Notices to Mariners Week 12
1. ENGLAND – East Coast – Depths. – 4 slight reductions of depth in the Sea Reach, River Thames adjacent to Holehaven and the east. At over 13m unlikely to hinder leisure craft.
1. Filming – River Crouch – that filming is to take place in and around West Wick Marina both shore side and on the water adjacent and close to Port Moor Cottage, River Crouch. A temporary Aqua Dock Pontoon has been placed from Port Moor Cottage and extended into the river approximately 75 metres. It is expected to be recovered within two weeks (from 10th March). The end of the Pontoon will be lit by an Amber Flashing Light.
2a. Sandwich Fairway Buoy is returned to station following fitting of a far heavier studlink chain. This will make the buoy sink further into the water and make the light more visually stable.
2b. Swing Bridge in Sandwich is to be closed to use for one night only on Sunday night 21:15 to 06:00 on 11 April 2021 for the first service of the bridge since the recent refurbishment works.
2c. Stour, Sandwich – a planned new line of demarkation buoys to be established by Kent Wildlife Trust on an east to west alignment in position 51°18′17″N, extending westwards from 001°22′48″E to the shoreline – see the image in the Local List on: Notices to Mariners
3. Port o’ Wells – still dredging.
4. Potton Bridge: Open to marine traffic (it had failed mide-week last week) – Following the visit by the contractor this morning, the fault at Potton Bridge has been rectified and full service has been restored. Potton Bridge is open to marine traffic on every high tide. Nicki Uden – Community Liaison Officer, SHOEBURYNESS RANGE
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Local NtMs compiled by and reproduced by kind permission of Roger Gaspar, author of Crossing the Thames Estuary