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    • Aug292017

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

      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)

      …………………………………………………………………………..

       

      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. 

      ………………………………………………………………………….

      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

                        Home 01253 875565

       

    • Jul302017

      Important Notice to Mariners. Please Read

      Dear All,

      As part of the intertidal and nearshore works involving the WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) EXPORT CABLE LAY two positions of exposed cable are reported on the Middleton Sands.

      These positions will be covered at high water

      The positions are reported as between the following co-ordinates :

      Lat 54″   00.34N  –  Long002″   56.57W        to        Lat54″   00.41W  –  Long002″   53.97W

                                                                                     and

      Lat54″    00.31W  – Long002″   56.58W        to        Lat54″   00.38W  –  Long002″   53.96W

      Mariners are requested and advised to note these positions and enter them on their charts/plotters and keep clear until notified that all of the nearshore works have completed and all cables are safely buried.

      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

       

    • Jul242017

      MOD Eskmeals – Activity Alert: 24th July to 11th August 2017

      MOD Eskmeals – Activity Alert: 24th July to 11th August 2017

      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
      24  July No Firing
      25 July to 26 July Firing
      27 July to 28 July No Firing
      31 July to 04 Aug No Firing
      07 Aug to 11 Aug 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
      http://www.QinetiQ.com
      QinetiQ – Delivering customer-focused solutions

       

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    • Jul242017

      Walney Extension News

      Dear All,

       

      The Cable Lay vessel ‘VOLANTIS’ (picture attached) is scheduled to arrive on site at the WALNEY EXTENSION WIND FARM SITE on or around Thursday 3rd August

       

      ‘VOLANTIS’ will carry out the Pull In of the Interlink Cable between the two Sub-Stations WOWO3 (Z03) and WOWO4 (Z04) as well as the Pull In of the WOWO4 EXPORT CABLE into the WOWO4 Sub-Station (Z04)

       

      Duration of the work is expected to be 7 to 10 days, depending on weather and conditions

       

      All mariners please note that during this period Cable Pull In operations could be carried out both inside and outside the perimeter of the buoyed Wind Farm Site and if necessary the site Guard Vessel ‘KARIMA’ can be contacted on VHF Channels 16 & 12 for information relating to any Cable or Turbine Installation vessel movement.

       

      Also attached for information is a small chartlet which shows both WOWO4 Farshore Export Cable run (shaded green) as well as the Interlink Export Cable run (shaded dark blue) with both Sub-Stations identified.

       

      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.

       

      Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information

      Regards :  Tom Watson

      Tel………. Mobile 07903 173 624

                        Home 01253 875565

      CABLE LAY VESSEL – ‘VOLANTIS’

    • Jul242017

      BURBO BANK 2 Update

      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.

      …………………………………………………………………………

      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.

      ………………………………………………………………………..

      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

                          Home 01253 875565

      MV WIND

       

    • Jul212017

      ORMONDE OFFSHORE WIND FARM-UPDATE- MORE DIVING OPERATIONS

       

       

      From: Tom Watson

      Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 9:33 AM

      To: Tom Watson

      Subject: ORMONDE WIND FARM – DIVE OPERATIONS

      Dear All,

      ORMONDE WIND FARM – DIVING OPERATONS

       A programme of underwater inspection involving DIVE OPERATIONS is scheduled to start tomorrow Wednesday 7th February and can be expected to last for a period of at least 12 weeks.

       The Dive Support vessel will be the 14meter Bay Towage vessel ‘ARGUS-G’ and DIVE OPERATIONS are scheduled to be carried out at all of the Turbine positions in the Wind Farm but will start at the Turbine positions listed below.

      A4, D1, C7, C1, C5.

      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 above mentioned Turbines during this period, if in doubt please contact me.

       ‘ARGUS G’ will display the ALPHA FLAG whenever DIVERS are in the water and a 500 meter safety exclusion distance is requested at all times whenever this vessel is observed to be on site.

      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 note the Turbines to be inspected and move their gear away from any Turbine on that list to at least 500 meters.

      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 require any further information also 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 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.

       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, 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

       

      ___________________________________________

      ORMONDE OFFSHORE WIND FARM

      CONTINUING EXPORT CABLE REPAIR –DIVING OPERATIONS

       

      Repairs to the Export cable are ongoing and the cable repair vessel ‘STEMAT 82’ is on site in the area of the Sub-Station at the ORMONDE OFFSHORE WIND FARM and continuing with repair operations.

       

      Attached are the NtMs issued by Transmission Capitol in relation to the ongoing work.

