King's Harbour Master Portsmouth

LNTM No 59/23

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the King’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 on 12 and 13 June 2023.

2. Diving will be conducted from a 38 feet Dive Support Vessel "Wight Spirit".  "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 KHM 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 14 June 2022.


Tuesday 06 Jun 2023

King'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.