Notice to Mariners

Notice to Mariners

14/04/2014Notice to Mariners No. 64 of 2014 - Cancellation of NTM
Notice to Mariners No. 64 of 2014 - Cancellation of NTM

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that the following Notice to Mariners is now cancelled: NO. 54 OF 2014 - Valero Barge Works   [...]

14/04/2014Notice to Mariners No. 63 of 2014 - Mid Channel Rocks Lighthouse
Notice to Mariners No. 63 of 2014 - Mid Channel Rocks Lighthouse

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that the Mid-Channel Rocks Lighthouse (F1 3 G 7 Sec) in position 51°40.31’N  005°09.82’W is now lit but is at reduced intensity. 2. A further Notice To Mariners will be issued when the light is returned to full intensity. 3. Notice to Mariners No 31 of 2014 is [...]

11/04/2014Notice to Mariners No 61 of 2014 - Narc Coast Care Dive
Notice to Mariners No 61 of 2014 - Narc Coast Care Dive

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that on Tuesday 22nd April, 2014, Scuba diving activities will take place off Hobbs Point, approximate position 51o 42’.0 North, 004o 56’.55 West. 2. Divers will enter the water for periods of up to 60 minutes between 1130 and 1430hrs.  Safety boats will [...]

10/04/2014Notice to Mariners No. 60 of 2014 - MIlford Dock Lock Gate Works
Notice to Mariners No. 60 of 2014 - MIlford Dock Lock Gate Works

1. Mariners are hereby advised that, on Monday 14th April 2014 the cill for the new lock gates will be installed into the lock (approximate position 51° 42.’6N 005° 02.’36W. 2. Installation will involve concreting the cill into position but the lifting frame will not be removed from the [...]

09/04/2014Notice to Mariners No 59 of 2014 - Warning Buoys Re-established
Notice to Mariners No 59 of 2014 - Warning Buoys Re-established

WARNING BUOYS RE-ESTABLISHED IN WEST ANGLE BAY,GELLISWICK BAY, JENKINS POINT AND DALE BAY 1.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that warning buoys to prohibit the activities of high speed craft and water skiers have been re-established in the following positions: JENKINS POINT  a).Latitude 51° 43.000' [...]

09/04/2014Notice to Mariners 58 of 2014 - Cancellation of Notice in Force - Dakotian Buoy
Notice to Mariners 58 of 2014 - Cancellation of Notice in Force - Dakotian Buoy

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that the following Notice to Mariners is now cancelled: Notice to Mariners No. 106 of 2013 – Dakotian Buoy [...]

02/04/2014Notice to Mariners No. 57 of 2014 - Yacht Racing Slots
Notice to Mariners No. 57 of 2014 - Yacht Racing Slots

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, to facilitate greater access to the waterway for leisure racing, no SPECIFIED VESSEL (NTM 21/2014 refers) may navigate upstream of an imaginary line between Thorn Island (approximate position 51o 41’.53N 005o 07’.06W) and Great Castle Head (approximate [...]

31/03/2014Notice to Mariner No. 56 of 2014 - Cleddau River Marathon Longboat Rowing Race
Notice to Mariner No. 56 of 2014 - Cleddau River Marathon Longboat Rowing Race

  1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that a Longboat Rowing race will take place on Saturday April 12th 2014. 2. The race will begin at Dale, Approximate position 51’42.5N 005’10.1W and finish at Haverfordwest, approximate position 51’48.1N 004’57.9W.  Approximately 30 vessels will take part. [...]

27/03/2014Notice to Mariners No. 55 of 2014 - Navigation Buoy Status
Notice to Mariners No. 55 of 2014 - Navigation Buoy Status

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED of the following: 2. Turbot Bank Buoy (V.Q. (9) 10s) in position 51° 37.43 N  005° 10.06 W has been repaired and is operating correctly. 3. Rat Buoy (Fl. G. 5s) in position 51° 40.80 N  005°07.86 W is back in charted position and is operating correctly. [...]

20/03/2014Notice to Mariners No 53 of 2014 - Hydrographic Survey
Notice to Mariners No 53 of 2014 - Hydrographic Survey

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that a multibeam hydrographic survey will be undertaken in Milford Haven in the week beginning 24th March 2014. 2. Suveys will take place in the East and West navigable channels at the entrance to Milford Haven, Milford Shelf Swinging Area, Milford Dock Approach [...]