       

      As part of the Export Cable Repair Dive Operations will be carried out as requiredboth at the Sub-Station and along the Export Cable and the ALPHA FLAG (White and Blue) will be displayed whenever DIVERS are deployed

       

      IN CONSIDERATION OF THE ANCHOR PATTERN THAT WILL BE DEPLOYED BY THESE VESSELS A SAFETY EXCLUSION ZONE OF AT LEAST 1,000 METERS IS REQUESTED AND ADVISED AT ALL TIMES WHENEVER THESE VESSELS ARE ON SITE.

       

      Repair work is being carried out on the Export Cable along the stretch from the Sub-Station and out to at least 1’000 meters and all mariners are requested to keep clear of and give a wide berth to the work area as shown on the attached chartlet and as noted below.

       

      Support craft will also be in attendance.

       

      Work area co-ordinates :

      Lat 54     03     53.5N              Long 003     24     59.6W

       

      Lat 54     04     20.5N               Long 003     23     09.4W

       

      Lat 54     05     00.8N               Long 003     25     47.3W

       

      Lat 54     05     27.8N               Long 003     23     57.0W

       

      Please mark these on your chart/plotter and keep clear

      …………………………………………………………………………………

      POWER OUTAGE – TEMPORARY NAVIGATION LIGHTS

      EXTINGUISHED  AVIATION LIGHTS

      As part of the work programme to repair the section of Export Cable there is a power outage.

       

      Temporary Navigation Lights have been fitted to cover all existing Navigation Lights but it should be noted that the Aviation Lights will not be covered and these lights will now have extinguished.

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

       

      UNDERWATER INSPECTION OPERATIONS

      ALL TURBINE POSITIONS

       

      The Dive support/Utility vessel M/V ‘CARRIER’ (picture and details attached) is continuing with the programme of SUB-SEA INSPECTION OPERATIONS at each Turbine position in the ORMONDE OFFSHORE WIND FARM, as weather and conditions permit.

       

      M/V ‘CARRIER’ will first inspect all of the sub-sea workings of each Turbine along the D String, which is the inshore section, before moving off to inspect the next string and is currently carrying out inspections at Turbine D05

       

      Please note M/V ‘CARRIER’ will work during daylight hours only

       

      As each Turbine inspection is expected to take 3 to 4 days the full programme of work will last for approx. 44 days, depending on weather and conditions.

       

      The ALPHA FLAG (White and Blue) will be displayed whenever DIVERS are in the water and a minimum 500 meters Safety Exclusion Zone is requested at all times whenever this vessel is on site

       

      Fishermen are requested and advised to avoid setting any pots at positions extending for at least 1 mile from the Sub-Station and along the Export Cable Route during this period, if in doubt please contact me.

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

       

      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.

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

       

      A listening watch will be kept on VHF Channels 16 & 12 and any of the vessels, can be contacted for information relating to vessel movement and DIVING OPERATIONS only

       

      Also attached for information is the ‘Kingfisher Flyer’ which gives all of the relevant information concerning the ORMONDE OFFSHORE WIND FARM

       

      Please note that the ‘Flyer’ is provided for information relating to the Wind Farm only and should not be used for navigation.

       

      Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information

       

      Regards  :  Tom Watson

      Tel………..  Mobile 07903 173 624

             Home 01253 87

       

      Ormonde Export Cable Repair Works 310517
      Ormonde_OWF (new chart)
      MV Carrier

    • Jul112017

       ORMONDE OFFSHORE WIND FARM – DIVE INSPECTION OPERATIONS -ALL TURBINE POSITIONS

      MV Carrier

       

      Ormonde_OWF (new chart)

      From: Tom Watson

      Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2017 9:29 AM

      To: Tom Watson

      Subject: ORMONDE OFFSHORE WIND FARM – DIVE INSPECTION OPERATIONS -ALL TURBINE POSITIONS

       

      Dear All,

       

      The Dive support/Utility vessel M/V ‘CARRIER’ is on passage back site to continue with the SUB-SEA INSPECTION OPERATIONS at each Turbine position in the ORMONDE OFFSHORE WIND FARM.

       

      M/V ‘CARRIER’ will continue to inspect all of the sub-sea workings of each Turbine along the D String, which is the inshore section, before moving off to inspect the next string

       

      M/V ‘CARRIER’ will work during daylight hours only and the programme of work is expected to last for approx. 44 days, depending on weather and conditions.

       

      The ALPHA FLAG (White and Blue) will be displayed whenever DIVERS are in the water and a minimum 500 meters Safety Exclusion Zone is requested at all times whenever this vessel is on site

       

      Support craft (CTVs) will also be in attendance.

       

      Fishermen are requested and advised to avoid setting any pots within 500 meters of any of the mentioned Turbine positions, or Turbine strings, that will be advised during this period, if in doubt please contact me.

