th October 2017   From 1005 to 1235 BST N Woolwich LW 1105 BST 0.7m


  

GATE CLOSURES:

In addition to the full Thames Barrier closures there will be frequent closures of individual gates for maintenance and training purposes, subject to a programme issued by the Environment Agency. The closure of individual gates will change the spans available for navigation.

Information regarding these gate closures will be promulgated by London VTS on VHF Channel 14 routine river broadcasts.


A copy of the six month programme may be obtained by applying in writing either to the Environment Agency, Thames Barrier, Eastmoor Street, London SE7 8LX, or the Port of London Authority.


During each full Thames Barrier or individual gate closure(s), illuminated red crosses will be displayed on both sides of the gate(s) indicating that the gate(s) are closed to navigation.


NOTES:

(1) ANY ADDITIONAL THAMES BARRIER CLOSURES FOR TEST PURPOSES WILL BE PROMULGATED BY SEPARATE NOTICES TO MARINERS ISSUED 28 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF SUCH CLOSURES.

(2) THE BARKING BARRIER WILL BE CLOSED AT THE SAME TIME AS THE THAMES BARRIER.




Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No 5 of 2017

Week 9


LAKE LOTHING – OULTON RAILWAY BRIDGE – NEW LIGHTS ESTABLISHED


Mariners and Port-Users are advised that new Navigation lights have been established

to mark the Navigable channel transiting from Lake Lothing to Mutford Lock entrance under the Oulton Railway Bridge.


The lights characteristics and positions are as follows:


Bridge Centre Span East Iso White 10s 52° 28.464’N 01° 42.760’E

Bridge Centre Span West Iso White 10s 52° 28.466’N 01° 42.753’E

Bridge Channel North Side FlG 2.5s 52° 28.467’N 01° 42.763’E

Bridge Channel South Side FlR 2.5s 52° 28.462’N 01° 42.759’E


The lights are solar powered and the Channel port and starboard lights are visible from either side of the Bridge approach when within the Navigational channel.


Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch14, or Tel. 01502 572286, if further information is required.


ABP Ports (Lowestoft) Notices to Mariners No 9a of 2017

Week 9


PONTOON INSTALLATION IN TRAWL DOCK AND ASSOCIATED VESSEL MOVEMENTS


Mariners and Port-Users are advised that commencing on or soon after 20th February 2017, Piling and Pontoon Installation works will commence in the Trawl Dock, South side. The works will be undertaken by the self propelled work boat ‘Rebecca M’.


Pontoons and piles will be transported by Rebecca M from Hamilton Peninsular to the

Trawl Dock.


The Rebecca M will be working between 0900hrs and 1600hrs Monday to Friday. The vessel will monitor VHF Ch14 while operational, and Lowestoft port control will advise traffic of vessel movements/activities. The duration of the works is expected to be for 3 weeks.


Notification will be provided once the works have been completed.


Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch14, or Tel. 01502 572286, if further information is required.


ABP Ports (Lowestoft) Notices to Mariners No 8 of 2017

Week 9


LOWESTOFT OUTER HARBOUR, CRANE OVERHANG FROM SEMBMARINE SLP SOUTH LOAD OUT BERTH


Mariners and Port-Users are advised that a ‘Tower’ crane has been erected in the Southern yard area of the Sembmarine SLP facility. When not in use the crane will be in freewheel mode. It is likely that the crane boom will overhang the South Loadout quay edge by a maximum of 17m when the wind is blowing from an Easterly direction.


The crane boom is at an elevated height of approx. 21m above quay height, equating to approx. 22.5m above HAT. The head of the crane and boom end are marked by red lights.


Although the maximum potential crane overhang is outside the natural line of the Channel between the Waveney Dock and Outer Harbour area, Masters of large vessels, particularly if high sided, are requested to give consideration to the position of the crane boom if there is a need to navigate close to the South Loadout Quay edge, and ensure there is adequate clearance for their vessel.


The attached plan shows the approx. position of the crane indicating the radius of the boom sweep. Details of the crane itself are also attached.


Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch14, or Tel. 01502 572286, if further information is required.



ABP Ports (Lowestoft) Notices to Mariners No 7 of 2017


NOTE:  Plan described is NOT attached in the NtM

Week 6


Medway Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) Update


As part of a Peel Ports Group initiative Medway VTS will be undergoing a large scale

refurbishment. To summarise Radar, VHF and CCTV coverage will be improved within Peel Ports

Medway area of jurisdiction.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that from the 25th January 2017 until further notice Medway VTS will

be without primary radar coverage in Short Reach, Gillingham Reach and Pinup Reach. CCTV will

also be temporarily interrupted in this area during the upgrade period.


Medway VTS will continue to operate a traffic organisation service from seaward port limits to Folly Point. A VTS information service will be maintained by Medway VTS westwards of Folly Point.


Mariners are reminded of the General Directions For navigation In The Medway Ports 2013,

direction 12.


12. Navigation Of Vessels Of More Than 40 Meters length Overall Upstream Of Folly Point


Vessels of more than 40 meters length overall which have their wheelhouse situated aft, when

navigating upstream of Folly Point, must at all times have a look-out stationed forward who;


- Is in telephone or radio communication with the wheelhouse; and

- Is instructed to report every sighting of a vessel underway and every other matter which could affect the safe navigation of the vessel.


Further updates will be provided during the refurbishment process.

Further information may be obtained from Medway Navigation Service (VTS) on VHF Channel 74,

call sign “Medway VTS” or telephone 01795 663025.



Peel Ports (Medway) Notices to Mariners No 8 of 2017

Week 5


GLAs PUBLIC DGPS TRANSMISSIONS

The Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) is provided as a marine aid to navigation, giving 24 hour a day, all year round service with overlapping signal coverage up to 50 nautical miles around the coasts of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. The differential signals are transmitted using a terrestrial network of medium frequency marine radiobeacons in the 283.5 - 315 kHz band.

For mariners equipped with a suitable receiver the signal provides both real time integrity monitoring of GPS derived positions and the capability of fixing their positions to better than 5 metres (95% probability) in moving applications.  Greater accuracy can be achieved in stationary applications.

All mariners are advised:

1. DGPS relies inherently on GPS, the operation and characteristics of which is under the control of the US Department of Defence. Users are cautioned that the signal availability and accuracy may be subject to change without warning.

2.The DGPS service is provided primarily for use in monitoring the integrity of GPS to enhance the safety of marine navigation. The provision of greater accuracy for marine navigation is a secondary feature.

3.Signal reception may become unreliable, under certain extreme environmental conditions, towards the limits of the geographical coverage.

