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NOTICE TO MARINERS No.12 – 2012

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Demolition of timber structure at Newhaven Railway Quay and installation of Navigational Marks

Mariners are hereby advised that works will commence on or about Monday 11th June 2012
to demolish the old timber quayside of the Railway Quay from the Swingbridge to No.2
RoRo Berth and to install new starboard hand navigational marks along the existing sheet
piling wall. (From approximate positions 50 47.42N, 000 03.26E to 50 47.68N, 000 03.18E). The
Gridiron situated just south of the Marine Workshops will also be demolished.
The works are expected to take approximately 4 months to complete.
The demolition works will all be carried out from the eastern river bank using land based
mobile plant. A boom will be placed around the working area to prevent any floating debris
causing a danger to navigation and a safety boat will be in attendance at all times. No
marine plant (barges, floating cranes and tugs) will be utilised during the demolition works
but will be utilised during the latter stages of the works to install the navigational beacons.
It is expected that the navigational channel will be kept free for marine traffic at all times but
Mariners are requested to pass the area at slow speed, keep a good lookout for any debris
that may escape the boomed area and keep a VHF watch on channel 12 at all times.
Please report any problems encountered to Newhaven Port Control as below.
As soon as the works commence, the navigational lights (Fl.G.5s) and the warning signage
situated on the quayside at the northern and southern extremities of the gridiron will be
permanently removed and discontinued. Once the new navigational marks have been
installed, another Notice to Mariners will be issued with their positions.
Mariners encountering any problems or requiring further information should contact
Newhaven Port Control, Call sign “ Newhaven Radio” – VHF Channel 12, or by telephone
on 01273 612926.
Capt.Dave Collins-Williams
Harbour Master
Newhaven Port
www.newhavenportauthority.co.uk Issued: 28th May 2012

Mariners are hereby advised that works will commence on or about Monday 11th June 2012 to demolish the old timber quayside of the Railway Quay from the Swingbridge to No.2 RoRo Berth and to install new starboard hand navigational marks along the existing sheet piling wall. (From approximate positions 50 47.42N, 000 03.26E to 50 47.68N, 000 03.18E). The Gridiron situated just south of the Marine Workshops will also be demolished.

The works are expected to take approximately 4 months to complete.

The demolition works will all be carried out from the eastern river bank using land based mobile plant. A boom will be placed around the working area to prevent any floating debris causing a danger to navigation and a safety boat will be in attendance at all times. No marine plant (barges, floating cranes and tugs) will be utilised during the demolition works but will be utilised during the latter stages of the works to install the navigational beacons.

It is expected that the navigational channel will be kept free for marine traffic at all times but Mariners are requested to pass the area at slow speed, keep a good lookout for any debris that may escape the boomed area and keep a VHF watch on channel 12 at all times.

Please report any problems encountered to Newhaven Port Control as below.

As soon as the works commence, the navigational lights (Fl.G.5s) and the warning signage situated on the quayside at the northern and southern extremities of the gridiron will be permanently removed and discontinued. Once the new navigational marks have been installed, another Notice to Mariners will be issued with their positions.

Mariners encountering any problems or requiring further information should contact

Newhaven Port Control, Call sign “ Newhaven Radio” – VHF Channel 12, or by telephone

on 01273 612926.

Capt.Dave Collins-Williams

Harbour Master

Newhaven Port

www.newhavenportauthority.co.uk Issued: 28th May 2012

NOTICE TO MARINERS No.11 – 2012

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Refurbishment of West Pier Signal Station Mast and installation of new LED Traffic Signal Lights

Mariners are hereby advised that works will commence on Wednesday 30th May 2012 to refurbish the Newhaven West Pier Signal Station Mast (50 46.91N, 000 03.42E) and to install new LED Traffic Signal Lights on the mast. The works are expected to take approximately 6 weeks to complete.

The works will involve the erection of scaffolding and plastic sheeting around the mast whilst grit blasting and painting takes place.

Once the refurbishment is complete, new LED lights will be installed in the same positions as the existing signal lights and with the same characteristics.

The LED lights will be clearer to distinguish during the daylight and are capable of being dimmed at night to avoid glare.

Whilst the works are taking place, temporary signal lights will be positioned on the eastern extremity of the scaffolding and apart from a brief period of changeover, will be in operation as normal, with the same characteristics as at present. However, the lights may be obscured from certain angles due to the scaffolding and will be displaced approximately 2m to the east.

If in any doubt mariners should confirm with Newhaven Port Control before entering or departing the Harbour to ascertain if it is safe to proceed.

Call sign “ Newhaven Radio” – VHF Channel 12, or by telephone on 01273 612926.

Capt.Dave Collins-Williams

Harbour Master

Newhaven Port

www.newhavenportauthority.co.uk Issued: 28th May 2012