Notice to Mariners Week 1

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Notices to Mariners for the southern east coast of the UK and across to France, Belgium and part of Holland
No new UKHO Permanent NtM in the monitored area.Temporary

1. Harwich - Routine dredging for Felixstowe and Harwich berths for 9 days from on or about 3rd January, 2017. Disposal at the Inner Gabbard site as usual.
2. Ramsgate - They 'bring forward' the standing NtM at the beginning of the Year each year. So there are probably no new issues.

Port Signal Lights. This repeats the usual light arrangements;
Communications - for shipping and leisure craft - the usual arrangments;
General - Oil pollution in the harbour - regulations for shipping or leisure craft: Transiting the Ferry turning circle - forbidden including the raising or lowering sails of leisure craft;
Speed - limited to 5kts max!

3. Crouch - Essex Marina will be undertaking Maintenance Dredging Operations in the approach to and within Essex Marina, Wallasea Island, Essex, between the 4th January 2017 and 31st March 2017. Small sections of pontoon may temporarily be placed onto Essex Marina’s Swinging Moorings which at night will be marked with a red light. Caution should be taken when entering and leaving the Marina whilst Dredging Operations are in progress.

NtMs compiled by Roger Gaspar, author of Crossing the Thames Estuary

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