No 17 of 2 Temporary Notices to Mariners


Temporary Notices to Mariners


Week 6


Maintenance Dredging - Harwich Harbour - Harwich Haven berths and approaches

Mariners are advised that on or about the 1st February 2018 the dredger Sospan Dau will commence maintenance dredging in the harbour, for a period of approximately 4 days. Materials will be disposed of to the beneficial sites in the River Stour and River Orwell.

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 7 of 2018


Week 6


Whitaker No 8 Port Hand Light Buoy - River Crouch

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Whitaker No 8 Port Hand Light Buoy in position:

51˚39.351 N,  001˚02.000 E

is currently unlit..



Crouch Harbour Commissioners Notices to Mariners No 3 of 2018

Week 6


Brightlingsea Harbour - Dredging

 All vessels are advised that currently within Brightlingsea Harbour dredging operations are being conducted.

 All vessels should keep clear of the Hopper Barge and Dredging Barge “Providence” with the Tug “Jean T” in attendance.

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



Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners Notices to Mariners No 1 of 2018

Week 6


PORT OF GREAT YARMOUTH - Notification of a Hazard Identification Procedure for Transfer of Great Yarmouth Local Port Services

Peel Ports Group are investigating a proposal to integrate the current Great Yarmouth Local Port Service (LPS) into the combined Group Port Control Centre in Liverpool.  As part of this process Peel Ports has requested the Services of ABPMer to conduct an independent Hazard Identification (HAZID) investigation for this proposal.

As part of this process ABPMer would like to discuss the proposal with all sections of the local business and leisure community using the port.  To facilitate this, a HAZID workshop is scheduled to take place at Vanguard House, South Beach Parade on 6th February 2018.  This will be run by members of ABPMer and consist of the following consultations:

0900 – 1200 Open forum consultation with the following user groups:

• GY Marine Managers

• Commercial Port Users

• Ship Owners/Operators

• Shipping Agents

• Leisure Users

• Local Agencies

1300 – 1600 Open Forum consultation with the following employee groups:

• LPS Personnel

• Pilot Cutter Coxswains and Crew

• Pilots • Bridge Operators

• Other members of Peel Ports Great Yarmouth

Should you or your representative not be able to attend the above meeting then both Peel Ports (GreatYarmouthHarbourOffice@PeelPorts.com) and ABPMer (peel@abpmer.co.uk) would be happy to receive written comments or concerns on the proposal.



Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 3 of 2018


Week 6


PORT OF GREAT YARMOUTH - Trial of Portable Bridge Audio/Visual recording equipment on board vessels by pilots

Mariners are advised that it is the intention of the Port of Great Yarmouth to undertake a trial of Portable Bridge Audio / Visual recording equipment for all pilotage acts into and out of the harbour. The trial is being conducted to assess the suitability and viability of such devices in the resolution and investigation of Marine, Navigation and Safety incidents within the port.

The system is intended to complement and enhance the numerous Voyage Data Recording (VDR) systems already installed or being introduced by many Ship Operators onto their vessels.  This type of monitoring allows the port access to independent records of any incident during an act of pilotage within the Harbour.  For the trial period only, the Great Yarmouth pilots will be equipped with a body worn audio visual recording device.  The device will be active for the duration for the duration of the act of pilotage from embarkation to disembarkation.

Any audio visual recording taken during act will be treated as confidential and stored securely for the duration of the trial. On completion of the trial all recordings will be deleted and destroyed.

The trial will commence from 1200 hours on 29th January 2018 and for the duration of seven consecutive days



Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 4 of 2018


Week 6


PORT OF GREAT YARMOUTH -  Completion of installation of additional AToN lights in Great Yarmouth River Port

 Mariners are advised that the installation of the additional seven new Aids to Navigation (AToN) on the River Yare, South of the Haven Bridge has been completed in line with the information published in NtM 02-2018. The information provided in the table below shows the locations and flash characteristics of the newly installed additional lights.













PPGY acts under powers delegated to it as Local Lighthouse Authority by Trinity House and under its duties under the Port Marine Safety Code.



Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 5 of 2018

Week 6


PORT OF WELLS - DREDGING OPERATIONS

For week commencing 29th January 2018, the “Kari Hege” will be engaged in dredging operations in the main channel North of number 8 buoy, between buoys 8 & 2. 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 25th January, 2018

Week 6


London Array Wind Farm current warnings

01/2018 – LAL Long Sand Middle Wave Buoy -  Removed from location and returned to shore.

 02/2018 – Navigation light and Fog horn at A15 and A15 temporarily inoperative.

03/2018 – Potential exposed cable around Wind turbine generator E16 in location

                    51° 37’43.37“N     001° 27’10.97“E  


Please see the CTTE image:  The Turbile A15 is middle west side of the Wind Farm.  Turbine E16 is well 'inside' in the Wind Farm.









Dated 29th January, 2018

London Array Master Image 2018.pdf




Week 5


Felixstowe - Maintenance Dredging

Mariners are advised that on or about the 22nd January 2018 the trailer dredger Reynaert , the plough vessel Afon Goch, and the survey launch Libertas will will be carrying out maintenance dredging from Felixstowe berths and approaches

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 December 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 6 of 2018

Week 5


Felixstowe Berth 9 – Landguard Quay expansion project – Harwich Harbour

Mariners are advised that on or about 19th January 2018 the dredger Freeway will commence Phase 1 of the dredging/reclamation for the Felixstowe Berth 9 – Landguard quay expansion project. The dredging is expected to last approximately 7 weeks.

The initial dredging work will involve removal of silt, which will be deposited at the Inner Gabbard dumping area.

Following the completion of the silt removal, the reclamation work will involve dredging from either the Shipwash Bank area, as shown on the chartlet below, or from Tarmac Area 5093 in the Sunk VTS sector.

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 5 of 2018


Week 5


Removal of seabed obstruction in Harwich Harbour

Mariners are advised that a seabed obstruction identified within Harwich Harbour in approximate position 51°57.25’N 001°18.45’E has been removed and the pellet marker buoys have been recovered.

Notice to Mariners No.2 of 2018 is cancelled.


Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 4 of 2018

Week 5


Severe Damage Caused to Burnham Sailing Club’s Pontoon – River Crouch

SAFETY / NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Burnham Sailing Club Pontoon has been severely damaged in the strong winds and is not to be used under any circumstances.

Efforts are being made to secure all plastic components as the wind gradually eases.

Mariners are kindly requested to keep a sharp look out and to notify the Harbour Authority if any components are seen floating in the river.



Crouch Harbour Commissioners Notices to Mariners No 2 of 2018

Week 5


LOWESTOFT – BASCULE BRIDGE MARINE CLOSURES

 Mariners and Port-Users are advised that extensive maintenance works are scheduled for Lowestoft Bascule Bridge for January and February. This will result in a series of overnight Marine closures.  All these closures will run from 2000hrs GMT until 0600hrs GMT on the following day.

Details for these closures are as follows:- Mon 29th January to Friday 16th February, (dates inclusive) – 19 consecutive nights

No small boat openings. Commercial vessel openings only considered with a minimum of 12hrs notice and subject to the works schedule. Vessels restricted to HW period port entry/departure only will be prioritised.

 Every attempt will be made to accommodate commercial requirements, including temporary allocation of berths in the Outer Harbour area.

It may be possible to accommodate small boat transits with any essential commercial vessel openings, although small boats will only be permitted to transit with a large commercial vessel if in the same direction of travel.

Dates may change subject to the progress of works. If any additional closures are required an additional notice will be issued.

Agents, Owners and Vessel masters are advised to bear these closures in mind when planning vessel movements in or out of the Port of Lowestoft

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

 


Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 2 of 2018

Week 4


LONG REACH PURFLEET DEEP WATER LOWER BERTH REPLACEMENT WORKS

Mariners are advised that work will start on the replacement of the downstream berth at Purfleet Deep Water Lower on or around the week commencing 15th January 2018.  

