Ribble Cruising Club | Lytham | Lancashire
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Lytham,
Lancashire,
FY8 5LD.

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01253 739983

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DEPLOYMENT OF TWO ‘FLiDAR BUOYS AND ONE ‘WAVE BUOY’

DEPLOYMENT OF TWO ‘FLiDAR BUOYS AND ONE ‘WAVE BUOY’
29th Aug 2017 Richard Hoad
In Sailing, Sailing [NTM]

West_of_Duddon_Sands_2015_LRes
Deployment of 2 Floating LiDARs and 1 Wave Buoy
‘GREEN ISLE’ – ‘TORCH’

IN THE AREA JUST OUTSIDE NW CORNER OF THE WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM

 

The two FLiDAR BUOYS, each with an associated marker or pendant buoy, and the one WAVE BUOY have now been deployed in the area just outside of the NW corner of the WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM, opposite the Met Mast and Turbine A01, and will remain in position for a period of approx. two months.

 

PLEASE MARK THESE POSITIONS ON YOUR CHARTS/PLOTTERS AND KEEP CLEAR

 

POSITIONS OF FLIDAR BUOYS

FLiDAR 1 :                   Lat 54°     0′    3.64″N          Long 003°    33′    36.00″W

 

FLiDAR 2 :                   Lat 54°    0′    10.68″N         Long 003°   33′     37.07″W

(Characteristics of both buoys : Fl (5) Y 20s range 5nm)

 

Seabed: The mooring system for each floating LIDARs will consist of a U shaped mooring with 2 cast iron sinkers of approx. 4T weights and approx. 80m of mooring chain with various shackles and swivels. Some of the chain will lie on the seabed, the proportion of chain on the seabed will be dependent and drift and tide

 

Surface: Each buoy will have a surface marker, or Pendant Buoy, denoting the position of the 2nd 4T seabed sinker weight.

POSITIONS OF MARKER OR PENDANT BUOYS

Pendant 1 :                     Lat 54°      0′       05.71″N              Long 003°    33′    29.92″W

 

Pendant 2 :                    Lat 54°      0′        14.70″N              Long 003°    33′    35.41″W   

(Characteristics of both buoys : Fl (5) Y 20s range 5nm)

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POSITION OF WAVE BUOY   

Lat 54°    0′    1.28″N            Long 003°    33′   25.50″W

(Characteristics : Fl (5) Y 20s range 5nm)

 

Seabed:  Mooring: The mooring connection to the buoy is made with a 12mm stainless steel swivel. Ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene line (UHMWPE) is used for the mooring line and the mooring is anchored to the ground using up to 600kg of heavy chain. 

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The two attachments include chartlets which show in detail the deployment area at the NW corner of the WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM as well as pictures of the buoys and all of the information relating to their deployment, there are several pages of information on the third attachment.

 

Also attached for information is the ‘Kingfisher Flyer’ which gives all of the relevant information concerning the WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM including the Export Cable Routes.

 

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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