NtM no.26 of 2019 – Monday 22nd July 2019

Swallowtail West Lighted Buoy, River Crouch

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the Swallowtail West Lighted Buoy in position:

51˚ 40.043’N
001˚ 02.661’E

is off station.


NtM no.25 of 2019 – Friday 19th July 2019

Wallasea [CROSSRAIL] Commercial Jetty – Decommissioning and Removal

NAVIGATION

Mariners are reminded of Notice to Mariners No 18 of 2019 dated 12th June 2019.

Work on Wallasea [CROSSRAIL] Commercial Jetty in approximate position: 051˚ 37.041N – 000˚ 50.800E is scheduled to commence on Monday 22nd July 2019. The works are estimated to last for approximately 5 weeks.

All vessels navigating in the vicinity and passing the operation are requested to do so at a safe distance and with minimum wash and at a speed no greater than 8 knots.

Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated.


NtM no.24 of 2019 – Tuesday 9th July 2019

Foul Anchorage, River Roach – Quay Reach

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that we have had a report of “foul ground” (Anchorage) approximate depth LW 5m in position

51˚36.206’N
000˚52.223’E
All vessels are advised to avoid this area when anchoring in the River Roach.


NtM no.23 of 2019 – Tuesday 9th July 2019

“Mind Your Wash”

INFORMATION

Mariners are requested to be extra vigilant and reduce their speed and keep wash to as minimal as possible when passing newborn seals, particularly in the River Roach area.

The Conservation of Seals Act (1970) protects common seals during their breeding season and it is illegal to cause disturbance that may affect the newborn pups.

Your co-operation in this matter would be appreciated.


NtM no.22 of 2019 – Tuesday 2nd July 2019

ADA Point Flashing Red Light – Bridgemarsh Creek, River Crouch

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the red light on ADA Point in approximate position:

51˚ 38.410’N
000˚ 45.687’E

at the entrance to Bridgemarsh Creek is now working correctly.


NtM no.21 of 2019 – Friday 28th June 2019

ADA Point Flashing Red Light – Bridgemarsh Creek, River Crouch

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that the red light on ADA Point in approximate position:

51˚ 38.410’N
000˚ 45.687’E

at the entrance to Bridgemarsh Creek is barely visible.

Caution should be taken when entering and leaving Bridgemarsh Marina.


NtM no.20 of 2019 – Monday 24th June 2019

Native Oyster Restoration West Mersea
Marker Buoy Lights Currently Not Working

INFORMATION

We have been requested to publish the following information.

Mariners are advised that the six yellow marker buoys recently deployed as described in Notice to Mariners No 19 of 2019 are currently not working.

Please see attached updated information.

Attachment NtM 20 of 2019


NtM no.19 of 2019 – Thursday 20th June 2019

Native Oyster Restoration – Spat Collector Frames & Marker Buoys
West Mersea

INFORMATION

The activities for the Mersea Oyster Restoration Project have been delayed due to weather conditions and water temperatures. The works are anticipated to start on the 19th June 2019 or soon thereafter.

Please see attached information with regard to updated details concerning the marker buoy locations.

Attachment Notice to Mariners No 19 of 2019


NtM no.18 of 2019 – Friday 12th June 2019

Approaches to Burnham Fairway
Temporary Repositioning of 8 Knot Speed Limit Marker Buoys

NAVIGATION

Wallasea [CROSSRAIL] Commercial Jetty in approximate position: 051˚ 37.041N – 000˚ 50.800E is scheduled to be decommissioned and removed, including the extraction of linked mooring piles.
River works associated with this project are programmed to commence on Monday July 01st 2019 and continue for between 4 and 5 weeks.
During the assignment a large crane barge ‘Forth Atlas’ and tug will be stationed at this location.
In preparation and for the duration of the works the eastern boundary of the 8 knot maximum speed limit area has been moved East to a position in the vicinity of the ‘HORSE SHOAL’ Cardinal [N] light buoy.
The two yellow unlit 8 knot speed limit marker buoys currently positioned East of the Burnham Fairway have consequently been moved as follows:

Buoy 1)
Original Position 051˚ 37.293N – 000˚ 49.885E
New Temporary Position 051˚ 37.220N – 000˚ 51.426E

Buoy 2)
Original Position 051˚ 37.192N – 000˚49.905E
New Temporary Position 051˚ 37.060N – 000˚ 51.500E

All vessels navigating in the vicinity and passing the operation are requested to do so at a safe distance and with minimum wash and at a speed no greater than 8 knots.
Upon completion of these works the original boundary of speed restriction zone will be reinstated and the yellow marker buoys returned to their original positions.


NtM no.17 of 2019 – Tuesday 4th June 2019

Native Oyster Restoration – Spat Collector Frames & Marker Buoys – West Mersea

INFORMATION

We have been asked to circulate details about activities for the Mersea Oyster Restoration Project. The activities include the deployment of six spat collector frames and six marker buoys, and are expected to start 6th June 2019 or soon thereafter (subject to optimum water temperatures in the Blackwater estuary.

Attachment to NtM 17 of 2019


NtM no.16 of 2019 – Friday 3rd May 2019

Sunken Buxey Lighted Buoy – River Crouch

NAVIGATION

Mariners are advised that Sunken Buxey Lighted Buoy in position:
51˚ 39.595’N
001˚ 00.765’E
has been reported off station.


