Following the unfortunate incident with storm Debi that led to the damage of our temporary sill gate control panel housing, I am pleased to inform you that the new control panel housing is now complete, and we are ready to resume sill gate operations for daytime only.
We understand the inconvenience caused during the suspension of sill gate operations, and we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding during this period.
In the interest of everyone’s safety, we took the necessary precautions to suspend operations until we could guarantee the satisfactory reinstallation of the new housing and conduct thorough tests on the electrical equipment. Your safety and the integrity of our marina infrastructure are of utmost importance to us.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding throughout this process. Your patience is appreciated as we worked to ensure the safety and functionality of our sill gate system. Further updates on any developments will be provided promptly.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Once again, thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to smooth sill gate operations in the coming days.
We are sad to report that storm Debi has disappointingly torn down our temporary sill gate control panel housing.
We are currently working hard to ensure the panel is kept watertight and weatherproof while another temporary housing can be built and fitted.
In the interest of everyone’s safety we have elected to suspend all sill gate operations and leave the sill gate buoyant until such a time as a satisfactory reinstallation of a new housing and test of the electrical equipment has been completed.
Further updates will be provided in due course and we thank you for your understanding and patience.
All mariners are advised that the Beacons Pontoon is off station for repairs. The access gantry is laid on the riverbed and accordingly mariners should not navigate within the Beacons piles due to the underwater obstruction. A further notice will be issued once the pontoon is back on station. The present downtime is estimated until March 2024 due to pile repairs.
A lit isolated danger mark has now been positioned in co-ordinates :- 53°17.64N 003°50.35W
Matthew Forbes MSc LLB (hons) BSc AFNI Conwy Harbour Master
The marina gate will be temporarily out of action for essential cabling relocation works from the 30th October 2023 and will continue for approximately five days. During this period, the gate will be inaccessible and there will be no access or egress to and from the marina. There will also be no traffic light signals on the south tower.