No 17 of 2 Temporary Notices to Mariners


Temporary Notices to Mariners


Week 26


Approaches to Burnham Fairway

Temporary Repositioning of 8 Knot Speed Limit Marker Buoys

NAVIGATION

Wallasea [CROSSRAIL] Commercial Jetty in approximate position: 051˚ 37.041N – 000˚ 50.800E is scheduled to be decommissioned and removed, including the extraction of linked mooring piles.

River works associated with this project are programmed to commence on Monday July 01st 2019 and continue for between 4 and 5 weeks.

During the assignment a large crane barge ‘Forth Atlas’ and tug will be stationed at this location.

In preparation and for the duration of the works the eastern boundary of the 8 knot maximum speed limit area has been moved East to a position in the vicinity of the ‘HORSE SHOAL’ Cardinal [N] light buoy.

The two yellow unlit 8 knot speed limit marker buoys currently positioned East of the Burnham Fairway have consequently been moved as follows:

Buoy 1)

Original Position 051˚ 37.293N – 000˚ 49.885E

New Temporary Position 051˚ 37.220N – 000˚ 51.426E

Buoy 2)

Original Position 051˚ 37.192N – 000˚49.905E

New Temporary Position 051˚ 37.060N – 000˚ 51.500E

All vessels navigating in the vicinity and passing the operation are requested to do so at a safe distance and with minimum wash and at a speed no greater than 8 knots.

Upon completion of these works the original boundary of speed restriction zone will be reinstated and the yellow marker buoys returned to their original positions.



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 18 of 2019

Week 26


NOTICE TO MARINERS [UPDATE]

NATIVE OYSTER RESTORATION – SPAT COLLECTOR FRAMES & MARKER BUOYS

WEST MERSEA


In June, works will continue for the Essex native oyster restoration project within a defined restoration box, of which the north-west corner is located approximately 500m offshore to the south-east of West Mersea (hereafter referred to as the ‘Restoration Box’). The Restoration Box is approximately 2000m (west to east) by 1000m (north to south) (demarcated by red line on chart below).


The works will include the deployment of six spat collectors. These are A-frame structures that are approximately 1 metre wide, 2.4 metres long and 1.2 metres tall. The location of the spat collectors will be marked by six yellow marker buoys with a flashing yellow light. The total area will be approximately 75m x 95m.

Coordinates of the spat collectors and marker buoys

The works will be carried out from the vessel ‘Jean T’ (17m x 5m).


The deployment of the spat collectors is dependent on water temperatures. The works are anticipated to start 19th June 2019 or soon thereafter. It is anticipated that the installation works will be complete before 31st July 2019. During the works, mariners are requested to keep clear and avoid any unnecessary wash. On completion of the works, the six spat collectors will remain on the seabed and the six marker buoys will remain on the surface in the Restoration Box.


Mariners are therefore requested to be mindful of these above water and underwater structures in this location.


Should you have any queries about the works, please contact EssexNativeOyster@zsl.org



ZSL London Zoo dated 14th June, 2019

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Week 26


Havengore Bridge Update – 13.06.19


We’ve just been informed that our contractors will be on site next Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 June to repair the faulty seal. Assuming that the repair is successful and the bridge passes subsequent test lifts, we will aim to re-open to marine traffic on Friday 21 June.


As ever, we thank you for your patience.


Regards, Nicki


Nicki Uden – Community Liaison Officer, SHOEBURYNESS RANGE
Careline: 0800 0560108
Email:
nuden@QinetiQ.com


STAYING NEAR THE RSDA. - new brochure to be available to download


Dated 13th June, 2019


Week 26


PORT OF WELLS - DREDGING OPERATIONS

For week commencing 17th June 2019, 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 13th June, 2019

Week 26


East Coast of England - The Wash - Approaches to King’s Lynn - Disposal Area:  Limit Buoyage

Mariners are advised that on or about 19th June 2019 two yellow special mark light buoys will be deployed as follows to indicate the western limits for the disposal area in preparation for the upcoming dredging operations at ABP King’s Lynn Docks.

a:  “SGNW”, position, 52° 50.615’N, 00° 21.160’E, Fl Y 5s

b:  “SGW”, position, 52° 50.360’N, 00° 21.270’E, Fl Y 10s

For further information please contact King’s Lynn Harbour Radio on VHF 14.



KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD Notice to Mariners No. 14 of 2019.

Week 25


GRAVESEND REACH TO MOUSE CHANNEL 88TH THAMES SAILING BARGE MATCH

The 88th Thames Sailing Barge Match will take place on Saturday 22nd June 2019, with participating vessels congregating in Gravesend Reach prior to proceeding to the start line in Lower Hope Reach at Mucking No.3 Buoy. The start is staggered by class at the following times:

07.30am Coasting Class  07.45am Champion Staysail Class  08.00am Champion Bowsprit Class

The race, comprising of 11 sailing barges together with associated escort and official craft, will proceed eastwards to the South West Barrow Buoy before turning about to return to Gravesend for the finish of the race. It should be noted that the intended route may be shortened or modified according the prevailing weather conditions on the day.   

A number of the participating sailing barges are fitted with AIS transponders and the fleet is expected to comprise of the following vessels:

ADIEU, BLUE MERMAID, CENTAUR, EDITH MAY, IRONSIDES, LADY DAPHNE, LADY OF THE LEA, MARJORIE, NIAGARA, REPERTOR and THALATTA.

All participating vessels will be instructed to adhere to local regulations as well as the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972.  

For the latest information contact London VTS on VHF Channel 68, Channel 69 or by telephone on 01474 560311.

 


Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L24 of 2019

Week 25


GRAVESEND REACH TILBURY2 MARINE WORKS

This notice supersedes L20

Numerous marine works are underway as part of the TILBURY2 development. Current activities and activities due to commence shortly are summarised below. This notice will be superseded as new works commence or if there are changes to the works noted below.

PILING WORKS (Underway and due for completion in October 2019) Piling works continue for the creation of 8 new berthing dolphins totalling 40 tubular piles on the downriver end of the former Tilbury Power Station. 7 new berthing dolphins totalling 35 tubular piles are also being installed up river of the jetty to create two new RoRo berths. Two additional restraining piles are also being installed for the RoRo pontoon.

Marine Plant involved in these operations includes the 75m flat top barge NEPTUNE equipped with a 320T crawler crane and two transfer & storage barges. All barge movements will be carried out by the multi-cat vessel SEADOG, with the safety boat EOL1 in attendance.

TRAILER HOPPER SUCTION DREDGING (Starts week commencing 10th June 2019) The trailing suction hopper dredger SHOREWAY will commence further dredging operations. These will run 24 hrs per day, 7 days per week for approximately 2 weeks, with the vessel spending approximately 1 to 3 hours dredging the RoRo and CMAT berth boxes followed by a period of transit to the approved disposal site outside port limits before returning to repeat the process. The dredger will remain within the marked area of operation shown on the chart above and will be restricted in its ability to manoeuvre showing the appropriate signals by day and by night. Movements of the dredger and other marine plant can be obtained from London VTS on VHF Channel 68.

REMOVAL OF MARSH FARM JETTY AND MOORING DOLPHIN (Expected week commencing 10th June 2019) To allow for the construction of the new RoRo berth, Marsh Farm Jetty and the upper most mooring dolphin will be removed. During the removal, lifting operations will take place accompanied by  International Code flags “Romeo Yankee” will be exhibited in conjunction with a “Proceed with Caution” being broadcast by London VTS.” The removal works are expected to take up to 6 weeks. Barge movements will be carried out the multi-cat vessel SEADOG.

GENERAL INFORMATION At times International Code flags “Romeo Yankee” will be exhibited by the vessels involved in conjunction with a “Proceed with Caution” being broadcast by London VTS.  

All vessels involved with the works will maintain a continuous 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 Notices to Mariners No L23 of 2019

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Week 25


Harwich VTS – VHF radio system and telephone system replacement works

Mariners are advised that on or about Monday 10th June 2019 works will be carried out to replace the existing VTS VHF radio and telephone operating system with a new digital system. This work is expected to take 3 days to complete.

Resilience systems will be in use by Harwich VTS during the duration of these works and mariners may experience a reduction in operational VHF radio range for a short period of time.

Initial ETA information may be passed to VTS by email via hha.vts@hha.co.uk for the duration of these works.

A further notice will be issued on completion of these essential works.



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 28 of 2019

Week 25


Harwich Approaches  

Harwich No.1 Buoy re-instated in charted position

Mariners are advised that on 4th June 2019 the Harwich No.1 Buoy has been moved back to its normal charted position.

 This notice cancels notice No.25 of 2019.



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 27 of 2019

Week 24


GRAVESEND REACH  FLOODGATE REPLACEMENT WORKS - GRAVESEND CANAL BASIN

 This notice supersedes L25 of 2018.

Works that started on 12th November 2018 for the in-channel flood gate replacement works, will continue on the lock for Gravesend Canal Basin until the end of August 2019.  

The majority of the works will take place at low tide with a temporary cofferdam being installed. For this reasons a ‘Proceed with Caution’ will be issued by London VTS on VHF Channel 68 asking passing vessels to minimise their wash.

Navigation through the lock will be managed by the on-site team on an ad-hoc basis.

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 2019

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Week 24


HALFWAY REACH FISHERIES RESEARCH HALFWAY ANCHORAGE &  SOUTHERN OUTFALL JETTY

In June, August and October 2019 the ‘Zoological Society London’ will be carrying out fisheries research in conjunction with the Environment Agency to update statistics gathered in previous surveys in 1987 and 2011.  

The research will be carried out by deploying three FYKE nets in the vicinity of the Southern Outfall Jetty and Halfway Anchorage. The nets will be deployed subject to tidal conditions for approximately 24 hours at a time within the following dates:

3rd June – 14th June 19th August – 30th August 14th October – 25th October

London VTS will broadcast when the nets have been deployed as anchoring in Halfway Anchorage will not be possible at these times. The nets will not impede the main navigational channel.

The nets will sit on the river bed with a height of approximately 50cm and marked with temporary buoys to indicate their position. The nets will be anchored in position to align with the tidal flow at a length of up to 75m.

The Environment Agency’s boat ROKER (a 6m aluminium, rigid buoyance workboat) will be in attendance at times to deploy and recover the nets. ROKER will be listening on VHF Channel 14 throughout their operations.

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 2019

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Week 24


Harwich Haven – Harwich International Port

Dredging operations using backhoe and water injection dredging at the eastern end of Parkeston Quay

Mariners are advised that on or about the 31st May 2019 pre-construction dredging operations will commence at the eastern end of Parkeston Quay.

The vessels involved with this operation will be the water injection dredger Doomhamer and the tug Dutch Pioneer (towing the split hopper barge B1002). The backhoe operation at the Parkeston Quay site will be performed from the flattop barge GPS Boxer.  

The barge B1002 will be towed between the dredge site at Harwich International Port and the ‘Inner Gabbard East’ disposal site (TH056).

This dredging operation is expected to last for a period of approximately 2 weeks.  

All vessels are required to pass the dredge site with caution.

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

Lights and shapes as required by Collision Regulations will be exhibited and vessels underway will keep a listening watch on VHF Channel 71 and 14.

Notice to Mariners No. 24 of 2019 is cancelled



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 26 of 2019

Week 24

 

East Coast of England - The Wash  - Approaches to King’s Lynn - Re-instatement of Light Beacon “Charlie”

Mariners are advised that a replacement lighted beacon “Charlie” has been established in position 52° 48.759’ N, 000° 21.138’E.  

The beacon is coloured yellow with a yellow cone topmark.

The light character is:  Yellow, 3 flashes every 10 seconds, height of light at 10.5m above dock sill.

This beacon is erected upon the western stone training wall which dries to a minimum of 4.0m above dock sill and extends in a southerly direction from West Stones Beacon  (52° 49.697’N 000°21.131’E) to Kings Lynn and all craft should avoid crossing the Wall in the vicinity of any beacon.

Mariners are reminded of NtM No.1/2019 and are asked to note it is an offence to damage any Aid to Navigation and are also liable for all costs associated with making good any damage.

For further information please contact King’s Lynn Harbour Radio on VHF 14.

NtM No.24 / 2018 is now withdrawn.

 

 


KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD Notice to Mariners No. 13 of 2019.

