Local Notice to Mariners 9/24

Lateral Starboard Mark No. 29 light is extinguished.

Notice is hereby given that Lateral Starboard Mark No29 is extinguished.

The light will be repaired as soon as possible.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in this area.
Environment Agency Scientific Survey within the Exe.

Notice is hereby given that the Environment Agency will be conducting a scientific survey within Exe Estuary on April 4th and 5th 2024.

The survey will involve underwater data capture and sediment grabbing for invertebrates, with associated particle size and background contaminant analyses for the assessment of protected features present. The sampling platform will be the 18 m survey vessel Solent Guardian (2GDK7) operated by Briggs Marine and Environmental Services Ltd. (SOLENT GUARDIAN, Law enforcment – Details and current position – MMSI 235096443 –
VesselFinder). A grab with a sampling area of 0.1 m2, will be deployed from the stern gantry of the vessel to recover sediment from each target location.

Please find below the Survey Plan commissioned and produced by Natural England using digitised and fully licenced British Crown and OceanWise layers. Also attached is a list of indicative site positions.

Grab sampling locations are plotted > 250 m from all offshore assets present and > 500 m
from offshore platforms within the survey area.
Skippers are briefed by the Scientist In Charge before the vessel leaves port to ensure
everyone on board is familiar with the survey plan. When within range of coastal stations
the survey vessel can be tracked in real-time via Marine Traffic and contact with other
vessel traffic will be maintained via marine VHF.
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in this area.

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