Mariners are advised that drilling operations are due to be carried out at the location of one of the turbines in the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm between the 5th and 15th September 2015 from the vessel Greatship Manisha. A notice to mariners describing this activity can be downloaded here and is summarised below.
Drilling operations are due to be carried out by the Greatship Manisha at the following location:-
- H1N 53° 27.036’N 003°41.496’W
During the course of drilling operations the Greatship Manisha will be connected to the seabed by a drillpipe and will be unable to manoeuvre.
Information about the vessel involved in this operation, including the call sign and a link to the vessel details on the Marine Traffic website, which will show its current location, is given below.
- Greatship Manisha: DP drilling vessel | Call sign
All vessel traffic is asked to keep at least 500m clear of Greatship Manisha when it is engaged in operations. The vessel will keep a listening watch on VHF Channel 16 at all times.
Update – 14th September 2015
Drilling operations were completed on the 14th September 2015 and the notice to mariners has been withdrawn.
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.