Print < Back to Queen's Harbour Master Portsmouth < Back to Important Safety and Event Information

Queen's Harbour Master Portsmouth

LNTM No 27/20


1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Queen’s Harbour Master Portsmouth that HMS MAGPIE will be conducting Route survey works in the Eastern Solent from the 25 April to late August 2020.

2. The Royal Naval survey vessel HMS MAGPIE (LOA 18.0m) will be conducting the survey operations and may deploy sonar equipment up to a maximum length of 100m astern so additional caution is requested. She will be operational during day light hours only.

3. The vessel will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 11 during operations and display appropriate shapes (Ball-Diamond-Ball in a vertical line) or lights (Red-White-Red in a vertical line) when working.

4. Mariners are requested to keep well clear of the vessel while surveying, if practicable and to liaise early with the vessel if in any doubt as to its intentions.

5. Cancel this Local Notice to Mariners on 5 September 2020.


G A F Sherwood
Queen'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.