Notice to Mariners No 23 – Swim Event on 6th September


 

No 23 of 2014                                                                       21 August 2014

NOTICE TO MARINERS

FIRTH OF FORTH

SWIM EVENT – SATURDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2014

Chart Reference 736

A swimming event will take place on Saturday, 6th September 2014 from Hawes Pier at South Queensferry to the Old Pier at North Queensferry.   The swim will commence at 1200 hours and is expected to be complete by 1300 hours, at which point all swimmers will be clear of the main shipping channels.

Approximately 45 swimmers will be participating in the event and they will be escorted by two powered safety boats.

The safety boats will monitor VHF Channel 71 throughout and advise Forth and Tay Navigation Service both when the swimmers enter the water and again once they are clear of the water.

The main contact on the day is Angela Gellan on 07835 714336.

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

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 2, 4, 13, 16, 17, 19 and 21 of 2014 remain in force

 

(Signed R Baker)

R BAKER

Chief Harbour Master

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