4.All radio navigation systems are susceptible to interference (including jamming or spoofing) and environmental effects, which can adversely affect their availability. The GLAs strongly advise that no single aid to navigation system should be used in isolation and that DGPS users should use all alternative means available to cross check the information received. Users should also ensure that they have a receiver which gives sufficient warning of the complete loss of the DGPS signal and reversion to GPS.

5.A wide range of on-board systems use GPS for timing and positioning purposes. The performance of these systems will also be affected by any GPS interference.

6.Various DGPS receiver types are available, some of which may not provide appropriate or timely warnings in respect of the system.

7.GLA Medium Frequency (MF) DGPS should not be confused with Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) such as EGNOS, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service, or WAAS, Wide Area Augmentation System. SBAS enabled receivers generally do not receive MF DGPS signals nor do MF DGPS receivers receive SBAS signals.

8.Reference should also be made to the Admiralty List of Radio Signals (Vol 2 – NP282) for details of Radiobeacons transmitting DGPS corrections. Also to the Mariners Handbook (NP100) where the attention of mariners is drawn to the section dealing with horizontal datum’s on charts and the notes on satellite derived positions.


Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 3 of 2017

Week 5


CORK HOLE TEMPORARY LIGHTED BUOY


Mariners are advised of the Cork Hole temporary lighted buoy as detailed in the Trinity House Notice to Mariners:

LOCATION :  ENGLAND – EAST COAST – CORK HOLE  


STATION :   CORK HOLE TEMPORARY LIGHTED BUOY - LAT 51° 54.650’N, LONG 001° 25.825’E,

WGS 84  


WITH  EFFECT FROM :   06.01.17 1408 UTC  

 

TEMPORARY LIGHTED BUOY WITH NO NAVIGATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE TO BE DEPLOYED IN THE POSITION DEFINED BELOW FOR TESTING FOR A PERIOD OF APPROXIMATELY 6 WEEKS  POSITION: 51° 54.650’ N 001° 25.825’ E  CHARACTERISTICS: EAST CARDINAL BUOY WITH CARDINAL TOP MARK  BUOY NAME: ‘TRIAL’   LIGHT: Q (3) EVERY 10 SECONDS (REDUCED RANGE)


PLEASE NOTE THE BUOY MAY BE WITHDRAWN WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE  



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 1 of 2017

Week 4


 Admiralty Chart Addition No 3750 Rivers Crouch & Roach

Mariners are advised of the following misprint on the latest Admiralty Chart Addition No 3750 Rivers Crouch & Roach:

Burnham Fairway No 1 Buoy has been misprinted as Fl G 6S

Please note that the actual sequence is QG

The publishers have been advised and will be issuing a correction.


Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 4 of 2017

Week 3


RIVER MEDWAY– SALTPAN REACH - ISLE OF GRAIN LNG TERMINAL, JETTIES No. 8 & 10 EXCLUSION ZONES  - (GENERAL DIRECTIONS FOR NAVIGATION No.13)


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that mariners are to observe the exclusion zones in relation to the Isle of Grain LNG Terminal Jetties No.8 & 10 in Saltpan Reach. Mariners are also to note that any unauthorised infringement of the LNG Exclusion Zones may result in prosecution.

Berth Exclusion Zone Regulations:


1. When there is NO LNG vessel berthed at the LNG Terminal a vessel shall not navigate within that part of the River Medway which is within an arc measuring 150 metres in any direction from the cargo transfer arms at the LNG Terminals. The cargo transfer arms are located at the following approximate position:


Terminal No.10 51° 25.9405’N 00° 42.5448’E

Terminal No.8 51° 25.9309’N 00° 42.1760’E


2. Whilst an LNG vessel is moored at the LNG Terminal no vessel greater than 50 metres LOA, other than service craft attending the LNG vessel which are authorised by the Harbour Master or the operator of the LNG Terminal, shall enter any part of the River Medway which is within an arc measuring 250 metres in any direction from the cargo transfer arms of the LNG Terminal (‘the Berth Exclusion Zone’) or pass the Berth Exclusion Zone at a speed greater than 7.5 knots through the water.



Peel Ports (Medway) Notices to Mariners No 2 of 2017

Note: Peel Ports bring forward any current past year NtoMs


BA Chart 1834 refers.

Week 3


Mooring Buoy No.53 – Short Reach – Off Station


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Mooring Buoy No.53, Short Reach, River Medway is off station due to it SINKING. The location of the buoy’s normal position is marked with an orange pellet buoy located in the following approximate position:-


51° 24.24’ N 000° 33.46’ E


Persons in charge of vessels navigating in the vicinity should KEEP CLEAR of the area.


Further information may be obtained from Medway Navigation Service (VTS) on VHF Channel 74, callsign "Medway VTS", or telephone (01795) 663025.



Peel Ports (Medway) Notices to Mariners No 3 of 2017

Note: Peel Ports bring forward any current past year NtoMs


Admiralty Chart No. 1835 refers.

Week 3


Unmarked Obstruction – Faversham Creek


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a report has been received advising of an UNMARKED OBSTRUCTION in Faversham Creek close to the shore line between Buoys No.5 and No.7


The unmarked obstruction is located in Faversham Creek, the Swale in approximate position:


51° 20.193‘ N 00° 54.244’ E


Reports received have identified the obstruction as being near to the shore line and being submerged over mid to high tide times.


Further information may be obtained from Medway Navigation Service (VTS) on VHF Channel 74 call sign “Medway VTS’ or direct on telephone no. 01795 663025.


Peel Ports (Medway) Notices to Mariners No 5 of 2017

Note: Peel Ports bring forward any current past year NtoMs

Week 3


CRESCENT WHARF (QUARY YARD) RIVER WORKS


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that piling works have been undertaken at Crescent Wharf to improve berth facilities. These works extend marginally into the river on a drying bank in the approximate position;


51° 23.75’ N 00° 30.52’ E


A small jetty now extends into the river and can be seen at all states of the tide. Six piles have also been positioned upstream of the jetty. The piles are visible at low water.


Peel Ports (Medway) Notices to Mariners No 6 of 2017

Note: Peel Ports bring forward any current past year NtoMs

Week 3


LOWESTOFT LAKE LOTHING COMPASS BUOY REMOVED


Mariners and Port Users are advised that the Lake Lothing Compass buoy (approximate position 52° 28.’55N 01° 43.’58 E) has been damaged and removed.


Until a full inspection can take place, the buoy will remain off station and all Mariners and Port users should also be aware of the existence of the Ground Tackle and Mooring Chains that may remain in place as a result of the damage. As a result the area should be navigated with caution.


Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch14, or Tel. 01502 572286, if further information is required.


ABP Ports Lowestoft Notice to Mariners No 2 of 2017

Week 1


RAMSGATE - PORT   SIGNAL   LIGHTS

 Mariners are advised that the International Vessel Traffic Signals situated above the Port Control Building on the Royal Harbour East Pier, Position 51  19.62N  001  25.4E have the following characteristics and meanings.