 The work will include demolition of old jetties on the present downstream berth and the installation of new mooring piles with associated structures in place of the demolished jetty.

 Works will be carried out from the Jack-Up Barge ‘Skylift-23’ with the tug ‘PM 1’ and  ‘Sil-Jeske-B’ in attendance. An additional barge will be used at times during the works.  A safety boat, ‘TASKA 1204’ will be in attendance throughout the works.

 All vessels will maintain a continuous listening watch on VHF Channel 68. At times ‘RY’ will be exhibited in conjunction with a “Proceed with Caution’ being included on the London VTS Routine Broadcast.  

 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 L2 of 2018



Week 4


Maintenance Dredging, LNG No.10 Berth,  Isle of Grain

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on or about the 12th January 2018 maintenance dredging operations will be undertaken at the Liquefied Natural Gas Facility at the Isle of Grain

The dredger ‘Maasmond’ will be working within the LNG Berth Exclusion Zones. All Vessels, both commercial and leisure, are to keep well clear of the exclusion zones and pass with caution.    

Approximate Position    51o 25.8 N  000o 42.4 N

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.

Admiralty Chart No. 1834 refers.

 


Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 13 of 2018 (now brought forward from 2017)

Week 4


Havengore Bridge – Operational


I am pleased to inform you that Havengore Bridge is operational in accordance with the MOD byelaws. We thank you for your patience and apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.  


Nicki Uden – Community Liaison Officer, SHOEBURYNESS RANGE



Dated 11th January, 2018

Week 3


ST CLEMENTS REACH GRAYS TERMINAL JETTY WORKS  

Mariners are advised that work, which includes piling and construction, will commence on GRAYS TERMINAL NO. 2 JETTY on or around the week commencing 8th January 2018.  At the same time work is being carried out to wooden timbers on Jetty No. 1. Works are expected to last for approximately four months.

 The work will be carried out from the spudleg barge HAVEN SEAFORTH and the WILLCARRY 1750 Barge flat top pontoon.

 The tug HORTON or MOLLY G will be in attendance and will maintain a continuous listening watch on VHF Channel 68. At times, RY flags will be exhibited in conjunction with a “proceed with caution” included on the VTS Routine Broadcasts.

 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 L1 of 2018

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Week 3


Essex Marina Dredging - INFORMATION - Dredging Operations

Please be advised that Essex Marina will be undertaking Maintenance Dredging Operations in the approach to and within Essex Marina, Wallasea Island, Essex, between the 2nd January 2018 and 28th February 2018.

Dredging Operations will be carried out by Motor Vessel ASSASSIN.

Please be aware that small sections of pontoon may temporarily be placed onto Essex Marina’s Swinging Moorings which at night will be marked with a fixed white light at each end.

Caution should be taken when entering and leaving the Marina whilst Dredging Operations are in progress.

For additional information please contact:

Essex Marina  Tel 01702 258531



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 43 of 2017

Week 3


Dredging on Hickling Broad - Restricted Access to Hickling Staithe

Notice is hereby given that Hickling Staithe and the boat dyke leading to the Staithe will be closed to navigation during weekdays from Monday 12 February until Friday 23 February 2018.  

During this period access north of the marked navigation channel toward Hill Common will be restricted due to the presence of a floating pipeline.

Mariners must also be aware that at other times from Monday 22 January until Wednesday 28 February 2018 a dredger with floating pipeline will be operating in the marked navigation channel.  The navigation will remain open but mariners must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the works and avoid crossing the pipeline marked by yellow buoys.  All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of restriction and delays.

For further information and any updates please see ‘Urgent Boating News’ on www.broads-authority.gov.uk.



BROADS AUTHORITY Notice to Mariners No. 1 of 2018

Week 3


RIVER MEDWAY – SALTPAN REACH Core Sampling Operations

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that from the 3rd of January 2017 the survey vessel ‘Coastal Surveyor’ will undertake core sampling operations in Saltpan Reach in the following approximate position;

  51° 26.00’ N           00° 42.56’ E       

 The works are expected to last for 3 days from commencement.  The samples will be taken from two locations inshore of the intakes down stream of LNG number 10 berth.

