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FishSAFE Website Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions - FishSafe Website This website, www.fishsafe.org and any associated sites, ("the Site") is provided to you ("you" meaning any person, firm, partnership, corporate body or any other legal person accessing or otherwise using, or benefitting from the use of, this Site) by FLTC Services Limited, a company incorporated under the Companies Acts (Registered No. SC348751) and havin...

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FishSAFE Unit Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Supply, Use and Maintenance of the FishSAFE Unit and Related Database Introduction These are the Terms and Conditions which govern the supply, use and maintenance of FishSAFE Units and the initial provision of (and subsequent updating of) the Data and Database associated with such Units.  We are FLTC Services Limited ("FLTCS") a not-for-profit organisation incorporated u...

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Terms & Conditions

Please select from the two choices below, to either read the terms and conditions for the FishSafe website or the FishSafe alarm unit: FishSafe Website FishSafe Alarm Unit  

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Useful Links

Oil & Gas UK Ltd               FLTC Services Limited               Scottish Fishermen's Federation               National Federation of Fishermen's Organisation               Kingfisher Information Services  

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Funding

Fishing Safely in Changing European Waters 2016-2019 Provision of FishSAFE Information, the Kingisher Fortnightly Bulletin and the Yellow Card, development of new terminology and symbology for oil and gas hazards during and after decommissioning and provision of enhanced images of such hazards form part of the project. It incorporates a review of criteria to include a pipeline span in Fish...

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If you have some feedback to offer, or have a question you would like to ask, please complete the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible.

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About Us

The FishSAFE web site has been developed by FLTC Services Limited ("FLTCS") to promote fishermen's awareness of offshore surface and subsea structures within the UK Continental Shelf. FLTCS was formed to promote or supply information systems and devices which enhance safety in connection with oil and gas infrastructure in UK Waters. The parent company of FLTCS was formed by Oil and Gas UK, the ...

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Repair and Maintenance Procedure

If you have any issues with your FishSAFE unit relating to repairs or maintenance, please follow the procedures outlined below. Repairs during Warranty Period of Three Years A repair service is available to remedy any defect which may arise through ordinary use of the unit within three years from the date on which the units were delivered to FLTC Services Limited by the manufacturer. This ap...

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Data Updates

The update process differs depending which FishSAFE Unit you have installed on your vessel. For FishSAFE version 2 units (available from 2009-2019)  Please download the latest file from the download page, unzip and copy the *.dat file to an SD card before inserting into your FishSAFE unit   For FishSAFE version 3 units (available from summer 2020 - )  Providing your unit ...

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Use of the FishSAFE Unit

Please click here for the FishSAFE Unit Operation Manual (Opens in PDF Format). Within this document, there is information relating to: Installation FishSAFE overview Operating procedures Visual and audible alarms Updating the unit Unit repairs For information relating to the prcedure for any repair and maintenance of the FishSAFE unit, pl...

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How to buy a FishSAFE Unit

How to purchase a FishSAFE Unit Please click here to download the FishSAFE Unit Purchase Order Form. This Order Form is in Adobe PDF format. Print off the downloaded form and complete the details where requested. You can email the form to us at accounts@sff.co.uk or post the form to FLTC Services Limited, 24 Rubislaw Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1XE. Once we receive the form and accept y...

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Latest FishSAFE News

FLTC Services Limited (FLTCS) is pleased to announce that the upgraded FishSAFE units (Mark 3) are hoped to be available later this year. This unit incorporates innovative features such as a touch screen, tracker ball facility and updating and messaging online among others. It has already proved popular in sea trials with skippers appreciating its benefits compared with previous versions. Grant...

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Glossary

Abandon To cease work on a well which is non-productive, to plug off the well with cement plugs and salvage all recoverable equipment . Also used in the context of field abandonment. Appraisal Well A well drilled as part of an appraisal drilling programme which is carried out to determine the physical extent, reserves and likely production rate of a field. Associated Gas Natural...

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Seismic Surveys

Seismic surveys are carried out extensively in the North Sea to search for potential reserves of oil and gas in the subsea rock formations. Large seismic survey vessels are used to tow steamers suspended below the surface which carry hydrophones. Sound waves are transmitted from the vessel using compressed air guns which travel down through the seabed and reflect back from the different layers of...

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Moorings

Offshore mooring buoys are commonly used on the UK Continental Shelf. A Single Point Mooring buoy (SPM) as seen on the right, is used by a shuttle tanker to secure to during loading/unloading operations. The buoy is attached to the subsea facility by flexible risers and is held in place by anchors and should be given a wide berth at all times. The images below show different moori...

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Pipelines

As stated on admiralty charts "Mariners are advised not to anchor or trawl in the vicinity of pipelines". The note goes on to say that damage to oil or gas pipelines could cause your vessel to lose buoyancy through escaping gas. Seabed conditions such as sand waves can create spans on pipelines which fishing gear can become snagged under and put your vessel in severe danger. Pipelines are used ...

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Subsea Templates & Manifolds

Templates A subsea template is a large steel structure which is used as a base for various subsea structures such as wells and subsea trees and manifolds. The image below shows a number of wellheads on a subsea template: The wellheads can be seen with their guidebases (4 x white rods) pertruding from each corner, which are used to locate other equipment, i.e. trees. The size of a templ...

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Surface Structures

Platforms, FPSOs, Drilling and Semi Submersible Rigs Alwyn North Platform FPSO whist off-loading Jack Up Drilling Rig Semi Submersible Drilling Rig   Platforms Most production platforms are placed directly above the wells from which they are extracting oil or gas. The visible topsides a...

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Contact us

The FishSAFE website is managed by Kingfisher Information Services on behalf of FLTC Services Limited. If you have a query, comment, or suggestion in relation to this website or the FishSAFE Unit, please contact Kingfisher or complete the form within the Feedback section of this website.   Kingfisher contact details: Kingfisher Information Services Sea Fish Industry Authority ...

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FishSafe Unit

Product Information For 10 years the original FishSAFE unit has been protecting fishing boat skippers in the North Sea, warning them of approaching hazards and clearly displaying where surface and subsea structures are located. The new and much improved FishSAFE unit is now available for supply. With many components of the original FishSAFE now becoming obsolete, FLTC Services Limited ha...

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Subsea Trees

Subsea trees are structures attached to the top of subsea wells to control the flow of oil / gas to or from a well. When attached to a subsea well the combined structures can extend to 7 metres above the seabed in height. They are made up of pipework and valves within a supporting steel framework and present a substantial hazard to towed fishing gear. When several subsea trees and asso...

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Subsea Wellheads

Production Wells When a well is drilled the structure placed on the seabed is called a wellhead. There may be a single wellhead, though often there may be several units grouped together to form a block. Attached to the top of the wellhead are the control units called subsea trees. The wellhead assembly is usually contained within a supporting structure called a template, with many...

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Subsea Structures

Subsea Structures The recovery of oil and gas from the subsea environment involves the use of many  seabed structures. These seabed structures present snagging dangers to the fishing community. Many subsea structures are protected by safety zones, though others do not have the benefit of safety zones and therefore, it is vital that their positions are known. The positions of all subsea st...

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Offshore Structures

There are many different types of structures associated with the offshore oil and gas industry on the UK Continental Shelf. Oil platforms and drilling rigs are easily visible but below the surface there are many more structures which if not avoided may become serious hazards to fishing operations.

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Subsea Safety Zones

Not all structures associated with the offshore oil and gas industry indicate their presence at the surface. For those subsea structures requiring a safety zone, a Statutory Instrument (S.I.) will be created to offer protection to / from other users of the sea. Subsea structures form a major part of the offshore oil and gas infrastructure on the UK Continental Shelf. These structures c...

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Surface Safety Zones

Offshore operators are keen to get the message across to fishermen working in and around offshore installations that safety zones are present for the protection of all parties and they must not be entered at anytime during fishing operations.

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Safety Zones

UK Continental Shelf Safety Zones Offshore operators are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of their assets and the fishermen working around them. Recently there have been many incidents where fishing vessels have entered safety zones whilst carrying out fishing operations and several of these incidents have resulted in serious damage to subsea equipment and more seriously have put at...

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Seagreen Offshore Windfarm - Export Cable Installation

Export cable installation activities will commence at the Carnoustie export cable landfall site. On completion of cable pull in activities at landfall the export cable will be surface laid to the Seagreen offshore site where it will be pulled in at the offshore sub-station platform.

On behalf of Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd, Nexans AS will commence the installation of the first of three Seagreen export cables. Operations will commence at the Carnoustie cable landfall site, the export cable will be floated ashore where it will be pulled into the landfall cable protection pipe and terminated. The cable will then be surface laid through the Seagreen export cable corridor to the offshore sub-station platform. Once at the offshore sub-station the cable will be pulled into the platform. The cable will be trenched at a later date. There shall be five vessels utilised during this operation. Nexans Aurora will transport the cable to site and lay it between the landfall site and sub-station platform, there shall be a number of small tenders deployed from the Nexans Aurora during operations at landfall. During pull-in operations at the sub-station platform the Manor Enterprise crew transfer vessel will deploy teams to the platform. Three guard vessels will be deployed to guard the surface laid cable. Nexans Aurora and Manor Enterprise are expected to arrive at the Seagreen site on or around the 31st of January. The guard vessels will arrive at different dates which are to be confirmed. 

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Rig - Swift 10

This oil & gas drilling rig has moved to this new position. Rig are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Geotechnical Survey - Jan 2022 - Berwick Bank Wind Farm (2nd Issue)

Mariners are advised that SSE Renewables will be returning to Berwick Bank Wind Farm area to undertake further Geotechnical survey work. The survey will be within the proposed Berwick Bank Wind Farm site boundary, within the respective co-ordinates listed. (2nd issue - updated Artemis vessel contact details)

Survey Duration  

The survey is planned to mobilise between 29th January and 1st February 2022. The completion of the geotechnical survey will be by the 22nd February 2022.  

 

Survey Tasks  

The survey is to be split into 2 distinct phases:  

 

   1. Berwick Bank Wind Farm borehole survey beginning January/February and  will be complete by the 22nd February 2022 

 

   2. Berwick Bank Wind Farm borehole and Cone Penetration Test (CPT) survey beginning June 2022 and will likely take up to 10 months to complete. A separate   NtM will be developed and disseminated in relation to this survey once full survey and vessel details are known 

 

Additionally, the Artemis will also be on location from the 29th January 2022.   

 

During the survey campaign, the vessel(s) will be deploying underwater equipment to gather cores and also assess the geology in the area. As a consequence of equipment being deployed and the modes of operation, all mariners are advised to keep a safe clearance distance of no less than 500m from the vessel(s).   

 

It should be noted that SSE Renewables are not expecting fishermen to relocate gear - on this occasion the vessel(s) will work around any gear on location. A scouting/guard vessel will operate ahead of the survey vessel to ensure that this can be achieved. 

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Possible Hazards (initial ‘trawl sweep’ findings)

The Moray East Over Trawl Survey (Export Cable Trawl Sweep) was undertaken by the MV Sardonyx between the 1/9/2021 and the 5/9/2021. The work was undertaken using appropriate gear types for the locations outlined below, with the crossings being undertaken successfully. At Section 1, at crossing position 57°41.962'N 002°33.078'W, the gear encountered a peak tension and a reduction in gear spread.

At this location, the export cables are buried to the required depth and the trawl gear did not pass over any rock protection or any known boulders, as such the cause of the peak tension is unknown. This will be investigated by the project at the earliest available opportunity.

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Sampling Surface Water and swapping over Smartbuoys - North Sea & Eastern Channel

Sampling surface water and swapping over Waveriders, Noiselanders and Smartbuoys. 9 day survey to collect water samples in the North Sea and Eastern Channel. Exchnage 8 waveriders, 2 smartbuoys and 2 noiselanders and collect water samples hourly on transit. 

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Prohibition on Mechanical Dredging in the Solway Firth

The Prohibition on Mechanical Dredging in the Solway Firth has been added to www.kingfisherRestrictions.org. This is a current restriction under the Category A licence. In summary, vessels are prohibited at all times, from deploying mechanical dredging gear in the Solway Firth.

Please see the map attached or go to the updated restriction for more information: https://kingfisherrestrictions.org/fishing-restriction-map?Solway Firth Ref:2151

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Dogger Bank Scallop Fishery Closure

The Dogger Bank Scallop Fishery Closure has been added to www.kingfisherRestrictions.org. This is a current restriction under the Category A licence. In summary, vessels are prohibited from fishing with a trawl or dredge (including a suction dredge) in the area. For more information view “Full Notice”.

