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LNTM No 001/18

PLNTM's In Force - Information

1.         This notice is issued for information by the Queens Harbour Master Plymouth.  Plymouth Local Notices to Mariners are issued by the Queen’s Harbour Master Plymouth pursuant to the Dockyard Port of Plymouth Order 1999, Schedule 1 Regulation 1, Regulation 11 and Regulation 29.  These Notices are numbered consecutively starting at the beginning of each year.  They contain directions and information fundamental to the safety of mariners.

2.         All extant Plymouth Local Notices to Mariners have been reissued as Notices 2/18 to 20/18.  They are, in the main, renumbered reprints of earlier notices, although a number of minor changes have been incorporated in many of these notices.  The Notices have titles as follows:

2/18     DOCKYARD PORT OF PLYMOUTH - PRIVATE MOORINGS - Direction

3/18     SUBMARINE MOVEMENTS AND OPERATIONS IN THE DOCKYARD PORT - Direction

4/18     MINISTRY OF DEFENCE POLICE - MARINE UNIT - Information

5/18     THE CATTEWATER - TRAFFIC RULES AND REGULATIONS - Direction

 6/18     BERTHING OF HARBOUR TOUR CRAFT IN THE CATTEWATER - Direction

7/18     PLYMOUTH SOUND - LOCAL BATHING AREAS - Direction

8/18     SUTTON HARBOUR LOCK AND TIDAL DEFENCE BARRIER - Information

9/18     LANDING ON PLYMOUTH BREAKWATER - Direction

10/18   RECREATIONAL WATER EVENT CHECK OFF LIST - Information

11/18   VIDEO SURVEILLANCE - Information

12/18   HM NAVAL BASE - WESTON MILL LAKE - Direction

13/18   DOCKYARD PORT MARINE SAFETY POLICY - Information

14/18   FLOATING DEBRIS IN RIVER TAMAR, HAMOAZE, CATTEWATER AND PLYMOUTH SOUND - Information

15/18   SMALL CRAFT ANCHORAGE - OFF PLYMOUTH HOE – Information

16/18  KING POINT MARINA – MILLBAY INNER BASIN – Direction

17/18   TORPOINT FERRIES – CLARIFICATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES BETWEEN VESSELS – Direction

          18/18   BRIDGE MANNING IN VESSELS OVER 25 METRES IN LENGTH – Direction

          19/18  DIVING IN PLYMOUTH SOUND – Information

          20/18  DREDGING at CATTEWATER/PLYMOUTH YACHT HAVEN - Information

3.         Printed copies of these Plymouth Local Notices to Mariners may be obtained, free of charge via email, by registering with the mailing list on QHM Plymouth’s website

4.         Whenever it is necessary to publish a Plymouth Local Notice to Mariners, the full text of the notice will be available either in printed copy upon registration as above or from QHM’s website at: www.qhm.mod.uk/plymouth/port/plntm

PLYMOUTH NAVIGATIONAL WARNINGS (PLYMNAVWARNs)

5.         These generally contain short-term information concerning defective navigational aids, dangers, or other important details.  They are numbered consecutively starting at the beginning of the year and a list of those remaining in force is promulgated at the beginning of each month.  PLYMNAVWARNs are sent by signal to all local Ministry of Defence vessels and shore authorities and by email to local commercial operators and marinas.  A copy of Plymouth Navigational Warnings may also be obtained from QHM’s web site at the following site:

www.qhm.mod.uk/plymouth/port/navwarn

6.         A verbal update of those in force can be obtained from Longroom Port Control Station, telephone 01752 836528/836490.

QHM WEB SITE

7.         QHM's web site - www.qhm.mod.uk/plymouth contains much information relevant to mariners, including the Dockyard Port of Plymouth Order 1999,

2018 Water Events Diary, PLNTMs, PLYMNAVWARNs, Daily Movements Programme and a plethora of recreational information.

THE DAILY MOVEMENTS PROGRAMME

8.         The Movements signal is a message issued at 1100 GMT daily that gives details of known shipping movements in and out of the port for the following day.  Movement messages for Saturday, Sunday and Monday are issued on Fridays.  The message primarily covers Naval and Ferry shipping movements.  It consequently should not be relied upon for traffic in and out of the Cattewater where commercial practices apply.  The message also gives tidal information, sunrise and sunset times, and the status of PLNTM and PLYMNAVWARNs.  It is primarily for Naval authorities but other mariners may find it of assistance.  Organisers of sail racing events in the Sound or Hamoaze are encouraged to use this facility.  Notwithstanding the programmed movements, mariners are reminded that it is but a plan; it may change, and may thus not represent what is truly happening.  It should be consulted after 1200 daily for the following day’s shipping movements.  Leisure users are to be aware there is a sanitised copy of movements which is posted on the web at the following site:

www.qhm.mod.uk/plymouth/movements

1st January 2018

Monday 01 Jan 2018

C NECKER
Commander Royal Navy
Queen's Harbour Master Plymouth