Week 23


LOWESTOFT  - BOREHOLE OPERATIONS

Mariners and Port Users are advised that two boreholes will be drilled in Lake Lothing between 15th May and 31st May 2019.  A jackup barge will be mobilised from Shell Quay from 13th May 2019. The Boreholes will be drilled in positions, see plan below:   1. 52 28.418 N 001 44.23 E  2. 52 28.440 N 001 44.40 E

The boreholes will be drilled by a jack up barge ‘Sandpiper’ 18.3 x 12.2 m. One borehole will be drilled at a time.

During these borehole operations channel width will be restricted in this area. Vessels will not be permitted to pass between the closest shoreline and the rig for each borehole location. Vessels will also not be permitted to swing/turn in this immediate area (within 50m of the jack up rig).

Following the drilling of the two boreholes, Sediment Sampling will take place in various locations within the inner and outer harbour between Quay using the vessel ‘Flatholm’.

Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch 14, Tel. 01502 572286, if additional information is required.

 


Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 13 of 2019

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Week 23


PORT OF WELLS - DREDGING OPERATIONS

For week commencing 10th June 2019, the “Kari Hege” will be engaged in dredging operations in the main channel North of number 6 buoy, between buoys 6 & 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 6th June, 2019

Week 23


London Array Wind Farm

A short term 500-meter exclusion zone has been implemented around C17 - (51° 37.132'N     01° 25.641'E) this location stands in the Foulgers Gat channel and a wide approach is requested.

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Notice 470

Week 22


GRAVESEND REACH TILBURY2 MARINE WORKS

This notice supersedes L18 and L17 of 2019

Numerous marine works are underway as part of the TILBURY2 development. Current activities and activities due to commence shortly are summarised below. This notice will be superseded as new works commence or if there are changes to the works noted below.

PILING WORKS (Underway and due for completion in October 2019) Piling works continue for the creation of 8 new berthing dolphins totalling 40 tubular piles on the downriver end of the former Tilbury Power Station. 7 new berthing dolphins totalling 35 tubular piles are also being installed up river of the jetty to create two new RoRo berths. Two additional restraining piles are also being installed for the RoRo pontoon.

Marine Plant involved in these operations includes the 75m flat top barge NEPTUNE equipped with a 320T crawler crane and two transfer & storage barges. All barge movements will be carried out by the multi-cat vessel SEADOG, with the safety boat EOL1 in attendance.

WATER INJECTION DREDGING (Due to commence on 18th May 2019) From Saturday 18th May 2019 the water-injection dredger MAASMOND will commence dredging operations for the new upriver RoRo and CMAT berth boxes. Water-injection dredging will take place over 14 low tide periods.  

TRAILER HOPPER SUCTION DREDGING (Due to commence on 7th June 2019) Starting on or around 7th June the trailing suction hopper dredger SHOREWAY will commence further dredging operations. These will run 24 hrs per day, 7 days per week for approximately 2 weeks, with the vessel spending approximately 1 to 3 hours dredging the RoRo and CMAT berth boxes followed by a period of transit to the approved disposal site outside port limits before returning to repeat the process.

GENERAL INFORMATION Dredgers will display the lights and shapes required by the collision regulations and operate within the marked ‘Area of Operation’ shown above.

Movements of dredgers and other marine plant can be obtained from London VTS on VHF Channel 68.

At times International Code flags “Romeo Yankee” will be exhibited by the vessels involved in conjunction with a “Proceed with Caution” being broadcast by London VTS.  

All vessels involved with the works will maintain a continuous 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 Notices to Mariners No L20 of 2019

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Week 22


Harwich Approaches  - Temporary Buoy Move

Mariners are advised that on or about the 20th May 2019, to facilitate maintenance dredging, Harwich No.1 Buoy will be moved approximately 200 metres to the east north east of its charted position.

On completion of the dredging the buoy will be re-instated in its normal charted position.



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 25 of 2019

Week 22


RIVER MEDWAY – CHATHAM – SHORT REACH – HOO NESS YACHT CLUB SLIPWAY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that between 13th May 2019 and 28th June 2019 construction and improvement works will take place to the slipway belonging to Hoo Ness Yacht Club which is situated between Port Werburgh and Port Werburgh Marina (formerly Hoo Marina).  The work consists of the removal of the existing shingle and hardcore slipway replacing it with a new clean hardcore base which will support a new reinforced concrete slipway that will be joined to the existing concrete slipway.  Works will be carried out over the three hours either side of the daytime low water when the slipway is accessible above the tide mark.

The slipway is located in approximate position: 51° 24.67’ N   000° 33.60’ E

These works do not involve any hazard to navigation due to the location of the slipway.  Mariners are advised to keep clear of the area throughout this period due to unseen obstructions that may be present below the waterline during the construction of the reinforced concrete that may reduce the depth of safe water available and which could cause damage to craft.  

Further information may be obtained from Medway VTS on VHF Channel 74, call sign “Medway VTS” or telephone 0151 949 6148 or 0151 949 6650.  



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 18 of 2019

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Week 22


RIVER MEDWAY – SALTPAN REACH - GRAIN LNG  - JETTIES NOS. 8 & 10 – DIVING OPERATIONS

 

 Notice is hereby given that: Fire Pump Maintenance Works are due to take place behind and under Grain LNG, Jetties No. 8 & 10, involving diving operations. These will commence Tuesday 21st May 2019 for a period of approximately 10 days.

The jetties are centred in the following approximate positions:

Terminal No.8: 51° 25.93’ N  000° 42.18’ E

Terminal No.10: 51° 25.94’ N  000° 42.54’ E

Divers will be working on and below the waterline from the Crane-barge “Renate II”, with the workboat “Avocet” in attendance. “Avocet” will be at all times monitoring VHF Channel 74.  In addition, a fast RHIB/ tender will be deployed as a guard vessel in order to slow down, warn and intercept any craft passing too close.  “Renate II” will display the International Code of Signals Flag “A” at all times that divers are in the water.   

 

International Code of Signals flags, “RY”,will be displayed at the jetty head and Mariners are advised to slow down, make minimum wash and maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 74, navigating with caution and keeping well clear of the 150m exclusion zones when passing Grain LNG Terminal (Medway Notice to Mariners 02 -2019 refers)

Further information may be obtained from Medway VTS on VHF Channel 74, call sign “Medway VTS” or telephone 0151 949 6148 or 0151 949 6650.


Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 19 of 2019

Week 22


LOWESTOFT – TRANSITS OF UNMANNED SURFACE VESSEL - FOR SURVEY OPERATIONS OFF THE NORFOLK COAST

Mariners and Port Users are advised that hydrographic survey operations, off the Norfolk Coast, are scheduled to commence on the evening of 17th May 2019. These will be conducted using one or two unmanned surface vessels (USV’s) “X-O2B” and “X-03”, operated by ‘XOcean’, which will be remotely controlled by a USV ‘Pilot’. The vessels are capable of working 24/7. The USV’s have AIS, Navigation lights a radar reflector and are painted Yellow. The duration of the survey work is approximately 2 weeks and is subject to favourable weather conditions.  The vessels will transit to and from the survey area from the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Marina in Lowestoft Outer Harbour area. When transiting Harbour areas the USV’s will be escorted by the “PROTEUS” or the “POSIEDON” acting as Safety Boat. The Safety Boat will be monitoring VHF Ch14 during Harbour transits. A copy of the XOcean NTM is attached with this notice BUT NOT ATTACHED!). Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch 14, Tel. 01502 572286, if additional information is required.

 



Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 14 of 2019

Week 22


Blakeney Harbour

Vessels entering Blakeney Harbour should note that a temporary green buff buoy (unlit) has been positioned today between Harbour Entrance buoys numbers 1 and 2, to mark the Eastern end of a new sand spit. This buoy is positioned as follows:

 N 52°58.858’.  E 000°58.276’

After passing the starboard Harbour Entrance buoy number 1, vessels should pass close to this buoy (leaving it to starboard), and then turn and head for the starboard Harbour Entrance buoy number 2.



Dated 15th May, 2019

Week 22


FIREWORK DISPLAYS - BROADSTAIRS HARBOUR

Mariners are advised that Firework Displays will take place from the Viking Bay Beach on:

Wednesday 17th July

Wednesday 24th July

Wednesday 21st August

Fireworks firing between 21:45 & 22:00 hrs

End of event 22:30 hrs

Tuesday 5th November - End of event 21:30 hrs



Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 14 of 2019

Week 22


RAMSGATE NO. 6 BUOY

(51˚.19.46N - 001˚25.91E)


Mariners are advised that the issue with Ramsgate No. 6 buoy has been resolved and is now showing correct flash rate.

Therefore NTM 11/2019 is cancelled



Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 13 of 2019

Week 21


RIVER MEDWAY- SHEERNESS HARBOUR – SHEERNESS DOCKS – NEW “ROYAL BRIDGE” PONTOON – NAVIGATION LIGHTS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Retracting RoRo Pontoon between Sheerness No. 1 & No. 2 berths known as the “Royal Bridge” has been replaced with a new Fixed RoRo Pontoon.  The existing  navigation lights consisting of 2 Fixed red lights in a vertical line in position:

51°26.58’N 000° 44.59’E

 has been removed and replaced by 2 sets of 2 Fixed red lights in a vertical line marking the upstream and downstream corners that extend out into the River Medway of the new fixed pontoon, as this extends approximately 10m further out from the berth frontage than the old pontoon. Approximate positions are:

Upstream corner –       51° 26.58’N   000° 44.57’E  [ AtoN N05406

Downstream corner -  51° 26.59’N   000° 44.58’E  [ AtoN N19739]

Chart 3683 refers

Further information may be obtained from Medway VTS on VHF Channel 74, call sign “Medway VTS” or telephone 0151 949 6148 or 0151 949 6650.   



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 17 of 2019

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Week 21


Blakeney Harbour Entrance

Mariners entering Blakeney Harbour should note that significant changes are currently occurring at the harbour entrance.

Mariners should note the aerial photo below of the harbour entrance looking North at LW, taken today May 5th 2019. If the photo is expanded, harbour entrance buoys number 1, 2, and 3 are marked.

Vessels should pass close to Harbour Entrance buoy number 1 (starboard) and continue heading SE for approx 50M before turning SW to Harbour Entrance buoy number 2 (starboard). This buoy should be passed closely either to port or to starboard and then head directly towards Harbour Entrance buoy number 3 (starboard), and onward following the buoys heading South.

We are closely monitoring changes in this area and will keep Mariners advised of further changes as they occur.

Mariners entering the harbour for the first time are strongly advised to seek pilotage information by phoning 07771597985.



Dated 5th May, 2019

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Week 20


ROCHESTER - BRIDGE REACH - ROCHESTER NEW ROAD BRIDGE: RE-FURBISHMENT  WORKS & SPAN CLOSURES.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that major engineering refurbishment works are scheduled to begin on or around 8th May 2019 and are due to continue for a period of 18 months on the Rochester New Road Bridge located in the following approximate position:

It is intended to carry out the work in 3 main phases:

Phase 1: Strood & Old Ship Passage Spans – gap between New and Old Road bridges to have safety netting fitted and hanging scaffolding fitted until works complete then removed.  Span closure required Phase 2: Rochester Span - hanging scaffolding fitted until works complete then removed.  Span closure required. Phase 3: Main Span – works to be carried out in two parts so that half of the span remains open to navigation. Hanging scaffolding fitted until works complete then removed. Headroom reduced under the area scaffolded.

Phase 1 is due to commence on or around 8th May 2019 and last for approximately 4 months

Due to the long term nature of the works, this Notice will be updated at the commencement of each phase so as to reflect current span closures and other navigational safety information.

During this period, regular navigational closures while hanging scaffolding is constructed underneath the spans will take place.  All river users are advised that the workboat “Prowler” will be operating in the area to assist as a safety boat when required at such times when people are working over the side of the bridge outside of safety zones.  She will be maintaining a listening watch on VHF Channel 74 throughout. Once safe areas of work are complete, there is no requirement to have a safety boat since re-furbishment works will be undertaken from the bridge at road level.

The appropriate day and night signals will be displayed in accordance with Medway Ports River Byelaws 1991 Part II Section  9, which states:  “When the arch or span of a bridge is closed to navigation the person in control of the bridge shall suspend the following from the center of that arch or span; • by day, three RED discs 0.6 metres in diameter at the points of an equilateral triangle of length of side 1.8 metres with the apex downwards and the base horizontal. • by night three RED lights in similar positions to the discs exhibited by day.

When the head room of an arch or span of a bridge is reduced from its usual limits, but that arch or span is not closed to navigation, the person in control of the bridge shall suspend from the centre of that arch or span by day a bundle of straw or suitable alternative as agreed by the harbour master large enough to be conspicuous and by night a WHITE all-round light.”

