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LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 26 of 2022


Adoption of Solent Maritime Framework

27 April 2022

Notice is hereby given jointly by Cowes Harbour Commission, ABP Southampton and Queen’s Harbour Master Portsmouth that the SOLFIRE Pan Solent emergency plan will be withdrawn from service by those Harbour Authorities at 0001 Friday 29th April 2022.

The SOLFIRE Pan Solent Emergency Plan will be replaced by the SOLENT MARITIME FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT which will come into service at 0001 29th April 2022. The new framework fully integrates with the Local Resilience Forum emergency structures and covers all incidents and emergencies, including security issues. Responses will be led, according to the type and scale of incident, by the most appropriate agency, with support provided by other agencies as necessary.

The reporting process for incidents and emergencies remains the same i.e., through the HMCG and/or appropriate Harbour Authority.

This local notice to mariners will self-cancel at 2359 on 31st December 2022.

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 26 of 2022

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