No 17 of 2 Temporary Notices to Mariners


Temporary Notices to Mariners


Week 34


GRAVESEND REACH  - EAST TILBURY - TEMPORARY JETTY

 

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


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


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


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


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


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


Port of London Notices to Mariners No L18 of 2017


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Week 34


LIMEHOUSE REACH  - TEMPORARY BARGE MOORING

 

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


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


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


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

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


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

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


Port of London Notices to Mariners No  M72 of 2017


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Week 34


LOWESTOFT OUTER HARBOUR AREA - BERTHING RESTRICTIONS

DUE TO QUAY FENDERING REMOVAL WAVENEY DOCK


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

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

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

works as follows:-


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

Ch.14


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

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

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

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

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

should not be affected.


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

once this quay area is available for use


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

information is required.


ABP Lowestoft Notices to Mariners No 20 of 2017

Week 34


PORT OF WELLS - DREDGING OPERATIONS

For week commencing 14th August 2017, the “Kari Hege” will be engaged in dredging operations in the Outer Harbour. 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 10th August, 2017

Week 33


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

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

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

Type : Agile Frequency

Code : Morse ‘D’

Nominal Range : 10 miles

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

Display Period

: On 20 seconds.

: Off 40 seconds.

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Total 60 seconds.

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Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 27 of 2017

Week 33


Port of London Authority


REPORTING INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS


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


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


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


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

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


Port of London Notices to Mariners No 20 of 2017

Week 33


SEA REACH - CALOR JETTY - EMERGENCY FENDER REPAIRS


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


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


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


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

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Port of London Notices to Mariners No L16 of 2017


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Week 33


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


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


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


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

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


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

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


Port of London Notices to Mariners No L17 of 2017

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Week 33


RIVER MEDWAY – SALTPAN REACH


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


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

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

position;


51° 25.9309’N 00° 42.1760’E


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


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


Berth Exclusion Zone Regulations;


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

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

from the cargo transfer arms at the LNG Terminals.


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

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

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

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

LNG Terminal (‘the Berth Exclusion Zone’).


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



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

Week 33


RIVER MEDWAY – ROCHESTER - BRIDGE REACH


New Wreck Reported


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


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


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


Admiralty Chart No. 1835 Refers


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


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Week 33


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


Alteration to Buoyage


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


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

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

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



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

Week 32


SEA REACH  - OIKOS No.1 JETTY - FENDER REPAIRS

 

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


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


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

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


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

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


Port of London Notices to Mariners No L15 of 2017

Week 32


BUGSBY’S REACH - DOHM WHARF - REPAIR WORKS


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


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


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


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


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


Port of London Notices to Mariners No M66 of 2017


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Week 32


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


MV”Isaac Newton” Underwater Operations.


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


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


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


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



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

Week 31


RIVER THAMES - LIMEHOUSE REACH  - CONVOYS WHARF - SUNKEN PONTOON

 

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


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


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


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


Port of London Notices to Mariners No  M64 of 2017

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Week 31


Queenborough Creek Barrier Refurbishment


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

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

alex.monk@ch2m.com.

James Goodfellow 24th July 2017

Manager Marine Services

Peel Ports London Medway


Dear Residents and Business Operators


Queenborough Creek Barrier Refurbishment


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

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

Management 2100 programme (TEAM2100).


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

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

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


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

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

people and property remain protected from flooding.


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

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

over the next four to five months.


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


3. Replacing the existing steel floodgates and associated equipment.

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

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

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

temporary flood barrier when a flood warning is received.


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

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

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

within the affected area.


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

Alex Monk at alex.monk@ch2m.com.


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


Yours faithfully,


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

Week 31


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


Charts BA1200 BA108 Y9


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



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

Week 31


MARGATE HARBOUR

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

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

51°23.5408'N 01°22.8899'E

51°23.5274'N 01°22.8899'E

51°23.5274'N 01°22.9069'E

51°23.5408'N 01°22.9069'E

51°23.5408'N 01°22.8899'E

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



Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 19 of 2017

Week 31


Navigational Aid - Unlit Beacon – Margate Harbour

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

Therefore NTM 28/2016 is cancelled



Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 18 of 2017

Week 30


DARTFORD CREEK - DARTFORD CREEK BARRIER MAINTENANCE


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


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


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


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


Port of London Notices to Mariners No L13 of 2017

Week 30


RIVER MEDWAY – GARRISON POINT


Sheerness Number 10 Berth, River Works and Lifting Operations


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

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


51° 26’.93 N 000° 44’.75 E


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


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

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



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

Admiralty Chart No. 3683 refers.

Week 30


RIVER MEDWAY – GARRISON POINT


Garrison Point – Defective Fog Horn


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

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


51° 26’.94 N 000° 44’.82 E


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

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



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

Admiralty Chart No. 3683 refers.

Week 29


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

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

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

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

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

The word WRECK will be exhibited Black on Yellow.

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

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

The word WRECK will be exhibited Black on Yellow.

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

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

The word WRECK will be exhibited Black on Yellow.

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

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

The word WRECK will be exhibited Black on Yellow.

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



Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 22 of 2017


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Additional information from ABP (Lowestoft)


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

Week 29


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

 

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


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


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


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

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



Port of London Notices to Mariners No L12 of 2017

Week 30


PORT OF WELLS - DREDGING OPERATIONS

For week commencing 17th July 2017, the “Kari Hege” will be engaged in dredging operations in the Outer Harbour. 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 July, 2017

Week 29


East Coast of England - The Wash - Approaches to King’s Lynn – Hunstanton and North Beach Heacham. - Water Ski Championship.


Mariners are advised that on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July 2017 The British Water Ski Championships are to be held on a course off Hunstanton Beach and Heacham North Beach.

The course will be marked by 3 Orange high visibility buoys positioned in a triangular shape and will be in place from Saturday AM until Sunday PM.


The Races are due to take place on Saturday 15th between 1000 hrs and 1300 hrs and Sunday 16th between 1030 hrs and 1330 hrs.


Mariners are requested to keep a sharp lookout and avoid the area whilst the races are taking place and maintain a watch on VHF CH 16/14.


Safety boats will be in attendance during racing.

Contact race organiser - James Robinson 07979 600871.


KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD.  Notice to Mariners No. 28/2017.

Week 28


Kingsnorth Power Station  - Demolition of Remaining Boiler Structures


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a planned demolition event will take place on 27th July 2017 at 15:00hrs. At that time the two remaining boiler structures at Kingsnorth Power Station will be demolished by use of a controlled explosion. The exact location of the event is –


Latitude 51o 25’03.98” North Longitude 000o 36’07.90” East


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


Admiralty Chart No. 1834 refers.


Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 20 of 2017

Week 28


 River Crouch – Inner Whitaker Southerly Cardinal Light Buoy

NAVIGATION

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

51˚40.757’N,  001˚08.400’E

is missing its Top Mark.


Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 29 of 2017

Week 28


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


BA 1200


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


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


Position 52°49’.300N 000°21’.345E.


KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD.

Notice to Mariners No. 27/2017.


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

Week 28


Port of Ramsgate - FILMING NOTIFICATION

 Mariners are advised that filming will take place on and around Linkspan #1 on Monday 3rd July 2017 between 22:00 and 01:00 hrs. This will include involvement of a local fishing boat and safety boat with a controlled special effect ‘fire’ on the fishing vessel.

 During this period, the linkspan will not be available.

Mariners should remain clear of # 1 linkspan and follow advice given on request from Ramsgate Port Control on VHF Ch. 14


Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 17 of 2017

Week 27



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

 

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


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

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


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


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


Port of London Notices to Mariners No L11 of 2017

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Week 26


Harwich Harbour  - Maintenance dredging – Harwich Haven berths and approaches


Mariners are advised that on or about the 14th June 2017 the dredger HAM 316 will commence maintenance dredging of the Harwich Haven berths and approaches for a period of approximately 12 days.


Dredging will initially take place in areas of the Main Channel;


On the outside of the Beach End bend, between the Cliff Foot and Deane Buoys

On the south edge of the main channel around No 8 Buoy

On the south edge of the main channel around No 2 Buoy


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


On the east side of the main channel between the Walker and South Shipwash Buoys

On the west side of the main channel north of the South Threshold Buoy.


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

Following work on the channel, the dredger will work in the harbour, disposing to the Inner Gabbard disposal site from around 19 June to 26 June 2017.


The plough dredger Norma and the survey vessel Shamrock will be supporting the operation commencing on or about 13th June 2017.


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

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


Notice to Mariners No. 12-2017 is CANCELLED



Harwich Haven Authority Notice to Mariners No 13 of 2017

Week 26


RIVER MEDWAY – SALTPAN REACH - Isle of Grain LNG Terminal, Jetty No. 8 River Works and Diving Operations


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that from the 13th of June 2017 to the 21st of July 2017 maintenance and diving operations will continue on LNG Jetty No. 8 in the following approximate position;

51° 25.9309’N 00° 42.1760’E


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


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


Berth Exclusion Zone Regulations;


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

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

from the cargo transfer arms at the LNG Terminals.


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

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

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

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

LNG Terminal (‘the Berth Exclusion Zone’).


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



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 18 of 2017

Week 26


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


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


51° 24.78’N 00° 43.55’E


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

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


Admiralty Chart No. 1834 refers.



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

Week 26


DIVING OPERATIONS - LOWESTOFT OUTER HARBOUR AREA


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

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

follows:-


Waveney Dock North Wall – Middle of Quay area.

Hamilton Dock South side - Western end of Quay area.

Hamilton Dock North side – Western end of Quay area.


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

will be monitoring VHF channel 14.


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


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


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


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

information is required.


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

Week 26


LOWESTOFT 2017 TIDE TABLE BOOKLET – POSSIBLE DATA ERROR


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

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

which lists tide times and heights for July 2016.


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


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

required.


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



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


Amended Tide table page for July 2017

Week 25


GRAVESEND REACH TO MOUSE CHANNEL  - 86TH THAMES SAILING BARGE MATCH


Mariners are advised that the 86th Thames Sailing Barge Match will take place on Saturday 15th July 2017, with participating vessels departing Gravesend at approximately 0600 and proceeding to the race start at Mucking No.3 Buoy.


The race, comprising 9 barges together with associated escort and official craft, will proceed eastwards to the North Oaze Buoy before turning about to return to Gravesend for the finish of the race. Note the intended route may be shortened subject to weather conditions on the day.