 1)        ROYAL HARBOUR SEAWARD SIGNALS - Three Vertical Red or Green Lights facing seawards.

2)        ROYAL HARBOUR SIGNALS - Three Vertical Red or Green Lights facing into the Royal Harbour.

3)        FERRY TERMINAL MOVEMENT SIGNAL - An all round Flashing Orange Light.

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The Royal Harbour Signals (1) and (2) apply only to vessels bound to and from the Ramsgate Royal Harbour.

When the Seaward Signal lights (1) are RED such vessels may not, without the specific permission, by VHF, of the Port Control, enter the Harbour Limits from Seaward

When the Harbour Signal lights (2) are RED such vessels may not, without the specific permission, by VHF, of the Port Control, Leave the Royal Harbour.

In each case a green signal indicates that vessels may proceed into the Harbour Limits or out of the Royal Harbour as applicable.

These signals are augmented by the Ferry Terminal Movement Signal (3), which will be displayed when a ferry movement is in progress. Whilst this signal is displayed, no vessel other than the ferry moving may, without the specific permission, by VHF, of the Port Control :-

    Enter the Harbour Limits from Seaward

    Leave the RoyalHarbour

    Move from or to any Berth or Place in the Western Ferry Terminal.



Port of Ramsgate Notice to Mariners No 2 of 2017

Week 1


RAMSGATE HARBOUR & APPROACHES - COMMUNICATIONS

  1)        Commercial Craft

a) VHF Channel 14 Call sign "Ramsgate Port Control"

All vessels navigating within the Harbour Limits and Approaches shall maintain a listening watch for Ramsgate Port Control on this channel.

b) VHF Channel 68 shall be used by vessels when communicating with tugs within the port.

Whilst working on channel 68, a listening watch shall be kept on VHF Channel 14 as far as is practicable.

 2)        Leisure Craft

a) VHF Channel 14 Call sign "Ramsgate Port Control"

All leisure craft in the port approaches or intending to enter the port should listen on VHF Channel 14 until clear inside the RoyalHarbour.

Leisure craft intending to leave the RoyalHarbour should commence listening to VHF channel 14 prior to leaving the RoyalHarbour, and maintain such watch until clear of the approaches.

b) VHF Channel 80 Call sign "Ramsgate Marina"

Is available for leisure craft to communicate with Marina Staff regarding berthage, fuelling request and Marina Matters within the Royal Harbour.

Leisure Craft entering should not change from Channel 14 until inside the RoyalHarbour.   

c)       VHF Channel 14      Call sign “Ramsgate Dock Office”

For times of opening and closing of dock gates for access into the Inner Harbour Marina.

d)      Ramsgate Fishermen's Association Fuelling Facility

Mariners using Fishermen's Association fuelling facility should contact the Dock Office on - VHF Channel 14 - PRIOR to departing from the berth to ensure no vessels are entering or leaving the inner basin.

3)        General

Other Channels If, for any reason, a vessel considers it necessary to use any other channel for Port Operations purposes they shall do so only with the permission of Ramsgate Port Control.

VHF Channel 68 will be monitored by the Ramsgate Port Control  as a calling channel in the event of VHF Channel 14 being masked by continuous carrier or transmission.


Port of Ramsgate Notice to Mariners No 4 of 2017

Week 1


PORT OF RAMSGATE - GENERAL

1.        OIL POLLUTION

Mariners should note that it is illegal to discharge any oil or Petroleum products into the Harbour Waters.  In the event of any accidental discharge Mariners should immediately contact Ramsgate Port Control on VHF channel 14 or Telephone: 01843 572100.

To advise of the incident and to receive instructions.

Mariners are advised that it is illegal to use oil dispersants within the Harbour Area, without the prior approval of the Harbour Master.

 2.       TRANSITING TURNING CIRCLE

 Pleasure craft are reminded that their passage across the Western Ferry Terminal Turning Circle should be carried out as quickly as possible.  The hoisting or lowering of sails should not be undertaken in this area.

 3.       VESSEL SPEED RESTRICTIONS

 Mariner's attention is drawn to clause 9 of the Ramsgate Harbour Byelaws:-

 "Except with the permission of the Harbour Master, and subject to the collision regulations, the master of a vessel shall not knowingly cause or permit the vessel to proceed at a speed greater that 5 knots through the water"



Port of Ramsgate Notice to Mariners No 5 of 2017

Week 3


Approaches to Kings Lynn

Note that the local chart from KIngs Lynn Conservatory Board and Port and Pilot Authority is updated on 19th December, 2016.  See:

http://www.kingslynnport.co.uk/page27.html


KIngs Lynn Conservatory Board and Port and Pilot Authority

Week 51


BRADWELL POWER STATION - BRADWELL INTAKE STRUCTURE


Aid: N18673 Bradwell Marker Buoy 2

Latitude: 51⁰44.709N Long: 00⁰53.405E


RIVER BLACKWATER, ESSEX


You are advised that this marker has partially fouled and becomes submerged at high tide and thus not visible around High Water.


The marker buoy is, however, visible at all other states of the tide.


The Navigational Directorate has been informed and advised that a special marker will not be required as long as a Local Notice to Mariners is issued.  Work is ongoing to rectify the problem and the partially submerged buoy shall be recovered and replaced at the earliest opportunity


For further information regarding this Notice to Mariners contact:

Maldon District Council River Bailiff on 01621 875837


DATE: 13/12/2016



Maldon District Council dated 13th December, 2016

Admiralty Chart 3741

Blackwater 13122016.jpg


Week 51


Aids to Navigation - London Array Offshore Wind Farm


Please be aware the following turbine fog horns are currently inoperable, repair works have been planned and progress will be advised via future Notice to Mariners:


A10

D20

J06

M20


Further Information:


Should you require any further information regarding the above information please do not hesitate to contact:-


Contact: Duty Marine Coordinator

Telephone : +44 (0)1843 855 795

Email: marinecoordinators@londonarray.com

London Array Operations & Maintenance

Military Road

Ramsgate

Kent

CT11 9LG

London United Kingdom


London Array Notices to Mariners No 7 of 2016


Four Fog Horns of the Long Array - yes all of them are broken at the moment.  See image:


London Array NtM 7 of 2016.jpg

Week 48


RA BUOY


Mariners are advised that the RA buoy has been placed back in new position, which is 20m south of its previous charted position.

New charted position 51˚19.59N – 001˚30.12E

Therefore NTM 27/2016 is cancelled




Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 29 of 2016


That is the South cardinal buoy to the north of the Ramsgate dredged channel

Week 47


UPDATED PLA PUBLICATION - RECREATIONAL USERS GUIDE


The Port of London Authority (PLA) has recently published a revised and updated Recreational Users Guide aimed at leisure users on the tidal Thames.


