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  • May032018

    Cable Maintenance Works -Lune Deep

    Subject: WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) – SURVEY AND CABLE MAINTENANCE WORKS – LUNE DEEP/HEYSHAM LAKE AREA

    Dear All,

    SURVEY AND CABLE MAINTENANCE WORKS

    WOWO3 – WOWO4 EXPORT CABLES – LUNE DEEP/ HEYSHAM LAKE AREA

    Survey and cable maintenance works will be ongoing at positions between KP4.6 and KP5.8 on both the WOWO3 Export Cable and the WOWO4 Export Cable.

    These areas of operations are in the Lune Deep/Heysham Lake area and all mariners are requested and advised to please mark the below positions on their chart/plotter and keep clear.

    Attached is a small chartlet which shows the area of operations between KP 4.6 and KP 5.8 in WGS84 Format Degrees, Minutes, Decimal, the main focus areas are marked as a red spot.

    Area to mark on the chart/plotter and keep clear :

                                                               KP 4.6                                                     KP 5.8        

    WOWO 3 Export Cable –    Lat     54        00.10N                                  Lat    53       59.73N    

                                                 Long   002      57.60W                                 Long 002     58.51W 

    WOWO4 Export Cable –     Lat    54       00.18N                                    Lat      53     59.78N                

                                                 Long    002     57.65W                                  Long 002     58.60W

    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.

    Regards :  Tom Watson

    Tel………. Mobile 07903 173 624

                      Home 01253 875565

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  • Apr302018

    Eskmeals Firing Range -May dates

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  • Mar212018

    NTM- Ormonde Wind Farm -Dive Operations

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  • Mar052018

    UC Eskmeals Firing Programme, update: 19th to 30th March 2018

    Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2018 2:54 PM

    Subject: UC Eskmeals Firing Programme for 19th March to 30th March 2018

    MOD Eskmeals – Activity Alert: 19th March to 30th March 2018

    Dear Resident,

    Detailed below is advance notification of activities which may be noticed in your neighbourhood. All of the limitations and stipulations outlined below apply.

    Date            Reason for Notification
    19 March No Firing
    20 to 22 March Firing
    23 March No Firing
    26 March Firing
    27 to 30 March No Firing

    I hope that you find this information useful. Please feel free to pass it on to your neighbours.

     

    Yours faithfully,

     

    Penny

    Sent: Monday, March 05, 2018 11:09 AM
    Subject: FW: UC Eskmeals Firing Programme for 5th March to 16th March 2018

    MOD Eskmeals – Activity Alert: 5th March to 16th March 2018 

    Dear Resident,                                                                           

    Detailed below is advance notification of activities which may be noticed in your neighbourhood. All of the limitations and stipulations outlined below apply.  

    Date            

    Reason for Notification

    05 to 07 March

    No Firing

    08 to 09 March

    Firing

    12 March

    No Firing

    13 to 15 March

    Firing

    16 March

    No Firing

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I hope that you find this information useful. Please feel free to pass it on to your neighbours.

    Yours faithfully,

    Penny

    Limitations and Stipulations

    All activity on the site is conducted in a strictly controlled environment and presents no danger to the public. Please note that the weather, tide times and other operational requirements play a crucial part in trials planning and scheduling. Any one, or a combination of these factors, may mean that the activity has to be cancelled and rescheduled at short notice and it may not be possible to provide you with an updated schedule of work.

    The flying of red flags at the range boundary, or the lima flag (yellow and black quartered) at further points, indicates to members of the public that the range is active and there will be firing activities taking place.  At those times the byelaws noted on the signs near to the flags are in force.  If the red (or lima) flags are not flying, the range is not active and there will be no firing activities undertaken and as such the byelaws are not in force.

    Please be aware that QinetiQ carries out work at MOD Eskmeals on behalf of the MOD, under contract with the Secretary of State for Defence.  Because of the nature of the work, QinetiQ is limited as to the level and detail of information it can provide in these communications. 

    QinetiQ operates a free phone care line number, 0800 0150536 for members of the public to call with any queries or concerns. 

    Please feel free to forward this message on to others who you feel may benefit. 

    If you do not wish to receive these notifications please reply to this email with a request to unsubscribe.

    Yours sincerely

    “This information has been generated for the purposes of informing the public as to QinetiQ’s scheduled operations at the MOD Eskmeals Range and it is acknowledged that the information may be included in other websites and publications. Please note that QinetiQ does not accept responsibility for or endorse any independent website or publication  which features this information.”

    Penny Haworth
    Community Liaison Officer, ESKMEALS RANGE
    Tel: 0800 0150536
    email: 
    Eskmealsenquiries@qinetiq.com
    www.QinetiQ.com
    QinetiQ – Delivering customer-focused solutions

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  • Feb202018

    Notice to Mariners -SHELL FLATS MET MAST -update 12.03.2018

    UP-DATE TO REMOVAL OF MET MASTS

    SHELL FLATS

     

    Attached is the NtM first issued on Monday 5th February by ORSTED (formerly DONG ENERGY) concerning the removal of the two Met Masts which are situated on the SHELL FLATS BANK.