All vessels will display the appropriate signals and 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 or by telephone on 01474 560311.


Port of London Notices to Mariners No L10 of 2017

Week 25



RIVER THAMES -  LOWER DISTRICT - DISCONTINUATION OF OBSOLETE NAVIGATIONAL MARKS


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


N18229 Clubbs Inner Jetty

N15307 Tilbury Power Station

N11554 Marsh Farm

N11558 Town Pier

N07920 Coryton No 4

N07922 & N14834 Coryton No 2

N07925 & N07924 Coryton No 1

N07927 Coryton No 3

N07934 Shellhaven M

N11591 Johnson’s Wharf

N09503 & N10506 Mulberry Wharf

N09506 Pheonix Jetty

N09510 Belvedere Power Station

N12442 Curved Jetty Dagenham


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


Port of London Notices to Mariners No L9 of 2017

Week 25



RIVER THAMES -  BUGSBY’S REACH - BLACKWALL POINT SPECIAL MARK AND CONTROL MEASURES


To facilitate the safe arrival, departure and berthing of ships over 210m LOA at Greenwich Ship Tier during the below dates, several control measures will be put in place.


Name         Arrival                            Departure

 

Viking Star   16th June 2017  05:45   18th June 2017  19:30  

Viking Sky    30th June 2017  06:15   2nd July 2017  20:00  

Viking Sea    8th July 2017  13:00      10th July 2017  14:15  



Temporary Special Mark

A temporary lit yellow special mark (Fl.(2).Y) will be placed on the southern limits of the navigational channel at Blackwall Point from 15th June 2017 until 11th July 2017. Owners and Operators of vessels are reminded to keep clear of this navigational mark whilst it is in place. Please see the attached chartlet opposite.

Navigation Safety Zone

A navigation safety zone will be established around each ship, from 750 metres ahead to 250 metres astern, between Margaretness and Greenwich Ship Tier, as directed by the attending Harbour Service Launch which will be undertaking Local Traffic Control of navigation supported by London VTS.


All vessels navigating in the vicinity of these ships are to pay particular attention to these movements and maintain a continuous watch on VHF Channel 14, following instructions from the attendant Harbour Service Launches displaying blue flashing lights; call sign prefix ‘THAMES PATROL’. Further details will be promulgated by London VTS on VHF Channel 14 during routine river broadcasts.


Port of London Notices to Mariners No M53 of 2017


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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 26


PORT OF WELLS - DREDGING OPERATIONS

For week commencing 19th June 2017, the “Kari Hege” will be engaged in dredging operations in the Outer Harbour on Monday and in the main channel North of number 6 buoy, between 6 & 2 for the rest of the week. 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 15th June, 2017

Week 25


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


Race Bank Export Cable Installation Works.


Removal of Isolated Danger Buoy to mark unburied cable.


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

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


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



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

Week 24


Survey & salvage operations

This notice to mariners is promulgated for your information on behalf of Salvage Master M.V.

14 Day Notice to Fishermen for the removal of Fishing Pots/Creels/Traps/Nets/Buoys.

SURVEY & SALVAGE OPERATIONS In the Vicinity of the SUNK INNER Light Vessel AND APPROACHES in position latitude: 51°50,325’N longitude: 001°33,028’E on the shipwreck known as the Norhauk. Fishermen & Mariners are advised that on or about the 8th June 2017 the Salvage vessel SEAL SANDS will commence under water Salvage operations for approximately 60 days. It is kindly requested that all Fishing traps / pots / nets / creels / Dan buoys be removed prior to the 7th June 2017 and that that all vessels give as wide a berth as possible as the vessel has a 3 point mooring extending up to 500 metres.

Therefore, an exclusion zone of 600 metres is required. Detailed vessel movements can be obtained direct from the SEAL SANDS firstly by contact on VHF Channel 16 thence Channel 8. Lights and shapes as required by Collision Regulations will be exhibited and a listening watch on VHF Channel 16 & 71 will be maintained throughout the operation.

Ships Phone: 07469 195947



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 11 of 2017


Week 24


Discontinuation of Obsolete Navigation Marks


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


AtoN No Aid To Navigation Location Description


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

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

N05565  Burham Water Main Crossing E  Unlighted Beacon  

N05566  Burham Water Main Crossing W  Unlighted Beacon  

N05557  Snodland Gas Pipeline West  Unlighted Beacon  

N05554  Halling Water Main Crossing W  Unlighted Beacon  

N05553  Halling Water Main Crossing E  Unlighted Beacon  

N17376  Halling Marshes Sewer South Bank  Unlighted Beacon  

N17377  Halling Marshes Sewer North Bank  Unlighted Beacon  

N17377  Halling Marshes Sewer North Bank  Unlighted Beacon  

N10542  Cuxton Cable Crossing W  Unlighted Beacon  

N05505  Chatham Reach Cable W. Bank  Unlighted Beacon  

N08945  Close to St. Marys Wharf Pontoon  Unlighted Beacon  

N05483  Gillingham Marina Wall  Unlighted Beacon  

N05480  Gillingham Strand Sewage Outfall  Outer  Unlighted Beacon  

N05473  No.3 Beacon  Unlighted Beacon  

N17375  Motney Hill Sewer Crossing  Otterham Creek  Unlighted Beacon  

N13381  Sittingbourne Outfall North Bank  Milton Creek  Unlighted Beacon  

N13382  Sittingbourne Outfall South Bank  Milton Creek  Unlighted Beacon  

N10536  Faversham Creek Outfall  Unlighted Beacon  


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


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

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

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



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

Week 24


Port of Wells - Change to navigable channel

URGENT

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

New Positions

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

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

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



Port of Wells dated 31st May, 2017

Week 24

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

 

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


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

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

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

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


23-05-2017


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

Week 23


River Thames - ST CLEMENTS REACH  - GRAYS TERMINAL - SURVEY OPERATIONS

 

Mariners are advised that commencing on, or around, 1st June 2017 survey operations will take place at GRAYS TERMINAL by JETTIES 1 and 2.


The survey will be undertaken by a PLA Survey vessel and will involve the towage of survey equipment up to a maximum of 60m astern of the vessel; this will restrict manoeuvrability of the vessel. Additionally the vessel will exhibit the lights and shapes prescribed by the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea and will maintain a listening watch on VHF channel 68 as appropriate. All survey works are expected to be completed by 30 June 2017.


All vessels are required to reduce speed and proceed with caution whilst passing the PLA Survey vessel when survey work is underway, and at all times when advised by London VTS.


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

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


Port of London Notices to Mariners No L8 of 2017

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Week 23


River Thames - LONG REACH  - HARRISONS WHARF - HEAVY LIFT OPERATIONS

 

Heavy Lift operations will be carried out at Harrisons Wharf to remove 13 x 70 ton empty gas tanks. The tanks will be loaded into a barge “ALAN BENNETT” on or about the following dates at each high Water:


Commencing 21st June 2017 and expected to be completed by 29th June 2017


Safety boat “ALFIE” and tug “CHRISTIAN” will be on station throughout operations and will maintain a listening watch on VHF channel 68 & 14.


Vessels are requested to pass the area at REDUCED SPEED and be mindful of their wash and draw off when passing the works whilst lifting operations are undertaken for the notified period.


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

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


Port of London Notices to Mariners No L7 of 2017

Week 23



River Thames - GRAVESEND REACH - FIREWORKS DISPLAY

 

On Thursday 8th June 2017 at 22:00hrs a fireworks display will take place over the River Thames in Gravesend Reach.


The display will be conducted from a barge which will be positioned approximately 200m offshore of Tilbury Landing Stage with cruise ship COLUMBUS II alongside Tilbury Landing Stage. The HAVEN SUPPORTER and Safety boat MALAMUTE will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 68.


The display is expected to be completed by 22:10.


During the course of the firework display a single delay of up to 10 minutes may be experienced.

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


Port of London Notices to Mariners No L6 of 2017

Week 23


River Medway - Garrison Point Traffic Warning Light


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

Point Fort in the following approximate position is inoperative.


51° 26.80´ N 000° 44.64´ E


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


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


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

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

upriver direction.


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

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

seaward direction.


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

movements.


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

Week 23


Port of Wells - Change to navigable channel

URGENT

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

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

New Position

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

 


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

Week 23


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


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



Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 15 of 2017

Week 22


Notice of Partial Restriction at Trowse Eye , River Yare and Wensum


Notice is hereby given that due to removal of overhead powerlines by UK Power Networks, there will be restricted access from 07:30 to 19:30 during the following period:


19 June - 29 June 2017


You may encounter delays of up to 30 minutes, during which time passage past the works will not be possible due to safety reasons.


Please note that at all times you may only proceed past the works when clear indication is given that it is safe to do so.    


Please ensure you navigate with care and caution in the area, observing any relevant signs or directions.



Broads Authority Notice to Mariners No 8 of  2017

Week 21


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

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

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

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

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

Flash : 0.4 second

Eclipse : 1.6 seconds

Flash : 0.4 second

Eclipse : 1.6 seconds

Flash : 0.4 second

Eclipse : 1.6 seconds

Flash : 0.4 second

Eclipse : 1.6 seconds

Flash : 0.4 second

Eclipse : 6.6 seconds

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Total :15.0 seconds

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

Racon, as follows:-

Type : Agile Frequency

Code : Morse “T”

Nominal Range : 10 miles

Frequency : X band 9320 MHz to 9500 MHz

S band 2920 MHz to 3100 MHz


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

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Total 60 seconds.

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


Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 17 of 2017

Week 21


Upnor Reach - Temporary Exclusion Zone - 17th June 2017 21:40 – 22:40


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Temporary Exclusion Zone will be established in the area showed opposite.  


From a line drawn perpendicularly across the river from Upnor Jetty (51°24.56´N 000°31.80´E) to a line drawn perpendicularly across the river at Whitewall Creek (51°23.90´N 000°31.40´E). See Chartlet.


The Temporary Exclusion Zone will be in operation from 21:40 hours to 22:40 hours BST 17th June 2017.  Between these times no vessel shall navigate, anchor or be secured to a mooring buoy, within the area, without the express permission of the Harbour Master.