Mariners are advised to slow down, maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 74 and navigate with caution keeping well clear when passing.

Further information on current restrictions and safety information may be obtained from Medway VTS on VHF Channel 74, call sign “Medway VTS” or telephone 0151 949 6148 or 0151 949 6650.  

  



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 16 of 2019

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Week 20


Sunken Buxey Lighted Buoy – River Crouch

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that Sunken Buxey Lighted Buoy in position:

51˚ 39.595’N

001˚ 00.765’E

has been reported off station.



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 16 of 2019

Week 20


Dragon Boat Racing Saturday 1st June 2019 Wet Dock

Mariners and Port Users are advised that there will be a Dragon Boat Racing event in Ipswich Wet Dock on Saturday 1st June 2019 taking place between the hours of :- 1000hrs ~ 1600hrs. An area approx. 150m in length parallel to Orwell Quay and around 25m from Orwell Quay is the designated Racing Area, this will be marked by yellow buoys with flags marking the North and South extremities with a rope line joining them together . All vessels Navigating within the Wet Dock to and from Ipswich Lock are requested to keep to the West of the Marker Buoys and not to enter the Dragon Boat Racing Zone. Further details are available from Orwell Navigation Service, callsign  Ipswich Port Radio on VHF CH 68.

 


Ipswich (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 8 of 2019

Week 19


Removal of Temporary Mooring Installation – River Stour

Mariners are advised that the temporary trot moorings and associated plant positioned in the River Stour between the following approximate positions:

51 ̊    56.96 N       0001 ̊  12.00 E          to           51 ̊   56.93  N       0001  12.93 E

have been removed from site.  

Notice No.17 2018 is cancelled

Notice No.9  2019 is cancelled



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 20 of 2019

Week 19


Dredging Operations River Orwell

 Mariners and Port Users are advised that the Multicat Dredging Support vessel ‘UKD Sealion’ will be working in the Port of Ipswich and River Orwell from or about Sunday 28th April 2019 for about 6 days. All vessels are requested to give this vessel a wide berth, especially when ‘UKD Sealion’ is ploughing/Bed Levelling in the Harbour and Navigation Channel. ‘UKD Sealion’ will be monitoring VHF Channel 68 and showing International Signals for a vessel engaged in Dredging. Details of the vessel movements will also be available from the Orwell Navigation Service.



Port of Ipswich (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 7 0f 2019

Week 19


LOWESTOFT – DREDGING ACTIVITIES APRIL/MAY (Revised)

Mariners and Port-Users are advised that dredging activities are scheduled for Lowestoft as follows:-

Vessel CHERRY SAND – Due to commence work at Lowestoft on 05/04/19. Expected to finish 3rd May 2019. Normal working hours: 07:00 to 19:00hrs.  

Vessel UKD ORCA – Due to commence work at Lowestoft on or around 19/04/19. Normal working hours: 24/7. Work now complete.

Vessel UKD SEAHORSE – Due to commence work at Lowestoft on or around 11th May 2019. Expected duration of works: 8.5 days. Normal working hours: 0700-1900hrs.

The dredgers will be working in both Lowestoft Inner and Outer Harbour areas. They will display lights and shapes for dredging activities as prescribed in the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. The vessels will maintain a listening watch on VHF Ch 14. Vessel movements will be co-ordinated via Lowestoft Port Control. Mariners and Port Users are requested to afford the dredgers a wide berth while they are working.  

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

 


Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 8A of 2019

Week 19


River Yare – Burnt Mill, Haddiscoe Island

Notice is hereby given that BAM Nuttall will be carrying out repair work to remove piling on the River Yare, near Burnt Mill, Haddiscoe Island TG451034 between 2 May and 2 August 2019. The navigation will remain open, but boaters must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the works.   

Preliminary mobilisations works will take place from Haddiscoe Cut (Station Rd - northern bank) to the place of works from 29 April 2019.  The cut will be temporarily closed for two hours on Wednesday 1st May 2019 in the morning while the equipment is moved onto the Yare



Broads Authority Notices to Mariners No 8 of 2019

Week 18


NATIVE OYSTER RESTORATION WORKS – COMMENCEMENT OF ACTIVITIES

WEST MERSEA


Starting on 29th April 2019 works will commence on the Essex native oyster restoration project within a defined restoration box, of which the north-west corner is located approximately 500m offshore to the south-east of West Mersea (hereafter referred to as the ‘Restoration Box’). The Restoration Box is approximately 2000m (west to east) by 1000m (north to south).

 

The works will include the deployment of shell and stone onto the seabed in six locations (approximately 10m x 20m, and 30cm in height) in the south-west corner of the Restoration Box (approximately 500m x 700m area). The works will be carried out from the Dredger Earn (80ft x 21ft) and Tug Edgar (40ft) and are expected to be concluded before week commencing 13th May 2019 subject to satisfactory weather conditions. During the works, mariners are requested to keep clear and avoid any unnecessary wash. On completion of the works, the deposited shell and stone will remain permanently in place on the seabed. Mariners are therefore requested to be mindful of the raised seabed in this location.


Other activities to take place include deposition of spat collectors (to be the subject of a separate Notice to Mariners) and restoration management. These activities will take place in June, July and August 2019 (exact dates to be confirmed). Restoration management will take place from a dredging (fishing) vessel.


Should you have any queries about the works, please contact EssexNativeOyster@zsl.org



Zoological Society of London dated 23rd April, 2019

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Week 18


NORTHFLEET HOPE HALLS NORTHFLEET JETTY CONVEYOR WORKS

Works are due to commence the week beginning 22nd April 2019 at Halls Northfleet Jetty.

The works, which are expected to last until late June, will consist of:

 removal of the dredged material pipeline,  

 installation of a new conveyor system including piling

 demolition of downstream derelict conveyor

 installation of new two new monopoles and associated fenders.

All works will be undertaken from a ‘Ravenstein’ spud leg barge (24m x 17m) with the assistance of the tug, HORTON. An additional safety boat will also be in attendance. All vessels will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 68.

When works are underway a ‘Proceed with Caution’ will be broadcasted by London VTS 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 Notices to Mariners No L16 of 2019

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Week 18


GRAVESEND REACH TILBURY2 MARSH FARM JETTY AND MOORING DOLPHIN REMOVAL

Notice to Mariners L14 of 2019 referencing the above works at Tilbury2, have been cancelled, and will be rescheduled at a later date.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused



Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L15 of 2019

Week 18


Harwich Harbour  Maintenance dredging – Harwich Haven berths and approaches

Mariners are advised that on or about the 23rd April 2019 the plough dredger TEDDY will commence maintenance dredging of the Harwich Haven berths and approaches for approximately 15 days.  

Mariners are also advised that on or about the 25th April 2019 the trailer suction dredger HAM 316 will commence maintenance dredging of the Harwich Haven berths and approaches for approximately 10 days.  

Survey work in regard to the dredging operations will be conducted by the survey/crew vessel Havlik, due to commence work from 18th April 2019.

Material from these areas will be disposed to the new Harwich Haven disposal site.

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 21 of 2019

Week 18


Temporary Lock Closure Saturday 11th May 2019

Mariners and Port users are advised that Ipswich Lock will be closed for all vessels during the following periods:- Saturday 11th May 2019     1350 ~ 1635hrs Saturday 11th May 2019     1735 ~  1940hrs

These closures are required to accommodate the prestigious 5k Twilight Road Race which is taking place around the Wet Dock.

Please schedule your trips accordingly on this day to take into account these Lock Closures.

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



Port of Ipswich (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 6 0f 2019

Week 18


DREDGING CAMPAIGN

Mariners are advised that the Grab Dredger ‘Mannin’ will be undertaking a dredging campaign within the Port of Ramsgate, commencing the 25th April 2019 over a period of 3 weeks.

The dredger will be monitoring Channel 14

and vessels are requested to pass at low speed.



Port of Ramsgate Notices to Marienrs No 12 of 2019

Week 18


London Array Wind Farm - Safe distances within the Offshore Wind farm:

 

• 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.

• A short term 500-meter exclusion zone has been implemented around C17 - (51° 37.132'N     01° 25.641'E) this location stands in the Foulgers Gat channel and a wide approach is requested.  

• The MPI Adventure will move from WTG to WTG, spending approximately 36-48 hours at each location. When located at a WTG, a 500-meter exclusion zone will be put in place centered on the MPI Adventure.

• Short term 200-meter exclusion zones will be in place at various locations while MPI Dulcinea is carrying out rope access works.

• The Bokabarge 82 will move from WTG to WTG carrying out cable maintenance works. Whilst operational, and in transit, a 750-meter exclusion zone will be put in place centered on the Bokabarge 82.



London Array Wind Farm dated 23rd April.


NOTE from CTTE:  D20 is well clear of Foulger's Gat.  C17 is on the west side of Foulger's Gat  and in consequence needs to be kept well clear.  Call a LAL vessel before entering the Wind Farm if possible is their request.

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Week 17


GRAVESEND REACH TILBURY2 MARSH FARM JETTY AND MOORING DOLPHIN REMOVAL

This notice supersedes L13 of 2019

Work to remove the Marsh Farm Jetty and the lower end dolphin of the former Tilbury Power Station Jetty will commence the week beginning 22nd April as part of the TILBURY2 development.

A 75m spud leg barge will be utilised for the removal of the structures along with a transfer barge and the multi-cat vessel, SEADOG.

Scaffolding will be rigged on the structures to assist with removal and lifting.

Lifting operations will be carried out at as required during which time London VTS will broadcast a ‘Proceed with Caution on VHF Channel 68.

All vessels involved with the works will maintain a continuous listening watch on VHF Channel 68. At times International Code flags “Romeo Yankee” will be exhibited in conjunction with a “Proceed with Caution” being broadcast by London VTS.

Removal works are expected to last for approximately 6 weeks.

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 L14 of 2019

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Week 17


Seabed obstruction removed from the River Stour

Mariners are advised that the identified seabed obstruction with a drying height of 0.5m above chart datum identified in the River Stour up stream of No.15 Buoy has now been removed from the following approximate position:  51º 56.74ˈN    001° 05.39ˈE

Notice to Mariners number 20 of 2019 has been revoked.



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 21 of 2019

Week 17


RIVER MEDWAY – HALSTOW CREEK LOWER HALSTOW: SUNKEN BARGE NORTH OF LOWER HALSTOW YACHT MOORINGS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the floating dock/converted barge Westmoreland, that has been moored between two large yellow mooring buoys to the north of the Lower Halstow Yacht Moorings, has sunk.

It is still made fast to the two yellow marker buoys fore and aft but, is itself, covered at high water. The centre of the barge between the two yellow buoys is marked by floating pellet buoys. Mariners should navigate with caution due to this submerged danger to navigation Approximate position -

510 23.00N 0000 40.60E

The owner is aware and will be dealing with the situation.

Further information may be obtained from Medway VTS on VHF Channel 74, call sign “Medway VTS” or telephone 0151 949 6148 or 0151 949 6650.

 

 


Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 14 of 2019


UKHO Chart 1834 refers.

Week 17


Dredging Operations

INFORMATION

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.

NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 38 of 2018 IS HEREBY CANCELLED.



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 14 of 2019

Week 17


LOWESTOFT  - FOR SURVEY OPERATIONS IN LAKE LOTHING (REVISED)

Mariners and Port Users are advised that continued hydrographic survey operations will be taking place in Lake Lothing on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th April. These will be conducted using a remote controlled surface vessel (photo below), operated by ‘Survey Solutions’.  The craft will be remotely controlled from the quayside. The survey area will extend across the river from North quay 5 and Kirkley Ham (shown on below chart extract). The survey will only be undertaken in daylight hours and will be subject to favourable weather conditions.  

The remote craft will be launched from Silo quay steps. A shore side team operating the craft will be monitoring VHF Ch14 during the survey and all river traffic will be given priority.

Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch 14, Tel. 01502 572286, if additional information is required.

 


Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 8 of 2019

Week 17


Blakeney Harbour

Mariners are advised that starboard Channel Marker buoy number 13 (FlG4s) has been reinstated in position:   N 52 degrees 58.089’ E 000 degrees 57.581’  



Charlie Ward Blakeney Harbour Association APRIL 14th 2019

Week 16


CANVEY ISLAND

WASH AND DRAW-OFF DANGERS  ON PUBLIC BEACHES

The foreshore and river wall on Canvey Island between the Chapman Anchorages and Scar’s Elbow is a popular public beach and amenity. For members of the public using the beaches and the river wall there are potentially serious implications from the dangers of wash and draw-off from passing vessels.  

