No 17 of 2 Temporary Notices to Mariners


Temporary Notices to Mariners


Week 44


GRAVESEND REACH CRUISE & MARITIME VOYAGES ANNIVERSARY FIREWORK DISPLAY

On Saturday  9th November 2019 a firework display will be held in celebration  of  Cruise  & Maritime’s 10th Anniversary. The firework display will take place from a barge positioned on the south side of Gravesend Reach,opposite the Tilbury Landing Stage.

The  display  is  expected to commence at 22:35 local  time  and  will  last  approximately  5 minutes.  Times  are  subject  to  change  and  will  be  managed by  London  VTS around  ship movements as required.  The  barge  will  be  positioned  by  the  tug  PUNISHER from  approximately  22:20,from  which time a ‘Proceed with Caution’ will be in place and broadcast by London VTS.

A 150m safety zone will be in place around the barge from approximately 5 minutes before, until  the  end  of  the  display  and  a Harbour  Service  Launch  in will  be  in attendance  for  the purposes of  maintaining  the  safety  zone.  The  launch,  with  the  call  sign  prefix  THAMES PATROL,will exhibit flashing blue lights and will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 68 throughout. Further details will be broadcast by London VTS on VHF Channel 68.



Port of London Notices to Mariners No L47 of 2019

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HALFWAY REACH FISHERIES RESEARCH HALFWAY ANCHORAGE & SOUTHERN OUTFALL JETTY

This notice supersedes L21 of 2019

In  June,  August  and  October  2019  the  ‘Zoological  Society  London’  will  be  carrying  out fisheries research in conjunction with the Environment Agency to update statistics gathered in previous surveys in 1987 and 2011. The research will be carried out by deploying three FYKE nets in the vicinity of the Southern Outfall Jetty and Halfway Anchorage.

The nets will be deployed subject to tidal conditions for approximately 24 hours at a time within the  following dates:4th to 22nd November 2019 London  VTS  will  broadcast  when  the  nets  have  been  deployed  as  anchoring  in  Halfway Anchorage  will  not  be  possible  at  these  times.  The  nets  will  not  impede  the  main navigational channel.The  nets  will  sit  on  the  river  bed  with  a  height  of  approximately  50cm  and  marked with temporary buoys to indicate their position.

The nets will be anchored in position to align with the tidal flow at a length of up to 75m.The Environment Agency’s boat ROKER (a 6m aluminium, rigid buoyance workboat) will be in  attendance  at  times  to  deploy  and  recover  the  nets.  ROKER  will  be  listening  on  VHF Channel 14 throughout their operations.For  the  latest  information  contact  London  VTS  on  VHF  Channel  68  or  by  telephone  on 01474 560311.



Port of London Notices to Mariners No L46 of 2019

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Week 44


GRAVESEND REACH LOWER THAMES CROSSING TEMPORARY CONTROL ZONE & GROUND INVESTIGATION WORKS

This Notice supersedes Notice to Mariners L43

On or about the week commencing the 14th October 2019 marine ground investigation works will commence as part of Highways England’s Lower Thames Crossing Project.The works, which are expected to last for approximately 3 months, will be undertaken by two jack-up barges working simultaneously at various positions along the proposed route of the crossing in a continuous 24 hours, 7 days a week operation.  During this time a Temporary Control Zone will be in place from a line drawn due north from Royal  Terrace  Pier to  a line  drawn through the Ovens  and  Higham  Buoys (see  Fig  1).  The Temporary Control Zone will be actively managed by London VTS on VHF channel 68.

Annex 1 of this Notice gives guidance on navigation within the Temporary Control Zone.

Denton Small Ship Moorings

During the works period the moorings within the marine ground investigation site and other adjacent moorings will be limited in their use as per agreements in place between the Lower Thames Crossing Team, PLA’s Marine Service Department and the mooring tenants.

Figure 2 –Denton Small Ship Moorings Craft involved in the works

The following craft will be involved in the works with additional craft present at times: SKATE 3E, ARAN 120, Oyster Rib used  as  a  safety  boat  for  those  on  board  the jack-up barges and for crew transfers.  The  tugs  SEADOG  and  CHILLI DOG  will  be  on  standby  throughout  the  works  and  will  be used to position the jack-up barges.  All vessels involved in the works will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 68. Both  jack-up  barges  will  be  fitted  with  AIS and  will  display  the  lights  and  shapes  as prescribed in Rule 27 of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 namely:

By day, three black shapes in a vertical    line    the highest and lowest  of which are balls and the middle one a diamond.

By night, three all round lights in a vertical line the highest and lowest of which are red and the middle one white.

London  VTS  will  broadcast  the  latest  positions of  the  two  jack-up  barges  with  reference  to this Notice to Mariners

Jack-up barge positions

Borehole  sampling  will  be  undertaken  from  the jack-up  barges  at  25  separate  positions,  as shown in Figure 3.The barges will be in each position for approximately one week.The jack-up barges will be manoeuvred into position using tugs, under the guidance of London VTS, in order to minimise conflicts with vessels passing the area. While every effort will be made to minimise disruption, short delays may occur during these times.

Figure 3 –Jack-up barge positions

Exclusion Zones

Temporary exclusion zones will be in place around each jack-jack up barge when they are in position as follows:For  positions  9  to  16  there  will  be  a  100m  exclusion  zone  around  each jack-up  barge.  For positions 1 to 8 and 17 to 25 there will be a 50m exclusion zone around each jack-up barge.  .Vessels must not enter the exclusion zones other than in an emergency or with the prior permission of London VTS

ANNEX 1 - NAVIGATION IN THE LOWER THAMES CROSSING TEMPORARY CONTROL ZONE

(1) All vessels fitted with VHF radio:

a. Leaving  berths,  anchorages  or  locks  within  the  temporary  control  zone  and intending to transit past the work site must seek permission to proceed from London VTS

b. Leaving   a  berth,   lock   or   other   location   east   of   Crayfordness,   heading outbound  and  intending  to  pass  the  work  site  must  give  their  ETA  to Gravesend  Pilot  Station  and  seek  permission  to  proceed  from  London  VTS

c. Passing  Crayfordness  outbound  must  give  their  ETA  to  Gravesend  Pilot Station and seek permission to proceed from London VTS

d. Leaving  a  berth,  anchorage  or  other  location  west  of  Sea  Reach  No.  7  with intentions  to  pass  the  work  site  must  give  their  ETA  to  the Ovens  Buoy  and seek permission to proceed from London VTS

e. Passing  Sea  Reach  No.  7  must  give  their  ETA  to  Ovens  Buoy  and  seek permission to proceed from London VTS

(2)  Overtaking and manoeuvring restrictions

a. Vessels  may  only  overtake  another  vessel  or  carry  out  manoeuvres  in  the temporary control   zone   with   the   express   permission   of   London   VTS

b.The  position  and  speed  of  a  vessel  on  completion  of  any  manoeuvre referenced  above  is  not  to  prejudice,  in  any  way,  its  ability  to  navigate  with safety past the work site

(3)  Navigation in Restricted Visibility

a.One  way  working  past  the  work  site  will  be  instigated  and  managed  by London VTS when visibility is less than half a nautical mile. Note: The  jack-up  barge  will  be  evacuated  when  visibility  is  less  than  2  cables

(4)  Anchoring

a. Anchoring   within   any jack-up   barge exclusion   zone   will   be   prohibited

b. Using  an  anchor  between  the  Ovens  Buoy  and  Royal  Terrace  Pier  outside any jack-up barge exclusion zone, other than in an emergency, may only be undertaken with the express permission of London VTS

c. For the duration of the works vessels carrying or working explosives may not use Higham Bight anchorage

(5) Small Vessels

a. Where  there  is  sufficient  room,  small  vessels  and  those  not  fitted  with  VHF radio, including  yachts,  dinghies,  sculls,  rowing  boats  and  canoes  should navigate  outside  of  the navigational  channel  and  well  clear  of the  exclusion zones of the jack-up barges.  Note: Vessels  not  fitted  with  VHF  radio  are  advised  to  contact  London  VTS  at  the Gravesend  Port Control  Centre  by  telephone  (01474  562214)  before  entering  the temporary control zone.

b. Vessels fitted with a working engine should use motor power to navigate past the work site

(6) Traffic Control Procedures

a. When jack-up barges are positioned in or near the navigational channel one-way working may be implemented by London VTS

b. At  times  one-way  working  is  likely  to  be  enforced  for  large  vessels  or  those constrained by their draft.  Details of one-way working will included by London VTS on the routine broadcasts, as and when necessary.




