King's Harbour Master Portsmouth

LNTM No 94/23

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the King’s Harbour Master Portsmouth that as part of the IFA2 Interconnector Project, Assurance Survey works are to take place in the Eastern Solent by A-2-Sea Solutions Ltd on behalf of the National Grid between 19 - 23 August 2023 (working throughout the 24 hour period).   

2. The areas to be surveyed are highlighted in the chartlet below with the work being undertaken by the vessel “MINTAKA 1” (LOA 40.2m) call sign “HO6142”. The Vessel will be working along a 50m survey corridor along predominantly the southern side of the main Shipping channel of the cable route. Equipment will be towed astern from the vessel as required.



3. The vessel will have restricted manoeuvrability while undertaking underwater operations.  Vessels are requested to pass at a safe speed and distance and fishing vessels are advised to remain a safe distance (approximately 500m) from the works areas identified. The vessel will monitor VHF Channels 11, 12 & 16 as necessary.
4. Cancel this Local Notice to Mariners 25 August 2023.


Thursday 17 Aug 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.