No 17 of 2 Temporary Notices to Mariners


Temporary Notices to Mariners


Week 26


THE SWALE – CLAY REACH & ELMLEY REACH

Construction of a new outfall pipeline, Wheelabrator Kemsley Generating Station (WKGS).

1.  Notice is hereby given of the construction of a new surface water outfall to the Swale Estuary from WKGS at location: OS Ref E592,322 N166,822 /  Lat: 51° 22.60’N  Long: 000° 45.78’E.

2. Work will take place between 25th June and 30th September 2018.

3. No hazard to navigation is forseen

 

 

 

 



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 22 of 2018

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Week 26


LOWESTOFT OUTER HARBOUR – ROTATION AND LOADING OF NORTH SEA BARGE ‘GREENBARGE 1’ ON SLP SOUTH LOAD OUT BERTH

 Mariners and Port Users are advised of the following operations with the large North Sea barge ‘Greenbarge 1’, which is moored on the SLP South Load Out berth.  On 15th June, between approximately 09:00 and 13:00 the barge will be rotated into a position where it is “end on” to the SLP South Loadout.  During this time there will be restrictions on vessels passing. On 16th June, between approximately 07:30 and 16:00 the loadout will take place. During this time, when the loadout is in progress, there will be no vessel movements past the barge without the express permission of the Harbour Master. On 17th June, between approximately10:00 and 13:00 the barge will be rotated back to its original position alongside the South Loadout.  During this time, there will be restrictions on vessel movements past the barge. At all times, Mariners and Port Users are requested to navigate with caution when passing the barge, particularly during hours of darkness. Speed must be kept to a minimum to reduce the effects of vessel wash on barge activities. Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch14, or Tel. 01502 572286, if further information is required.



Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 23 of 2018

Week 26


PORT OF GREAT YARMOUTH -  Haven Bridge

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Haven Bridge is currently non-operational, and unable to lift for vessel traffic.  Engineers are working to diagnose the fault, and formulate a plan of repairs, once the cause of the fault is identified.

The timeframe for returning the bridge to operation is unknown at this time, however repairs are unlikely to be completed before this coming weekend (16th & 17th June). This is due to the anticipated timeframe to source spare parts for a 90 year old bridge.

This announcement is released today in order to provide maximum notice to vessel owners hoping to use the bridge over the airshow weekend, and to allow them time to make alternative journey plans.  Should the bridge be returned to service prior to this coming weekend, we will issue an update as appropriate.

NTM 14 – 2018 (Haven Bridge Lift Allocations 16th and 17th June) is hereby cancelled with immediate effect.



Great Yarmouth (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 15 of 2018

Week 26


PORT OF WELLS - DREDGING OPERATIONS

For week commencing 18th June 2018, the “Kari Hege” will be engaged in dredging operations in the main channel North of number 8 buoy, between 8 & 4 and 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 14th June, 2018

Week 26


 Blakeney Harbour Entrance Channel

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

HARBOUR ENTRANCE STARBOARD NO. 4

Is now positioned:

N 52° 58.777’  E 000° 57.530’

HARBOUR ENTRANCE PORT NO. 5

Is now positioned:

N 52° 58.755’  E 000° 57.599’

CHANNEL MARKER PORT NO. 8

Is now positioned:

N 52° 58.528’  E 000° 57.334’


Blakeney Harbour - Notice to Mariners 14th June 2018

Week 26

 

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

No.16 Light Buoy

 

Mariners are advised that No.16 light buoy and associated mooring has been reestablished and the temporary yellow navigation buoy has been removed.

 

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


KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD. - Notice to Mariners No. 18/2018.

Week 25


MEDWAY VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICE  

RELOCATION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on 01st May 2018 at 06:00 UTC, Medway VTS will relocate to the Group Port Control Centre (GPCC) based in Liverpool.   

Medway VTS is a Traffic Organisation Service (TOS), as defined in IMO Resolution A.857 (20).  

Callsign ‘Medway VTS’ will continue to be available on VHF Channel 74 and by telephone on

(0151) 949 6656. Medway Duty Pilot desk will continue to be manned 7 days a week (Mon-Fri

08:30-17:30, Weekends 08:30-15:00) and be available by telephone on (01795 662276).



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 18 of 2018

Week 25


RIVER MEDWAY – CHATHAM & UPNOR  REACHES

MEDWAY RIVER FESTIVAL

1.  Notice is hereby given that on Saturday 16th June 2018 the MEDWAY RIVER FESTIVAL will take place in Chatham & Upnor Reaches.

2. There will be a variety of River Activity Events centred on an area between Thunderbolt Pier and King’s Stairs at Chatham Historic Dockyard at various times between 1100 hrs and 1700 hrs.  The patrol boat “Maurice Gill“ will be in attendance.

3. Persons in charge of craft navigating in and through Chatham & Upnor Reaches must exercise CARE and CAUTION and proceed at SLOW SPEED whilst any events are taking place.  There may be closures to navigation throughout the day.  Medway VTS will broadcast information regarding such closures during the day.  Persons in charge of craft MUST OBEY INSTRUCTIONS FROM Peel Ports Medway staff on the patrol boat.

4. Admiralty Chart No. 1835 refers.

5. Further information on the event may be obtained from Medway VTS on VHF Channel 74 (callsign “Medway VTS”) or telephone 0151 949 6650 or contact the patrol boat directly via VHF Channel 74.



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 21 of 2018

Week 25


Pinto Lighted Buoy

NAVIGATION

River Crouch

Mariners are advised that the Pinto Lighted Buoy in position:

51˚37.081 N

000˚52.609 E

Ground tackle now overhauled.

NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 9 OF 2018 IS HEREBY CANCELLED



 Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 12 of 2018

Week 25


PORT OF GREAT YARMOUTH

Haven Bridge Lift Allocations - 16th and 17th June 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Haven Bridge lift allocations on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June shall be corralled into the following times:

1130 hours 1330 hours 1600 hours 1800 hours

Mariners are advised that the procedure for using the bridge lift has not changed and any provision for booking onto those allocated times shall remain with Operations, contactable in office hours on 01493 335522 or GreatYarmouthOperations@PeelPorts.com.



Great Yarmouth (AB Ports) Notices to Mariners No 14 of 2018

Week 25


PORT OF GREAT YARMOUTH

Great Yarmouth Air Show – 16th & 17th June 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Great Yarmouth Air Show is taking place on the Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2018 between 1000 hours and 2000 hours. The air displays will be taking place offshore from Great Yarmouth seafront.

There will be a Maritime Safety Zone as outlined in the figure below. The zone will be demarcated by an area centred outwards from Wellington Pier, which runs parallel to the shoreline and bounded by seaward limits (Points A – D);

(A) Position due West of the Yarmouth Outfall Buoy Position 52 o37.57’N  001 o 45.72’E where it meets the shoreline.      (B) Position 52 o 37.57’N   001 o 45.72’E (Yarmouth Outfall Buoy)      (C) Position 52 o 35.67’N   001 o 45.4’E (Yellow SLB1250 buoy No. 1)      (D) Position Outer Harbour North Breakwater Signal Mast



Great Yarmouth (AB Ports) Notices to Mariners No 12 of 2018

Week 24


WOOLWICH REACH WOOLWICH FERRY TERMINALS PILING OPERATIONS

On or about 11th June 2018, contractors working on behalf of Briggs will be conducting piling operations on the North and South ferry terminals. This will involve 3 piles being installed at each terminal.

