Notice to Mariners

Notice to Mariners No.08 of 2018 - Tug Wash During Berthing or Unberthing

15/01/2018

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 very strong backwash immediately astern of the tug.


3. Small craft especially may experience difficulty in manouevering through this wash.


4. Mariners in small vessels and fishing vessels are advised to give berthing and unberthing operations involving tugs a wide berth.


BY ORDER
M RYAN
HARBOURMASTER



Port of Milford Haven
Gorsewood Drive
Hakin
Milford Haven
Pembrokeshire
SA73 3EP

Tel: 01646 696100
Email: enquiries@mhpa.co.uk


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