 Mariners are requested to pass well clear and with caution, and to create minimum wash at all times.



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 12 of 2018 (now brought forward from 2017)


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Week 3


BRIDGE REACH – ROCHESTER BRIDGE

 Rochester rail bridge rope access inspection of the metallic superstructure and span closures

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that rope access inspection works and span closures will commence on Rochester Rail Bridge on the 5th of November 2017 in the following approximate position;

 51° 23.55’ N      000° 30.06’ E

 Only one span will be closed to navigation at any one time.  A closed span will be identified by the suspension of three RED disks at the points of an equilateral triangle with the apex downwards and the base horizontal; by night by three RED lights in a similar position to the discs exhibited by day. The RED disks or lights will be suspended from the centre of the closed span.   

 The safety boat “NIPASHORE” will be in attendance, and will maintain a listening watch on VHF 74.

 Further information may be obtained from Medway Navigation Service (VTS) on VHF Channel 74, call sign “Medway VTS’ or telephone 0151 949 6656.  

 


Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 11 of 2018 (now brought forward from 2017)


UKHO Chart No. 1835 refers  

Week 3


SALTPAN REACH - OFF THAMESPORT


Incorrect Information in Latest UKHO Chart Correction -


Notice to Mariners 4488/17


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the UKHO Notice to Mariners 4488/17 for chart number 1834, contained an incorrect insertion. On the accompanying block correction it shows a 1.6m (at Chart Datum) obstruction in approximate position 51 25.83N, 000 40.75E. See reproduction of block opposite (as amended by CTTE)


This obstruction does not exist and the UKHO will be issuing a Notice to Mariners to correct the chart as soon as possible.


Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 10 of 2018 (Brought forward from 2017



Week 3


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 9 of 2018 (Brought forward from 2018

Week 3


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 8 of 2018 (Brought forward from 2017)

Week 3


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 7 of 2018 (Brought forward from 2017)


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Week 3


RIVER MEWAY – 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, call sign “Medway VTS’ or telephone 0151 949 6656.  

 


Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 6 of 2018 (Brought forward from 2017)


UKHO Chart No. 3683 refers.

Week 3


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 are 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.

 Further information may be obtained from Medway Navigation Service (VTS) on VHF Channel 74, call sign “Medway VTS’ or telephone 0151 949 6656.  

 


Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 5 of 2018 (Brought forward from 2017)

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 4 of 2018 (Brought forward from 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.

 Further information may be obtained from Medway Navigation Service (VTS) on VHF Channel 74, call sign “Medway VTS’ or telephone 0151 949 6656.



Peel Ports (Medway) Notices to Mariners No 2 of 2018 (Brought forward from 2017)


UKHO Chart 1834 refers.

Week 2


GRAVESEND REACH SEACON TOWER WHARF MAIN JETTY FENDER REPAIRS

Mariners are advised that on or about the week commencing 15th January 2018 work will start on repairing damaged fender elements on the upper end of the main jetty.

 Repair works are expected to take up to three weeks to complete utilising a crane barge for the duration of the works.  

 A safety boat (Molly G or Emily G) will on site through out the works and will be maintaining a listening watch on VHF Channel 68.

 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 L28 of 2017



Week 2


Ha’penny pier pontoon refurbishment works

Mariners are advised that on or about Wednesday 3rd January 2018 Harwich Haven Authority will carry out essential improvement works to the pontoons at Ha’penny Pier, Harwich.

The pontoon section at the western end of the mooring berth will be removed and repaired off site. It is the intention to re-install the pontoon section on or before the start of the new sailing season, which begins Friday 30th March 2018.

While repairs are taking place the remaining sections of the pontoon in the mooring facility will remain open to the general public. The repairs will not affect the operations of the Harwich Foot Ferry.