Piling operations will be undertaken from the Jack up barge HAVEN SEARISER 4 with the crane barge FORTH ATLAS in attendance. The North terminal piling is expected to commence 11th June 2018 and be completed by 2nd July 2018. The South terminal piling is expected to commence 2nd July 2018 and be completed by 27th July 2018.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity of the Woolwich ferry terminals are to do so with particular caution and due regard to 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.  

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



Port of London Authority Notice to Mariners No M38 of 2018

Week 24


Harwich Harbour Maintenance dredging – Harwich Haven berths and approaches

Mariners are advised that on or about the 3rd June 2018 the plough dredger FORTH DRUMMER  will commence maintenance dredging of the Harwich Haven berths and approaches for a period of approximately 10 days.  

Mariners are also advised that on or about the 7th June 2018 the trailer suction dredger UILENSPIEGEL will commence maintenance dredging of the Harwich Haven berths and approaches for a period of approximately 8 days.  

Survey work in regard to the dredging operations will be conducted by the vessel AQUATROT.

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

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

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


Harwich Haven Authority Notice to Mariners No 23 of 2018

Week 24


LOWESTOFT OUTER HARBOUR SEABED OBSTRUCTION IN TRAWL DOCK

Mariners and Port Users are advised that from 24th May for a period of approximately 2 weeks, a “Seabed Lander” with recovery rope & data cable attached to it, will be positioned in the Trawl Dock as follows:

Equipment will be on the dock bottom in position: 52˚ 28.380’N, 01˚ 45.165’E – immediately to the West of the dock entrance knuckle, adjacent to the dock wall. It will be marked by an unlit orange marker buoy.

Vessels are requested to give the equipment a wide berth.

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


Lowestoft (ABP) Port Notices to Mariners No 15 of 2018

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Week 24


LOWESTOFT OUTER HARBOUR – ROYAL NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK YACHT CLUB TRAFFIC LIGHT FAULT  

Mariners and Port Users are advised that the traffic lights positioned at the exit of the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club, position 52˚ 28.35’N, 01˚ 45.17’E, are faulty. They now permanently display 3 x fixed red (vertical) lights. Vessels must request permission to exit the yacht club on VHF Channel 14 from Lowestoft Port Control. Permission to exit against the red lights will be granted only when considered safe to do so. Mariners are requested to navigate with caution in this area, taking into the consideration the fault with this marine traffic control aid. Notice will be provided when the traffic lights are fully operational. Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch14, or Tel. 01502 572286, if further information is required



Lowestoft (ABP) Port Notices to Mariners No 18 of 2018

Week 24


Potton Bridge Update


Work to replace the faulty components will begin on 11 June and we currently estimate that the bridge will be back in service on 13 June. I will issue a further update once the repairs have been completed and can confirm the bridge is open to marine traffic.


Thank you for your patience.   


Nicki Uden – Community Liaison Officer, SHOEBURYNESS RANGE



4th June, 2018

Week 24


Please be advised that from approximately 05-05-2018 the survey vessel “Morven” will be surveying within the OWF, the Sunk TSS and along the 45km export cable where it makes landfall at Sizewell in Suffolk.

The vessel will be towing 1 x side scan sonar approximately 50m astern.

The vessel will have restricted manoeuvrability whilst towing the side scan sonar.

in addition, the vessel will carry out multibeam operations in the Sunk TSS, with survey lines orientated North – South, perpendicular to the traffic flow.

The vessel will maintain a navigation watch throughout survey operations. Appropriate signs and shapes will be displayed.

Mariners are advised to proceed with caution during survey operations.

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

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FPV Morven – MBFQ6

Contact:07401 719722



Galloper Offshore Wind Farm  Notices to Mariners No 3 of 2018

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Week 23


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 L9 of 2018

Week 23


Ipswich - Dragon Boat Racing Saturday 2nd June 2018 Wet Dock

Mariners and Port Users are advised that there will be a Dragon Boat Racing event in Ipswich Wet Dock on Saturday 2nd June 2018 taking place between the hours of :- 1000hrs ~ 1600hrs. An area approx. 150m in length parallel to Orwell Quay and around 25m from Orwell Quay is the designated Racing Area, this will be marked by yellow buoys with flags marking the North and South extremities with a rope line joining them together . All vessels Navigating within the Wet Dock to and from Ipswich Lock are requested to keep to the West of the Marker Buoys and not to enter the Dragon Boat Racing Zone. Further details are available from Orwell Navigation Service, callsign  Ipswich Port Radio on VHF CH 68.



Associated British Ports Ipswich  Local Notice to Mariners No 10 of  2018

Week 23


Rescheduled Dredging Operations 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 River Orwell from or about Tuesday  12th  June 2018 for about 6 days. The deposit operation will take place in the Long Reach of the River Orwell . Mariners please note that during this operation there will be an unusual amount of discolouring to the water due to the increase in siltation from our deposit operation, which is being carried out in accordance with our Marine Licence. All vessels are requested to give this vessel a wide berth, especially when ‘UKD Orca’  swings in the Long Reach near No 3 Buoy following the deposit operations. 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  Local Notice to Mariners No 11 of  2018

Week 23


TEMPORARY YACHT RACING MARKS - Off Ramsgate and environs                                                         

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

Ballet 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’.1



Port of Rasmsgate  Notices to Mariners No 16 of 2018

Week 22


INFORMATION


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


Rule 9 – Narrow Channels

(b) A vessel of less than 20m in length or a sailing vessel shall not impede the passage of a vessel which can safely navigate only within a narrow channel or fairway.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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



Crouch Harbour Commissioners Notice to Mariners No 11 of 2018

Week 21


LOWESTOFT APPROACHES - SEWER BUOYS MAINTENANCE

Mariners and Port Users are advised that essential maintenance is scheduled for the Sewer Cardinal Buoys on Friday 11th May. Buoy positions as follows:-

East Cardinal Buoy 52° 28.89’N 01° 46.24’E South Cardinal Buoy 52° 28.84’N 01° 46.25’E

Works will be conducted by vessel ‘Megan M’. During this maintenance period the buoys will be temporarily removed from station.  

This work is subject to favourable weather and tidal conditions. Confirmation will be provided once the buoys have been re-instated in position.  

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

 


Lowestoft (ABP) Port Notices to Mariners No 13 of 2018

Week 21


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

King’s Lynn Hanse Royal Regatta.

Mariners are advised that on Sunday 20th May 2018 as part of the Hanse Royal Regatta there will be boat racing on the River between the Purfleet and a position to the North of the Free Bridge between 0930 hrs and 1300 hrs.