Port of London Notices to Mariners No L45 of 2019

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Kings Lynn Harbour.


Please be advised that work to install new inner lock gates will result in some temporary closure of Kings Lynn,  Alexandra and Bentinck docks on the dates 4th to 8th November.


Riverside Quay is unaffected and will operate as normal.




Kings Lynn (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 1 of 2019

Week 44


Maintenance repairs various to existing quay and retired line/wall - River Bure

Notice is hereby given that JB-Bentley will be carrying out maintenance work to the quay heading at Gt. Yarmouth.  The site stretches along the downstream end of the River Bure, from grid ref TG 52093 08040 (Vauxhall bridge) to TG 52044 08831 (Eurocentre).The works are planned to commence from Monday 4 November 2019 until Friday 28 February 2019. Three types of work will be undertaken at various points along the left bank: installation of cathodic anode protection; plating works to sheet piling and patch repairs to the retired concrete line. During this period, maintenance works will be in operation between the hours of 08:00 and 18:00 daily, excluding weekends.  Navigation will remain open, but vessels must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the vicinity of the works.  All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of restrictions. The works will take place between the following approximate position: TG520080 –X (easting) 652093: Y (northing) 308040 and TG520088 –X (easting) 652044: Y (northing) 308831 (Shown on plan extract by)      .  

Vessels should ensure the works are taken into consideration for passage planning and when navigating in this area.

Please contact the Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 ThorpeRoad, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1RY Tel (01603) 610734 if additional information is required.

 


Broads Authority Notices to Mariners No 31 of 2019

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PORT OF WELLS - DREDGING OPERATIONS

For week commencing 21st October 2019, the “Kari Hege”, Captained by Tristan Roberts, will be engaged in dredging operations in the Outer Harbour. Vessels entering or exiting the harbour should call the “Kari Hege” when working, on channel 12 or harbour staff if it’s not working. All pre-arranged dredging areas are constrained by the weather and wave heights therefore operations are subject to change on a daily basis.


The Port’s dredger “Kari Hege” operates from Monday to Friday. Its normal area of work is in the main channel between buoy number 12 and buoy number 8. 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 17th October, 2019

Week 43


GRAVESEND REACH - TILBURY2 MARINE WORKS

This notice supersedes L28 of 2019.  Work  continues  on  the  development  of  two  new RoRo berths and  a  CMAT  berth  on  the former Tilbury Power Station Jetty site.  Over the coming months a number of specific marine activities will be taking place:

1. The  week  commencing  14th October diving will take place  to  retrieve  excess  sheet pile wall  from  the  berthing  line  on  the  lower  end  of  the  former  power  station  jetty.  During Lifting operations will also take place during this time. Throughout the diving and lifting operations there will be specific requirements for vessels to ‘Proceed with Caution’ with this being broadcast by London VTS on VHF Channel 68 in conjunction with marine craft displaying International Code flags “Romeo Yankee”.

2. Works are continuing on the construction of a bank seat for the new RoRo  pontoon.

3.  Removal of the Marsh Farm Jetty continues and is expected to be completed by the end of October 2019

4.  Installation  of  fender  panels  and  walkways  is  expected  to commence in  mid -November.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Marine  Plant  involved  in  these  operations  includes  the  75m  flat  top  barge  NEPTUNE equipped  with  a  320T  crawler  crane  and  two  transfer  &  storage  barges.  All  barge movements will be carried out by either the multi-cat vessel SEADOG or SHAKEDOG, with the safety boat EOL1 in attendance.  At times during the construction works the jetty lights will not be displayed as per published nautical charts. The eastern and western limits of the works will be marked by green aids to navigation at all times. Isolated structures will be marked individually.

Charts will be updated on completion of the works.  Throughout the  works  periods  there  will be requirements for  vessels  to  ‘Proceed  with Caution’ with this being broadcast by London VTS on VHF Channel 68 in conjunction  with marine craft displaying International Code flags “Romeo Yankee”.All  vessels  involved  with the works will maintain a continuous listening watch on VHF Channel 68.For  the  latest  information  contact  London  VTS  on  VHF  Channel  68  or  by telephone  on  01474 560311.



Port of London Notices to Mariners No L44 of 2019

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Top Rochford No 7 & Lower Rochford No 5 Lighted Buoys, River Roach

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that Top Rochford No 7 and Lower Rochford No 5 Lighted Buoys in approximate positions:

51˚ 34.832’N,  000˚ 45.009’E

51˚ 34.811’N,  000˚ 45.300’E

are unlit.



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 44 of 2019

Week 43


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

Mariners and Port-Users are advised that works are scheduled to commence on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th October to remove and replace unstable quay fendering on Waveney No.1 berth within the outer harbour.

The works will be undertaken by Norfolk Marine, using the vessel ‘Flying Hart’ who will monitor VHF Ch.14.  Vessels wishing to transit the area should liaise with Port Control to obtain information and advice on works activities. Vessels should give the area as wide a berth as is safe and practical, and pass at slow speed to reduce vessel wash.  Work may extend past these dates, subject to works and weather conditions.  

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

  


Lowestof t (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 29 of 2019

Week 44


PORT OF WELLS - DREDGING OPERATIONS

For week commencing 21st October 2019, the “Kari Hege”, Captained by Tristan Roberts, will be engaged in dredging operations in the Outer Harbour. Vessels entering or exiting the harbour should call the “Kari Hege” when working, on channel 12 or harbour staff if it’s not working. All pre-arranged dredging areas are constrained by the weather and wave heights therefore operations are subject to change on a daily basis.


The Port’s dredger “Kari Hege” operates from Monday to Friday. Its normal area of work is in the main channel between buoy number 12 and buoy number 8. 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 17th October, 2019

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GRAVESEND REACH - GRAVESEND FIREWORKS DISPLAY

On Friday 1st November 2019 at  20:00  a  fireworks  display  will  take  place  over  the  River Thames on the south side of Gravesend Reach.

The display will be conducted from the PLA Mooring Maintenance Vessel “LONDON TITAN”, which will be positioned approximately 150m offshore from Gordon Promenade, Gravesend.  A Safety Zone will be in place from 19:45 till 20:45 extending 300m from “LONDON TITAN” to cover any potential fall out from the fireworks.  No vessels other than emergency service vessels responding to an incident and vessels engaged in fireworks operations will be permitted to navigate within the safety zone.Any vessels remaining moored within the safety zone during the fireworks display do so at their owner’s risk.

A Harbour Service  Launch  will  be  in attendance for  the  purposes  of maintaining  the safety zone,  exhibiting flashing blue lights,  with  the  call sign  prefix  THAMES  PATROL and maintaining  a  listening  watch  on  VHF  Channel 68 throughout .London.  VTS will  co-ordinate commercial traffic movements accordingly along Gravesend Reach in order that they do not coincide with the time of the display.  The firework display is expected to last 20 minutes.  

