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    • May292020

      Notice to Mariners -Orsteds Wind Farm -June Update

      AMENDMENT TO PREVIOUS NOTICE

      Please be advised that the local ‘Regional Local Notice to Mariners’ concerning the forthcoming activities for ORSTEDS WIND FARMS in the Irish Sea will now be issued on a monthly basis with updates provided should there be a requirement for an addition NtM to be distributed.

      This notice lists any changes to the Aids to Navigation Availability as well as any proposed Jack-up / maintenance operations in the region

      Awareness items in the notice relate to the following wind farms:

      Wind Farm

      Abbreviation

                                                  Barrow Area and Cumbrian Coast

      Barrow Offshore

      BOW

      West of Duddon Sands

      WoDS

      Walney Offshore Extensions  1 & 2

      WOW 01  –  WOW 02

      Walney Offshore Extensions  3 & 4

      WOW 03  –  WOW 04

                                                                   Liverpool Bay

      Burbo Bank Wind Farm

      BBW 01

      Burbo Bank Extension

      BBW 02 (EXT)

       

      MAIN ITEMS OF INTEREST INCLUDED IN THE NtM

      Introduction – Subsea Cables Information and KIS-ORCA Wind Farm Awareness Charts  (Page 4)

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

      Chartlet showing General Location of Operational Wind Farms as well as key contact details  (Page 5)

      …………………………………………………………………………………………………

      Notice to Mariners Summary  (Page 6)

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

      BARROW    (Page 7)  

      Turbines A01 and A07 – Navigation lights extinguished

      Nothing to Report

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

      BURBO 01   (Page 8)

      Navigation Light Extinguished Turbine  BB42   –  Fog Signal Inoperative Turbine BB38

      Nothing to Report

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

      BURBO 02 (EXT.)  (Page 9)

      Lighting and Marking Status

      Turbine Position  :   A01 53°30.089’N 003°22.363’W Navigation Light Extinguished

      Turbine Position  :    E05 53°27.871’N 003°18.323’W Navigation Light Extinguished

      Turbine Position  :    F01 53°30.106’N 003°17.202’W Navigation Light Extinguished

      Turbine Position  :    L05 53°27.889’N 003°12.047’W Navigation Light Extinguished

      Nothing to Report

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

       WALNEY 01 & 02    (Page 10 & 11)

       TRANSITION PIECE MAINTENANCE PROGRAMM

      Transition Piece maintenance is being undertaken on both WALNEY 1 & 2, this programme will run for a provisional 4 months.

      Sequence of locations and dates are unavailable as works will be weather dependant and coordinated to ensure no conflict with routine maintenance operations.

      REQUEST FOR SAFETY AREA

      Mariners are requested to observe a 500m distance Safety Area around the affected Turbine(s) while works are being carried out.

      The CTV “Rix Lion” (picture attached) will act as Guard Vessel during this maintenance programme with the vessel broadcasting the Turbine ID, establishment/cancellation of the safety areas and seeking contact with marine traffic approaching of nearing the areas on VHF Channel 16 and 12.

      When “Rix Lion” is operating in the Wind Farm, you can assume work is being undertaken on several turbines which will have the requested Safety Areas in place.

      WALNEY 01

      Fog Signal Inoperative Turbine A11

      TURBINE POSITION B07

      Mariners are advised that due to a fault on the turbine nacelle crane there is presently a suspended load at B07, position 54 º03.23’N 003 º30.760’W

      For their safety, Mariners are requested to maintain a minimum 200m from this location until the suspended load is removed, which we expect to be within 72 hours.

      PLEASE READ NOTICE ON PAGE 11

      WALNEY 02

      Nothing to report

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

      WALNEY 03    (Page 12)

      Turbine Position C01 Navigation Light Extinguished

      Nothing to report

      WALNEY 04   (Page 12)

      Nothing to report

      CARDINAL BUOYS  –  EXTINGUISHED

      North Cardinal Mark in position 54º 03.42’N      003º44.99’W Light is extinguished.

