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King’s Harbour Master Portsmouth

LNTM 33/24

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN jointly by the King’s Harbour Master Portsmouth and the Harbour Master ABP Southampton that as part of the IFA2 Interconnector Project, Survey and maintenance works are planned to take place in the Eastern Solent by Prysmian Powerlink on behalf of the National Grid between 11 February 2024 and approximately 21 February 2024 (Stage 3). 

2. The works area is approximately 1.5 NM SSW of Gilkicker Point (as indicated on the below chartlet) by the Red Dot.

3. Stage 3 works will be undertaken by the Multicat Work Vessel “ROXANE Z” (IMO 9751456; MMSI 228056800; Call Sign FIRJ) focusing on cable burial operations in the area.


 4. Mariners are requested to pass at a safe speed observing a 200m guard Zone around the works vessels. The Guard Zone will be marked by either the guard vessels “CC6” (MMSI: 235095697, Call Sign 2GAD4), "LAPWING" (MMSI:232005550, Call Sign 2DFK) or 'BOSSY BOOTS' (MMSI: 232021808, Call sign MFEK3).




5. All vessels involved in the works will monitor VHF Channels 11, 12 & 16 as necessary and more information can be requested from KHM Harbour Control using 02392 723694. Traffic planning to pass through the area should liaise via VTS Southampton on VHF Ch 12.    

6. LNTM 20/24 is hereby superseded.

7. Cancel this Local Notice to Mariners 29 February 2024.


Monday 12 Feb 2024

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.

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