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Notice to Mariners

Local Notices to Mariners for Exeter Port Authority

 

“Little Russell” starboard lateral buoy Fl (2) G 5s in position

Number 12/22 Date: 17 June 2022

Notice is hereby given that the consent of the Corporation of Trinity House under section 199(2) of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1995, is hereby conveyed to Exeter City Council (Exeter Port Authority) to the following establishment:

"Little Russell" starboard lateral buoy Fl (2) G 5s in position Lat. 050° 36.736’ N Long. 003° 25.998’ W

Notice 12/22 is hereby cancelled.

 


 

New temporary Starboard Lateral Buoy

Number 12/22 Date: 17 June 2022

Notice is hereby given that Exeter Port Authority have established a new temporary Starboard Lateral Buoy. This is because Bull Hill bank has grown and shoals have developed West and South of its’ charted area.

We are in the process of making an application to the General Lighthouse Authority at Trinity House with regards to making this a permanent aid to navigation.

The buoy is situated between number Lateral Buoys 13 and 15 in the Bight of the river and is named “Little Russell.” The position is:

Lat. 50° 36.736' N – Long. 003° 25.998' W.

Light characteristics FL(2)G.5s.

Mariners are advised to pass this area with extreme caution because of the changing depths. 

 


 

Establishment of additional aids to navigation from Topsham to Retreat Boat Yard

Number 11/22 Date: 14 June 2022

Mariners are advised that the consent of the Corporation of Trinity House under section 199(2) of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1995, is hereby conveyed to Exeter City Council (Exeter Port Authority)to the establishment of aids to navigation as detailed below. These aids to navigation are now in place.

 

Navigational aids

Number

Lateral Mark

Name

Position

Light Sequence

36

Port Lateral

Commissioners

50°41.272'N

003°28.514'W

FL.R.5s

34

Port Lateral

Clock

50°41.191'N

003°28.371'W

Q.R

32

Port Lateral

Norton

50°41.048'N

003°28.380'W

FL.R.3s

30

Port Lateral

Voysey

50°40.995'N

003°28.332'W

FL(2)R5s

47

Starboard Lateral

Trevor G

50°40.973'N

003°28.100'W

FL.G.5s

28

Port Lateral

Katie McCabe

50°40.790'N

003°27.930'W

FL(3)R5s

26

Port Lateral

Museum

50°40.661'N

003°27.920'W

FL.R.5s

 


 

Notice of upcoming watersports events and races

Number 10/22 Date: 18 May 2022

Mariners are advised that on Saturday 21 May there are a number of watersports events and races taking place off Exmouth sea front from Navigation mark number 10 proceeding and out to sea.

These include:
Exmouth Beach Rescue Club - Epic Bay Surf Ski Race

  • Competitors - 120 max.
  • Start - 11:00 (All competitors to start together) Finish (off water) 13:30.
  • Course will be patrolled by 4 rescue boats and a larger race marshal vessel.

Exmouth Rowing Club - Offshore Event

  • Event Start 1030hrs finish 17.00hrs.
  • VHF Channel 72 will be used on the day.

Exe Sailing Club Events

  • Ore Stone Race Yacht Race - 11am Start.
  • Supernova Dinghy Open meeting.
  • VHF channel 8 will be used on the day.


Vessels not taking part are asked to keep clear of competitors within this area during these events.

 


 

The navigation channel into the river Exe has moved eastward of its current charted track and as a result the following navigation aids have been repositioned.

Number 09/22 Date: 10 May 2022

No’s 1,2,3,4,5,6 plus the safe water mark.

The new positions are listed below:

Safe Water mark – 50°35.904'N 003°23.441'W

Number 1 – 50°36.108'N 003°23.520'W

Number 2 – 50°36.094'N 003°23.581'W

Number 3 – 50°36.251'N 003°23.659'W

Number 4 – 50°36.187'N 003°23.655'W

Number 5 – 50°36.379'N 003°23.869'W

Number 6 – 50°36.289'N 003°23.850'W

The light sequence for each navigation aid remains the same as published.