The Temporary Exclusion Zone will be in place to facilitate the safe conduct of a firework and water screen display. Six barges will be positioned in the following locations;


51° 24.22´ N 000° 31.82´ E

51° 24.38´ N 000° 31.88´ E

51° 24.06´ N 000° 31.72´ E

51° 24.08´ N 000° 31.59´ E

51° 24.20´ N 000° 31.64´ E

51° 24.32´ N 000° 31.68´ E


Pontoons will run between the barges positioned on the west side of the river.


Medway VTS will broadcast the start and completion of the exclusion zone on VHF 74.

Mariners are reminded that no vessel shall navigate at a speed above 6 knots through the water Westwards of the longitude of Folly Point.



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 15 of 2017

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Week 21


 Swallowtail No 4 Light Buoy – River Crouch

NAVIGATION

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

51˚40.519’N  001˚03.487’E

is back on station.

NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 20 OF 2017 IS HEREBY CANCELLED


Crouch Harbour Authority Notice to Mariners No 25 of 2017

Week 21


Burnham Sailing Club Pontoon

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Burnham Sailing Club Pontoon has now been fully repaired and is back on station.

NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 9 OF 2017 IS HEREBY CANCELLED



Crouch Harbour Authority Notice to Mariners No 24 of 2017

Week 21


 River Crouch - Rice & Cole Pontoon Annual Maintenance Complete

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that maintenance is now complete and the Rice & Cole Pontoon in approx. position:

51˚ 37.34 N, 000˚ 49.55 E

is back on station.

NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 3 OF 2017 IS HEREBY CANCELLED


Crouch Harbour Authority Notice to Mariners No 23 of 2017

Week 20


GRAVESEND REACH - JACK-UP BARGE SAMPLING

 

From Thursday 18th May 2017 Fugro Geoservices Ltd will be undertaking intrusive river bed surveys from the jack-up barge “TOPJACK” at various locations in the vicinity of the Tilbury Power Station Jetty on behalf of Port of Tilbury London Limited. Please refer to chartlet below:

.

“TOPJACK” will be towed into position by the CPBS Tug “SHAKE DOG” where vertical drilling works will be carried out. The CPBS tug “HOUND DOG” will also be in assistance. All vessels will maintain a VHF watch on VHF Channel 68 at all times.

At times the “TOPJACK” will be positioned close to the northern edge of the main navigational channel and vessels are requested to pass the area at REDUCED SPEED and be mindful of wash and draw-off when passing the works during the notified period.

“TOPJACK” will display the shapes and signals as prescribed in the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 as required. The code flag signal “RY” will also be displayed throughout the operation.

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

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


Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L5 of 2017


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Week 20


 Dredging Operations


Please be advised that Essex Marina have now completed their Maintenance Dredging Operations in the approach to and within Essex Marina, Wallasea Island, Essex for 2017.

NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 1 OF 2017 IS HEREBY CANCELLED


Crouch Harbour Authority Notice to Mariners No 22 of 2017

Week 20


 Fishing Pot Markers - River Crouch


NAVIGATION

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

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


Crouch Harbour Authority Notice to Mariners No 21 of 2017

Week 20


 Dredging Operations


NAVIGATION

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

NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 36 OF 2016 IS HEREBY CANCELLED


Crouch Harbour Authority Notice to Mariners No 19 of 2017

Week 20


RAMSGATE - Electrical Works within the Inner West Marina

Mariners are advised that electrical works will be undertaken within the inner west marina, commencing Monday 8 May for one week.

We apologise for any inconvenience experienced, whilst these essential works take place.

It is anticipated that on Monday 8th May, the electrical power to the inner west marina will be unavailable to customers between 0800 – 1600. During the remainder of the week, periods of outage will be experienced, mainly effecting King George pontoon.



Ramsgate Port Notices to Mariners No 14 of 2017

Week 20


Dive Operations  -  London Array Offshore Wind Farm Date of Notice 04/05/2017


Please be advised that CWind, on behalf of London Array, will be conducting diver inspection surveys at various locations within the London Array Wind Farm during slack water. Diving works will only be undertaken during daylight hours.


Work Site

The London Array Offshore Wind Farm is located approximately 20km from the Kent and Essex coasts in the outer Thames Estuary. The wind farm consists of 175 turbines delivering a capacity of 630MW. Two offshore substations export the generated electricity to shore based facilities from where it is distributed to the National Grid. The wind farm is located between two sandbanks, Long Sand and Kentish Knock and has varying water depths across the site ranging from 0 to 23m LAT.

Vessel:

Works conducted by CWind will be undertaken by the Dive Support Vessel “CWind Phantom”

CWind Phantom will mobilise from Ramsgate on a daily basis as required.

Operational Overview:

Operations will include diver inspection surveys at various locations within the London Array Wind Farm during slack water.

The CWind Phantom will use a three-point mooring system, two stern anchors and band around the turbine.

Diving works will only be undertaken during daylight hours.

Safety Zones & Site Restrictions:

Throughout all dive operations a 500m exclusion zone will be enforced around the CWind Phantom

Dive locations will vary daily, but information as to the actual location will be broadcast prior to commencement of diving operations on VHF channel #16

Vessels operating in the area are advised not to approach without making contact.

It should be noted that the vessel may move position or exit the wind farm without prior notification.

Key Dates:

Start date: 09/05/2017

Estimated finish date: 04/07/2017

Further Information:

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

London Array Marine Coordination

Telephone : 01843 855795 / 07920 854358

Email: marinecoordinators@londonarray.com



London Array Wind Farm Notices to Mariners No 2 of 2017

Week 19


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

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

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

Amendment: To be moved to a new assigned position of

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

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

Trinity House 16 of 2017.pdf


Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 16 of 2017


Week 19


PRINCES CHANNEL - BRITNED CABLE SURVEY

 

Mariners are advised that commencing on or around 25th May 2017 survey operations will take place on the BRITNED CABLE


The survey will be undertaken by the MV BIBBY ATHENA and MV PROTEUS of LIVERPOOL, and will involve the towage of survey equipment up to a maximum of 200m astern of the vessel. Additionally both vessels will exhibit the lights and shapes prescribed by the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea and will maintain a listening watch on VHF channel 69 & 68 as appropriate.


All survey works are expected to be completed by 25th June 2017.


All vessels are required to reduce speed and proceed with caution whilst passing the MV BIBBY ATHENA or MV PROTEUS of LIVERPOOL when survey work is underway, and at all times when advised by London VTS.


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


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


Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L4 of 2017

Week 19


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


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

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


51° 25.93’ N 00° 42.44’ E


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

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


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


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

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



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

Admiralty Chart No. 1834 refers


Week 19


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


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

take place during 2017:-


DATE                  EVENT                            COURSE


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25.06.2017 Wilsonian SC Three Race Regatta - TBC

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

09.07.2017 to 08.07.2017 Wilsonian SC Medway Dinghy Regatta - TBC

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

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

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

26.08.2017 Wilsonian SC  Junior Regatta  - TBC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


Port Marine Safety Code:


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

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

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

navigation, or other port users has been effectively mitigated.


Peel Ports Medway Event Conditions:


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


formal risk assessment

provide names of even organisers and officials

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

number of participation vessels (estimated)

boat race location

timetables and program of events


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

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

the Event Organiser.


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

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

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


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

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

(01795) 663025.



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

Week 19


Brightlingsea - Fuel pontoon out of action for the following period.

Fuel pontoon away for re-fit from 8th May -  To 13th May

Brightlingsea Harbour apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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


Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners Notices to Mariners No 2 of 2017

Week 18


Cable Repair Operations - London Array Offshore Wind Farm


Please be advised that Stemat-82, on behalf of London Array, will be conducting inter array cable repairs on two cables (E16-F16 and E17-F17).


As part of this work, cable extraction, and replacement will be undertaken using, divers and de-burial systems within the London Array Wind Farm operating on a 24-hour basis.


Vessel: Stemat-82


Stemat-82 Cable Lay Barge has a length of 80.00m and breadth of 28.00m. The Stemat-82 uses an eight-point mooring system. The Stemat-82 will control the cable repairs throughout the work utilising a variety of systems and techniques. These will include diving and de-burial operations whilst on anchors.


Equipment will be periodically deployed and suspended from the vessel crane during the work.


The Stemat-82 will be supported by three vessels, two conducting anchor operation, one as a crew transfer vessel. A small dive RIB will also be deployed as required to assist in the work.


Operational Overview:


The works is expected to commence on the 16th April 2017 and continue for 6 weeks.

Operations will include cable repair barge on anchors in the vicinity of turbine:


E16


E17


Safety Zones & Site Restrictions:


During this period, a 750m radius restricted zone will be put in place centred on the following locations:


E16-F16 Cable: 51°37.813’N 001°27.355’

E17-F17 Cable: 51°38.036’N 001°26.831’


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


Vessels operating in the area are advised not to approach without making contact.

It should be noted that the vessel may move position or exit the wind farm without prior notification.


Key Dates:

Start date: 16/04/2017

Estimated finish date: 28/05/2017


Further Information:

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

London Array Marine Coordination

Telephone: 01843 855795 / 07920854358

Email: marinecoordinators@londonarray.com  





London Array Notice to Mariners No 1 of 2017


See image below.  This work is adjacent to Foulger's Gat but the Marine Coordinator said "As you can see the 750m exclusion zone comes up to the edge of Foulger's Gat, however does not intrude so safe passage is still available.  We would advise anyone planning to pass through to contact one of our CTV's on Channel 16, who will then relay the most current information."


LAL1 of 2017 image1.jpg


The full PDF file of the NtM can be download here::

LAL Notice to Mariners Cable Repair.pdf




Week 18


EAST COAST OF ENGLAND - NORTH HINDER TSS - WRECK “FLUVIUS TAMAR”

Latitude 51º 40.200’N., Longitude 002º 13.580’E

The Temporary Exclusion Zone (TEZ) imposed by SOSREP currently in place around the wreck has been increased to 1000 metres radius of the above position.

Consequently the four emergency wreck marking lighted buoys have been moved out to a radius of 800 metres around the above position as follows:-

1.Position: North East of the wreck to position Latitude 51° 40.515’N., Longitude 002° 14.053’E.

2.Position: South East of the wreck to position Latitude 51° 39.906’N., Longitude 002° 14.087’E.

3.Position: North West of the wreck to position Latitude 51° 40.494’N., Longitude 002° 13.073’E.

4.Position: South West of the wreck to position Latitude 51° 39.884’N., Longitude 002° 13.107’E.