In addition to its previous versions, the guide identifies the locations of where visitor moorings are available, as well as the relevant contact information for the booking of these facilities. The revised guide includes; updates to Port buoyage, general improvements to the wording and layout. As such, this now supersedes all previous versions, which are no longer valid. Therefore, any remaining copies should be withdrawn.


Copies of the new Recreational Users Guide are being distributed to all Tidal Thames Navigators’ Club (TTNC) members and should be received shortly. Please visit our website to enquire about joining the TTNC.


Copies of the guide are available free of charge by contacting our Navigational Safety Systems Coordinator by emailing: SafetyManagement@pla.co.uk, although the PLA reserves the right to charge for orders greater than four copies.


The Recreational Users Guide is also free to download from both: www.pla.co.uk – (Safety Tab – Regulations and Guidance) and www.boatingonthethames.co.uk, along with copies of the PLA Thames Byelaws, General Directions and other Codes of Practices, which can be printed or saved onto mobile devices.



Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No 21 of 2016

Week 46


INSTALLATION OF A NEW NAVIGATION MARK – TOLLESBURY PIER


ADMIRALTY CHART 3741


RIVER BLACKWATER, ESSEX


WITH EFFECT NOVEMBER 2016


Be aware that Maldon District Council will be installing a new South Cardinal navigation mark within the River Blackwater, Essex during the forthcoming month  The Unlit Yellow and Black navigation buoy will carry a topmark comprising two black triangles apex down.


The unlit buoy will bear the name ‘TOLLESBURY PIER’ and has been requested by concerned river users.  Upon further investigation it is evident that part of the intertidal area has recently eroded and has exposed a section of wooden stakes that were once the legs of Tollesbury Pier.  These posts pose a danger to navigation and river traffic is advised to avoid the area between the saltmarsh and the Tollesbury Pier South Cardinal Mark for reasons of safety.


BUOY POSITION: 51⁰44.482N   00⁰51.542E



For further information contact:

Maldon District Council  River Bailiff on 01621 875837



Blackwater River Baliff Notice to Mariners 2nd November, 2016

Blackwater Tollesbury Pier.pdf


Image courtesy of Imray - Leisure Folio 2000.6

Week 46


River Roach - Paglesham Boatyard

Mariners are reminded that the Paglesham Boatyard Pontoon is privately owned and not available for vessels to moor on.

The slipway and afloat moorings are also closed to visitors until further notice.



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 35 of 2016

Week 46


The Broads - Closure of Cockshoot Dyke 24hr Mooring


Notice is hereby given that Cockshoot Dyke 24hr mooring will be closed to navigation for re-piling and refurbishment work from Monday 12th December 2016 until Friday 31st March 2017.

During this period there will be no public access to the mooring and therefore no access from the mooring to the adjoining boardwalks.

If there is a specific need for access to the mooring or Cockshoot Broad Boardwalk please contact Tom Hunter on 01603 756066.



BROADS AUTHORITY NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 8 of 2016

Week 45


Using Sediment As Resource (USAR)

In preparation of dredging trials which are being undertaken within the harbour.

Geo-blocks have been established WEST off the Colne Yacht Club pontoon approximately half way down.

In addition to the Geo-Blocks, Brushwood retaining structures 18metres LOA have been established 20 metres East of Oliver’s Wharf, Off the shore at Morgan Marine.

Please can all persons and vessels keep clear.

For further information contact Brightlingsea Harbour Authority on VHF channel 68.


Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners Notices to Mariners No 12 of 2016

Week 43


Closure of Rockland Boat Dike & Rockland Staithe


Notice is hereby given that Rockland Boat Dike and Rockland Staithe will be closed to navigation for essential maintenance dredging during the following periods:


Closed: Monday 14 November 2016 until Friday 23 December 2016


Closed: Monday 9th January 2017 until Friday 20 January 2017

Between Saturday 24th December 2016 and Sunday 8th January 2017, the Rockland Boat Dike and Rockland Staithe will be open to navigation; however moorings and turning space in the Staithe will be limited by the presence of the dredging rig.

Rockland Broad, The Fleet and the Short Dike will remain open to navigation, but mariners should be aware that during the periods of the closures barges will be moving across Rockland Broad and in the Short Dike.

All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of restriction and delays.  If there is a specific need for access to Rockland Dike or Rockland Staithe then please contact Tom Hunter on 01603 756066.



BROADS AUTHORITY - NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 6 of 2016

Week 40


APPROACHES TO HARWICH HARBOUR


AMENDMENT TO POSITION OF SEABED OBSTRUCTION IN VICINITY OF ROUGH BUOY


Mariners are advised that a seabed obstruction at a depth of CD-8.2m has been identified within the approaches to Harwich Harbour in position


51º 55.217ˈN 001° 31.027ˈE


Bearing 029° x 58m from Rough Buoy. The obstruction stands approximately 1.5 metres above the surrounding sea bed.


Notice to Mariners No. 20 of 2016 is Cancelled


Harwich Haven Authority Notice to Mariners No 20 of 2016

NOTE - The new position marks the obstruction just north of the Roughs Buoy .




Week 39


APPROACHES TO HARWICH HARBOUR  - SEABED OBSTRUCTION IN VICINITY OF ROUGH BUOY


Mariners are advised that a seabed obstruction at a depth of CD-8.2m has been identified within the approaches to Harwich Harbour in position


51º 55.217ˈN 001° 32.027ˈ


Bearing 029° x 58m from Rough Buoy. The obstruction stands approximately 1.5 metres above the surrounding sea bed.

HHA20.pdf

Image courtesy of Imray Chart C1 and Meridian ID10


Harwich Haven Authority Notice to Mariners No 20 of 2016

Week 36


EAST COAST OF ENGLAND -  APPROACHES TO THAMES ESTUARY

LONGSAND HEAD LIGHTED BUOY

Latitude 51º 48. 058’N., Longitude 001º 39. 401’E.

Amendment : Wave actuated whistle replaced by a wave actuated bell.


Trinity House Notice to Mariners, No 9/2016

Week 35


HARWICH HARBOUR  - RIVER STOUR - ESTABLISHMENT OF ADDITIONAL NAVIGATIONAL MARK


Mariners are advised that on or after 1st September 2016 the following mark will be established:


“MISTLEY MARINE PONTOON” Two fixed red lights   Position: 51° 56.756N, 001°05.352E (WGS 84)


Harwich Haven Authority Notice to Mariners No 18 of 2016

HHA 18.jpg

Week 34


Port of Lowestoft – Partial Channel Obstruction by Vessel  ‘John Lethbridge’ off Brookes Business Park


Mariners and port users are advised that from 0700hrs 15/08/16, the ex survey vessel ‘John Lethbridge’ will be moored on the North Peninsular at Brookes Business Park, Lowestoft Inner Harbour. The vessel will remain on this berth for approximately 8 months to be dismantled/scrapped

In her moored position the vessel’s stern will extend into the navigation channel by approximately 5 metres. A pollution containment boom will be rigged around the vessel and may extend in to the channel by up to a further 5 metres around the vessel’s stern. The pollution boom and the vessel stern will be marked by quick flashing yellow lights during hours of darkness.


