Mariners are advised that further maintenance operations are due to be carried out by the jack up vessel Wind within the Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm off the North Wales coast during July 2021. A Notice to Mariners about these operations is summarised below and can be downloaded here.
The jack up vessel Wind is due to be carrying out maintenance at wind turbine RF23 within the Rhyl Flats Offshore Windfarm area. The location of these turbines can be seen on the Kingfisher Awareness Chart here, and coordinates are given below:-
- Turbine RF23: 53°22.467’N 003°39.884’W
The start date for this work is expected to be the 1st July 2021 with an expected duration of 2-3 days. These dates are subject to weather and sea conditions.
Wind is a jack up vessel measuring 55m in length by 18m in width, with a red hull and white superstructure. The vessel details and a link to its present location are given below:-
- Wind: jack up vessel | Call sign OXSW2
When at the specified locations the vessel will be restricted in the ability to manoeuvre and will exhibit signals in accordance with the UK Standard Marking Schedule for Offshore Installations.
Other vessels are asked to observe a 500m exclusion zone at all times and to gain permission from the vessel before approaching within the 500m zone.
The vessel will monitor VHF Channel 16 at all times.
Details of this work are specified in the Notice to Mariners that can be downloaded here.