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



Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 15 of 2017

Week 18


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

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

Movement effected consequent upon a recent survey.


Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 14 of 2017

Week 18


KENTISH FLATS OFFSHORE WINDFARM - UNIDENTIFIED SUBMERGED OBJECT

 

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

51 ͦ27’ 24.093” N  001 ͦ06’ 52.365” E

 

The unidentified submerged object has the following approximate dimensions:


Length 3.1m   Width 1.9m  Height 2.3m

 

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

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

 


Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L3 of 2017




Week 18


THAMES BARRIER CONTROL ZONE - THAMES BARRIER TEMPORARY NAVIGATION LIGHTS

 

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


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


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


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



Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No M36 of 2017


PLA M36.jpg


Week 18


NAVIGATION - Essex Marina – Excessive Wash

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

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

    Moored craft

    Vessels with Tenders alongside and

    Small vulnerable craft



Crouch Harbour Authority Notice to Mariners No 18 of 2017

Week 18


SHEET PILING, THE GRANARIES, MALDON, ESSEX - ADMIRALTY CHART 3741 - RIVER CHELMER, ESSEX


WITH EFFECT APRIL 2017


Be aware the installation of sheet piling to improve flood defences is due to commence at the Granaries, Station Road, Fullbridge, Maldon, Essex within the next month.


This work is expected to take 2 – 3 weeks and commence early May 2017, subject to a timely response from the MMO for the variation to the existing licence.


There will be limited disruption to river traffic navigating this part of the River Chelmer for the duration of the proposed works.


For further information you are advised to contact the River Bailiff at Maldon District Council.

 

Maldon District Council  River Bailiff on 01621 875837




River Baliff, Maldon District Council Notices to Marienrs dated 17th April, 2017

Week 18


LOWESTOFT DREDGING ACTIVITIES – REVISED SCHEDULE


Mariners and Port-Users are advised that updated dredging activities are scheduled for

Lowestoft as follows:-


Vessel UKD Orca – Due at Lowestoft on or around 24/04/17. Expected duration of

works: 5 to 6 days. Normal working hours: 24.

Vessel UKD Cherry Sand – Due at Lowestoft on or around 28/04/17. Expected

duration of works: approx.9 days. Normal working hours: 0700-1900hrs.

Vessel UKD Seahorse – Due at Lowestoft on or around 04/05/17. Expected duration

of works: 5 to 6 days. Normal working hours: 0700-1900hrs.


Note that in addition to Harbour dredging activities, UKD Orca and UKD Seahorse will

also work in the main approach Channel to Lowestoft, approx. 0.5 nautical miles NE of

the Harbour entrance. Duration of works in this area is expected to be approx. 6hrs for

each vessel.


Dredgers will display lights and shapes for dredging activities as prescribed in the

International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. They 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 undertaking dredging operations.


NTM No.11 is hereby cancelled.


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

information is required.



Associated British Ports Lowestoft Notice to Mariners No 13 of 2017

Week 18


Ramsgate Harbour - DREDGING CAMPAIGN

Mariners are advised that the Grab Dredger ‘Mannin’ will be undertaking a dredging campaign within the Port of Ramsgate and Royal Harbour from 13th April for 3 weeks.

The dredger will be monitoring Channel 14 and vessels are requested to pass at low speed.


Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 13 of 2017

Week 17


EAST COAST OF ENGLAND - THAMES ESTUARY - BARROW DEEP

1.Station : Barrow 8 Lighted Buoy.

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

2.Station : Barrow 10 Lighted Buoy.

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

Movements effected consequent upon a recent survey.


Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 11 of 2017


(The movement of these two buoys is minimal)

Week 17


ORWELL BRIDGE INSPECTION WORKS


Mariners and Port Users are advised that Highways England and their contractors have a series of planned Inspection works on the Orwell Bridge Structure.


Commencing on or around 15th May 2017 and lasting through until around Mid July 2017, there will be teams of workers accessing the piers via ropes from above. A Safety Boat will be in attendance in the River below. These operations are scheduled to take place both day and night land may result in the vertical clearance under the bridge being up to 3m less than officially published. This platform will be suitably lit at night. Further details of the vessel movements and operations will also be available from the Orwell Navigation Service.



Associated British Ports Ipswich  Local Notice to Mariners No 3 of 2017

Week 17


EVENT at PIN MILL 13th MAY 2017


Mariners and Port Users are advised that there is an advertised event taking place at Pin Mill on Saturday 13th May 2017 involving the historic sailing vessel 'Nancy Blackett' and other small vessels. All river users are requested to slow down to a minimum speed when passing Pin Mill between the hours of 1200 and 1700hrs. Your cooperation with this request would be greatly appreciated.


Associated British Ports Ipswich  Local Notice to Mariners No 4 of 2017

Week 16


River Thames -   ERITH REACH - ERITH CAUSEWAY

 

Notice to Mariners L17 of 2016 is hereby cancelled


Mariners are advised that repair works at ERITH CAUSEWAY have been completed and the causeway is open and available for use.


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


Port of London Notices to Mariners No L2 of 2017

Week 16


Ha’penny pier visitors yacht moorings


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


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

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


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


Hours will be charged as follows


Up to 5 metres £10.00

Over 5 metres and up to 10 metres £15.00

Over 10 metres and up to 15 metres £20.00

Over 15 metres and up to 20 metres £25.00

Over 20 metres £35.00


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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

moorings.


Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 8 of 2017


Harwich Haven Yachting-Guide-2017.pdf

Week 16


DREDGING OPERAliONS RIVER ORWELL


Mariners and Port Users are advised that the trailing suction dredger 'UKD Orca' and Bed leveller 'UKD Seahorse' will be working in the Port of Ipswich and the River Orwell from or about Thursday 20th April 2017 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 may be an unusual amount ofdiscolouring to the water due to the increase in siltation from the deposit operation, which is being carried out under the conditions of our Marine Licence. All vessels are requested to give this vessel a wide berth, especially when the UKD Orca swings in the Long Reach near No 3 Buoy following the deposit operations. Both vessels 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.




Associated British Ports Ipswich Notice to Mariners No 2 of 2017


Week 16



LOWESTOFT LAKE LOTHING COMPASS BUOY PERMANENT REMOVAL


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


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


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


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


Associated British Ports Lowestoft Notice to Mariners No 12 of 2017


Week 16


Ramsgate - TEMPORARY YACHT RACING MARKS

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

Riga Bros - 51°.17’.72N - 001°28’.15E

Stonar   - 51°.19’.12N - 001°24’.58E

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

Icom   - 51°.17’.72N - 001°26’.35E

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

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

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


Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 12 of 2017

Week 14


Harwich Harbour and approaches – Seasonal recreational marks


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

(positions given are WGS 84):


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



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 5 of 2017

Week 14


Harwich Harbour and approaches – Seasonal recreational marks


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

(positions given are WGS 84):


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


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


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


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


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


Dovercourt Bay - Yellow Spherical Buoys


51°55’.9731N 001°17’.3968E

51°55’.8129N 001°16’.9954E

51º55'.65N 001º16'.59E

51º55'.63N 001º16'.55E

51°55‘.4050N 001°16‘.4881E

51º55'.18N 001º16'.42E


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


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



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 6 of 2017

Week 14


Harwich Harbour and approaches – seasonal recreational marks

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

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


Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 7 of 2017

Week 14


Approaches to Kings Lynn

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

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


KIngs Lynn Conservatory Board and Port and Pilot Authority

Week 13


River Crouch - NAVIGATION


Admiralty Chart No 1975 - Thames Estuary Northern Part


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


Lat.     51˚ 40. 924’ N  

Long.  001˚03.660’ E


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


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



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 17 of 2017


See chart image and images of the wreck just below please

Week 13


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

 

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


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


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

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


Port of London Authority Notice to Mariners No L1 of 2017

Week 13


Maintenance dredging – Harwich Haven berths and approaches

Mariners are advised that on or about the 21st March 2017 the dredger Lelystad will commence maintenance dredging of the Harwich Haven berths and approaches for a period of approximately 10 days. Materials will be disposed of at the Inner Gabbard disposal site.

The plough dredger Forth Drummer and the survey vessel Shamrock will be supporting the operation commencing on or about 19th March 2017.

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

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


Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 4 of 2017

Week 13


Brightlingsea Harbour - Dredging


All vessels are advised that currently within Brightlingsea Harbour dredging operations are

being conducted.


All vessels should keep clear of the Hopper Barge and Dredging Barge “Providence” with

the Tug “Jean T” in attendance.


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


Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners Notices to Mariners No 1 of 2017

Week 13


LOWESTOFT OUTER HARBOUR, HAMILTON DOCK – BOREHOLE OPERATIONS


Mariners and Port-Users are advised that commencing 20th March 2017, for a period of

approximately 2 weeks, Borehole Operations will commence in Hamilton Dock.


Borehole locations will be in the Western section of the Dock, and operations will be

conducted from a work pontoon. A safety boat will be in attendance and will monitor

VHF Ch14. Work is expected to be undertaken between 0800hrs and 1800hrs daily.


The pontoon may be left in position and unattended overnight. It will be lit/marked on

these occasions.


Please give these works a wide berth, and ensure that vessel wash is kept to a minimum when proceeding to/from berths in the Hamilton Dock area.


Notification will be provided when these works have been completed.


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

information is required.


Lowestoft - Associated British Ports - Notices to Mariners No 10 of 2017

Week 13


Dangerous Wreck on the Buxey Sand edge of the Swallowtail channel

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

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


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







Week 12


Closure of Kingsferry Lifting Bridge for Essential Maintenance


Notice is hereby given that Network Rail have informed Peel Ports London Medway that, due

to essential maintenance, the Kingsferry Bridge will not be able to be lifted on the following date

between the following times;


Tuesday 21st March 2017 – 07:45 to 15:12


On this date between the times stated the bridge will not be able to be lifted for the passage of


any vessels.


The Kingsferry Lifting Bridge is located in the flowing approximate position;


51° 23.44’ N 00° 44.01’ E


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

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



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 12 of 2017


Admiralty Chart No. 2572 refers

Week 12


River Crouch – Burnham Fairway Buoys


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


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


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


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



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 16 of 2017

Week 12



Kent and Essex IFCA Survey of Native Oysters


Kent and Essex IFCA are intending to conduct a dredge survey of native oysters in the rivers Blackwater, Colne, Crouch and Roach between 06th March and17th March 2017.  The survey operations at sites located within the CHA District are scheduled for the second week in March (13th-17th).