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



Port of London Notices to Mariners No L42 of 2019

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Harwich Harbour - Maintenance dredging – Harwich Haven berths and approaches

Mariners  are advised  that  on  or  about  the 7th of October, 2019 the plough dredger Baloewill commence maintenance dredging, day and night,of the berths at Felixstowe, Harwich International and Harwich for approximately 7 days.  Detailed dredger movements can be obtained from Harwich VTS on VHF Channel 71.  

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



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 37 of 2019

Week 42


Works to Longview, The Esplanade, Hullbridge, Essex – River Crouch


Mariners are advised that work is due to commence tomorrow on the repairs to the seawall at Hullbridge.


The location of the repairs will take place in approximate vicinity:


51 37.7137’N  00 36.4109’E


A small Spud Barge will be in situ in the river across to the shore at Hullbridge for the duration of the works.


Mariners are requested to proceed with caution whilst navigating within this area.



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 42 of 2019

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Dredging work on Hickling Broad from Whiteslea Lodge Area to Catfield Dyke

Notice is hereby given that dredging operations on Hickling Broad may restrict passage during week days from Monday 4 November 2019 until Friday 27 March 2020.

During this period dredging will be in operation between 08:00 and 16:00 daily, excluding weekends. During each period of operation delays may occur with the dredging rig taking up much of the navigational width.   Mariners must exercise great care whilst proceeding passed the works.

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

The works will take place in the following approximate position:

TG418215–X (easting) 641879: Y (northing) 321543 (Shown in red on plan extract).

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

Please contact Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1RY Tel (01603) 610734 if additional information is required.



Broads Authority Notices to Mariners No 28 of 2019

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Week 42


Dredging work on Tyler’s Cut on the Upper Ant from 24hr Mooring to Smallburgh Canal

Notice is hereby given that dredging operations on the Tyler’s Cut may restrict passage during weekdays from Monday 4 November 2019 until Friday 20 December 2019.

During this period, dredging will be in operation between 08:00 and 16:00 daily, excluding weekends. During each period of operation, delays of up to 2 hours may occur with the dredging rig taking up much of the navigational width.  Mariners must await clear instructions from the dredging crew before attempting to pass.

All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of restriction and delays.The works will take place in the following approximate position:

TG333252 –X (easting) 6333284: Y (northing) 325273 (Shown in red on plan extract).

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

Please contact Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1RY Tel (01603) 610734 if additional information is required.



Broads Authority Notices to Mariners No 29 of 2019

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Week 42


Closure of Waxham Cut at the mouth of Horsey Mere to Brograve Mill

Notice is hereby given that as part of the Broads Authority dredging programme Waxham Cut should be considered closed to marine traffic during the following period Monday 04 November to Friday 17 January 2020.

During this period, dredging will be in operation between 08:00 and 16:00 daily, excluding weekends.  Considering the limited space for manoeuvring in Waxham Cut, navigation will be closed during this period.  Mariners with vessels in Waxham Cut are encouraged to make route arrangements prior to the works starting.

All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of restriction and delays.The works will take place in the following approximate position:

TG447725 –X (easting) 644714: Y (northing) 322530 (Shown in red on plan extract).

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

Please contact Broads Authority,Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1RY Tel (01603) 610734 if additional information is required.



Broads Authority Notices to Mariners No 30 of 2019

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Harwich Harbour & Approaches – seasonal recreational marks

On or after the 01st of October 2019 the following seasonal recreational marks will be withdrawn:

(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 36 of 2019

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RIVER MEDWAY – WOULDHAM/ HALLING OVERHEAD CABLE WORKS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that overhead works are scheduled to beginonor around 23rd September 2019  across  the  River  Medway between  Wouldham  Marshes  and Halling, and will involve the replacement of an overhead power cable.  River traffic will be monitored by a safety boat which will be on site whilst the cable pull takes place. Communications  relevant  to  the  works  should  be  directed at the  safety  boat  or Medway VTS on VHF Channel 74. The work is expected to be completed on or around 18th October 2019. Admiralty Charts 1835 & 2482 Refer.




Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 25 of 2019 - Update

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DISCONTINUATION OF NAVIGATION MARKS - Milton Creek

Notice is hereby given that the following navigation marks located in Milton Creek have been discontinued with immediate effect.

ATON –N05700–Milton Creek Gas Pipeline East–Unlighted Beacon (ULB) Lat. 51°21.123N –Long. 000°45.334E

ATON –N05701 –Milton Creek Gas Pipeline West –ULB Lat. 51°21.138N –Long. 000°45.251E

ATON –N17466 –Milton Creek Road Bridge Centre Light –LB Lat. 51°21.206N –Long. 000°45.361E

ATON –N05702 –Church Marshes Cable Crossing South Bank –ULB Lat. 51°20.994N –Long. 000°44.742E

ATON –N05703 -Church Marshes Cable Crossing South Bank –ULB Lat. 51°20.942N –Long. 000°44.729E

ATON –N10546 -Church Marshes Cable Crossing North Bank–ULBLat.51°20.974N –Long. 000°44.706E

Datum: WGS84      Location: The Swale - Milton Creek

Further information may be obtained from Medway VTS on VHF Channel 74 call sign “Medway VTS’ or direct via telephone on 0151 649 6650

Admiralty Charts Nos. 2482 & 2572 refer



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 28 of 2019

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DISCONTINUATION OF YANTLET DEMOLITION OUTER AREA MARKS

Notice is hereby given that the following navigation marks located between Grain Spit and Yantlet Flats have been discontinued with immediate effect.ATON –N13107,  N13109,  N13110 & N13106 Unlighted Spherical By. Yellow

Further information may be obtained from Medway VTS on VHF Channel 74 call sign “Medway VTS’ or direct via telephone on 0151 949 6148/66503.

Admiralty Charts Nos. 3683& 1185 refer.



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 29 of 2019

Week 41


SWALE – FERRY REACH – KINGS FERRY LIFTING BRIDGE CLOSURES.

Notice is hereby given that Network Rail have informed Peel Ports Medway that, due to essential maintenance, the Kingsferry Bridge will be inoperative and unable to be lifted on the following dates and times –

•21:00 07/10/19 -00:30  08/10/19

•21:00 08/10/19 -00:30  09/10/19

•21:00 09/10/19 -00:30 10/10/19

•21:00 21/10/19 -00:30 22/10/19

•21:00 22/10/19-00:30 23/10/19

•21:00 23/10/19 -00:30 24/10/19

Admiralty Chart Numbers 2482 & 2572 refer. Further information may be obtained from Medway VTS on VHF Channel 74, call sign “Medway VTS” or telephone 0151 949 6148 or 0151 949 6650



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 30  of 2019


Week 41


Approaches to Burnham Fairway – Temporary Repositioning of 8 Knot Speed Limit Marker Buoys

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the two yellow unlit 8 knot speed limit marker buoys have been reinstated at the Eastern End of the Burnham Yacht Moorings in the following positions:

51˚ 37.250’N  000˚ 50.242’E

51˚ 37.187’N  000˚ 50.060’E


NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 18 OF 2019 IS HEREBY CANCELLED.



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 41 of 2019

Week 41


Whitaker No 3 Lighted Buoy, River Crouch

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that Whitaker No 3 Lighted Buoy in position:

51˚ 40.424’N  001˚ 04.719’E

is unlit.



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 40 of 2019

Week 41


LOWESTOFT APPROACHES – POSSIBLE SHOALING NORTH EAST OF HARBOUR ENTRANCE

Mariners and Port Users are advised of an area of suspected shoaling approx. 700 metres North East of Lowestoft Harbour entrance, centred on approx. position 52 ̊ 28.555’N, 001 ̊ 45.936’E.   

This shoaling has yet to be confirmed, but may have resulted in a depth reduction of approx. 0.5m. This area is shown on the chart extract below.

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

The area of concern would appear to be just within the white occulting sector of the Port Entry Light (PEL). This light is an aid to navigation but should not be solely relied upon for an indication of vessel position.  A survey of this area will be arranged to verify depths. The results of this survey will be promulgated once available. Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch 14, Tel. 01502 572286, if additional information is required.



Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 29 of 2019

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Week 41


PORT OF GREAT YARMOUTH - Haven Bridge and Breydon Bridge Maintenance

MARINERS  ARE  HEREBY  ADVISED that both  Haven  Bridge  and Breydon  Bridge  will  be undergoing essential repair and maintenance work between the following dates/times;

Monday 30th September 2019 until Wednesday 9th October 2019.  

During this  period neither  bridge  will be  able to  lift for  vessel  traffic. Road  traffic  will  not be affected. Air draught boards are available on both sides of each bridge..  Additional advice can be sought by contacting Breydon Bridge on VHF Ch12 or telephone 01493 335536 (daytime only).



Great Yarmouth (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 12A of 2019

Week 40


SEA REACH BERTH 4 BOREHOLE SAMPLING - DP WORLD LONDON GATEWAY

During  the  week  commencing  23rd September  and  lasting  for  approximately  14  days,  the jack-up barge (JUB) ‘SKATE 3E‘ will be undertaking geotechnical investigations to inform the further design of the new berth No. 4 and quay extension. During  the  works  support  vessels  will  be  provided  by  Capital  Pleasure  Boats  and  the  RIB ‘OYSTER 3’ will be utilised for the transfer of crew twice a day between the JUB and Canvey Island.For the safety of those working on board the SKATE 3E a temporary 100m exclusion zone will be in place except in the following circumstances:Vessels arriving or departing Berth No. 3Vessels alongside Berth No. 3.Tugs assisting vessels on and off Berth No. 3In  the  above  circumstances,  those  vessels  are  permitted  to  be  within  75m  of  the  jack-up barge.The  repositioning  of  the  JUB  will  be  carried  out  in  conjunction  with  London  VTS  to  ensure there is no impact with vessels manoeuvring in the area. During the repositioning of SKATE 3E it will be restricted in its ability to manoeuvre and will display the lights, shapes and signal flags in accordance with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 (as amended) Rule 27B. All vessels will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 68.


Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L40 of 2019

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Week 40


GRAVESEND REACH REMOVAL OF EXISTING BROW, RADIAL ARMS AND PONTOON WEST STREET PIER

THIS NOTICE SUPERCEDES NOTICE TO MARINERS L14 of 2018

During the week commencing 23rd September 2019 preparatory work will commence for the removal of the West Street Pier including its brow, radial arms and pontoon. Preparatory works will last for approximately 1 week.On or around 7th October 2019 lifting operations will commence to remove the various structures associated with the pier using the following marine craft which will be in attendance and maintaining a listening watch on VHF Channel 68 throughout:

•Tug ‘DEVOUT’

•Tug “VIKING”

•Workboat ‘AMELIA D’

•Workboat “KGII”

•Crane barge “DAVE GIBSON”

•Barge “VENTURE”

Until work commences on 23rdSeptember 2019, during the works and during the tow a “proceed with caution” or “proceed at slow speed” broadcast will be made by London VTS”, 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 68.Removal of the structure is expected to take 2 days with the brow and radial arms being towed away on the VENTURE and DAVE GIBSON respectively for disposal.

On the 8th or 9thOctober 2019 the pontoon will be towed by the tug “DEVOUT” for disposal in Erith. The tow will be subject to weather conditions and requires a rising flood tide with London VTS advising vessels of any changes to this expected tow date.  During the lifting operations and tow the Lower District Harbour Service Launch will be in attendance, as required.  Further information and updates will be available from London VTS on VHF Channel 68.



Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L39 of 2019

Week 40


Sunken Recreational Vessel & Debris

Mariners are advised that two recreational vessels of approximately 14 feet in length are lying awash in the following approximate position in the intertidal zone opposite Harwich Town Sailing Club.

51 º 56.7ˈ N 001 º 17.5ˈ E

Reports indicate that debris from the sunken vessel has also made its way onto the foreshore and there may be some afloat in the surrounding area.

Harwich Haven Authority will be working with the vessel owner and local authorities to resolve the issue.

Mariners are advised to navigate with care and caution and maintain a lookout at all times.

Any reports of floating debris should be reported immediately to Harwich VTS on VHF 71 or via telephone on 01255 243000.



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 35 of 2019


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Week 40


RIVER MEDWAY –SALTPAN REACH –GRAIN LNG  -JETTIES NOS. 8 & 10 Fender Panel Inspections

Notice is hereby given that:Fender panel inspection works are due to take place at Grain LNG Jetties No. 8 & 10.  The work will commence Monday 23rd September 2019 and last for approximately 12 days.  Men will be working on the waterline and at height using crane barge ‘Renate II’ and tug ‘Avocet’. Works craft will be maintaining a listening watch on VHF Channel 74 whilst operations are taking place.The jetties are centred in the following approximate positions:Terminal No.8:51° 25.93’ N  000° 42.18’ E Terminal No.10:51° 25.94’ N000° 42.54’ E International Code of Signals flags, “RY”,will be displayed at the jetty head and Mariners are advised to slow down, make minimum wash and maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 74, navigating with caution and keeping clear of the 150m exclusion zones when passing the Grain LNG Terminal(Medway Notice to Mariners 02 -2019 refers)Further  information  may  be  obtained  from  Medway  VTS on  VHF Channel  74,  call  sign “Medway VTS”or telephone 0151 949 6148 or 0151 949 6650



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 27 of 2019

Week 40


Havengore Bridge: Manual Operation

INFORMATION

We have been requested to publish the following information:

Whilst our contractors are making good progress towards repairing the current fault, they are estimating that it will not be fully resolved for another 6-8 weeks. In the meantime, QinetiQ has instructed the Contractor to conduct some immediate adaptation works that will render the Bridge suitable and safe for full manual operation.

We are pleased to confirm that we will be manually operating Havengore Bridge to allow passage for marine traffic on:

• Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 September

• Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 October

• Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 October

The bridge will be operated in accordance with the MOD byelaws and so will be staffed for 2 hours either side of high tide, during daylight hours. The manual lifting and lowering process may take a little longer than the automated process so we would appreciate your patience and co-operation.

Further dates may be added subject to demand and resourcing considerations.

Nicki Uden – Community Liaison Officer, SHOEBURYNESS RANGE

Careline: 0800 0560108

Email: nuden@QinetiQ.com

www.QinetiQ.com



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 39 of 2019

Week 40


LOWESTOFT –OUTER HARBOUR –POWER OUTAGE

Mariners and Port Users are advised that on Monday 30th September 2019, there will be a planned Power Outage on the Sembmarine / SLP Site within the Outer Harbour from 09:00hrs LT. The Power Outage is to allow for electrical works to be carried out by UK Power Networks and is planned to last for approximately 9 Hours.

The Power Outage will mean that the Navigation Lights on the North Pier and on the East Jetty will be Unlit for the period of the maintenance.

Mariners are advised that if this period extends beyond the planned 9 hours, these Navigation Lights will be Unlit during the hours of darkness. Mariners and Port users are advised to navigate with extreme caution in the vicinity of the Port Approaches & within the Outer Harbour and report to Lowestoft Port Control any problems observed with these Navigation Lights on VHF Ch 14.  Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch 14, Tel. 01502 572286, if additional information is required.



Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 26 of 2019

Week 39


River Thames - HALFWAY REACH DREDGING OPERATIONS DAGENHAM NO.8 JETTY

On  26thSeptember  2019  dredging  works  will  commence  at  Dagenham  No.8  Jetty,  for approximately 7 weeks.The  dredging  works  will  be  undertaken  using  a  deck  mounted  excavator  and  crane  on  a pontoon, which will be  moored on rise and fall spud legs. Barges will be moored alongside the pontoon in order to be loaded with excavated material. The pontoon will be positioned by the tug ‘EMILIE D’ which will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 14 throughoutthe dredging activity.Lights  and  shapes  as  prescribed  in  Rule  27  of  the  International  Regulations for  Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 will be displayed, namely:By day, three black shapes in a vertical line the highest and lowest of which are balls and the middle one a diamond.By  night,  three  all  round  lights  in  a  vertical  line  the  highest  and  lowest  of  which  are red and the middle one white.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.

