Notice to Mariners for 4th September


No 25 of 2013

30 August 2013

NOTICE TO MARINERS

FIRTH OF FORTH

FORTH BRIDGES FESTIVAL LAUNCH DISPLAY – 4th SEPTEMBER 2013

Chart reference: 736

On Wednesday 4th September at approximately 1030, four parachutists will be creating a display over the Forth and landing in the water, within minutes of each other, in pairs at two separate locations off Port Edgar & South Queensferry. The landing positions, within a potential one hundred meter landing radius, are marked on the attached charlet.  The parachutists expect to be airborne for about five minutes.

There will be four safety vessels in attendance – one per parachutist – to retrieve them from the water and take ashore.

Safety boats will monitor VHF Channel 71 and advise Forth & Tay Navigation Service when parachutists are about to become airborne, and again when they have landed safely and are clear of the water. The main points of contact are: Organiser – Stephanie Tindal 0131 551 3511; and Safety Boat on the day – Ian Anderson 07896 010 997.

Mariners are requested to give this location as wide a berth as possible consistent with safety at the times indicated, and to keep a careful lookout for safety boats.

Status of previously published notices:

No 26 of 2009 remains in force
Nos 14, 31, and 32 of 2011 remain in force
Nos 22, 23, 26, and 28 of 2012 remain in force

Nos 3, 4, 7, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 of 2013 remain in force

(Signed K Johnston)

R BAKER

Chief Harbour Master

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