     

    The trellis, or upper works, on both masts have now been removed but the pile foundations are still in place, temporary navigation lights have been installed and are working on both structures.

     

    The self-propelled offshore construction jack up vessel ‘WIND’ is on site and will transit between both Met Mast positions as required and as already advertised this work is expected to last for approx. 28days, depending on weather and conditions.

     

    Picture and details of ‘WIND’ are on the attached NtM.

     

    The two METEROLOGICAL MASTS are situated at the following positions:

     

    No. 1, 80m mast                                                   Lat 53°     52’ 423                 Long 003°     12’ 133

     

    No. 2, 50m mast                                                   Lat 53°     51’ 600                 Long 003°     17’ 663

     

    Also attached with this notice is a picture of both masts as well as a small chartlet showing their location on the Shell Flats Bank.

     

    Please note that the chartlet is provided for information purposes only and should not be used for navigation.

     

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are unsure about any of the above, or the attached, or if you 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.

     

    Regards :  Tom Watson

    Tel………. Mobile 07903 173 624

                      Home 01253 875565

    SHELL FLATS METEROLOGICAL MASTS – REMOVAL – FURTHER UPDATE ARRIVAL OF JACK-UP VESSEL ‘WIND

    Dear All,

    UP-DATE TO REMOVAL OF MET MASTS

    SHELL FLATS

     

    Attached is the up-date to the NtM first issued on Monday 5th February by ORSTED (formerly DONG ENERGY) concerning the removal of the two Met Masts which are situated on the SHELL FLATS BANK.

     

    This work will be undertaken by the self-propelled offshore construction jack up vessel ‘WIND’ and is now scheduled to start on or around Thursday 8th March and as already advertised is expected to last for approx. 28days, depending on weather and conditions.

     

    ‘WIND’ is currently on passage, off Padstow, and can be expected to arrive on site late tomorrow/early Thursday, picture and details of ‘WIND’ are on the attached NtM.

     

    The two METEROLOGICAL MASTS are situated at the following positions:

    No. 1, 80m mast                                                   Lat 53°     52’ 423                 Long 003°     12’ 133

    No. 2, 50m mast                                                   Lat 53°     51’ 600                 Long 003°     17’ 663

     

    Also attached with this notice is a picture of both masts as well as a small chartlet showing their location on the Shell Flats Bank.

    Please note that the chartlet is provided for information purposes only and should not be used for navigation.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are unsure about any of the above, or the attached, or if you 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.

    Regards :  Tom Watson

    Tel………. Mobile 07903 173 624

                      Home 01253 875565

    Dear All,

    UP-DATE TO REMOVAL OF MET MASTS

     

    Attached is an up-date to the NtM first issued on Monday 5th February by ORSTED (formerly DONG ENERGY) concerning the removal of the two Met Masts which are situated on the SHELL FLATS BANK.

     

    This Ntm has been further up-dated and work is now scheduled to start on or around Monday 26th February and as already advertised is expected to last for approx. 28days, depending on weather and conditions.

     

    It will be undertaken by the self-propelled offshore construction jack up vessel ‘WIND’, currently in the English Channel on passage to site. Picture and details of ‘WIND’ are on the attached NtM.

     

    The two METEROLOGICAL MASTS are situated at the following positions:

     

    No. 1, 80m mast                                                   Lat 53°     52’ 423                 Long 003°     12’ 133

     

    No. 2, 50m mast                                                   Lat 53°     51’ 600                 Long 003°     17’ 663

     

    Also attached with this notice is a picture of both masts as well as a small chartlet showing their location on the Shell Flats Bank.

     

    Please note that the chartlet is provided for information purposes only and should not be used for navigation.

     

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are unsure about any of the above, or the attached, or if you 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.

     

    Regards :  Tom Watson

    Tel………. Mobile 07903 173 624

                      Home 01253 875565

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  • Feb102018

    Notice to Mariners -Vee-Wall buoy

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  • Feb032018

    Notice to Mariners -SHELL FLATS MET MAST – LOSS OF COMMUNICATIONS POSSIBLE LOSS OF NAVIGATION LIGHTS

    From: Tom Watson
    Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 8:18 PM
    Subject: SHELL FLATS MET MAST – LOSS OF COMMUNICATIONS POSSIBLE LOSS OF NAVIGATION LIGHTS

    Dear All,

    Notice to Mariners

    Notice of Loss of Communications with Met Mast on Shell Flat Bank

     

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to advise all marine navigators that IT communications have been lost with a met mast located on Shell Flat Bank and may pose a hazard to marine navigation. 

