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05/02/2018

Notice to Mariners No.32 of 2018 - Datawell Directional Wave Survey Buoy

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, a Datawell Directional Wave Rider MkIII Survey Buoy Fl(5)Y,20s will be deployed in approx. position Lat 51º27.5’N Long 005º14’W. 2. The research buoy is the operated by Swansea […]

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02/02/2018

Notice to Mariners No.31 of 2018 - Newton Noyes Navigation Lights

1.MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, the 2 vertical red lights at the East end of Newton Noyes jetty are back in service.  (Approximate position 51o42’14N 005o00’77W).   2.Admiralty charts 3273 & 3274 and Imray Y26 & 2600 […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.28 of 2018 - Ecological Surveys in Milford Haven and Pennar Gut

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, ecological surveys will take place on the Haven between 22nd January 2018 and 17th December 2018. 2. Otter Trawl surveys will be undertaken in February, May, August and November by the […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.27 of 2018 - Benthic Grab Surveys in Milford Haven and Pennar Gut

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, ecological surveys will take place on the Haven between 11th and 12th July 2018. 2. Benthic grab samples will be taken by the vessel “Sea Leopard” which will maintain a listening watch […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.26 of 2018 - Turbot Bank Buoy

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that Turbot Bank Buoy (VQ (9) 10s) in approximate position 51° 37.43N  005° 10.06W is missing its top mark. 2. Mariners should navigate the area with caution. 3. A further Notice to Mariners […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.25 of 2018 - Maintenance work to Milford Marina Lock Gates

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that maintenance works will commence in Milford Lock (approximate position 51º42.’6 N   005º02.’32 W) from about 8th January 2018 for approximately 4 weeks.  2. The crane barge SKYLINE […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.24 of 2018 - Obstructing the fairway

1. MARINERS ARE REMINDED that vessel movements may occur with limited under keel clearance and in order to navigate safely requires the vessel to remain in the channel. 2. No vessel, whether under sail or power, which is not […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.23 of 2018 - Weighted Heaving Lines

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that the practice of weighting heaving lines with infills of metal and like objects poses a significant risk of injury and is not acceptable in Milford Haven. 2. Monkeys fist or similar may be […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.22 of 2018 - Letting go tug lines

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

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.21 of 2018 - Controlled and Exclusion Zones

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, for enhancement of safety, certain specified vessels whilst navigating within the jurisdiction of the port may be allocated zones as follows: Controlled Zones Extending 1 mile ahead and […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.20 of 2018 - Message Markers

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, in accordance with IALA V103 training, Milford Haven Port Control will use Standard Marine Communication Phrases (SMCP) message markers when in communication with vessels transiting within […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.19 of 2018 - Hazards to navigation

1. Following a number of incidents that have occurred in the Haven, fishermen are reminded of the hazard to navigation that lost fishing nets pose to Haven users, specifically for large vessels by becoming entangled in […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.18 of 2018 - Passage planning and pre-movement declaration

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that aids to passage planning for Milford Haven are now available electronically. 2. Mariners may go to www.mhpa.co.uk to download charts showing the Milford Haven Waterway and our Master/Pilot […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.17 of 2018 - Passage Planning

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that passage plans are a requirement for every movement of reporting vessels of more than 50 metres LOA within the limits of the jurisdiction of Milford Haven Port Authority. 2. General […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.16 of 2018 - Exclusion Zone

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED that an exclusion zone for fishing including potting and diving has been established in the Haven. 2. Fishing, potting and diving must not take place within a 100 metres radius of position 51o […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.15 of 2018 - Warning that photographs and video pictures may by taken and used as evidence

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

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.14 of 2018 - Coding of Workboats

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED that it is a requirement of Milford Haven Port Authority that any workboat offered for commercial use within the Haven must be coded under the appropriate Code of Practice OR present a Category 6 […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.13 of 2018 - Fishing Pot Markers

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED that fishing pots must not be laid in the main navigation channels. 2. Lines to marker buoys can foul propellers and cause a hazard to navigation. 3. Any pots laid outside the channel or […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.12 of 2018 - Escort Tug Wash

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that large wash may be experienced in the vicinity of the West Channel – St. Ann’s Head to Dale Point and Sheep Island to Thorn Island. 2. Harbour tugs engaged in active or passive escorting […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.11 of 2018 - Waterskiing, Aquaplaning or similar activities not permitted amongst moorings

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED that waterskiing, aquaplaning or similar activities are not permitted amongst moorings or between moorings and the shore. Users participating in such activities should give moorings and vessels […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.10 of 2018 - Moored Vessels - Interaction

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED of the need to navigate with care when passing moored vessels. 2. In particular, the effects of interaction which can cause such vessels to surge alongside with potential adverse effects to […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.09 of 2018 - Beam Trawlers

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

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15/01/2018

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

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED that, small craft should proceed with caution when passing vessels mooring or unmooring with the aid of tugs. 2. These tugs, when pushing a vessel onto a berth may use their engines at full […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.07 of 2018 - Navigation outside recognised channels

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED that vessels or objects moored to licensed permanent buoys within the following designated “small craft mooring areas” are NOT required to exhibit, all round, white riding lights. 2. Mooring […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.06 of 2018 - Mixed Moorings

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

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.05 of 2018 - Alongside - Safety

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED of the dangers of embarking and disembarking vessels from jetties or quays within the Haven. 2. In particular, attention is drawn to the need for a vessel making fast to be fully secure and […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.04 of 2018 - Milford Haven Leading Lights - High Intensity Lights

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED that the following stations are fitted with high intensity lights for use in daylight in reduced visibility.   Station Approximate Position (WGS 84 datum (ETRS 89)) a.  West Block House, North […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.03 of 2018 - Safe Access for Pilots

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY REMINDED of their obligations to facilitate the safe embarkation and disembarkation of Pilots, as laid down by the current Merchant Shipping (Pilot Ladders and Hoists) Regulations. 2. In particular, […]

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.02 of 2018 - Milford Haven Port Control

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

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15/01/2018

Notice to Mariners No.01 of 2018 - Notices remaining in force

1. MARINERS ARE REMINDED that the following Notice to Mariners remain in force:   No.81 of 2017 – Cosheston Pill Buoyage No.86 of 2017 – Angle Bay Moorings No.115 of 2017 – Lock Gates at Milford Marina No.121 of 2017 – […]

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17/11/2017

Notice to Mariners No.121 of 2017 - Waverider Buoy and Admiralty Buoy

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that a Yellow Waverider Buoy Fl(5)W, 20secs will be moored on Dale Shelf Anchorage in approximate position 51º42.’22 N   005º08.’63 W. 2. An unlit Admiralty Mooring Buoy will be […]

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18/10/2017

Notice to Mariners No.115 of 2017 - Lock Gates at Milford Marina

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, the damaged gate is now secured to the outer turn of the lock pits entrance wall on the Milford side (East wall) and protrudes slightly into the lock entrance channel.  2. Access and Exit […]

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20/07/2017

Notice to Mariners No.86 of 2017 - Angle Bay Moorings

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, the westernmost of the buoys to the north of Angle bay and just south of the main channel, known locally as Angle bay moorings, and used exclusively as a temporary berth for Svitzer tugs, […]

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05/07/2017

Notice to Mariners No.81 of 2017 - Cosheston Pill Buoyage

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED that, the buoyage in Cosheston Pill will be undergoing maintenance commencing 5th July 2017.   2. The buoys will be lifted individually and taken ashore for painting and replaced temporarily by […]

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