Conwy Notice to Mariners 06/2021

Local Notice to Mariners 03/2021 is hereby cancelled.

The wreck of the Nicola Faith has been recovered ashore along with any associated debris required by the MAIB. The crane barge has recovered its anchors this morning and is now clear of the site.

The Notice of Direction to Prohibit Access: MAIB DIRECTION No 2/2021 issued on 13 May is hereby revoked.

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

Conwy Notice to Mariners 05/2021

Survey planned for Sunday 6th June 2021

Mersey Guardian Coastal Survey Vessel will be grab sampling in Conwy Bay and Red Wharf Bay between 07:00 and 15:00

The sampling will involve sediment sampling for invertebrates using a 0.1m2 grab sampler, with associated sediment particle size at two sites in Conwy Bay and two sites in Red Wharf Bay. The sampling platform will be the survey vessel Mersey Guardian operated by the Environment Agency and Briggs Marine and Environmental Services Ltd crew.  At the sampling target stations, a 0.1m2 scientific grab sampler will be carefully deployed approximately 10 times (at each location) from the dedicated scientific survey vessel by trained and skilled staff/crew using a motorised winch.

Mersey Guardian can be contacted on channel 12 or 16 on VHF

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

Caernarfon Notice to Mariners 18/2021

Due to an error in relation to the position of C8 in NtoM 17/2021 please find an amended version 18/2021.

Mariners are advised that the following Aid to Navigation are now in the appropriate positions noted below.

Mariners are advised that this Notice to Mariners 18/2021 now cancels all previous Notices relating to these specific Aids to Navigation.

Safe Water Mark53° 06.75′ N004° 24.80′ WLFl.10s
C153° 07.18′ N004° 24.60′ WFl.G.5s
C253° 07.319′ N004° 24.295′ WFl.R.10s
C353° 07.25′ N004° 23.87′ WQ.G
C453° 07.16′ N004° 22.99′ WQ.R
C553° 07.14′ N004° 23.36′ WFl(2)G.5s
C653° 07.22′ N004° 21.91′ WFl.R.5s
Mussel Bank53° 07.23′ N004° 20.93′ WFl(2)R.5s
C853° 07.68′ N004° 19.33′ WFl.R.3s

The printable bar chart is also available for download:

David John O’Neill
Harbwr Feistr Caernarfon Harbour Master

Caernarfon Notice to Mariners 17/2021

Mariners are advised that the following Aid to Navigation are now in the appropriate positions noted below.

Mariners are advised that this Notice to Mariners 17/2021 now cancels all previous Notices relating to these specific Aids to Navigation.

Safe Water Mark53° 06.75′ N004° 24.80′ WLFl.10s
C153° 07.18′ N004° 24.60′ WFl.G.5s
C253° 07.319′ N004° 24.295′ WFl.R.10s
C353° 07.25′ N004° 23.87′ WQ.G
C453° 07.16′ N004° 22.99′ WQ.R
C553° 07.14′ N004° 23.36′ WFl(2)G.5s
C653° 07.22′ N004° 21.91′ WFl.R.5s
Mussel Bank53° 07.23′ N004° 20.93′ WFl(2)R.5s
C853° 07.29′ N004° 17.70′ WFl.R.3s

The printable bar chart is also available for download:

David John O’Neill
Harbwr Feistr Caernarfon Harbour Master

Clubhouse Reopening And Launch… Launched

Finally, with the COVID rules relaxing this week, we are reopening the NWCC Clubhouse (Lower High Street, Conwy) from Friday 21st May.

  • The facilities (showers, toilets, washers / dryers and coffee machine) will be opening the same day and will be available to members 7 days a week.
  • The bar will be opening on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at first.

COVID measures will be in place, including:

  • Table service only – Elaine will come to take your order, and drink must be consumed at the tables.
  • Contact tracing – please sign the book or scan the QR barcode on the NHS app when you arrive.
  • Face coverings must be worn unless seated at tables.
  • Social distance when not seated.
  • Maximum of 5 per table, from up to 3 households.
  • Payment by card if possible.
  • STAY AT HOME if you have any COVID symptoms.

The Launch

The launch has finished its total rebuild and is now back in the water again, fully operational. It is running 0900 – 1700 every day (pre-book only please, while COVID regulations are still in force) and outside these hours by arrangement with Mark.

We have a keen new driver starting with us, Lewis, who is currently getting familiar with the boat and operation.

Contact Mark on: 07943 620359 or VHF Channel M (37a) call “Club Launch”

Conwy Marina Notice to Mariners

Due to some minor issues experienced during the routine sill gate maintenance works, we have elected to keep the sill gate buoyant during this weekend given the inclement weather, and pending further investigations works and tests. An update will be provided to all in due course.

Traffic lights will remain on RED throughout the weekend. Please contact the marina office for clearance levels above the sill gate before accessing and/or egressing the marina.

Jon Roberts
Marina Manager

Caernarfon Notice to Mariners 16/2021

Aid to navigation Llanddwyn Island “South West Rock” South Cardinal, Y.B is on its appropriate station, but is partially submerged.

Position: 53°07.81′ N 004°25.06′ W

Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution in this area.

David John O’Neill
Harbwr Feistr Caernarfon Harbour Master

Caernarfon Notice to Mariners 15/2021

Following recent information received by a Mariner. Mariners are advised that a significant danger to navigation is believed to exist in the Swellies and possible the wider area both Northeast and Southwest given the anchor line may fail at any time. The submerged vessel a 16’ Seahog is potentially still in or near the position

53ᵒ13.113′ N 004ᵒ10.660′ W

Mariners are advised to navigate with extreme caution throughout the Harbour Limits until the vessels location and security can be established.

David John O’Neill
Harbwr Feistr Caernarfon Harbour Master

Trinity House Notice to Mariners 05/2021

NORTH COAST OF WALES – COLWYN BAY

WRECK “NICOLA FAITH”

Latitude 53° 20.02’N., Longitude 003° 41.88’W.

The wreck, which lies sunk in the position above, has been temporarily marked by means of two emergency wreck marking lighted buoys, as follows:-

Position:
North of the wreck, in position Latitude 53° 20.099’N., Longitude 003° 41.876’W.

Characteristics:
Pillar: Blue & Yellow Vertical Stripes: Yellow Upright Cross Topmark:
Alternating blue and yellow flashing light, where the blue and yellow 1 second
flashes are alternated with an interval of 0.5 seconds:

The word WRECK is exhibited Black on Yellow.


Position:
South of the wreck, in position Latitude 53° 19.938’N., Longitude 003° 41.876’W.

Characteristics:
Pillar: Blue & Yellow Vertical Stripes: Yellow Upright Cross Topmark:
Alternating blue and yellow flashing light, where the blue and yellow 1 second
flashes are alternated with an interval of 0.5 seconds:


The word WRECK is exhibited Black on Yellow.

Mariners are advised to give the wreck and buoys by which it is marked a wide berth.

By Order,

Commander N. Hare,
Director of Navigational Requirements.
Trinity House,
Tower Hill,
London,
EC3N 4DH
19th April, 2021

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