28 -2018: Pipeline towage operation
Mariners are advised that between 04:30 hrs and 06:30 hrs on 20th July 2018 one of the four pipelines moored on the temporary mooring instillation 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 pipelines are 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 and Landguard Point to Harwich VTS during 04:30 hrs and 06:30 hrs on the 20th of July 2018 via VHF 71 or telephone.
The temporary trot 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
The following vessels will be involved in the towage operation; Forth Sentinel, Forth Warrior Ashraf and the Celtic Guardian.
It is anticipated that the towage operation will follow track highlighted in the pdf version of this notice to mariners.
The remaining pipelines will also be towed to sea over the next couple of weeks. Notification will be provided via Notice to Mariners.