 


Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L39 of 2019

Week 39


River Thames - SEA REACH LONDON GATEWAY TIDE MONITORING EQUIPMENT

On 19th September 2019 the PLA Hydrographic Service will be deploying a bottom-mounted current monitoring device (an ADCP) mid channel off London Gateway.The deployment will last about two to three weeks after which it will be removed.The unit stands less than one metre above the bed and the sites have been selected so as to  not  interfere  with  any  surface  shipping,  which  will  not  be  restricted  during  these deployments.  There will be no surface markers.  Deployment  and  recovery  will  be made  over  LW  slack  periods  by a  PLA  Hydrographic Survey vessel in liaison with London VTS monitoring VHF Channel 68 throughout the initial deployment.For  the  latest  information  contact  London  VTS  on  VHF  Channel  68  or  by  telephone  on 01474 560311.



Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L38 of 2019

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Week 39


Partrac – Current Meter Deployments

As part of the Anglian Water Coastal Modelling System Upgrade, Intertek has subcontracted Partrac Ltd to deploy ten seabed mounted acoustic monitoring devices around the East Anglian Coast. Weather permitting, these will be deployed during the period 19th to 24th of August 2019. The devices will remain in the water for a period of 35 days. An update will be made to the Notice to Mariners prior to the device’s recovery or extension of this period.This NTM pertains to three devices being deployed to the north and south of Harwich Port, at the following locations: -

BM4   51.58'398N  001.24'312E

BM5   51.49'854N  001.17'340E

BM6   51.46'254N   001.10'926E

HHA.OPS.004 Page 2 of 3 All systems are to be deployed utilizing the HHA vessel, the ‘Egret’.

Each of the sites will follow a standard mooring design as represented in the following figure. No surface marker buoys will be used. All equipment will be a maximum of 1.5m above the seabed.

Avoidance to a range of 500m of any operations or equipment is requested. Contact Information Monitoring device owner (Partrac Ltd)  Project Director: Peter Wilson pwilson@partrac.com , Office: 01626 90667, Mobile: 07793 249 080.  Project Manager: Ross Flatman rflatman@partrac.com , Mobile: 07792 793 999. Installation vessel.  Egret: call sign MNAF, Brian Hill: 01255 252301 / 07740 762690.



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 32 of 2019

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Week 39


River Crouch - Wallasea [CROSSRAIL] Commercial Jetty – Decommissioning and Removal

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Wallasea Loading Jetty, Pontoons, Fixing Piles, Shore Connections and all associated lights in approximate position:

051˚ 37.041N  000˚ 50.800E

have been removed.



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 37 of 2019

Week 39


Current Meter Surveys – River Crouch

INFORMATION

We have been requested to publish the following information:

As part of the Anglian Water Coastal Modelling System Upgrade, Intertek has subcontracted Partrac Ltd to undertake a current meter survey in the Crouch estuary, from a moored vessel. This is to be completed over two days on both a Neap and Spring tide.

The work will require the vessel to remain on station for a total period of 13 hours. Equipment is to be lowered every 30 minutes for the duration of the survey.

The Neap tide survey is to be completed on the 23rd September and the Spring tide survey on the 29th September.

This survey position is:-

Easting  595085

Lat 51˚.622’N  Long 0.817˚E

Northing  195264

Lat 51˚37.342’N  Long 000˚49.010’E

Positions are in WGS84.

The survey is to be completed on board the ‘Predator’, owned and operated by Predator Charters Marine Ltd.

Avoidance to a range of 200m of any operations is requested.

Contact Information:

Survey (Partrac Ltd)

• Project Director: Peter Wilson pwilson@partrac.com, Office: 01626 90667

Mobile: 07793 249 080.

• Project Manager: Nikki Clargo nclargo@partrac.com, Mobile: 07792 793 999.

Vessel

• Predator: Stewart Olley: 07958 664602.



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 36 of 2019

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Week 39


LOWESTOFT INNER HARBOUR – TOWN / CEFAS QUAY – PASSING SPEED

Mariners  and  Port  Users  are  requested  that  when  passing  vessels  moored  on  Town Quay and Cefas Quay, that speed is kept to the minimum at which control of the vessel can be maintained, and that the moored vessels are afforded as wide a berth as is safe and  practicable.

These  requirements  are  subject  to the  prevailing  conditions,  and considering the available depth and width of the navigable channel.  This  requirement  is  to  reduce  the  effects  of  vessel wash  and  also  interaction,  the effects of which increases with size, depth, proximity and speed of the vessels involved. Excessive   speed   is   likely   to   result   in   moored   vessels   ranging along   the  quay, overwhelming vessel mooring arrangements and increasing risk of serious incident and potential for injury. The ports maximum speed limit is 4 knots, but passing speed should be less than this value. In  addition,  a  procedure  is  being  implemented  where  vessel bunkering  operations  on Town  and  Cefas  Quays  will  be  suspended,  or  subject to  a  delayed start  when  a large vessel  is  scheduled  to  pass.  Vessels  taking  bunkers  on  these  quays  are requested  to keep  a  listening  watch  on  VHF  channel  14.  They  should  also  fly  the  red  ‘B’ flag  to indicate that they are engaged in bunkering operations.

Further to the above, any vessel passing Town or Cefas Quay that observes a moored vessel with slack mooring lines, are advised to inform Port Control on VHF channel 14.

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



Lowestoft (ABP Ports (Notices to Mariners No 18 of 2019

Week 39


Havengore Bridge Update (16.09.19)


Whilst our contractors are making good progress towards repairing the current fault, they are estimating that it will not be fully resolved for another 6-8 weeks. In the meantime, QinetiQ has instructed the contractor to conduct some immediate adaptation works that will render the bridge suitable and safe for full manual operation. A limited number of manual opening dates are being planned in consultation with the marine community and will be published on our website as soon as they are confirmed.


The first dates have been provisionally agreed as Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 September. Please contact me if there are other coming weekends that you consider to be of particular importance for passage through Havengore Creek.


Nicki Uden – Community Liaison Officer, SHOEBURYNESS RANGE



Dated 16th September, 2019

Week 37


RIVER THAMES - GRAVESEND REACH LOWER

SPECIAL MARK MISSING GROYNE NO. 2

The special mark and associated post marking the northern limit of Groyne No. 2 has collapsed and is no longer visible at high water. Navigation in the area should be carried out with extreme caution.  Repairs will be carried out at the earliest opportunity.

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

 


Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L37 of 2019

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Week 37


RIVER MEDWAY - RAINHAM CREEK - CHANGES TO NAVIGATION MARKS

1. Notice is hereby given that the following change has been made to    navigation marks within the Medway and adjacent creeks.   2.  The following Navigation Marks have been discontinued:

                    Aid: N05625    Rainham Creek Inner Can Buoy               

                    Type, Character:  Unlighted Buoy | Can R

                     Position  - Latitude   : 051 ° 22.929 N              - Longitude: 000 ° 36.623 E  

                     Datum: WGS84        Location: River Medway - Rainham Creek

                     Aid: N05624    Rainham Creek Outer Can Buoy               

                     Type, Character:  Unlighted Buoy | Can R

                     Position  - Latitude   : 051 ° 23.006 N                 - Longitude: 000 ° 36.789 E  

                     Datum: WGS84        Location: River Medway - Rainham Creek  

3. Further information may be obtained from Medway VTS on VHF Channel 74 call sign “Medway VTS’ or direct via telephone on 0151 649 6148.   