Please note this may overrun as weather will play a role in how the work progresses.


The Surveys will be conducted from vessel FPV Tamesis, which will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channels 11 & 16 whilst underway within the CHA District.


Mariners are requested to keep a good lookout and not impede the vessel whilst she is conducting operations.



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 15 of 2017

Week 12


DREDGING CAMPAIGN

Mariners are advised that the Grab Dredger ‘Mannin’ will be undertaking a dredging campaign within the Aggregate Berth at the Port of Ramsgate, from w/c 26th March for 1 week.

The dredger will be monitoring Channel 14

and vessels are requested to pass at low speed.



Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 10 of 2017

Week 11


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


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


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

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


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



Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 7 of 2017

Week 11


WOOLWICH & GREENWICH REACHES  - SAIL ROYAL GREENWICH 13th – 16th APRIL 2017


Sail Royal Greenwich 2017 will take place between 13th April and 16th April 2017. The Ships will take part in daily commercial trips from Woolwich to Wapping with firework displays held on the evenings of 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th April at Greenwich Reach and Woolwich Reach.


Mooring Locations


32 Ships will be moored at Woolwich Arsenal Pier, personnel will be transferring between ships in small tenders and workboats; Masters of passing vessels are requested to pay particular attention to their speed and wash.

Commercial Trips


Tall Ships will be operating commercially between Woolwich and Wapping during this period; Masters of vessels navigating at Wapping are requested to pay particular attention to ships turning in the area.

Fireworks


A number of fireworks displays will take place as outlined below:


12th April between 21:15 and 21:30 in Greenwich Reach


13th April between 21:15 and 21:30 in Greenwich Reach


14th April between 21:15 and 21:30 in Greenwich Reach


15th April between 21:15 and 21:30 in Woolwich Reach Lower


In order to maintain a 70 metre exclusion zone around the fireworks barge Local Traffic Control will be conducted from an attending Harbour Service Launch, displaying blue flashing lights, call sign prefix ‘THAMES PATROL’. The Harbour Service Launch will be monitoring VHF channel 14 and providing Local Traffic Control as required. During the course of the firework displays a single delay of up to 15 minutes may be experienced.


Owners and operators are reminded that no manned vessels other than emergency service vessels responding to an incident and vessels engaged in fireworks operations are permitted within the 70 metre exclusion zone.


Parade of Sail


On Sunday 16th April 2017 at approximately 1630 a procession of Tall Ships will proceed outward bound from Limehouse Reach in single file at approximately 5 knots. The procession will be escorted by PLA Harbour Service Launches and will consist of pre-arranged Tall Ships only.


To enable the procession to form in Limehouse Reach local traffic control will be conducted from the attending Harbour Service Launches, displaying blue flashing lights, call sign prefix

‘THAMES PATROL’. The Harbour Service Launches will be monitoring VHF channel 14 and providing Local Traffic Control as required. The detailed timings of the event are as follows:


1430 17 ships depart moorings at Woolwich and proceed inward bound

1515 12 ships depart moorings in Greenwich following the inward ward bound procession

1530 Santa Maria Manuela will depart mooring off Greenwich Power station jetty with tug assistance; this will be the last vessel in the parade

1600 All vessels will turn in Limehouse Reach and head outward bound at slow speed.

1615 STS NADEZHDA will depart Greenwich Ship tier, proceeding outward bound

1630 Parade of sail led by STS NADEZHDA will proceed outward bound


Further details of Sail Royal Greenwich will be broadcast by London VTS on VHF Channel14.



Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners M22 of 2017


To see images of the exclusion zone, download here

Week 10


Navigation Restriction due to Power Boat Racing - Oulton Broad 2017


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


Thursday  20th  April 6.00pm

Thursday  27th April  6.00pm

Monday   1st May  12.00noon

Thursday  11th May  6.00pm

Thursday  18th May  6.00pm

Sunday    28th May  12.00noon

Monday  29th May   12.00noon

Thursday  8th June   6.00pm

Thursday  15th June   6.00pm

Thursday  22ndJune  6.00pm

Thursday  29th June  6.00pm

Thursday    6th July  6.00pm

Thursday  13th July  6.00pm

Thursday  20th July  6.00pm

Thursday  27th July  6.00pm

Thursday   3rd August  5.30pm

Thursday  10th August 5.30pm

Thursday  17th August 5.30pm

Monday  28th August 4.00pm

Sunday   3rd September  12.00noon


Broads Authority Notices to Mariners No 5 of 2017

Week 9


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

---------------

INNER FISHERMAN LIGHTED BUOY


Amendment : Moved to a new assigned position of

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


Movement effected consequent upon a recent survey.




Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 6 of 2017






Week 9


WOOLWICH REACH  - ENVIRONMENT AGENCY - THAMES BARRIER CLOSURES

 

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


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


PROGRAMME OF CLOSURES:


May 2017

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


June 2017

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


July 2017

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


August 2017

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


September 2017 (full annual closure)

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


October 2017

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


  

GATE CLOSURES:

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

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


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


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


NOTES:

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

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




Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No 5 of 2017

Week 9


RIVER MEDWAY – WICKHAM REACH  - Routine Inspection of the M2 Motorway Bridge

 

Notice is hereby given that, in addition to the works specified in Notice to Mariners No 10 of 2017, inspection works on the bridge will also be carried out from 20th to 24th February 2017.

The works will consist of an inspection of the above water structure by rope access.


The safety boat ‘Nipashore’ will be in attendance throughout the operations and monitoring VHF radio Channel 74.


Further information may be obtained from Medway Navigation Service (VTS) on VHF Channel 74, call sign “Medway VTS” or telephone 01795 663025.


Chart No 1835 – Plan A (Continuation of the River Medway) Applies


Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 11 of 2017

Week 9


RIVER MEDWAY – WICKHAM REACH - Routine Inspection of the M2 Motorway Bridge

 

Notice is hereby given that on or after 27th February 2017 and until about 31st March 2017, an routine inspection of the structure of the M2 motorway bridge across the River Medway will be carried out.


The inspection will be in three phases, the first being an inspection of the above water structure by rope access, followed by a diving survey of the underwater structure and finally by a bathymetric survey of the area around the structure.


The safety boat ‘Nipashore’ will be in attendance throughout the operations and monitoring VHF radio Channel 74.


Further information may be obtained from Medway Navigation Service (VTS) on VHF Channel 74, call sign “Medway VTS” or telephone 01795 663025.


Chart No 1835 – Plan A (Continuation of the River Medway) Applies



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 10 of 2017

Week 9


LAKE LOTHING – OULTON RAILWAY BRIDGE – NEW LIGHTS ESTABLISHED


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

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


The lights characteristics and positions are as follows:


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

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

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

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


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


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


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

Week 9


PONTOON INSTALLATION IN TRAWL DOCK AND ASSOCIATED VESSEL MOVEMENTS


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


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

Trawl Dock.


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


Notification will be provided once the works have been completed.


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


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

Week 9


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


NOTE:  Plan described is NOT attached in the NtM

Week 9


LOWESTOFT BASCULE BRIDGE - TEMPORARY CLOSURE TO MARINE TRAFFIC


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


Monday 27th February 2017 from 1900hrs until 2359 hrs


During this period it will not be possible to open the bridge for routine Marine Traffic. Bridge openings for large commercial vessels, or other vessels that can only enter or leave the harbour over the slack HW period, must be requested at least 12 Hours in advance.


There will be no routine small boat openings throughout the duration of these maintenance works periods. It may be possible to accommodate small craft transits at the same time as a commercial transit if one is scheduled, subject to the direction of transit being the same.

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


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


ABP Ports (Lowestoft) Notices to Mariners No 6 of 2017

Week 7


Havengore Bridge: Open to maritime traffic


I am pleased to inform you that Havengore Bridge is re-open to maritime traffic in accordance with MOD Byelaws. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused.


Nicki Uden – Community Liaison Officer, SHOEBURYNESS RANGE
Careline: 0800 0560108


Qinetiq Notice to Mariners dated 1st February, 2017

Week 6


Medway Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) Update


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

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

Medway area of jurisdiction.


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

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

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


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


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

direction 12.


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


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

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


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

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


Further updates will be provided during the refurbishment process.

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

call sign “Medway VTS” or telephone 01795 663025.



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

Week 6


Outer Harbour Southern Breakwater Illumination


MARINERS ARE ADVISED that the land based floodlighting which illuminates the wave wall and rock armour of the Outer Harbour southern breakwater is currently operating intermittently. As a consequence, during hours of darkness or in restricted visibility the breakwater may be difficult to visually identify until within very close range.


The IALA Aids to Navigation located on the Outer Harbour and River Port entrances are unaffected.


This Notice to Mariners will be cancelled when the floodlighting has been rectified.



Port of Great Yarmouth Notices to Mariners No 2 of 2017

Week 6


Access Restriction at Reedham and Somerleyton  Swing Bridges

Notice is hereby given that Network Rail are undertaking works  on Reedham and Somerleyton Bridges during the following period:

Friday 24 February 2017 23:59 hours until Monday 6 March 2017 07:00 hours

During this period the bridges will be unable to swing but vessels which would normally be able to transit under the bridge in the closed position will still be able to do so.

Please approach the area with care and caution.



Broads Authority Notices to Mariners No 4 of 2017

Week 5


GLAs PUBLIC DGPS TRANSMISSIONS

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

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

All mariners are advised:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 3 of 2017

Week 5


CORK HOLE TEMPORARY LIGHTED BUOY


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

LOCATION :  ENGLAND – EAST COAST – CORK HOLE  


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

WGS 84  


WITH  EFFECT FROM :   06.01.17 1408 UTC  

 

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


PLEASE NOTE THE BUOY MAY BE WITHDRAWN WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE  



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 1 of 2017

Week 5


Extension to Closure of Rockland Boat Dike & Rockland Staithe


Notice is hereby given that Rockland Boat Dike and Rockland Staithe will remain closed to navigation until Friday 3 February 2017.

This is an extension to the closure as published in Notice To Mariners No. 6 of 2016.  The extension is required to complete essential maintenance dredging of the Staithe.

If there is a specific need for access to Rockland Dike or Rockland Staithe then please contact Tom Hunter on 01603 756066.



