Notice to Mariners No 3 of 2014


No 3 of 2014

31 March 2014

NOTICE TO MARINERS
FIRTH OF FORTH

 SEMI-SUBMERSIBLE RIG ANCHORING AT K7 ANCHORAGE

Reference: Chart No 734

The Safe Caledonia is a semi-submersible accommodation rig, which will be anchoring at K7 anchorage. The rig is currently unmooring from its position in the North Sea with the earliest ETA at the anchorage of Friday 4th April. The operation is weather dependent and may be subject to delay.

On arrival in the Firth of Forth the Safe Caledonia will be towed to anchorage K7, north-east of Kinghorn Ness. The rig will be centred on 56º 04.62’ N 003º 06.9’ W and deploy a spread of ten anchors, each approximately 700m from the rig, to the perimeter of the anchorage. The anchors will take around 24 hours to deploy.

The rig shall remain for a period of time yet to be determined. Apart from attending vessels, an exclusion zone will apply to all of K7 anchorage while the Safe Caledonia is at anchor.

Mariners are requested to observe the exclusion zone and keep well clear of the anchorage.

Status of previously published notices:

No 26 of 2009 remains in force
Nos 14 of 2011 remains in force
No 22 of 2012 remains in force
Nos 4, 7, 11, 16, 26, 32, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 42, 43 and 44 of 2013 remain in force
Nos 1and 2 of 2014 remain in force
(Signed R Baker)

R BAKER
Chief Harbour Master

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