4.  Admiralty Charts Nos. 1834, 2482 refer.



Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 24 of 2019

Week 37


Blakeney Harbour

Mariners should note the following:

HARBOUR ENTRANCE STARBOARD BUOY NO: 1 has been repositioned as follows:

N 52° 58.846’

E 000° 58.323’

The light sequence for the above buoy has been altered as follows:

FlG(5s)

The temporary green buff buoy positioned close to Harbour Entrance Buoy No. 1 has been removed.

To enter the harbour, vessels should proceed from the Fairway Buoy SSE to Harbour Entrance Buoy No. 1, leaving this buoy close to starboard before turning SW to Harbour Entrance Buoy No. 2 and onwards following the buoys into the harbour.



Dated 25th August, 2019

Week 35


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


Phase 2: Has now commenced and will last for approx. 6 months.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that major engineering refurbishment works are scheduled to begin on or around 8th May 2019 and are due to continue for a period of 18 months on the Rochester New Road Bridge located in the following approximate position: 51 0 23.54'N 0000 30.04'E.


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


Phase 1: Strood &Old Ship Passage Spans - gap between New and Old Road bridges to have safety netting fitted and hanging scaffolding fitted until works complete then removed.  Span closure required


Phase 2: Rochester Span - hanging scaffolding fitted until works complete then removed.  Span closure required.


Phase 3: Main Span - works to be carried out in two parts so that half of the span remains

open to navigation. Hanging scaffolding fitted until works complete then removed. Headroom

reduced under the area scaffolded.


Phase 1 is due to commence on or around 8th May 2019 and last for approximately 4 months. Due to the long term nature of the works, this Notice will be updated at the commencement of each phase so as to reflect current span closures and other navigational safety information.

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


The appropriate day and night signals will be displayed in accordance with Medway Ports River

Byelaws 1991 Part II Section 9, which states: "When the arch or span of a bridge is closed to navigation the person in control of the bridge shall suspend the following from the center of that

arch or span;


• by day, three RED discs 0.6 metres in diameter at the points of an equilateral triangle of

length of side 1.8 metres with the apex downwards and the base horizontal.

• by night three RED lights in similar positions to the discs exhibited by day.


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


Mariners are advised to slow down, maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 74 and navigate with caution keeping well clear when passing.  Further information on current restrictions and safety information may be obtained from Medway vrs on VHF Channel 74, call sign "Medway VTS" or telephone 0151 9496148 or 0151 949 6650.



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

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Week 34


WOOLWICH REACH  -  ENVIRONMENT AGENCY -  THAMES BARRIER CLOSURES

The Thames Flood Barrier will be closed once a month for test purposes, in accordance with a programme issued for a period of six months, commencing 01st November 2019.

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 2019

Monday 18th November 2019 From 0955 to 1225 GMT

 December 2019

Tuesday 17th December 2019 From 1000 to 1230 GMT

January 2020

Wednesday 15th January 2020 From 1010 to 1240 GMT

February 2020

Thursday 13th February 2020 From 1000 to 1230 GMT

March 2020

Thursday 12th March 2020 From 0905 to 1135 GMT

April 2020

Monday 27th April 2020 From 0950 to 1220 BST

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 Notices to Mariners No 13 of 2019


NOTES:

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

Week 34


LOWER HOPE REACH LOWER HOPE POINT REINSTATEMENT OF THE REVETMENTS

Due to the severe erosion of the revetments at Lower Hope at Cliffe Marshes emergency repair works will commence on Monday 12th August 2019 and will continue for up to 4 months.

Works will involve the replacement of rip rap armour stone and additional cohesive material which will be brought to site by flat top barge with mounted excavator. During the works the crane barge “BOXER” will be held in position on spud legs and will act as a mooring station for the barges delivering material. Additional vessels will be involved in these works including various GPS Tugs for the movement of barges and the safety boat DIVECO5.

Temporary lights and markers will be positioned to aid the movement and positioning of barges.

At times during the works a ‘Proceed with Caution’ will be issued by London VTS on VHF Channel 69 in accordance with Permanent Notice to Mariners P4. All vessels involved in the works will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 68 and display the international code flags “ROMEO YANKEE” at all times when the “Proceed with Caution” is in place.

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



Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L34 of 2019

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Week 34


LOWER HOPE REACH PASSIVE DRIFTWOOD COLLECTOR DEPLOYMENT TRIAL

 

The deployment of a passive driftwood collector (PDC) will be trialled in Lower Hope Reach in a position due north of the Cliffe Pumping Station as shown above and will swing freely with the tide on its mooring.

The PDC will be moored, initially on a temporary basis, for an evaluation trial of approximately 6 months.  If the trial is successful it may remain in this position on a permanent basis.  Confirmation of this will be advised in a future Notice to Mariners.

The PDC will be marked with a flashing yellow light displaying the light characteristics Fl.Y.2s.  

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



Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L35 of 2019

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Week 34


GREENWICH REACH OBSTRUCTION IN THE AUTHORISED CHANNEL

A recent survey in Greenwich Reach revealed an obstruction and a reduced depth.  

On 9th August 2019 a temporary lit yellow Special Mark (Fl.Y.2) will be placed on the reduced depth and will remain in place until the obstruction is removed. All vessels are to navigate in this area with caution. Please see the chartlet below for further information.



Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No M55 of 2019

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Week 34


ENGLAND-EAST COAST-ENTRANCE TO WELLS -NEXT-THE-SEA - NEW BUOY POSITIONS

Due to recent movement of the Northern end of the Wells entrance channel, buoy movements have taken place as follows with immediate effect on 8th August 2019;

STATION: WEST OUTER

POSITION LAT 52.59’.417N / LON 000.50’.463E

CHARACTERISTICS: YELLOW SPECIAL MARK BUOY FL(Y).EV03S

Starboard buoy, Station 1, Position LAT 52.59’.312N / LON 000.50’.565E, Characteristics FL(G).EV03S

Port buoy, Station 2, Position LAT 52.59’.278N / LON 000.50’.613E, Characteristics FL(R).EV03S

Starboard buoy, Station NEW BUOY 3a, Position LAT 52.59’188N / LON 000.50’.562E, Characteristics FL(G).EV03S

Starboard buoy, Station 3, Position LAT 52.59’.100N / LON 000.50’.508E, Characteristics FL(G).EV03S

Port buoy, Station 4, Position LAT 52.59’.041N / LON 000.50’.510E, Characteristics FL(R).EV03S

Starboard buoy, Station 5, Position LAT 52.58’.992N / LON 000.50’.478E, Characteristics FL(G).EV03S

****SPECIAL NOTICE: The Wells Starboard Hand North Outer has been discontinued with immediate effect*****



Dated 8th August, 2019

Week 34


Blakeney Harbour

Mariners entering Blakeney Harbour should proceed from the Fairway Buoy directly towards the green unlit buff buoy in position N 52° 58.849’.  E 000° 58.311’, passing at least 75M East of green Harbour Entrance buoy No. 1.

After reaching the green unlit buff buoy, immediately turn SW and head directly towards Harbour Entrance buoy No.2 and onward following the buoys as previously.

The harbour entrance channel is changing almost daily at the moment. Mariners intending to enter the harbour for the first time are therefore strongly advised to call 07771597985 for up to date pilotage information before entering.



Dated 11th August, 2019

Week 33


SEA REACH LEIGH DEPOSIT BUOY OFF STATION

 

Notice is hereby given that the Leigh Deposit Buoy, charted position 51°30.268”N 0°40.134”E, light characteristic Fl.Y.15s (highlighted in the chartlet opposite), is off station until further notice.  

Mariners will be advised via a further Notice once the Buoy has been reinstated


Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L30 of 2019

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Week 33


LOWESTOFT WAVENEY DOCK – FISH MARKET AREA -  CANOPY REMOVAL

Mariners and Port Users are advised that from Monday 5th August 2019, work will commence to remove the canopy over the West Quay wall in Waveney Dock. This work is being undertaken as a safety measure and is expected to take up to 2 weeks to complete.