Consequently, all vessels are requested to be mindful of the effects of wash and draw-off in this area, especially over the high water periods during daylight hours. Masters are reminded of the requirement under Port of London Thames Byelaw 57 that any wash or draw-off created by their vessel must not compromise the safety of others using the Thames and the foreshore.  

Additionally, users of personal watercraft (e.g. “jetskis”) are advised that they must not operate at speeds in excess of eight knots within 200 metres of a public beach, and that the launch or recovery of a personal watercraft from an unauthorised location (such as Thorney Bay Beach) is prohibited under Port of London Thames Byelaw 14.     



Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L12 of 2019

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Week 16


Harwich Harbour Maintenance dredging – Harwich Haven berths and approaches

Mariners are advised that on or about the 9th April 2019 the dredger Sospan Dau will commence maintenance dredging in the harbour, for a period of approximately 5 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 19 of 2019

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Week 16


Update: Seabed obstruction in vicinity of River Stour No.15 buoy

Mariners are advised that a seabed obstruction has been identified in the River Stour up stream of No.15 Buoy and approximately 8m from the channel edge, in the following approximate position:  51º 56.74ˈN    001° 05.39ˈE

The obstruction has a drying height of 0.5 meters above chart datum.



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 20 of 2019

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Week 16


Barton Hall No 3 Lighted Buoy – River Roach

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that Barton Hall No 3 Lighted Buoy in position:

  51° 34.924’N

000° 45.886’E

is back on station.

NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 3 of 2019 IS HEREBY CANCELLED.



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 13 of 2019

Week 16


LOWESTOFT – DREDGING ACTIVITIES APRIL

Mariners and Port-Users are advised that dredging activities are scheduled for Lowestoft as follows:-

Vessel CHERRY SAND – Due to commence work at Lowestoft on 05/04/19. Expected duration of works: 16 to 17 days. Normal working hours: 07:00 to 19:00hrs.  

Vessel UKD ORCA – Due to commence work at Lowestoft on or around 19/04/19. Expected duration of works: 5 days. Normal working hours: 24/7.

Vessel UKD SEAHORSE – Due to commence work at Lowestoft on or around 27/04/2019. Expected duration of works: 8 days. Normal working hours: 0700-1900hrs.

The dredgers will be working in both Lowestoft Inner and Outer Harbour areas. They will display lights and shapes for dredging activities as prescribed in the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. The vessels will maintain a listening watch on VHF Ch 14. Vessel movements will be co-ordinated via Lowestoft Port Control. Mariners and Port Users are requested to afford the dredgers a wide berth while they are working.  

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

 


Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 8 of 2019

Week 16


RA BUOY - TOP MARK MISSING

Mariners are advised that the top mark to the RA buoy, on charted position

51°.19’.59N - 001°30’.80E, is currently missing.

Rectification works are presently underway.



Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 10 of 2019

Week 16


YACHT RACING MARKS

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

Ivor Thomas Amusements - 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

Euromarine Insurance - 51°.18’.76N - 001°26’.35E

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



Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 9 of 2019

Week 15


Ha’penny Pier pontoons – Return to operational condition from Saturday 30th March 2019

Mariners are advised that the pontoon berths at Ha’penny Pier, Harwich will be operational again from Saturday 30th March 2019.

Notice to Mariners no.12-2019 is cancelled from Saturday 30th March 2019.  

 


Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 17 of 2019

Week 15


Ha’penny Pier- The mooring facilities at Ha’penny pier will be open from Monday 1 April to 27 October 2019

Ha’penny Pier is manned by a pier master between the hours of 0800 and 0900 and 1600 and 1700 (including weekends and bank holidays).  During the summer school holidays, the pier is manned between 0800 and 0900 and 1230 and 1730. During the off season – between 28 October 2019 and 30 March 2020 - the pontoon area is unmanned by Harwich Haven Authority personnel. Vessels may use the berths in accordance to the areas marked on the map (below) but mooring preferences will always be given to fishing vessels. Mooring is free on the Ha’penny Pier pontoons during the off season. However, vessels can only stay in the pontoon area for 24 hours in any 7 day period (requests for longer stays will be granted at the discretion of Harwich Haven Authority). During the off-season we do not provide access to our shower and toilet facilities, which are located on Ha’penny Pier. Out of hours enquiries should be made to pier.master@hha.co.uk

Leisure vessels

Visiting leisure vessels up to 20 metres length overall (LOA) can use the facilities at Ha’penny pier pontoons for a maximum stay of 72 hours.  Moorings cannot be booked in advance as we operate on a first come first served basis. Be advised that vessels may be double or triple berthed if the mooring facility is busy and prevailing conditions are suitable.  

As shown on the diagram above, the outside berths are prioritised for larger vessels and the inside berths are predominately for smaller crafts.  Leisure vessels must not moor in the harbour ferry or unloading areas, which are clearly marked on the map.

Mooring is free between the hours of 0900 and 1600.  Outside these hours the fees are as follows for each 24 hour period:

Up to 5 metres LOA 10.00

Over 5 metres and up to 10 metres LOA 15.00

Over 10 metres and up to 15 metres LOA 20.00

Over 15 metres and up to 20 metres LOA 25.00

Larger vessels

Vessels over 20 metres LOA requiring a berth must be registered with the Authority and have prebooked a berth 24 hours before mooring. You will be provided instructions on how to do this as part of the registration process and invoiced for each visit.  To start the registration process, please email your vessel and contact details to hapenny.pier@hha.co.uk  

Fees for large vessels are as follows:

Embarking/disembarking passengers 25.00

Overnight mooring 35.00

Operators who are registered charities are entitled to a 50% discount.   

Fishing vessels

Fishing vessels are restricted to using the unloading area of the pontoon, which is clearly marked.  

How to pay?

Leisure vessels can pay mooring fees directly to the pier master who is located in the office next to the Café on the Pier. Fees will be collected after 1600 and before 0900 the following morning. Cash and electronic payments are accepted.

CCTV The area around the Ha’penny Pier pontoons is monitored by CCTV 24 hours a day.

Adhering to notices

Please adhere to the warning signage in the pontoon area at all times. Do not remove temporary No Mooring signs in any circumstances. The re-fuelling area – marked on the map – is for the exclusive use of the area’s fishing vessels. Mooring in the area is strictly prohibited at all times.

Access out of hours

The gate at the top of the pontoon gangway will be closed between 17.00 and 08.00.  The gate allows visitors to exit the pontoon area, but does require a code to access on return. Visiting craft that intend to stay overnight will be provided with the pontoon gate code on arrival. Visitors using the pontoon after 17.30 who do not intend to stay overnight can obtain the gate’s code by calling 07748 154039. Please note this phone is only manned until 21.00.

Access to facilities

The Toilet and shower facilities located on Ha’penny Pier require a code to access, which will be provided to you by the Pier Master on arrival.  A water tap is located on the inside of the sea defence wall at the entrance of Ha’penny Pier, which is the property of Tendring District Council – 01255 686868.

 Access during bad weather

The mooring facility is affected by both wind and tides and sometime it might not be possible to use the facility.   During challenging conditions, the bridges between pontoons will be raised to protect them from damage.  In such situations skippers should consider the pontoons closed.

Skippers should always ensure that their vessels are securely moored with fenders in place. Our pier master is always happy to advise about wind, tide and mooring conditions.  

Warnings

Harwich Haven Authority accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to any vessel, its contents or injury to any person using the facility. Vessels entering the pontoons are advised to navigate with caution – due to floating moorings - and keep to the port side when entering the pontoons.



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 18 of 2019

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Week 15


ROCHESTER - BRIDGE REACH - ROCHESTER ROAD BRIDGE

Foreshore clearance work.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in advance of maintenance work on Rochester Road Bridge foreshore clearance is due to take place on Friday 29th March, in approximate position 51° 23.55’N   000° 30.00’E.

This will not restrict passage of vessels using the bridge spans but all river users are advised that the workboat “Avocet” will be operating in the area to assist this clearance.  She will be maintaining a listening watch on VHF Channel 74 throughout.

Mariners are advised to slow down, maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 74 and navigate with caution keeping well clear when passing.

Further information may be obtained from Medway VTS on VHF Channel 74, call sign “Medway VTS” or telephone 0151 949 6148 or 0151 949 6650.  

 


Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 13 of 2019

Week 15


CANCELLED NOTICE

GARRISON POINT TRAFFIC WARNING LIGHTS

THIS NOTICE IS HEREBY CANCELLED. Traffic Warning Lights situated on Garrison Point Fort in the following approximate position are RESTORED:

51° 26.80´  N                 000° 44.64´  E

The Traffic Warning Light is positioned to assist vessels in complying with General Direction No. 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.

Further information may be obtained from Medway VTS on VHF Channel 74, call sign “Medway VTS” or telephone 0151 949 6148 or 0151 949 6650.  

 


Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 5 of 2019

Week 15


Black Edge No 1 Lighted Buoy - River Roach

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that Black Edge No 1 Lighted Buoy in position:

  51° 35.230’N

000° 48.190’E

is back on station.

NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 9 OF 2019 IS HEREBY CANCELLED



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 11 of 2019

Week 15


River Crouch - Longpole Reach

NAVIGATION

No Wash 8 Knot Speed Limit Buoys

Mariners are advised of the repositioning and characteristics of 2 special lighted “NO WASH” 8 KNOT SPEED LIMIT BUOYS in Longpole Reach (River Crouch) at the Eastern and Western ends of Fambridge Yacht Haven’s yacht moorings abeam of North Fambridge Jetty.

Eastern Buoy

 Yellow – Round Base – White No Wash 8 Knots Sign

  in position:

  51° 38.13’N  000° 41.32’E  Light Fl Y 2.5 secs

Western Buoy

Yellow – Round Base – White No Wash 8 Knots Sign

in position:

  51° 38.13’N   000° 39.85’E

All vessels are requested to ensure their wash is kept to a minimum when passing through yacht moorings.



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 12 of 2019

Week 15


Dredging Operations River Orwell

Mariners and Port Users are advised that the trailing suction dredger ‘UKD Orca’ will be working in the Port of Ipswich and River Orwell from or about Friday 12th April 2019 for about 6 days. The deposit operation will take place in the Long Reach of the River Orwell. Mariners please note that during this operation there will be an unusual amount of discolouring to the water due to the increase in siltation from our deposit operation, which is being carried out in accordance with our Marine Licence. All vessels are requested to give this vessel a wide berth, especially when ‘UKD Orca’ swings in the Long Reach near No 3 Buoy following the deposit operations. ‘UKD Orca’ will be monitoring VHF Channel 68 and showing International Signals for a vessel engaged in Dredging. Details of the vessel movements will also be available from the Orwell Navigation Service.



Ipswich (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 5 of 2019

Week 15


LOWESTOFT BASCULE BRIDGE - TEMPORARY CLOSURE AND RESTRICTIONS TO MARINE TRAFFIC  

Mariners and Port Users are advised that the Bascule Bridge will be undergoing routine maintenance for the period below:-

Thursday 4th April 2019 at 2000hrs until Friday 5th April 2019 at 0600hrs

During this period there will be no routine small boat openings.

Commercial vessel openings will be considered with a minimum of 12hrs notice and subject to the works schedule. Vessels restricted to HW period port entry/departure will be prioritised.

Small vessels and Leisure craft may be able to utilise a commercial vessel opening should one be scheduled during the restriction period, subject to the required transit being in the same direction, and only with consent of the Harbour Master via Port Control.

Agents, Owners and Vessel masters are advised to bear this closure in mind when planning vessel movements in or out of the Port of Lowestoft.  For further information please contact Lowestoft Port Control, (VHF Ch.14, Tel. 01502 572286).

 


Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 6 of 2019

Week 15


Approaches to Potter Heigham Bridge – Bridge Road  

Notice is hereby given that the Norfolk County Council will be undertaking essential structural maintenance works of the Potter Heigham Bridge.   

Note that vessels will be restricted and regulated in their movement in the vicinity of the bridge on Monday 29 April 2019.  Passage of vessels will only be between 1100 hours to 1200 hours and 1530 hours to 1630 hours.

TG419184. Please ensure that the position is taken into consideration for passage planning and when navigating in this area.



