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Queen's Harbour Master Portsmouth

LNTM No 29/20


1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Queen’s Harbour Master Portsmouth that a Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) Carrier will be anchored in the Solent from 7 May to 15 May 2020.

2. Timings for arrival and departure will be promulgated by the usual Shipping Movements programme on the QHM Website.

3. Mariners are advised that the QEC Carrier while on passage between the Nab Tower and its berth at “C” Anchorage (50°46’10N 001°10’70W) is considered “a vessel constrained by her draught” as defined under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. The vessel will be escorted by tugs and MOD Police patrol vessels. Vessels are to avoid taking any action that will impede her safe passage. General Direction 02/13 (Dormant Exclusion Zone – 250 metres radius) will be enforced for this vessel during her transit through the Dockyard Port of Portsmouth.

4. Police craft and Royal Navy Archer Class patrol vessels will be in attendance with the ship to enforce the requirements of this Local Notice to Mariners. They will be clearly identifiable and will be acting on the authority of the Queen’s Harbour Master. All vessels are to comply with their instructions. In accordance with General Direction 02/18 (Keep Clear of Warship Alongside or at Anchor) exceptionally for this vessel, a 150 metres exclusion zone is designated while the vessel is at anchor in the Solent, and will be enforced.

5. Cancel this Local Notice to Mariners on 17 May 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.