Notice to Mariners

Notice to Mariners

05/02/2016Notice to Mariners No.29 of 2016 - Milford Lock Dive Operation
Notice to Mariners No.29 of 2016 - Milford Lock Dive Operation

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, from Friday, 5th February 2016 a schedule of diving works will be conducted within the Milford Marina Lock (approximate position 51°42’60”N 05°02’33”W). 2. PIER HEAD will be manned and Code flag “A” will be displayed within the Lock when diving [...]

22/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.28 of 2016 - Navigation Buoy Status
Notice to Mariners No.28 of 2016 - Navigation Buoy Status

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, the Llanion Buoy (Q) in position 51° 41.91 N 004° 56.83 W is off station.  The buoy’s present approximate position is 51° 41. 92 N 004° 56.78W.  The buoy is approximately 075° by 50 meters from its charted position. 2. Mariners should navigate this [...]

22/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.27 of 2016 - Seaweed Cultivation Project
Notice to Mariners No.27 of 2016 - Seaweed Cultivation Project

1. MARINERS ARE ADVISED that a seaweed cultivation project will begin in the waterway on or about 20th January 2016. 2. Growing lines and associated mooring gear will be positioned inshore off the Pembroke Dock ferry terminal within the area bounded by approximate positions:- a.  51° 41.87N  [...]

08/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.26 of 2016 - Cancellation Notice
Notice to Mariners No.26 of 2016 - Cancellation Notice

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, the following Notice to Mariners has now been cancelled: No. 111 of 2015 – SOUTH HOOK S2 BUOY [...]

08/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.25 of 2016 - Control Depth Change
Notice to Mariners No.25 of 2016 - Control Depth Change

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY advised that, following an interim survey the control depth at Pembroke Dock Ferry Terminal berth is as follows:  Old Depth   New Depth 6.2m           6.5m 2. Admiralty chart 3275 and Imray 2600 refer. [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.24 of 2016 - Obstructing the fairway
Notice to Mariners No.24 of 2016 - 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 [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.23 of 2016 - Weighted Heaving Lines
Notice to Mariners No.23 of 2016 - 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 [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.22 of 2016 - Letting go tug lines
Notice to Mariners No.22 of 2016 - Letting go 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. [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.21 of 2016 - Controlled and Exclusion Zones
Notice to Mariners No.21 of 2016 - 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 ZonesExtending 1 mile ahead and astern of the specified vessel and within the main channel. No commercial [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.20 of 2016 - Message Markers
Notice to Mariners No.20 of 2016 - 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 [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.19 of 2016 - Hazards to navigation
Notice to Mariners No.19 of 2016 - 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. [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.18 of 2016 - Passage planning and pre-movement declaration
Notice to Mariners No.18 of 2016 - Passage planning and pre-movement declaration

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that aids to passage planning for Milford Haven are now available electronically. 2. Mariners may go to www.mhpa.co.uk to download charts showing the Milford Haven Waterway and our Master/Pilot Exchange form (MPex). 3. The charts are not for use in navigation but [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.17 of 2016 - Passage Planning
Notice to Mariners No.17 of 2016 - 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 [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.16 of 2016 - Exclusion Zone
Notice to Mariners No.16 of 2016 - 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 [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.15 of 2016 - Warning that photographs and video pictures may by taken and used as evidence
Notice to Mariners No.15 of 2016 - Warning that photographs and video pictures may by 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 [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.14 of 2016 - Coding of Workboats
Notice to Mariners No.14 of 2016 - Coding of Workboats

1. 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 OR present a Category 6 compliance examination report to MHPA. 2. Further information can be [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.13 of 2016 - Fishing Pot Markers
Notice to Mariners No.13 of 2016 - 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 and cause a hazard to navigation. 3. Any pots laid outside the channel or further upriver must have sufficient line to the marker buoy to allow the [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.12 of 2016 - Escort Tug Wash
Notice to Mariners No.12 of 2016 - 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 [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.11 of 2016 - Waterskiing, Aquaplaning or similar activities not permitted amongst moorings
Notice to Mariners No.11 of 2016 - 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 Haven [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.10 of 2016 - Moored Vessels - Interaction
Notice to Mariners No.10 of 2016 - 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), [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.09 of 2016 - Beam Trawlers
Notice to Mariners No.09 of 2016 - 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. [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.08 of 2016 - Tug Wash During Berthing or Unberthing
Notice to Mariners No.08 of 2016 - 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 [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.07 of 2016 - Navigation outside recognised channels
Notice to Mariners No.07 of 2016 - Navigation outside recognised channels

1. 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. 2. Mooring areas as displayed on Admiralty charts 3273, 3274 and 3275. [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.06 of 2016 - Mixed Moorings
Notice to Mariners No.06 of 2016 - 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. [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.05 of 2016 - Alongside - Safety
Notice to Mariners No.05 of 2016 - 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 have [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.04 of 2016 - Milford Haven Leading Lights - High Intensity Lights
Notice to Mariners No.04 of 2016 - 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. Station Approximate Position (WGS 84 datum (ETRS 89)) a.   West Block House, North – Middle-South 51° 41’.31 North, 005° 09’.56 West b.   Watwick [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.03 of 2016 - Safe Access for Pilots
Notice to Mariners No.03 of 2016 - Safe Access for Pilots

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED of their obligations to facilitate the safe embarkation and disembarkation of Pilots, as laid 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 [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.02 of 2016 - Milford Haven Port Control
Notice to Mariners No.02 of 2016 - 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 [...]

