Notice to Mariners: No 13(T) of 2018

Port of Southampton – Western Solent

Cable Laying Operations – 30th April to 13th May 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that between the 30th April and 13th May 2018 the barge WILL CARRY will be operating and laying cables in the Western Solent between Lepe Beach and Gurnard, Isle of Wight, as shown below. This area is also marked on Chart BA2037 as ‘Cable and Pipeline Area’.

The operation will be supported by workboats including WILL ENDEAVOUR, WILL SUPPLY and survey vessel MORVEN.

All vessels involved in the operation will maintain a listening watch on VHF channels 12 and 16 and will display lights and shapes as required by the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.

The WILL CARRY will be secured by a 4-point anchor system, with anchor wires deployed up to 500m from the barge in all directions, anchors will be marked by yellow buoys and a yellow flashing light. All mariners are requested to keep a good look out and pass to the outside of the anchor buoys.

This notice will be self-cancelling on 15th May 2018