18/03/2014Notice to Mariners No 52 of 2014 - Marina Dredging Operations Complete
Notice to Mariners No 52 of 2014 - Marina Dredging Operations Complete

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, dredging operations in Neyland Yacht Haven are now complete. 2. The plastic outfall pipe will remain in place parallel to the marina entrance channel.  The special marker in position 51° 42’.453N 004° 56’.426W identifies the end of the outfall pipe. [...]

14/03/2014Notice to Mariners No 51 of 2014 - Mid Channel Rock Lighthouse & Pennar Gut Entrance Buoy
Notice to Mariners No 51 of 2014 - Mid Channel Rock Lighthouse & Pennar Gut Entrance Buoy

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that 2. Mid Channel Rock Lighthouse F1 (3) G 7s in position 51° 40.31’N 005° 09.82’W is extinguished. 3. Pennar Gut entrance buoy F1.R.2.5s in position 51° 41.43’N 004° 05.83’W is extinguished. 4. Mariners should navigate these areas with caution. [...]

14/03/2014Notice to Mariners No 50 of 2014 - Jetty Works at Valero Berths 1,2,3 Now Complete
Notice to Mariners No 50 of 2014 - Jetty Works at Valero Berths 1,2,3 Now Complete

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that works being carried out at Valero 1, 2 and 3 (approx position 51o 41.9N 005o01.7W) are now complete. 2. Notice to Mariners 37 of 2014 is hereby cancelled. [...]

11/03/2014Notice to Mariners No 49 of 2014 - Milford Dock Lock – amendment to NtM 47 of 2014
Notice to Mariners No 49 of 2014 - Milford Dock Lock – amendment to NtM 47 of 2014

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that yesterday’s Notice to Mariners No 47 of 2014 is amended as follows: 2. The cill for the new lock gates will be placed temporarily into the lock on 26/27 March 2014. [...]

10/03/2014Notice to Mariners - 47 of 2014 - Milford Dock Lock
Notice to Mariners - 47 of 2014 - Milford Dock Lock

NOTICE TO MARINERS NO.  47 OF 2014 Milford Dock Lock 1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that the cill for the new lock gates will be placed temporarily into the lock on Tuesday 11th March 2014 2. Mariners should be aware there will be limited, if any access through the lock on 11th and 12th March [...]

10/03/2014Notice to Mariners No. 46 of 2014 - Milford Dock Lock Works
Notice to Mariners No. 46 of 2014 - Milford Dock Lock Works

  NOTICE TO MARINERS NO. 46   OF 2014 Milford Dock Lock Works 1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that the works to install new lock gates at Milford Dock (approx position 51°42¹.62N 005°02.5W) are entering the final installation phase. 2. The cill will be installed followed by the gates [...]

05/03/2014Notice to Mariners No. 44 of 2014 - AIS as an Aid to Navigation
Notice to Mariners No. 44 of 2014 - AIS as an Aid to Navigation

1. Mariners are hereby advised that as of 09:00 hours 6th March 2014 an AIS transmission will be made on a test basis as a virtual Aid to Navigation (AtoN) for the following:         Mid-Channel Rocks Lighthouse in position 51°40.31’N 005° 09.82’W         Rat Buoy in position [...]

27/02/2014Notice to Mariners No 42 of 2014 - Jetty Works at Valero No 2 now complete
Notice to Mariners No 42 of 2014 - Jetty Works at Valero No 2 now complete

1. Mariners are hereby advised that, jetty works being carried out at Valero No. 2 berth (approx. position 51o 41.9N 005o01.7W) are now complete. 2. Notice to Mariners 38 of 2014 is hereby cancelled. [...]

21/02/2014Notice to Mariners No 41 of 2014 - Milford Docks Starboard Hand Buoy
Notice to Mariners No 41 of 2014 - Milford Docks Starboard Hand Buoy

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that the Milford Dock starboard hand buoy (Fl G 5s) in position Lat 51o 42.48’N Long 05o 02.13’W is now back in position. 2. This Notice cancels Notice to Mariners 30 of 2014. 3. Admiralty Charts 3274, 3275 and Imray 2600.11 refer. [...]

21/02/2014Notice to Mariners No: 40 of 2014 - Milford Docks Approach Channel Buoy
Notice to Mariners No: 40 of  2014 - Milford Docks Approach Channel Buoy

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, the Milford Docks Approach Channel Port Hand Buoy FI(2+1)R 6s, in position Lat 51o 42.27’N Long 05o 02.16’W, is now back in position. 2. This Notice cancels Notice to Mariners 97 of 2013. 3. Admiralty charts 3274, 3275 and Imray 2600.11 refer. [...]

