Notice to Mariners No 27 – TK6 at North Wall


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

 

R BAKER

Chief Harbour Master

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