Race markers will be laid as follows;  Yellow unlit GRP marker buoys – Purfleet East & West sides of the River.  Yellow unlit GRP marker buoy – 100 metres North of Free Bridge in the mid section of the navigational channel.  Yellow unlit GRP marker buoy at South quay No 2 ( Bank House area) berth 25 metres from the Eastern edge of the navigational channel.  

Mariners are kindly requested to keep clear when the races are underway and to contact King’s Lynn Harbour Radio on VHF Channel 14 prior to manoeuvring within the area of the races.  



KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD. Notice to Mariners No. 16/2018.

Week 21


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

Amendment to No.1 Light Buoy, Pilot Boarding Area

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

The colour of the buoy will be changed to Yellow

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

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

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



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

Week 21


EAST BRAKE BUOY

Mariners are advised that the East Brake buoy is presently displaced 500 meters SW of its charted position of

51˚19.47’N – 001˚29.22’E



Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 14 of 2018

Week 20


THAMES BARRIER CONTROL ZONE THAMES BARRIER TEMPORARY NAVIGATION LIGHTS

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

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

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

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



Port of London Authority Notice to Mariners No M35 of 2018


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Week 20


Ipswich - Temporary Lock Closure

Mariners and Port users are advised that  Ipswich Lock will be closed for all vessels during the following periods:- Wednesday 9th May  2018     0730 ~ 1200hrs.  This is to facilitate urgent repairs to the Outer Lock Gate Cill. Please contact Orwell Navigation Service on VHF Ch 68 for all the latest Information.



Associated British Ports Ipswich  Local Notice to Mariners No 8 of 2018

Week 20


Woolverstone Marina –Removal of Navigation Aid

Mariners and Port users are advised that Woolverstone  Marina will on the 21st May 2018 disconnect and remove the following navigation aid from their derelict pier. N16601   Eastermost Marina Pontoon  2FR (vert)  Position  Lat  052 00.430N    Long  001 11.784 E     

Please contact Orwell Navigation Service call sign Ipswich Port Radio on VHF CH 68 for the latest Information.

 


Associated British Ports Ipswich  Local Notice to Mariners No 7 of 2018

Week 20


Blakeney Harbour

The Blakeney Harbour entrance No. 1 buoy (N52° 58.893’. E 000° 58.221’) is currently off-station until further notice.

Vessels entering Blakeney Harbour should proceed with caution from the Blakeney Fairway buoy, leaving the HJORDIS isolated danger beacon (N 52° 59.018’. E 000° 58.144’) approx 500metres to the West and then head for the starboard hand No.2 buoy (N 52° 58.883’. E 000° 58.053’).



NAVIGATION WARNING 11TH APRIL 2018 – BLAKENEY HARBOUR  11th April 2018

Week 19


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

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

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



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 22 of 2018

Week 19


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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

See attached chart extract showing proposed changes to buoyage.

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

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

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



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

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Week 19


Margate Harbour - Mark Buoy

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



Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 13 of 2018

Week 19


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 23rd April 2018 for 2 weeks.

 The dredger will be monitoring Channel 14

and vessels are requested to pass at low speed.



Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 12 of 2018

Week 19


Navigational Aid - Unlit Beacon – Margate Harbour

Mariners are advised that the unlit beacon to the North of the Stone Pier at Margate Harbour on charted position

51˚23.5N 001˚22.77E

will be off station until further notice.  



Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 11 of 2018

Week 19


NO. 6 RAMSGATE APPROACH BUOY

(51˚.19.46N - 001˚25.91E)

Mariners are advised that the issue with No. 6 Ramsgate Approach buoy has been resolved and is now lit.

Therefore NTM 09/2018 is cancelled



Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 10 of 2018

Week 19


East Anglia One Near Shore Diving.

 Please be advised the DSV Edradour is expected to commence diving operations at the East Anglia One near Shore export cable route.

The vessel will be conducting diving operations in the near shore area off the coast of Bawdsey and will display the correct lights and shapes associated with this type of operation.

 The vessel can be contacted on VHF channel 16 throughout and will require s 500m radious exclusion zone with permission to enter being given direct between the vessels.

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East Anglia ONE Limited Notices to Mariners No 33 of 2018

EDRADOUR

Call Sign: 2HAT9 MMSI: 235102097

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Week 19


East Anglia One Scour protection vessel

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

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


East Anglia ONE Limited Notices to Mariners No 32 of 2018

Call Sign: PHOG MMSI: 244962000

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Week 19


East Anglia One Heavy Lift Vessel

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

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East Anglia ONE Limited Notices to Mariners No 32 of 2018

Bokalift -1

Call Sign: 5BVH4 MMSI: 212827000

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Week 19


East Anglia One Guard Vessel  

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

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



East Anglia ONE Limited Notices to Mariners No 25 of 2018

GLOMAR DRIFA

Call Sign: HP7331 MMSI: 355507000

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Week 17


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

Control measures will be put in place to facilitate the safe arrival, departure and berthing of ships over 210m LOA at Greenwich Ship Tier during the below dates:   

Name                  Arrival                                   Departure

                             Date Time                             Date Time

Viking Sun         4th May 18 04:15                6th May 18 17:00

Viking Sea         25th June 18 12:00              27th June 18 13:15

Viking Sky          6th July 18 07:00                 8th July 18 20:45  

Viking Star        13th July 18 01:30               15th July 18 15:15

Viking Sea         23rd July 18 10:15               26th July 18 00:30

Viking Sky          3rd August 18 05:30           5th August 18 18:45

Viking Sun         24th August 18 12:45         26th August 18 13:45

Temporary Special Mark

A temporary lit yellow special mark Fl.Y.2.5s will be placed on the southern limits of the navigational channel at Blackwall Point. The special mark will be placed prior to each arrival and removed after each departure.  Please see the attached chartlet.

Navigation Safety Zone

A navigation safety zone will be established around each ship. The safety zone will extend 750 metres ahead to 250 metres astern of the ship between Margaretness and Greenwich Ship Tier. The 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 broadcast by London VTS on VHF Channel 14.



Port of London Authority Notice to Mariners No M31 of 2018

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Week 17


PORT OF WELLS  - Change to Buoy on Bar End North

URGENT

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

Lat Long

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

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Port of Wells dated 12th April, 2018



Week 16


Temporary Mooring Installation Works – River Stour

Mariners are advised that on or around the 6th of April 2018 temporary trot moorings will be positioned in the river Stour between the following approximate positions.

 

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

 

Please note that the distance between the above latitude and longitude positions extends approximately one nautical mile.

The following vessels will be involved in the mooring installation; Ashraf, Tasks 2, Megan M and Schwartenbek.  Please note that two floating pontoons (16.2 m LOA and 10.26m Beam) will also be used.

All vessels passing these works should do so with care and caution and with minimum wash at all times, especially when men are working on the waterline.

Mooring work deployment should be completed by the 11th of April 2018.  It is anticipated that the temporary moorings will be removed by the 30th of June 2018.

Mooring buoys will be lit with an all-round white light.  No vessel shall moor to the buoys without the expressed permission of the Harbour Master.

Once the trot moorings are in place four pipelines will be towed into the haven and positioned on the moorings.  This work is part of the East Anglia Offshore windfarm operations compromising of 102 turbines.  Due to the length of the pipeline navigational restrictions and risk mitigation measures will be implement during towage operations.  An additional Notice to Mariners will be promulgated clarifying these arrangements.  