21/02/2014Notice to Mariners 39 of 2014 - Neyland Spit Buoy
Notice to Mariners 39 of 2014 - Neyland Spit Buoy

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that: 2. Neyland Spit Buoy (Fl. (2) R 10s) in position 51°42.08 N  004° 56.78 W is now lit. 3. Admiralty Chart 3275 and Imray C2600.11 refer. [...]

13/02/2014Notice to Mariners No 36 of 2014 - Fisherman's Pontoon
Notice to Mariners No 36 of 2014 - Fisherman

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that the Fishermans Pontoon (approximate position 51o 42’.57N 005o 02’.28W) close by the entrance lock to Milford Docks is damaged and is out of service. 2. The pontoon and its approach gangway should not be used until further notice. 3. Admiralty Chart 3274 [...]

10/02/2014Notice to Mariners No. 33 of 2014 - Navigation Buoy Status
Notice to Mariners No. 33 of 2014 - Navigation Buoy Status

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED of the following: 2. Turbot Bank Buoy (V.Q. (9) 10s) in position 51° 37.43 N  005° 10.06 W is extinguished. 3. Sheep Buoy (Q G) in position 51° 40.06 N  005° 08.31 W is extinguished. 4. St Annes Buoy (Fl. R. 2.5s) in position 51° 40.26 N  005° 10.49 W has [...]

07/02/2014Notice to Mariners No. 32 of 2014 - SW Martello Tower Light Lit
Notice to Mariners No. 32 of 2014 - SW Martello Tower Light Lit

1. MARINERS ARE ADVISED that SW Martello Tower light (Iso R 4s) in position 51o 41’.63N 04o 57’.61W is now lit. 2. Notice to Mariners No. 28 of 2014 is hereby cancelled. 3. Admiralty Charts 3275 and Imray C2600.11 refer.     [...]

03/02/2014Notice to Mariners No. 28 of 2014 - SW Martello Tower Light Extinguished
Notice to Mariners No. 28 of 2014 - SW Martello Tower Light Extinguished

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that the SW Martello Tower light (Lat 51o 41’.63N Long 04o 57’.61W) is extinguished.  2. Mariners should navigate the area with caution. 3. A further Notice to Mariners will be issued when the light is returned to normal operating conditions. 4. Admiralty [...]

31/01/2014Notice to Mariners No. 27 of 2014 - East Chapel Buoy is now lit
Notice to Mariners No. 27 of 2014 - East Chapel Buoy is now lit

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that the East Chapel Buoy (F1.R.5s) in position 51° 40.86N  005° 08.15W is now lit. 2. Admiralty charts 3274 and IMRAY C2600.11 refer.       [...]

17/01/2014Notice to Mariners No. 26 OF 2014 - Ecological Surveys in Milford Haven and Pennar Gut
Notice to Mariners No. 26 OF 2014 - Ecological Surveys in Milford Haven and Pennar Gut

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, ecological surveys will take place on the Haven between 27th January and 21st March 2014. 2. An Otter Trawl survey will be undertaken by the vessel “RV Severn Guardian” who will listen on VHF channels 71 and 12 during operations. 3. Please click here to [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners No 24 of 2014 - Obstructing the Fairway
Notice to Mariners No 24 of 2014 - Obstructing the Fairway

1. MARINERS ARE REMINDED that vessel movements may occur with limited under keel clearance and in order to navigate safely requires the vessel to remain in the channel. 2. No vessel, whether under sail or power, which is not confined to a channel by reason of its draft, shall obstruct another [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners No 23 of 2014 - Weighted Heaving Lines
Notice to Mariners No 23 of 2014 - Weighted Heaving Lines

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that the practice of weighting heaving lines with infills of metal and like objects poses a significant risk of injury and is not acceptable in Milford Haven. 2. Monkeys fist or similar may be used to weight the line for throwing. See Code of Safe Working Practices [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners No 22 of 2014 - Letting go of Tug Lines
Notice to Mariners No 22 of 2014 - Letting go of Tug Lines

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED that it is a requirement in Milford Haven that tug lines are let go from the ship in a seamanlike manner. 2. Lines and messengers should be lowered slowly and under control to the tug unless specifically agreed with the tug master. [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners No 21 of 2014 - Controlled and Exclusion Zones
Notice to Mariners No 21 of 2014 - Controlled and Exclusion Zones

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, for enhancement of safety, certain specified vessels whilst navigating within the jurisdiction of the port may be allocated zones as follows: Controlled Zones Extending 1 mile ahead and astern of the specified vessel and within the main channel. No commercial [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners No 20 of 2014 - Message Markers
Notice to Mariners No 20 of 2014 - Message Markers

