Notices to Mariners Week 43

UKHO Permanent/Preliminary/Temporary Notices

1. ENGLAND – East Coast – Depths. – On reduction of depth in the River Thames in Halfway Reach (off Ford Motor Company) but at 6+m unlikely to hinder leisure craft.
2. ENGLAND – South Coast – Beacon. Buoy. – New post in the Outer Harbour works area of Dover.
3. ENGLAND – East Coast – Depths. – Three reductions of depth; two in the Holm Channel (towards Great Yarmouth) and one on the east side of the Holm Sand.
The image includes the movement of the S. Corton and NE Holm buoys vide NtM 5294 last week to include that area. (Usual page of course –
4. ENGLAND – East Coast – Depths. – Two reductions of depth adjacent to the head of the North Scroby sands.
5. ENGLAND – East Coast – Depth. – One reduction of depth in the centre of the SW channel of the Black Deep opposite Fisherman’s Gat. At 16m I suspect it will not hinder leisure craft.
6. NORTH SEA – Netherlands Sector – Buoyage. – Five new cardinal buoys marking the Borssele Wind Farm construction area. A big area.
7. ENGLAND – East Coast – Depths. – This was a local notice last week from Lowestoft – Warning of reduced depths less than 0.5m charted just north-east of the Lowestoft Harbour entrance.


1. Port of London -River Thames – GRAVESEND REACH – TILBURY 2 MARINE WORKS – Work continues on the development of two new RoRo berths and a CMAT berth on the former Tilbury Power Station Jetty site. Over the coming months a number of specific marine activities will be taking place: 1. The week commencing 14th October diving will take place to retrieve excess sheet pile wall from the berthing line on the lower end of the former power station jetty. During Lifting operations will also take place during this time. Throughout the diving and lifting operations there will be specific requirements for vessels to ‘Proceed with Caution’ with this being broadcast by London VTS on VHF Channel 68 in conjunction with marine craft displaying International Code flags “Romeo Yankee”. 2. Works are continuing on the construction of a bankseat for the new RoRo pontoon. 3. Removalof the Marsh Farm Jetty continues and is expected to be completed by the end of October 2019. 4. Installation of fender panels and walkways is expected to commence in mid November – image for the location can be found in the Temporary List in the above quoted web page.

2. Top Rochford No 7 & Lower Rochford No 5 Lighted Buoys, River Roach – Mariners are advised that Top Rochford No 7 and Lower Rochford No 5 Lighted Buoys in approximate positions: 51˚ 34.832’N 000˚ 45.009’E and 51˚ 34.811’N 000˚ 45.300’E are unlit.

3. LOWESTOFT OUTER HARBOUR – QUAY FENDER REPAIRS AND RENEWAL -WAVENEY DOCK – works are scheduled to commence on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th October to remove and replace unstable quay fendering on Waveney No.1 berth within the outer harbour. The works will be undertaken by Norfolk Marine, using the vessel ‘Flying Hart’who will monitor VHF Ch.14. Vessels wishing to transit the area should liaise with Port Control to obtain information and advice on works activities. Vessels should give the area as wide a berth as is safe and practical, and pass at slow speed to reduce vessel wash. Work may extend past these dates, subject to works and weather conditions.

4. Port of Wells – dredging!


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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