Notice to Mariners No 26 – Forth Bridges Festival – Flotilla

No 26 of 2014                                                                                                             28 August 2014
Forth Bridges Festival – Flotilla

On Sunday the 7th September 2014, and in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Forth Road Bridge, a flotilla of marine craft will pass under the Forth Road and Rail Bridges. The flotilla is expected to comprise of approximately 120 vessels ranging in size from rowing boats up to the 84m NLB lighthouse vessel ‘Pharos’.
The flotilla will proceed in 3x columns, originating from 3x muster points off Longcraig Pier and Port Edgar Marina. They will set off and proceed in formation to Dhu Craig, where they will then round a marker vessel and return down river to be photographed passing under the Forth Road Bridge. The waterside event will terminate and disperse between the bridges, with the majority of participants expected to proceed to Port Edgar Marina for follow-on shoreside events.
A river closure to all craft not associated with the Flotilla will be implemented in the Main Channel, from Dhu Craig to No. 19 Buoy, between the hours of 13:00 – 14:30.
Event organiser safety vessels will be in attendance to motivate safe dispersion of any remaining craft after 14:00.
Chartlet attached shows passage plan and dotted lines show intended dispersal routes.
Safety contact on the day will be Rob Thomson on mobile number 07411 169 473 and secondary contact 07786 653 518.
Status of Previously Published Notices:
No 26 of 2009
No 14 of 2011
Nos 7, 26, 33, 41 and 42 of 2013
Nos 2, 4, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24 and 25 of 2014

Chief Harbour Master



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