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 17 of 2018

Week 16


Harwich Harbour Maintenance dredging – Harwich Haven berths and approaches

Mariners are advised that on or about the 10th April 2018 the dredger Sospan Dau will commence maintenance dredging in the harbour, for a period of approximately 4 days. Materials will be disposed of to the beneficial sites in the River Stour and River Orwell.

 

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

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


Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 16 of 2018

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Week 16


LOWESTOFT – DREDGING ACTIVITIES APRIL

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

Vessel UKD SEAHORSE – Due to commence work at Lowestoft on or around 02/04/18. Expected duration of works: 9 days. Normal working hours: 0700-1900hrs.  

Vessel UKD ORCA – Due to commence work at Lowestoft on or around 05/04/18. Expected duration of works: 6 days. Normal working hours: 24/7

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

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


Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 8 of 2018

Week 15


 Rescheduled Dredging Operations River Orwell

 Mariners and Port Users are advised that the trailing suction dredger  ‘UKD Marlin’ and Bed leveller ‘UKD Seahorse’ will be working in the Port of Ipswich and River Orwell from or about Monday 28th May 2018 for about 6 days. The deposit operation will take place in the Long Reach of the River Orwell . Mariners please note that during this operation there will be an unusual amount of discolouring to the water due to the increase in siltation from our deposit operation, which is being carried out in accordance with our Marine Licence. All vessels are requested to give this vessel a wide berth, especially when ‘UKD Marlin’  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  Local Notice to Mariners No 6 of 2018

Week 14


ISLE OF GRAIN TO OUTER THAMES ESTUARY SURVEY OF NEW INTERCONNECTOR CABLE ROUTE  

On or about 25th March 2018 underwater survey operations will commence in the Thames Estuary for a new interconnector cable route between the UK and Germany.  

The surveys will be carried out by the survey  vessels FRANKLIN and DEEP VOLANS, and will consist of multi-beam sonar, towed side-scan sonar, sub-bottom and magnetometer surveys.  

Operations are expected to continue for up to 4 weeks.

The survey vessel FRANKLIN is due to commence operations on or around 25th March in Block 2 as shown on the chartlet opposite. The vessel will be operating 12hrs during daytime. The survey vessel DEEP VOLANS is due to commence operations on or around 3rd April in Block 1 as shown on the chartlet opposite and will be operating 24 hrs per day

The detailed surveys will be carried out along a 500m corridor, following the routes shown on the attached chartlets.  

The vessels may be deploying underwater survey equipment and during such times will have restricted ability to manoeuvre. This may include towing equipment up to 200m behind them.  

Other vessels should pass a minimum distance of 250m from the survey vessels and proceed with caution when passing, and at all times when advised by London VTS.

Further details of when survey operations are in progress will be broadcast by London VTS.

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



Port of London Authority Notice to Mariners No L6 of 2018

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Week 14


CROSS DEEP TO WOOLWICH REACH (UPPER) TRADITIONAL ROWING EVENTS IN LONDON 2018

 A number of traditional rowing events will be taking place between Greenwich and Teddington from April until October which may require local traffic control, and are listed below:

 Date Timings Location Navigational Information

POSTPONED 2017 THAMES APPRENTICE BARGE DRIVING EVENT Involves approximately four to six Thames Rowing Barges racing under oars. Sunday 29th April 10:00 – 12:30  Greenwich Pier to Westminster Bridge Local Traffic Control  (throughout)

TUDOR PULL A flotilla of traditional rowing cutters and skerries, including the Queen’s Row Barge GLORIANA. Sunday 13th May 13:30 – 17:00 Teddington Lock to Tower of London Local Traffic Control  (Upper Pool only)

ROYAL GREENWICH CHALLENGE Involves a number of traditional rowing cutters racing. Saturday 9th June 12:15 – 14:30 Globe Rowing Club to Greenwich Yacht Club

ADMIRAL OF THE PORT’S CHALLENGE Involves a number of traditional rowing cutters racing. Monday 11th June 19:00 - 20:00 HQS Wellington to Westminster Boating Base Local Traffic Control  (throughout)

THAMES HISTORIC BARGE DRIVING RACE Involves approximately twelve Thames Rowing Barges racing under oars. Saturday 30th June 13:00 – 16:00 Greenwich Pier to Westminster Bridge Local Traffic Control  (throughout)

PORT OF LONDON CHALLENGE Involves a number of traditional rowing cutters racing. Monday 9th July  18:00 – 19:30 HQS Wellington to Chelsea Harbour Pier Local Traffic Control  (throughout)

STEVE FALDO & DAVE POPE BARGE RACES Involves approximately six to eight Thames Rowing Barges racing under oars. Sunday 16th September 12:30 – 16:30 Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge Local Traffic Control  (throughout)

THAMES APPRENTICE BARGE DRIVING RACE Involves approximately four to six Thames Rowing Barges racing under oars. Saturday 27th October 11:30 – 14:00 Greenwich Pier to Westminster Bridge Local Traffic Control  (throughout)

Vessels involved in these events will navigate on the starboard hand side of the fairway and will be accompanied by a number of safety and support vessels.  

Master’s of vessels navigating throughout these events should be aware of the limited maneuverability of the some of the vessels participating in them and should navigate at a safe speed paying particular attention to their wash.

Local Traffic Control When necessary, Local Traffic Control will be conducted from an attending Harbour Service Launch, Call Sign prefix “THAMES PATROL”.

Further information regarding each event will be broadcast by London VTS on VHF Channel 14.



Port of London Authority Notice to Mariners No M27 of 2018

Week 14


Ha’penny pier pontoon refurbishment works update

Mariners are advised that the pontoon section at the western end of the mooring berth will not be reinstated by the 30th of March 2018.

While the repairs are taking place the remaining sections of the pontoon in the mooring facility will remain open to the general public.  The gangway between the pontoons and the pier will be reinstated on the 23rd of March 2018.

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



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 12 of 2018

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Week 14


Harwich Harbour and approaches – Seasonal recreational marks

On or after the 26th March 2018 the following seasonal recreational marks will be reinstated.

(Positions given are WGS 84):

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

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

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

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

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

 Dovercourt Bay Yellow Spherical Buoys:

 51°55’.97 N 001°17’.39 E

51°55’.81 N 001° 16’.99 E

51º 55'.65 N 001º 16'.59 E

51º 55'.63 N 001º 16'.55 E

51 °55‘.40 N 001°16‘.48 E

51º 55'.18 N 001º 16'.42 E

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

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

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



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 13 of 2018

Week 14


 Restricted Navigation Ipswich Wet Dock

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



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

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Week 14


LOWESTOFT OUTER HARBOUR – GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY OPERATIONS - BRIDGE CHANNEL AND YACHT BASIN

Mariners and Port Users are advised that survey work is scheduled to commence on 26/04/2018 in the Outer Bridge Channel, and in the RN&SYC basin.  

