King's Harbour Master Portsmouth

LNTM No 66/22

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Queen's Harbour Master Portsmouth that Maintenance Works will be commencing on Ryde Pier from 20 June 2022 and expected to be completed in late 2023.

2. The works will involve temporary pontoons being placed under the pier allowing the maintenance works to be completed as shown below.

3. Moorings will be laid on the seabed to the west of the pier to support the pontoons when not being utilised for operations. As shown below fig 2 – Positions of the buoyage are: -

Westerly Buoy - 50° 44’.311N 001° 09’.776W - Lit (F Y 5s).

Central Buoy - 50° 44’.318N 001° 09’.749W – Unlit.

Easterly Buoy - 50° 44’.320N 001° 09’.719W – Unlit.


4. The main safety Boat being used for the duration of the maintenance works is the ‘ REBEL LANDER’, Call Sign - MKEP4. 

5. Other vessels involved in the works include:  

'REBEL FIVE' - 5m Workboat 
'REBEL ANCHORMAN' - 10m Multi Role Workboat (Will be used to deliver pontoons to site and during demob) 
WILLDART’ - 10m Workboat 
WILCAT’ - 14m Multi-cat Workboat
WILJIVE’ - 15.5m Workboat
WILLSUPPLY’ – 20m Multi-cat Workboat
WILCARRY 300’ - 36m Flat top pontoon

All of which will keep a VHF listening watch on 11, 12 and 16 at all times. 

6. Mariners are requested to keep a good lookout and pass at slow speed while maintenance operations are being conducted. 

7. QHM Harbour Control will be kept informed of work. They can be contacted on VHF Ch 11 for the latest information. 


Friday 17 Jun 2022

Queen's Harbour Master

Owners, Agents, Charterers, Marinas, Yacht Clubs and Recreational Sailing Organisations should ensure that the contents of this Notice are made known to the masters or persons in charge of their vessels or craft.