Notices to Mariners Week 47 – Notices to Mariners for the Southern East Coast of the UK and across to France, Belgium and part of Holland

Permanent UKHO

1. New editions of charts: Admiralty Charts to be published 23 November 2017 – Chart 323 – International Chart Series, Dover Strait, Eastern Part. 1:75,000, Chart 1610 – International Chart Series, England – East Coast, Approaches to the Thames Estuary. 1:150,000: Admiralty Charts to be published 7 December 2017 – Chart 1491 – International Chart Series, England – East Coast, Harwich and Felixstowe. 1:10,000, Chart 2693 – International Chart Series, England – East Coast, Approaches to Felixstowe, Harwich and Ipswich with the Rivers Stour, Orwell and Deben.
2. ENGLAND – East Coast – Yantlet Channel – Buoy. – was a PLA NtM couple of weeks back, now a UKHO ‘permanent’ notice – the new south cardinal called Oikos off the Oikos Jetty for major works – just east of the Hole Haven Creek.
3. ENGLAND – East Coast – River Medway – Obstructions. Legend. – this was a recent Peel Ports (Medway) correction about the wrong 1.6 obstruction in Saltpan Reach which isn’t/wasn’t there.
4. BELGIUM – Wenduinebank S – Fouls. – just east of Oostende, now an area of Foul. See the image on the usual page for all these:
5. ENGLAND – East Coast – Woolwich Reach W – Depths. – a small reduction of depth (from 4.9 to 4.2m) just on the south edge of the Thames channel off Greenwich.


1. GREENWICH REACH *- GREENWICH PIER – TEMPORARY PIER CLOSURE AND MAINTENANCE WORKS – closed from 20th November to 25th November and then some new mooring arrangements. Two images on the Temporary list on the page above;
2. Temporary Lock Closure – Ipswich – due to essential maintenance on the Flood Gates by the Environment Agency, Ipswich Lock will be closed for all vessels during the following periods :-
Tuesday 28th November 2017 – 0730hrs ~ 1730hrs and Wednesday 29th November 2017 – 0800hrs ~ 1730hrs;
3. LOWESTOFT HARBOUR AND HARBOUR APPROACHES – DREDGING ACTIVITIES – started yesterday until about the 24th November;
4. Port of Wells dredging.

Local NtMs compiled by and reproduced by kind permission of Roger Gaspar, author of Crossing the Thames Estuary

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