Notices to Mariners Week 19

Notices to Mariners Week 19 – Notices to Mariners for the Southern East Coast of the UK and across to France, Belgium and part of Holland

UKHO Permanent/Temporary/Preliminary Notices

Just the one:

BELGIUM - Wreck. Virtual aid to navigation. - A new dangerous wreck closed to the south-east edge of the southern North Sea TSS – between the Bergues and Bergues-S. buoys. Note the wreck is marked by a virtual isolated mark rather than a ‘real’ buoy. Marine Traffic shows the AIS is marked ESSAI (FR) [which means ‘TRIAL’]. The MMSI is 992276101.

There is no information about the depth over this wreck.


1. Removal of Temporary Mooring Installation – River Stour - the temporary trot moorings and associated plant positioned in the River Stour between the following approximate positions:
51 ̊ 56.96 N 0001 ̊ 12.00 E to 51 ̊ 56.93 N 0001 12.93 E have been removed from site. (as promised);
2. Dredging Operations River Orwell - the Multicat Dredging Support vessel ‘UKD Sealion’ will be working in the Port of Ipswich and River Orwell from or about Sunday 28th April 2019 for about 6 days. All vessels are requested to give this vessel a wide berth, especially when ‘UKD Sealion’ is ploughing/Bed Levelling in the Harbour and Navigation Channel. ‘UKD Sealion’ will be monitoring VHF Channel 68 and showing International Signals for a vessel engaged in Dredging. Details of the vessel movements will also be available from the Orwell Navigation Service.
3. LOWESTOFT – DREDGING ACTIVITIES APRIL/MAY (Revised) - dredging activities are scheduled for Lowestoft as follows:-
Vessel CHERRY SAND – Due to commence work at Lowestoft on 05/04/19. Expected to finish 3rd May 2019. Normal working hours: 07:00 to 19:00hrs.
Vessel UKD ORCA – Due to commence work at Lowestoft on or around 19/04/19. Normal working hours: 24/7. Work now complete.
Vessel UKD SEAHORSE – Due to commence work at Lowestoft on or around 11th May 2019. Expected duration of works: 8.5 days. Normal working hours: 0700-1900hrs.

The dredgers will be working in both Lowestoft Inner and Outer Harbour areas. They will display lights and shapes for dredging activities as prescribed in the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. The vessels will maintain a listening watch on VHF Ch 14. Vessel movements will be co-ordinated via Lowestoft Port Control. Mariners and Port Users are requested to afford the dredgers a wide berth while they are working.
4. BROADS AUTHORITY - River Yare – Burnt Mill, Haddiscoe Island - BAM Nuttall will be carrying out repair work to remove piling on the River Yare, near Burnt Mill, Haddiscoe Island TG451034 between 2 May and 2 August 2019. The navigation will remain open, but boaters must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the works. Preliminary mobilisations works will take place from Haddiscoe Cut (Station Rd - northern bank) to the place of works from 29 April 2019. The cut will be temporarily closed for two hours on Wednesday 1st May 2019 in the morning while the equipment is moved onto the Yare.
5. Port of Wells - dredging

That's it. for full details including the image of the position of the dangerous wreck. Have a look at the Virtual aid to navigation (VAIS) isolated dangerous mark.

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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