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LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 16 of 2019

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 16 of 2019

Cowes Harbour Inner Fairway Precautionary Areas
11 June 2019

LNTM 04(T) of 2019 is hereby cancelled.

Notice is hereby given of two Precautionary Areas in Cowes Harbour Inner Fairway as specified below:

1. Red Jet turning & Eastern Channel Traffic Convergence Area
Upon arrival in Cowes, the Red Jet High Speed passenger ferry executes a 180º turn prior to berthing alongside Jubilee Pontoon at Town Quay in Cowes. Significant wash is generated at the stern of the ferry during this manoeuvre.

Additionally, craft using the Cowes Harbour Eastern Channel will be merging into or diverging out of the main channel (Inner Fairway) in this area.

2. Red Funnel Vehicle & Freight Ferry Berthing Area
The Red Funnel freight ferry will be manoeuvring between the linkspan at the existing East Cowes Red Funnel Terminal berth and the new lay-by berth and vice-versa to allow safe access and egress for the Red Funnel vehicle ferry.

All vessels should navigate with particular caution in and around these areas and not impede the safe passage of the ferries.

It is strongly recommended that all vessels maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 69.
Cowes Harbour General Directions require all vessels over 20m in length to give notification of their movements on VHF channel 69.

Please see the accompanying chartlet below:


Precautionary Areas in Cowes Harbour Inner Fairway

LNTM No.16 of 2019 - Cowes Harbour Inner Fairway Precautionary Areas

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