Mariners are advised that this works will cause some restrictions on berthing and working in this area. The contractors have been requested to work with vessel owners and operators to minimise disruption where possible.  

Please ensure that the contractors are made aware of vessel requirements, such as landing fish or re-fuelling, as they may be able to adjust their works, or working area, to accommodate such activities.

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

 


Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 19 of 2019

Week 32


RIVER BLACKWATER - New Obstruction on St Peter's Flat

The remains of a vessel has been found by Mr Alan Bird, Oyster Dredger, Yachtsman and Historian.  The obstruction is an engine and associated structure with height of approximately 1 metre and length of about 3 metres.

When using the One degree meridian to pass down tor up to the Ray Sand, care should be taken to avoid cutting the edge of St Peter's Flats.


Dated 29th July, 2019

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Week 32


Navigation Buoys on the River Orwell

Mariners and Port users are reminded that the Navigation Buoys located on the River Orwell are vital aids to Navigation. They should not be tampered with or used for any other purposes such as diving platforms or attaching boats for fishing etc. We were very recently advised of 3 young persons seen climbing on the Mulberry Buoy (as per photo below), this is highly dangerous. The second photo shows what is lurking under the water including razor sharp muscles, barnacle’s and weeds. Please report any  sightings of this type of behaviour to Orwell Navigation Service. Thank you for you cooperation.


Ipswich (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 10 of 2019



Week 32


LOWESTOFT INNER HARBOUR – TOWN / CEFAS QUAY – PASSING SPEED

 

Mariners and Port Users are requested that when passing vessels moored on Town Quay and Cefas Quay, that speed is kept to the minimum at which control of the vessel can be maintained, and that the moored vessels are afforded as wide a berth as is safe and practicable. These requirements are subject to the prevailing conditions, and considering the available depth and width of the navigable channel.  

This requirement is to reduce the effects of vessel wash and also interaction, the effects of which increases with size, depth, proximity and speed of the vessels involved. Excessive speed is likely to result in moored vessels ranging along the quay, overwhelming vessel mooring arrangements and increasing risk of serious incident and potential for injury.

The ports maximum speed limit is 4 knots, but passing speed should be less than this value.

In addition, a procedure is being implemented where vessel bunkering operations on Town and Cefas Quays will be suspended, or subject to a delayed start when a large vessel is scheduled to pass. Vessels taking bunkers on these quays are requested to keep a listening watch on VHF channel 14. They should also fly the red ‘B’ flag to indicate that they are engaged in bunkering operations.

Further to the above, any vessel passing Town or Cefas Quay that observes a moored vessel with slack mooring lines, are advised to inform Port Control on VHF channel 14.

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



Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 18 of 2019

Week 31


GRAVESEND REACH TILBURY2 MARINE WORKS - This notice supersedes L26 of 2019

Work continues on the development of two new RoRo berths and a CMAT berth on the former Tilbury Power Station Jetty site.

The following works are currently underway:

 Creation of 8 new berthing dolphins on the downriver end of the former Tilbury Power Station Jetty which will form the new CMAT terminal. Works consist of piling from marine plant.

 Creation of 7 new berthing dolphins upriver of the former power station jetty to create a new RoRo berth. Works consist of piling from marine plant.

 Removal of Marsh Farm Jetty and upriver mooring dolphin to allow the creation of the new RoRo berths with associated pontoon and link span. The work will be carried out by the jack-up barge HAVEN SEARIDER or similar jack-up barge.

The following works are expected to commence shortly:

 The new berthing dolphins will be capped with concrete tops that will be towed to site, from Tilbury Dock, and lifted into position. This work is expected to commence w/c 22nd July 2019.

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

Throughout the works periods there will be a requirement for vessels to ‘Proceed with Caution’ with this being broadcast by London VTS on VHF Channel 68 in conjunction with marine craft displaying International Code flags “Romeo Yankee”.

At times the jetty lights will not be displayed as per published nautical charts while the various constructions works are carried out. At all times the eastern and western limits will be marked by green aids to navigation. Isolated structures will be marked individually. Charts will be updated on completion of the works.

All vessels involved with the works will maintain a continuous listening watch on VHF Channel 68.

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



Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L28 of 2019

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Week 31


LOWESTOFT APPROACHES, STANFORD CHANNEL – STANFORD LIGHT BUOY UNRELIABLE

Mariners and Port Users are advised that the Stanford Port hand light buoy, approx. position 51˚ 27.37’N, 001˚ 46.68’E, is currently unreliable. The light character is reported as irregular.

Mariners are requested to navigate with caution in this area. Notice will be issued when the light has been reinstated.

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

 


Lowestoft (ABP Ports) Notices to Mariners No 17 of 2019

Week 31


EAST COAST OF ENGLAND - ENTRANCE CHANNEL - PORT OF WELLS

1)REMOVED OFF STATION (Port Buoy)

Station: Outer South  52.59'.320N 000.50'.744E

2)NEW BUOY ON STATION (Starboard Buoy)

Station: West Outer

Position LAT 52.59'.320N  LONG 000.50'.642E

Characteristics: Green Starboard  FL (3).G.3s



PORT OF WELLS Notice to Mariners 16/07/2019

Week 30


Foul Anchorage, River Roach – Quay Reach

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that we have had a report of “foul ground” (Anchorage) approximate depth LW 5m in position

51˚36.206’N

000˚52.223’E

All vessels are advised to avoid this area when anchoring in the River Roach.



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 24 of 2019

Week 30


“Mind Your Wash”

INFORMATION

Mariners are requested to be extra vigilant and reduce their speed and keep wash to as minimal as possible when passing newborn seals, particularly in the River Roach area.

The Conservation of Seals Act (1970) protects common seals during their breeding season and it is illegal to cause disturbance that may affect the newborn pups.

Your co-operation in this matter would be appreciated.



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 23 of 2019

Week 30


NAVIGATION WARNING

Blakeney Harbour Entrance

The entrance channel to Blakeney Harbour, in the vicinity of the HJORDIS wreck, is changing rapidly. Currently the primary channel remains as buoyed, but the entrance channel between the Bar and Harbour Entrance buoy number 3 is becoming very narrow and can be extremely hazardous in times of moderate to heavy swell.

Those Mariners familiar with Blakeney Harbour Entrance may now prefer to enter and leave the harbour using the new channel (currently not buoyed) which is opening up from Harbour Entrance buoy number 3  heading out WNW, running South and West of the HJORDIS wreck. Great care and local knowledge is required to safely navigate this channel, ensuring a route is taken where the swell isn’t breaking.

We are monitoring this situation closely, and suggest that for the time being Mariners entering the harbour for the first time should first obtain up to date pilotage information by phoning CHARLIE WARD on 01263-740377 or 07771597985.



Dated 8th July, 2019

Week 26


NOTICE TO MARINERS [UPDATE]

NATIVE OYSTER RESTORATION – SPAT COLLECTOR FRAMES & MARKER BUOYS

WEST MERSEA


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


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

Coordinates of the spat collectors and marker buoys

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


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


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


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



ZSL London Zoo dated 14th June, 2019

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Week 26


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

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

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

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

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



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

Week 24


HALFWAY REACH FISHERIES RESEARCH HALFWAY ANCHORAGE &  SOUTHERN OUTFALL JETTY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


Port of London Authority Notices to Mariners No L21 of 2019

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Week 24

 

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

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

The beacon is coloured yellow with a yellow cone topmark.

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

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

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

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

NtM No.24 / 2018 is now withdrawn.