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 24 of 2017

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Week 2


  Upper Orwell Crossing Geotechnical Investigation

 Mariners and Port users are advised that Geotechnical Investigation works will commence on or around 11th January 2018 until around 10th April 2018. The area of operation is North of the waiting pontoon and up the New Cut. There will be jack-up barges operating in and around these locations but free access to and from Ipswich Lock will be maintained at all times. The Jack-up barges will be lit to allow night time operations along with the standard RED_WHITE_RED to indicate a vessel restricted in her ability to manoeuvre. Please contact Orwell Navigation Service call sign Ipswich Port Radio on VHF CH 68 for the latest Information.


Associated British Ports Ipswich  Local Notice to Mariners No 14 of 2017

Week 2


LOWESTOFT - NORTHEAST APPROACHES, EAST CARDINAL ‘SEWER’ BUOY -UNLIT

Mariners and Port Users are advised that the East Cardinal ‘Sewer’ Buoy, in position 52° 28.89’N, 001° 46.24’E, is unlit.

The buoy remains in position, so mariners are requested to navigate with caution in darkness in the vicinity of the unlit buoy.

Confirmation will be provided when the light has been reinstated.

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



Associated British Ports Lowestoft  Local Notice to Mariners No 37 of 2017


Notices still current from 2017 or earlier


Week 52


Approaches to and with Burnham Yacht Harbour Marina

INFORMATION - Dredging Operations

Please be advised that Burnham Yacht Harbour Marina Ltd will be undertaking Maintenance Dredging Operations in the approach to and within Burnham Yacht Harbour, Burnham on Crouch, Essex, between 21st December 2017 and 31st May 2018.

Dredging Operations will be carried out by Motor Vessel BEAVER.

Caution should be taken when entering and leaving the Yacht Harbour whilst Dredging Operations are in progress.

For additional information please contact:

Burnham Yacht Harbour

Tel 01621 782150



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 42 of 2017

Week 52


APPROACHES TO LOWESTOFT – MAIN APPROACH CHANNEL DEPTHS

 Mariners & port users are advised that a recent post dredge survey of Lowestoft main approach channel, NE of the Harbour entrance, shows an improvement in channel depths. With the exception of a small area of slightly shallower water at the extreme Western side of the approach channel, (as indicated by the attached chart extract), minimum depth over the sand bar area is now 4.7m below ACD.  

Full survey charts can be obtained from Lowestoft Harbour Master if required.  

Please ensure that appropriate and current information is used when calculating minimum under keel clearance requirements in this area, taking into account effects of sea and swell, and vessel squat.

Lowestoft Harbour Authority will continue to monitor depths in this area and notify of changes as required.

Local NTM No.30 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 35 of 2017

Week 52


Mutford Lock - Temporary Closure


Notice is hereby given that Mutford Lock will be closed to navigation for essential maintenance work from Monday 5 February until Friday 9 February 2018.

For further information and any updates please see ‘Urgent Boating News’ on www.broads-authority.gov.uk.



Broads Authority Notices to Mariners No 11 of 2017

Week 52


East Coast of England - The Wash  

Approaches to WASH PORTS.

Race Bank WF Export Cable Burial Works.   MV ”Volantis”

 Mariners are advised that due to Race Bank Offshore Windfarm ongoing cable burial works MV “Volantis” will perform remedial Trenching operations and Survey operations between the following positions;

 1 - Lat 51° 58.568’ N Long 0° 30.157’ E.

 2 - Lat 53° 17.74292’N Long 0° 48.52082’E.

 3 - Lat 53°15’19.4” N Long 0°52’0.6” E.   

These operations will commence on 23-12-2017 and be completed on 10-01-2018.   

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

When working “Volantis” will monitor VHF channel 16.



KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD Notice to Mariners No. 36 of 2017.

The Lat/Long is as displayed on the relevant web site but I assume No 1 is a typo and should read 52.58.586N.  If correct the place is on the Sunk Sand off Hunstanton.

No 2 and 3 are beyond the monitoring area being north of Skegness.