The work will be undertaken by the 8.9 m catamaran Eagle, with the survey equipment on a short tow, operating at a speed of between 0 & 4 knots.  The vessel will monitor VHF Ch.14.

Other vessels are requested to afford the works a wide berth, and pass the areas at slow speed to reduce vessel wash.   

Works are expected to take approximately 10 days to complete, weather permitting.

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

 


Associated British Ports Lowestoft  Local Notice to Mariners No 7 of 2018

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Week 14

  

East Coast of England - The Wash  - Approaches to King’s Lynn. - UKD “Cherry Sand” Dredging Disposal West Stones Disposal site HU143.

Mariners are advised that from the Am tide 28th March through until the PM Tide 8th April 2018, UKD Vessel “Cherry Sand” will be carrying out maintenance dredging for the safety of shipping within the enclosed Docks King’s Lynn.

Each operational tide the “Cherry Sand” will depart King’s Lynn Docks 1 hour to High water and proceed to the disposal area in the vicinity of the West Stones Beacon (52° 49.7’N 000° 21.1’E).

The disposal area is marked by 2 Yellow marker buoys;-

North Buoy Fl.Y.5s   52°50.615’N 000°21.190’E.

South Buoy Fl.Y.10s   52°50.360’N 000°21.300’E.

Discharge will be carried out at approximately High Water followed by return to King’s Lynn Docks about 30 minutes after high water.

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

The “Cherry Sand” will monitor VHF channel 14.



KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD. Notice to Mariners 12/ 2018.

Week 13


Havengore Bridge – Operational


I’m pleased to inform you that Havengore Bridge has been restored to an operational condition and can be opened for marine traffic in accordance with the MOD Byelaws. We apologise for any inconvenience that the interruption to service has caused and thank you for your patience.


Nicki Uden – Community Liaison Officer, SHOEBURYNESS RANGE


Dated 15th March, 2018

Week 13


East Coast of England - The Wash - Approaches to WASH PORTS. - Race Bank WF Export Cable Burial Works.   MV ”Grand Canyon III”

EXTENDED WORKING AREA AND DATES

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

1 - Lat 53° 17.74’ N Long 0° 48.51’E.

2 - Lat 53° 15.33’ N Long 0° 52.02’E.

3 - Lat 52° 53.03” N Long 0° 15.40’E.   

These operations will commence on approximately 17-03-2018 and be completed on 0304-2018.

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

When working “Grand Canyon III” will monitor VHF channel 16.



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


The route is from the Old Lynn Channel north out of the Wash

Week 12


GREENWICH REACH GREENWICH PIER TEMPORARY PIER CLOSURE AND MAINTENANCE WORKS

Contractors working on behalf of London River Services will be conducting the final stages of maintenance works to Greenwich Pier. These works will include the reinstatement of the lower end of the pier and replacement of brows.  

Reinstatement of Lower Pontoons

On Monday 26th March 2018 Greenwich Pier will be closed to navigation to allow for the reinstatement of the lower pontoons. This work will be undertaken by LONDON TITAN accompanied by the DRIFTWOOD II & DRIFTWOOD III.  All vessels involved in the works will maintain a continuous listening watch on VHF Ch. 14. During these works, a temporary exclusion zone will be established extending 75m from Greenwich Pier, as detailed in the chartlet below. On Wednesday 28th March 2018 at 06:00 the upper end of Greenwich Pier will re-open to navigation and the lower end will remain closed to navigation.

Replacement of Brows

On Wednesday 28th March 2018 the lower brows will be reinstated at Greenwich Pier. The crane barge TILMAN will be located on the lower end of Greenwich Pier to begin lifting operations. On Friday 30th March 2018 Greenwich Pier in its entirety will re-open to navigation.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity of Greenwich Pier 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.  

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



Port of London Authority Notice to Mariners No M26 of 2018

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Week 12


Ha’penny Pier

The mooring facilities at Ha’penny pier will be open from 30 March to 30 October 2018

Ha’penny Pier is manned by a pier master between the hours of 0800 and 0900 and 1630 and 1730 (including weekends and bank holidays). During the summer school holidays, the pier is manned between 0800 and 0900 and 1230 and 1730.

Leisure vessels

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

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

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

Up to 5 metres LOA £10.00

Over 5 metres and up to 10 metres LOA £15.00

Over 10 metres and up to 15 metres LOA £20.00

Over 15 metres and up to 20 metres LOA £25.00

 Larger vessels

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

Fees for large vessels are as follows:

Embarking/disembarking passengers £25.00

Overnight mooring £35.00

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

 Fishing vessels

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

 How to pay?

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

Access out of hours

The gate at the top of the pontoon gangway will be closed between 17.30 and 09.00. The gate allows visitors to exit the pontoon, but will require a code to access on return. Visiting craft that intend to stay overnight will be provided with the pontoon gate code on arrival. Visitors using the pontoon after 17.30 who do not intend to stay overnight can obtain the gate’s code by calling 07748 154039. Please note this phone is only manned until 21.00.

Access to facilities

The Toilet and shower facilities located on Ha’penny Pier require a code to access, which will be provided to you by the pier master on arrival.

A water tap is located on the inside of the sea defence but be advised the water is not potable and therefore is not suitable for drinking.

Access during bad weather

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

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

Warnings

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

Vessels are to navigate with caution when inside the pontoons due to floating moorings.



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 11 of 2018

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Week 12


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

Temporary amendment to buoyage

Notice to Mariners No.1810 refers.

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

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

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

 


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

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Week 11



GRAVESEND REACH OBSTRUCTION – SUNKEN PONTOON

Mariners and recreational users are advised that following the recent severe weather a flotation pontoon has come adrift and sunk in the Gravesend PLA Yacht Trot in Gravesend Reach.

The pontoon is currently anchored to the river bed and will be fitted with a yellow flashing special mark.  

Anyone in the area should navigate with caution when passing the trots especially at low water.

Attempts to recover the pontoon will be carried out as soon as possible.

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



Port of London Authority Notice to Mariners No L5 of 2018

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Week 11


KENTISH FLATS OFFSHORE WINDFARM UNIDENTIFIED SUBMERGED OBJECT

Mariners are advised that the unidentified submerged object within the area of Kentish Flats Offshore Windfarm is again unmarked after the Emergency Wreck beacon that was marking came adrift and is in need of repair.

The now unmarked submerged object is in 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 Notice to Mariners No L4 of 2018

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Week 11


UPPER MEDWAY PETER’S BRIDGE (between Halling and Snodland)  

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the planned bridge inspection for between 5th March 2018 and 8th March 2018 has been postponed until the 13th - 14th March 2018. This inspection will be undertaken by KENT COUNTY COUNCIL contractors.

This will involve the use of a moving gantry to inspect the underside.

Mariners are warned that the use of this equipment will restrict the available clearance.  A watch will be maintained throughout the operation and the gantry will be moved to one side to allow the passage of vessels..

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



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 15 (revised) of 2018

Week 11


LOWER HALSTOW WRECK TO THE NORTH OF LOWER HALSTOW YACHT MOORINGS

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

It is still made fast to the buoy, but is covered at high water.

