PORT OF FLEETW OOD
NOTICE to MARINERS 04 of 2017 - 16th January 2017
No. 3 buoy reported unlit
Mariners are hereby advised that the No.3 buoy has been reported and confirmed as unlit.
Mariners are therefore advised to navigate with extreme caution until such time as the light has been repaired.
NOTICE to MARINERS 03 of 2017 - 13th January 2017
Mariners are hereby advised that it has been reported that the top section of No.6 buoy has broken away in the weather and has been reported moving upstream on the River Wyre.
Mariners are further advised to navigate with extreme caution until such time as the unlighted lower part of the buoy has been recovered and a replacement buoy placed back on station.
Mariners are requested to keep a sharp lookout for the top part of the buoy, and to report any sightings to Fleetwood Docks Radio on vhf ch 12 or by leaving a message on 01253 872 351 if the Lockhead is shut and no response is received.
NOTICE to MARINERS 01 of 2017
List of LNtMs currently in force
Mariners are hereby advised that the following Local Notices to Mariners remain in force:
LNtM 01 General Directions for navigation
LNtM 27 Bunkering requirements
LNtM 30 Hull cleaning
LNtM 42 VHF radio frequencies
LNtM 21 Obstruction
LNtM 11 Controlling depth
LNtM 25 Sluicing dates for 2017
LNtM 26 Passage Planning
LNtMs 01/2016, 17/2016, 22/2016, 23/2016 & 24/2016 are hereby cancelled’
Captain Guy Lockwood
Tel: 01253 879 050
3rd January 2017
Owners, Agents, Charterers, Fishermen and Recreational Sailing Organisations should ensure that the contents of this notice are made known to the masters or persons in charge of their vessels or craft.
NOTICE to MARINERS 03 of 2015
SLUICING OF THE DOCK CHANNEL
Mariners are advised that sluicing of the dock channel will take place over the LW period after the
following HW Tide times:
January 21st 11.29 22nd 12.14 23rd 00.40 February 19th 11.13 20th 11.58 21st 12.43 March 19th 10.08 20th 10.54 21st 11.39 April 17th10.47 18th 11.34 19th 12.19 May 17th11.15 18th 12.01 20th 01.05 August 2nd 00.51 2nd 13.18 4th 01.22 29th 23.48 30th 12.15 September 1st 13.44 28th 11.54 29th 12.38 30th 13.22 October 27th 10.33 28th 11.18 29th 12.02 November 25th 22.36 26th 11.00
Vessels are not permitted to remain on the waiting pontoon over the low water period of sluicing.
Vessels are advised to ensure that there is sufficient scope in their moorings to allow for the fall in dock level.
The lock gates may close slightly earlier than usual after High Water on these tides.
If you require a lock in, but no later than 1.5hrs after HW, please advise lock head staff before HW. For further information please call “Fleetwood Dock” on vhf channel ch. 12
This notice will self cancel on 27th November 2015
Captain Guy Lockwood Harbour Master
19th January 2015
Channel Constants Mariners are hereby advised that following survey, the controlling depth for navigating the Fleetwood channel between the Fairway and No.20 buoys is now drying 0.5 m above chart datum. This depth is to be found just inside the green toe-line adjacent to the No. 7 buoy. The remainder of the Fleetwood and Dock Channels are currently drying to various heights; mariners are advised to consult the latest soundings chart available outside the Marina office. Mariners are also advised that the Dock Channel, particularly around the No. 23,23a & 24 buoys is constantly changing and extra care should be taken when navigating in this area.. These depths are only valid at the time of survey and are liable to variation due to siltation. Mariners are requested to ensure that they allow an adequate under keel clearance, appropriate to their vessel, especially when navigating over the low water periods.