BROADS AUTHORITY  NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 07 of 2019

Week 15


Blakeney Harbour Entrance

Vessels entering Blakeney Harbour should be aware that there is an East/West sand spit rapidly building between Harbour Entrance Starboard Buoy No. 1 (N 52° 58.897’ E 000° 58.280’ QG) and Harbour Entrance Starboard Buoy No. 2 (N 52°58.867’  E 000° 58.025’ Fl(2)G8s) Vessels entering the harbour should proceed with great caution between these two buoys, heading SE after passing buoy no. 1 before turning SW towards buoy no. 2, in order to avoid shallow breaking water over the new spit.

We are anticipating major changes to the harbour entrance channel over the coming few months which we will be closely monitoring. Buoys will be moved to reflect these changes, and confirmed by further Notices to Mariners.



Blakeney Harbour Association  March 28th 2019

Week 15


RAMSGATE HARBOUR – SOUTHERN BREAKWATER LIGHT

Mariners are advised that the Southern Breakwater light (VQ Fl R), located on the end of Southern Breakwater is presently unlit.



Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 8 of 2019

Week 15


London Array Offshore Wind Farm

LAL Long Sand Middle Wave Buoy:

Light Guard Buoy (North)  51° 40.884’ N  001° 31.226’ E  Guard Buoy (South)  51° 40.775’ N  001° 31.230’ E  both Fl (5) Y 20s 2nm  

Please be aware that the Guard Buoys are temporarily removed.  

Light Long Sand (Middle) Wave Buoy:  51° 40.826’ N 001° 31.229’ E Fl (5) Y 20s 2nm  is temporarily removed for service.

LAL Knock Deep North Wave Buoy:  Light Guard Buoy (North) 51°37.105’ N  001°30.476’ E  Guard Buoy (South)  51°37.058' N 001°30.307' E   both Fl (5) Y 20s 2nm are temporarily removed.  

Light Knock Deep (North) 51°37.064’ N 001°30.363’ E Fl (5) Y 20s 2nm is temporarily removed for service.

Vessels on site:

• Crew transfer vessels: Windcat 18, Windcat 21, Windcat 27, Windcat 29, Windcat 36 and Windcat 39 will take offshore technicians to the Offshore Wind Turbine Generators and Offshore Substations for routine operations and maintenance works.

• Survey Vessels Spectrum 1 and Spectrum 2 will be conducting survey ops in and around the windfarm as required.

• Jack-up vessel MPI Adventure and the Crew Transfer Vessels Vos Sampson and VOS Trifaldi are on site carrying out blade maintenance at various locations around site along with supporting the MPI Adventure. Please see Notice to Mariners LAL 06/2018 for details.

• Crew transfer vessel: MPI Dulcinea and MPI Rucio will take Rope Access technicians to the Offshore Wind Turbine Generators to carry out planned blade repair works at various location around site.  

• Cable Lay vessel Bokabarge 82 , support vessels Isa , Bommel , Panda ,and crew transfer vessels Avocet , Gardian 3 and Smeaton Array will be on site carrying out various cable repairs where necessary.

 


London Array Offshore Wind Farm Date of Notice 31st March 2019

Week 14


WEST LEIGH BUOY WRECK RECOVERY & DIVING OPERATIONS

 

 

The recovery of the sunken vessel previously reported in position 51° 30.586458N 000°38.728122E in the vicinity of the W Leigh Middle Buoy will commence on 25th March 2019 subject to favourable weather conditions.

 

 

The wreck will be initially recovered and transferred north to shallower water where it can be fully pumped out in order to refloat. Once afloat it will be towed to Smallgains Creek where it will be lifted out.

 

Recovery will be undertaken using the barge ‘ELLANOR’, with the assistance of the tug ‘SPEEDWELL’. Diving operations in support of the recovery will be carried out from the tug ‘PHOENIX’. All vessels will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 68 throughout operations, and a “Proceed with Caution” will be broadcast by London VTS at all times whilst the operation is underway. During diving operations flag code ‘ALPHA’ will be displayed along with flag code ‘ROMEO YANKEE’.

 

The temporary Emergency Wreck Marking Buoy, which currently marks the wreck, will be removed by a PLA Marine Services vessel to ensure the wreck is accessible for recovery. The buoy may need to be reinstated for a time if daylight, tide or weather conditions require the recovery operation to be temporarily halted.  

 

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 L11 of 2019

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Week 13


GRAVESEND REACH TILBURY2 SHEET WALL PILING & LIFTING OPERATIONS

Further works on the Tilbury 2 development will commence on the week beginning the 18th March 2019 and will consist of 325m of sheet wall being piled. This will form a new retaining wall as part of the new CMAT berth on the downstream end of the former Tilbury Power Station berth.

The piles will be driven into the river bed utilising a 75m flat top barge equipped with a 320T crawler crane to assist with lifting operations. A second flat top barge will be utilised to assist in the storage of materials adjacent to the crane barge. All barge movements will be carried out by the multi-cat vessel SEADOG. A safety boat will also be in attendance.

All vessels involved with the works will maintain a continuous listening watch on VHF Channel 68. At times International Code flags “Romeo Yankee” will be exhibited in conjunction with a “Proceed with Caution” being broadcast by London VTS.

Works are expected to last until early May 2019.

 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 L10 of 2019

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Week 13


GREENWICH REACH  - GREENWICH SHIP TIER -  ISOPHASE LIGHT TRIAL ENDS

On or about 19th March 2019, following a shortened trial period from that previously detailed in NTM M15 of 2019, the light characteristic of the outer lower wing buoy of Greenwich Ship Tier will be returned to a Fixed Blue light as per the charted characteristics.

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



Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No M17 of 2019

Week 13


Harwich Haven Maintenance dredging – Water injection dredging

Mariners are advised that on or about the 18th March 2019 the dredger Borr will commence maintenance dredging, generally over high water periods, in the following locations:

Navigation House jetty,

Shotley Marina Channel,

Halfpenny pier,

Harwich lifeboat berth,

Fishermen’s moorings area west of Trinity House pier,

Trinity House pier and the

Mistley berths and channel

Harwich Navyard

Harwich International Port


for a period of approximately 10 days.  

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 2019

Week 13


Beach End buoy - Harwich Harbour and approaches

Mariners are advised that the light [Fl(2)G.5s] on the Beach End Buoy has been reinstated.  

Harwich Haven Authority Notice to Mariners No 13 of 2019 (Beach End Buoy Unlit) is hereby cancelled.  

 


Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 15 of 2019

Week 13


Harwich Harbour and approaches – Seasonal recreational marks

On or after the 1st April 2019 the following seasonal recreational marks will be reinstated.

(Positions given are WGS 84):

Pennyhole Yellow Cone Buoy   51º 53'.55 N 001º 18'.00 E

Cork Ledge Racing Mark Yellow Can Buoy  51º 54'.50 N 001º 23'.40 E

Armada Racing Mark Yellow Can Buoy   51º 52'.83 N 001º 22'.19 E

Fox’s Yellow Conical Buoy   51º 54'.00 N 001º 21'.00 E

Cobbolds Point Buoy Green Conical Buoy  51º 57'.64 N 001º 22'.16 E

Dovercourt Bay Yellow Spherical Buoys

51°55’.97 N 001°17’.39 E

51°55’.81 N 001° 16’.99 E

51º 55'.65 N 001º 16'.59 E

51º 55'.63 N 001º 16'.55 E

51 °55‘.40 N 001°16‘.48 E

51º 55'.18 N 001º 16'.42 E

Shotley Horse Yellow Pillar Buoy   51º 57’.32 N 001º 17’.46 E

Speed Limit Marker Buoy  Yellow Spherical Buoy  51º 56’.48 N 001º 07’.24 E

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



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 14 of 2019

Week 13


RIVER MEDWAY- SHEERNESS HARBOUR – SHEERNESS DOCKS UPSTREAM 2 FIXED RED NAVIGATION LIGHTS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to storm damage, the 2 fixed vertical red navigation lights marking the upstream dolphins on Sheerness berths 4 & 5 are temporarily extinguished.

Approximate positions are:  No. 4 berth – 51° 26.17’ N       000° 44.35’ E           No. 5 berth – 51° 26.09’ N   000° 44.30’ E

Chart 3683 refers

Further information may be obtained from Medway VTS on VHF Channel 74, call sign “Medway VTS” or telephone 0151 949 6148 or 0151 949 6650.

   


Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 12 of 2019

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Week 13


OIL SPILL RESPONSE EXERCISE ‘NOVEMBER CHARLIE’

Period Covering: 20.3.19 / 0900 – 1600

Location: Brightlingsea Harbour

Brightlingsea Harbour Authority will be conducting an annual oil spill response exercise.

Exercise ‘November Charlie’ will be taking place on the 20th March, commencing at 0900 UTC and will be complete by 1600 UTC.

Location of the exercise will be within Brightlingsea Harbour and the main navigational channel leading into Brightlingsea Harbour, not exceeding the south cardinal buoy, ‘Brightlingsea Spit’, at the entrance to the creek.

Navigation around the harbour will be restricted, please contact Brightlingsea Harbour Office for more information on:

VHF 68 or phone 01206 302200.



Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners Notice to Mariners.

Week 13


Restricted Locking at  Ipswich Lock

Mariners and Port Users are advised that due to essential repairs to the Inner Lock gate Cill, the Wet Dock lock will be closed from 0700hrs Monday 25th March  until 1700hrs Friday 29th March 2019.

Transit will only be available on a ‘level’ which is approx 90 -120 minutes before High Water.

Please contact on VHF Ch 68 or 01473 211066 for the latest information.

Every effort will be made to complete the repairs as soon as possible so that normal operations can resume.



Ipswich (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 4 of 2019

Week 13


LOWESTOFT – TRANSITS OF UNMANNED SURFACE VESSEL - FOR SURVEY OPERATIONS OFF THE NORFOLK COAST

Mariners and Port Users are advised that hydrographic survey operations, off the Norfolk Coast, are scheduled to commence 17th March. These will be conducted using an unmanned surface vessel, operated by ‘XOcean’, which will be remotely controlled by a USV ‘Pilot’. The vessel is capable of working 24/7. The USV has AIS, Navigation lights and a radar reflector. The duration of the survey work is approximately 3 weeks and is subject to favourable weather conditions.  

The vessel will transit to and from the survey area from the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Marina in Lowestoft Outer Harbour area. When transiting Harbour areas the USV will be escorted by RIB Typhoon. The RIB will be monitoring VHF Ch14 during Harbour transits.

A copy of the XOcean NTM (with image of the chart area and vessel) is attached with this notice. as a download on the right.

Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch 14, Tel. 01502 572286, if additional information is required.

 


Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 5 of 2019

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Week 12


GREENWICH REACH GREENWICH SHIP TIER ISOPHASE LIGHT TRIAL

On or about 12th March 2019, for a period of approximately two weeks, the light characteristic of the outer lower wing buoy of Greenwich Ship Tier will be changed from the current Fixed Blue light to Isophase Blue 1s.  This change is indicated in the chartlet below.

This trial is being undertaken to assess whether an alternative light characteristic will improve visibility of the Greenwich Ship Tier mooring buoys as well as other mooring buoy locations.   

Reports from vessel masters and operators on the effectiveness of the alternative light characteristic should be made to the Upper District Harbour Master (hmu@pla.co.uk).

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



Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No M15 of 2019

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Week 12


WOOLWICH REACH (UPPER) - ISLAND JETTY -  REPOSITIONED CARDINAL MARK

This Notice supersedes M90 of 2018

On or about Tuesday 5th March 2019 a PLA vessel will reposition the South Cardinal Mark at the former Island Jetty to mark the extremity of the work site of the new Royal Wharf Pier. On completion of the installation of piles, the South Cardinal Mark will remain in position until the arrival of the new pontoon.  

The South Cardinal Mark will display a white light with characteristics Q(6)+LFl.15s. See the chartlet below depicting the new location of the South Cardinal Mark.  

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



Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No M14 of 2019

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Week 12


Navigation Restriction due to Dredging Operations on the River Waveney 2019

Notice is hereby given that dredging operations are programmed to commence from Monday 15 April until Friday 30 August  2019, during the hours of 0800 hours and 1600 hours daily, excluding weekends.  

The works may restrict the access passage of vessels from the north of Stanley Carr to the A146 over Bridge.  The navigation will remain open but mariners must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the works.

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

 


BROADS AUTHORITY - NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 06 of 2019

Week 12


Navigation Restriction due to Private Works on the River Waveney 2019

Notice is hereby given that marine contractors will be carrying out replacement work to the moorings adjacent to ‘Waterside’ – 200m downstream of St. Olaves Bridge - Between Monday 18 March and Monday 1 April 2019.   