Broads Authority Notices to Mariners No 3 of 2017

Week 4


Norfolk Broads

Dredging work in Haddiscoe New Cut 13 February 2017 to 31 March 2017

Notice is hereby given that dredging operations in Haddiscoe New Cut may restrict passage during week days from Monday 13 February 2017 until Friday 31 March 2017.

During this period the navigation channel will remain open, but dredging will be in operation between 08:00 and 16:00 daily, excluding weekends. During each period of operation delays of up to 2 hours may occur.  Mariners must await clear instructions from the dredging crew before attempting to pass.

Outside of the hours of operation a minimum width of 26ft/8.0m will remain past the works equipment for the passage of vessels.

All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of restriction and delays.  Mariners must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the works.



BROADS AUTHORITY - NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 12of 2017

Week 4


EAST COAST OF ENGLAND  - NORTH HINDER TSS - WRECK “FLUVIUS TAMAR”

Latitude 51º 40.214’N., Longitude 002º 13.545’E

The wreck has a Temporary Exclusion Zone (TEZ) of 250 metres radius of the above position imposed by SOSREP.

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

1. Position : North East of the wreck in position Latitude 51° 40.289’N., Longitude 002° 13.632’E.

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

Racon as follows:-

Type : Agile Frequency

Code : Morse ‘D’

Nominal Range : 10 miles

Frequency : X band 9320 MHz to 9500 MHz

:S band 2920 MHz to 3100 MHz

Display Period : On 20 seconds.

: Off 40 seconds.

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Total 60 seconds.

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The word WRECK will be exhibited Black on Yellow.

2. Position : South East of the wreck in position Latitude 51° 40.174’N., Longitude 002° 13.641’E.

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

The word WRECK will be exhibited Black on Yellow.

3. Position : North West of the wreck in position Latitude 51° 40.283’N., Longitude 002° 13.449’E.

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

The word WRECK will be exhibited Black on Yellow.

4. Position : South West of the wreck in position Latitude 51° 40.168’N., Longitude 002° 13.458’E.

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

The word WRECK will be exhibited Black on Yellow.

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


Trinity House Notices to Mariners No 2 of 2017

TH2 combined.pdf

Week 4


 Admiralty Chart Addition No 3750 Rivers Crouch & Roach

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

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

Please note that the actual sequence is QG

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


Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 4 of 2017

Week 3


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


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

Berth Exclusion Zone Regulations:


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


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

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


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



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

Note: Peel Ports bring forward any current past year NtoMs


BA Chart 1834 refers.

Week 3


Mooring Buoy No.53 – Short Reach – Off Station


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


51° 24.24’ N 000° 33.46’ E


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


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



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

Note: Peel Ports bring forward any current past year NtoMs


Admiralty Chart No. 1835 refers.

Week 3


Unmarked Obstruction – Faversham Creek


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


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


51° 20.193‘ N 00° 54.244’ E


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


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


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

Note: Peel Ports bring forward any current past year NtoMs

Week 3


CRESCENT WHARF (QUARY YARD) RIVER WORKS


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


51° 23.75’ N 00° 30.52’ E


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


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

Note: Peel Ports bring forward any current past year NtoMs

Week 3


Maintenance Dredging, No.8 and No.10 Berths  - Isle of Grain

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that from about the 27th December 2016 maintenance dredging operations will be undertaken at the Liquefied Natural Gas Facility at the Isle of Grain


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


Approximate Position 51o 25.8 N 0000 42.4 N


Further information on the works may be obtained from Medway Navigation Service (VTS) on VHF Channel 74, call sign “Medway VTS” or telephone 01795 663025.



Peel Ports (Medway) Notices to Mariners No 7 of 2017

Note: Peel Ports bring forward any current past year NtoMs


Admiralty Chart No. 1834 refers.

Week 3


LOWESTOFT LAKE LOTHING COMPASS BUOY REMOVED


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


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


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


ABP Ports Lowestoft Notice to Mariners No 2 of 2017

Week 1


River Crouch - Dredging Operations


Please be advised that Essex Marina will be undertaking Maintenance Dredging Operations in the approach to and within Essex Marina, Wallasea Island, Essex, between the 4th January 2017 and 31st March 2017.

Dredging Operations will be carried out by Motor Vessel ASSASSIN.

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

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

For additional information please contact:

Essex Marina

Tel 01702 258531



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 37 of 2016

Week 1


HARWICH HARBOUR & APPROACHES  - MAINTENANCE DREDGING – FELIXSTOWE & HARWICH BERTHS AND APPROACHES


Mariners are advised that on or about the 4th January 2017 the dredger Barent Zanen will commence maintenance dredging of the berths and approaches to Felixstowe and Harwich, for a period of approximately 9 days. Materials will be disposed of at the Inner Gabbard disposal site.

These works will be supported by the plough vessel Baloe and the survey vessel Shamrock commencing on or about 3rd January 2017.


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

Lights and shapes as required by Collision Regulations will be


Harwich Haven Authority Notice to Mariners No 31 of 2016

Week 1


RAMSGATE - PORT   SIGNAL   LIGHTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Enter the Harbour Limits from Seaward

    Leave the RoyalHarbour

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



Port of Ramsgate Notice to Mariners No 2 of 2017

Week 1


RAMSGATE HARBOUR & APPROACHES - COMMUNICATIONS

  1)        Commercial Craft

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

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

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

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

 2)        Leisure Craft

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

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

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

b) VHF Channel 80 Call sign "Ramsgate Marina"

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

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

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

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

d)      Ramsgate Fishermen's Association Fuelling Facility

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

3)        General

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

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


Port of Ramsgate Notice to Mariners No 4 of 2017

Week 1


PORT OF RAMSGATE - GENERAL

1.        OIL POLLUTION

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

To advise of the incident and to receive instructions.

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

 2.       TRANSITING TURNING CIRCLE

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

 3.       VESSEL SPEED RESTRICTIONS

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

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



Port of Ramsgate Notice to Mariners No 5 of 2017

Week 52


Closure of Mutford Lock


Notice is hereby given that Mutford Lock will be closed to navigation for 3 days to allow for maintenance works from Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th January 2017.

If there is a specific need for access through the lock please contact Tom Hunter on 01603 756066.



BROADS AUTHORITY - NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 1 of 2017

Week 3


Approaches to Kings Lynn

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

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


KIngs Lynn Conservatory Board and Port and Pilot Authority

Week 51


BRADWELL POWER STATION - BRADWELL INTAKE STRUCTURE


Aid: N18673 Bradwell Marker Buoy 2

Latitude: 51⁰44.709N Long: 00⁰53.405E


RIVER BLACKWATER, ESSEX


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


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


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


For further information regarding this Notice to Mariners contact:

Maldon District Council River Bailiff on 01621 875837


DATE: 13/12/2016



Maldon District Council dated 13th December, 2016

Admiralty Chart 3741

Blackwater 13122016.jpg


Week 51


HARWICH HARBOUR AND APPROACHES  - SEASONAL RECREATIONAL MARKS


On or after 12th December 2016 the following seasonal recreational mark will be withdrawn.


Harwich Shelf  - East Cardinal Buoy 51°56’.84N 01°18’.07E


Positions given are WGS 84


Harwich Haven Authority Notice to Mariners No 29 of 2016

Week 51


River Crouch - Dredging Operations

Please be advised that Burnham Yacht Harbour Marina Ltd will be undertaking Maintenance Dredging Operations in the approach to and within Burnham Yacht Harbour, Burnham on Crouch, Essex, between 15th December 2016 and 31st May 2017.

Dredging Operations will be carried out by Motor Vessel BEAVER.

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

For additional information please contact:

Burnham Yacht Harbour - Tel 01621 782150


Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 36 of 2016

Week 51


Aids to Navigation - London Array Offshore Wind Farm


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


A10

D20

J06

M20


Further Information:


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


Contact: Duty Marine Coordinator

Telephone : +44 (0)1843 855 795

Email: marinecoordinators@londonarray.com

London Array Operations & Maintenance

Military Road

Ramsgate

Kent

CT11 9LG

London United Kingdom


London Array Notices to Mariners No 7 of 2016


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


London Array NtM 7 of 2016.jpg

Week 49


ERITH REACH  - ERITH CAUSEWAY

 

Mariners are advised that ERITH CAUSEWAY is currently out of action and is not to be used.

Damage sustained to the structure has rendered it unsafe and it will remain out of use until repairs have been undertaken.


Further details of when work is being undertaken, as well as any temporary restrictions to passing traffic will be included on the regular London VTS River broadcast on VHF Channel 14.

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


Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L17 of 2016

Week 48


CHRISTMAS 2016 ANTI-DRINK AND DRUG DRIVING CAMPAIGN


As we approach Christmas, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) will hold an anti-drink and drug/driving campaign in support of the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) Christmas Drink and Drug Driving Enforcement Campaign and will be engaged in high profile activity to publicise the dangers of driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs.


As in previous years, the Marine Policing Unit (MPU) in partnership with the PLA will be supporting this campaign by raising awareness among River Thames commercial passenger and freight vessel operators, and will be exercising their powers under the Rail and Transport Safety Act 2003. The campaign will begin on Thursday 1st December 2016 and end on Sunday 1st January 2017.


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


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

Under PLA byelaws the master of a vessel (including recreational vessels) shall not navigate when unfit through drink or drugs e.g. having 35 micrograms or more of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. Additionally, if the harbourmaster has reasonable cause to suspect that a master’s fitness to navigate is impaired by having drink or drugs in his body, he may issue a direction to the Master, which if not complied with is also an offence.


Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No 22 of 2016

Week 48


Navigational Aid - Unlit Beacon – Margate Harbour

 

Mariners are advised that the unlit beacon to the North of the Stone Pier at Margate Harbour charted position 51˚23.5N 001˚22.77E is currently missing.   



Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 28 of 2016

Week 48


RA BUOY


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

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

Therefore NTM 27/2016 is cancelled




Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 29 of 2016


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

Week 47


UPDATED PLA PUBLICATION - RECREATIONAL USERS GUIDE


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


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


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


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


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



Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No 21 of 2016

Week 47


Brightlingsea - Dredging operations.

All vessels are advised that dredging will commence within Brightlingsea Harbour as from the 14.11.2016.

The tug “Jean T” will be in attendance and carrying out the dredging. Vessels are advised to transit through the harbour with caution.