Mariners and Port users are requested to navigate with caution in the vicinity of the vessel John Lethbridge, passing the vessel at slow speed and at a safe distance.


For further information please contact Lowestoft Port Control, (VHF Ch.14, Tel. 01502 572286).


Associated British Ports - Lowestoft Notices to Mariners No 18 of 2016

Week 32


PLA PUBLICATIONS


The Port of London Authority (PLA) is advising all port and river users – including ship and boat operators, masters and crew, agents, terminal and berth operators - that it has ceased the issue of some of its publications in ‘hard copy’ printed booklet form. Instead, these publications will only be published online / electronically.


This step will allow us to improve the speed and efficiency of making amendments to

publications and ensure the most up-to-date version is always available. It will also have a useful environmental benefit by reducing paper use and waste.


Continuing technological advances – including laptops, ‘tablets’ and similar devices – mean that most users can now access PLA regulatory publications and guidance electronically. Many users read our publications online and/or download and save to devices to be read later.


However, any river or port user who still requires a printed copy of a publication can print out a copy directly from the website. Alternatively – e.g. for those without ready access to a computer printer - it will be possible for the PLA to provide print-offs of specific publications in paper form. (Full details and charges are available on request)


Some publications, such as Codes of Practice will continue to be available in printed

booklets, and we will also continue to print our 2-yearly update of the popular ‘Tidal Thames: Recreational Users Guide’.


All PLA publications can be found on the website: 


Port of London Authority Notice to Mariners No 18 of 2016

Week 31


 Port of Lowestoft – Amendment to the Light characteristics of the Port Entry Sector Light.


Mariners and port users are advised that following observations of the operation of the Port Entry Light (PEL), (position 52˚ 27.71’N, 01˚ 44.54’E), further changes to the Characteristics will be taking place to synchronise the displayed lights. On Wednesday 20th July, the light will be amended as outlined below, and retaining the daytime capability.


The new PEL has the following characteristics:-


Green 222°- 223° Occulting 8s + 2s

Green 223°- 224° Flashing 0.5s + 2s

White 224°- 225° Flashing 0.5s + 2s

White 225°- 228° Occulting 8s + 2s

White 228°- 229° Flashing 0.5s + 2s

Red 229°- 230° Flashing 0.5s + 2s

Red 230°- 232° Occulting 8s + 2s


During the changeover the light will be extinguished for a brief period of time, anticipated to be around 1300hrs.


This notice replaces Local Notice to Mariners 10 of 2016 and will remain in force until the new light details can be included on Admiralty chart BA1535.


For further information please contact Lowestoft Port Control, (VHF Ch.14, Tel. 01502 572286).


Lowestoft (ABP) Port Notices to Mariners No 15 of 2016

Week 30


River Yare – New Aids to Navigation


Mariners are advised that seven new Aids to Navigation have been established on

the River Yare, South of the Haven Bridge.


The aids consist of solar powered navigation lights mounted on 1.8 metre high

galvanised steel columns.


The table below gives details of these lights and their locations.


LOCATION                                 LAT. LONG.                  CHARACTERISTIC          RANGE


SW CORNER BERTH 1A         52° 34.450’ N 001°44.023’ E             Fl. G 2s 3 N.M.

BERTH 6/7                              52° 35.069’ N 001° 43.827’ E            Fl. G 3s 3 N.M.

SOUTH FISHERMAN'S

WHARF                                    52° 35.195’ N 001° 43.713’ E            Fl. R 3s 3 N.M.

BERTH 10/11                          52° 35.330’ N 001° 43.760’ E            Fl. G 4s 3 N.M.

SOUTH BERTH 32D                 52° 35.376’ N 001° 43.657’ E            Fl. R 4s 3 N.M.

NORTH BERTH 14                   52° 35.717’ N 001° 43.618’ E            Fl. G 5s 3 N.M.

SOUTH BERTH 28                    52° 36.022’ N 001° 43.542’ E            Fl. R 5s 3 N.M.


For further information please contact Yarmouth Radio (VHF Channel 12 and

01493 335511).



Port of Great Yarmouth (East Port) Notice to Mariners No 19 of 2016

Week 24


Port of Lowestoft – Changes to Light characteristics of the Port Entry Sector Light.


Mariners and port users are advised that on Thursday 2nd June, the Port Entry Light, (PEL), in position 52° 27.71’N, 01° 44.54’E, will be upgraded to LED, to provide daytime capability.

The new PEL has the following characteristics:-


Green 222°- 223° Occulting 8s + 2s

Green 223°- 224° Flashing 0.5s + 1.5s

White 224°- 225° Flashing 0.5s + 1.5s

White 225°- 228° Occulting 8s + 2s

White 228°- 229° Flashing 0.5s + 1.5s

Red 229°- 230° Flashing 0.5s +1.5s

Red 230°- 232° Occulting 8s + 2s


During the changeover the light will be extinguished for a brief period of

time, which should be restricted to daylight hours only.


This notice will remain in force until the new light details can be included on

Admiralty chart BA1535.


For further information please contact Lowestoft Port Control, (VHF Ch.14,

Tel. 01502 572286).


Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners 10 of 2016

Week 23


UPDATED PLA PUBLICATION - GENERAL DIRECTIONS FOR NAVIGATION IN THE PORT OF LONDON 2016  (IN FORCE FROM 1 JULY 2016)


Introduction


In January 2016, the Port of London Authority (PLA) consulted publically on proposed changes to the current General Directions for Navigation in the Port of London 2011.

Following that consultation and a review of the feedback received, a number of further changes were made to the proposals.


General Directions 2016


As a consequence of the above, General Directions for Navigation in the Port of London 2016 are now published, and will become effective as of Friday 1 July 2016.


On that date General Directions for Navigation in the Port of London 2011 (as amended) will be revoked and should not be used.


Summary of main changes introduced by General Directions 2016


The following summarises the main changes to the current (2011) General Directions:


Changes to existing General Directions


GD 4: Use of VHF Radio Amendment made to ensure that commercially operating vessels of more than 7 metres in length overall are required to have a VHF radio on board.


GD 18: Persons on the Bridge

Clearer guidance provided as to who must be at the conning position of any vessels underway in the Thames and new associated definitions.