Please see the map attached or go to the updated restriction for more information: https://kingfisherrestrictions.org/fishing-restriction-map?Ref:2148

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Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Prohibition on Fishing

The Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Prohibition on Fishing has been added to www.kingfisherRestrictions.org. This is a current restriction under the Category A licence. In summary, vessels are prohibited from fishing with a trawl or dredge (including a suction dredge) in the area. For more information view “Full Notice”.

Please see the map attached or go to the updated restriction for more information: https://kingfisherrestrictions.org/fishing-restriction-map?Lochs Duich-Long-Alsh

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Diving and Pipelay Activities - Everest Field

Tieback of the new LAD well to the existing Everest East Expansion subsea North Manifold commenced in October 2021 and will continue through to end March 2022.

Tie-in and pre-commissioning activities will be carried out using a DSV (diving support vessel) between the Everest  East Expansion North Manifold and the new LAD well in Block 22/10a in the UKCS between 10th and 28th February 2022.

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Pre-Lay Anchor pattern Well-Safe Guardian at Hannay H01 Well

Please be advised that Well-Safe Solutions, on behalf of Repsol Sinopec Resources UK propose to place moorings on the sea-bed at the Hannay Field from 25/01/22 in advance of the mooring of the Semi-submersible Rig Well-Safe Guardian.

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Construction of Wind Farm - Triton Knoll

Activities related to the development of the Triton Knoll wind farm continue, as detailed below. For background information visit: http://www.tritonknoll.co.uk/ Mariners are advised that the asset installation phase of the Triton Knoll OWF is now complete. Post-installation commissioning and repair activity is continuing and it is anticipated that construction vessels required for repair work will be returning to site occasionally in early 2022 and further notices will be issued accordingly.

Mariners are advised that the following vessels continue to be active at the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm (TKOWF) as outlined within previously issued NtM's:

 

The following vessels continue to be active at the Triton Knoll as outlined within previously issued NtM's 

Vessel Name

Type

Call Sign

MMSI

IMO

Operating Port

Commence Date

Windcat 11 Crew Transfer Vessel 2BIS9 235066459 N/A Grimsby 14/12/2020
Esvagt Havelok Service Operations Vessel OYFR2 219026496 9878981 Grimsby 25/09/2021
HST Euan Crew Transfer Vessel MGQ03 232025959 9883974 Grimsby 15/01/2021

 

Mariners are advised that the vessel outline below is expected to commence operations at the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm for survey work within the TKOWF site and export cable corridor.

 

Vessel Name

Type

Call Sign

MMSI

IMO

Operating Port

Commence Date

Manor Brunel Survey Vessel MWUA4 232004634 N/A Grimsby 31/01/2022

 

All vessels can be contacted via VHF channel 16 when operational in field.

 

*** Note ***

 

All 90 WTG's have now been fully installed, whilst WTG commissioning and service continues.

All Export Cables are fully installed/buried and need to be deemed live/energised.

All Inter Array Cables are fully installed and buried and need to be deemed live/energised.

Whilst the main installation works have been completed, major construction commissioning works are continuing.

 

*** Note ***

 

Whilst TKOWFL is reopening the site to fishing from the 14th December 2021, TKOWFL kindly request that all fishermen intending to fish within the boundaries of the Triton Knoll wind farm, contact the Triton Knoll control room prior to entering and exiting the field, and inform them of their fishing intentions.

 

This precaution is requested to safeguard all vessels operational at the TKOWF site (including fishing vessels) and your cooperation, to ensure the safety of all parties is appreciated. The following contact details should be used when notifying the Triton Knoll control room of fishing activity:

 

Control Room Manager: Derek Whyte

Radio: VHF channel 16

Callsign: TK MCC

Phone: +44 1793 896250

Email: tkcr@rwe.com

 

Construction activities carried out over the previous 7 Days:

  • Ongoing activities at Offshore Sub Station Platforms East & West continues.
  • Ongoing activities at Offshore foundations continues.
  • Wind Turbine Generator Commissioning and Service continues infield.

Construction Activities planned for the next 7 days:

  • Ongoing activities at Offshore Sub Station Platforms East & West continues.
  • Ongoing activities at Offshore foundations continues.
  • Wind Turbine Generator Commissioning and Service continues.

*** Note ***

 

Application of Triton Knoll Wind Farm Safety Zones During Construction

The Secretary of State has granted the Application of Safety Zones on the Triton Knoll Wind Farm Project as follows:

  • 500m “rolling” safety zones around any structure where construction is being undertaken (as indicated by the presence of construction vessels).
  • 50m pre-commissioning safety zones surrounding partial structures or completed structures prior to commissioning.

Demarcation Buoys

The 12 Demarcation Buoys that were deployed to mark the perimeter of the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm (TKOWF) site boundaries have been removed by th MV 'Barney'.  The southern Metocean Buoy (TK13) has also been removed from the TKOWF.  The northern Metocean buoy (TK14) will remin on locations, as detailed below, until further notice.

 

Buoy

Structure

Latitude

Longitude

Individual Specification

TK14

Metocean Buoy

53°30.581'N

000°47.944'E

Triaxys metocean wave and current buoy (North) exhibiting a Fl (5) Y 20s light character (3 nm nominal light range)

 

Mariners are advised that all foundations monopiles have been installed and all inter-array and export cables have been installed.

 

Local Notice to Mariners Recently

NtM 008-2021 (25th June 2021)

NtM 009-2021 (29th July 2021)

NtM 010-2021 (20th August 2021)

NtM 011-2021 (12th November 2021)

NtM 012-2021 (18th November 2021)

NtM 013-2021 (16th December 2021)

NtM 014-2021 (22nd December 2021)

NtM 015-2021 (31st December 2021)

NtM 001-2022 (24th January 2022)

 

Navigation Warning - 08th January 2021

 

Mariners are advised that the remnants of a Wave Rider Buoy sinker weight and partial rigging are located within the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Construction site at the following location;

 

53° 30.442N 000° 50.564E

 

It is advised that the partial rigging could potentially be floating up to 9.7m above the seabed, reducing the navigable safe water in the immediate area to 10m LAT.  Mariners are advised to avoid the indicated position by 250 metres.

 

Possible Dangers to Navigation - Properties of the polypropylene show that the rope is buoyant, this makes the line sensitive for thruster currents. Taking the site water depth into consideration (19.7m LAT) and the maximum expected height above seabed of the rope 9.7m the line is expected to be floating submerged at approximately -10m LAT. In addition, it is noted that over time sediments will be trapped between the fibres and the heavier rope may finally sink. The polypropylene rope may impose a risk to foul propellers / propulsion of vessels due to the buoyant nature of the rope. As the rope is submerged at a depth of ~-10m LAT the risk is considered minimum for vessels with a shallow draught (<5m) and medium for a vessel with a deeper draught (>5m). Over time sediments will be trapped between the fibres and the heavier rope may finally sink thereby reducing the risk to propellers/propulsion of vessels. The clump weight itself (chain) is expected to have sunk into the seabed and has no significant height above seabed. In addition, the edges of the clump weight are mostly rounded (chain), the risk the clump weigh imposes to fishing activities/gear is therefore considered to be minimal.

 

Navigation Warning - 16th March 2021

 

Mariners are advised that two UXO targets have been confirmed within the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Array.

 

Mariners are advised that the two confirmed targets are located within 20 metres water depth (LAT) and a 10 metre radius exclusion zone is required around each target.  The following table provides the coordinates and a description for each target.

 

Description of Target Latitude Longitude

Water Depth

(LAT) Metres

Required Exclusion

Zone (Metres Radius)

Archaeological - The item is thought to be an air-delivered bomb.  It appears to be in a stable condition and is resting on the seabed.  Marine growth and concretion cover the body, indicating it has been in situ for a significant duration. The tail section of the bomb is missing, which is typical of unexploded bombs from WWII found in these circumstances and there is a significant hole in the case. The dimensions and characteristics gathered are consistent with a 500kg German bomb. Considering the state of the bomb the Net Explosive Quantity of the bomb is likely to be <5kg. 53°31'50.249"N 00°47'45.908"E 20 10
Archaeological - The item is thought to be an air-delivered bomb.  It appears to be in a stable condition and is resting on the seabed.  Marine growth and concretion cover the body, indicating it has been in situ for a significant duration. The tail section of the bomb is missing, which is typical of unexploded bombs from WWII found in these circumstances and there is a significant hole in the case. The dimensions and characteristics gathered are consistent with a 500kg German bomb. Considering the state of the bomb the Net Explosive Quantity of the bomb is likely to be <5kg. 53°31'49.895"N 00°47'45.115"E 20 10
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Survey - Dogger Bank Easternmost Shoal S

Commencing from the start of April for a period of approximately three months, bathymetry survey operations will be undertaken in the Dogger Bank Easternmost Shoal S area using survey vessel 'Noortruck'.

A-2-Sea Solutions Ltd will be operating vessel 'Noortruck' on a 24-hour basis, sailing survey lines between 5-10 knots.

 

Equipment will not be towed and only a hull mounted multibeam echosounder will be used.

 

Vessel Noortruck will exhibit the lights and shapes prescribed by the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea and will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 16.

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Survey - Dogger Bight N

Commencing from mid June 2022 for approximately a period of two months , bathymetry survey operations will be undertaken in the Dogger Bight area using survey vessel 'Noortruck'.

A-2-Sea Solutions Ltd will be operating vessel 'Noorttruck' on a 24-hour basis, sailing survey lines between 5-10 knots.

 

Equipment will not be towed and only a hull mounted multibeam echosounder will be used.

 

Vessel 'Noortruck' will exhibit the lights and shapes prescribed by the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea and will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 16.

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Decommissioning Project - Miller Platform

The Miller platform has been removed and all 500m zones revoked, all that is left on the seabed are 4 jacket footings which rise up to 22m from the seabed posing a significant snagging hazards.

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Survey - Ballacash Channel NE (Isle of Man)

Commencing from the start of April for a period of one month, bathymetry survey operations will be undertaken in the Ballacash Channel using survey vessels 'FPV Morven' and/or 'Cerys Line'.

A-2-Sea Solutions Ltd will be operating either 'FPV Morven' and/or 'Cerys Line' on a 24-hour basis, sailing survey lines between 5-10 knots.

 

Equipment will not be towed and only a hull mounted multibeam echosounder will be used.

 

FPV Morven and Cerys Line will exhibit the lights and shapes prescribed by the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea and will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 16.

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Rig - Prospector 1

This oil & gas drilling rig has moved to this new position. Rig are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Maersk Invincible

This oil & gas drilling rig has moved to this new position. Rig are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Valaris 72

This oil & gas drilling rig has moved to this new position. Rig are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Survey - Ballacash Channel SW (Isle of Man)

Commencing from the end of January until end of March 2022, bathymetry survey operations will be undertaken in the Ballacash Channel using survey vessels 'FPV Morven' and/or 'Cerys Line'.

A-2-Sea Solutions Ltd will be operating either 'FPV Morven' and/or 'Cerys Line' on a 24-hour basis, sailing survey lines between 5-10 knots.

 

Equipment will not be towed and only a hull mounted multibeam echosounder will be used.

 

FPV Morven and Cerys Line will exhibit the lights and shapes prescribed by the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea and will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 16.

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WTG Installation and Commissioning - Moray East Windfarm

Moray Offshore Windfarm (East). Now that installation is complete. The commissioning of the 100 WTGs has now been completed and no construction activity is planned for the period 24th January 2022 to 31st January 2022. Some construction works remain outstanding and will take place prior to the final commissioning of the development.

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Debris Survey - Chiswick

Geophysical seabed debris survey using side-scan sonar and multibeam echo-sounder to prepare for jack-up rig arrival. All within 500m zone of Chiswick platform.

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Rig - Ocean Patriot

This oil & gas drilling rig has moved to this new position. Rig are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Noble Lloyd Noble

This oil & gas drilling rig has moved to this new position. Rig are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Maersk Intrepid

This oil & gas drilling rig has moved to this new position. Rig are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Rowan Stavanger

This oil & gas drilling rig has moved to this new position. Rig are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - 590021

This oil & gas drilling rig has moved to this new position. Rig are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Valaris Gorilla VI

This oil & gas drilling rig has moved to this new position. Rig are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Eastern Irish Sea Wind Farms - Monthly Notice To Mariners - Update

General Maintenance and Survey for Barrow, Burbo Bank, Burbo Bank Extension, Walney 1, 2, 3 & 4, West of Duddon Sands.