Approximate position -

510 23.00N 0000 46.00E

The owner is aware and will be dealing with the situation

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

 



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 15 (revised) of 2018

UKHO Chart 1834 refers.


Week 11


Navigation Restriction due to Power Boat Racing - Oulton Broad 2018


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 2018 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    26th April 6.00pm

Thursday   3rd May  6.00pm

Sunday 6th May 12.00noon

Monday 7th May 12.00noon

Thursday  17th May 6.00pm

Thursday 24th May 6.00pm

Monday 28th May  12.00noon

Thursday 14thJune  6.00pm

Thursday 21st June  6.00pm

Thursday 28th June 6.00pm

Thursday 5th July  6.00pm

Saturday 7th July 11.00am

Sunday 8th July 11.00am

Thursday 19th July 6.00pm

Thursday 26th July  6.00pm

Thursday 2nd August 5.30pm

Thursday 9th August 5.30pm

Thursday 16th August 5.30pm

Monday 27th August 4.00pm

Sunday  9th September  12.00noon

 



Broads Authority Notices to Mariners No 3 of 2018

Week 11


Access Restriction at Ludham Bridge


Notice is hereby given that emergency works are being undertaken on behalf of Norfolk County Council on the fendering through Ludham Bridge during the following period:


Monday 5 March 2018 08:00 hrs until Friday 9 March 2018 16:30 hrs and Monday 12 March 2018 08:00 hrs until Friday 16 March 2018 16:30 hrs


During this period the bridge will be only open before 08:00; at lunchtimes 12:00-13:00; and after 16:30 each day. Please observe the signage on the approach to the bridge. During the contractor’s active working times, there will normally be no access through the bridge, but if you are able to safely approach the supervisor on site, there may be occasions when passage can be allowed during these restricted periods.


Please approach the area with care and caution.



Broads Authority Notices to Mariners No 4 of 2018

Week 11


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


Admiralty Chart 3741


Notice is hereby given that Magnox Limited propose undertaking the removal of the marker buoys at the SW end of the Baffle wall, and to cut and remove piled debris to minimise potential danger to navigation.


This Category 1 and 2 work is classified as an ‘Exempted Activity’ under the Marine Licensing Order.


The proposed works will commence on the Monday 16th April 2018.


This Notice has been published on behalf of the Environmental Co-ordinator, Magnox Ltd, Bradwell Site CM07HP



For further information regarding this Notice to Mariners contact:

Maldon District Council River Bailiff on 01621 875837





MALDON DISTRICT COUNCIL LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS: DATE: 5th March 2018



Week 10



GREENWICH REACH  - CONVOYS WHARF -  BORE HOLE OPERATIONS

 On or about Wednesday 7th March 2018 contractors will be conducting ground investigation works on behalf of Hutchison Property Group at Convoys Wharf in Greenwich Reach.  The works are expected to take approximately four weeks.  

 The works will be conducted from the jack-up barge HAVEN SEARISER 2 and consist of 3 individually drilled bore holes in the sited marked on the chartlet below. An exclusion zone will be established extending 50m around the works.  

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. All vessels are to navigate in this area with caution, maintaining a continuous watch on VHF Channel 14 and follow the instructions from London VTS.  

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


Port of London Authority Notice to Mariners No M19 of 2018

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Week 10


Harwich Harbour and approaches – Seasonal recreational marks

On or after the 1st March 2018 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 8 of 2018

Week 10


Ha’penny pier pontoon walkway refurbishment works

Mariners are advised that on or about Monday 26th February 2018 works will commence to remove the walkway between the Ha’penny Pier and the pontoons for essential repairs. Therefore, there will be no access to the pontoons from Ha’penny Pier - and no alternative arrangements will be made. The ramp is due to be returned during the week beginning 12th March 2018.

All mariners are advised to navigate with caution in the vicinity of the works and must proceed at the minimum speed possible conducive with safe navigation.

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



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 9 of 2018

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Week 10


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Week 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 01st May 2018.

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

PROGRAMME OF CLOSURES:

May 2018

Thursday 03rd May 2018 From 0930 to 1200 BST N Woolwich LW 1028 BST 0.6m

June 2018

Monday 04th June 2018 From 1035 to 1305 BST N Woolwich LW 1134 BST 1.1m

July 2018

Monday 02nd July 2018 From 0945 to 1215 BST N Woolwich LW 1049 BST 0.9m

August 2018

Wednesday 01st August 2018 From 1010 to 1240 BST N Woolwich LW 1114 BST 0.9m

September 2018

Sunday 23rd September 2018 From 0625 to 1625 BST N Woolwich LW 0727 BST 1.1m

October 2018

Thursday 11th October 2018 From 0915 to 1145 BST N Woolwich LW 1016 BST 0.6m

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Port of London Authority Notice to Mariners No 2 of 2018

NOTES:

(1) ANY ADDITIONAL THAMES BARRIER CLOSURES FOR TEST PURPOSES WILL BE PROMULGATED BY SEPARATE NOTICES TO MARINERS ISSUED 28 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF SUCH CLOSURES.  (2) THE BARKING BARRIER WILL BE CLOSED AT THE SAME TIME AS THE THAMES BARRIER.

Week 9


THAMES BARRIER CONTROL ZONE THAMES BARRIER TEMPORARY NAVIGATION LIGHTS

Mariners are advised that the works formerly promulgated in Notice to Mariners M36 of 2017 will continue on the Thames Barrier to upgrade the existing navigation lights on each of the piers. These works are expected to last approximately three months.

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

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

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

 


Port of London Authority Notice to Mariners No M13 of 2018

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Week 9


LOWESTOFT OUTER HARBOUR – QUAY FENDER REPAIRS AND RENEWAL - BRIDGE CHANNEL AND WAVENEY DOCK

 Mariners and Port-Users are advised that works are schedule to commence on Monday 5th February to remove and replace unstable quay fendering in Lowestoft Bridge Channel, and on Waveney No.1 berth.   

The works will be undertaken from Marine craft berthed alongside the areas of works as follows:-

Works Vessel ‘Flying Hart’, Support Craft ‘Cargo of Dreams’, and work pontoon. All craft will monitor VHF Ch.14

 Vessels wishing to transit the area should contact Port Control to obtain information and advice on works activities. Vessels should only pass the works sites once permission has been granted, should afford as wide a berth as is safe and practical, and pass at slow speed to reduce vessel wash.

Works are expected to take approx. 3 weeks to complete.

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



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

Week 6


Brightlingsea Harbour - Dredging

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

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

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



Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners Notices to Mariners No 1 of 2018

Week 6


London Array Wind Farm current warnings

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

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

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

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


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









Dated 29th January, 2018

London Array Master Image 2018.pdf




Week 4


LONG REACH PURFLEET DEEP WATER LOWER BERTH REPLACEMENT WORKS

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

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

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

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

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


Port of London Authority Notice to Mariners No L2 of 2018



Week 3


ST CLEMENTS REACH GRAYS TERMINAL JETTY WORKS  

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

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

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

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


Port of London Authority Notice to Mariners No L1 of 2018

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Week 3


SALTPAN REACH - OFF THAMESPORT


Incorrect Information in Latest UKHO Chart Correction -


Notice to Mariners 4488/17


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


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


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



Week 3


FAVERSHAM CREEK  - Vessels Aground


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


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

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




Salvage operations will be taking place.

