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

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The Promenade,
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Lytham,
Lancashire,
FY8 5LD.

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01253 739983

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BURBO BANK 2 Update

BURBO BANK 2 Update
24th Jul 2017 Richard Hoad
In Dock, Sailing [NTM]

Dear All,

 

The self-propelled Jack-up vessel ‘MV WIND’ can be expected to arrive on site at the BURBO BANK 2 (EXT) WIND FARM on or around Saturday 29th July.

 

Once on site ‘MV WIND’ jack-up at Turbine F01 and carry out some maintenance work which is expected to take approx. 1 day depending on weather and conditions.

 

At all times while on site a wide berth, minimum 500 meters, is requested around ‘MV WIND’ and especially when it can be seen that the vessel is afloat and manoeuvring into position

 

One of the CTVs (to be named) will act as support vessel and will transfer technicians out from the base in Birkenhead

 

Fishermen are requested/advised not to enter the Wind Farm, or set any gear, close to the above mentioned Turbine position during this period of maintenance work.

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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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A listening watch will be kept on VHF Channels 16 & 14 and ‘MV WIND’ or supporting CTV can be contacted for information relating to vessel movement only.

 

Attached is the ‘Kingfisher’ chartlet which gives all of the relevant information concerning this Wind Farm as well as a picture of ‘MV WIND’

 

Please note that the ‘Flyer’ is provided for information 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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