|QUEEN’S HARBOUR MASTER PLYMOUTH|
|PLYMNAVWARN 015 – Self cancelling|
|NAVWARN No 15/21|
ISSUED – 28 JANUARY 2021
BY LONGROOM PORT CONTROL
PLYMNAVWARN 015-21 SELF CANCELLING
1. DRAYSTONE NAVIGATIONAL BUOY IS NOW LIT
2. OSR(N) BUOY IS NOW LIT
3. OSR(S) BUOY IS NOW LIT
4. MARINERS ARE ADVISED ACCORDINGLY
5. CANCEL PLYMNAVWARN 011/21, 013/21 & 014/21
6. PLYMNAVWARNS IN FORCE 001-005, 009 & 015/21
PLYMNAVWARN 009-21 (PLYMOUTH SOUND WESTERN BREAKWATER LIGHT-UPDATE)
1. PLYMOUTH SOUND WESTERN BREAKWATER ALL ROUND WHITE/RED SECTORED LIGHT IS RELIT AND NOW FUNCTIONING CORRECTLY
2. PLYMOUTH SOUND WESTERN BREAKWATER DIRECTIONAL ISO W (4s) LIGHT REMAINS UNLIT.
3. MARINERS ARE ADVISED ACCORDINGLY
4. CANCEL PLYMNAVWARN 008/21
5. PLYMNAVWARNS IN FORCE 001-005 & 009/21
We have received additional guidance relating to boating and leisure activities from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for this period of COVID-19 Lockdown.
This guidance confirms that: “boating is allowed as exercise in England. This covers all sailing boats/yachts as long as they abide by the gathering limits, social distancing rules and stay local rules.” This does not include organised activity, which is not permitted apart from a few very specific exceptions listed in the guidance.
You must also ensure, in addition to the national guidance, that you follow the guidance of your berth operator (marina, mooring association) and you should check they are open and operational prior to setting out.
We urge all water users to follow the government guidance at all times and to always act within the spirit of the national lockdown.
Below is a list of useful links and guidance:
PLYMOUTH LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS4/21
MOVING EXCLUSION ZONES FOR DESIGNATED VESSELS
- 1 This notice is a direction from the Queen’s Harbour Master Plymouth (QHM) pursuant to the Dockyard of Plymouth Order 2020.
- 2 The new Dockyard Port of Plymouth Order 2020 includes the provision for QHM to establish a moving exclusion zone(MEZ) around specified vessels for the protection of that vessel and to ensure its safe passage.
- 3 An MEZ will be established for large tidally constrained warships, auxiliaries and support vessels and all submarine movements within the Dockyard Port. The exclusion zone will extend 250m ahead of and 100m abeam and astern of the vessel.
- 4 With the exception of submarines,a vessel to which an MEZ applies shall display:
- A Between sunrise and sunset, two black diamond shapes vertically disposed.
- B Between sunset and sunrise, in restricted visibility and at other times when deemed necessary, two all-round flashing red lights at the masthead horizontally disposed. If a vessel is not fitted with these lights,3 all-round red lights vertically disposed may be displayed in their place.
- 5 For a submarine movement the presence of the MEZ will be indicated by the escorting tugs displaying:
- A Black cylinder by day.
- B 3 all-round red lights vertically disposed by night or in restricted visibility.
- 6 When an MEZ is in effect:
- A The zone must not be entered by any vessel underway with the exception of MoD vessels and vessels supporting the move.
- B Any vessel alongside, at anchor, at a buoy or mooring within the MEZ shall not get underway until the entitled vessel/submarine has passed.
|PLNTM 024 REMOTE AND AUTONOMOUS VESSELS TRIALS – INFORMATION|
|LNTM No 024/21|
|PLYMOUTH LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS 24/21PLYMOUTH SOUND REMOTE & AUTONOMOUS VESSELS TRIALS – INFORMATION 1 This notice is for information from the Queen’s Harbour Master Plymouth pursuant to the Dockyard Port of Plymouth Order2020. 2 Unmanned surface and underwater remotely operated and autonomous vessel trials areregularlyconducted within the Dockyard Port of Plymouth (DPOP). The following acronyms are used as identifiers: USV: Unmanned Surface Vessel AUV: Autonomous Underwater Vehicle UUV: Unmanned Underwater Vehicle ROV: Remotely Operated Vehicle 3 Two designatedareas are routinely used for trials,Cawsand Bay and South of the Breakwater (see annex A).However,trials outside these areas may beconducted, subject toQHMapproval. 4 Within the DPOP Remote/Autonomousvessels conducting trialsare required to be escorted by a support vessel,at all times. Trials vessels/platforms will normally be towed to the designated trials areas. A support vessel will remainin close proximityto thetrials vessel, where appropriate show signals as required by the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea andwillmonitor VHF Channel14throughout. The support vessel may approach other vessels to alert them to the presence of thetrials vessel/platform. 5 Marinersencountering a vessel conducting remote/autonomous trialsare requested to pass at a safe distance and to minimise wash. 6 A separate PLNTM may be issued for any trials outside the above areas or those of aparticular sensitive nature or requiring specific additional safety measures. 01 January2021|
DOCKYARD PORT OF PLYMOUTH – PRIVATE MOORINGS – DIRECTION
1. This notice is a direction by the Queens Harbour Master Plymouth in exercise of powers conferred by the Dockyard Port of Plymouth Order 2020, and is issued pursuant to that Order, Schedule 1 Regulations 18 and 19.
2. Licences to Lay Moorings for all private moorings in the Dockyard Port of Plymouth, including the tidal waters of the Rivers Tamar, Tavy, Lynher and Plym and all bays, creeks, lakes and pools, are issued at the discretion of the Queen’s Harbour Master Plymouth. They are renewable annually on 1 April.
3. All private moorings within the Dockyard Port of Plymouth are to be marked by a buoy bearing an identification number/letter. They are to be fit for purpose.
4. No private mooring is to be laid without first obtaining the written permission of the owner of the fundus or foreshore concerned. Moorings laid without such authorisation are an infringement of the fundus/foreshore owner’s legal rights.
5. Moorings within mooring block allocations are the responsibility of the organisation holding the Licence to Lay Moorings for the block.
6. All mooring tenants or private mooring holders should ensure that they hold adequate insurance, particularly third party liability insurance and wreck removal insurance. Mooring block licence holders may seek written assurance from their tenants that such insurance is held.
7. The Queen’s Harbour Master Plymouth reserves the right to review Licences to Lay Moorings and no undertaking is given that licence conditions will remain unchanged. The Queen’s Harbour Master Plymouth retains the authority to revoke Licences to Lay Moorings if the conditions are not adhered to.
8. Any mooring which is not licensed by the Queen’s Harbour Master Plymouth is in contravention of the Dockyard Port of Plymouth Order 2020; this constitutes an offence.
1st January 2021
ISSUED 1st JANUARY 2021
BY LONGROOM PORT CONTROL
VTS SERVICE – PORT CONTROL STATIONS REDUCED MANNING
REF/A/ALRS VOL 6(1) PLYMOUTH – VTS SERVICE.
- PLYMOUTH PORT CONTROL STATIONS WILL OPERATE WITH REDUCED MANNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
- EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO MAINTAIN NORMAL LEVELS OF VTS SERVICE DURING THE PERIOD. HOWEVER, IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO ADJUST OR DELAY VESSEL MOVEMENTS DEPENDANT UPON TRAFFIC DENSITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS TO ENSURE THE CONTINUED SAFE OPERATION OF THE PORT.
- CANCEL PLYMNAVWARN 039/20
- PLYMNAVWARNS IN FORCE 001-005/21