Admiralty Chart No. 2482 refers


Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 9 of 2018 (Brought forward from 2018

Week 3


THE SWALE - QUEENBOROUGH CREEK FLOOD BARRIER


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


51° 24.91’ N 000° 44.53’ E


Low-Level Cofferdam (7 August – 31 November)


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


High Cofferdam (07 September – 28 November)


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


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


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


UKHO Chart No. 2572 refers.



Medway (Peel Ports) Notice to Mariners No 8 of 2018 (Brought forward from 2017)

Week 3


RIVER MEDWAY – ROCHESTER - BRIDGE REACH


New Wreck Reported


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


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


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


Admiralty Chart No. 1835 Refers


Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 7 of 2018 (Brought forward from 2017)


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Week 3


RIVER MEWAY – GARRISON POINT -  Garrison Point – Defective Fog Horn

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the fog horn positioned on the down stream end of Sheerness number 10 berth is currently out of service, the fog horn is located in the following approximate position;

 51° 26’.94  N  000° 44’.82  E

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

 


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


UKHO Chart No. 3683 refers.

Week 3


GARRISON POINT TRAFFIC WARNING LIGHT  

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that until further notice the Traffic Warning Lights situated on Garrison Point Fort in the following approximate position are inoperative.

 51°  26.80´  N                 000°  44.64´  E

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

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

  When an inward bound vessel of more than 130 metres Length Overall is underway in the buoyed channel between the Medway Buoy and Darnett ness the lights are exhibited in an upriver direction.  When an outward bound vessel of more than 130 metres Length Overall is underway in the buoyed channel between Darnett Ness and the Medway Buoy the lights are exhibited in a seaward direction.

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

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

 


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

Week 3


Unmarked Obstruction – Faversham Creek


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


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


51° 20.193‘ N 00° 54.244’ E


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


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


Peel Ports (Medway) Notices to Mariners No 4 of 2018 (Brought forward from 2017)


Week 3


RIVER MEDWAY– SALTPAN REACH Isle of Grain LNG Terminal,  Jetties no. 8 & 10 Exclusion Zones   (General Directions for Navigation no.13)

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

 Berth Exclusion Zone Regulations:

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

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

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

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

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



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


UKHO Chart 1834 refers.

Week 2


GRAVESEND REACH SEACON TOWER WHARF MAIN JETTY FENDER REPAIRS

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

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

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

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



Port of London Authority Notice to Mariners No L28 of 2017



Week 2


  Upper Orwell Crossing Geotechnical Investigation

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


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

Week 2


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

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

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

Confirmation will be provided when the light has been reinstated.

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



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


Notices still current from 2017 or earlier


Week 52


APPROACHES TO LOWESTOFT – MAIN APPROACH CHANNEL DEPTHS

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

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

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

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

Local NTM No.30 is hereby cancelled.

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



Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 35 of 2017

Week 52


East Coast of England - The Wash  

Approaches to WASH PORTS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When working “Volantis” will monitor VHF channel 16.



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

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

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

Week 50



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


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


051° 36.83’N   000° 47.92’E


are reported to be ‘sagging’.


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


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

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


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



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 41 of 2017

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Position of 'sagging' indicated by a Wpt icon.



Week 50



APPROACHES TO LOWESTOFT – NEWCOMBE SAND BUOY MOVED TO NEW POSITION

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

 52˚ 26.334’N, 01˚ 47.164’E

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

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


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

Week 50


Multi-Cat – Coastal Discovery

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

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

 A wide berth is requested when passing this vessel during operations

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


Gallopher Wind Farm  Notices to Mariners No 47 of 2017

Week 49


LOWER POOL -  INSTALLATION OF COLLAR BARGE MOORING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Port of London Authority Notice to Mariners No M108 of 2017

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Week 48


Blakeney - the Hjordis East buoy

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


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



Blakeney Harbour Association dated 16th November, 2017

Week 48


HARBOUR BUOY - RAMSGATE HARBOUR

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


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



Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 25 of 2017

Week 46


Re-Fuelling or Bunkering fuel within the Harbour.

31.10.2017

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

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



Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners Notices to Mariners No 4 of 2017

Week 46


LOWESTOFT HARBOUR APPROACHES – REDUCED DEPTHS – UPDATED INFORMATION


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

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


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

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

Least Depth: 3.7m below ACD


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

main approach channel to Lowestoft.


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

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

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

swell, and vessel squat.


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

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

depth.


This notice replaces NTM No.20 2015, which is hereby cancelled.


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

information is required.


Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 30 of 2017

Week 46


PORT OF GREAT YARMOUTH - Navigation Byelaws


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

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

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


Byelaw 14 – Maximum Speed of Vessels

Byelaw 15 – Vessel to Navigate with Care

Byelaw 32 – Vessels to be lit


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

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

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


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


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

(currently disused)



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


Download of Byelaws

Week 44


LAL Long Sand Middle Wave Buoy:


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


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



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

Week 44


Galloper Offshore Wind Farm Survey


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


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


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


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


Survey Vessel Spectrum 1  Call sign 2CQX3


*** Note ***


Application of Galloper Wind Farm Safety Zones During Construction


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


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


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


Galloper Offshore Wind Farm Notices to Mariners No 43  of 2017

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Week 43


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

 

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


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


Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L26 of 2017

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Week 42


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


Alteration to Buoyage


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


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


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


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

Week 40


Raysand Middle Unlighted Buoy - River Crouch District

NAVIGATION

Raysand Middle Unlighted Buoy - River Crouch District

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

051˚ 40.000 N

000˚ 59.000 E

is off station and missing.



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 38 of 2017

Week 38


WOOLWICH REACH  - ENVIRONMENT AGENCY - THAMES BARRIER CLOSURES


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


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


PROGRAMME OF CLOSURES:


November 2017


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


December 2017


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


January 2018


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


February 2018


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


March 2018


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


April 2018


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

  

GATE CLOSURES:


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

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


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


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

 



Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No 21 of 2017


NOTES:

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

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

Week 37


Passage Plan - Lowestoft Port and Approaches


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


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


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


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


Local Notice No22 of 2014 is cancelled


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


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

Chart and Lowestoft Passage Approach Guide shown:


Lowestoft 24 of 2017.jpg



Week 37


BLAKENEY HARBOUR

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

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



Week 36


LOWESTOFT - REPORTING OF VESSEL MOVEMENTS


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


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


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


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



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

Week 34


LIMEHOUSE REACH  - TEMPORARY BARGE MOORING

 

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


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


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


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

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


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

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


Port of London Notices to Mariners No  M72 of 2017


PLA M72.jpg

Week 33


Port of London Authority


REPORTING INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS


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


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


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


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

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


Port of London Notices to Mariners No 20 of 2017

Week 33


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


Alteration to Buoyage


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


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

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

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



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

Week 31


MARGATE HARBOUR

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

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

51°23.5408'N 01°22.8899'E

51°23.5274'N 01°22.8899'E

51°23.5274'N 01°22.9069'E

51°23.5408'N 01°22.9069'E

51°23.5408'N 01°22.8899'E

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



Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 19 of 2017

Week 28


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


BA 1200


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


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


Position 52°49’.300N 000°21’.345E.


