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    • Sep072018

      West of Duddon Sands -Cables -Survey

      WEST of DUDDON SANDS – WOWO3+4 EXPORT CABLES NEARSHORE SURVEY – POST CONSTRUCTION BATHYMETRIC SURVEY – POSITIONS OF REMOVED SHELL FLATS MET MASTS

      CHANGE OF SCHEDULE

       The previously advertised Bathymetric survey, expected to start on or around Monday 10th September at the WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM, will now start with the survey of the near shore Export Cables of the WALNEY (EXT) WOWO3+4 WIND FARM.

       The third attachment is a small chartlet which shows the area of survey operations, between KP 4.6 and KP 5.8. The area ismarked in WGS84 Format Degrees, Minutes, Decimal and the main focus areas are marked as a red spots.

       All surveys will be carried out by the 10 meter inshore survey vessel ‘EGS WATCHFUL’ (picture attached) working on a 12hr day basis (daylight hours only)

      ………………………………………………………………..

      The Bathymetric Survey at the WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM will start as soon as the Export Cable survey has completedand this survey will cover all of the Turbine positions, all of the Inter-Array or Infield Cables, the Offshore Sub-Station, the Met Mast and the Export Cable.

       Once completed this survey will be immediately followed by a survey of the two, now removed, Met Masts positions on the Shell Flats

       As ‘EGS WATCHFUL’ will be using highly sensitive Multi-Beam Echo Sounders as well as highly sensitive motion sensors a wide berth, 500 meters, is requested around ‘EGS WATCHFUL’ at all times while on site and passing vessels are requested to reduce speed if possible, these surveys are not expected to interfere with any other vessel.

       Dependant on weather and conditions survey operations are expected to last for approx. 3 to 4 weeks,

       A listening watch will be kept on VHF Channels 16 & 12 and ‘EGS WATCHFUL’ can be contacted for information relating to vessel movement only.

       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, there is also a picture of ‘EGS WATCHFUL’ also attached is the small chartlet showing the now removed Met Mast positions on the Shell Flats.

       Please note that the ‘Flyers’ and chartlets are for provided for information purposes relating to the Wind Farm and surveys 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

      Attachments:

      ShellFlatsMetMastsLocation_20171218
      SURVEY VESSEL - 'EGS WATCHFUL'
      West_of_Duddon_Sands_2015_LRes
      WOW032295_WOW0304_ExportCables_Area of Operations_20180501

    • Sep032018

      Ormonde Wind Farm -Diving Operations

      Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 11:24 AM

      ORMONDE WIND FARM – ONGOING DIVING OPERATONS

       The underwater (sub-sea) inspections and repair work to the boat landing facilities at Turbine positions in this Wind Farm are ongoing and will continue during periods of slack or low tides as long as weather and conditions are favourable.

       No diving will be carried out during the period of high or strong tides.

      The Dive Support vessel is the 14meter Bay Towage vessel ‘ARGUS-G’ and the ALPHA FLAG will be flown whenever DIVERS are in the water.

      A 500 meter safety exclusion distance is requested around this vessel at all times whenever it is observed to be on site.

       The following Turbines have all be cleared on both North and South sides :

      A String : A01, A02, A03, A04, A05, A06

      B String : B01, B04, B05, B06, B07, B08

      C String : C07,

      D String : D01, D02, D03, D05, D06,

      All remaining turbines require clearance on the North side of the turbines.

      DIVERS will access Turbine position according to the conditions of weather and tide at the time and because of this fishermen are requested and advised to avoid setting any pots within 500 meters of any of the Turbines that are not on the Turbines completed list, if in doubt please contact me. 

      A listening watch will be kept on VHF Channels 16 & 12 and ‘ARGUS-G’ can be contacted for information relating to DIVING OPERATIONS only

      Fishermen using pots are requested to move their gear away from any Turbines that have not been cleared to at least 500 meters, if in doubt please contact me.

      Weekly notices will be broadcast giving the progress of the works.

      Attached is the ‘Kingfisher Flyer’ which gives all of the relevant information concerning the ORMONDE WIND FARM there is also a picture of ‘ARGUS-G’.

      Please note that the ‘Flyer’ is for provided for information purposes relating to the Wind Farm 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.

      ……………………………………………………………………………………….

      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 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.

      A REMINDER OF THE MAILBOX DROP FACILITY THAT HAS BEEN SET UP ENABLING ANY FISHERMEN WITH STATIC GEAR DEPLOYEDEITHER 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, 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 in any doubt please contact me

      Regards  :  Tom Watson

      Tel………..  Mobile 07903 173 624

                          Home 01253 875565

      Attachments:

      DIVE SUPPORT VESSEL 'ARGUS-G' (2)
      Ormonde (2)
      Ormonde (2)

    • 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

      WOW032295_WOW0304_ExportCables_Area of Operations_20180501
    • Apr302018

      Eskmeals Firing Range -May dates

    • Mar212018

      NTM- Ormonde Wind Farm -Dive Operations

    • 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

      Please consider the environment before printing this email

    • 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

    • Feb102018

      Notice to Mariners -Vee-Wall buoy

    • 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     

      Ormonde

      DIVE SUPPORT VESSEL 'ARGUS-G'
    • 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