NtM no.15 of 2019 – Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Native Oyster Restoration Works – Commencement of Activities, West Mersea

INFORMATION

We have been asked to circulate details about the commencement of activities for a Mersea Oyster Restoration Project. The works are due to commence on Monday 29th April 2019.

Native Oyster Restoration Works


NtM no.14 of 2019 – Tuesday 9th April 2019

Dredging Operations

INFORMATION
Please be advised that Burnham Yacht Harbour Marina Ltd have now completed their Maintenance Dredging Operations in the approach to and within Burnham Yacht Harbour, Burnham on Crouch, Essex.
NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 38 of 2018 IS HEREBY CANCELLED.


NtM no.13 of 2019 – Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Barton Hall No 3 Lighted Buoy – River Roach

NAVIGATION
Mariners are advised that Barton Hall No 3 Lighted Buoy in position:
51° 34.924’N
000° 45.886’E
is back on station.
NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 3 of 2019 IS HEREBY CANCELLED.


NtM no.12 of 2019 – Tuesday 26th March 2019

No Wash 8 Knot Speed Limit Buoys

NAVIGATION
Mariners are advised of the repositioning and characteristics of 2 special lighted “NO WASH” 8 KNOT SPEED LIMIT BUOYS in Longpole Reach (River Crouch) at the Eastern and Western ends of Fambridge Yacht Haven’s yacht moorings abeam of North Fambridge Jetty.

Eastern Buoy
Yellow – Round Base – White No Wash 8 Knots Sign
in position:
51° 38.13’N
000° 41.32’E
Light Fl Y 2.5 secs

Western Buoy
Yellow – Round Base – White No Wash 8 Knots Sign
in position:
51° 38.13’N
000° 39.85’E

All vessels are requested to ensure their wash is kept to a minimum when passing through yacht moorings.


NtM no.11 of 2019 – Monday 25th March 2019

Black Edge No 1 Lighted Buoy – River Roach

NAVIGATION
Mariners are advised that Black Edge No 1 Lighted Buoy in position:
51° 35.230’N
000° 48.190’E
is back on station.
NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 9 OF 2019 IS HEREBY CANCELLED


NtM no.10 of 2019 – Wednesday 20th March 2019

River Crouch – PLA Survey Works

INFORMATION
Mariners are advised that the PLA survey works have now been completed.

NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 4 OF 2019 IS HEREBY CANCELLED


NtM no.9 of 2019 – Friday 15th March 2019

Black Edge No 1 Lighted Buoy – River Roach

NAVIGATION
Mariners are advised that Black Edge No 1 Lighted Buoy in position:
51˚ 35.230’N
000˚ 48.190’E
is out of the water for maintenance. We will advise when it is back on station.


NtM no.8 of 2019 – Friday 15th March 2019

Burnham Fairway No 13 Lighted Buoy – River Crouch

NAVIGATION
Mariners are advised that Fairway No 13 Lighted Buoy in position:
51˚ 37.492’N
000˚ 47.333’E
is back on station.
NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 7 OF 2019 IS HEREBY CANCELLED


NtM no.7 of 2019 – Tuesday 12th March 2019

Burnham Fairway No 13 Lighted Buoy – River Crouch

NAVIGATION
Mariners are advised that Fairway No 13 Lighted Buoy in position:
51˚ 37.492’N
000˚ 47.333’E
is out of the water for maintenance. We will advise when it is back on station.


NtM no.6 of 2019 – Friday 8th March 2019

Shoeburyness MOD Range

INFORMATION
Unusual Activity Alert: Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 March 2019

On Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 March 2019, from approximately 09:00hrs, QinetiQ will be carrying out activities at the Shoeburyness Range on behalf of the MOD, which may be visible in the vicinity of the Thames Estuary.

The activity involves the use of airborne munitions which are designed to illuminate large areas and therefore, members of the public may report repeated observation of distress signals/flares or similar up to 3km out to sea.

All activity on the Range is conducted in a strictly controlled environment and presents no danger to the public. This work, as with the vast majority of work undertaken on the site, is subject to suitable acoustic forecasts and tide times, which are governed by weather conditions on the day. Consequently, the date of the activity may be subject to change. If members of the public are concerned by Range activity, they can call the freephone Careline on 0800 0560108.

Captain Susan Harrison MNM
Harbour Master
8th March 2019


NtM no.5 of 2019 – Wednesday 6th March 2019

River Crouch – PLA Survey Works

INFORMATION

Due to adverse weather conditions survey work as described in CHA Notice to Mariners No 4 of 2019 has been delayed and is now expected to commence on Friday 8th March.

Following a close quarter incident on the River Blackwater between the Survey Vessel ‘MAPLIN’ and a yacht we have been requested to remind mariners as follows:
During survey operations the vessel ‘MAPLIN’ will deploy subsurface towed equipment up to 200m astern which will be marked with a tail buoy.
Whilst engaged in surveying the vessel:

Will be restricted on its ability to manoeuvre
Will display lights and shapes in accordance with International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea [COLREGS] 1972 (as amended) Rule 27b
Will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channels 16 and 11
All vessels are to proceed with caution whilst navigating in the vicinity of the Survey Vessel, pass at a safe distance and not impede her progress in any manner.

Your full co-operation in this matter will be appreciated.