FW: Notices to Mariners Week 10 – Notices to Mariners for the Southern East Coast of the UK and across to France, Belgium and part of Holland

No permanent, temporary or preliminary UKHO notices this week in the monitored area


1. GREENWICH REACH – CONVOYS WHARF – BORE HOLE OPERATIONS – On or about Wednesday 7th March 2018 conducting ground investigation works for approximately four weeks. Comprises works conducted from a jack-up barge and consist of 3 individually drilled bore holes. An exclusion zone will be established extending 50m around the works – see image in the Temporary list on: http://www.crossingthethamesestuary.com/page9.html
2. Harwich Harbour and approaches – Seasonal recreational marks – On or after the 1st March 2018 the Harwich Shelf East Cardinal Buoy will be re-established;
3. Ha’penny pier pontoon walkway refurbishment works as reported elsewhere before – on or about Monday 26th February 2018 will commence to remove the walkway between the Ha’penny Pier and the pontoons for essential repairs. No access to the pontoons from Ha’penny Pier – and no alternative arrangements will be made. Due to be returned during the week beginning 12th March 2018.
4. KINGSNORTH POWER STATION CHIMNEY DEMOLITION – Exclusion Zone – on the 8th March 2018 the main chimney will be demolished by controlled explosion – exclusion zone, patrolled by the harbourmaster’s launch WESTBOURNE and by the Marine Police Unit vessel will be established from 09:00 8th March 2018 until sometime after 10:30 8th March 2018 – see the image in the Temporary list quoted above;
5. Ipswich – Temporary Lock Closure – due to essential maintenance on the Lock Gate Sluices and Lock Infrastructure, will be closed for all vessels Monday 12th March 0800 ~ 1800hrs;
6. Port of Wells – dredging;
7. LOWESTOFT OUTER HARBOUR – REMOVAL OF PONTOON SECTIONS – HAMILTON DOCK – to commence on 22/02/2018 to remove pontoon sections in the Western part of Hamilton Dock, (previously Hamilton Marina ‘G’ Pontoon) – 2 weeks to complete;
8. East Coast of England – The Wash – Approaches to Kings Lynn – Amendments to Buoyage – Nos 6, 8 and 19 moved. Note the approach channel has changed to Daseley’s Sled so download the local chartlets. I have posted a link in the Temporary List

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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