GD 28: Lookouts on Vessels Navigating Above the Thames Barrier

Additional requirement placed upon vessels over 50 metres in length, to have a dedicated lookout at the helmsman’s position when navigating above the Thames Barrier.

GD 29: Lights on Vessels Navigating Upstream of Cherry Garden Pier

Amended have been made to ensure that vessels of more than 40 metres in length navigating above Cherry Garden should have their bows illuminated at night and in restricted visibility with an exemption to Tugs engaged in towing barges astern.


GD 38: Regulation and Movement of Ultra Large Container Ships Amended in light of recent experiences for vessels wishing to pass an ULCS.


In addition, a number of minor, editorial amendments have also been made to several Directions in an attempt to standardise and be more consistent in the language used in our regulatory framework.


Copies of General Directions for Navigation in the Port of London 2016

Copies of the new General Directions 2016 are being sent to all operators, additional hard copies of the General Direction 2016 are available for a small charge however they are freely available on our website:


http://www.pla.co.uk/assets/generaldirectionsfornavigation2016.pdf.


Hard copies are available from the address below or please contact the PLA’s Navigational Safety Systems Coordinator, by email: SafetyManagement@pla.co.uk or by calling: 01474 562269.


All PLA Byelaws, Directions and Codes of Practice are also available in electronic form on the PLA website at www.pla.co.uk/Safety/Regulations-and-Guidance.


Port of London Notice to Mariners No 10 of 2016

Week 21


New Buoys Established – Potton Creek, River Roach

Mariners are advised that the following new buoys have now been established in Potton Creek, River Roach.

Name   Characteristic  Light   Position

Wakering Point  Green Conical Unlighted Buoy    51° 33.893 N   000° 49.371 E

Potton Bridge      Red Can Lighted Buoy  QR            51° 34.177 N   000° 49.110 E

Potton 2                Red Can Lighted Buoy  QR           51° 34.284 N   000° 49.081 E

Potton 3                Green Conical Lighted Buoy   QG     51° 34.410 N   000° 48.941 E

Potton 4                Red Can Lighted Buoy  QR           51° 34.593 N   000° 48.894 E

Potton 5                Green Conical Lighted Buoy  QG       51° 34.650 N   000° 48.875 E

Barlinghall           Red Can Lighted Buoy   QR          51° 34.761 N   000° 48.482 E

Barling Ness         Red Can Lighted Buoy   QR          51° 35.244 N   000° 48.425 E

Crouch No 18 of 2016.pdf


Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 18 of  2016

Image courtesy of Imray chart Y17 and Meridian ID10.

Week 11


Fairway Buoys – Paglesham Reach, River Roach

Please be advised that Fairway Buoys No 1, 2 and 4 Paglesham Reach, River Roach have been moved to new positions. Buoy and light characteristics remain unchanged.

                                                                              New Position

Fairway No 1       Green Conical       Fl G 6 Sec         51˚ 35.825’N   000˚ 49.167’E

Faiway No 2        Red Can                Unlit                    51˚ 35.794’N    000˚ 49.203’E                        

Fairway No 4        Red Can               Unlit                   51˚ 35.564’N   000˚48.761’E

The repositioning has taken place in order to more clearly identify a Fairway clear of the numerous yacht  moorings in the vicinity.

Image courtesy of Imray chart Y17 and Meridian ID10

CHA9.pdf


Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 9 of 2016

Week 9


PORT OF WELLS - Updated position of West Cardinal

The West Cardinal has been moved today 19th February 2016.  Please find updated position of West Cardinal Buoy.

West Cardinal new position

52-59' .729N,   000-50' .518E

Port of Wells West Cardinal.pdf




PORT OF WELLS NOTICE TO MARINERS 19th February, 2016

Week 8


East Coast of England - The Wash - Approaches to King's Lynn - Allowances on Draught.

For a vessel to be considered suitable for transiting the approach channel to King's Lynn, the following allowances must be added to the vessels draught and the total must not be greater than the predicted High water* height for a given tide. The latest Surge data may affect the maximum permissible draught on specific tides. It should be noted that if the tide fails to reach prediction then in the interests of safety the intended transit may be delayed until sufficient tidal height is achieved. *Based on published tidal predictions from KLCB, Datum King's Lynn Dock Sill, which is 0.74 metre below Chart Datum King's Lynn.

Vessels maximum draughts 6.0 metres from Riverside Quay and 5.5 metres to or from the Docks, subject to prior consultation and approval.

For Vessels to or from Riverside Quay - (Following consultation with ABP King's Lynn).

Maximum arrival draught 5.8 metres. Max departure draught 6.0 metres

(Max draught Vessels to depart Quay 30 mins to H.W.).

Up to 80 metres  1.7 metres.

80 - 100 metres 1.7 metres. For Departure must be Starboard  side too.

100 +  metres  1.7 metres. May require Tug for both arrival and departure.

Vessels sailing from RSQ at draughts of 5.81 - 6.0 metres Starboard side too only a 2.0 metre allowance is required.

For Vessels To the Docks - ( Following consultation with ABP King's Lynn).

Maximum arrival draught 5.5 metres.

Up to 80 metres  1.7 metres.

80 - 100 metres  1.9 metres.

100 +     metres  2.0 metres.

For Vessels From the Docks - ( Following consultation with ABP King's Lynn).

Maximum departure draught 5.5 metres.

(Max draught Vessels to be in river 30 mins to H.W.)

Up to 80 metres  2.0 metres.

80 - 100 metres  2.0 metres.

100 +    metres  2.2 metres.

All vessels in excess of 100 metres L.O.A., must be notified to the Harbour Office for consideration prior to being fixed for the port.

For Vessels to or from South Quay.

(Max draught Vessels to depart Quay 30 mins to H.W.).

Up to 85 metres  1.7 metres


KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD. Notice to Mariners No. 5/2016.

Notice to Mariners 2/2016 is cancelled.

Week 5


Ramsgate - PORT SIGNAL LIGHTS

Mariners are advised that the International Vessel Traffic Signals situated above the Port Control Building on the Royal Harbour East Pier, Position 51 19.62N 001 25.4E have the following characteristics and meanings.

1) ROYAL HARBOUR SEAWARD SIGNALS - Three Vertical Red or Green Lights facing seawards.

2) ROYAL HARBOUR SIGNALS - Three Vertical Red or Green Lights facing into the Royal Harbour.

3) FERRY TERMINAL MOVEMENT SIGNAL - An all round Flashing Orange Light.

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The Royal Harbour Signals (1) and (2) apply only to vessels bound to and from the Ramsgate Royal Harbour.

