Mariners are advised that over the next few days marine survey works are due to continue along the Hunsterston-Kintyre cable route, and that work will be completed on the installation of the HDD conduits in Ardneil Bay, near Hunterston. A brief summary of these operations is provided below.
HDD Pipe Installation work
On Wednesday the 18th March 2015, the construction barge Anneke is due to place anchors in Ardneil Bay and then return to Fairlie Quay. Anneke will return to Ardeneil Bay on Thursday 19th March to deploy divers who will complete the work on HDD installation.
Once this work is completed, the HDD installation work in Ardneil Bay will be finished.
HDD Construction Vessel details
Details of the vessel involved in these operations, along with her present location can be found on MarineTraffic.com via the link below:-
- MCS Anneke: Multicat workboat | Call sign 2CSG7
The vessels involved in this work will be restricted in their ability to manoeuvre and other vessels are reminded to navigate with caution in their vicinity and pay strict attention to instructions issued to them by Estuary Control (contact on +44(0)1475-726221 or VHF Channel 12).
Offshore Survey work
Offshore Survey work is due to continue along the route between Ardneil bay (near Hunterston) and Port a’Mhiadair (Kintyre peninsula). The survey will be carried out by teh vessel Ocean Reliance between 55°41.74´N 004°53.36´W and 55°41.97´N 005°26.93´W. Survey work is due to continue over the weekend and is expected to be completed on Sunday 22nd March 2015.
A Notice to Mariners about this work has been issued by Clydeport and can be downloaded here.
Survey Vessel details
Details of the survey vessel involved in these operations, along with her present location can be found on MarineTraffic.com via the links below:-
- Ocean Reliance: Survey vessel | Call sign J8B2707
During survey operations the MV Ocean Reliance will be towing survey equipment and will be restricted in their ability to manoeuvre. All vessels operating within this area are asked to keep clear of MV Ocean Reliance, 500m ahead and 1000m abeam and astern of the vessel and to pay strict attention to instructions issued to them by Estuary Control (contact on +44(0)1475-726221 or VHF Channel 12).
Please contact Jim Andrews, Fishery Liaison Officer by e-mail or phone (+44(0)7908-225865) if you have any queries or concerns about this notice.