Ribble Cruising Club | Lytham | Lancashire
Sailing on the Ribble estuary since 1950

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Lytham,
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01253 739983

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BURBO BANK 2 (EXT) WIND FARM FISHING SURVEY

BURBO BANK 2 (EXT) WIND FARM FISHING SURVEY
2nd Sep 2017 Richard Hoad
In Dock, Sailing [NTM]

BURBO BANK 2 (EXT) WIND FARM

 

The fishing/survey boat ‘BENAIAH IV’ (picture attached) is now on site at BURBO BANK 2 (EXT) WIND FARM for the advertised Benthic Survey.

 

This survey can be expected to last for approx. 5 to 7 days, depending on weather and conditions.

 

During this survey ‘BENAIAH IV’ will be using drop down video camera and grab samples and although the survey should not interfere with any other vessel ‘BENAIAH 1V’ will be limited in its ability to manoeuvre whilst sampling, therefore a wide berth, minimum 500 meters, is requested whenever the vessel is on site and passing vessel are requested to reduce speed if possible and keep clear.

 

A listening watch will be kept on VHF Channels 16 & 14 as well as monitoring VHF Channel 12 for Mersey VTS and ‘BENAIAH IV’ can be contacted for information relating to vessel movement only

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WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM – FISH SURVEY

 

Once completed at BURBO 2 (EXT), expected around 4/5th September, ‘BENAIAH IV’ will transit across to the WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM to carry out a Fish survey there as defined on the attachment.

This survey will consist of 23 Otter Trawls and 23 Beam Trawls (using the 2m Beam) and will last for approx. 5 days, again depending on weather and conditions.

The attached small chartlet gives an overview with the trawl survey positions in red and the beam trawl survey positions blue.

 

A listening watch will be kept on VHF Channels 16 & 12 as well as monitoring VHF Channel 14 and ‘BENAIAH IV’ can be contacted for information relating to vessel movement only

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FISHING INSIDE THE WIND FARM

 

For more information on the boundaries of the 50 metre Advisory Safety distances please ensure that you have the latest KIS-ORCA information installed – this can be downloaded from http://www.KIS-ORCA.eu

 

Please also consult the MMO website : https://www.gov.uk/guidance/marking-of-fishing-gear-retrieval-and-notification-of-lost-gear

 

If fishing inside the Wind Farm you are advised to use Dhan Buoys anchored towards the middle of the lane with a long weighted feed line rather than Marker Buoys that can be moved by the strong tides and so foul the Turbines.

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Attached for information is the ‘Kingfisher Flyer’ which gives all of the relevant information concerning BURBO 2 (EXT) WIND FARM as well as the picture of ‘BENAIAH’.

 

Please note that the ‘Flyers’ are for provided for information purposes relating to the Wind Farm only and should not be used for navigation.

 

If you know of any fisherman who works the area and does not receive this information or anybody else who would benefit from this information please let me know.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information

Regards :  Tom Watson

Tel………. Mobile 07903 173 624

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