WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM – EXPORT CABLE SURVEY
A Bathymetric survey along the whole length of the WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM EXPORT CABLE is scheduled to start on or around Monday 17th April.
The survey will be carried out by Bibby Hydromap’s 15 meter survey catamaran ‘LIA’ and is expected to last for approx. 8 days, depending on weather and conditions.
‘LIA’ will operate on a 12 hr daylight only schedule.
All mariners should please note that as ‘LIA’ will at all times be using highly sensitive Multi Beam Echo Sounding Equipment a wide berth, minimum 500 meters, is requested around the vessel at all times and passing vessels are requested to reduce speed if possible.
The survey will concentrate in particular at Cable crossings and at sections of cable where scour protection works have been carried out.
A listening watch will be kept on VHF Channels 16 & 12 and ‘LIA’ can be contacted for information relating to survey operations only, ‘LIA’ will also monitor Channel 14 when in the approaches to Heysham
Attached for information is a small chartlet which shows the general run of the Export Cable with some of the crossings and areas to be surveyed marked, there is also a picture of ‘LIA’
Please note that the ‘Chartlet’ is provided for information purposes relating to thesurvey 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 875565
WoDS Exp. Cable Survey – ‘LIA’ April 17