Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Notices to Mariners Week 51 - Notices to Mariners for the Southern East Coast of the UK and across to France, Belgium and part of Holland

Permanent

1. ENGLAND - East Coast - Bar Flat N - Radio reporting point. - In the Wash, off the approaches to Boston;
2. ENGLAND - East Coast - Lowestoft SE - Wreck. Buoyage. Radar beacon. - removal of the 4 Trinity House wreck buoys marking the Ella'. The wreck has also been removed.

Usual images on http://www.crossingthethamesestuary.com/page9.html

Temporary

1. Harwich Harbour, berths and approaches - dredging until approximately the 18th December;
2. Port of Wells - dredging;
3. London Array - notice of works on turbine E17 requiring a 500m exclusion zone - this does not affect Foulger's Gat. D20 (again away from the Gat) continues to have its 'permanent' 500m exclusion by dint of its damage blade.



Link to details -
http://www.crossingthethamesestuary.com/page9.html

Local NtMs compiled by and reproduced by kind permission of Roger Gaspar, author of Crossing the Thames Estuary

 

 

Friday, 8 December 2017

Free 2018 Medway and Thames Tide Tables

 

 

Free 2018 Medway and Thames Tide Tables

James Goodfellow of Peel Ports has shared a link for the 2018 tides and other useful information including the Medway Ports bye-laws here...

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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Seasalter SC sickened by theft of life-saving equipment

defibrillator

Seasalter SC sickened by theft of life-saving equipment

Members of a Swale-based sailing club have been sickened by the theft of a £1400 defibrillator that was bought two years ago after they lost a member to a heart attack. Read more at Kent Online...

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CA Winter Warmer talk, HM Coastguard, Thurs 14 Dec

CA Winter Warmer talk, HM Coastguard, Thurs 14 Dec

Jeremy Littlewood has been in HM Coastguard for 7 years as a Watch Manager at Thames and London Operations Rooms and now 2 years as Senior Coastal Operations Officer in East Anglia managing Coastguard Rescue Teams and Major Incident Response. Jeremy will give an overview of the activities and capabilities of HM Coastguard afloat and  ashore and give a presentation and discussion about safety equipment …

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Notices to Mariners Week 50 - Notices to Mariners for the Southern East Coast of the UK and across to France, Belgium and part of Holland

Permanent

Only one - ENGLAND - East Coast - Sheerness Middle Sand - Drying height. Depth. - new drying 'sounding' on Grain Spit opposite Sheerness. The Grain Site is perhaps extending to the east? Caution inside the Nore swatch will need a little caution - see image: http://www.crossingthethamesestuary.com/page9.html

Temporary

1. Trinity House notifying that the wreck of the Ella is lifted and the 4 wreck buoys removed - they were offshore Lowestoft;
2. Port of London Authority notifying the joint PLA and Met Police anti-drink and drugs campaigns from 1st December to after the New Year festivities;
3. Medway - survey between Gillingham Marina and Hoo Ness YC 10 to 16 December;
4. Sagging power cable notified round the back of Wallesea Island (once known as Wallet or Wallot Island) in Paglesham Creek - see image in the temporary list, same page as above;
5. The Newcombe Sand buoy has been moved 0.1nm NE (off Lowestoft);
6. A multi-cat doing cable works off the Sizewell Beach from the 15th December until further notice (that is for the Gallopher Wind Farm);
7. Port of Wells - dredging.

The Hjordis buoy (off Blakeney) Is still reported as off station and the Havengore Bridge is still reported as 'broke'.



Link to details -
http://www.crossingthethamesestuary.com/page9.html

Local NtMs compiled by and reproduced by kind permission of Roger Gaspar, author of Crossing the Thames Estuary

 

 

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Laser weapon to be tested at Shoeburyness



Laser weapon to be tested at Shoeburyness

The defence project will culminate in operation at full-power under test conditions at Farnborough in summer 2018 before it is transported to MOD Shoeburyness for long-range outdoor trials later in the year. Boaters have expressed concerns that this may endanger the eyesight of mariners on recreational vessels and commercial shipping in the Thames Estuary. Read more...  

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The Voice of Boating on the tidal Medway and Swale - visit www.msba.org.uk