04/01/2016Notice to Mariners No.01 of 2016 - Notices remaining in force
Notice to Mariners No.01 of 2016 - Notices remaining in force

1. MARINERS ARE REMINDED that the following Notice to Mariners remain in force: No. 44 of 2015 – Schedule IINo. 45 of 2015 – Ship Moves within Milford Haven – ReissuedNo. 59 of 2015 – Temporary Marker BuoyNo. 67 of 2015 – Maintenance Works at Semlogistics JettyNo. 105 of 2015 – [...]

17/12/2015Notice to Mariners No.118 of 2015 - PINTA Dredging and Survey Operations
Notice to Mariners No.118 of 2015 - PINTA Dredging and Survey Operations

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, on or about Friday 18th December 2015 a schedule of survey and dredging operations will take place within the waterway.2. Dredging operations will be conducted by the vessel ‘PINTA’ and survey operations will be conducted by the vessel ‘MARINE SENSOR’.3. [...]

17/12/2015Notice to Mariners No.117 of 2015 - Unmarked Obstructions
Notice to Mariners No.117 of 2015 - Unmarked Obstructions

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, two anchors have been lost in approximate position 51° 42.17N  005° 02.53W in the vicinity of the Cunjic Buoy. 2. The anchors have approximately two shackles of chain attached. 3. Mariners are required not to fish, anchor or undertake any activity which [...]

20/11/2015Notice to Mariners No.112 of 2015 - Marina Dredging Operations
Notice to Mariners No.112 of 2015 - Marina Dredging Operations

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, dredging operations will take place in Neyland Yacht Haven beginning on or around 28th November 2015. 2. A dredging unit “May Queen” will operate within Neyland Yacht Haven and out to the licensed box as shown on the accompanying chartlet. 3. “May [...]

10/11/2015Notice to Mariners No.111 of 2015 - South Hook Swinging Area Buoy S2
Notice to Mariners No.111 of 2015 - South Hook Swinging Area Buoy S2

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that the South Hook swinging area buoy S2 (QR) in position Lat 51o 41.94’N Long 05o 05.78’W is off station. 2. Mariners should navigate the area with caution. 3. A further Notice to Mariners will be issued when the buoy is back on location. 4. Admiralty Chart [...]

08/10/2015Notice to Mariners No 106.15 - Neyland Special Mark
Notice to Mariners No 106.15 - Neyland Special Mark

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that the special mark buoy at Neyland (approximate position 51o 42’.2 North, 004o  56’.9 West has been reported as missing from station. 2. Mariners should navigate with caution in the area. 3. A further Notice to Mariners will be promulgated when the buoy is [...]

06/10/2015Notice to Mariners No.105 of 2015 - Weighted Heaving Lines
Notice to Mariners No.105 of 2015 - 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. To prevent injury to those receiving heaving lines, the “monkey’s fist” should be made with rope [...]

18/06/2015Notice to Mariners No.67 of 2015 - Maintenance Works at Semlogistics Jetty
Notice to Mariners No.67 of 2015 - Maintenance Works at Semlogistics Jetty

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, commencing 22nd June 2015 maintenance works will be undertaken at Semlogistics berths 2 & 3 (approximate position 51o41’.9N 004o59’.5W). 2. Scaffolding will be erected on the berths and their associated piling. 3. The work barge Jennas Island will also be [...]

29/05/2015Notice to Mariners No.59 of 2015 - Temporary Marker Buoy
Notice to Mariners No.59 of 2015 - Temporary Marker Buoy

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that a temporary marker buoy has been established in position 51’ 41.871” North, 005’ 01.045” West. 2. The Buoy is orange and circular and about 1metre in diameter.  This position is approximately 200 metres to the East of 5A buoy. 3. The buoy marks an [...]

31/03/2015Notice to Mariners No 45 of 2015 - Ship Moves Within Milford Haven
Notice to Mariners No 45 of 2015 - Ship Moves Within Milford Haven

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED of the requirement to obtain permission of the Harbourmaster for moving between berths, shifting ship on a berth or to enter or depart berths. 2. Harbour Byelaws (1984) and General Directions (2006) refer to this requirement in Byelaw 15 and General Direction 20. [...]

31/03/2015Notice to Mariners No 44 of 2015 - Schedule II
Notice to Mariners No 44 of 2015 - Schedule II

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that a properly completed Schedule II document is required to be sent to Port Control prior to any arrival, departure or berth move in Milford Haven (to view the document click here).  2. This applies to all vessels over 50m LOA. 3. Port Control can be contacted: i. [...]