Mariners are advised that bathymetric survey operations are due to be carried out between the Solway Firth and the Dee Estuary starting in May 2019. A Notice to Mariners has been issued, which is summarised below and can be downloaded here.
The survey operations are due to start in May 2019 and will continue to June 2019, weather permitting.
Survey works will be conducted along profile lines perpendicular to the coast at 1km intervals. These lines will extend from the 15m depth contour to the Mean Low Water Neap contour inshore. The location of the profile lines is shown in charts in the Notice to Mariners which can be downloaded here.
The survey will be carried out by the vessel MV Titan Discovery. The vessel details, including a link to its present location, are:-
- MV Titan Discovery: Survey Vessel | Call sign 2HCR3.
During the course of survey operations the vessel will be displaying the relevant IRPCS day shapes and night lights. The vessel may be restricted in the ability to manoeuvre and vessels are requested to observe a safe operating distance around the survey vessel.
The vessel will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 16. Further information about the survey vessel is provided in the Notice to Mariners which can be downloaded here.
Please feel free to pass this information on to any of your colleagues who may be interested in this survey work.
Please contact Matt Ireson (Titan Environmental Surveys, Principal Surveyor) by e-mail or phone (+44(0)1656 673673) if you have any queries about this notice.