Marine Safety and Information Circular 1/2018
This Marine Safety and Information Circular is in support of and an update to LNtM 4_2018 (Holyhead Marina)
Ongoing efforts are being made to recover wrecks from the seabed. This will mean that divers will be operating in the boomed area and beyond on occasions.
Dive Support Vessels will be contactable on VHF Ch14.
Ongoing surveys of the seabed are continuing in the New Harbour.
Mariners are reminded that care should be taken when navigating in the New Harbour.
Jet Skis and similar craft are asked to avoid this area completely while diving operations are in progress.
Assistant Harbour Master
Stena Line Ports Limited, Stena House, Port Control, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 1DQ
Phone: +44 (0)1407 606775 Mobile: +44 (0) 7540 540545
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We have now finished the work on the moorings - so all trots are in service. We still have a number of moorings that have been lost/sunk over the winter - and these are scattered throughout the trots. Work on retrieving these will start on April 23rd.
It is essential that you let the office or the bosun know when you intend to return as we may need to put you on a temporary mooring for the time being. Also, if you do not let us know you will most likely find that your mooring is dirty.
There are also some issues regarding access to the launch service at low water. We are now able to use the marina landing pontoon, but only in accordance with the Marina's risk assessment, because this is a work site. Therefore, HSC members are only allowed past the fence by the car park barrier if they are escorted by HSC staff. Wait for the launch driver by the cafe, or call them on ch 37 from the vhf by the bosun locker door.
Follow these links for information on:
We will be updating the situation as we get more information but for now here is a video taken 2018-03-30; one full month from the disaster.
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To help with the location of vessels in the marina area
These photographs and are copyright. We have permission from Eye In The Sky Cinematography to show them in this article. They have been added so that you may be able to locate specific vessels from these images taken from the drone footage.
You can also see them in a google photos album on this link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/YxNiTaJ6l9VKbBjQ2
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Newsletter from the Commodore
It is now a couple of weeks on from Storm Emma, and it is probably time to give some update to the wider membership of how this has impacted on us all here.
Firstly we have identified at least 20 boats belonging to members that have been lost or damaged – and some of those were members’ homes. The tragedy of this, the heartache and the incredible disruption to people’s lives is immeasurable. Our hearts go out to them.
The scale of the disaster in ‘official’ terms is very big, and the complications with insurance companies, people affected, government bodies and other officials, plus the growing number of official contractors appointed to resolve different bits of the mess, has made the recovery process appear to be slow to start off. But thankfully, there is some visible progress happening now.
The environmental damage needs to be contained and this has been underway for most of the week. The next stage is for the boats to be recovered.
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Update as of 2018-03-09 15:47
The Sailing Club has received this update from Rhian Pritchard on behalf of Dylan Williams – Head of Regulation and Economic Development, Anglesey County Council.
As you aware, it was agreed during the Multi Agency Strategy Meeting yesterday (Thursday 8th March) that the Control & Co-ordination response will now be led by Port of Holyhead (Stena Line Ports) and the Isle of Anglesey County Council.
The Statutory Organisations involved in this incident will be meeting on Monday 12th March (Incident Control & Co-ordination Group).
Whilst recognising your interest in the ongoing efforts, and eagerness to support, attendance will now be limited to the organisations with a statutory responsibility in the response effort.
The statutory organisations will consider and agree on appropriate arrangements to keep you and other interested parties informed of progress.
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