Week 51



London Array Offshore Wind Farm

Work planned for period 11/12/2017 to 17/12/2017

Barge Stemat 82 is now expected on site sometime next week, weather permitting with her two support tugs, Barney and Coastal Discovery to carry out maintenance works. Once on site the Windcat 39 and Spectrum 1 will provide crew transfer support

Safe distances within the Offshore Wind farm:

 • The Stemat 82 will have a 750m restricted zone when in position at E17 to allow for the anchor spread.

 • During diving operations, a 500m exclusion zone will implemented at the required dive location, but within the designated restricted zones

 • A 50m radius advisory caution zone is established around each wind turbine and offshore substation platform.   • A long term 500-meter exclusion zone has been implemented around D20 - (51° 38.024'N 01° 24.612'E) as a precaution until further notice due to a damaged blade.

 ALL VESSELS WISHING TO TRANSIT THROUGH THE LONDON ARRAY WIND FARM SHOULD MONITOR VHF CH16 AND MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO CONTACT LAL VESSELS ON SITE PRIOR TO ANY ENTRY.



London Array Notices to Mariners No 337


Turbine E17 is NOT immediately adjacent to Foulgers Gat so passage should not be hindered except whilst craft are moving into position.

Week 50


RAILWAYS AND TRANSPORT -  SAFETY ACT 2003 -  DRINK / DRUGS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

 As we approach Christmas the Metropolitan Police Service will be engaged in high profile activity to publicise the dangers of driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs – more commonly known as the ‘Christmas Drink – Drive’ campaign.  

 As in previous years, the Marine Police Unit in partnership with the PLA will be supporting this campaign by raising awareness among River Thames commercial passenger and freight vessel operators, and will be exercising their powers under the Rail and Transport Safety Act 2003. The campaign will run from 1st December 2017 until 1st January 2018.  

 The safety of vessels, passengers and crew is of paramount importance. Should any persons have concerns that a member of staff is working on a commercial vessel whilst unfit through drink or drugs you are urged to contact the Metropolitan Police immediately. This can be done as confidential and anonymous information via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or via secure online form through www.crimestoppers-uk.org. In urgent cases please call 999. Alternatively the Port of London Authority can be contacted at London VTS on 0208 855 0315 for the upper district and 01474 562 215 for the lower district.

 Under the above Act, whether you are the Master or member of the Crew of a commercial vessel, you can be required to take a breath test under certain circumstances.  You would be subject to arrest if you are over the limit for alcohol, refuse a breath test or are found to be unfit through consumption of drink or drugs. The penalties involved are similar to those for road offences – Fines or Imprisonment. Additionally upon conviction the Maritime and Coastguard Agency may revoke your Boatmaster’s Licence.

 Under PLA byelaws the master of a vessel (including recreational vessels) shall not navigate when unfit by reason of drink or drugs e.g. having 25 micrograms of alcohol or more in 100 millilitres of breath. Or, if the harbourmaster has reasonable cause to suspect that a master’s fitness to navigate is impaired by having drink or drugs in his body, he may issue a direction to the Master, which if not complied with is also an offence.  



Port of London Authority Notice to Mariners No 28 of 2017


Week 50



CROUCH - NAVIGATION - Power Cables – River Roach, Paglesham Creek


Mariners are advised that the power cables crossing Paglesham Creek (to the south of Wallasea Island) centered on an approximate position of:


051° 36.83’N   000° 47.92’E


are reported to be ‘sagging’.


The electricity company UK Power Networks are aware and the Crouch Harbour Authority is awaiting an update of their intended action.


The cables cross Paglesham Creek in an area that has a charted drying height of 3 and therefore can only be navigated by small shallow draught craft in an around the HW period.

However, any small and in particular sailing vessels underway in the vicinity intending to pass beneath the cables should do so with extreme caution.


For further information please contact UK Power Networks on 0800 029 4285.



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 41 of 2017

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Position of 'sagging' indicated by a Wpt icon.



