Notice to Mariners Week 34

tillergirl

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Three UKHO notices this week:

1. A revised block insert for chart 1535 for the Inner Harbour at Lowestoft and a revised depth in Lake Lothing;
2. A collection of reduced depth on the Would and on the edge of Haisborough Sand. Not really likely to affect leisure craft;
3. An obstruction east of the Shipwash but at a depth and in a position where it will not hinder leisure craft.

Temporary

1. Notice from the PLA regarding the Clipper Round the World Venture Race. Participants will exist St Kaths between 1400 and 1530 on 30th August, go into the Pool and mill around (my words) HMS Belfast until passing through Tower Bridge at 1600. Anyone in the area to listen on Ch 14. On 31st they are gathering for the start which is a line south of Southend Pier (see image in the Temporary Notices) for the start at 1230hrs;
2. Obstruction found just south of the Tilbury Ro-ro berth protruding 6.4m above the seabed (eek!). It is temporarily marked by a South Cardinal Buoy.
3. 36 days of bore hole sampling in Harwich and Felixstowe harbours has started. Images of the areas affected on the Temporary Notices Page of my web site;
4. Haven bridge at Great Yarmouth is undergoing repairs and can do a limited number of lifts at weekends for booked lifts. See notice on the Temporary Page for details.

That's it.
 

Mariner69

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Three UKHO notices this week:


2. Obstruction found just south of the Tilbury Ro-ro berth protruding 6.4m above the seabed (eek!). It is temporarily marked by a South Cardinal Buoy.

That's it.

Buoy removed yesterday afternoon.

Obstruction removed and landed on Denton Wharf at 0200 hours this morning.

Small, 7 tonne, object being looked for in the area where the obstruction was, but it is likely to have been well embedded in the seabed. When found will be, hopefully, recovered; else there is a crane out there without a counter balance weight!
 

Mariner69

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And it fell in from?

It was sitting on the mafi unit which went for an unplanned swim early on Friday morning; thankfully nobody was injured.

PLA are looking for it now, I hope, so we can recover it. It may be well embedded since it dropped about 3 metres before it hit the water then a further 10 metres to the riverbed. Oh yes, it also had the mafi and cargo sit on top of it.
 

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The crane counterweight was recovered this morning at low water slack by the very able PLA team on "HOOKNESS", "RECOVERY" and "CUTTER #3".

Very professionally done.
 
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