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


 


Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners Notice to Mariners No 13 of 2016

Week 46


INSTALLATION OF A NEW NAVIGATION MARK – TOLLESBURY PIER


ADMIRALTY CHART 3741


RIVER BLACKWATER, ESSEX


WITH EFFECT NOVEMBER 2016


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


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


BUOY POSITION: 51⁰44.482N   00⁰51.542E



For further information contact:

Maldon District Council  River Bailiff on 01621 875837



Blackwater River Baliff Notice to Mariners 2nd November, 2016

Blackwater Tollesbury Pier.pdf


Image courtesy of Imray - Leisure Folio 2000.6

Week 46


River Roach - Paglesham Boatyard

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

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



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 35 of 2016

Week 46


The Broads - Closure of Cockshoot Dyke 24hr Mooring


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

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

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



BROADS AUTHORITY NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 8 of 2016

Week 45


Using Sediment As Resource (USAR)

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

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

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

Please can all persons and vessels keep clear.

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


Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners Notices to Mariners No 12 of 2016

Week 44


Great Yarmouth - Flood Wall Repair Works – Berths 20 and 21A


Mariners are advised that the Environment Agency will be undertaking repairs to the sheet piles on Bryants Wharf – Berths 20 and 21A – Port Marks 28 – 33.


The works will entail the use of a limpet dam, working platforms and other structures extending into the River Yare by up to 3 metres from the quay face. It is intended that the limpet dam will be removed from the water at the end of each working day, however, the working platform will remain suspended over the flood wall. Personnel will be working over-side at times during these works. The extreme limits of the work area will be marked by red flags and flashing amber lights. A safety boat will be operating in the area when personnel are working over the water.


Mariners are advised to keep well clear of the works and to pass with caution.


Vessels must not be swung in the area without the permission of the Harbour Master. Contact should be made with Yarmouth Radio (VHF Channel 12) before berthing or un-berthing close to the works area.


During this time it may be necessary to close some of the berths in this area.  The work is scheduled to commence on 31st October 2016 and is expected to continue until the end of February 2017.


For further information on berth availability please contact Port Marine Services on VHF Ch 12 or 01493 335511



Port of Great Yarmouth Notice to Mariners No 23 of 2016

Week 43


HARWICH HARBOUR AND APPROACHES - SEASONAL RECREATIONAL MARKS


On or after the 24th October 2016 the following seasonal recreational marks will be withdrawn:


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

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

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

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

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

Dovercourt Bay  Yellow Spherical Buoys  at:


51°55’.9731N 001°17’.3968E

51°55’.8129N 001°16’.9954E

 51º55'.65N 001º16'.59E

51º55'.63N 001º16'.55E

51°55‘.4050N 001°16‘.4881E

51º55'.18N 001º16'.42E


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

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


Positions given are WGS 84


Harwich Haven Notices to Mariners No 24 of 2016

Week 43


Closure of Rockland Boat Dike & Rockland Staithe


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


Closed: Monday 14 November 2016 until Friday 23 December 2016


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

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

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

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



BROADS AUTHORITY - NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 6 of 2016

Week 41


Cable Markers - Ipswich Lock


Mariners and Port Users are advised that following ongoing flood defence works by the Environment Agency the existing underwater Power Cable to the South of the Lock entrance has now been decommissioned. Therefore the following Yellow Diamond Unlighted Beacons have now been removed:-


N07728 - West Lock Entrance Cable Marker

N07729 - East Lock Entrance Cable Marker

N07730 - East of Swing Bridge Cable Marker


Associated British Ports Ipswich

Local Notice to Mariners No 9 - 2016

Week 40


APPROACHES TO HARWICH HARBOUR


AMENDMENT TO POSITION OF SEABED OBSTRUCTION IN VICINITY OF ROUGH BUOY


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


51º 55.217ˈN 001° 31.027ˈE


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


Notice to Mariners No. 20 of 2016 is Cancelled


Harwich Haven Authority Notice to Mariners No 20 of 2016

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




Week 39


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


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


51º 55.217ˈN 001° 32.027ˈ


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

HHA20.pdf

Image courtesy of Imray Chart C1 and Meridian ID10


Harwich Haven Authority Notice to Mariners No 20 of 2016

Week 36


EAST COAST OF ENGLAND -  APPROACHES TO THAMES ESTUARY

LONGSAND HEAD LIGHTED BUOY

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

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


Trinity House Notice to Mariners, No 9/2016

Week 35


WOOLWICH REACH - ENVIRONMENT AGENCY - THAMES BARRIER CLOSURES


The Thames Flood Barrier will be closed once a month for test purposes, in accordance with a programme issued for a period of six months, commencing 1st November 2016.  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 2016

Monday 7th November 2016 From 1035 to 1305 GMT:  N Woolwich LW 1120 GMT 1.3m


December 2016

Monday 5th December 2016  From 0940 to 1210 GMT:  N Woolwich LW 1036 GMT 1.0m


January 2017

Tuesday 3rd January 2017  From 0940 to 1210 GMT:  N Woolwich LW 1038 GMT 0.8m


February 2017

Wednesday 1st February 2017  From 0935 to 1205 GMT:  N Woolwich LW 1042 GMT 0.6m


March 2017

Thursday 2nd March 2017  From 0925 to 1155 GMT:  N Woolwich LW 1029 GMT 0.4m


April 2017

Wednesday 12th April 2017  From 0840 to 1110 BST:  N Woolwich LW 0937 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.



Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No 20 of 2016

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 from the Port of London Authorities website www.pla.co.uk/navigation or 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.


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 35


HARWICH HARBOUR  - RIVER STOUR - ESTABLISHMENT OF ADDITIONAL NAVIGATIONAL MARK


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


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


Harwich Haven Authority Notice to Mariners No 18 of 2016

HHA 18.jpg

Week 34


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


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

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


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


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


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

Week 32


PLA PUBLICATIONS


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


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

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


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


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


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

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


All PLA publications can be found on the website: 


Port of London Authority Notice to Mariners No 18 of 2016

Week 31


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


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


The new PEL has the following characteristics:-


Green 222°- 223° Occulting 8s + 2s

Green 223°- 224° Flashing 0.5s + 2s

White 224°- 225° Flashing 0.5s + 2s

White 225°- 228° Occulting 8s + 2s

White 228°- 229° Flashing 0.5s + 2s

Red 229°- 230° Flashing 0.5s + 2s

Red 230°- 232° Occulting 8s + 2s


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


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


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


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

Week 30


River Yare – New Aids to Navigation


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

the River Yare, South of the Haven Bridge.


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

galvanised steel columns.


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


LOCATION                                 LAT. LONG.                  CHARACTERISTIC          RANGE


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

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

SOUTH FISHERMAN'S

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

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

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

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

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


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

01493 335511).



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

Week 29


River Colne - SUNK VESSEL

In an approximate position:  51° 47.744 N, 001° 00.827 E.

 

All vessels are advised to keep clear of the sunk vessel “Silver Leaf” located  1 cable east of Green Buoy number 13, which is marked with wreck marker buoys.


For further information contact Brightlingsea Harbour Authority on VHF channel 68. tel 01206302200


Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners Notices to Mariners No 6 of 2016

Brightlingsea No 6a.jpg

Week 24


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


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

The new PEL has the following characteristics:-


Green 222°- 223° Occulting 8s + 2s

Green 223°- 224° Flashing 0.5s + 1.5s

White 224°- 225° Flashing 0.5s + 1.5s

White 225°- 228° Occulting 8s + 2s

White 228°- 229° Flashing 0.5s + 1.5s

Red 229°- 230° Flashing 0.5s +1.5s

Red 230°- 232° Occulting 8s + 2s


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

time, which should be restricted to daylight hours only.


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

Admiralty chart BA1535.


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

Tel. 01502 572286).


Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners 10 of 2016

Week 23


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


Introduction


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

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


General Directions 2016


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


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


Summary of main changes introduced by General Directions 2016


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


Changes to existing General Directions


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


GD 18: Persons on the Bridge

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


GD 28: Lookouts on Vessels Navigating Above the Thames Barrier

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

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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


Port of London Notice to Mariners No 10 of 2016

Week 21


New Buoys Established – Potton Creek, River Roach

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

Name   Characteristic  Light   Position

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crouch No 18 of 2016.pdf


Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 18 of  2016

Image courtesy of Imray chart Y17 and Meridian ID10.

Week 11


Fairway Buoys – Paglesham Reach, River Roach

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

                                                                              New Position

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

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

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

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

Image courtesy of Imray chart Y17 and Meridian ID10

CHA9.pdf


Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 9 of 2016

Week 9


PORT OF WELLS - Updated position of West Cardinal

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

West Cardinal new position

52-59' .729N,   000-50' .518E

Port of Wells West Cardinal.pdf




PORT OF WELLS NOTICE TO MARINERS 19th February, 2016

Week 8


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

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

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

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

Maximum arrival draught 5.8 metres. Max departure draught 6.0 metres

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

Up to 80 metres  1.7 metres.

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

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

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

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

Maximum arrival draught 5.5 metres.

Up to 80 metres  1.7 metres.

80 - 100 metres  1.9 metres.

100 +     metres  2.0 metres.

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

Maximum departure draught 5.5 metres.

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

Up to 80 metres  2.0 metres.

80 - 100 metres  2.0 metres.

100 +    metres  2.2 metres.

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

For Vessels to or from South Quay.

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

Up to 85 metres  1.7 metres


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

Notice to Mariners 2/2016 is cancelled.

Week 5


Ramsgate - PORT SIGNAL LIGHTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enter the Harbour Limits from Seaward

Leave the Royal Harbour

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



Port of Ramsgate Notice to Mariners No 2 of 2016

Week 5


COMMUNICATIONS :- RAMSGATE HARBOUR & APPROACHES


1) Commercial Craft


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

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


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

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


2) Leisure Craft


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

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


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


b) VHF Channel 80 Call sign "Ramsgate Marina"

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


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


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

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


d) Tug Services - Ramsgate

Vessels requiring tug services in Ramsgate New Port (Ferry Terminal) or the Royal Harbour are requested to give a minimum one hours noticeby telephone (01843-572100), fax (01843-222515), or VHF radio (channel 14 - Ramsgate Port Control / fax 01843-222513).


e) Ramsgate Fishermen's Association Fuelling Facility

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


3) General


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


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



Port of Ramsgate Notice to Mariners No 4 of 2016

Week 3


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

Narrow channels - Rule 9 - International Regulations for preventing collisions at sea.

