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LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 12(T) of 2021

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 12(T) of 2021

Cowes Harbour Dredging Works
18 February 2021

Notice is hereby given that licences have been issued for dredging works to commence at several sites within Cowes Harbour.

Dredging operations are planned to commence on Friday 19th February 2021. The operations which cover several sites are expected to continue until Wednesday 31st March 2021 depending upon weather conditions. The sites affected by the works are as follows:

• UKSA River Medina site (maintenance dredging)
• Cowes Harbour Shepards Marina site (maintenance dredging)
• Area immediately around Number 1 Fairway Buoy (maintenance dredging)
• Wight Shipyards Hoist Basin (construction of a larger capacity hoist dock).

The works will be carried out by the dredge barge Doreen Dorward, with the spoil being deposited into the split hopper barges; Nab and Needles. The Nab and Needles will regularly transit the fairway (inbound and outbound). The dredger and barges will be working 24hrs per day on a tidal basis. Noise and light disturbance will be minimised during night hours.

All mariners are advised to:

Keep well clear of the dredging operations, where practicable, and in all cases navigate with caution when passing an area where dredging operations are in progress.

• Comply with the Cowes Harbour General Direction 3.2 – Speed Limit 6 knots and No Wash.

• Maintain a listening watch on VHF Ch. 69 when underway within Cowes area of Jurisdiction.

This Local Notice to Mariners shall remain in force until further notice.

• LNTM 12(T) of 2021 - Cowes Harbour Dredging Works

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