Week 50



APPROACHES TO LOWESTOFT – NEWCOMBE SAND BUOY MOVED TO NEW POSITION

 Mariners & port users are advised that the Newcombe Sand Light Buoy has been moved approximately 0.1 nautical miles NE to new position:-

 52˚ 26.334’N, 01˚ 47.164’E

 Please ensure that the new position is taken into consideration for passage planning and when navigating in this area.

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


Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 34 of 2017

Week 50


Multi-Cat – Coastal Discovery

 Please be advised that the Multi-Cat “Coastal Discovery” is expected to commence operations at Galloper Offshore Windfarm circa 15th December 2017 until further notice.

 The vessel will be conducting Subsea cable works in the vicinity of Sizewell beach (approximately 300m at nearest point).

 A wide berth is requested when passing this vessel during operations

 The vessel can be contacted on VHF Channel 16 throughout for any further information.


Gallopher Wind Farm  Notices to Mariners No 47 of 2017

Week 49


LOWER POOL -  INSTALLATION OF COLLAR BARGE MOORING

 Mariners are advised that on or about 4th December 2017, contractors working on behalf of the Tideway Tunnel Project will undertake the installation a new collar barge mooring along with relocation of the Hop Pole PDC.

 Please see the chartlet opposite depicting the locations of the resultant works.

 The works will involve relocating the existing PDC on 4th December using the PLA DRIFTWOOD craft.

 Installing the screw moorings and buoying off on the 5th and 6th December using the PLA vessel LONDON TITAN.

 On the 7/8th of December the Cory Collar barge at Blackfriars will be relocated to the new mooring to be known as PLA Tunnel Mills Barge Roads, and the Blackfriars barge mooring will be dropped to the river bed.

 All vessels involved in the works will maintain a continuous listening watch on VHF channel 14.

 Vessels are requested to be mindful of 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 Authority Notice to Mariners No M108 of 2017

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Week 48


Blakeney - the Hjordis East buoy

The HJORDIS EAST buoy at the entrance to Blakeney Harbour is off-station until further notice.


Vessels entering Blakeney Harbour should enter the harbour with caution, leaving the HJORDIS isolated danger beacon at least 200 metres to starboard, then pass the Harbour Entrance buoy No.1 close to starboard.



Blakeney Harbour Association dated 16th November, 2017

Week 48


HARBOUR BUOY - RAMSGATE HARBOUR

Mariners are advised that on 2 occasions within the last 6 weeks small craft have made contact with the Green Harbour Buoy on its charted position 51˚19’.685’N - 001˚ 25.315’E whilst entering the Port of Ramsgate at low water.


We would like to remind our harbour users to observe the practice of good seamanship when transiting in and out of the Port at low water and to follow the recommended route as per Admiralty Chart 1828.



Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 25 of 2017

Week 46


Re-Fuelling or Bunkering fuel within the Harbour.

31.10.2017

Re- fueling within the Harbour on the pontoons or within the marina is prohibited. The Harbour has a designated fuel pontoon and designated trained staff to dispense fuel with the capability and equipment to deal with a fuel spill.

Under no circumstances are boat owners to re- fuel afloat within the Harbour.



Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners Notices to Mariners No 4 of 2017

Week 46


LOWESTOFT HARBOUR APPROACHES – REDUCED DEPTHS – UPDATED INFORMATION


Mariners and port users are advised that recent survey data has indicated further

shoaling and depth reduction in the NE approaches to Lowestoft Harbour.


The area of least depth is centred on the following position:-

52° 28.5’N, 01° 45.9’E (bearing approx. 070° x 0.2’ from the seaward end of Jackamans Groyne)

Least Depth: 3.7m below ACD


The reduced depths are within the white sector of Kirkley Sector light, which marks the

main approach channel to Lowestoft.


Mariners and Port Users are requested to take this new information into account when

passage planning, to ensure that they allow sufficient under keel clearance for all

stages of their passage in or out of Lowestoft, accounting for any effects from sea,

swell, and vessel squat.


Dredging of this area is scheduled to commence mid November. A further notice will be

issued to advise of results from dredging activities and any restoration of channel

depth.


