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Commencement of Commercial Operations at “Wallasea Jetty”

NtM no.4 of 2012  

As of 20th August 2012 the permanently moored pontoons “Wallsea Jetty” at Ringwood Point River Crouch will become operational and begin to receive excavated material from the Crossrail project. The 82m vessel m/v “ICELANDICA HAV” is due to arrive from Barking on the River Thames on 20th/21st August. It is expected that for the following 4 weeks this will be the only vessel supplying material to the berth (approximately 3 times per week). A second ship is scheduled to be introduced toward the end of September 2012 with a 3rd likely to follow sometime in October 2012.

The tug “ARTHUR T” has been appointed by contractors BAM NUTTALL as standby vessel for the duration of the project and together with assisting vessel’s to berth/manoeuvre will be responsible for coordinating all commercial traffic movements on the River Crouch. The tug will maintain a continuous listening watch on VHF Channel 11 from approximately 2hours prior to a ship’s arrival at the berth and up until it clears the area at the Whitaker buoy outbound.

All commercial vessels over 50m in length will be required to report to “Wallasea Jetty” on VHF Channel 11 as defined in this download.

An amber flashing traffic warning light will be displayed from a mast located on the discharge pontoon 10 minutes prior to a vessels arrival and 10 minutes prior to a vessels departure (Wallasea Jetty only). Additional information with regard to impending commercial movements can be obtained by calling “Wallasea Jetty" on VHF Channel 11.

Anchoring is strictly forbidden by any vessel (other than those required to do so to assist their swing) within the designated turning circle The turning circle is marked by the following buoys:-

  1. Yellow Spherical unlit (8 knot speed limit buoy) in approximate position 51° 37.17’N 000° 50.20’E
  2. Yellow special mark pillar buoy with top-mark unlit in approximate position 51°37.24’N 000°50.29’E
  3. Yellow special mark pillar buoy with top-mark unlit in approximate position 51°37.18’N 000°50.50’E

All other vessels should avoid entering the turning area whilst commercial vessels are manoeuvring.

Mark Wakelin
Harbour Master