      West  Cardinal Mark in position 54° 06.63’N       003°55.33’W Light is extinguished

      South Cardinal Mark in position 54°00.21’N        003°34.66’W Light is extinguished

      ……………………………………………………………………………………………

      WEST of DUDDON SANDS    (Page 13 & 14)

      Please note that the Jack-up ‘WIND SERVER’ is now working in the sector marked as Area 3 (Pink)  

      Please refer to the ‘Area Identification Chartlet’ which is at the end of the Regional Notice on Page 13

      It is requested that fishing and laying of gear is avoided in the whole of Area 3 (Pink) until notified that the works are complete and fishermen are requested and advised not to set any gear close to any Turbine position in AREA 3 (PINK) as identified on the Chartlet.

      Information on Safety Zones and specifications of Jack-up ‘WIND SERVER’  (Page 14)

      Duration dates are dependent on weather and work progress

      All Navigation Aids at WoDS are fully operational

      PLEASE READ THE NOTICE FOR MORE INFORMATION

      ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

      Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are unsure about any of the content 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

       

      CTV 'RIX LION'
      Ørsted Regional NtM Update June 2020
      WIND-SERVER_Technical-Specifications

    • May222020

      Sad news about Steve Trafford

    • May212020

      Fylde BC have advised us that Fairhaven Lake still remains closed for ALL types of watersports.

    • May172020

      RCC Clubhouse and Dinghy Sailing Covid-19 updated bulletin

    • May162020

      RCC Dock -Updated Covid-19 Bulletin

    • Apr292020

      Monthly Notice to Mariners (May) -ORSTED’S EASTERN IRISH SEA WIND FARMS

      Please be advised that the local ‘Regional Local Notice to Mariners’ concerning the forthcoming activities for ORSTEDS WIND FARMS in the Irish Sea will now be issued on a monthly basis with updates provided should there be a requirement for an addition NtM to be distributed.

       This notice lists any changes to the Aids to Navigation Availability as well as any proposed Jack-up / maintenance operations in the region

       Awareness items in the notice relate to the following wind farms:

      Wind Farm

      Abbreviation

                                                  Barrow Area and Cumbrian Coast

      Barrow Offshore

      BOW

      West of Duddon Sands

      WoDS

      Walney Offshore Extensions  1 & 2

      WOW 01  –  WOW 02

      Walney Offshore Extensions  3 & 4

      WOW 03  –  WOW 04

                                                                   Liverpool Bay

      Burbo Bank Wind Farm

      BBW 01

      Burbo Bank Extension

      BBW 02 (EXT)

       MAIN ITEMS OF INTEREST INCLUDED IN THE NtM

       

      Introduction – Subsea Cables Information and KIS-ORCA Wind Farm Awareness Charts  (Page 4)

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

      Chartlet showing General Location of Operational Wind Farms as well as key contact details  (Page 5)

      …………………………………………………………………………………………………

      Notice to Mariners Summary  (Page 6)

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

      BARROW    (Page 7)  Turbine A07 – Navigation lights extinguished

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

      BURBO 01   (Page 8)

      Navigation Light Extinguished Turbine  BB42   –  Fog Signal Inoperative Turbine BB38

      BURBO 02 (EXT.)  (Page 9)

      Fog Signal Inoperative Turbine C01

      Wave Buoy in position 53º 30.11’N 003º21.66’W  –  Light Extinguished and Radar Reflector missing

      JACK-UP OPERATIONS

      The Jack-up ‘WIND ENTERPRISE’ can be expected on-site at Turbine position H01 on or around Sunday 3rd May until approx. Thursday 7th. May. Arrival will depend on weather as well as other commitments

      PLEASE READ NOTICE ON PAGE 9

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

      WALNEY 01 & 02    (Page 10)

      WALNEY 01

      Fog Signal Inoperative Turbine A11

      WALNEY 02

      Nothing to report

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

      WALNEY 03    (Page 11)

      JACK-UP OPERATIONS

      The Jack-up ‘WIND ENTERPRISE’ can be expected on-site at Turbine position F03 on or around Friday 8th.  May until approx. Monday 11th . May Arrival will depend on weather as well as other commitments

      PLEASE READ NOTICE ON PAGE 11

      WALNEY 04   (Page 11)

      Nothing to report

      CARDINAL BUOYS  –  EXTINGUISHED

      North Cardinal Mark in position 54º 09.72’N      003º49.58’W is extinguished.