General Maintenance

Site Lighting and Marking Status Survey Jack-Up Vessel Other Works
Barrow (BOW) All currently operational EGS Watchful N/A MCS Pampero
Burbo Bank (BBW 01) All currently operational

N/A

N/A

Dropped Object

Forth Trojan, Forth Jouster,

Forth Atlas

Burbo Extension (BBW 02) All currently operational EGS Watchful

N/A

MPI Adventure

Walney 01 and 02 (WOW 01&02) All currently operational EGS Watchful N/A

Bibby Wavemaster

Walney Extension (WOW 03 & WOW 04) (WOW Ext)

All currently operational N/A N/A MPI Adventure
West of Duddon Sands All currently operational N/A N/A

N/A

 

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Drilling Activity - Tolmount Development Area

Notice to alert sea users to the ongoing drilling activity of the Valaris 123 Jackup Drilling Rig at the Tolmount Platform in Block 42/28d .

The Tolmount minimum facilities platform has been installed on behalf of the Tolmount Development Project (comprising Premier Oil UK Limited, ODE Asset Management Limited and Humber Gathering System Limited (HGSL)) in UKCS Block 42/28d and an ERRV remains on location in field. 

 

The Valaris 123 has left the Tolmiunt field and the Rowan Norway will remain alongside the Tolmount Minimum Facilities Platform and will remain on location circa. 28 February 2022.

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Well Drilling Campaign - Catcher Infill

Notice to alert sea users to drilling activity within the Catcher Area using the Maersk Innovator MODU in Block 28/9.

 

The Maersk Innovator Drilling Rig is due mobilise from Denmark to the Catcher Area in January 2022 and should be on location at the Catcher North drilling template by the 7th of February 2022. Batch drilling of the Catcher North and Laverda wells are not due to commence until 12th February 2022, weather permitting.

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Survey - Curlew Pipeline and Seabed Clearance Survey (Ref: 1335)

A 5 Day Clearance survey at Curlew B,C,D and pipeline and umbilical routes using the vessel Edda Flora call sign: LAJW3 between 01st February 2022 - 31st December 2022.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

DeepOcean AS

Edda Flora

LAJW3

N/A

01/02/2022 - 31/12/2022

For 5 Days

29

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Survey - Kingfisher PL & Umbilical Seabed Clearance Survey (Ref: 1340)

A 2 Day Clearance survey at Kingfisher PL & Umbilical using the vessel Edda Flora call sign: LAJW3 between 01st February 2022 - 31st December 2022.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

DeepOcean AS

Edda Flora

LAJW3

N/A

01/02/2022 - 31/12/2022

For 2 Days

16

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Decommissioning Activity at the Indefatigable 18A Installation

Decommissioning related activities – HCF Campaign at the Indefatigable 18A Installation. Planned HCF works are due to commence on the Indefatigable 18A Platform (UKCS 49/18A). The Jack up Barge Haeva, will depart from Bessemer on 28th January 2022 and transit to the Indefatigable field, where it will commence the HCF operations around 31st January 2022.The HCF campaign duration is 167 days and finish approximately July 2022.

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Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) Scroby Sands Offshore Wind Farm

Operations of remotely piloted Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) are planned out of Lowestoft. The vessel will be engaged in survey activities associated with Scroby Sands Offshore Wind Farm in the North Sea, approximately 1.5 nm off the east UK coast.

Operations will take place, subject to weather and other operational factors, from 24th January 2022 for 6 days.

 

A support vessel will escort the USV from port to clear water.

 

Although the vessel is uncrewed, it is piloted consistently over the 24 hour operation. The remote Pilot uses 360 degree cameras and other navigational aids.

 

The survey area boundary is indicated below. In addition to the survey area, the USV will transit from Lowestoft. 

 

The USV sends real time images and situational awareness data over satellite to a team of operators keeping watch and controlling the vessel remotely 24/7.

 

Safety Precautions: The USV is equipped with the following to make it conspicuous to other marine traffic:

  • AIS;
  • Navigation Lights & Sound Signal;
  • Active Radar Reflector;
  • Superstructure Painted Yellow.

 

Seafarers are asked to avoid contact with the vessel and be aware of the operational area during this period.   USV Details Name: X-11 (UNCREWED) MSI: 232033343 Length: 4.5 m Beam: 2.2 m Speed: 3.5 kts Draught: 1.5 m Tonnage: 750 kg   

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Morgan (North) & Mona (South) - Eastern Irish Sea - Metocean Buoys

METOCEAN BUOYS - AIS FAULT – LOSS OF NAVIGATION LIGHTS. Please be aware that the AIS on both of the metocean buoys that have been deployed within the proposed wind farm sites, Morgan and Mona, is present but appears to be only updating the position intermittently. The main buoy navigation lights have now also stopped working, this fault will be rectified a soon as possible. Please see attachment and Description below regarding Deployment of Metocean and Floating LIDAR Buoys.

Position of the two METOCEAN BUOYS  ( Now Deployed)

 

MORGAN (North)  53°59.71'N   003°59.73' W

 

MONA (South)       53°40.27'N   003°53.77' W

 

Description of Buoys : Yellow ‘X’ shaped topmark, Yellow in colour.  

 

Characteristics of Buoys  :  FI (5) 20s Y light (3.5nm range)  Flash rate not exceeding 20 per minute

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Position of the two FLOATING LIDAR BUOYS (Deployment scheduled for Quarter 1 2022)

 

MORGAN (North)  53°59.52'N   003°59.40'W

 

MONA (South)       53°40.08'N   003°53.44'W

 

Description of Buoys : Yellow ‘X’ shaped topmark, Yellow in colour.

 

Characteristics of Buoys  :  FI (5) 20s Y light (3.5nm range)  Flash rate not exceeding 20 per minute

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Appraisal Well Drilling Operation - 22/19a Birgitta Project

Appraisal Well drilling operation in 22/19a with Maersk Resilient MODU. Rig on location on 24 January. Project is planned for 60 days, pending drilling progress and weather).

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Notice to Mariners - Missing Guard Buoy associated w/ Metocean Buoys - Berwick Bank OSW

A Notice to Mariners regarding a missing guard buoy.

Our contractor is currently undertaking an investigation to inform on causes and will produce a report. Any anticipated redeployment is not expected within the next two weeks; a further notice to mariners will be published for re-deployment. 

 

The replacement guard buoy is anticipated to be identical to the lost buoy and would be installed at the same location using the same methods. Any changes from the original deployment specifications would be captured within the re-deployment notice to mariners and within a Kingfisher Information Services notice.   

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Liverpool Bay Acoustic Insection Surveys - Jordans Spit & North Hoyle Bank

Acoustic Survey of Liverpool Bay ENI Assets. Winter monitoring survey campaign of the ENI Liverpool bay assets crossing Jordans Spit and North Hoyle Bank.

All works will be undertaken using the CWIND Alliance operating from the Port of Mostyn.  The vessel will be towing equipment up to 150m behind the vessel and will be displaying resticted maneuverability shapes / lights at all times in accordance with regulations.  A wide berth is requested at all times when vessel operating.  A VHF watch (Ch. 16) will be maintained at all times

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Metocean buoy - nav aids not working

A visual inspection was undertaken (January 2022) of the 2 metocean buoys within the Morgan and Mona array areas in the Irish Sea, and it was determined that the navigation lights are not working and the AIS is intermittent. This issue will be rectified as soon as possible. Please note the coordinates of the 2 buoys.

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Area 458/464 - Change of Active Dredge Zone

Tarmac Marine Ltd. and Cemex UK Marine Ltd. have applied to the MMO to amend the Active Dredge Zone in Areas 458/464 West Bassurelle in the East Channel Region.

The application is for the Active Dredge Zone in Area 464 to be removed and the Active Dredge Zone in Area 458 to be extended by an equal extent.

 

The changes are planned to come into effect after 22/02/2022.

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Snagging hazard - Near Well 3/03-12

Unidentified snagging hazard at, or close to, the location of well 3/03-12.

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Decommissioning - Ninian Platform

Two cardinal buoys in proximity to Ninian North Platform, after removal of platform topsides (and associated navaids) in 2020.

West cardinal buoy (Fl. Q. (9). 15s), including ground tackle, with 400m excursion radius. Buoy fitted with AIS.

East cardinal buoy (Fl. Q. (3). 10s), including ground tackle, with 400m excursion radius. Buoy fitted with AIS.

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Ninian North jacket

Top of Ninian North jacket 6m above sea level - no navaids or lights

The topsides has been removed from the Ninian North installation, leaving the jacket structure still in place. The top of the structure is approximately 6 metres above sea level. With the removal of the topsides, the remaining jacket structure is unlit and is not fitted with any navaids; cardinal buoys are located to the East & West.

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Snagging Hazards - Decommissioned Murchison jacket footings - Fishing Advisory Zone

600m x 600m box covering the remaining jacket footings post-decommissioning. Area inside this region has NOT been verified by overtrawl survey.

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Seabed hazards following removal of Banff FPSO anchors & moorings

A series of deep, steep sided trenches at mooring line touchdown points and areas of disturbed seabed with clay boulders at the anchor locations, caused during recovery of the anchors. Moorings and anchors have been removed, leaving the seabed features.

10 mooring line trenches, varying in length from 70m to 180m; up to 8 metres wide and up to 9 metres deep. These trenches are steep-sided (in many cases vertical, cut into the clay seabed).

 

10 anchor scars, consisting of shallow trenches (20-90 metres long), shallow-sided depressions (less than 2 metres deep) but with areas of significantly disturbed seabed, including clay boulders up to 3 metres in size.

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Notice to Mariners - Erebus (Mooring Recovery)

An attempt to recover two moorings, estimated to be located within the approx. locations below, will be undertaken between January 2022 and March 2022 subject to a suitable weather window. A further NtM will be issued to confirm the outcome of the recovery attempt. A Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) will be deployed to identify the moorings. The moorings will then be brought to deck and transported to shore.

Wave Buoy Mooring

 

Before the start of the ROV operation:

  • The vessel will run survey lines between the original location and recovery position (see coordinates below).

ROV search locations:

  • 51 °28’35.34”N 5 °36’8.10”W (original location)
  • 51 °28’37.44”N 5 °36’11.04”W (potential recovery position)

 

Damaged Mooring

 

ROV search locations:

  • 51 °27’45.29”N 5 °37’7.32”W (original location)
  • 51 °27’45.10”N 5 °36’39.66”W (estimated release position)

 

In case the mooring system cannot be found at the locations listed above, a survey will be completed within the search area (see NtM for more detail)

 

The NtM also includes further information about the activity, geographical co-ordinates, navigational safety features, vessel details and contact details.

 

It is recommended that mariners continue to remain vigilant and make note of the approximate mooring locations.

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Survey - Goldeneye Seabed Clearance Survey (Ref: 1344)

A 0.5 Day Seabed Clearance Survey at the Goldeneye using the vessel Edda Flora call sign: LAJW3 between 01st February 2022 - 31st December 2022.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

DeepOcean AS

Edda Flora

LAJW3

N/A

01/02/2022 - 31/12/2022

For 0.5 Day

14

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Environmental Baseline Survey - Spirit Energy Trees Area Fields

Spirit Energy has contracted the Fugro-operated M/V Fugro Galaxy survey vessel to undertake a combined geophysical and environmental site survey within the Trees Fields Area (Birch, Larch and Sycamore, and also in the vicinity of the TAQA - operated Brae A platform), located in blocks 16/21a (Spirit Energy) and 16/7a (TAQA) of the UK Continental Shelf Northern North Sea.

The geophysical component of the survey will involve multibeam echosounder and sidescan sonar techniques (with the vessel underway and towing any survey apparatus). The environmental component of the survey will involve seabed photo/videography, and seabed (benthic) sediment ‘grab’ sampling (with the vessel stationary). A total of up to 38 stations will be surveyed/sampled.

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Survey - Buzzard & Golden Eagle ROVSV (Ref: 1323)

A 36 Day Survey at Buzzard & Golden Eagle ROVSV using the Vessel Eda Sun call sign: LARF7 until 11th February 2022.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited

Eda Sun

LARF7

N/A

Until 11/02/2022

For 36 Days

19,20,14

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Maintenance Operations - North Hoyle Wind Farm

Please be advised that RWE Renewables UK will be carrying out maintenance operations including heavy lifting at North Hoyle Wind Farm situated off the North Wales Coast. Operations will take place at NH29 and NH26 using the vessel Wind call sign:OXSW2 and will commence on or around 20th of January 2022 and will take approximately 14 days to complete subject to weather.