When the Seaward Signal lights (1)  are RED such vessels may not, without the specific permission, by VHF, of the Port Control, enter the Harbour Limits from Seaward

When the Harbour Signal lights (2)  are RED such vessels may not, without the specific permission, by VHF, of the Port Control, Leave the Royal Harbour.

In each case a green signal indicates that vessels may proceed into the Harbour Limits or out of the Royal Harbour as applicable.

These signals are augmented by the Ferry Terminal Movement Signal (3), which will be displayed when a ferry movement is in progress. Whilst this signal is displayed, no vessel other than the ferry moving may, without the specific permission, by VHF, of the Port Control :-

Enter the Harbour Limits from Seaward

Leave the Royal Harbour

Move from or to any Berth or Place in the Western Ferry Terminal.



Port of Ramsgate Notice to Mariners No 2 of 2016

Week 5


COMMUNICATIONS :- RAMSGATE HARBOUR & APPROACHES


1) Commercial Craft


a) VHF Channel 14 Call sign "Ramsgate Port Control"

All vessels navigating within the Harbour Limits and Approaches shall maintain a listening watch for Ramsgate Port Control on this channel.


b) VHF Channel 68 shall be used by vessels when communicating with tugs within the port.

Whilst working on channel 68, a listening watch shall be kept on VHF Channel 14 as far as is practicable.


2) Leisure Craft


a) VHF Channel 14 Call sign "Ramsgate Port Control"

All leisure craft in the port approaches or intending to enter the port should listen on VHF Channel 14 until clear inside the Roya lHarbour.


Leisure craft intending to leave the Royal Harbour should commence listening to VHF channel 14 prior to leaving the Royal Harbour, and maintain such watch until clear of the approaches.


b) VHF Channel 80 Call sign "Ramsgate Marina"

Is available for leisure craft to communicate with Marina Staff regarding berthage, fuelling request and Marina Matters within the Royal Harbour.


Leisure Craft entering should not change from Channel 14 until inside the Royal Harbour.


c)  VHF Channel 14- Call sign “Ramsgate Dock Office”

For times of opening and closing of dock gates for access into the Inner Harbour Marina.


d) Tug Services - Ramsgate

Vessels requiring tug services in Ramsgate New Port (Ferry Terminal) or the Royal Harbour are requested to give a minimum one hours noticeby telephone (01843-572100), fax (01843-222515), or VHF radio (channel 14 - Ramsgate Port Control / fax 01843-222513).


e) Ramsgate Fishermen's Association Fuelling Facility

Mariners using Fishermen's Association fuelling facility should contact the Dock Office on - VHF Channel 14 - PRIOR to departing from the berth to ensure no vessels are entering or leaving the inner basin.


3) General


Other Channels - If, for any reason, a vessel considers it necessary to use any other channel for Port Operations purposes they shall do so only with the permission of Ramsgate Port Control.


VHF Channel 68 will be monitored by the Ramsgate Port Control as a calling channel in the event of VHF Channel 14 being masked by continuous carrier or transmission.



Port of Ramsgate Notice to Mariners No 4 of 2016

Week 3


East Coast of England - The Wash - Approaches to King's Lynn.

Narrow channels - Rule 9 - International Regulations for preventing collisions at sea.

VHF Reporting.

Mariners are advised that commercial vessels to and from King's Lynn may be encountered on either side of the approach channel, keeping to the best of the water.

Mariners are reminded that Under Rule 9 of the International Regulations for preventing collisions at sea section (b) "A vessel of less than 20 metres in length or a sailing vessel shall not impede the passage of a vessel which can safely navigate only within a narrow channel or fairway".

All vessels in the approaches to King's Lynn must maintain a listening watch on V.H.F. channel 14. Information on the commercial traffic movements can be obtained from "King's Lynn Harbour Radio" "King's Lynn Pilots" or "King's Lynn Docks" on Ch 14.

Masters are requested to report their movements on VHF channel 14 to "King's Lynn Pilots" on departure from their Berths at King's Lynn, or on entry when passing No.3 Lightbuoy, passing West Stones Beacon, and passing the Pylons.

"King's Lynn Docks" on VHF ch14 must be contacted when departing berths in the Harbour or inward passing the Pylons to check it is clear to pass the Dock entrance. Commercial vessels can be encountered swinging off the Dock entrance or entering the river from about 1 hour to high water to half an hour after high water.


KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD - Notice to Mariners No.3/2016

Week 3


Information for Skippers

he one common feature of the Ports on the Wash is that when the tide is out, access is very restricted, with frequently shifting shoals, often within the channels, and the sandbanks are very hard and high. The tidal flows in the often man-made channels can be up to 6 knots on spring tides, but all the main channels are well surveyed and buoyed, and are suitable for navigation day & night for any craft. However, navigating outside of the buoyed channels cannot be advised for any leisure craft.

The approach channel has moved to the Daseleys Sled you must check the latest Channel Chart and local Notice to Mariners

Approaching King's Lynn visiting craft are advised to head mid way between the Sunk Light Buoy and Seal Sand Lightbuoy then towards the No.1 Lightbuoy at 52° 56'N 000°21.5'E and onwards into the Daseley's Sled It is not recommended to proceed up to King's Lynn earlier than 3½ hours before high water and only then if the tide reading is more than 1 metre greater than the vessel's draft. Tide Heights Wash/ Bulldog Beacon There are no other surveyed or buoyed routes to King's Lynn. Any routes across the sand banks should not be attempted without good and current local knowledge with suitable electronic position fixing equipment and only then in a sturdy well founded boat with protected propellers and with a hull capable of drying out.

Commercial shipping could arrive into the anchorage at any time to wait for a suitable tide and will normally meet the fast pilot boat approx 2 hours before high water at the No.1 Light Buoy, they may have to alter course to provide a lee, so all leisure craft should proceed with caution when commercial shipping is underway and note that Rule 9 of the Colregs  is relevant as ships will be confined to the best of the available water. Refer to Local Notices to Mariners 3/2016.  Out bound vessels will normally be clear of the Daseley's Sled by 1 hour after high water. All shipping communications are carried out on VHF 14 and clarification of shipping activities can be sought from "Lynn Pilots" when operational.

To/ From the Wash - from seaward the large white grain silo, 2 tall power cable pylons and also two large wind turbines on the East side of the river indicate King's Lynn with the spire of St Nicholas Chapel providing a very historic landmark. As you approach the river mouth it starts to get confined by stone banks to the west and marshes to the east. The northern end of the stone bank is marked by beacons commencing with West Stones (Q W). At No. 26 buoy the channel turns directly to Kings Lynn and becomes confined with the current increasing.

It is about 3 ½ miles from here to the commercial Docks, and good attention should be given to VHF Ch. 14 for any information broadcast by "Lynn Docks" or other craft especially in the period 1½ hours before high-water to just after high-water.

