King's Harbour Master Portsmouth

LNTM No 66/23

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the King's Harbour Master Portsmouth that Maintenance Works on Ryde Pier which commenced back on 20 June 2022 and is expected to be completed in late 2023 have now moved into a new phase and the work footprint has duly increased in area. 

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. For this new phase of works (pictured below) an additional a 15m wide corridor will be created on the eastern side of the pier to aid accessibility with 3 mooring buoys used to secure and marking this hazard at its northern limit with the northern most buoy being lit (F Y 5s). 

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

6. Other vessels involved in the works include:  

REBEL DEFENDER - 6m Workboat

REBEL RESCUE - 6m Safety Boat

REBEL SIX - 5m Workboat

REBEL FIVE - 5m Workboat

REBEL ANCHORMAN - 10m Multi Role Workboat (Will be used to deliver pontoons to site and during demob)

WILCAT - 14m Multi-cat Workboat

WILSUPPLY - 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. 

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

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


Wednesday 21 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.