Notices to Mariners Week 5 – Notices to Mariners for the Southern East Coast of the UK and across to France, Belgium and part of Holland

Notices to Mariners for the southern east coast of the UK and across to France, Belgium and part of Holland

1. ENGLAND – East Coast – Dunwich Bank E – Wreck. – a new wreck about 12nm east of Southwold but at 25m so unlikely to be a problem to us;
2. ENGLAND – East Coast – Thames Tidal Barrier – Depths. – 4 new reduced depths to the west of the Thames Barrier – north side of the River. Clearly a ‘bank’ is building towards the channel of the river;
3. ENGLAND – South East Coast – Isle of Thanet NE – Buoyage. – Two new wave recorder light buoys north-east and south of the Thanet Wind Farm.

1. Trinity House have published a notice about DGPS – basically how it works and can be vulnerable;
2. A temporary experimental buoy has been placed in the Cork Hole (the usual experimental space) – called ‘Trial’ it is an East Cardinal Buoy of no navigational significance – other than hitting it!;
3. River Crouch – Whitaker Channel and Swallowtail to be precise – the Swallowtail West cardinal buoy is off station at present. Would need care I would suggest.
4. Lowestoft Bascule Bridge closed: 2 nights 23rd and 24th January. No small boat openings. 29th January to 14th February – 17 nights. No small boat openings but they might accommodate along with a special 2 hour window of opening for shipping if possible. See details at: in the Temporary list.
5. Extension to Closure of Rockland Boat Dike & Rockland Staithe on the Broads until Friday 3rd February;
6. Port of Wells – dredging;
7. Now got the detail of last weeks Broads NtM – Dredging work in Haddiscoe New Cut 13 February 2017 to 31 March 2017 – some detail in the NtM about the restrictions in the Temporary list.
Local NtMs compiled by and reproduced by kind permission of Roger Gaspar, author of Crossing the Thames Estuary

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