20-2018: Update – non-routine towage operation

Mariners are advised that the non-routine towage operation planned for the 23rd of April 2018 has been re scheduled to arrive on the 24th of April 2018.

Four 1000m pipelines will be towed abreast into the Haven and moored on the temporary moorings placed in the River Stour as per Notice to Mariners No 17 of 2018.

The following vessels will undertake the towage operation;

  • Schwartenbek, (lead tug)
  • Megan M (stern tug)
  • Asharaf (guard tug)
  • Taska 2 (guard tug)


It is expected that the pipelines will arrive at the Guard buoy at approximately 06:45 hrs.

The tow will be restricted in its ability to manoeuvre and all vessels are to keep well clear. The tow will require a clear channel.

Detailed movements can be obtained from Harwich VTS on VHF Channel 71.

Notice to Mariners 19 of 2018 is cancelled.

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