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Survey - Chiswick Beta (Ref: 1349)

A 1 Day Survey at Chiswick Beta using the Vessel Gardline Kommander call sign: MCJO2 between 28th January 2022 - 30th June 2022.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Gardline Ltd

Gardline Kommander

MCJO2

N/A

28/01/2022 - 30/06/2022

For 1 Day

49

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Seabed instrumentation frame deployment - Yell Sound

A seabed instrumentation frame will be temporarily deployed in Yell Sound in early February (weather and tidal conditions permitting) for a period of at least 4 weeks before being recovered in a suitable weather / tidal window from mid-March onwards.

The ballasted instrumentation frame weighs around 370kg, measures approximately 1.5m high x 1.5m wide x 1.5m long  and is connected to a 100kg clump weight via a 100m wire ground line.

 

Once installed, the frame will sit on the seabed in water of at least 28m depth, with no surface infrastructure such as buoys or markers. Vessels will be able to pass safely through the area and above the frames. Use of static or mobile benthic fishing gear in the immediate area should be avoided to avoid the risk of snagging.

 

The as-deployed position of the frame will be updated if different from that stated here.

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Seabed Activity Bluemull Sound (Shetland) – Subsea Tidal Array

The purpose of the operation is to conduct work on a subsea tidal energy array in the Bluemull Sound, Shetland.

A multicat vessel the Leask Marine MV C-Force, call sign MITT4 (or a similar vessel) will conduct offshore and subsea operations. Works will include loading and preparatory work at Cullivoe Pier and Belmont Pier. Operations could take place during the day or at night.   Operations will be conducted within the works area bounded by points A/B/C/D below (vessels should keep well clear e.g. 100m) and up to 50m either side of the cable corridor route; see waypoints below.

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Partially Exposed Conductor Stump - Ketch

Following Operational challenges during the conductor severance and removal campaign on the Ketch, the 26 inch conductor for KA08 has been severed at a shallower depth of -8ft, leaving a partially exposed stump.

Following Operational challenges during the Ketch conductor severance and removal campaign, the 26 inch conductor for KA08 has been severed at a shallower depth of -8ft, leaving a partially exposed stump. ROV footage has observed a crater around the conductor with approximately 2 ft of conductor sitting above the base of the crater. The crater is estimated to be 4 m in diameter with a maximum depth of10 ft. The crater is known to be naturally backfilling with seabed sediment and is expected to continue to do so, particularly during winter months. The incremental risk posed by the 2 ft conductor stump is considered to be negligible.

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Rig - Valaris 123

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Safe Zephyrus

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Bottom towed gear prohibition does not apply to seine or surrounding nets - Cornwall

The Cornwall IFCA closed areas where a bottom towed gear prohibition is in place does not apply to seine and surrounding nets. The fishing plotter data for Seine and Surrounding Nets (issued November 2021) is therefore out of date. Lands End, Lizard, Fal & Helford, Eddystone Reefs, Hand Deeps, Bretons, Plymouth Sounds.

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Demarcation Buoy 9 Special mark unlit - Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited (Moray East)

Please be aware that while navigating the area to keep an extra look out for the unlit buoy 9 (Special marker buoy) during the hours of darkness and reduced visibility, until such a time as the buoy is repaired.

Please be advised that Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited (Moray East) are reporting that Buoy 9  Special Mark has been reported as unlit Further details on the buoy locations and transit route are provided in Table 1 and figure 1 below. Update on vessel(s) involved in the repair work will be provided through future NtMs and Weekly  Notice ofOperations. These can be accessed in the Moray East website at: http://www.morayoffshore.com/moray-east/the-project/notices-to-mariners/

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Boulder Clearance and Relocation Works - Seagreen Offshore Windfarm

A boulder clearance and relocation campaign will take place within Seagreen Offshore Windfarm site boundary.

An ROV with integrated grab tool will be launched from the Vessel using the vessels heave compensated crane to facilitate the relocation of pre-selected boulders from working areas. Any seabed debris located within working areas will also be relocated. The replacement boulder clearance vessel Siem Dorado is expected to arrive on site on the 17th November 2021 to recommence boulder clearance and relocation operations.

 

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Inspection, Repair & Maintenance - DSV Campaign 5 – Forvie Umbilical & Jura OCV

Boka Polaris (Call Sign: MYKR6) will be carrying out Umbilical installation and IRM (Inspection, Repair & Maintenance) work between and at the location noted below: Start Date = 29th Dec 2021. Duration expected to be approx. 16 Days, until 14th Jan 2022  :  Date Extended to end of Jan. Vessel = Boka Polaris

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MetOcean Buoys - NEP Project

7 MetOcean buoys will be installed to monitor the local metocean conditions within the NEP carbon capture project area. Each location shall have a seabed frame with a navigation buoy on the surface.

The 7 units will have the following equipment:

Units 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 - Seabed Frame with attached acoutstic release mechanism & surface navigation buoy within 150m of the seabed frame

Unit 2 - Seabed Frame with attached acoutstic release mechanism & surface navigation buoy within 150m of the seabed frame. This unti will also have a second surface buoy attached to the seabed frame to measure additional information.

It is advised to give 200m clearance to these units

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Forvie Umbilical Trenching

Vessel TBC (Call Sign: xxxx) will be carrying out trenching work between the locations noted below:  PROJECT DELAY UPDATE Start Date = Now 28th Feb 2022. Duration expected to be approx. 7 Days, until 17 Jan 2022   Now 7th March 2022. Vessel - To Be Confirmed 

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Rig - Irish Sea Pioneer

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Erda

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Noble Hans Deul

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Survey - Aberdeen Wind Farm - HT1 Pipeline Route

Survey Operations will take place for the proposed HT1 Pipeline Route, located between the Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm and Aberdeen Port. The route starts at the existing Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm (AOWF), with KP0 located at the proposed landfall in Nigg Bay and ends at Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) B06.

Please be advised that Vattenfall Windpower Ltd. has contracted Fugro to carry out a geoscience survey for the proposed HT1 Pipeline Route, located between the Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm and Aberdeen Port.

 

The route starts at the existing Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm (AOWF), with KP0 located at the proposed landfall in Nigg Bay and ends at Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) B06 at KP12.4. 

 

The geoscience survey shall provide seabed bathymetry, sub bottom data, side scan sonar imagery and magnetometer readings, as well as geotechnical/environmental data, all within the defined survey area.

 

The survey will utilise one vessel to complete survey operations:

  1. Valkyrie (nearshore vessel) Operating during daylight hours
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Inter Array Cable Installation - Seagreen Site Boundary

On behalf of Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd, Seaway 7 will install and trench inter-array cabling between the wind turbine generator foundation structures and offshore sub-station platform within the Seagreen site boundary. Operations will commence with cable lay and trenching between wind turbine generator foundation structures, inter array cables will also be installed into the Offshore Substation Platform at a date to be confirmed. Two vessels will be involved in the operation.

Siem Day – This vessel will act as the Installation Support vessel, cable installation technicians will be deployed to the wind turbine generator foundation structures using the vessels’ motion compensated gangway system. The cable pulling equipment will be transferred onto the foundation structure and set up ready for the cables to be pulled into the structure and secured in the foundation basement. The motion compensated gangway system can be used for personnel and cargo transfers.

 

Seaway Aimery – This vessel will lay the inter array cable between adjacent foundation structures. Once the cable has been pulled in and secured at the first foundation, the cable will be surface laid to the second foundation, pulled in and secured. On completion of this operation the cable will be trenched to a pre determined depth utilising a remotely operated trenching vehicle.

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Mattress Installation - Nemolink

Jifmar SA from France has been engaged by NEMOLINK to carry out subsea mattress installation works offshore Ramsgate on the Nemolink cable interconnector between the UK and Belgium. Using Vessel Roxane Z call sign: FIRJ from 23rd of January 2022 Expected duration max 10 days.

The operations will be carried out in the following area as defined in the marine licence: L/2021/00335/1

 

The operations will be carried out using the Multipurpose vessel ROXANE Z, FLAG FR, IMO 9751456  Callsign FIRJ, specifications enclosed. 

 

Small assistance craft may be employed on site in a direct vicinity of the works.

 

In total 3 concrete mattresses of 6 x 3 x 0.3m will be installed. All mattresses will be fitted with artificial seaweed fronds. 

 

Please find attached the construction drawing for your reference. 

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Noble Hans Deul moving to Standby Location

The Noble Hans Deul (NHnD) will be moving from the Southwark Well Location to the Elgood Standby location for a short duration.

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Blind Joints Installation Works - Viking Link Project

Mariners are advised about cable jointing activities planned for the Viking Link project which is an HVDC electricity transmission interconnector between Denmark and England, a joint venture between National Grid and Energinet. Installation of 2 blind joints at the end of offshore C2 cable ends using vessel Cable Enterprise call sign: 2FOV9 and Tug Norne call sign: PCJR from 13th January. Expected completion by early February 2022.

Vessels are requested to pass at a safe speed and distance and fishing vessels are advised to remain a safe distance, approximately 550m (0.3 nautical miles) from the areas identified. During these works the vessel will have restricted manoeuvrability as it completes its work scope.


VHF CH 16 will be monitored at all times and will be used to contact the coastguard in the event of an emergency
 

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Survey - Greater NEP (Ref: 1333)

A 89 Day Survey Greater NEP Vessel TBC between 01st February 2022 - 1st May 2022.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

PGS

TBC

N/A

01/02/2022 - 01/05/2022

For 89 Days

42,43,44

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Acoustic Pipeline Inspection & Environmental PL1967 / PL1610 / PL2103

Fugro Galaxy will conduct a dual pass acoustic pipeline inspection, bathymetry and environmental survey along the length of PL1967 / PL2103 / PL1610 pipelines corridors. The acoustic pipeline inspection survey will comprise of multibeam bathymetry and side scan sonar data acquisition, in addition to environmental camera and grab sampling at selected locations. Approx duration 12-15 days

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NW Schooner Subsea Well - Missing Debris Cap

The Debris Cap for the NW Schooner subsea well has been identified as missing, leaving the wellhead more vulnerable to snagging on fishing nets. The Debris Cap is 4.5m x 3.9m x 1.4m and approx 3.5 tonnes, whilst the wellhead stands 6m off the seabed.

The approximate dimensions of the Debris Cap is 4.5m x 3.9m x 1.4m with a weight of approximately 3.5 tonnes. It is not known whether the Debris Cap is lying within a 500m zone of the well. A 200m x 200m area centred on the well has been searched, with no sight of it. Therefore the exact location of the Debris Cap is unknown. The loss of the Debris Cap leaves the NW Schooner wellhead more vulnerable to snagging from trawler/fishing nets. The approximate size of the tree with over trawl legs deployed is 7.8m x 7.8m x 6m high.

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Dogger Bank Wind Farms (A & B) - Nearshore Intervention Works

The Backhoe Dredger vessel Capall Mara will transit from the Port of Grimsby on the 22nd January 2022 to the work site at Bridlington Bay. The Capall Mara will be carrying out spoil management activities. She will remain on station/site during the night and be manned 24 hours throughout.

Diving operations will be carried out from the Capall Mara. These will include exposing the Horizontal Direct Drilling (HDD) exit points and preparation of the ducts ready for the submarine power cables. Diving operations will be carried out in the hours of darkness. A short safety message will be broadcast on CH16 warning of diving operations starting and ceasing.

 

The Celtic Mara will be carrying out Multi Beam Echo Sounder (MBES) surveys of the seabed and along the pre-cut trenches throughout the dredging activities. The survey gear will be positioned on a side mounted pole and extended into the water. Celtic Mara will make several passes over the area at a reduced speed. Celtic Mara will transit daily from Bridlington Harbour to the Capall Mara throughout the project.

 

During dredging and diving operations it is requested that The Capall Mara and Celtic Mara be given a 500m safety clearance zone. Diving flag ‘Alpha’ and the appropriate lights will be displayed during diving operations. The appropriate day shapes and lights will be displayed during survey operations

 

Both vessels will monitor VHF Ch 70 and 16 during operations.

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Rig - Well-Safe Guardian

Notice to alert sea users to P&A activity within the Buchan and Hannay fields using the Well-Safe Guardian MODU in Block 20/05.

20-05a-10Y (J2) well
20/05c-8X (H01) well
20/05c-9 (H02) well

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Dogger Bank B Geophysical Survey

The survey vessel, Fugro Pioneer, will conduct a geophysical survey at the Dogger Bank B wind farm (DBB) array site in the Southern North Sea, between 17th January 2022 and approximately 28th February 2022.

The Fugro Pioneer will be surveying prescribed survey lines, which will require large turning circles. It is therefore requested that all vessels maintain a minimum 3000m separation distance from the survey vessel and pass at reduced speed.

