- Captain Barnacle
RYA (Shore-based) Day Skipper Course
Midsummer Barbeque at the dock
On Friday 21st June, the longest day, the club will be closed as we will be lighting the BBQ at the dock from 6pm. We hope you will come along, bring some food & enjoy a get together around the fire. You can also camp over if you like – remember it’s Lytham Club Day on Saturday! If there are any musicians amongst you, please feel free to bring your instruments and sing & play to your heart’s content – I can’t guarantee we won’t join in though! Of course this event is weather dependent so if it lets us down, we will confirm postponement & the club will be open as usual. Fingers crossed for some summer warmth & sunshine!!
- Captain Barnacle
RYA Cruising News -June Edition
RYA -Up to Speed
Notice to Mariners -WALNEY 1 (WOWO1) TURBINE F03 – BURBO BANK 1 TURBINE BB14
WALNEY 1 (WOWO1) TURBINE F03 – BURBO BANK 1 TURBINE BB14 –
The jack up vessel ‘WIND SERVER’ is currently in Holyhead to mobilise and as long as weather and conditions remain favourable can be expected to arrive at Turbine position F03 at the WALNEY 1 (WOWO1) WIND FARM during the early morning of Wednesday 29th May.
Once on site and Jacked-up ‘WIND SERVER’ will remain at Turbine position F03 for approx. 2 days before transiting across to the BURBO BANK 1 WIND FARM to carry out some maintenance work at Turbine position BB14 which is expected to take approx. 1 day.
Once completed at BURBO BANK1 ‘WIND SERVER’ will then transit across to the ORMONDE WIND FARM, expected 1st / 2nd June, to carry out some maintenance work at Turbine position C02, a further notice regarding the ORMONDE WIND FARM will be issued shortly.
Technicians will be transferred to the turbines by means of a gangway leading from the vessel to the turbine and times spent at each Turbine position are entirely dependent on weather and conditions as well as the direction of the wind and could be altered to accommodate conditions at the time.
Fishermen are requested and advised not to set any gear close to the above-mentioned Turbine position in the lead up to this period of maintenance work.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are unsure about any of the above or require any further information, also please pass this information to any of your colleagues who you think might be interested.
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
Attached for information is a picture of ‘WIND SERVER’ both afloat and Jacked-up and all mariners should note that there is a mandatory 500m Safety Zone whenever a Jack-up is pulled-up alongside a Turbine at any of the wind farms but a wide berth, minimum 500 meters, is also requested whenever the vessel can be observed afloat and manoeuvring into position.
Also attached are the latest ‘Kingfisher Awareness Charts’ which give all of the relevant information concerning the BURBO BANK 1 and WALNEY 1 Wind Farms
Please note that the ‘Awareness Charts’ are provided for information purposes relating to the Wind Farm only and should not be used for navigation.
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 www.KIS-ORCA.eu .
FISHING INSIDE THE WIND FARM
A REMINDER OF THE MAILBOX DROP FACILITY THAT HAS BEEN SET UP ENABLING ANY FISHERMEN WITH STATIC GEAR DEPLOYED EITHER INSIDE THE PERIMETER OF OR IN THE CLOSE PROXIMTY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED WIND FARM TO REPORT THE POSITIONS OF THE GEAR TO THE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT TEAM IS STILL OPERATIONAL, PLEASE READ BELOW, THIS INFORMATION WILL SUBSEQUENTLY BE RELAYED TO THE CTVs
Please use the E-mail address WF_FishingActivities@dongenergy.co.uk to identify the position/s of the gear providing a contact mobile telephone number which can then be passed on to the service craft so that they can monitor it and also keep clear of it when carrying out their maintenance routines, also arrangements can be made if there is a requirement to move the gear to facilitate any maintenance activity.
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.
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 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 in any doubt please contact me
Regards : Tom Watson
Tel……….. Mobile 07903 173 624
Home 01253 875565
- Captain Barnacle
‘Try Sailing’ at Fairhaven Lake -every Wednesday evening in May at 6.30pm