VHF Reporting.

Mariners are advised that commercial vessels to and from King's Lynn may be encountered on either side of the approach channel, keeping to the best of the water.

Mariners are reminded that Under Rule 9 of the International Regulations for preventing collisions at sea section (b) "A vessel of less than 20 metres in length or a sailing vessel shall not impede the passage of a vessel which can safely navigate only within a narrow channel or fairway".

All vessels in the approaches to King's Lynn must maintain a listening watch on V.H.F. channel 14. Information on the commercial traffic movements can be obtained from "King's Lynn Harbour Radio" "King's Lynn Pilots" or "King's Lynn Docks" on Ch 14.

Masters are requested to report their movements on VHF channel 14 to "King's Lynn Pilots" on departure from their Berths at King's Lynn, or on entry when passing No.3 Lightbuoy, passing West Stones Beacon, and passing the Pylons.

"King's Lynn Docks" on VHF ch14 must be contacted when departing berths in the Harbour or inward passing the Pylons to check it is clear to pass the Dock entrance. Commercial vessels can be encountered swinging off the Dock entrance or entering the river from about 1 hour to high water to half an hour after high water.


KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD - Notice to Mariners No.3/2016

Week 3


Information for Skippers

he one common feature of the Ports on the Wash is that when the tide is out, access is very restricted, with frequently shifting shoals, often within the channels, and the sandbanks are very hard and high. The tidal flows in the often man-made channels can be up to 6 knots on spring tides, but all the main channels are well surveyed and buoyed, and are suitable for navigation day & night for any craft. However, navigating outside of the buoyed channels cannot be advised for any leisure craft.

The approach channel has moved to the Daseleys Sled you must check the latest Channel Chart and local Notice to Mariners

Approaching King's Lynn visiting craft are advised to head mid way between the Sunk Light Buoy and Seal Sand Lightbuoy then towards the No.1 Lightbuoy at 52° 56'N 000°21.5'E and onwards into the Daseley's Sled It is not recommended to proceed up to King's Lynn earlier than 3½ hours before high water and only then if the tide reading is more than 1 metre greater than the vessel's draft. Tide Heights Wash/ Bulldog Beacon There are no other surveyed or buoyed routes to King's Lynn. Any routes across the sand banks should not be attempted without good and current local knowledge with suitable electronic position fixing equipment and only then in a sturdy well founded boat with protected propellers and with a hull capable of drying out.

Commercial shipping could arrive into the anchorage at any time to wait for a suitable tide and will normally meet the fast pilot boat approx 2 hours before high water at the No.1 Light Buoy, they may have to alter course to provide a lee, so all leisure craft should proceed with caution when commercial shipping is underway and note that Rule 9 of the Colregs  is relevant as ships will be confined to the best of the available water. Refer to Local Notices to Mariners 3/2016.  Out bound vessels will normally be clear of the Daseley's Sled by 1 hour after high water. All shipping communications are carried out on VHF 14 and clarification of shipping activities can be sought from "Lynn Pilots" when operational.

To/ From the Wash - from seaward the large white grain silo, 2 tall power cable pylons and also two large wind turbines on the East side of the river indicate King's Lynn with the spire of St Nicholas Chapel providing a very historic landmark. As you approach the river mouth it starts to get confined by stone banks to the west and marshes to the east. The northern end of the stone bank is marked by beacons commencing with West Stones (Q W). At No. 26 buoy the channel turns directly to Kings Lynn and becomes confined with the current increasing.

It is about 3 ½ miles from here to the commercial Docks, and good attention should be given to VHF Ch. 14 for any information broadcast by "Lynn Docks" or other craft especially in the period 1½ hours before high-water to just after high-water.

Fishing vessels are likely to be encountered throughout the area, and may enter or leave the channel anywhere north of No.26 light buoys, but leisure craft should not be tempted to follow them as they may be heading for an area to run aground and dry out.

The West Bank beacon and tide gauge is an inward reporting position, and apart from the Lower Cut Lt. (Q R) there are no other  lit navigational aids until the lights of the Riverside Quay. The electricity pylons indicate approx 0.8 miles to the commercial docks and with the waste treatment plant on the west bank and the chemical plants on the east banks there is normally sufficient light to see the river banks at night. It is recommended that a call to "Lynn Docks" as you pass the chemical plants is made to advise them of your position and they will, if manned, tell you about shipping movements.

Commercial shipping can be encountered on either side of the channel in the Cut depending on the shoals and vessels exiting or entering the Docks do so at 90° to the channel and will often be completely blocking the channel until they have swung, so early contact with the Docks will enable you to take the necessary action to avoid passing the docks when shipping is manoeuvring. A flashing orange light exhibited from the docks flagstaff indicates vessels exiting the docks.

Just north of the Docks is the Fisher Fleet, which is the base to many of the commercial fishing vessels. Leisure craft should not attempt to enter this fleet, and there are no moorings available.

After passing the docks the town of King's Lynn is evident on the East bank.  A small passenger ferry runs Mon - Sat between West Lynn jetty and Kings Lynn, please reduce your wash when passing. Small harbour craft moorings lie on the west side just upstream of the ferry jetty.

The Visitor pontoons are located on the East side towards the Southern end of the South Quay.

Check availability and book before arrival.

Pontoons for visiting leisure craft are situated at South Quay 5 Booking before arrival is essential as there are a limited number of berths. Maximum draft is 1.5 metres.

www.Sailthewash.com

01553 763044 OR Visitorpontoons@west-norfolk.gov.uk

Navigational information KLCB  01553 773411/ 07784 548842

To/ From Inland Waterways - King's Lynn to Denver - Bridge clearances.

To calculate the minimum clearance under the bridges at high water deduct the height of the tide using King's Lynn Port predictions from 9.15 metres

Beware Bridge Clearance use King's Lynn Port Tidal predictions and tide heights.

Vessels wishing to continue upriver to Denver or Salter's Lode and entering the inland rivers systems should have an agreed arrival time with the appropriate Lock keeper, and time your departure accordingly. There are no facilities on the river upstream of King's Lynn. Due to the low bridges and often featureless riverbanks nobody should attempt navigation during darkness.



KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD


To see local charts, access the Web Page at http://www.kingslynnport.co.uk/page24.html


INCLUDES latest chart of 01.012016

Week 47



Harbour of Kings Lynn, Approach Channel (Daseley's Sled),Dock Point and Marsh Cut North and South

The Kings Lynn Conservancy Board have provided new surveys of the river and harbour, and the approaches from the Wash towards the River Great Ouse.  The chartlet (from 9th October)  and surveys  (from 2nd November)are access by:

Daseley's Sled:  http://www.kingslynnport.co.uk/page33.html

Marsh Cut North: http://www.kingslynnport.co.uk/page37.html

Marsh Cut South: http://www.kingslynnport.co.uk/page38.html

Dock Point: http://www.kingslynnport.co.uk/page39.html

Harbour: http://www.kingslynnport.co.uk/page40.html


King's Lynn Conservancy Board.: Port and Pilotage Authority.: King's Lynn Port


Week 44


River Roach - New Buoys Established

Mariners are advised that the following new buoys have been established in the River Roach (Upper).

Sutton Wharf No 1   51° 34.674 N,  000° 43.647 E.  Green Conical Lighted Buoy.  QG

Sutton Wharf No 2   51° 34.690 N,  000° 43.854 E.   Red Can Lighted Buoy.  QR

Sutton Wharf No 3    51° 34.799 N,  000° 44.654 E.  Green Conical Lighted Buoy.  QG

Sutton Wharf No 4    51° 34.839 N,  000° 44.784 E.  Red Can Lighted Buoy.  QR


The following buoys have been moved to new positions as follows:


Top Rochford No 7   51° 34.832 N,  000° 45.009 E.  Green Conical Lighted Buoy.  QG

Top Rochford No 8   51° 34.817 N.  000° 45.190 E.  Red Can Lighted Buoy.  QR


CHA37 combined.pdf




Crouch HA Notices to Mariners No 37 of 2015


Week 32


Brightlingsea Harbour - Resumption of Commercial Shipping to Olivers Wharf

It has been almost 12 months since Brightlingsea Harbour has seen commercial ships operating to and from Olivers Wharf. The first ship is scheduled to enter the harbour at 0100 Saturday 1st August and depart at 0200 2nd August, and traffic thereafter is expected to be regular (at least fortnightly). Details of movements will be provided to key harbour users and available on Brightlingsea Harbour’s website (www.brightlingseaharbour.org). All harbour users are reminded that the passage of a vessel which can only safely navigate within a narrow channel or fairway should not be impeded.

Further information may be obtained from the Harbour Office or calling VHF Ch68



Brightlingsea Harbour Master's Notices to Mariners No 6 of 2015

Week 31



THAMES ESTUARY  - ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EAST MOUSE CHANNEL

 

The East Mouse Channel has been established in the Thames Estuary between the North Mouse and Mouse banks, and is marked by the repositioned Barrow 12 buoy and newly established Alice Wreck isolated danger buoy as per NTM L12 of 2015 (Admiralty NTM 3121 of 2015).

Vessels that are constrained by their draught and which are unable to use the Mouse Channel may utilise the East Mouse Channel. Vessels using the East Mouse Channel should normally navigate to the north of the Alice Wreck buoy.


Vessels intending to use the East Mouse Channel should normally enter / exit at the Alice Wreck / Barrow 12 buoy.


Outward bound vessels intending to use the East Mouse Channel should inform London VTS of their intentions when passing Sea Reach 4 buoy, or if departing the Medway Ports, on passing the wreck of the Richard Montgomery.


Inward bound vessels intending to use the East Mouse Channel should inform London VTS of their intentions when passing Barrow 10 buoy.

Further information is available from London VTS on VHF Channel 69 or by telephone on 01474 560311.

PLA L17.pdf

Image copyright of the PLA.


Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L17 of 2015

Week 26


LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS


ENGLAND - East Coast - Approaches to Walton Backwaters


Date : 11th June 2015


No. 4A buoy  Position : 51.53.930 N , 001.15.790 E .

Amendment : Temporary buoy established.

Characteristics : Red Port Hand Mark, unlighted .


Issued by : Walton and Frinton Yacht Club.


HHA21.pdf








Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners Notice No 21 of 2015