 

Survey operations will be continuous, 24 hours a day, the vessel towing subsea sensors up to approximately 300m behind the vessel. 

 

During operations the vessel will be restricted in its ability to manoeuvre and will display the appropriate day shapes and lights.

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As Laid Anchor Pattern COSL Pioneer at Blake B2Z Well

Please be advised the Semi-submersible rig COSL Pioneer has been moored to an 8 anchor mooring pattern at the Blake Field for Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Ltd. The rig is programmed to be on this location for approximately 90 days.

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Unmanned Survey - Viking KD and Viking LD (Ref: 1341)

A 4 Day Unmanned Survey Viking KD and Viking LD using the unmanned Survey Vessel X06 call sign: MGMK5 between 01st February 2022 - 31st March 2022.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

XOCEAN

X06

MGMK5

N/A

01/02/2022 - 31/03/2022

For 4 Days

49

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Unmanned Survey - Murdoch MD to Caister CM Pipeline Route Survey (Ref: 1343)

A 1 Day Unmanned Pipeline Route Survey Murdoch MD to Caister CM PL0935/PL0936 using the unmanned Survey Vessel X06 call sign: MGMK5 between 01st February 2022 - 31st March 2022.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

XOCEAN

X06

MGMK5

N/A

01/02/2022 - 31/03/2022

For 1 Day

44

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Maintenance Repairs on the Sheringham Shoal Windfarm - February 2022

Start date slippage from approximately 4th February 2022 the Construction Vessel/Self Elevating Unit (Jack Up Vessel) “Wind Enterprise” will perform maintenance at the following locations A07 & B02 with an approximate duration of 4 days at each location. Mobilisation dates and duration are subject to weather delays.

Equinor is planning to undertake a maintenance activity on the Sheringham Shoal windfarm using the Wind Enterprise Offshore Construction Vessel /Self Elevating Unit.

 

The maintenance  is planned to take place during February 2022 as per the attached notice.

 

Mariners should note that there is a mandatory 500m Safety Zone whenever the “Wind Enterprise” is alongside a turbine and a minimum 500m is also requested whenever the vessel can be observed afloat and manoeuvring into position.

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Rig Move – Valaris 121 to Judy field

Chrysaor (a Harbour Energy company) plan to move the Valaris 121 Jack-up drilling rig from the Dunnottar field location to the Judy Riser Platform to perform drilling operations on the Judy 30/07a-RD development well. Throughout well operations there will be a dedicated ERRV on location monitoring the surrounding sea area.

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Rig Move - Ensco 92 to Saturn ND field

Chrysaor (a Harbour Energy company) plan to move the Ensco 92 Jack-up drilling rig from the Mimas MN field location to the Saturn ND field location to perform abandonment operations on the Saturn ND 48/10b-13Z, 48/10b-N2, 48/10b-N3Y and 48/10b-N4 development wells.

Throughout well abandonment operations there will be a dedicated ERRV on location monitoring the surrounding sea area.

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Survey - Tolmount East (Ref: 1339)

A 2 Day Survey at the Tolmount East using the vessel Fugro Synergy call sign: C6XR3 between 6th January 2022 - 28th February 2022.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Fugro GB Marine

Fugro Synergy

C6XR3

N/A

06/01/2022 - 28/02/2022

For 2 Days

42

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Survey - Thames Field overtrawl survey (Ref: 1338)

A 7 Day overtrawl Survey at the Thames Field using the vessel Atlas B call sign: MPUD3 between 31st January 2022 - 31st March 2022.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

NFFO

Atlas B

MPUD3

N/A

31/01/2022 - 31/03/2022

For 7 Days

49

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Rig - Noble Lloyd Noble

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending hundreds of metres outside this zone.

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Rig - Deepsea Aberdeen

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending hundreds of metres outside this zone.

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Rig - Transocean Equinox

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig Move - Deepsea Atlantic

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending hundreds of metres outside this zone.

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Exposed and Free Span - Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm

Results of the Greater Gabbard OFTO export cable survey. The chart lists the changes to the exposures on the three export cables, on the inshore section between KP 3 and KP 5 with a free span remaining around KP 4. Between KP 36 and KP 38 there are some exposed sections as the cables enter the site. In addition, although listed as exposures on the chart, there are areas of shallow burial at KP10 and a cable exposure on the interconnector cable within the site.

Please find attached a chart showing the results of the Greater Gabbard OFTO export cable survey. The chart lists the changes to the exposures on the three export cables, on the inshore section between KP 3 and KP 5 with a free span remaining around KP 4. Between KP 36 and KP 38 there are some exposed sections as the cables enter the site. In addition, although listed as exposures on the chart, there are areas of shallow burial at KP10 and a cable exposure on the interconnector cable within the site.

 

The exposed/shallow burial areas are shown as the coloured dots on the cable route highlighted in a black box.  Equitix (Greater Gabbard OFTO) have asked that all Fishermen operate with caution when fishing anywhere on the cable route and particularly the areas that are shallow buried around KP10.’

 

Coordinates of exposed/shallow burial areas are shown on the attached chart.

 

The OFTO is updating its risk assessments to determine the extent of remedial measures that may be required. Equitix intend to provide an update on remediation after the risk assessment exercise is complete.’

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Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm - Development Area Site Investigations

Site investigation in the Development Area for the consented Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm located within the Outer Firth of Tay.

Please be advised that Fugro will be continuing to perform site investigation works on behalf of Inch Cape Offshore Limited. The works are to be carried out within the Development Area (see Figure 1 below) for the consented Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm located within the Outer Firth of Tay.

 

The second phase of the site investigation works continue and are expected to complete by 28th February ‘22, weather permitting. The works will be undertaken primarily using the vessel Fugro Scout mobilising from the port of Aberdeen. The vessel will return to port periodically for a crew changes. To expedite the work a second vessel, Fugro Synergy, will be on site for a approximately 3 weeks on or after the 14th of January.

 

During the survey the vessel will be displaying the relevant RAM lights and displays during periods of restricted manoeuvrability. Whilst not recommended, vessels entering the survey area are requested to maintain a 500 m safety zone.

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Survey - Goddard Blocks 48/11 & 48/12 (Ref: 1327)

A 7 Day site survey at the Goddard Blocks 48/11 & 48/12 using the vessels Fugro Synergy call sign: C6XR3 & Fugro Galaxy between 11th January 2022 - 31st March 2022.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Fugro

Fugro Galaxy

Fugro Synergy

C6XR3

N/A

11/01/2022 - 31/03/2022

For 7 Days

48

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Survey - Kelham Block 53/1b (Ref: 1328)

A 7 Day site survey at the Kelham Block 53/1b using the vessels Fugro Synergy call sign: C6XR3 & Fugro Galaxy between 11th January 2022 - 31st March 2022.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Fugro

Fugro Galaxy

Fugro Synergy

C6XR3

N/A

11/01/2022 - 31/03/2022

For 7 Days

53

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Planned Survey Vessel Operations - Teal West Field

Anasuria Hibiscus UK Ltd plan to conduct survey activities in the Teal West field. The vessel carrying out these activities is to be confirmed.

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Well Service Activities - DW-010 Douglas Well

Irish Sea Pioneer will be at Douglas Wellhead performing well services activities

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Deployment of Two Metocean Buoys, with Co-Located Guard Buoys - Dogger Bank

Partrac are to deploy two metocean buoys at two locations within the Dogger Bank South Project Area in January 2021, for a period of 6 months. The metocean buoys will be deployed alongside two guard buoys which will be co-located ~200 m NNW from the Metocean Buoys. Please maintain a 500 m clearance from the deployed equipment.

The guard buoys are yellow pillar shaped special marks, exhibiting a yellow St Andrews Cross day shape and radar reflector.  The buoys are each fitted with a yellow light, flash sequence: Fl (5) Y 20s 

 

The metocean buoys are 1.1 m diameter spherical buoys, fitted with a navigation light, flash sequence: Fl (5) Y 20s. 

 

Further details, including vessel informaiton, will follow ahead of deployment operations. 

 

 

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Survey - Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USV) Irish Sea

Operations of remotely piloted Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs) are planned out of Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey. There will be up to 3 USV’s operational at any one time.

Dates: Operations are expected to commence on Sunday 9th January, subject to weather, and throughout the month of January 2022.

 

A support vessel will escort the USV from the active ports to the port limits.

 

Although the vessel is uncrewed, it is managed throughout the 24 hour operation, piloted remotely using 360 degree cameras and other navigational aids.

 

Figure 1 and 2 below indicate the operational area. The operational boundary is indicated in Tables 1 and 2 below also. In addition to the survey areas, the USVs will transit from Carlingford Lough (Ireland) or Douglas (Isle of Man) or Rhyl harbour.

 

The USV sends real time images and situational awareness data over satellite to a team of operators keeping watch and controlling the vessel remotely 24/7.

 

Safety Precautions: The USV is equipped with the following to make it conspicuous to other marine traffic:

  • AIS
  • Navigation Lights & Sound Signal
  • Active Radar Reflector
  • Superstructure Painted Yellow

 

Seafarers are asked to avoid contact with the vessel and be aware of the operational area during this period.      

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Pre-Lay Anchor pattern Well-Safe Guardian at Buchan J02 Well

Please be advised that Well-Safe Solutions, on behalf of Repsol Sinopec Resources UK propose to place moorings on the sea-bed at the Buchan Field from 05/01/22 in advance of the mooring of the Semi-submersible Rig Well-Safe Guardian.

Anchor Positions in WGS84

 

 

Anchor

Anchor

Chain End Chain End

Line

Longitude

Latitude

Latitude Longitude

1

57° 55’ 29.8” N

000° 01’ 26.0” W

57° 55’ 40.8” N 000° 01’ 15.5” W

2

57° 55’ 59.6” N

000° 01’ 26.1” W

57° 55’ 48.6” N 000° 01’ 15.8” W

3

57° 56’ 22.0” N

000° 00’ 44.0” W

57° 56’ 16.4” N 000° 00’ 23.3” W

4

57° 56’ 22.0” N

000° 00’ 12.0” E

57° 56’ 10.3” N 000° 00’ 19.3” E

5

57° 55’ 59.4” N

000° 00’ 54.4” E

57° 55’ 48.4” N 000° 00’ 44.0” E

6

57° 55’ 29.6” N

000° 00’ 54.4” E

57° 55’ 40.6” N 000° 00’ 44.1” E

7

57° 55’ 07.3” N

000° 00’ 12.4” E

57° 55’ 12.8” N 000° 00’ 08.3” W

8

57° 55’ 07. 3” N

000° 00’ 43.6” W

57° 55’ 19.0” N 000° 00’ 50.9” W
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Rig - Deepsea Nordkapp

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Valaris Gorilla V

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Pipeline Survey - Hewett Field

Standard IRM survey covering associated pipelines and platform structures in the Hewett Field.

Techniques used will be MBES/ROV/GVI/FMD/CP.

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Rig Move - Maersk Inspirer

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig Move - Askepott

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Deployment of Spherical Directional Waverider Buoy - Northern North Sea

Shell deployed a new wave buoy in the Northern North Sea on 05-October-2021. Colour: Yellow, Size: 0.9 diameter, Fl: 5 10s

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Decommissioning related activities – P&A of the Leman 27C Installation

Planned Plug and Abandonment (P&A) works are due to commence on the Leman 27C Platform (UKCS 49/27C). The Jack up Barge ERDA, will depart from Sagro Yard, Vlissingen in the Netherlands around the 9th January 2022 and transit to the Leman field, where it will commence the P&A operations around 14th January 2022.

Planned Plug and Abandonment (P&A) works are due to commence on the Leman 27C Platform (UKCS 49/27C) leaving around 12th March 2022.

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Survey - Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind

Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind (a joint venture between TotalEnergies and Green Investment Group) shall be conducting a 5-6 month offshore geophysical survey approximately 60km East of the Humber Estuary from 10th August 2012 to 31st January 2022.

Using vessel Guard Celena call sign : V7OY7. The survey vessel shall be towing a cable up to approximately 150m behind the vessel (the end marked by a tail buoy) at depths of up to 3m below sea level. The survey vessel shall have limited maneuverability so please allow a safe distance.

 

Company: Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind

Contractor: Enviros Survey & Consultancy Limited

Survey vessel : Guard Celena

Survey vessel call sign: V7OY7

 

Earliest start date: 10th August 2021 Latest finish date: 31st January 2022

 

It should be noted that the survey vessel shall be initially accompanied by a fishing vessel: Sorrento GY189 providing visual reconnaissance for any sea surface obstacles. Company : Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind

Contractor : NFFO Services Limited

Support vessel : Sorrento GY189

Support vessel call sign : 2XLE

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Construction of wind farm - Moray East

Due to the construction of the Moray East Offshore Wind Farm, there are several elements to this notice - safety zones; construction schedule; and buoy positions.

