Notices to Mariners Week 6

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

UKHO/Trinity House Permanent/Preliminary/Temporary

1. New editions of UKHO charts

New Editions of ADMIRALTY Charts published 7th February 2019

Chart 106 England – East Coast, Cromer to Smiths Knoll.
Chart 108 England – East Coast, Approaches to The Wash.

ADMIRALTY Leisure Folios published 7th February 2019

SC5614 England – East Coast, Orford Ness to Whitby. 9th Edition – 25 folios

New Editions of ADMIRALTY Charts published 21st February 2019

Chart 1872 – North Sea, Dunkerque to Vlissingen.
Chart 1873 – International Chart Series, North Sea, Dunkerque to Oostende.
A Oostende.
B Nieuwpoort.

Chart 1874 – International Chart Series, North Sea, Westerschelde, Oostende to Westkapelle.
A Zeebrugge.
B Brugge.

2. ENGLAND – East Coast – Depth. – One reduction of depth north of Hammond Knoll (off Cromer – well off shore). Still over 11m

Images of course at:


1. As already notified – WEST LEIGH BUOY – TEMPORARY EMERGENCY WRECK – MARKING BUOY – vessel has sunk in position 51° 30.586458N 000°38.728122E in the vicinity of the W Leigh
Middle Buoy. The buoy is fitted an alternating blue and yellow flashing light with a nominal range of 4 nautical miles where the blue and yellow 1 second flashes are alternated with an interval of 0.5 seconds. Attempts to recover the vessel will be carried out as soon as possible. Image on the same page but on the Temporary List.
2. Harwich Harbour Maintenance dredging – Harwich Haven berths and approaches – on or about the 26th January 2019 the dredger Sospan Dau will commence maintenance dredging in the harbour, for a period of approximately 4 days. Materials will be disposed of to the beneficial sites in the River Stour and River Orwell. See the image on the Temporary list for details.
3. Oceanographic Waverider Buoy – Harwich Harbour and approaches – 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) – Image of location on the Temporary List;
4. LOWESTOFT OUTER HARBOUR – SSE PONTOON DE-MOB AND REMOVAL, WAVENEY DOCK – the SSE pontoon at the South side of Waveney Dock, adjacent to berth No.2, is scheduled to be de-mobbed and moved to a temporary berth in the Inner Harbour area as follows:- Monday 28th January – Pontoon disconnected from shore access ramps and moorings then moved alongside Waveney No.2 berth. Tuesday 29th January – Pontoon furniture and fittings removed then pontoon towed to Lay By berth at Shell Quay, Inner Harbour. Works will involve crane operations – lifting heavy structures, also works from a suspended basket. Vessel ‘Jumbo’ will assist in these works and will tow the pontoons to the lay by berth on completion of the pontoon de-mob.
Vessels are requested to transit Waveney Dock at slow speed and to not to pass close to the works area to minimise affects of vessel wash. The works are subject to favourable weather conditions and timings may vary.
5. NO. 1 RAMSGATE APPROACH BUOY (51˚.19.56N – 001˚27.27E) – the issue with No. 1 Ramsgate Approach buoy has been resolved and is now lit.

No news of the Port of Wells, and, Havengore is still not repaired – but they are working on it. The East Anglia One Wind Farm web site has suddenly woken up, reissuing last years existing NtM. Basically heavy works off Bawdsey continue until the end of the month (January).

Link to details –

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


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