This notice replaces NTM No.20 2015, which 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 30 of 2017

Week 46


PORT OF GREAT YARMOUTH - Navigation Byelaws


MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED of their obligation to comply with Great Yarmouth Port

Authority Navigation (Haven) Byelaws 1997 (attached to this Notice) whilst navigating within the

Great Yarmouth Port area. Following reports and observations of vessels and their conduct, particular attention is drawn to the following Byelaws:


Byelaw 14 – Maximum Speed of Vessels

Byelaw 15 – Vessel to Navigate with Care

Byelaw 32 – Vessels to be lit


There have been reports of both a person being knocked over and damage caused to craft whilst

moored due to excessive wash production from passing vessels. Mariners are reminded that the

maximum speed in the port area of seven knots over the ground is not necessarily a safe speed and consideration must be given to other vessels moored within the Port, vessel specific wash generation characteristics and tidal speed and direction amongst others.


Vessels have been reported to be both unlit or insufficiently lit whilst berthed during hours of darkness and under conditions of restricted visibility therefore endangering safe navigation within the Port area.


Mariners are reminded that all vessels must be suitably lit in the aforementioned conditions. The only exceptions are vessels under 20m LOA moored at berth 21H (visitors moorings) and berth 36

(currently disused)



Port of Great Yarmouth (Peel Ports) Notice to Mariners No 11 of 2017


Download of Byelaws

Week 46


Havengore Bridge – Non-operational


We regret to report that we are still experiencing mechanical difficulties with Havengore Bridge and it is currently closed to maritime traffic. Engineers have been called to attend. We apologise for any inconvenience.



Nicki Uden – Community Liaison Officer, SHOEBURYNESS RANGE


3rd November, 2017

Week 44


LAL Long Sand Middle Wave Buoy:


Guard Buoy (North)  51° 40.884’ N  001° 31.226’ E  Fl (5) Y 20s 2nm  


Please be aware that the North Guard Buoy for the Long Sand Middle Wave Buoy  has temporarily been removed.



London Array Offshore Wind Farm Notices to Mariners No 4 of 2017

Week 44


Galloper Offshore Wind Farm Survey


Please be advised that survey works are expected to commence at Galloper Wind Farm circa week commencing 23rd October 2017 until further notice.


Works will be conducted from the survey vessel “Spectrum 1”.


Spectrum 1 shall exhibit the correct day shapes / night lights when carrying out operations and requests a wide berth during this period.


Spectrum1 can be contacted via VHF Channel 16 throughout when underway.


Survey Vessel Spectrum 1  Call sign 2CQX3


*** Note ***


Application of Galloper Wind Farm Safety Zones During Construction


The Secretary of State has approved the Application of Safety Zones on the Galloper Wind Farm Project.


A Statutory 500m Safety Zone is in place at the location of each wind turbine, Offshore Sub Station and their foundations whilst work is being performed as indicated by the presence of construction vessels.


A Statutory 50m Safety Zone around all structures including the Offshore Sub Station whilst personnel are working on said locations.


Galloper Offshore Wind Farm Notices to Mariners No 43  of 2017

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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 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


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


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 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 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:


Lowestoft 24 of 2017.jpg



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


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


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 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


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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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


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 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 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 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 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

Colour

Light Char's

Proposed Location Allocation

Associated Berth

WGS84 Origin Latitude

WGS84 Origin Longitude

Green

FI.G.4s

 Location 8

12D

52.59209124

1.726934456

Red

FI.R.5s

 Location 6

30E/31A

52.59532104

1.725751837

Red

FI.R.4s

 Location 5

31E/32A

52.59178835

1.725766473

Green

FI.G.3s

 Location 10

8B

52.58678388

1.729769341

Green

FI.G.2s

 Location 12

4A

52.57950777

1.732794473

Red

FI.R.2s

 Location 1

48

52.58002046

1.731354524

Red

FI.R.3s

Location 2

503/515

52.58286137

1.730038485