 

 


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

Week 23


London Array Wind Farm

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

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Notice 470

Week 22


Blakeney Harbour

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

 N 52°58.858’.  E 000°58.276’

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



Dated 15th May, 2019

Week 21


Blakeney Harbour Entrance

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

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

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

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

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



Dated 5th May, 2019

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Week 20


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  



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

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Week 18


NATIVE OYSTER RESTORATION WORKS – COMMENCEMENT OF ACTIVITIES

WEST MERSEA


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

 

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


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


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



Zoological Society of London dated 23rd April, 2019

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Week 17


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

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

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

510 23.00N 0000 40.60E

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

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

 

 


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


UKHO Chart 1834 refers.

Week 17


Blakeney Harbour

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



Charlie Ward Blakeney Harbour Association APRIL 14th 2019

Week 16


RA BUOY - TOP MARK MISSING

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

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

Rectification works are presently underway.



Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 10 of 2019

Week 16


YACHT RACING MARKS

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

Ivor Thomas Amusements - 51°.17’.72N - 001°28’.15E

Stonar - 51°.19’.12N - 001°24’.58E

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

Icom - 51°.17’.72N - 001°26’.35E

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

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

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



Port of Ramsgate Notices to Mariners No 9 of 2019

Week 15


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

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

Leisure vessels

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

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

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

Up to 5 metres LOA 10.00

Over 5 metres and up to 10 metres LOA 15.00

Over 10 metres and up to 15 metres LOA 20.00

Over 15 metres and up to 20 metres LOA 25.00

Larger vessels

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

Fees for large vessels are as follows:

Embarking/disembarking passengers 25.00

Overnight mooring 35.00

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

Fishing vessels

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

How to pay?

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

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

Adhering to notices

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

Access out of hours

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

Access to facilities

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

 Access during bad weather

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

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

Warnings

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



Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 18 of 2019

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Week 12


Navigation Restriction due to Dredging Operations on the River Waveney 2019

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

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

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

 


BROADS AUTHORITY - NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 06 of 2019

Week 10


Navigation Lights at Ipswich Tidal Barrier

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

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



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

Week 6


Oceanographic Waverider Buoy - Harwich Harbour and approaches

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

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


Harwich Haven Authority Notices to Mariners No 3 of 2019

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Week 5


LOWESTOFT APPROACHES – POSSIBLE SHOALING EAST OF HARBOUR ENTRANCE

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

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

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

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



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



Week 3


LOWER HALSTOW WRECK TO THE NORTH OF LOWER HALSTOW YACHT MOORINGS

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

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

510 22.90N 0000 40.36E

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

 


Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 16 of 2018


UKHO Chart 1834 refers


Week 3


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

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that mariners are to observe the exclusion zones in relation to the Isle of Grain LNG Terminal Jetties Nos.8 & 10 in Saltpan Reach. Mariners are also to note that any unauthorised infringement of the LNG Exclusion Zones may result in prosecution.

 Berth Exclusion Zone Regulations:

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


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


 UKHO Chart 1834 refers.


Week 3


Unmarked Obstruction – Faversham Creek


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


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


51° 20.193‘ N 00° 54.244’ E


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


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


Peel Ports (Medway) Notices to Mariners No 4 of 2019 (Brought forward from 2017)


Week 3


NOTICE REMAINING IN FORCE - GARRISON POINT TRAFFIC WARNING LIGHTS

NOTICE remains in force that until further notice the Traffic Warning Lights situated on Garrison Point Fort in the following approximate position are inoperative:

51° 26.80´  N                 000° 44.64´  E

The Traffic Warning Light is positioned to assist vessels in complying with General Direction No. 10, Navigation of Vessels of more Than 130 Metres length Overall Between Sunset and Sunrise and in Restricted Visibility.   

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

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

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

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



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

Week 3


THE SWALE - FAVERSHAM CREEK -  Vessels Aground

NOTICE REMAINS IN FORCE that, due to the exceptional high tides experienced November 2017 a vessel has been stranded in the upper reaches of Faversham Creek.

The vessel ‘Revenge’ is firmly aground in the vicinity of the Sewage Treatment Works on the east side. The vessel has settled with a heavy list towards the middle of the creek.  In 2018 the masts were removed as they were causing an obstruction to the navigable channel.  She was subsequently set on fire and remains in the same position as a metal frame wreck.  Vessels should pass with extreme caution.

Salvage operations will be taking place.

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

UKHO No. 2482 refers


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

Medway 6.jpg



Week 3


RIVER MEDWAY – ROCHESTER - BRIDGE REACH


New Wreck Reported


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


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


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


Admiralty Chart No. 1835 Refers


Medway (Peel Ports) Notices to Mariners No 7 of 2019 (Brought forward from 2017)


Medway 25.jpg


Week 1


LOWESTOFT - YACHT AND SMALL CRAFT WAITING PONTOON

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

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

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



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

Week 52


UPDATED PLA PUBLICATION  -  RECREATIONAL USERS GUIDE

 

(Front Cover of new Recreational Users Guide)

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

The revised guide includes; updates to Port buoyage, general improvements to the wording and layout. As such, this now supersedes all previous versions, which are no longer valid. Therefore, any remaining copies should be withdrawn.  

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

Copies of the guide are available free of charge by contacting our TTNC Administrators by emailing: TTNC@pla.co.uk, although the PLA reserves the right to charge for orders greater than six copies.

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



Port of London Notices to Mariners No 21 of 2018

Week 51


LOWESTOFT - REVISED PORT SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL NOTICE FOR MASTERS

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

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

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

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



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

Lowestoft 36 Safety-and-Environmental-Notice-2018.pdf



Week 50


Revised Small Craft and Yacht Notice 2018

 

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


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


Download the Notice by the button:

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


Week 48


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

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

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




Port of London Notices to Mariners No 15 of 2018

Week 46


BHA WEATHER STATION at BLAKENEY QUAY

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

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

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



Blakeney Harbour Association November 2nd 2019

Week 45


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

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

(Long Reach & Short Reach)

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

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

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



Crouch Harbour Authority Notices to Mariners No 36 of 2018

CHA36.jpg


Week 45


Gallopher Wind Farm - Information for mariners

Safe sailing during operations

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

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




Week 42


PORT OF GREAT YARMOUTH

Wreck Berth 39 Great Yarmouth River Port

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

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

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



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

Week 41


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

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

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

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



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


Please see the image of the position in Week 38

Week 38


Range Inner Sea Area: Submerged Hazard


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


Latitude/Longitude British National Grid


Lat 51.541276°, Long 0.857193°

 

Northing: 186356, Easting: 598230

 


Nicki Uden – Community Liaison Officer, SHOEBURYNESS RANGE


Qinetiq dated 12th September, 2018

Qinetiq Sept.jpg


Week 38


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

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

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

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

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


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

Kings Lynn 24.jpg



Week 26


 Blakeney Harbour Entrance Channel

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

HARBOUR ENTRANCE STARBOARD NO. 4

Is now positioned:

N 52° 58.777’  E 000° 57.530’

HARBOUR ENTRANCE PORT NO. 5

Is now positioned:

N 52° 58.755’  E 000° 57.599’

CHANNEL MARKER PORT NO. 8

Is now positioned:

N 52° 58.528’  E 000° 57.334’


Blakeney Harbour - Notice to Mariners 14th June 2018

Week 22


INFORMATION


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


Rule 9 – Narrow Channels

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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



Crouch Harbour Commissioners Notice to Mariners No 11 of 2018

Week 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.

EAO1.jpg




East Anglia ONE Limited Notices to Mariners No 32 of 2018

Bokalift -1

Call Sign: 5BVH4 MMSI: 212827000

EAO32.jpg



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

EAO25.jpg


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

Port of Wells Yellow Buoy.jpg


Port of Wells dated 12th April, 2018



Week 14


 Restricted Navigation Ipswich Wet Dock

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



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

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Notices still current from 2017 or earlier


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 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 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 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