 


 

Channel into the river Exe has moved significantly eastward of the current charted depths

Number: 08/22 Date: 6 May 2022

Notice is hereby given that a hydrographic survey conducted in the estuary approaches shows that the channel into the river Exe has moved significantly eastward of the current charted depths.

Harbour staff and a specialist contractor will be moving the existing aids to navigation to new positions that will mark where the channel has naturally developed.

The numbered navigation marks that will be moved are; No’s 1,2,3,4,5,6,8 plus the safe water mark.

This work will be done on the 10th of May, and possibly the 11th if required.

Mariners are advised to take extreme care when entering or leaving the River Exe whilst the above work is being undertaken, keep clear of the vessels involved in the work and for any questions on the day whilst navigating the approaches, call the Exeter Port Authority on VHF Ch 12.

 


 

Channel into the river Exe has moved significantly eastward of the current charted depths

Number: 07/22 Date: 21 April 2022

Notice is hereby given that after a hydrographic survey was conducted in the estuary approaches, results indicate that the channel into the river Exe has moved significantly eastward of the current charted depths.

Exeter Port Authority are in the process of establishing new optimum positions for the lateral marks from numbers 7 to 1 plus the safe water mark. A contractor will be tasked to establish the new channel and early indications suggest that this will take place during the middle of May 2022.


Mariners are advised to take extreme care when entering or leaving the River Exe prior to the above work been undertaken.


Additional: Notice is hereby given that the East Cardinal Buoy marking the permanent wreck situated south east of Cockwood harbour is now lit. 

Notice 05/22 is hereby cancelled.

 


 

Navigation channel into the river Exe has moved eastward of its current track

Number: 06/22 Date: 17 April 2022

Notice is hereby given that after a hydrographic survey was conducted in the estuary approaches last week, preliminary results indicate that the navigation channel into the river Exe has moved eastward of its current track.


Mariners are advised to take extreme care when entering or leaving the river Exe until more detailed extrapolation of the results can be done. This study will be determine the new positions for the navigation aids leading into the river Exe.

 


 

East Cardinal Buoy light situated south east of Cockwood is extinguished 

Number: 05/22 Date: 29 March 2022

Notice is hereby given that the East Cardinal Buoy light marking the permanent wreck, situated south east of Cockwood is at present extinguished.

Position: 50° 36.874' N – Long. 003° 26.505' W.

The light will be fixed as soon as possible

 


 

Number 5 starboard lateral mark (FL(3)G5s has been returned to station

Number: 04/22 Date: 25 March 2022

Notice is hereby given that Number 5 starboard lateral mark (FL(3)G5s has been returned to station, cancelling LNTM 03/22.

The mark has been placed in a new position of 50° 36.310’N 003° 23.871’W

 


 

No.5 starboard lateral mark FL(3)Gs is off station

Number: 03/22 Date: 12 March 2022

Notice is hereby given that No.5 starboard lateral mark FL(3)Gs is off station.

The buoy will be replaced as soon as possible.

 


 

Works to extend the launching ramp at Exmouth RNL

Number: 02/22 Date: 19 February 2022

Notice is hereby given of the works to extend the launching ramp at Exmouth RNLI from the Esplanade to Beach at Exmouth, Devon now aim to be completed in early March, 2022.

The works comprise construction of a temporary sheet piled cofferdam on the lower beach, constructed as a land based activity whilst the tide is out, driving of piles to support the ramp extension, excavation within the cofferdam to lower the sand level to enable placing of precast concrete beams & planks for the ramp extension. Replace beach material and remove cofferdam as a low tide operation.

 


 

No.4 port lateral mark (Q.FL.R) has been repositioned

Number: 001/22 Date: 21 January 2022

  • Notice is hereby given that No.4 port lateral mark (Q.FL.R) has been repositioned.
    The new position is as follows:
    50°36.186'N
  • 003°23.939'W

Notice 033/21 is hereby cancelled.

Notice is hereby given that with the consent of the Corporation of Trinity House under section 199(2) of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1995 lights have been added to the following aids to navigation:

  • No.5 Starboard Lateral - light added Fl (3) G 5s
  • No.6 Port Lateral - light added Fl (3) R 5s

 

 

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

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Last updated 27 June 2022