09-2019: Pipeline towage operation
Mariners are advised that between 01:40 hrs and 05:30 hrs on Tuesday 12th February 2019 the remaining pipeline moored on the temporary mooring installation in the River Stour (Reference Notice to Mariners No 17 of 2018) will be taken off the temporary mooring and towed to sea.
Mariners are reminded that the pipeline is approximately one kilometre in length. Traffic management restrictions will apply during the towage operation.
All vessels must declare their intention to navigate between the temporary moorings in the River Stour and Landguard Point to Harwich VTS between 01:00 hrs and 04:30 hrs on Tuesday 12th February 2019 via VHF channel 71 or telephone 01255 243000.
The temporary moorings are positioned in the River Stour between the following approximate positions.
51 ̊ 56.96 N 0001 ̊ 12.00 E to 51 ̊ 56.93 N 0001 ̊ 12.93 E
It is anticipated that the towage operation will follow the track highlighted on the PDF version of this notice.
Details of the operation can be obtained from Harwich VTS on VHF channel 71.
The following vessels will be involved in the towage operation: Duke of Normandy, Forth Warrior, and the Celtic Guardian.
The temporary moorings in the River Stour (Reference Notice to Mariners No 17 of 2018) should be removed from the site by the end of the 15th of February 2019.
Notice to Mariner No.7 of 2019 is cancelled.