Where the works are being undertaken the channel may be restricted.  The navigation will remain open but boaters must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the works.   

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

TM456996 please ensure that the new position is taken into consideration for passage planning and when navigating in this area.



BROADS AUTHORITY - NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 05 of 2019

Week 11


LONG REACH NAVIGATOR TERMINAL TEMPORARY SCAFFOLDING WORKS ON JETTY 2

On Friday 1st March 2019 work will commence to erect temporary under-slung scaffolding works on Jetty No. 2 at Navigator Terminals.

Once in place strengthening work will take place to the existing steel structure.

The temporary works will not impinge the face of the berth and there will be no restrictions to vessels berthing and mooring operations.

Works are due to be completed by 30th April 2019.

 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 L8 of 2019

Week 11


Harwich Harbour and approaches – Seasonal recreational marks

On or after the 1st March 2019 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 11 of 2019

Week 10


NORTHFLEET HOPE & GRAVESEND REACH NORTHFLEET UPPER LIGHT SECTOR LIGHT RELOCATION

On Tuesday 26th February at approximately 18:00 the Northfleet Upper Light will be switched over from its current location on top of the tower block (adjacent to Bevans 42) to the new PLA Radar Tower that has been constructed adjacent to the tower block.

During the switch over there may be times when the light is not exhibited but this is expected to be only momentarily. London VTS will broadcast messages on VHF Channel 68 prior to any changes and confirm once all work is complete.

On completion of this switch over the Northfleet Upper Light the sectors will be slightly out of position to that shown on PLA and Admiralty paper charts and in other nautical publications as well as on ENC cells. Chart corrections will be issued in due course. The new sectors are shown in magenta on the above chartlet with the following light characteristics being exhibited:

 Oc.WRG.10s.43m.10-7M

 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 L7 of 2019


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Week 10


Barton Hall No 3 Lighted Buoy – River Roach

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that Barton Hall No 3 Lighted Buoy in position:

51˚ 34.924’N

000˚ 45.886’E

is out of the water for maintenance. We will advise when it is back on station.



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 3 of 2019

Week 10


Navigation Lights at Ipswich Tidal Barrier

Mariners and River Users are advised that the following IALA approved Navigation Lights are now in operation at the Ipswich Tidal Barrier in the new Cut. On the Western side marking the Northern and Southern ends of the Barrier we have two pairs of all round Red lamps located 2m above MHWS. There are two pairs of Green Lights  marking the Eastern side of the Barrier North and South.

When the Barrier is raised and closed for Navigation, this is marked by 3 red Lights in a vertical line one set at the Southern side and another set at the Northern side of the Barrier. These lights are illuminated as soon as the barrier starts to move.  The official opening of the Tidal Barrier is scheduled for Friday 8th February 2019. Harbour Master 5th February 2019.



Port of Ipswich (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 3 of 2019

Week 7


GRAVESEND REACH SEACON TOWER WHARF TIMBER FENDER REFURBISHMENT

Works will commence on Monday 4th February 2019 on refurbishment of timber fenders on the main jetty at Tower Wharf.

The spudleg barge, GPS BOXER, will be positioned on the outside of the jetty during the works and a ‘Proceed with Caution’ will be broadcasted by London VTS on VHF Channel 68. Works will be managed around shipping movements at which time all marine craft will be clear of the berth.

The safety boat, MOLLY G, will be on site throughout the works and will be maintaining a listening watch on VHF Channel 68. The tug, HORTON, will be in attendance when required to reposition the GPS BOXER as the works progress along the wharf.

Works are expected to last 8 weeks.

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 L3 of 2019

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Week 7


LIMEHOUSE REACH -  CONVOYS WHARF -  DECONSTRUCTION WORKS - OBSTRUCTION

 

On completion of works at Convoys Wharf and the departure of the GAVERLAND on 1st February 2019, a PLA Driftwood vessel will position an East Cardinal Mark off the deconstructed jetty. The East Cardinal Mark will display a white light with characteristics VQk Fl(3) every 5 seconds

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



Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No M8 of 2019

Week 7


RIVER MEDWAY – MEDWAY APPROACH CHANNEL

 

SS RICHARD MONTGOMERY WRECK

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that from 19th January 2019 to 28th February 2019, EGS International Ltd. will be undertaking, on behalf of the MCA and Receiver of Wreck, a detailed sonar survey of the SS Richard Montgomery wreck and have obtained permission to enter the prohibited area.  All survey work will be carried out by the EGS Watchful (callsign MAQK4; MMSI 232006596; fitted with AIS Class A) who will be keeping a listening watch on VHF Channels 16 & 74.

As part of the survey, EGS Watchful will also be operating within the restricted sector to survey and check the oceanographic recording equipment that is located on the seabed just outside the Wreck Exclusion Zone in position 51° 28.086’N 000° 46.914’E.

Mariners are reminded this equipment consists of a seabed Lander marked by 3 red buoys and remains deployed NW of the Wreck Exclusion Zone until 1st June 2019.

All mariners are requested to keep a minimum of 4 cables clear by navigating outside the area bounded by the sector marked above based on Admiralty chart 3683 – Sheerness and Approaches.  They should also be mindful that due to the nature of her work, EGS Watchful is restricted in her ability to manoeuvre as required by the Rules and is therefore unable to keep out of the way of other vessels.  Mariners are advised to slow down, maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 74 and navigate with caution keeping well clear when passing.   

Further information can be obtained from Medway VTS on VHF Channel 74 (Callsign “Medway VTS”) or telephone 0151 949 6148 or 0151 949 6650.



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 8 of 2019

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Week 6


Oceanographic Waverider Buoy - Harwich Harbour and approaches

Mariners are advised that the Felixstowe Waverider Buoy, in charted position 51°56'.30 N, 001°23'.64 E is unlit and out of position.

 The latest reported position of the buoy is   51° 56’ 28 N, 001° 23’.59 E  (bearing approximately 235° x 50m from the charted position)


Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 3 of 2019

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Week 5


LOWESTOFT APPROACHES – POSSIBLE SHOALING EAST OF HARBOUR ENTRANCE

Mariners and Port Users are advised of an area of suspected shoaling approx. 350 metres East of Lowestoft Harbour entrance, centred on approx. position 52˚ 28.260’N, 001˚ 45.700’E.   This shoaling has yet to be confirmed, but may have resulted in depth reduction of between 0.5m and 1.0m. This area is shown on the chart extract opposite.    

Mariners and Navigators are requested to navigate with caution when in Lowestoft Harbour approaches, using all means available to check and verify vessel position to ensure that the required under keel clearance is available.

The area of concern would appear to be within the occulting red sector of the port entry light. This light is an aid to navigation but should not be solely relied upon for an indication of vessel position.  A survey of this area will be arranged to verify depths. The results of this survey will be promulgated once available.

Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch 14, Tel. 01502 572286, if additional information is required.



 Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 3 of 2019



Week 4


Navigation Restriction due to Dredging Operation on the River Bure and Fleet Dyke

Notice is hereby given that dredging operations are programmed to commence from Monday 4 February until Friday 31 May 2019, during the hours of 0800 hours and 1600 hours daily, excluding weekends.  

The works may restrict access to South Walsham Broad via Fleet Dyke and the passage of vessels from the south of Acle Bridge (Marsh Farm) to ‘Oby Mill’.

The navigation will remain open but mariners must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the works.  All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of restrictions and delays.



Broads Authority Notices to Mariners No 1 of 2019

Week 4


DREDGING CAMPAIGN - Ramsgate

Mariners are advised that the Water Injection Dredger ‘Jetsed’ will be undertaking a dredging campaign within the Turning Circle and approach to the  Breakwaters at the Port of Ramsgate from:

w/c 31 st December for 4 weeks.

 The dredger will be monitoring VHF Ch.14

Vessels are requested to pass at low speed.

 


Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 6 of 2019

Week 3


LOWER HALSTOW WRECK TO THE NORTH OF LOWER HALSTOW YACHT MOORINGS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the sunken floating dock/converted barge, that has been moored to a large yellow mooring buoy to the north of the Lower Halstow Yacht Moorings has now been refloated.  

It is now made fast to 3 yellow buoys still at a position (Revised) -

510 22.90N 0000 40.36E

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 16 of 2018


UKHO Chart 1834 refers


Week 3


RIVER MEDWAY– SALTPAN REACH Isle of Grain LNG Terminal,  Jetties Nos. 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 Nos.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 VTS on VHF Channel 74, call sign “Medway VTS’ or telephone 0151 949 6148 or 0151 949 6650.

 

 


Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 2 of 2019


 UKHO Chart 1834 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 4 of 2019 (Brought forward from 2017)


Week 3


NOTICE REMAINING IN FORCE - GARRISON POINT TRAFFIC WARNING LIGHTS

NOTICE remains in force 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 No. 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 VTS on VHF Channel 74, call sign “Medway VTS” or telephone 0151 949 6148 or 0151 949 6650.



Peel Ports (Medway) Notices to Mariners No 5 of 2019

Week 3


THE SWALE - FAVERSHAM CREEK -  Vessels Aground

NOTICE REMAINS IN FORCE that, due to the exceptional high tides experienced November 2017 a vessel has been stranded 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.  In 2018 the masts were removed as they were causing an obstruction to the navigable channel.  She was subsequently set on fire and remains in the same position as a metal frame wreck.  Vessels should pass with extreme caution.

Salvage operations will be taking place.

Further information may be obtained from Medway VTS on VHF Channel 74, call sign “Medway VTS’ or telephone 0151 949 6148 or 0156.  

UKHO No. 2482 refers


Peel Ports (Medway) Notices to Mariners No 6 of 2019

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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 2019 (Brought forward from 2017)


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Week 3


LOWESTOFT BRIDGE CHANNEL – NEW NAVIGATION LIGHTS

Mariners and Port Users are advised that new Navigation lights have been established at the Bridge Channel, Lowestoft Bascule Bridge, to mark the alignment of the Bridge ‘cut’ as follows:-

• NE Bridge - Isophase yellow 5sec, Lat. 52° 28.375'N, Long. 001° 44.994'E

• NW Bridge - Isophase yellow 5sec, Lat. 52° 28.375'N, Long. 001° 44.980'E

• SW Bridge - Isophase yellow 5sec, Lat. 52° 28.360'N, Long. 001° 44.974'E

• SE Bridge - Isophase yellow 5sec, Lat. 52° 28.360'N, Long. 001° 44.989'E

The light flashing sequences are synchronized to ease identification and clarity. They will only be exhibited during the hours of darkness.

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



 Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 38 of 2018

Week 3

 

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

Mariners are advised that due to changes in the profile of the approach channel the following amendments will take place on or about 7th January 2019:

a)  No. 21 light buoy to be moved 85m x 360°(T) to 52° 50’.340N 00°21’.605E

b)  No. 22 light buoy to be moved 45m x 025°(T) to 52° 50’.375N 00°21’.690E

Mariners are requested to give the buoying vessel “St Edmund” a wide berth and pass at minimum speed whilst works to move the buoys are being undertaken.

For further information please contact King’s Lynn Harbour Radio on VHF 14



KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD Notice to Mariners No. 05 of 2019.

Week 2


WOOLWICH REACH (UPPER) - ISLAND JETTY - DECONSTRUCTION WORKS IN PROGRESS - OBSTRUCTION

Mariners are advised that on the 28th December 2018 a PLA Driftwood vessel will position a South Cardinal Mark off the piles at the deconstructed Island Jetty. The South Cardinal Mark will display a white light with characteristics Q(6)+LFl.15s. See the chartlet opposite depicting the location of the South Cardinal Mark.  

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



Port of London Notices to Mariners No M90 of 2018

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Week 1


LOWESTOFT - YACHT AND SMALL CRAFT WAITING PONTOON

Mariners and Port-Users are advised the waiting pontoon in the east end of the Trawl Dock is out of action and cannot be used by any vessels until further notice.  

Any yachts or small craft who require a berth to wait for a bridge opening are advised to contact the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht club on VHF Ch. 80 or by phone on 01502 566726.

A further notice will be produced when the pontoon can be used again.



Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 37 of 2018

Week 52


UPDATED PLA PUBLICATION  -  RECREATIONAL USERS GUIDE

 

(Front Cover of new Recreational Users Guide)

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

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 leisure user’s website – www.boatingonthethames.co.uk – to enquire about joining the TTNC.