For background information about Moray East, please visit: www.morayoffshore.com/moray-east

 

Safety Zones

Please be advised that the Scottish Ministers have authorised the use of the safety zones during construction and operation of the Moray East Offshore Wind Farm as detailed below.

 

During construction

  • A 500 metre radius around each WTG and OSP where construction works are taking place that include sensitive activities being undertaken by vessels RAM. A maximum of three of such zones is permitted at any one time. 
  • A 50 metre radius around partially completed WTGs and OSPs where work is not underway and the risk assessments identify a need. 
  • A 50 metre radius around each completed WTG and OSP prior to commissioning and as required by a risk assessment process. 

During major maintenance

  • A 500 metre radius around all major maintenance works being undertaken around the WTGs and OSPs. No more than one major maintenance zone is permitted at any one time.

Construction Activities

It is currently anticipated that weather permitting offshore construction works will be carried out on a continuous basis (i.e. 24 hour working, seven days a week) unless notified otherwise.

 

Please be aware that by virtue of its mode of operation and the equipment deployed, construction vessels listed in the table below may be Restricted in their Ability to Manoeuvre as defined under COLREGS (International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972, Rule 3). Masters of vessels are therefore requested to maintain their vessels and gears at a minimum safe distance from these vessels of 500 metres when they are undertaking it work and showing the appropriate shapes and lights.  Further Notice to Mariners will be issued as construction progresses.

 

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Company,

Vessel &

Call Sign

Survey Area

Survey Area

Start Timeframe & Duration

Seacat weatherly

MHXT7

As above As above 29 September 2021 Until further notice
Esvagt Wind 8 As above As above 2nd July 2021 until further notice
Esvagt Alba As above As above

2nd July 2021 until further notice

 

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Drilling Hazard Site Survey (DHSS) - Janice

MV Fugro Searcher (Call Sign: 3EUY6) will be carrying out Drilling Hazard Site Survey (DHSS) work in the vicinity of the location noted below:

MV Fugro Searcher (Call Sign: 3EUY6) will be carrying out Drilling Hazard Site Survey (DHSS) work in the vicinity of the location noted below:

Start Date = 7th Jan 2022   DATE UPDATE:

Start Date = Updated to:  20th Jan 2022

Duration expected to be approx. 21 Days, until 10th Feb 2022

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Lost Net - North Sea

Lost net, weight was in excess of 8t before net broke away.

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Rig - Borgland Dolphin

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Metocean buoy - Loch Ewe

A metocean buoy in Loch Ewe, hosting oceanographic instruments measuring meteorology, ocean physics and chemistry, and transmitting scientific and positional data in real time.  We would be grateful if all shipping keeps clear of the instrument.  The buoy has a beacon illuminated FL 5 Y 20 s, a radar reflector and St Andrew's Cross, and is painted yellow.

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Seabed instrumentation frame deployments - South Stack Irish Sea

Two seabed instrumentation frames with associated ground lines and clump weights have been temporarily deployed for at least 6 weeks and will be recovered in a suitable weather / tidal window from early February 2022.

Each ballasted frame weighs around 370kg, measures approximately 1.5m x 1.5m x 1.5m and is connected to a 100kg clump weight and remotely actuated pop-up buoy via a 100m wire ground line.

 

Once installed in the Morlais demonstration zone the frames will sit on the seabed at depths of at least 30m, with no surface infrastructure such as buoys or markers. Vessels will be able to pass safely through the area and above the frames. Use of static or mobile benthic fishing gear in the immediate area should be avoided to avoid the risk of snagging.

 

The positions listed here are as deployed.

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Correction to the ‘Byelaw for Regulation of Scallop Dredging in the Fal & Helford EMS’

The Fal EMS (ref: 1545) restriction boundary has been amended to correctly match the Fal European Marine Site. The restriction boundary on fishing plotter data (November 2021) is therefore incorrect. Please see the map attached or go to the updated restriction: https://kingfisherrestrictions.org/fishing-restriction-map?keywords=1545 Always refer to the website for the most up to date fishing restriction information. Please see further information in the 'FULL NOTICE'.

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Update to the ‘Red Rocks and Longay MPA’ fishing restriction

The Red Rocks and Longay MPA (ref: 2125) Marine Conservation Order boundary has been extended. The restriction boundary on fishing plotter data (November 2021) is therefore out of date. Please see the map attached or go to the updated restriction: https://kingfisherrestrictions.org/fishing-restriction-map?keywords=2125 Always refer to the website for the most up to date fishing restriction information. Please see further information in the 'FULL NOTICE'.

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Correction to the ‘Skerries and Surrounds’ fishing restriction

The Skerries and Surrounds (ref: 1276) restriction boundary has been amended to extend beyond the 6nm line. The restriction boundary on fishing plotter data (November 2021) is therefore incorrect. Please see the map attached or go to the updated restriction: https://kingfisherrestrictions.org/fishing-restriction-map?keywords=skerries Always refer to the website for the most up to date fishing restriction information. Please see further information in the 'FULL NOTICE'.

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Correction to the 'Fal Fishery Order 2016' fishing restriction

The Fal Fishery Order 2016 (ref: 1547) restriction boundary has been amended to cover part of the River Fal. The restriction boundary on fishing plotter data (November 2021) is therefore incorrect. Please see the map attached or go to the updated restriction: https://kingfisherrestrictions.org/fishing-restriction-map?keywords=1547 Always refer to the website for the most up to date fishing restriction information. Please see further information in the 'FULL NOTICE'.

 

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Shetland HVDC Link - Boulder Clearance Activity

NKT, on behalf of Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Plc (SHE Transmission), will be undertaking boulder relocation along the Shetland HDVC link cable route between Noss Head, North of Wick and a landfall in Weisdale Voe, Shetland. Due to uncertain weather conditions the sequence of boulder relocation operations may require the vessel, SEAWELL, to move to Weisdale Voe, Shetland to undertake boulder relocation works earlier than previously notified.

The Shetland HVDC link is a critical electricity transmission link and will form part of the electrical transmission grid that is essential to the transport of renewable energy between the locations where it is generated and areas of demand, and the delivery of both Scotland’s and the United Kingdom’s 2030 climate change targets.

 

The vessel Seawell will utilise a grab, similar to the illustration in the attached NtM, to relocate the boulders. Boulders will be picked and relocated within the consented installation corridor, so that sufficient clear seabed is created for the safe installation of the cables. The locations of boulders picked and the location they are placed will be recorded.

 

Due to uncertain weather conditions the sequence of boulder relocation operations may require the vessel, SEAWELL, to move to Weisdale Voe, Shetland to undertake boulder relocation works earlier than previously notified. The vessel may begin works nearshore and move out offshore along the cable route from the 17 December 2021. An extension to the overall remaining boulder relocation works has also been updated within the attached NtM. The estimated completion date is now the 31 January 2022, please note that this date is subject to weather and operational uncertainties that could extend the overall duration to 14/02/2022, with the potential for further extension to the work duration.

 

This updated notice provides the coordinates and locations of the working area, with further details provided in the attached NtM. Indicative schedules for boulder clearance operations are provided below:

 

Boulder Clerance Activities are completed in the following areas;

 

  • Area 1: (KP250 – KP225) 
  • Area 2: (KP225 – KP200)
  • Area 3: (KP200 – KP150) 

Boulder Clearfance Activities will continue in the following areas;

  • Area 4: (KP150 – KP100) Start date: 22/11/2021 Estimated Completion Date: 31/01/2022
  • Area 5: (KP100 – KP50) Start date: 22/11/2021 Estimated Completion Date: 31/1/2022
  • Area 6: (KP50 – KP25) Start date: 22/11/2021 Estimated Completion Date: 31/01/2022
  • Area 7: (KP25 – KP0) Start date: 17/12/2021 Estimated Completion Date: 31/01/2022

These dates are subject to weather and operational uncertainties that could extend the overall duration to 14/2/2022, with the potential for further extension to the work duration.

 

Please be aware that the Seawell will be restricted in her ability to manoeuvre as defined under COLREGs (International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972). Masters of vessels are therefore requested to maintain their vessels at a minimum safe passing distance of 500 metres. The Seawell will display the appropriate shapes and lights in accordance with COLREGs Rules 16 and 18.

 

Legal Notice

Please be advised that this Notice to Mariners should be treated as official notice of the nature, duration and location of the works which are scheduled to take place. During the period of this notice, failure to remove equipment or entry into the identified location in a manner that would constitute a hazard to the operations described may be considered a breach of the Convention on International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 and/or the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (a breach of which can carry criminal sanctions). Additionally, should any failure to remove any equipment within the notified location, or the presence of any vessel, prevent, obstruct, or delay the works, Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Plc may consider taking legal action to remove the obstruction and/or seek damages for any delay, in addition to any legal costs in doing so.

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Abandoned Well - 205-21a-4Z

No structures left on the seabed – decommissioned fully.

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Abandoned Well - 21/30-27

No structures left on the seabed – decommissioned fully.

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Acoustic survey at Kincardine wind farm

Deployment of three stationary scientific moorings at Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm in November 2021, with recovery planned for mid-January to mid-Februari 2022.

Staff from the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) will deploy and recover three scientific moorings inside the Kincardine Offshore Wind Ltd. (KOWL) wind farm lease site, ~15 km offshore from Aberdeen. Original expected deployment duration was several weeks, from late October to late November / mid-December 2021. This has needed to be extended until mid-January to mid-February 2022 due to complications with recovery.

 

Moorings will contain passive acoustic recording equipment intended to record sound produced by operational wind turbines. Moorings will be located within the KOWL lease area boundary, at 200 m, 600 m and 2,000 m from one of the wind turbines, at water depths of around 80-90 m. Moorings will extend up to 110m along the seafloor using weighted lines, and will not extend more than a few meters into the water column (there will be no surface expression). Deployment and recovery will take place using a combination of ROV and acoustic release-based methods, using Moray First Marine Ltd. vessels 'Coral winds' and/or 'Waterfall' travelling from Aberdeen. Deployment and recovery activities of all three moorings are expected to be completed within a single working day (again, weather permitting).

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Anchors on seabed - Tybalt Well

12 pre-laid anchors will be left on the seabed complete with lengths of chain when the rig departs location late December and as such may cause a hazard to fishing vessels. Anchors will be on location for 2-3 months until the rig returns.

As laid anchor pattern with rig in position attached, notice will be updated after rig departure to show only the remaining equipment.

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Rig - Maersk Resolute

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Survey - Murdoch Field (Ref: 1331)

A 1 Day site survey at Murdoch Field using the vessel Fugro Synergy call sign: C6XR3 between 20th December 2021 - 28th February 2022.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Fugro GB (North) Marine Ltd

Fugro Synergy

C6XR3

 

20/12/2021 - 28/02/2022

For 1 Day

44

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Removal of Rosebank Field Metocean Monitoring Buoys

Buoys that were installed at the end of 2019, are now planned to be recovered before the end of May 2022 - latest indication is March / April for recovery. They include: 3 x metocean monitoring buoys in the Rosebank Field area and 3 x subsurface buoys at depths of 40m, 160m, and 630m.

Permits to extend have been approved by OPRED.

 

If an opportunity to utilise a sutable vessel arises before the estimated date then this may be complete earlier. 

 

 

 

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Rig - Transocean Endurance

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Valaris 92

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending hundreds of metres outside this zone.

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Blyth Met Mast - Two FLiDAR Buoy Deployments

EOLOS can confirm that two Floating LiDAR FLS200 buoys (E02 and E10) were deployed at two locations, in close proximity to the ORE Catapult Blyth Met Mast on 13th November 2021. Both buoys are scheduled to be deployed at the Met Mast for three months until February 2022. Please maintain a 500m exclusion around each buoy.

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Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm –Installation & Commissioning of Wind Turbine Generators

Installation of wind turbine generators (WTG) will commence within the boundaries of the Seagreen offshore wind farm.

On behalf of Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd, MHI VestasOffshore Wind will commence the installation and commissioning of 114 wind turbine generators.There shall be four vessels utilised during thisoperation.The Jack up Vessel Wind Ospreywill be the main installation vessel. Wind Osprey will transport the WTG components to site, jack up to the required height next to the foundation structure and install the WTG components.The Service Operation Vessel (SOV)Acta Centauruswill provide accommodation for the WTG commissioning technicians. Personnel will utilise the Acta Centaurus’s walk to work gangway system to access the WTG structures for commissioning activities.Two Crew Transfer Vessels(CTV’s), HST Euanand the HST Harriwill support the above two vessels during installation andcommissioning activities.The above vessels are expected to arrive at the Seagreen site on or around the 5thof December, WTG installation activities shall continue until late 2022.