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, as from 10th May 2010 in accordance with IALA V103 training, Milford Haven Port Control will use Standard Marine Communication Phrases (SMCP) message markers when in communication with vessels transiting within harbour limits. 2. There are eight such message [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners No 19 of 2014 - Hazards to Navigation
Notice to Mariners No 19 of 2014 - Hazards to Navigation

1. Following a number of incidents that have occurred in the Haven, fishermen are reminded of the hazard to navigation that lost fishing nets pose to Haven users, specifically for large vessels by becoming entangled in bowthrusters and, for small craft, fouling both propellers and rudders. [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners No 18 of 2014 - Passage Planning and Pre-Movement Declaration
Notice to Mariners No 18 of 2014 - Passage Planning and Pre-Movement Declaration

MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that aids to passage planning for Milford Haven are now available electronically. Mariners may go to www.mhpa.co.uk to download charts showing the Milford Haven Waterway and our Master/Pilot Exchange form (MPex). The charts are not for use in navigation but contain [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners No 17 of 2014 - Passage Planning
Notice to Mariners No 17 of 2014 - Passage Planning

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that passage plans are a requirement for every movement of reporting vessels of more than 50 metres LOA within the limits of the jurisdiction of Milford Haven Port Authority. 2. General Directions 2006 section 8.3 refers to the need for a passage plan. 3. Passage [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners No 16 of 2014 - Exclusion Zone
Notice to Mariners No 16 of 2014 - Exclusion Zone

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED that an exclusion zone for fishing including potting and diving has been established in the Haven. 2. Fishing, potting and diving must not take place within a 100 metres radius of position 51o 42’.2N 004o 57’.2W. 3. This exclusion zone protects the wreck of a [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners No 15 of 2014 - Warning that photographs and video pictures may be taken and used as evidence
Notice to Mariners No 15 of 2014 - Warning that photographs and video pictures may be taken and used as evidence

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED that, Milford Haven Port Authority (MHPA) is committed to complying with the Port Marine Safety Code. This Code requires, amongst other things, that MHPA exercises its statutory powers to regulate the conduct of vessels in the Haven.  The Code recognises that [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners No 14 of 2014 - Coding of Workboats
Notice to Mariners No 14 of 2014 - Coding of Workboats

MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED that it is a requirement of Milford Haven Port Authority that any workboat offered for commercial use within the Haven must be coded under the appropriate Code of Practice ORpresent a Category 6 compliance examination report to MHPA. Further information can be obtained [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners No 13 of 2014 - Fishing Pot Markers
Notice to Mariners No 13 of 2014 - Fishing Pot Markers

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED that fishing pots must not be laid in the main navigation channels. 2. Lines to marker buoys can foul propellers. 3. Any pots laid must have sufficient line to the marker buoy to allow the buoy to be afloat on the surface at all stages of the tide. 4. Any marker [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners No 12 of 2014 - Escort Tug Wash
Notice to Mariners No 12 of 2014 - Escort Tug Wash

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that large wash may be experienced in the vicinity of the West Channel – St. Ann’s Head to Dale Point and Sheep Island to Thorn Island. 2. Harbour tugs engaged in active or passive escorting of large tankers travel at speeds of up to 12 knots and can create high [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners No 11 of 2014 - WATERSKIING, AQUAPLANING OR SIMILAR ACTIVITIES NOT PERMITTED AMONGST MOORINGS
Notice to Mariners No 11 of 2014 - WATERSKIING, AQUAPLANING OR SIMILAR ACTIVITIES NOT PERMITTED AMONGST MOORINGS

  1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED that waterskiing, aquaplaning or similar activities are not permitted amongst moorings or between moorings and the shore. Users participating in such activities should give moorings and vessels moored there a wide berth and navigate with caution. 2. Milford [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners No 10 of 2014 - Moored Vessels - Interaction
Notice to Mariners No 10 of 2014 - Moored Vessels - Interaction

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED of the need to navigate with care when passing moored vessels. 2. In particular, the effects of interaction which can cause such vessels to surge alongside with potential adverse effects to moorings, access ladders, cargo operations (including loading arms), [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners No 9 of 2014 - Beam Trawlers
Notice to Mariners No 9 of 2014 - Beam Trawlers