KING'S LYNN CONSERVANCY BOARD.

Notice to Mariners No. 27/2017.


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

Week 25



RIVER THAMES -  LOWER DISTRICT - DISCONTINUATION OF OBSOLETE NAVIGATIONAL MARKS


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


N18229 Clubbs Inner Jetty

N15307 Tilbury Power Station

N11554 Marsh Farm

N11558 Town Pier

N07920 Coryton No 4

N07922 & N14834 Coryton No 2

N07925 & N07924 Coryton No 1

N07927 Coryton No 3

N07934 Shellhaven M

N11591 Johnson’s Wharf

N09503 & N10506 Mulberry Wharf

N09506 Pheonix Jetty

N09510 Belvedere Power Station

N12442 Curved Jetty Dagenham


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


Port of London Notices to Mariners No L9 of 2017

Week 25


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

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

Eastern Buoy – Yellow Round Base – White No Wash Sign

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

Light – Quick Yellow

Western Buoy - Yellow Round Base – White No Wash Sign

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

Light – Quick Yellow    



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 26 of 2017

Week 24


Port of Wells - Change to navigable channel

URGENT

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

New Positions

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

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

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



Port of Wells dated 31st May, 2017

Week 23


Port of Wells - Change to navigable channel

URGENT

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

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

New Position

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

 


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

Week 20


 Fishing Pot Markers - River Crouch


NAVIGATION

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

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


Crouch Harbour Authority Notice to Mariners No 21 of 2017

Week 18


KENTISH FLATS OFFSHORE WINDFARM - UNIDENTIFIED SUBMERGED OBJECT

 

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

51 ͦ27’ 24.093” N  001 ͦ06’ 52.365” E

 

The unidentified submerged object has the following approximate dimensions:


Length 3.1m   Width 1.9m  Height 2.3m

 

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

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

 


Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L3 of 2017




Week 13


River Crouch - NAVIGATION


Admiralty Chart No 1975 - Thames Estuary Northern Part


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


Lat.     51˚ 40. 924’ N  

Long.  001˚03.660’ E


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


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



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 17 of 2017


See chart image and images of the wreck just below please

Week 13


Dangerous Wreck on the Buxey Sand edge of the Swallowtail channel

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

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


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







Week 46


INSTALLATION OF A NEW NAVIGATION MARK – TOLLESBURY PIER


ADMIRALTY CHART 3741


RIVER BLACKWATER, ESSEX


WITH EFFECT NOVEMBER 2016


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


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


BUOY POSITION: 51⁰44.482N   00⁰51.542E



For further information contact:

Maldon District Council  River Bailiff on 01621 875837



Blackwater River Baliff Notice to Mariners 2nd November, 2016

Blackwater Tollesbury Pier.pdf


Image courtesy of Imray - Leisure Folio 2000.6

Week 21


New Buoys Established – Potton Creek, River Roach

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

Name   Characteristic  Light   Position

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crouch No 18 of 2016.pdf


Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 18 of  2016

Image courtesy of Imray chart Y17 and Meridian ID10.

Week 11


Fairway Buoys – Paglesham Reach, River Roach

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

                                                                              New Position

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

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

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

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

Image courtesy of Imray chart Y17 and Meridian ID10

CHA9.pdf


Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 9 of 2016

Week 9


PORT OF WELLS - Updated position of West Cardinal

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

West Cardinal new position

52-59' .729N,   000-50' .518E

Port of Wells West Cardinal.pdf




PORT OF WELLS NOTICE TO MARINERS 19th February, 2016

Week 47



Harbour of Kings Lynn, Approach Channel (Daseley's Sled),Dock Point and Marsh Cut North and South

The Kings Lynn Conservancy Board have provided new surveys of the river and harbour, and the approaches from the Wash towards the River Great Ouse.  The chartlet (from 9th October)  and surveys  (from 2nd November)are access by:

Daseley's Sled:  http://www.kingslynnport.co.uk/page33.html

Marsh Cut North: http://www.kingslynnport.co.uk/page37.html

Marsh Cut South: http://www.kingslynnport.co.uk/page38.html

Dock Point: http://www.kingslynnport.co.uk/page39.html

Harbour: http://www.kingslynnport.co.uk/page40.html


King's Lynn Conservancy Board.: Port and Pilotage Authority.: King's Lynn Port


Week 44


River Roach - New Buoys Established

Mariners are advised that the following new buoys have been established in the River Roach (Upper).

Sutton Wharf No 1   51° 34.674 N,  000° 43.647 E.  Green Conical Lighted Buoy.  QG

Sutton Wharf No 2   51° 34.690 N,  000° 43.854 E.   Red Can Lighted Buoy.  QR

Sutton Wharf No 3    51° 34.799 N,  000° 44.654 E.  Green Conical Lighted Buoy.  QG

Sutton Wharf No 4    51° 34.839 N,  000° 44.784 E.  Red Can Lighted Buoy.  QR


The following buoys have been moved to new positions as follows:


Top Rochford No 7   51° 34.832 N,  000° 45.009 E.  Green Conical Lighted Buoy.  QG

Top Rochford No 8   51° 34.817 N.  000° 45.190 E.  Red Can Lighted Buoy.  QR


CHA37 combined.pdf




Crouch HA Notices to Mariners No 37 of 2015


Week 31



THAMES ESTUARY  - ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EAST MOUSE CHANNEL

 

The East Mouse Channel has been established in the Thames Estuary between the North Mouse and Mouse banks, and is marked by the repositioned Barrow 12 buoy and newly established Alice Wreck isolated danger buoy as per NTM L12 of 2015 (Admiralty NTM 3121 of 2015).

Vessels that are constrained by their draught and which are unable to use the Mouse Channel may utilise the East Mouse Channel. Vessels using the East Mouse Channel should normally navigate to the north of the Alice Wreck buoy.


Vessels intending to use the East Mouse Channel should normally enter / exit at the Alice Wreck / Barrow 12 buoy.


Outward bound vessels intending to use the East Mouse Channel should inform London VTS of their intentions when passing Sea Reach 4 buoy, or if departing the Medway Ports, on passing the wreck of the Richard Montgomery.


Inward bound vessels intending to use the East Mouse Channel should inform London VTS of their intentions when passing Barrow 10 buoy.

Further information is available from London VTS on VHF Channel 69 or by telephone on 01474 560311.

PLA L17.pdf

Image copyright of the PLA.


Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L17 of 2015

Week 26


LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS


ENGLAND - East Coast - Approaches to Walton Backwaters


Date : 11th June 2015


No. 4A buoy  Position : 51.53.930 N , 001.15.790 E .

Amendment : Temporary buoy established.

Characteristics : Red Port Hand Mark, unlighted .


Issued by : Walton and Frinton Yacht Club.


HHA21.pdf








Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners Notice No 21 of 2015