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Rig - Seafox 4

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig Move - Maersk Resilient

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Maersk Forza Wellhead Removal at the Lancaster 4z

Maersk Forza will be undertaking the Decommissioning of the Lancaster Wellhead from 1st October 2021 until 30th January 2022.

  • Transit to Lancaster.
  • Perform ROV as found survey
  • Connect rigging equipment to wellhead protective structure (WHPS).
  • Recover WHPS to vessel.
  • Deploy and engage cutting tool on wellhead
  • Perform wellhead cut 10ft below seabed.
  • Recover cutting tool and wellhead.
  • Perform ROV as left survey.
  • Demobilise vessel.
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Rig - West Bollsta

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Exposed Pipe - Installation of temporary marker buoy

This notice to mariners (NtM) relates to the location of a temporary marker buoy positioned between the exposed export cable ducts protruding from the seabed, and further relating to spoil piles, which are estimated to reduce water levels at LAT by approximately 25%.

For periods between the active nearshore works (described in NtM LF500013-MIP-DOG-NOT0012), the temporary marker buoy will be positioned between the exposed ducts (as shown in the charts below). When the works vessels are on site, the buoy will be moved to the north of this location to allow work to continue.

 

On completion of all the nearshore works, estimated for end July 2023, the temporary marker buoy will be removed from site.

 

This NtM supersedes LF500013-MIP-DOG-NOT005 Rev02, issued on the 26th Aug 2021

 

The marker buoy characteristics are: Yellow Special Mark, light pattern: Fl(Y)5s

 

Mariners are reminded to navigate with caution, keeping a safe passing distance from the temporary marker buoy and keeping a continuous watch on VHF Ch. 70/16 when navigating the area.

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Survey - NW Approaches to Liverpool Bay East

Commencing 5th January 2021 until 31st March, bathymetry survey operations will be undertaken in the Irish Sea using survey vessel ‘Cerys Line’.

A-2-Sea Solutions Ltd will be operating the vessel ‘Cerys Line’ on a 24-hr basis, sailing survey lines between 5-10 knots.

 

Cerys Line will not be towing any equipment and only hull mounted mutlibeam echosounder will be used.

 

Cerys Line will exhibit the lights and shapes prescribed by the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea and will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 16.

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Survey - Farne Isles to Wee Bankie

Commencing late November 2021 and continuing until 31st March 2022, bathymetry survey operations will be undertaken off the coast of Northumberland and Scottish Borders between Eyemouth and the Farne Isles. Survey vessel 'Morven' and 'Noortruck' will undertake this activity.

A-2-Sea Solutions Ltd will be operating the vessels ‘Morven’ and 'Noortruck' on a 24-hr basis. Both vessels will be underway throughout operations, sailing survey lines between 5-12 knots.

 

Both vessels will not be towing any equipment and only hull mounted mutlibeam echosounder will be used.

 

‘Noortruck’ and ‘Morven’ will exhibit the lights and shapes prescribed by the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea and will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 16.

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Non recovered debris

Fishing vessel snagged on heavy object and had to release object back to sea bed

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Rig - Haven

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Free Span - Cyrus Manifold

Reconfiguration work at Cyrus has left unprotected spools at the Manifold location which increase the risk of snagging. The proposal is to move the as-found mattresses (3m x 6m x 0.15 m) with a submerged mass of approx. 3 te. This reconfiguration will reduce the restraint on the seabed spool section, thus increasing the flexibility of the system and reducing pipe stresses. This section of spools will therefore be unprotected from seabed interaction posing a risk of snagging.

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Deployment of metocean buoys and Floating LiDAR buoys - Morgan & Mona

Metocean buoys have been successfully deployed within the Morgan and Mona project sites. Two floating LiDAR buoys will be also be deployed, estimated during Q1 2022 (weather dependent), and the vessel will be onsite for a maximum of 24 hours at each site.

Metocean buoys have been successfully deployed within the Morgan and Mona project sites. The equipment will be maintained in position via appropriate mooring systems and will gather metocean data to inform the proposed Project. Details of the devices and relevant Aids to navigation in the attached NtM.

 

Two floating LiDAR buoys will be towed to the Mona Project site and the Morgan project site for deployment which is anticipated to commence in Q1 2022, and the vessel will be onsite for a maximum of 24 hours at each site.

 

The metocean buoys and floating LiDAR equipment will undergo regular scheduled maintenance during the operation period, where vessels may be onsite for 1 day at a time; further notice to mariners will be issued confirming the dates and maintenance activities. During the Floating Lidar servicing it will be towed to port for servicing prior to redeployment. Details of the anticipated scheduled maintenance dates are provided in Section 4 below, please note that these are currently the expected timings.

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All vessels are requested to maintain a safe distance (500m) from the installation vessels (Vital or Vector) at all times. All vessels are requested to maintain a safe distance (200m) from the monitoring equipment at all times.

 

Further details can be found within the attached Notice to Mariners.

 

Floating LiDAR buoy

Morgan MMSI: 992351368

Mona MMSI:  992351369

 

Metocean buoys

 Morgan MMSI: 992351367

 Mona MMSI:  992351366

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Shetland HVDC Link - Presence of HDD Exit Ducts at Noss Head

This notice is issued to make mariners aware of the completion of the HDD operations and the presence of three ducts protruding from the seabed at Noss Head.

The Shetland HVDC link is a critical electricity transmission link and will form part of the electrical transmission grid that is essential to the transport of renewable energy between the locations where it is generated and areas of demand, and the delivery of both Scotland’s and the United Kingdom’s 2030 climate change targets. As part of the installation schedule Horizontal Directional Drilled (HDD) exit points have been installed at Noss Head by NKT, on behalf of Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission.

 

The HDD exit points are located approximately 400m offshore in around 20m depth of water. This Notice is issued to make mariners aware of the presence of three ducts protruding from the seabed at this location.

 

Three steel pipe ducts have been installed with trajectories that emerge from the seabed around 400m offshore. The ducts have been pushed out from each of the three HDD exit points and extend up to 4m into the water column at an angle of approximately 9º to the horizontal as shown in the diagram and illustrations within the attached Notice to Mariners.

 

The HDD installation operations are now complete, and the moorings and anchors used to assist with diving operations for the HDD installation activities have been fully recovered. Therefore, the HDD exit point area is no longer identified by marker buoys.

 

It is recommended that mariners make note of the HDD duct locations and remain vigilant of the seabed protrusions until June 2022, when further installation works are scheduled.

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Deployment of Scientific Moorings - East Coast Scotland

Marine Scotland Science will retrieve 31 and deploy 2 scientific moorings along the east coast of Scotland. The moorings retrieval and deployment will take place between 11 November 2021 and 25 November 2021 The moorings hold research equipment that records echolocation clicks of dolphins and porpoises. We plan to retrieve the deployed moorings in March 2022. The vessel associated with the activity is the Alba na Mara.

The moorings will have no surface marker, because they are in areas where there is considerable vessel traffic. They will extend vertically no more than 5 metres from the seabed.

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Landfall Works at Boygrift - Viking Link Project

Mariners are advised about landfall works at Boygrift, Lincolnshire (English Landfall) planned for the Viking Link project which is an HVDC electricity transmission interconnector between Denmark and England, a joint venture between National Grid and Energinet. The cable landfall works include cable repositioning on seabed, diving operations and soil reinstatement.

The marine landfall works are ongoing with expected completion in UK waters by the end of April 2022. The marine landfall works covers cable relocation inside the pre-excavated trench and excavation works. Diving works, including inspection and preparation activities are also foreseen. Round Norwegian marker buoys will mark areas where spoil is temporarily left in place and poses a hazard to navigation.

The works are being managed by Prysmian PowerLink carried out by GPC Cumbria using the following vessels:

  • Severn Supporter Call Sign: MHBD6 (Multicat) - support vessel.
  • Vanishing point 2 Call Sign: 2FYL6 - for diving support & survey activities.

A dedicated guard vessel will be in position to guard the area at the landfall.

 

Vessels are requested to pass at a safe speed and distance and fishing vessels are advised to remain a safe distance, approximately 1000m from the areas identified. Dive works will be ongoing and during the works the vessel will have restricted manoeuvrability as it completes its work scope.

The Communication between the vessels will be through CH67 & 72.

VHF CH 16 will be monitored at all times and will be used to contact the coastguard in the event of an emergency  

 

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Drilling Activity - Valaris 122 at Jaws

The Valaris 122 (jack up drilling rig) will be conducting drilling and completion operations at the Jaws field on the 22/12D-Jaws well. The Valaris 122 will be drilling at a standalone location in the Jaws field on a single well campaign. The total duration of drilling and completion activities is expected to last approximately 145 days.

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Large Anchor (reported by fishing vessel)

A fishing vessel has reported snagging a ‘6,000lb anchor’. Although the vessel managed to haul this to the surface, it was dropped due to its size and weight.

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Extremely heavy object (reported by fishing vessel)

A fishing vessel has reported snagging an extremely heavy object at the below position. It is not known what the object is.

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Rig - Scarabeo 8

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Stena Spey

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Seafox 7

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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PL21 Pipeline Free Span

Free Spans located on PL21 during recent Pipeline survey

Various free spans loacted outwith safe criteria, all details below. 

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Free Spans on PL 85 - Hewett Field

During recent pipeline surveys various areas of pipeline were found to be free spanning.

Free spans were identified at the following locations. 

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Free Spans on PL83 - Hewett Gas Field

During a recent pipeline survey various free spans were identified on PL83.

Free Spans are found at the following locations 

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Anchor Listing for Safe Caledonia at Elgin PUQ

The Flotel Safe Caledonia is alongside ELGIN PUQ – within 500m zone. Providing additional accommodation for ongoing fabric maintenance campaign. Anchor Location Listing

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Safe Caledonia at Elgin PUQ

The Flotel Safe Caledonia is alongside ELGIN PUQ – within 500m zone. Providing additional accommodation for ongoing fabric maintenance campaign. Duration extended to over Winter at site and recommence work in Spring 2022 to Oct 2022

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Uncharted Wreck - Outer Dowsing Offshore Windfarm

A marked wreck not on the Admiralty chart or wreckfinder has been discovered by the guard vessel Celena within the Outer Dowsing Offshore Windfarm.

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Rig - Valaris 249

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Deployment of Floating LiDAR Buoy - Berwick Bank Wind Farm

Mariners are advised that SSE Renewables will be deploying a floating LiDAR Buoy within the proposed Berwick Bank Wind Farm array area.

The LiDAR buoy will measure the wind conditions to provide valuable meteorological data to the offshore community that is needed for offshore wind resource characterisation

 

All locations referred to are outlined in Table 1 and displayed Figure 1 within the Notice to Mariners (provided as an attachment to this notice). These locations are all within the Berwick Bank Wind Farm (BBWF) in the outer Firth of Forth on the east coast of Scotland.

 

Expected arrival on site is 5th to 22nd November 2021 with the works completed the same day, weather conditions permitting. Therefore, we would like the validity period for this Notice to Mariners to be the 01 November 2021 – 30 November 2022 to allow for any eventualities during installation operations and also to cover any ongoing O&M activities throughout the deployment period.

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Seagreen Offshore Windfarm - Foundation Grout Installation

Grout will be installed in the Wind Turbine Generator foundation suction caisson voids within the Seagreen site boundary

On behalf of Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd, Seaway 7 will install grout to the Wind Turbine Generator foundation suction caisson voids within the Seagreen Site Boundary. The vessel EDT Hercules will transport the grouting mix to site and set up at the requisite foundation location. A grout hose will be connected to the suction caisson with the grouting mixture being injected into the caisson void. A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) will also be utilised in this operation.

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Carradale - Arran North and South Subsea Cables Charting Errors

The charted locations of the Carradale to Arran subsea electricity cables in the Kilbrannan Sound may be inaccurate and are being reviewed. Any corrections required will be issued as soon as possible. Mariners should be aware that the true cable locations may be up to ~300m from the presently charted positions. The location of this hazard notice is not indicative of any true cable location and is for information only.

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Areas of Exposure & Suspension - Carradale to Arran North Subsea Cable

Mariners should be aware that the Carradale to Arran North cable has areas of exposure and suspension.

