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River Crouch

NtM no.8 of 2015  

Update of Commercial Operations at ''WALLASEA JETTY''

• As of 20th August 2012 the permanently moored pontoons “Wallsea Jetty” at Ringwood Point River Crouch became operational and began to receive excavated material from the Crossrail project.

• The  tug “ARTHUR T” as appointed by contractors BAM NUTTALL is the standby vessel for the duration of the project its role is to assist vessel’s to berth/manoeuvre and is 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 appendix i) overleaf

• An amber flashing traffic warning light is 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:-

I) Lit Yellow Special Mark Pillar Buoy with Topmark Flashing Yellow 5 seconds in approximate position
51° 37.18N
000° 50.18E
2) Lit Yellow Special Mark Pillar Buoy with Topmark Flashing Yellow 5 seconds in approximate position
51°37.24N
000°50.29E
3) Lit Yellow Special Mark Pillar Buoy with Topmark Flashing Yellow 5 seconds in approximate position
51°37.18N
000°50.50E

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

Susan Harrison
Harbour Master