Copies of the guide are available free of charge by contacting our TTNC Administrators by emailing: TTNC@pla.co.uk, although the PLA reserves the right to charge for orders greater than six 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 Notices to Mariners No 21 of 2018

Week 52


Norfolk Broads - Haddiscoe Cut – Between Reedham and St. Olaves

Notice is hereby given that BAM Nuttall will be carrying out repair work to the gabion baskets in the ‘Haddiscoe Cut/New Cut’ between 7 January 2018 and 5 April 2019.  Where works are being undertaken the channel will be restricted to 10 metres. The navigation will remain open but boaters must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the works.  Any vessels requiring greater width to navigate safely must notify Broads Control in advance on 01603 756056 to arrange for passage during this time.   TG434007.  Please ensure that the new position is taken into consideration for passage planning and when navigating in this area.



BROADS AUTHORITY NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 09 of 2018

Week 51


LOWESTOFT - REVISED PORT SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL NOTICE FOR MASTERS

Mariners and Port-Users are advised that the information note for ‘Port Safety and Environmental Notice for Master’ using Lowestoft Harbour has been revised and is attached to this notice. This revision precedes all previous revisions. The new revision mainly effects the below areas; Firstly, ‘Section 10: Lifting operations’ has been added in this revision to provide a reference on how to gain authorisation for the use of mobile cranes on the port estate/quayside areas.

Secondly, ‘Section 13 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)’ has been updated as the port is enhancing its requirement for PPE to be worn when walking within the Port Estate to join / leave a vessel. This includes, Town Quay, Talismans Quay, Silo Quay, All North Quays and Shell Quay. All crew/personnel must wear the minimum PPE requirement of safety helmet and high visibility vest. There will also be a yellow plastic waterproof box at the gated entrance to North Quay and Town Quay (see attached diagram) to deposit the PPE when leaving the port estate, or to collect the PPE when entering the port estate. Boxes will be labelled “SHIPS CREW PPE”.

Thirdly, ‘Section -14 Fresh water’ has been added to inform vessels of the recently implemented changes for the supply of fresh water.

Please bring this notice and the revision of the information to the attention of all Mariners and Port-Users operating in this area.



Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners no 36 of 2018

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Week 51


East Coast of England - The Wash  - Approaches to Kings Lynn - Amendments to Buoyage

Mariners are advised that due to changes in the profile of the approach channel the following amendments will take place on or about 11th December 2018:

a)  No.12 light buoy to be moved 130m x 170°(T) to 52° 52’.260N 00°21’.915E

b)  No.13 light buoy to be moved 220m x 175°(T) to 52° 52’.160N 00°21’.735E

Mariners are requested to give the buoying vessel “St Edmund” a wide berth and pass at minimum speed whilst works to move the buoys are being undertaken.

For further information please contact King’s Lynn Harbour Radio on VHF 14.



KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD Notice to Mariners No. 29 of 2018.


Week 51



Jack-up vessel  “Ziton Wind Server”

Please be advised that the Ziton Wind Server, on behalf of Siemens Gamesa Renewables A/S, will be commencing four major component exchanges within the London Array wind farm from the 11th December 2018.  

Proposed works:   London Array – Major Component Exchange

Vessels:  Ziton Wind Server (Jack-up)    Windcat 21 (CTV)

The Ziton Wind Server jack-up vessel is 79.3m long and has a breadth of 32.3m, and has a gross tonnage 6567 tonnes.

It will jack at the following location within London Array to conduct major component exchange.

WTG  B15

 The duration of the work at this location is to be confirmed

Jack-up Vessel: Ziton Wind Server : Call Sign: OWLB2 MMSI: 219615000 Length: 79.3m Breadth: 32.3m

 Crew Transfer Vessel: Windcat 21 :  Call Sign: 2DCN9 MMSI: 235077831 Length: 17.75m Breadth: 6.1m

The Ziton Wind Server will be supported by designated crew transfer vessel Windcat 21. The CTV will operate out of Ramsgate, and transport personnel to and from the vessel and access the WTGs.      

Planned Restricted Access Zones

The works are expected to commence on the 11th December 2018 and continue until project is complete. The following location will be visited :       B15  

A 500m radius restricted zone will be put in place centered on the Ziton   Wind Server when this is located at B15 WTG. If access is required to this zone for non-project traffic, authorisation must be requested from the London Array Marine Coordinator before entry.

Enquiries regarding this notice should be directed to the London Array Marine Coordinators



London Array Offshore Wind Farm Notice to Mariners 07/2018 – Revision 5 Updated - 09/12/2018


This may well have closed Foulger's Gat temporarily.  The Gat is approximately 1000 metres wide so in theory a 500 metre exclusion zone. will not have closed the Gat.   It would be prudent to call up the Windcat 21 early.


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Week 50


Revised Small Craft and Yacht Notice 2018

 

Mariners and Port-Users are advised that the information note for Small Craft and Yachts using Lowestoft Harbour has been revised and is attached to this notice. This revision precedes all previous revisions. Please bring this notice and the revision of the Information to the attention of all Mariners and Port-Users operating in this area.


Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners no 35 of 2018


Download the Notice by the button:

Lowestoft 35 Small-Craft-and-Yachts-Notice-2018.pdf


Week 49


LOWESTOFT OUTER HARBOUR – HAMILTON PENINSULA BOARDING LADDER

Mariners and Port-Users are advised that the yellow boarding ladder on the SE corner of the Hamilton Peninsula cannot be used until further notice.  

At this time it is unknown to when the ladder will be fit for use and a notice will be issued at this time.  

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

In addition, Notice to Mariner No. 33 – Lowestoft Outer Harbour – Bridge Channel Steps is now cancelled.



LOWESTOFT (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 34 of 2018

Week 49


Approaches to Kings Lynn - Establishment of new Special Mark Buoy

Mariners are advised that on or about 22nd November 2018, 1 new Special Mark danger buoy will be established to indicate a newly designated Foul Ground* area on the seabed at the following locations:

• Yellow Special mark buoy "Z2" - Pillar Y, Cross Y ‘X’ topmark, Fl (4) Y 10s in position Lat 52° 54.050’N., Long 000° 16.115’E.

The area of foul Ground extends approx. 1000m to NNE and 1000m to SSW from the above position.

*Foul Ground is defined as “as an area of foul ground, not dangerous to surface navigation, but to be avoided by vessels anchoring, trawling etc”.   

The chart symbol for foul ground is a pecked line surrounding a # symbol.

The attached chart extract details the location of the foul ground and associated Isolated Danger buoys.

 

 

For further information contact the Harbour Office


KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD Notice to Mariners No. 29 of 2018.

Charts: BA 1200, Imray Y9

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Week 48


CHANGE OF CONTACT NUMBER FOR THE THAMES BARRIER NAVIGATION CENTRE (TBNC)

Please be advised that the contact number for the above has now changed to  0203 260 7711, please refrain from using the 0208 number going forward.

If you have any issues please email Phone.Update@pla.co.uk




Port of London Notices to Mariners No 15 of 2018

Week 48


WOOLWICH REACH

INSTALLATION OF GALLIONS BUOY

Further to the installation of the North Woolwich Barge Roads off Gallions Point, on the 21st November 2018 a new starboard lateral buoy will be installed in the location marked on the chartlet below.

This buoy will be known as Gallions Buoy and will display the light characteristics Fl.G.3s  

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


Port of London Notices to Mariners No M80 of 2018

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Week 48


East Coast of England - The Wash  - Approaches to Kings Lynn.

Discontinuation of Aid to Navigation

East Side Ferry Landing Handrails Lighted Beacon  

Mariners are advised that the following Aid to Navigation is to be discontinued on or about 19th November 2018 :

East Side Ferry Landing Handrails Lighted Beacon – Q R with red can topmark  

Position: Lat. 52° 45.320’N, Long. 000° 23.300’E.



KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD - Notice to Mariners No. 28 of 2018.

Week 47


GRAVESEND REACH  FLOODGATE REPLACEMENT WORKS GRAVESEND CANAL BASIN

Starting on 12th November 2018 in-channel flood gate replacement works will commence on the lock for the Gravesend Canal Basin.  

The majority of the works will take place at low tide with a temporary cofferdam being installed. For this reasons a ‘Proceed with Caution’ will be issued by London VTS on VHF Channel 68 asking passing vessels to minimise their wash.

Navigation through the lock will be managed by the on-site team on an ad-hoc basis.

Works are expected to last for approximately 12 weeks.

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



Port of London Notices to Mariners No L25 of 2018

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Week 46


Ha’penny pier pontoon refurbishment works

Mariners are advised that on or about 12th November 2018 Harwich Haven Authority will carry out essential improvement works to the pontoons at Ha’penny Pier, Harwich.

The pontoon section at the centre of the mooring berth – see image below – will be removed and repaired off site. It is the intention to re-install the pontoon section on or about the 15th March 2019.

While repairs are taking place the Western section of the pontoon in the mooring facility will have no access to the shore.

Details of the works can be obtained from Harwich VTS on VHF channel 71



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 45 of 2018

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Week 46


Blakeney Harbour – 5 November 2018

Mariners entering Blakeney Harbour should note that the lights have now been reinstated on the following buoys:

 CHANNEL MARKER STARBOARD BUOY NO: 7

CHANNEL MARKER PORT BUOY NO: 8



Blakeney Harbour Association November 5th 2019

Week 46


BHA WEATHER STATION at BLAKENEY QUAY

Please note that the BHA weather station, currently temporarily mounted on the Sailing Club dinghy park flagpole, will be removed tomorrow November 3rd.

From tomorrow, it will not be possible to access data from this weather station on the Internet until early December (exact date will be advised), pending it’s long term installation on the South Sands beacon, which is positioned due South of the Old Lifeboat House.

We are confident that in this position it will provide very accurate information regarding wind conditions in the Harbour.



Blakeney Harbour Association November 2nd 2019

Week 45


Environment Agency Sea Wall Repairs – South Bank, River Crouch, Hullbridge - AVIGATION & SAFETY

Environment Agency Sea Wall Repairs – South Bank, River Crouch, Hullbridge

(Long Reach & Short Reach)

Mariners are advised, in particular windsurfers, dinghy sailors and canoeists of a potential navigational hazard from the placement of unmarked vertical posts projecting up from the seabed in the River Crouch at Long Reach & Short Reach following repairs undertaken by the Environment Agency to install rock and brushwood rolls (please see attached photograph).

Work will commence on the 5th November 2018 to ensure that the posts are all cut to the correct height and it is anticipated the work will be completed within the week.

Mariners are requested to keep a wide berth from the embankment until the Environment Agency has completed the work.  The works will extend 3m from the bank toe and Mariners are advised that a 5 metre (16 feet) exclusion zone will be implemented.



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 36 of 2018

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Week 45


Gallopher Wind Farm - Information for mariners

Safe sailing during operations

Galloper Offshore Wind Farm is now in operation, which means that the safety exclusion zone that was in place during construction is no longer in effect. Yachts and other recreational vessels are now free to sail through the wind farm site.

It is suggested that boat owners check with the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) or relevant marine body for recommendations related to safe passage through offshore wind farms. Galloper’s position is that maintaining approximately 100 metres between vessels and the wind farm structures – turbines and offshore substation platform – would demonstrate good seamanship. As a precaution, it is recommended that sailing vessels should have their engines turned on and in neutral whilst transiting through the wind farm to enable rapid control if it is required.




Week 42


Raysand Middle Unlighted Buoy - River Crouch District – Revised Position

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the latitude and longitude promulgated in Notice to Mariners No 33 of 2018 for the Raysand Middle Unlighted Buoy was an approximate position.

Please note the actual position of the Raysand Middle Unlighted Buoy:

051˚ 39.964 N

000˚ 59.474 E



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 33 of 2018

Week 42


PORT OF GREAT YARMOUTH

Wreck Berth 39 Great Yarmouth River Port

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a small leisure craft has sunk on her moorings in approximate position 52° 35.075’ North 001° 43.750’ East (alongside the Southern mooring dolphin close West of the ‘Ocean Terminal’ reporting point).

The wreck will shortly be marked by two special marks at the NE and SE extremities lit during darkness with characteristic Fl.Y.5s. Some debris may be present and there may be lines or other hazards trailing close to the wreck.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when passing the wreck especially when vessels are moored on the opposite bank



Port of Great Yarmouth (ABBP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 25 of 2018

Week 41


East Coast of England - The Wash  - Approaches to Kings Lynn -  Light Beacon“B”

Mariners are advised that the temporary lighted beacon “B” in position 52° 49.’090N  00° 21.’136E has been replaced with a new permanent light beacon with yellow conical daymark and a light characteristic of Fl. Y 2s

For further information please contact the King’s Lynn Harbour Radio on VHF 14.

