King's Harbour Master Portsmouth

LNTM No 84/22

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Queen’s Harbour Master Portsmouth that diving and underwater operations will take place in the vicinity of a possible historic wreck in the south-east corner of the Spithead Man-of-War Anchorage area, centred on 50°45.268N 001°06.361W between 8 and 9 August 2022.

2. Diving will be conducted from a 38 feet Dive Support Vessel “Wight Spirt".  “Wight Spirit” will remain underway in the vicinity of the dive site which will be marked by a small marker float. In addition to supporting the divers, “Wight Spirit” will act as a safety boat. Diving operations will take place during daylight hours and during periods when tidal streams are below 0.5kts. 

Wight Spirit

3. The vessel will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channels 11 and 12 during operations and display flag ALFA when diving is taking place and a close liaison will be maintained with QHM and VTS Southampton.

4. Mariners are requested to pass at an appropriate speed, minimising wash, and give a wide berth to the site when diving is taking place.

5. Cancel this LNTM 11 August 2022.


Monday 01 Aug 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.