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Notice to Mariners

Local Notices to Mariners for Exeter Port Authority

 

Underwater obstructions notification

Number: 014/21 Date: 29 April 2021

Mariners are advised that there are a number of historic sunken vessels between Starcross and Lympstone Sands. The majority of these vessels have been in place for a considerable time. Please find below the positions of these vessels and a brief description. Masters of vessels are advised to proceed with caution in these areas.

Positions/details:

N 50° 38.253' W 003° 26.880'
Possible remains of a small motorboat, pulpit just breaks the surface at LWS. There is a single faded A3 mooring buoy attached to the pulpit. Lying in about 4ft water at LWS.

N 50° 37.882' W 003° 26.666'
Upturned hull, forefoot a few inches below surface at LWS so never visible. Lying in about 5ft waterat LWS.

N 50° 37.572' W 003° 26.590'
24' mast less yacht, sharp bow roller a few inches below surface at LWS, cockpit buried in sand, marked with 4 x blue/yellow A3 mooring buoys stationed around the wreck and 1 x black/red buoy attached to wreck. Lying in about 5' of water at LWS.

N 50° 37.832' W 003° 26.785'
18' mast less yacht, coach roof just above sand, dries at LWS. Marked by a single black/red A4 mooring buoy.

Exeter Port Authority is working with vessel owners (where they can be identified) fundus holders, land owners, District Councils and mooring associations on the estuary with regards to the possible removal of these and other wrecks or otherwise abandoned vessels.

Vertical lights on Trout’s Pontoon

Notice is hereby given that the two green vertical lights on Trout’s Pontoon at Topsham are now
reinstated.

Notice 08/21 is hereby cancelled.

 

Exmouth beach access ramp

Number: 13/21 Date: 21 April 2021

Notice is hereby given that Teignmouth Maritime Services Ltd will be installing a beach access ramp alongside the new Sideshore facility in Exmouth.

Works on the beach will include pile driving, placement of concrete deck units and the erection of timber handrails, together with the associated movements of tracked plant and equipment.

All works will be undertaken in the dry, without the use of floating plant. The on-site start date is Tuesday 4 May and they anticipate that the work will take 6 to 7 weeks to complete.

Construction of beach ramp:

  • 50°36.7022'N 03°24.4106'W
  • 50°36.7159'N 03°24.4848'W
  • 50°36.6964'N 03°24.4893'W
  • 50°36.6856'N 03°24.4076'W
  • 50°36.7022'N 03°24.4106'W

For further information please contact Teignmouth Maritime Services Ltd on 01626 866 066.

 

Safe Water buoy "Exe" is now on station

Number: 12/21 Date: 20 April 2021

Notice is hereby given that Safe Water buoy "Exe" is now on station at the entrance to the Exe Estuary at position Lat. 50° 35.895N – Long. 003° 23.736W.

Notice 5/21 is hereby cancelled.

The following lateral marks have been repositioned within the main channel leading to the Exe Estuary:

  • No.4 Port lateral buoy. Lat. 50° 36.186N – Long. 003° 23.996W.
  • No.5 Starboard lateral buoy. Lat. 50° 36.306N – Long. 003° 23.958W.
  • No.6 Port lateral buoy. Lat. 50° 36.291N – Long. 003° 24.024W.

Mariners are reminded to update pilotage plans for entering or leaving the Estuary.

 

No.14  port lateral buoy (red unlit) is now back in position

Number: 11/21 Date: 19 April 2021

Notice 10/21 is hereby cancelled.

Notice is hereby given that on the 20th of April, essential maintenance is due to be
undertaken on the approaches to the Exe Estuary Channel.

On the 21st work will be undertaken to deepen the channel in the region of No.21 starboard lateral buoy.

Masters of vessels are requested to proceed with caution at both areas on both dates

 


 

No.14 port lateral mark (red unlit) is off station

Number: 10/21 Date: 15 April 2021

Notice is hereby given that No.14 port lateral mark (red unlit) is off station.

The buoy will be replaced as soon as possible.

 


 

Vertical light on Trout’s Pontoon reinstated

Number: 09/21 Date: 25 March 2021

Notice is hereby given that the lower vertical, red fixed light on the fixed post at Turf entrance is now reinstated.

Notice 04/21 is hereby cancelled.

 


 

Vertical lights on Trout’s Pontoon extinguished

Number: 08/21 Date: 26 February 2021

Notice is hereby given that the two green vertical lights on Trout’s Pontoon at Topsham are extinguished until further notice.

 


 

No.5 lateral mark is now in position

Number: 07/21 Date: 26 February 2021

Notice is hereby given that in the approach to the river the Exe No.5 lateral mark (green unlit) is now in position Lat. 50° 36.308' N – Long. 003° 23.970' W.

Notice 03/21 is hereby cancelled.

 


 

EPA have established a new "East Cardinal Buoy"

Number: 06/21 Date: 17 February 2021

Notice is hereby given that Exeter Port Authority have established a new "East Cardinal Buoy".

The buoy is east of the permanent wreck, situated south east of Cockwood.

East cardinal buoy position: Lat. 50° 36.874' N – Long. 003° 26.505' W.

Light characteristics Q(3)10s.

 


 

Safe Water Buoy "Exe" is off station

Number: 05/21 Date 11 February 2021

Notice is hereby given that the Safe Water Buoy “Exe” is off station.

The buoy will be replaced as soon as possible.

 


 

The lower vertical, red fixed light on the fixed post at Turf entrance is extinguished

Number: 04/21 Date: 3 February 2021

Notice is hereby given that the lower vertical, red fixed light on the fixed post at Turf entrance is extinguished.

The light will be replaced as soon as possible.

 


 

Exe No.5 lateral mark (green unlit) is out of position

Number: 03/21 Date: 2 February 2021

Notice is hereby given that in the approach to the river the Exe No.5 lateral mark (green unlit) is out of position.

The mark will be moved back as soon as possible.

 


 

Sunken vessel has been removed

Number: 02/21 Date: 26 January 2021

Notice is given that the small sailing vessel that was sunk on its mooring at position 50° 37.44 N - 3° 26.39 W near Starcross has been removed

Notice 01/21 is hereby cancelled

 


 

Sailing vessel has sunk on its mooring near Starcross

Number: 01/21 Date: 22 January 2021

Notice is given that a small sailing vessel has sunk on its mooring near Starcross.

Position: 50° 37.44 N - 3° 26.39 W and mariners should navigate with caution in the area.

The sunken craft will be removed as soon as possible.

 


 

 

Archived notices can be found in the Related links section of this page. 

When this content has been updated

Last updated 29 April 2021