Notices to Mariners - Week 06


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1. New Editions of ADMIRALTY Charts to be published on 22nd February, 2024 -
Chart 106 England - East Coast, Cromer to Smiths Knoll. 1:75,000 and Chart 108 England - East Coast, Approaches to The Wash. 1:75,000/ Wells-next-the-Sea. 1:30,000
2. ENGLAND - East Coast - Works. - River Thames - Long term temporary notice warning of the extension of the Thames Gateway Terminal – west side of the existing terminal and we are recommended to be on the other side of the River.
3. ENGLAND - South Coast - NM Blocks. - A UKHO block for the SNC and relevant SCC chart covering part of the western side of Dover harbour.
4. ENGLAND - South Coast - Buoyage. - Two temporary omissions at Dover Harbour; first the lit yellow special buoy ‘North East’ is off station, the second the lit yellow special buoy just outside the eastern entrance is unlit.
5. ENGLAND - East Coast - Buoy. Light-beacon. - This notice reports a change of mark in the approaches to Kings Lynn. Beacon ‘B’ was destroyed last year and replaced with a lit yellow special buoy. Now the Beacon ‘B’ has been reinstated as before in lieu of the temporary yellow special buoy.
6. BELGIUM - Restricted areas. Lights. Legends. - Three changes in Belgium waters. First (small) two prohibited areas are defined on the Trapegeer bank off the De Panne coast with two occasional buoys associated with the prohibited area. Second light characteristics are changed for two lights within Oostende harbour (height and range changes). Third, the yellow light at the eastern entrance of Oostende harbour is deleted. Of course the lighthouse close-by remains. Three images.

Details and Images can be found at: Notices to Mariners
On or around 30th January 2024 the vessel JENNY D will commence plough dredging operations at Tilbury 2 CMAT, Gravesend Reach and Tilbury Grain Terminal, Northfleet Hope. Dredging will take place on the ebb tide only, with expected completion around 12th February 2024. The vessel is required to display lights and signals as per the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea and maintain a listening watch on VHF channel 68. Further details will be broadcast by London VTS on VHF Channel 68.
2. Harwich Haven - Dredging Operations – Medway and Teddy - dredging operations by suction hopper dredger Medway (IMO: 9524152) and the plough tug Teddy (IMO: 9862061) which are taking place in the Harwich Haven, around the Port of Felixstowe, River Stour, Mistley and the Harwich Deep Water channel west of No. 1 and No. 2 buoys have been extended as follows:
➢ Medway – until approx. 29 January 2024
➢ Teddy – until approx. 7 February 2024
Materials will be disposed of at the Inner Gabbard. For further information contact Harwich VTS (VHF 71).

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