 Notice to Mariners Nos. 19 & 20 / 2018 are hereby revoked



KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD Notice to Mariners No. 25 fo 2018.


Please see the image of the position in Week 38

Week 38


EAST COAST OF ENGLAND - THAMES ESTUARY - MAPLIN LIGHTED BUOY

Latitude 51º 33.661’N., Longitude 001º 01.593’E

Amendment : Topmark permanently withdrawn.


No further notice will be given.



Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 20 of 2018

Week 38


Range Inner Sea Area: Submerged Hazard


Mariners are advised that from 1 to 5 October, there will be a submerged hazard in the Range Inner Sea Area. The hazard will be marked by yellow illuminated marker buoys. The co-ordinates of the hazard are as below and the location is also indicated on the map attached.


Latitude/Longitude British National Grid


Lat 51.541276°, Long 0.857193°

 

Northing: 186356, Easting: 598230

 


Nicki Uden – Community Liaison Officer, SHOEBURYNESS RANGE


Qinetiq dated 12th September, 2018

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Week 38


East Coast of England - The Wash - Approaches to Kings Lynn - Light Beacon“Charlie”

Mariners are advised that the lighted beacon “Charlie” in position 52° 48.’759N  00° 21.’138E has collapsed.

The area of the beacon is to be considered a Foul Area and all craft must keep well clear of the above position.

Salvage operations are scheduled to commence 11th September 2018 and decisions regarding future replacement will be made after due consultations.

For further information please contact the King’s Lynn Harbour Radio on VHF 14.


KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD Notice to Mariners No. 24/2018.

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Week 37


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 01st November 2018.

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 2018

Tuesday 13th November 2018 From 0935 to 1205 GMT N Woolwich LW 1034 GMT 1.1m

December 2018

Thursday 13th December 2018 From 0945 to 1215 GMT N Woolwich LW 1047 GMT 1.0m

January 2019

Thursday 10th January 2019 From 0905 to 1135 GMT N Woolwich LW 1005 GMT 0.8m

February 2019

Monday 11th February 2019 From 1010 to 1240 GMT N Woolwich LW 1113 GMT 0.9m

March 2019

Tuesday 12th March 2019 From 0945 to 1215 GMT N Woolwich LW 1049 GMT 0.8m

April 2019

Tuesday 09th April 2019 From 0955 to 1225 BST N Woolwich LW 1100 BST 0.5m

The closures will be confirmed and promulgated by London VTS from 24 hours in advance of the operation by VHF radio on routine river broadcasts.

From the start of each closing procedure until completion of the opening procedure vessels will be prohibited from transiting the Thames Barrier. Most closures are for approximately 2½ hours over the respective low waters.

No vessel is to pass Margaretness inward bound or Blackwall Point outward bound once a Thames Barrier closure has commenced unless authorised by London VTS.

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 Notice to Mariners No 11 of 2018


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 34


GRAVESEND REACH WEST STREET PIER

Due to the deteriorated condition of West Street Pier, Mariners are advised that a “Proceed with Caution” is in place until further notice. Mariners should ensure they pass the pier at an appropriate speed to ensure minimum wash, in order to prevent further deterioration to the structure.

Vessels are instructed not to moor at West Street Pier until further notice.

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 L14 of 2018

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Week 31


LEIGH CHANNEL  LEIGH BUOY BUOY REPOSITIONED

Mariners and recreational users are advised that the Leigh Buoy has been moved approximately 170m to the NNE of her current charted position to reflect changes in depths in the area.

The buoy is now in position 51°31.09N 00°42.72E.

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 L13 of 2018

Week 26


 Blakeney Harbour Entrance Channel

Mariners entering Blakeney Harbour should note that three entrance channel buoys have been repositioned as follows:

HARBOUR ENTRANCE STARBOARD NO. 4

Is now positioned:

N 52° 58.777’  E 000° 57.530’

HARBOUR ENTRANCE PORT NO. 5

Is now positioned:

N 52° 58.755’  E 000° 57.599’

CHANNEL MARKER PORT NO. 8

Is now positioned:

N 52° 58.528’  E 000° 57.334’


Blakeney Harbour - Notice to Mariners 14th June 2018

Week 22


INFORMATION


Mariners are courteously reminded of Rule 9 [Narrow Channels] of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 [COLREGS]


Rule 9 – Narrow Channels

(b) A vessel of less than 20m 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.

(d) A vessel shall not cross a narrow channel or fairway if such crossing impedes the passage of a vessel which can safely navigate only within such channel or fairway.

The latter may use the sound signal prescribed in Rule 34(d) [At least five short and rapid blasts on the ship’s whistle] if in doubt as to the intention of the crossing vessel.

(g) Any vessel shall if circumstances of the case admit avoid anchoring in a narrow channel.


All commercial ships navigating in the Burnham Fairway will have a Crouch Harbour Authority [CHA] licensed pilot onboard. They will be monitoring VHF Channel 11 whilst within the CHA district. Do not impede these vessels as they can only navigate safely within the Fairway due to amongst other factors constraint of draught.

A ship that is slowing down may not steer very well; it needs propeller action on the rudder to respond, it takes time and considerable distance to stop a ship particularly if it is in a loaded condition.

Ships in narrow channels cannot easily avoid small craft, it is best that you stay clear.

Be especially cautious and vigilant at night or in times of poor visibility, above all keep a good lookout both ahead and astern.


If you cannot see the ships wheelhouse, the ship cannot see you.



Crouch Harbour Commissioners Notice to Mariners No 11 of 2018

Week 21


East Coast of England - The Wash  - Approaches to Kings Lynn

Amendment to No.1 Light Buoy, Pilot Boarding Area

Mariners are advised on or about 9th May 2018 the following amendments to the No. 1 light buoy in position 52° 56’.00N 00° 21’.50E will take place:

The colour of the buoy will be changed to Yellow

The character of the light will change to Fl Y 3s

The changes are to reflect the special function of the buoy as the pilot boarding area rather than as a starboard hand mark

For further information please contact King’s Lynn Harbour Radio on VHF 14.



KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD. Notice to Mariners No. 15/2018.

Week 20


THAMES BARRIER CONTROL ZONE THAMES BARRIER TEMPORARY NAVIGATION LIGHTS

Mariners are advised that the works formerly promulgated in Notice to Mariners M13 of 2018 will continue on the Thames Barrier to upgrade the existing navigation lights on each of the piers. These works are expected to last approximately three 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 opposite:

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



Port of London Authority Notice to Mariners No M35 of 2018


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Week 19


Roughs Shoal – approaches to Harwich Harbour - NW Roughs Tower Light Buoy damaged

Mariners are advised that the N.W. Roughs Tower Buoy [West Cardinal YBY VQ(9)]  in position 51° 53.813’ N   01° 28.771’ E   has been reported as damaged and leaning over.

An update regarding the condition of the buoy can be obtained from Harwich VTS on VHF Ch7



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 22 of 2018

Week 19


East Coast of England - The Wash  - Approaches to Kings Lynn - Amendments to Buoyage

 Mariners are advised that due to changes in the profile of  the approach channel the following amendments will take place on or about 2nd  May 2018:

 

a) No.8 light buoy to be moved to 52° 52’.795 N 00°21’.675E  

b) No.10 light buoy to be moved to 52° 52’.560 N 00°21’.900E

c) No.12 light buoy to be moved to 52° 52’.335 N 00°21’.890E

d) No.7 light buoy to be moved to 52° 52’.825 N 00°21’.455E

e) No.11 light buoy to be moved to 52° 52’.530 N 00°21’.715E

f) No.13 light buoy to be moved to 52° 52’.275 N 00°21’.715E

See attached chart extract showing proposed changes to buoyage.

Mariners are advised that commercial shipping may be encountered outside of the buoyed channel in this vicinity until the buoys are moved.

Mariners are requested to give the buoying vessel “St Edmund” a wide berth and pass at minimum speed whilst works to move the buoys are being undertaken.

For further information please contact King’s Lynn Harbour Radio on VHF 14



KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD. Notice to Mariners No. 14/2018.

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Week 19


Margate Harbour - Mark Buoy

Mariners are advised that the yellow spherical mark buoy, placed north of the temporary sculpture at Margate Harbour, will be removed for repair until further notice.



Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 13 of 2018

Week 19


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

will be off station until further notice.  



Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 11 of 2018

Week 19


East Anglia One Scour protection vessel

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That the Scour protection vessel Nordenes shall commence scour protection rock placement by fall pipe within the windfarm limits bounded by the EA ONE construction buoyage on the 17th March 2018 until further notice. The Nordenes can be contacted on VHF CH16 and via Guard Vessel Glomar Drifa. The Nordenes will complete rock placement at all turbine locations within EA ONE with the start location being given as:

                              52° 11' 50.7984'' N    002° 32' 1.1616'' E


East Anglia ONE Limited Notices to Mariners No 32 of 2018

Call Sign: PHOG MMSI: 244962000

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Week 19


East Anglia One Heavy Lift Vessel

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That the Bokalift-1 shall commence works within the windfarm limits bounded by the EA ONE construction buoyage on the 24th March 2018 until further notice. The Bokalift-1 can be contacted on VHF CH16 and via Guard Vessel Glomar Drifa. The Bokalift-1 will be carrying out pile driving operations around 1200kj impact. The Silver Harvester will be noise monitoring close to the Bokalift-1.  The Bokalift-1 will commence piling operations inside the CDM area of East Anglia 1 Windfarm.

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East Anglia ONE Limited Notices to Mariners No 32 of 2018

Bokalift -1

Call Sign: 5BVH4 MMSI: 212827000

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Week 19


East Anglia One Guard Vessel  

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Glomar Drifa shall commence Guard vessel duties within the windfarm limits bounded by the EA ONE construction buoyage on the 10th March 2018 until further notice.

The Guard vessel Drifa can be contacted on VHF CH16 and VHF CH6



East Anglia ONE Limited Notices to Mariners No 25 of 2018

GLOMAR DRIFA

Call Sign: HP7331 MMSI: 355507000

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Week 17


PORT OF WELLS  - Change to Buoy on Bar End North

URGENT

There has been a change to the buoy at the Bar End North (North Outer). The red can buoy has been replaced with a yellow buoy Fl Y 2.5s. This buoy is being trialled for four months to help identify the buoy from seaward. The special mark will be positioned at the bar end and will have safe water on all sides for passing. The yellow special mark will have a flashing sequence Fl Y 2.5s.

Lat Long

North Outer Bar 52°59'.419N 000°50'.501E

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Port of Wells dated 12th April, 2018



Week 14


 Restricted Navigation Ipswich Wet Dock

Mariners and Port users are advised for a period of approximately 12 Months there is an area of Restricted Navigation around Albion Wharf in the Wet Dock. During the rebuilding of the ‘wine rack’ scaffolding will protrude 3m out above the wet dock. The area has been marked by 2 x yellow buoys as in photograph below. Please keep South of the yellow Buoys.



Associated British Ports Ipswich  Local Notice to Mariners No 3 of 2018

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Week 12


East Coast of England - The Wash - Approaches to Kings Lynn

Temporary amendment to buoyage

Notice to Mariners No.1810 refers.

Mariners are advised that No.16 light buoy and associated mooring has been salvaged and all markers buoys removed.

A temporary yellow navigation buoy (see picture opposite) with yellow light Fl (3)Y10s has been established in position 52° 51’365N 00°21’.270E until a replacement No.16 light buoy can be established.

For further information please contact the King’s Lynn Harbour Radio on VHF 14.

 


KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD. Notice to Mariners No. 11/2018

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Week 10


East Coast of England - The Wash  - Approaches to Kings Lynn - Amendments to Buoyage

Mariners are advised that due to changes in the approach channel the following amendments will take place on or about 22nd February 2018:

No.6 light buoy to be moved to 52° 53’.040N 00°21’.635E and light character amended to Fl R 2s,

New port hand light buoy, No.8, to be established at 52° 52’.885N 00°21’.763E, with light character Fl (2) R 6s,

No.19 light buoy to be moved approx. 100m x 345°(T)

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KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD. Notice to Mariners No. 9 of 2018.

NOTE:  The buoyage for the approaches to Kings Lynn have now adopted Daseley's Sled:  Always rely on the local chartlets:

http://www.kingslynnport.co.uk/shipping/charts/


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 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


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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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