Fishing vessels are likely to be encountered throughout the area, and may enter or leave the channel anywhere north of No.26 light buoys, but leisure craft should not be tempted to follow them as they may be heading for an area to run aground and dry out.

The West Bank beacon and tide gauge is an inward reporting position, and apart from the Lower Cut Lt. (Q R) there are no other  lit navigational aids until the lights of the Riverside Quay. The electricity pylons indicate approx 0.8 miles to the commercial docks and with the waste treatment plant on the west bank and the chemical plants on the east banks there is normally sufficient light to see the river banks at night. It is recommended that a call to "Lynn Docks" as you pass the chemical plants is made to advise them of your position and they will, if manned, tell you about shipping movements.

Commercial shipping can be encountered on either side of the channel in the Cut depending on the shoals and vessels exiting or entering the Docks do so at 90° to the channel and will often be completely blocking the channel until they have swung, so early contact with the Docks will enable you to take the necessary action to avoid passing the docks when shipping is manoeuvring. A flashing orange light exhibited from the docks flagstaff indicates vessels exiting the docks.

Just north of the Docks is the Fisher Fleet, which is the base to many of the commercial fishing vessels. Leisure craft should not attempt to enter this fleet, and there are no moorings available.

After passing the docks the town of King's Lynn is evident on the East bank.  A small passenger ferry runs Mon - Sat between West Lynn jetty and Kings Lynn, please reduce your wash when passing. Small harbour craft moorings lie on the west side just upstream of the ferry jetty.

The Visitor pontoons are located on the East side towards the Southern end of the South Quay.

Check availability and book before arrival.

Pontoons for visiting leisure craft are situated at South Quay 5 Booking before arrival is essential as there are a limited number of berths. Maximum draft is 1.5 metres.

www.Sailthewash.com

01553 763044 OR Visitorpontoons@west-norfolk.gov.uk

Navigational information KLCB  01553 773411/ 07784 548842

To/ From Inland Waterways - King's Lynn to Denver - Bridge clearances.

To calculate the minimum clearance under the bridges at high water deduct the height of the tide using King's Lynn Port predictions from 9.15 metres

Beware Bridge Clearance use King's Lynn Port Tidal predictions and tide heights.

Vessels wishing to continue upriver to Denver or Salter's Lode and entering the inland rivers systems should have an agreed arrival time with the appropriate Lock keeper, and time your departure accordingly. There are no facilities on the river upstream of King's Lynn. Due to the low bridges and often featureless riverbanks nobody should attempt navigation during darkness.



KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD


To see local charts, access the Web Page at http://www.kingslynnport.co.uk/page24.html


INCLUDES latest chart of 01.012016

Week 47



Harbour of Kings Lynn, Approach Channel (Daseley's Sled),Dock Point and Marsh Cut North and South

The Kings Lynn Conservancy Board have provided new surveys of the river and harbour, and the approaches from the Wash towards the River Great Ouse.  The chartlet (from 9th October)  and surveys  (from 2nd November)are access by:

Daseley's Sled:  http://www.kingslynnport.co.uk/page33.html

Marsh Cut North: http://www.kingslynnport.co.uk/page37.html

Marsh Cut South: http://www.kingslynnport.co.uk/page38.html

Dock Point: http://www.kingslynnport.co.uk/page39.html

Harbour: http://www.kingslynnport.co.uk/page40.html


King's Lynn Conservancy Board.: Port and Pilotage Authority.: King's Lynn Port


Week 44


River Roach - New Buoys Established

Mariners are advised that the following new buoys have been established in the River Roach (Upper).

Sutton Wharf No 1   51° 34.674 N,  000° 43.647 E.  Green Conical Lighted Buoy.  QG

Sutton Wharf No 2   51° 34.690 N,  000° 43.854 E.   Red Can Lighted Buoy.  QR

Sutton Wharf No 3    51° 34.799 N,  000° 44.654 E.  Green Conical Lighted Buoy.  QG

Sutton Wharf No 4    51° 34.839 N,  000° 44.784 E.  Red Can Lighted Buoy.  QR


The following buoys have been moved to new positions as follows:


Top Rochford No 7   51° 34.832 N,  000° 45.009 E.  Green Conical Lighted Buoy.  QG

Top Rochford No 8   51° 34.817 N.  000° 45.190 E.  Red Can Lighted Buoy.  QR


CHA37 combined.pdf




Crouch HA Notices to Mariners No 37 of 2015


Week 32


Brightlingsea Harbour - Resumption of Commercial Shipping to Olivers Wharf

It has been almost 12 months since Brightlingsea Harbour has seen commercial ships operating to and from Olivers Wharf. The first ship is scheduled to enter the harbour at 0100 Saturday 1st August and depart at 0200 2nd August, and traffic thereafter is expected to be regular (at least fortnightly). Details of movements will be provided to key harbour users and available on Brightlingsea Harbour’s website (www.brightlingseaharbour.org). All harbour users are reminded that the passage of a vessel which can only safely navigate within a narrow channel or fairway should not be impeded.

Further information may be obtained from the Harbour Office or calling VHF Ch68



Brightlingsea Harbour Master's Notices to Mariners No 6 of 2015

Week 31



THAMES ESTUARY  - ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EAST MOUSE CHANNEL

 

The East Mouse Channel has been established in the Thames Estuary between the North Mouse and Mouse banks, and is marked by the repositioned Barrow 12 buoy and newly established Alice Wreck isolated danger buoy as per NTM L12 of 2015 (Admiralty NTM 3121 of 2015).

Vessels that are constrained by their draught and which are unable to use the Mouse Channel may utilise the East Mouse Channel. Vessels using the East Mouse Channel should normally navigate to the north of the Alice Wreck buoy.


Vessels intending to use the East Mouse Channel should normally enter / exit at the Alice Wreck / Barrow 12 buoy.


Outward bound vessels intending to use the East Mouse Channel should inform London VTS of their intentions when passing Sea Reach 4 buoy, or if departing the Medway Ports, on passing the wreck of the Richard Montgomery.


Inward bound vessels intending to use the East Mouse Channel should inform London VTS of their intentions when passing Barrow 10 buoy.

Further information is available from London VTS on VHF Channel 69 or by telephone on 01474 560311.

PLA L17.pdf

Image copyright of the PLA.


Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L17 of 2015

Week 26


LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS


ENGLAND - East Coast - Approaches to Walton Backwaters


Date : 11th June 2015


No. 4A buoy  Position : 51.53.930 N , 001.15.790 E .

Amendment : Temporary buoy established.

Characteristics : Red Port Hand Mark, unlighted .


Issued by : Walton and Frinton Yacht Club.


HHA21.pdf








Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners Notice No 21 of 2015