      West  Cardinal Mark in position 54° 06.63’N       003°55.33’W is extinguished

      South Cardinal Mark in position 54°00.21’N        003°34.66’W is extinguished

      ……………………………………………………………………………………………

      WEST of DUDDON SANDS    (Page 12 & 13)

      The 10.1meter survey vessel ‘EGS WATCHFUL’ (picture and details attached on NtM)will be surveying at various Turbine positions in West of Duddon Sands Wind Farm.

      Survey will be within the A3 (Pink) and A4 (Yellow) sections of the chart below (please note new chart) and survey can be expected to run for the next two to three weeks, depending on weather.

      Survey operations will involve side scan sonar as well as highly sensitive, high resolution, multi-beam echo sounders. Safety Zone Safety Zone A wide berth, minimum of 500m and reduction in speed is requested when the vessel is operating in the wind-farm.

      PLEASE READ NOTICE ON PAGE 12

      …………………………………………………….

       Please note that the Jack-up ‘WIND SERVER’ is now working in the sector marked as Area 2 (Green) but will shortly move into Area 3 (PINK) expected in next week to 10 days.

      Please refer to attached ‘Area Identification Chartlet’

      It is requested that fishing and laying of gear is avoided in the whole of Area 2 (Green) until notified that the works are complete and fishermen are requested and advised not to set any gear close to any Turbine position in AREA 3 (PINK) as identified on the Chartlet and to please begin to re-locate any gear already there..

      Information on Safety Zones and specifications of Jack-up ‘WIND SERVER’  (Page 13)

      Duration dates are dependent on weather and work progress

      All Navigation Aids are fully operational

      PLEASE READ THE NOTICE FOR MORE INFORMATION

      ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

      Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are unsure about any of the content 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 624Ørsted Regional NtM Update - May 2020
      WIND-SERVER_Technical-Specifications

              Home 01253 875565

    • Apr172020

      Covid-19 RCC Dock Operations

    • Apr102020

      RYA News -In Brief

    • Mar212020

      Message from the Commodore regarding the club’s special arrangements due to COVID-19

      Dear Member,

      Ribble Cruising Club Special Arrangements due to COVID-19

      We are indeed living in unprecedented times.

      Just a couple of weeks ago I was looking forward to the new sailing season with enthusiasm, the club’s committees had planned an exciting programme of sailing and social activities.

      Attached you will find your 2020 handbook with a packed programme of activities and a Newsletter with, amongst other things, a message from me endorsing the activities.

      How much has changed in a fortnight.

      I’m still looking forward to the new sailing season however as a result of the latest advice given by the UK Prime Minister, backed by the Chief Medical and Scientific Officers, our plans have had to be reviewed by the Main Committee and severely curtailed for an indefinite period.

      This means that the clubhouse is now closed and there will be no group activities taking place there. All social, training and dinghy sailing activities are cancelled until further notice. The club’s committees will however continue to meet on a ‘virtual’ basis to maintain the management of the club.

      Whilst the dock itself will remain open, so that members can continue to maintain and access their boats, the facilities, except for the toilet, will be closed. Launching and recovery will continue as normal, please contact the usual Dock Committee members to organise this. Notices will be posted to advise of the new temporary procedures in case of emergency.

      All the social activities at the clubhouse are unfortunately cancelled in the short term, regrettably this means the Last Tuesday Talks as well as the bar being closed, so the clubhouse is not available for any bookings.

      There will be no organised club sailing at Fairhaven Lake until further notice this year and we’ve decided and been advised by the RYA to cancel the ‘Try Sailing’ in May.

      On a slightly positive note we may attempt to go ahead with the proposed 70th birthday party and barbeque planned at the dock for Midsummer’s eve, albeit in a slightly modified format. We may all need some sort of relief by then!

      Ribble Cruising Club’s Facebook Group is the place to keep in touch with any club gossip and changes to the present situation. Notices will also periodically be posted on the website advising of any changes in circumstances.

      Stay safe and healthy!

      Andrew Walls (RCC Commodore)

    • Mar022020

      Last Tuesday Talk -Cancelled due to COVID-19