    The 80 m met mast located on Shell Flat Bank is located at:

    Lat 53°     52’ 423                 Long 003°     12’ 133

    One visual observation indicated that the navigation lights on the above met mast could not be seen (the aviation light on top of the mast is working). 

     

    Work is ongoing to verify the status of the lights and as soon as weather and conditions permit a full investigation will take place with work to reinstate communications at the met mast.

     

    Attached with this notice is a picture of both masts as well as a small chartlet showing their location on the Shell Flats Bank.

    Please note that the chartlet is provided for information purposes 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.

    Any changes to the status of lighting at the met mast will be communicated in further Notice to Mariners.

    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.

    Ørsted would like to thank you for your co-operation during this period.

    Regards,  Tom Watson

    Telephone:   Mobile:  07903 173 62                 Home:    01253 875565     

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    DIVE SUPPORT VESSEL 'ARGUS-G'
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  • Jan032018

    MOD Eskmeals Firing Information 12th Febuary to 23rd Febuary 2018 

    Detailed below is advance notification of activities which may be noticed in your neighbourhood. All of the limitations and stipulations outlined below apply.

    Date            Reason for Notification
    12 to 16 Feb Firing
    19 to 23 Feb Firing

    I hope that you find this information useful. Please feel free to pass it on to your neighbours.

    Yours faithfully,

    Penny

    ___________________________________________

    MOD Eskmeals – Activity Alert: 2nd January to 9th Febuary 2018 

    Dear Resident,

    Detailed below is advance notification of activities which may be noticed in your neighbourhood. All of the limitations and stipulations outlined below apply.

    Date            Reason for Notification
    29 Jan to 02 Feb Firing
    05 to 09 Feb No Firing

    I hope that you find this information useful. Please feel free to pass it on to your neighbours.

     

    Date            Reason for Notification
    02 to 05 Jan No Firing
    08 to 12 Jan Firing
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  • Dec172017

    LIVERPOOL BAY AREA – BENTHIC SURVEY

    Dear All,

    Attached is a NtM issued by NIRAS Consulting Ltd (NIRAS) informing of a Benthic Survey in the Liverpool Bay area, off the coast of England/Wales, which will be carried out by the 18m survey vessel ‘MERSEY GUARDIAN’ (picture attached)

    The survey is part of an ongoing scientific monitoring programme and has a start date of Monday 18th December, it will consist of grab samples of the seabed which will be taken from the survey area as advertised on the attached chartlet.

    Survey operations are expected to last for 4 days although, depending on weather and conditions, the days may not run consecutively. Survey operations should not interfere with any other vessel but as ‘MERSEY GUARDIAN’ will be restricted in its ability to manoeuvre during sampling passing vessel are requested to give a wide berth 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 ‘MERSEY GUARIAN’ can be contacted for information relating to vessel movement only

     

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information regarding this survey.

    Regards  :  Tom Watson

    Tel……….. Mobile 07903 173 624

                       Home 01253 875565

    Area 392_393 Notice to Mariners – Mersey Guardian Dec 17

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  • Dec042017

    WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO4) – COMMISIONING OF SUB-STATION Z04

    From: Tom Watson

    Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 11:00 AM

    To: Tom Watson

    Subject: WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO4) – COMMISIONING OF SUB-STATION Z04

     

    Dear All,                                                                                                                                                                93/17

     

    On or around Monday 4th December, and depending on weather and conditions, the Jack-up vessel ‘SEAJACKS SCYLLA’ is scheduled to jack-up at the Offshore Sub-Station Z04 in the section of the WALNEY EXTENSION defined as WOWO4.      

     

    ‘SEAJACKS SCYLLA’ will be supporting commissioning works and although this work is not expected to interfere with any other vessel and as there will be a considerable amount of activity with numerous other vessels involved a wide berth is requested from any passing vessel during the time that ‘SEAJACKS SCYLLA’ can be observed on site.     

     

    Attached for information is a small chartlet that shows the layout of the WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) WIND FARM with both sections WOWO3 and WOWO4 as well as the two Sub-Stations Z03 and Z04 clearly marked, there is also a picture of ‘SEAJACKS SCYLLA’

    ………………………………………………………….

     

    The primary Wind Farm Site guard vessel ‘KARIMA’ will be on site and can be contacted for any information regarding vessel movements, a listening watch will be kept on VHF Channels 16 & 12.

     

    ’KARIMA’ will conduct 6 hourly Securite broadcasts informing Mariners of site relevant safety information, these will be announced on VHF Channel 16 and broadcast will take place on VHF channel 67 at 06:00, 12:00, 18:00 & 00:00.

     

    Please note that the chartlet is provided for information purposes only and should not be used for navigation.

     

    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.

     

    Regards :  Tom Watson

    Tel………. Mobile 07903 173 624

                      Home 01253 875565

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