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED that, they may encounter beam trawlers deploying or recovering their trawl beams in the area between the west end of South Hook LNG Terminal and Thorn Island. 2. These beams may protrude as much as 15 metres from the side of the vessel port and starboard. [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners No 8 of 2014 - Tug Wash During Berthing or Unberthing
Notice to Mariners No 8 of 2014 - Tug Wash During Berthing or Unberthing

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED that, small craft should proceed with caution when passing vessels mooring or unmooring with the aid of tugs. 2. These tugs, when pushing a vessel onto a berth may use their engines at full power, either intermittently or for extended periods. This will cause a [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners No 7 of 2014 - Navigation Outside Recognised Channels
Notice to Mariners No 7 of 2014 - Navigation Outside Recognised Channels

MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED that vessels or objects moored to licensed permanent buoys within the following designated “small craft mooring areas” are NOT required to exhibit, all round, white riding lights. Mooring areas as displayed on Admiralty charts 3273, 3274 and 3275.  a.    Dale [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners No 6 of 2014 - Mixed Moorings
Notice to Mariners No 6 of 2014 - Mixed Moorings

1.  MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED of the dangers involved in the use of mixed moorings in the port of Milford Haven. 2.  Generally mooring lines of the same size and material should be used for all leads, if this is not possible due to the available equipment, all lines in the same service, i.e. [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners No 5 of 2014 - Alongside - Safety
Notice to Mariners No 5 of 2014 - Alongside - Safety

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED of the dangers of embarking and disembarking vessels from jetties or quays within the Haven.  2. In particular, attention is drawn to the need for a vessel making fast to be fully secure and engines stopped before shore personnel embark. 3. VHF channels 15 and 9 [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners No. 4 of 2014 - Milford Haven Leading Lights - High Intensity Lights
Notice to Mariners No. 4 of 2014 - Milford Haven Leading Lights - High Intensity Lights

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED that the following stations are fitted with high intensity lights for use in daylight in reduced visibility.  Click to view locations. 2. These day lights will be exhibited, on request to the Port Control at any time via VHF channel 12. 3. Mariners are reminded [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners 03 of 2014 - Safe Access for Pilots
Notice to Mariners 03 of 2014 - Safe Access for Pilots

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED of their obligations to facilitate the safe embarkation and disembarkation of Pilots, as lay down by the current Merchant Shipping (Pilot Ladders and Hoists) Regulations. 2. In particular, attention is drawn to the sections which specify, in detail, the [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners 02 of 2014 - Milford Haven Port Control
Notice to Mariners 02 of 2014 - Milford Haven Port Control

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED that Milford Haven Port Authority operates a vessel traffic service which includes harbour surveillance radar covering Milford Haven up to the Cleddau Bridge and the seaward approaches for ranges of up to 6 miles. 2. Milford Haven Port Control offers a Traffic [...]

02/01/2014Notice to Mariners No.1 of 2014 - Notices Remaining in Force
Notice to Mariners No.1 of 2014 - Notices Remaining in Force

1. MARINERS ARE REMINDED that the following Notice to Mariners remain in force: No. 54 of 2013 – Designated Cruise Ship Anchorage No. 64 of 2013 – Milford Dock Lock Works No. 69 of 2013 – Voluntary No Anchoring Area Established in Longoar Bay No. 97 of 2013 – Milford Docks Approach Channel [...]

20/08/2013Notice to Mariners No. 69 of 2013 - Voluntary No Anchoring Area Established in Longoar Bay
Notice to Mariners No. 69 of 2013 - Voluntary No Anchoring Area Established in Longoar Bay

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, as part of a trial to protect Zostra (Eel Grass) beds within Longoar Bay from the activity of anchoring, a voluntary no anchoring area has been established. 2. Marker buoys with the words “No Anchoring” in black lettering have been laid delineating the [...]

11/06/2013Notice to Mariners No. 54 of 2013 - Designated Cruise Ship Anchorage
Notice to Mariners No. 54 of 2013 - Designated Cruise Ship Anchorage

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, a designated Cruise Ship Anchorage position has been introduced. 2. Cruise ships should be directed to anchor in the position of 51o 42.06’N 005o 02’W. 3. Admiralty charts 3274, 3275 and Imray 2600.11 refer. [...]

03/06/2010Notice to Mariners No. 54 of 2010 - Fire Wires
Notice to Mariners No. 54 of 2010 - Fire Wires

1. Mariners are hereby advised that the deployment of ‘fire wires' is no longer a requirement of Milford Haven Port Authority. 2. This is in line with latest ‘OCIMF' position paper and risk assessment published in 2009. [...]