Conwy Marina has started it’s restricted programme of Winter sill gate operation:
Berth holders are advised that, with immediate affect, sill gate operations will not take place during the hours of darkness and during any severe inclement weather.
Vessels wishing to access or egress the marina during this time are asked where possible, to navigate close to high water with the gate in a raised position and to contact the Marina for depth clearances.
Vessels wishing to access or egress outside of these hours are asked to request a gate operation giving as much notice as possible.
Reducing sill gate operations during the quieter winter months has proven to help significantly reduce the levels of siltation in the marina during these peak months and we thank you for your continued co-operation.
Mariners are advised that a damaged pontoon remains submerged in Marina Bay representing a potential hazard to navigation; no vessels are to enter Marina Bay. The pontoon is marked with seven yellow marker buoys. A lit isolated danger mark has been laid in position 53° 17.365’ N 003° 49.987’ W. Mariners are to keep to the Deganwy side of the buoy when passing. A further notice will be issued when the pontoon has been recovered.
All mariners are advised that local notice to mariners 10/2016 is cancelled. The wreck of the ‘Limara’ has now been recovered.
Matthew Forbes MSc LLB (hons) BSc MNI Conwy Harbour Master
We have had the following email form the Harbour Master regarding the new position of the buoys for the North Deeps new route.
We have now moved the North Deep marks to the co-ordinates listed below to mark the new channel. We have also rigged two ‘race marks’ with yellow beach marker buoys:
NDI 53 18′.370 N 03 50′.920 W
NDM 53 18′.662 N 03 51′.659 W
NDO 53 18′.864 N 03 52′.208 W
53 19′.180 N 03 55′.845 W
53 18′.626 N 03 53′.012 W
We will issue a local notice to mariners.
I would be grateful for any feedback on the positioning of the marks.
This is not official yet and should be used with caution as the North Deep was used. Initial feedback indicates that there is more water in this channel than the old North Deep. If you could feedback any of your own comments to me I will summarise them as a club and pass them on to the harbour master.