Notices to Mariners Week 50 – Notices to Mariners for the Southern East Coast of the UK and across to France, Belgium and part of Holland


Only one – ENGLAND – East Coast – Sheerness Middle Sand – Drying height. Depth. – new drying ‘sounding’ on Grain Spit opposite Sheerness. The Grain Site is perhaps extending to the east? Caution inside the Nore swatch will need a little caution – see image:


1. Trinity House notifying that the wreck of the Ella is lifted and the 4 wreck buoys removed – they were offshore Lowestoft;
2. Port of London Authority notifying the joint PLA and Met Police anti-drink and drugs campaigns from 1st December to after the New Year festivities;
3. Medway – survey between Gillingham Marina and Hoo Ness YC 10 to 16 December;
4. Sagging power cable notified round the back of Wallesea Island (once known as Wallet or Wallot Island) in Paglesham Creek – see image in the temporary list, same page as above;
5. The Newcombe Sand buoy has been moved 0.1nm NE (off Lowestoft);
6. A multi-cat doing cable works off the Sizewell Beach from the 15th December until further notice (that is for the Gallopher Wind Farm);
7. Port of Wells – dredging.

The Hjordis buoy (off Blakeney) Is still reported as off station and the Havengore Bridge is still reported as ‘broke’.

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

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