Gwynt y Môr Offshore Windfarm: Risk of Cable Exposure, September 2021

Mariners are advised that a notice concerning the risk of cable exposure within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Windfarm site was  issued by the Gwynt y Môr Marine Coordinator on the 20th September 2021.  This notice can be downloaded here and is reproduced below.

Risk of cable exposure

The notice states that:-

Following recent surveys within the Gwynt-y-Môr Offshore Wind Farm, a significant number of array cable exposures are still being reported.

Due to the mobile nature of the seabed within the wind farm boundary these  cable exposures are subject to change and may develop in areas where there were none previously.

Mariners are reminded that array cable exposures are a known risk at Gwynt-y-Môr Offshore Wind Farm – for further safety information refer to ‘The risks of fishing near cables and renewable energy structures’, published on the KIS-ORCA website.

Please note that the standard safety rules apply when fishing in or near wind farms and associated cables. All mariners are requested to make themselves aware of their obligations for conducting activities over buried and protected cables under International and UK Cable (Sub-sea) Protection Legislation.

The KIS-ORCA chart showing the location of cables within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Windfarm site can be downloaded here.

A notice concerning the conduct of fishing and angling vessels within the windfarm site was first issued in January 2016 and updated last year.  This notice 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 these notices.

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