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Fishing Hazard - Dons Fields Decommissioning Works

The Northern Producer FPF has been removed from it’s moorings and towed to port for decommissioning but the subsea assets within the Northern Producer FPF 500m zone will remain in place on the seabed and could pose a snag hazard to fishermen

The Northern Producer FPF has been removed from it’s moorings and towed to port for decommissioning but the subsea assets within the Northern Producer FPF 500m zone will remain in place on the seabed and could pose a snag hazard to fishermen therefore the Thistle Alpha Platform ERRV will act as a guard vessel until the 500m zone clearance is performed in 2022.

 

This includes the 8 No Risers draped over the Mid Water Arch (MWA), the MWA Clumpweight Guide Frame, the Riser Base Structure (RBS) and the surface laid pipelines / Umbilicals.  The MWA will remain in the water column at a depth of 112m and will remain tethered to the seabed via the clumpweight guide frame. The risers will remain draped over the MWA with one end on the seabed and the other end will remain connected to the RBS so that they remain stable. The existing stabilisation mattresses will remain in place over the surface laid pipelines/umbilicals.

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ADCP deployments on the seabed - Skye and Outer Hebrides

Deployment of three scientific Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers on the sea bed for 6 months – no surface markers.

We will be deploying three scientific Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers on the sea bed for 12 months from October 2021 to collect currents data for environmental monitoring and hydrodynamic model validation.  The instruments have no surface markers and will be recovered using acoustic releases.  Two of the instruments will be inside low profile trawl-resistant frame (Little Minch, west of Skye, and Linn Crowlin, east of Skye) and one inside a steel frame (Loch Erisort, east of Lewis).  See attachment for photos of the frames, a chart with their position and their positional details.

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Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm - Scour Protection Installation

Subsea Scour Protection rock installation will commence on the Seagreen Offshore Windfarm foundation structures within the site boundary.

On behalf of Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd, Seaway 7 will install seabed scour protection rock to the foundation structures within the site boundary. The Flexible Fall Pipe Vessel (FFPV) Bravenes will transport and install the rock on the seabed using its flexible fall pipe system. This allows the scour protection to be installed with a high degree of accuracy. An ROV at the end of the fall pipe will be utilised to control the flow of rock to the seabed.

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Hazard - Potential Anchor

Heavy Weight dropped from a French Trawler, potentially a dropped anchor.

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Cement Overspill at Jacky Field

Cement over spill from historic drilling campaign. Noticed when Jacky platform was removed. This item could potential snag. Approximate size 4m x 5m. 2m in height.

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Deployment of Wave Data Buoy

Deployment of a temporary Wave Data Buoy. On behalf of Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd. Seaway 7 will deploy a temporary Wave rider buoy to assist the Heavy lift vessel Saipem 7000 to install foundations. The Waver rider buoy will stay on location until the completion of foundation installation phase.

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Carradale - Arran South Subsea Power Cable areas of exposure

Mariners should be aware that the Carradale - Arran South subsea power cable has areas of exposure and suspension.

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Abandoned Well - 205/26b-14

No structures left on the seabed – decommissioned fully.

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Seagreen Offshore Windfarm - Deployment of a Guard Vessel

Due to construction activity commencing within the Seagreen development site a guard vessel will be deployed.

In conjunction with the commencement of wind turbine generator foundation installation activities, Seaway 7 will deploy a site Guard Vessel on behalf of Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd. The vessel will be deployed on or around the 01st October and will make six hourly VHF radio broadcasts containing information regarding the Seagreen development, including installation activity, safety zone information and site demarcation buoyage information. The first guard vessel to arrive will be the Renown FR246.

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Abandoned Well - 3/28-1

No structures left on the seabed – decommissioned fully.

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Rig - West Linus

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Presence of Crossing Matts over Shell Fulmar PL934

Presence of Crossing Matts over Shell Fulmar PL934. Dimensions: 6.0m x 3.0m x 0.15m & 6.0m x 3.0m x 0.30m

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Construction work - Seagreen Offshore Windfarm

On behalf of Seagreen Wind Energy, Seaway 7 will commence installation of 114 three legged suction caisson foundation structures. The foundations will be towed from Nigg,Cromarty Firth.On arrival at site the foundations will be installed by the Heavy Lift vessel Saipem 7000.The tug Nicobar will assist the Heavy Lift vessel with barge mooring operations.Foundation grouting operations will take place from the vessel EDT Hercules. Installation is expected to commence on or around 1st October 2021.

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Survey - Leverett Site Survey (Ref: 1316)

A 6 Day site survey at Leverett using the Vessel Ocean Resolution call sign: 3EIP9 between 3rd October 2021 - 31st January 2022.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Gardline Limited

Ocean Resolution

3EIP9

1200m

3m

03/10/2021 - 31/01/2022

For 6 Days

21

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Sanday - Eday subsea cable installation

A new subsea electricity cable between Spurness (Sanday) and London Bay (Eday) has been installed. The cable is surface laid in proximity to the previous and now out of service cable.

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Eday - Westray subsea electricity cable installation

A new subsea electricity cable has been installed between Fersness Bay (Eday) and near Point of Geldibist (Westray). The cable is installed on the seabed in proximity to the previous and now out of service cable

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Wave Buoy Deployment - London Array Offshore Wind Farm

A Wave Rider Buoy will be deployed onsite from 24th September until further notice as part of ongoing monitoring of offshore conditions to support operations. Spectrum Offshore will be engaged to deploy the buoy. Description of wave rider buoy: Yellow spherical buoy, transparent top dome with solar panels and flashing light. Weight: 197kg Size: 1.10m Diameter. The buoy is connected to a subsea weight on a surface line. Vessels are requested to always maintain a 250m clearance around the buoy.

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Construction of Wind Farm - Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm Limited

Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm Limited (NnGOWL) will commence construction work for Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Wind Farm, from the 9th August 2020, with the start of casing and pile installation operations on the wind farm site.

NnGOWL is developing the NnG Offshore Wind Farm, jointly owned by EDF Renewables and ESB, which is located in the outer Firth of Forth, Scotland. The NnG wind farm area is 15 km east off Fife Ness and 29 km from the East Lothian coastline and covers an area of 105 km2

The wind farm consists of 54 no. wind turbines (WTGs) and 2 no. Offshore Substation Platforms (OSPs), with a total capacity of approximately 45 0MW. Water depths across the offshore wind farm area generally range from 40 to 60 m below LAT. The generated power will be transmitted to the grid via two subsea export cable circuits which will reach landfall at Thorntonloch Beach, East Lothian, Scotland. Specific details and location of activities within the Wind Farm Area and Export Cable Corridor will be provided via subsequent notices as work progresses.

 

Buoyage

 

Five special markers are now in position:

 

Name Location

SP 1 - Special Mark - Fl Y 5s light character

56°18.180'N 02°12.075'W

SP 2 - Special Mark - Fl Y 5s light character

56°15.643'N 02°09.329'W

SP 3 - Special Mark - Fl Y 5s light character

56°12.294'N 02°15.796'W

SP 4 - Special Mark - Fl Y 5s light character

56°14.038'N 02°18.975'W

SP 5 - Special Mark - Fl Y 5s light character

56°18.924'N 02°18.951'W

 

Four cardinal buoys are due to be deployed the week commencing 16th March. Planned deployment locations

 

Name Location

NNG - North Cardinal - Quick (Q) white light character

56°20.425'N 02°14.617'W

NNG - East Cardinal - Q (3) 10 s white light character

56°14.329'N 02°08.558'W

NNG - South Cardinal - Q (6) + Long (L) FL 15 s white light character

56°12.294'N 02°09.760'W

NNG - West Cardinal - Q (9) 15 s white light character

56°17.057'N 02°21.084'W

 

A steel chain will be connected to each marker buoy, and the chain will be present through the water column, connected to an anchor placed on the seabed.

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Pentland Floating Offshore Wind SEAWATCH LiDAR Buoy

Fugro have deployed a SeaWatch LiDAR Buoy (SWLB) within the Pentland Firth, located off the north coast of Scotland. The equipment will be deployed for approximately one year and has been moored through a combination of steel chains, rope and rubber cord to approximately 2250 kg anchor weight at the seabed.

Fugro have deployed a SeaWatch LiDAR Buoy (SWLB); this is a sea state measurement instrument (referred to as ‘the equipment’). The deployment location is within the UK Sector of the North Sea off the north coast of Scotland.

  • The equipment was deployed on 29 August 2021, and will be deployed for approximately one year.
  • The equipment's location is provided within the attached Notice to Mariners.
  • Scheduled maintenance of the equipment is planned every six months, but unforeseen maintenance may be required.
  • The equipment has been moored through a combination of steel chains, rope and rubber cord to approximately 2250 kg anchor weight at the seabed.
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Rig - West Phoenix

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Maersk Reacher

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Survey - Devil's Hole Horst (Ref: 1290)

A 71 Days Site Survey at Devil's Hole Horst using vessel Akademik Nemchinov call sign: UETM between 1st September 2021 - 31st July 2022.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

North Sea Natural Resources Ltd

Akademik Nemchinov

UETM

N/A

01/09/2021 - 31/07/2022

For 71 Days

27, 28

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Application for Offshore Development Area - Seagull Umbilical

Neptune E&P UK Ltd would like to request to establish an additional offshore development area in Block 22/29C for the Seagull Umbilical location.

The Seagull Field is located on UK licence P1622 Block 22/29C. 17km south of the Eastern Trough area Project (ETAP) Central Production Facility (CPF). Neptune will develop the Seagull reservoir as a subsea tie‐back to existing seabed infrastructure over the BP operated ETAP CPF. The development is high pressure and high temperature and Neptune is the Operator for the subsea development. Neptune will also drill and complete the Seagull Wells and shall retain overall Project responsibility.

The Seagull development will require installation of new subsea equipment as follows: Four Xmas Trees; a 4 slot manifold; a 17km control umbilical (including hydraulic, electrical and chemical supplies) direct from ETAP to Seagull; a 5km 10” production pipeline; a 5km 3.5” wash water pipeline from Seagull to the existing Egret manifold; and a Wye manifold adjacent to the existing Egret manifold, through which the new Seagull production pipeline will connect with the Heron cluster pipeline system connected back to the ETAP CPF. From ETAP CPF Seagull oil and gas will be exported to shore through the GAEL and FPS pipeline systems to the Kinneil Terminal onshore.

 

We already have an ODA established covering the Seagull drill centre and the Egret manifold and would like to request to extend the ODA to incorporate the entire Seagull works area. The extended Offshore development area will be required commencing from September 2021 ‐ March 2023.

 

 

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Survey - Dunnottar Exploration Well VSP (Ref: 1270)

A 1 Day Vertical Seismic Survey between 31st August 2021 and 31st August 2022.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Chrysaor Petroleum

Company U.K Limited

 

5m

31/08/2021 - 31/08/2022

For 1 Day

30

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New Suspended Wellhead - 42/28d - 16

Suspended wellhead structure on seabed.

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Rig - Valaris 120

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending hundreds of metres outside this zone.

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Pipeline Span - Dunbar to Alwyn: PL1043

Significant free-spans have been identified along the PL1043 Dunbar to Alwyn pipeline

Significant free-spans have been identified along the PL1043 Dunbar to Alwyn pipeline : Please exercise caution in these areas

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Plugged and Abandoned Well : Sween

Sween UKCS 3/30 : Abandoned Wellhead (3/30-7)

No overtrawlability trial done yet, rough ground may be experienced.

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Plugged and Abandoned Well : Balvenie

Balvenie UKCS 3/14: Abandoned Wellhead (3/14d-18)

No overtrawlability trial done yet, rough ground may be experienced.

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Deployment of 2 x Metocean Buoys - North of Cromer

Partrac is to deploy two large metocean buoys (E03 and E13) at two separate locations approximately 18 miles northwest of Cromer and 28 miles north of Cromer in the southern North Sea 

Partrac is to deploy two large metocean buoys (E03 and E13) at two separate locations approximately 18 miles northwest of Cromer and 28 miles north of Cromer in the southern North Sea 

 

Once deployed, please maintain a 500m exclusion around each buoy.

 

Deployment is estimated to be carried out over one day from the 5th May 2021, weather permitting.

 

The deployments will be completed by the vessel Isle of Jura.

 

The surface buoys will include: AIS; A day shape of yellow St Andrews Cross; radar reflector; and yellow navigation light.

 

The metocean buoys record meteorological data and are anchored to the seabed by means of a mooring chain and a ground weight. The buoy has dimensions of 4m x 4m, and when deployed the tallest mast on the buoy sits approx. 4m above the water line  

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Rig - Noble Sam Turner

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig Movement - Safe Caledonia

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending hundreds of metres outside this zone.

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Rig - COSL Innovator

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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