Caernarfon Notice to Mariners 01/2022

Mariners are advised that the vessel Seven Guardian will be undertaking a small-scale scientific survey (grab sampling) between 28thMarch – 16th April in the Caernarfon Bay Area including the approaches to Caernarfon.

Sampling will take approximately 2 days and will involve lowering and retrieving a small sediment grab sampler at locations across the bay from Porthdinllean to around the Caernarfon Bar.

David John O’Neill
Harbwr Feistr Caernarfon Harbour Master

Trinity House Notice to Mariners 02/2022

Discontinuation of DGPS

Trinity House wishes to remind vessel owners, operators and masters of the contents of previously issued Notice to Mariners 19/2020. After careful consideration of the results of a comprehensive user consultation process, the General Lighthouse Authorities for the UK and Ireland have concluded that their Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) is no longer required and have made the decision that the system will be discontinued from 31st March 2022.

Conwy Notice to Mariners 20/2021

Local Notice to Mariners 17/18/19 2021 are hereby cancelled.

The wreck of the 36 foot yacht ‘Second Life’ now lies 10 metres up river of the low water access pontoon. The wreck is marked with an isolated danger mark. All mariners are advised to avoid navigation near the low water pontoon and in no circumstances to pass inside of the isolated danger mark and pontoon. A further notice will be issued once the wreck is moved.

Matthew Forbes
MSc LLB (hons) BSc MNI
Conwy Harbour Master

Conwy Notice to Mariners 18/2021

As a result of Storm Arwen three vessels broke moorings strops and are lying aground to the south of Conwy Bridge.  The three vessels are anchored but are unlit and unmanned:

  1. Jo-ka’ has a green hull and is lying in the vicinity of Gyffin river. 
  2. Got knotted’ has a white hull and is lying off Glan Conwy.
  3. Moanna’ has blue hull and is lying to the south of Benarth.  ‘Moanna‘ has now been recovered.

The vessels will be refloated when tidal heights permit.  All Mariners are advised to navigate with caution if navigating up the Conwy River south of Conwy Bridge.  An update will be made when the vessels are removed.

Matthew Forbes
MSc LLB (hons) BSc MNI
Conwy Harbour Master

Conwy Notice to Mariners 17/2021

As a result of Storm Arwen four vessels have sunk in Conwy Harbour. All Mariners are advised to navigate with caution if entering Conwy Harbour and to avoid navigating near the pontoons. The wrecks are unmarked.

A further update will be lifted once the wrecks are removed.

Matthew Forbes
MSc LLB (hons) BSc MNI
Conwy Harbour Master

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