Notice to Mariners 29th September 2013

No. 31 of 2013                                                                                    23  September 2013  


Swimming Event


Chart reference: 736

 A swim across the Forth, involving approx. 7 swimmers, will take place on Sunday, 29th September 2013 commencing at 1000 hrs from Town Pier, North Queensferry and finishing 1100 at Hawes Pier, South Queensferry. 

 A safety boat equipped with VHF channel 71 will accompany the swimmers who will be recovered at 1100 hrs if the swim has not been completed.  Event organisers will advise Forth & Tay Navigation Service when swimming commences, and again when all swimmers are clear.

 The safety contact on the day of the event is Dan Walker – 07850 883 482.

 Mariners are requested to give the location as wide a berth as possible, at the times indicated, and to keep a careful lookout for the swimmers and safety boat.

 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, 22, 26, 27, and 28 of 2013 remain in force

(Signed R Baker)



Chief Harbour Master


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