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

       

      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.

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

       

      A listening watch will be kept on VHF Channels 16 & 12 and any of the vessels, can be contacted for information relating to vessel movement and DIVING OPERATIONS only

       

      Attached for information is the ‘Kingfisher Flyer’ which gives all of the relevant information concerning the ORMONDE OFFSHORE WIND FARM, also attached is a picture along with the details of M/V ‘CARRIER’

       

      Please note that the ‘Flyer’ is provided for information relating to the Wind Farm only and should not be used for navigation.

       

      Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information

       

      Regards  :  Tom Watson

      Tel………..  Mobile 07903 173 624

             Home 01253 87

       

       

    • Jul112017

      MOD Eskmeals – Activity Alert: 10th July to 21st July 2017

       

      MOD Eskmeals – Activity Alert: 10th July to 21st July 2017

       

      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
      10 to 14 July Firing until 20:00hrs
      17 to 21 July Firing until 20:00hrs

      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
      http://www.QinetiQ.com
      QinetiQ – Delivering customer-focused solutions

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    • Jul112017

      BURBO BANK 2 (EXT) WIND FARM – ‘KINGFISHER FLYER’

       

       

      Good morning RCC,  a handy flyer for your chart table

      Mike

       

      From: Tom Watson

      Sent: Friday, July 07, 2017 11:57 AM

      To: Tom Watson

      Subject: BURBO BANK 2 (EXT) WIND FARM – ‘KINGFISHER FLYER’

       

      Dear All,

       

      Please find attached the ‘KINGFISHER FLYER’ for the BURBO BANK (2) EXT. WIND FARM

       

      The ‘FLYER’ gives all of the relevant information concerning the Wind Farm as well the Export Cable.

       

      Also provided is the emergency telephone number.

       

      Please note that the ‘Flyer’ is provided for information relating to the Wind Farm only and should not be used for navigation.

       

      Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information

       

      Regards  :  Tom Watson

      Tel………..  Mobile 07903 173 624

             Home 01253 87

       

       

       

    • Jun152017

      DIVE AND R.O.V. OPERATIONS WALNEY 1

      Walney1_2_2015_LRes
      HBC ACHIEVER

       

      FOLLOWING ON FROM THE EARLIER NOTICE

       

       

      ‘HBC ACHIEVER’ is now at the WALNEY 1 OFFSHORE WIND FARM to carry out Diving and R.O.V. inspections at the following nine Turbine positions : 

       

      A09, B01, C09, D01, D06, D08, E06, F03 and F04

       

      DIVERS WILL BE OPERATING AT THE ABOVE TURBINE POSITIONS DURING THE HOURS OF DAYLIGHT

      FROM 7am UNTIL 7pm

       

      ‘HBC ACHIEVER’ will display the ALPHA FLAG from the mast as well as on a wooden board attached to either side of the bridge which will be illuminated at night.

       

      A 500 meter safety exclusion distance is requested around ‘HBC ACHIEVER’ at all times while on site as at any time there will be DIVERS in the water.

       

      Diving and R.O.V. Operations at WALNEY 1 are expected to last for approx. 6 days, depending on weather and conditions.

       

      As DIVERS will access Turbine position according to the conditions of weather and tide at the time fishermen using pots are requested and advised to remove any gear away from, or avoid setting any new pots within 500 meters of, any of the above mentioned Turbine positions until informed that the Turbine has been inspected and it is safe to return, if in doubt please contact me.

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      ANCHOR MARKING BUOYS

       

      Please also note that HBC Achiever will deploy Anchor Marking Buoys (yellow colour, barrel shape, Y.FL light) at recently inspected, or to be visited, Turbine positions, these Buoys will at times be left in place inside the WIND FARM during the night and will be lit during the hours of darkness.

       

      A listening watch will be kept on VHF Channels 16 & 12 and ‘HBC ACHIEVER’ can be contacted for information relating to Vessel movement and DIVING OPERATIONS only

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      For more information on the boundaries of the 50 metre Advisory Safety Distances, ensure that you have the latest KIS-ORCA information installed. This can be downloaded from http://www.KIS-ORCA.eu .

       

      The MCA have requested me to add that they provide a leaflet, free of charge, with the recommended method of marking gear. 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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      Attached for information is the ‘Kingfisher Flyer’ which gives all of the relevant information concerning the WALNEY 1 & 2 WIND FARMS (WALNEY 1 is shaded blue – WALNEY 2 is shaded red), there is also attached a picture of ‘HBC ACHIEVER’.

       

      Please note that the ‘Flyers’ are 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 require any further information

       

      Regards :  Tom Watson

      Tel………. Mobile 07903 173 624

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