Mariners are advised that survey operations are due to be carried out within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm off the North Wales coast during June 2020. A Notice to Mariners has been issued, which is summarised below and can be downloaded here.
Survey operations are due to start on the 13th June 2020 and to last for 5 days, weather permitting.
Survey work is due to be conducted throughout the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Windfarm (a map of the windfarm is available from the Kingfisher website here).
The survey is to be carried out by the unmanned survey vessel X-07 Unmanned. The vessel details, including a link to its present location, are given below:-
- X-07 Unmanned: Unmanned Survey Vessel | MMSI 232025962.
The unmanned survey vessel (USV) is 4.5m long, has a beam of 2.2m, and an operating speed of up to 3.5 knots. A picture of the USV is provided in the Notice to Mariners that can be downloaded here.
The USV sends real time images and data over satellite to a team of operators keeping watch and controlling the vessel remotely 24 hours per day. It is equipped with AIS, navigation lights and sounds, an active radar reflector and has a yellow superstructure.
Seafarers are asked to avoid contact with the vessel and to be aware of the operational area during this period. Further information about the survey vessel including emergency contact information is provided in the Notice to Mariners which can be downloaded here.
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.