Local Notice to Mariners 18/20

Changes to the marking of the gas pipeline crossing the river Exe

The marking of the gas pipeline that crosses the river Exe has been changed.

The post with the yellow cross locally known as the ‘gas perch’ has been removed and
replaced with a 2 metre high yellow special mark buoy Q.Fl.Y with four smaller special mark
buoys to the North, South, East and West. The two marks on the North and East side are lit
Fl.Y and the two yellow special marks to the South and West unlit so as not to cause
confusion when approaching Port hand lateral mark no 20 from the North or South.

The four smaller yellow special marks form a box shape around the main taller special mark
and are clearly marked as GAS PIPE NO ANCHORING. All the buoys are fitted with a yellow
cross top mark. These buoys indicate a boundary line covering the gas pipeline from the
Eastern shore at Lympstone to the Western shore close to Starcross.

Mariners are reminded that anchoring is prohibited within the area of the pipeline. The
transit markers on the East and West river banks remain unchanged.

The fixing post on the seabed for the old gas perch post is still in situ, and is due to be
removed on the 17th of October 2020.

Mariners are advised to keep clear of the area around all of the new marks.
For further advice please contact the harbour office on;
Email: epa@exeter.gov.uk
Telephone: 01395 223265