Mariners are advised that Minesto UK Ltd have permanently removed the MGS buoy from the “Deep Green” area in the Holyhead Deep off the coast of Anglesey, North Wales. Details are provided in a Notice to Mariners that can be downloaded here and which is summarised below.
Location of MGS buoy
The MGS buoy was located off the coast of Anglesey, approximately 6km west of South Stack to the inner harbour in the Port of Holyhead at position 53° 17′ 47.739″ N 004° 47′ 45.493″W.
Operational area & Safety Zone
The charted “Operational Area” remains in force. This is shown in a map on the Notice to Mariners (here). There is equipment on the seabed in this area.
The safety zone of 500m on the sea surface which was established on the MGS buoy at the location above is now lifted.
A safety zone of 500m on the sea surface will be reinforced around any project vessels when offshore operations are carried out, and all vessels are requested to give a wide berth to any vessels working on site.
Details about these changes and the MGS buoy can be found in the Local Notice to Mariners which can be downloaded here.
About the Holyhead Deep Project
Holyhead Deep is the starting point for developing Minesto’s unique “Deep Green” marine technology at a commercial scale. It will be the first low-velocity tidal energy project in the world.
Further information about Minesto, the “Deep Green” technology and Holyhead Deep can be found on the Minesto website 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.