No 27 of 2014 28 August 2014
NOTICE TO MARINERS
FIRTH OF FORTH
Crane Barge Operations at Rosyth North Wall
Reference: Chart 728 & 736
Operation 1 – Mobilisation
Operations are due to commence on the 29th August for approximately two days at the North Wall Rosyth to mobilise a large floating crane “Taklift 6”. The Taklift 6 (TK6) will be positioning itself outboard of the “Smitbarge 6” (SB6) to uplift various components of the crane. When outboard of the SB6 the TK6 will deploy anchors and wires up to 150m south of the quayside between the 50m and 450m marks.
The TK6 will inform FTNS when deploying anchors, which should be in position for 48 hours. Wires can be slacked down for passing vessels on request to FTNS (VHF 71) or FCBC Marine Control VHF 08 or 07919 597197 or 01383 427155
Operation 2 – Falsework and Bridge Section Lifts
Over the course of the next twelve weeks up until late November, the TK6 will be picking up sections of bridge from the North Wall and transiting to each of the three main towers on a regular basis.
Whilst in position to lift alongside at the North Wall the TK6 will deploy anchors and wires as detailed in operation 1 above. The TK6 will inform FTNS when deploying anchors and wires, which will be in position for up to 4 hours at a time.
Lifts will be timed to avoid other vessels intending to berth/unberth at the North Wall. Information updates can be obtained from FTNS or Marine Controller as detailed above.
All transiting vessels should pass at slow speeds and avoid creating any wash.
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, 25 and 26 of 2014
Chief Harbour Master