HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY – CARDIGAN BAY NORTHERN AREA

The 11.2meter survey vessel ‘LODE’ is currently leaving Pwllheli Marina to continue with finalising some infills and wreck surveys at various locations in the Northern Cardigan Bay area.

These wreck surveys and infills are expected to last over the weekend and ‘LODE’ is now expected to leave this area on Monday 6th but I will keep you informed.

Any shallow waters survey will be carried out in daylight to avoid fouling any fishing gear but it will involve going close inshore during periods of high water.

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT ANY CREELS OR POTS THAT YOU HAVE IN THE SURVEY AREA ARE CLEARY MARKED AND BUOYED TO AVOID FOULING.

Any shallow waters survey will, as far as possible, be carried out in daylight to avoid fouling any fishing gear.

The NtM issued by Clinton Surveys which gives all the details concerning the survey including a small chartlet which shows and identifies the survey blocks can be found here: https://welshfishermansassociation.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/EUDADOXNJStHmuNQ5iBfRPQBxSZSUVBUUwltiUllularLw

‘Lode’
https://welshfishermansassociation.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/Ea1bP9iStuVHu_ybkqtDfT4BZikYBw8y-t4PjusmCexWfg

This survey will not include any towed or trailed equipment and it is not expected to interfere with any other vessel or any set fishing gear but as highly sensitive Multi Beam Echo Sounders as well as highly sensitive motion sensors are being used a wide berth is requested and if possible passing vessels are requested to reduce speed.

As stated this survey is not expected to interfere with any other vessel or any set fishing gear but if you are unsure about the operations of this vessel please contact me.

‘LODE’ will make a port call to Pwllheli Marina every 12hrs to effect a crew change, regular up-dates will be issued each day informing of the survey area but if you have any doubt or concerns please contact me.

Please note that the small chartlet is provided for information purposes relating to the survey only and should not be used for navigation.
 
During survey operations a listening watch will be kept on VHF Channels 16 & 12 and ‘LODE’ can be contacted for information relating to vessel movement only.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are unsure about any of the above or require any further information, also please pass this information to any of your colleagues who you think might be interested.

If you know of any fisherman or any other user of the sea who works the area and does not receive this information or anybody else who would benefit from this information please let me know.
 
Regards :  Tom Watson
Tel………. Mobile 07903 173 624