Notices to Mariners Week 6 – Notices to Mariners for the Southern East Coast of the UK and across to France, Belgium and part of Holland



1. NORTH SEA – United Kingdom Sector – Cromer Knoll SE – NM Blocks. – two UKHO Blocks for different charts but both for the Dudgeon Wind Farm now fully in position (Cromer Knoll)
2. ENGLAND – East Coast – Barking Reach – Depths. – two reduced depths in the main channel of Barking Creek, River Thames but both at over 5m+;
3. ENGLISH CHANNEL – Dover Strait – Submarine cable. – A new UK-Holland power cable installation now in progress. Starts just south of the Stour entrance (Kent one that is), broadly east until off Zeebrugge when it comes ashore;
4. ENGLAND – East Coast – Copperas Channel – Depths. – PDI (Pretty Darn Important) – four reduced depths in and around the Copperas channel off the North Kent Coast. All less than a metre, one of them at 0.9m in the centre of the channel buoyage (but not the controlling depth i.e. it appears that there still is better water to the west side)


1. Harwich Harbour – Maintenance dredging – Harwich Haven berths and approaches – on or about the 1st February 2018 for approximately 4 days. Materials will be disposed of to the "beneficial sites" in the River Stour and River Orwell.
2. PORT OF GREAT YARMOUTH – Notification of a Hazard Identification Procedure for Transfer of Great Yarmouth Local Port Services – ABPMer would like to discuss the proposal with all sections of the local business and leisure community using the port. To facilitate this, a HAZID workshop is scheduled to take place at Vanguard House, South Beach Parade on 6th February 2018;
3. PORT OF GREAT YARMOUTH – Trial of Portable Bridge Audio/Visual recording equipment on board vessels by pilots – 7 day trial from 29th January, kit worn by pilots during the experiment recording;
4. PORT OF GREAT YARMOUTH – Completion of installation of additional AToN lights in Great Yarmouth River Port – a table of the AtoN light in the Temporary list in the page at:
5. Port of Wells – dredging;
6. London Array Notices to Mariners: 01/2018 – LAL Long Sand Middle Wave Buoy – Removed from location and returned to shore. 02/2018 – Navigation light and Fog horn at A15 and A15 temporarily inoperative. 03/2018 – Potential exposed cable around Wind turbine generator E16 in location 51° 37’43.37“N 001° 27’10.97“E – I have attached the CYYE image of the Wind Farm showing enough (I think) detail to locate the relevant turbines. The Fog and lights at A15 is relevant. Red lights? don’t look at them – on turbines noffin’ to do with you , that’s for aeroplanes


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




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