November 2, 2017

Autumn Newsletter and AGM notice

The autumn 2017 newsletter is now available to download here: Autumn Newsletter 2017

Contents include:

  • Notice for the NSBA AGM to be held on 27 November 2017, 7.30 pm at The Yeoman Suite, The Holiday Inn, Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR4 6E,
  • News of an RYA award for Janet Gilmour
  • Tolls – proposals for 2018/19
  • Broadland Youth Regatta report
  • Dredging update
  • Ramuz inter-club championship report
  • Regional RYA update
  • Report on the new Oulton Broad parish council
  • New bridge proposals for Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft
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October 23, 2017

Email “spoofing” scams

Members are reminded to watch out for email “spoofing” scams.  We have received a report of a club treasurer receiving an email appearing to come from an officer asking to process a payment.  The email addresses all appeared normal, but the text was suspicious.  If in doubt phone to check.

If an email looks dodgy, it probably is!

Advice from Action Fraud:

What should you do if you’ve received a scam email?

  • Do not click on any links in the scam email.
  • Do not reply to the email or contact the senders in any way.
  • If you have clicked on a link in the email, do not supply any information on the website that may open.
  • Do not open any attachments that arrive with the email.
October 13, 2017

Ludham Bridge – width restriction

Please note that Norfolk District Council have undertaken a temporary necessary repair on the fendering under Ludham bridge which has reduced the width clearance by 150mm/5.9 inches.  The Broads Authority will advise again when this changes and a permanent repair is undertaken.

October 13, 2017

Lowestoft – Bascule Bridge restricted opening 11th and 12th November

We are advised that the Annual Remembrance Day Parade Service will take place on the morning of Sunday 12th November 2017. To permit the safe passage of the parade and spectators, the Bascule Bridge will not be raised to shipping between the hours 1045hrs & 1130hrs. The Small Vessel opening at 1115hrs will be delayed until 1130hrs on Sunday 12th November only.
In addition, on Saturday 11th November, the Bascule Bridge will not be raised between 1050hrs & 1110hrs to avoid disturbing the short Armistice Day ceremony. The scheduled 1115hrs lift may be slightly delayed on the Saturday morning if this ceremony overruns.

Mariners and Port Users are thanked for their co-operation in advance.

 

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October 2, 2017

River Chet restrictions

 

We have received notice from the Broads Authority that dredging and maintenance operations on the River Chet may restrict passage during weekdays from Monday 13 November 2017 until Friday 23 March 2018.

During this period piling and dredging work will be in operation between 08:00 and 16:00 daily, excluding weekends. During each period of operation navigation will be restricted and delays of up to 2 hours may occur. Mariners must await clear instructions from the operators before attempting to pass and exercise great care whilst proceeding past the works. All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of restriction and delays.

We are advised that the initial work will be near the mouth of the river removing the steel posts, with later dredging and maintenance focussed on the area alongside Hardley Flood.  Passing the works may be more difficult at low water.

October 2, 2017

Weekday Closure of Limekiln Dyke

We have received notice from the Broads Authority that Limekiln Dyke will be closed to navigation on weekdays during the following periods due to maintenance dredging work:

  • Monday 13 November until Friday 22 December 2017
  • Monday 8 January until Friday 2 February 2018

Each week during this period the closure will be in effect from 08:00 Monday to 16:00 Friday.

If there is a specific need for access to Limekiln Dyke during closures then please contact Tom Hunter on 01603 756066.

This should not affect access to Gay’s Staithe, although dredging plant may be moved to this area at weekends.

 

September 28, 2017

BROADLAND YOUTH REGATTA – Saturday 2nd September 2017

BY Regatta 2017Congratulations to Horning SC for winning the team trophy at the Broadland Youth Regatta held here at WOBYC on 2nd Sept. It was a super day with some excellent racing performances. The full results can be found http://wobyc.com/summer-2017/.

Here’s a link to Trish Barnes’ photos of the event on Dropbox.

Link to Robin Myerscough’s photos on Flickr.

(text and photo copied from the WOBYC website at http://wobyc.com/ )

September 12, 2017

Lowestoft – Large Pipe movements – updated information

Associated British Ports have issued the following notice to mariners (No. 25 2017):

LOWESTOFT – TRANSITS AND MOORING ARRANGEMENTS OF LARGE SEMI SUBMERGED PIPES

Mariners and Port Users are advised that the semi submerged pipes referenced in NTM No.23, have now all been towed in to Lowestoft. All eleven sections of pipe are now moored on North Quay. The pipes and the working area required for them, occupy the entire area on North Quay berths 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, (between approx. positions: 52° 28.49’N, 01° 44.03’E, and 52° 28.43’N, 01° 44.37’E). The moored pipe area extends up to 30m from the face of the quay. Numerous work boats and tugs are also moored or working in this area for maintenance or inspection requirements. This will include diving activities.

During the hours of darkness the pipes are marked by floodlights from the supporting vessels and from the quays. In addition 3 x yellow flash special mark buoys will be positioned close to the East and West extremities, and central position of the moored pipes.

During daylight hours pipes may be moved or repositioned by tugs and work boats. Please check with Port control on VHF 14 for an update on such activities before transiting the area.

Vessels are also requested to pass moored pipes at a good distance and at slow speed, especially when maintenance work or diving activities are taking place.

The duration of these operations is not yet known but is expected to last for several weeks. Further notification will be provided when works are completed, or if there are any significant changes to the moored areas or operational requirements.

NTM No.23 is hereby cancelled.

Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch14, or Tel. 01502 572286, if further information is required.

 

September 12, 2017

Lowestoft Inner Harbour – Wreck “Aisha”

Mariners and Port Users are advised of a change in the condition of sunken vessel ‘Welsh Conquest (Ex Aisha)’, in position 52° 28.60’N, 001° 43.225’E, (alongside

Harbour Road Jetty).

The vessel appears to have moved so that the stern of the vessel now encroaches into the Northern edge of the main navigational channel. The vessel’s upper housing has also started to break apart, and the yellow flash light is no longer on station.

A more thorough assessment of the wreck is scheduled to determine actions and marking requirements.

All vessels are requested to afford the wreck as much room as possible, and pass at slow speed. Mariners are also requested to be alert to the potential for floating debris in the vicinity of the wreck. Please report any such debris to Port Control, VHF Ch14.

Further information will be promulgated once available.

Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch14, or Tel. 01502 572286, if further information is required.

Harbour Master

 

September 12, 2017

Lowestoft Port – Passage Plan

Mariners and Port users are advised that the UKHO has recently published a new edition of navigational chart BA1535, Lowestoft Port and Approaches. Sounding data from this chart has been used to update the Port’s Passage Plan chart and vessel tracks.  Download the chart here.

The chart indicates the tracks likely to be followed by commercial vessels entering and leaving the port of Lowestoft. Masters and Skippers of leisure craft and small vessels should use this information when planning their own passage in the vicinity of the Port of Lowestoft.

Local Notice No22 of 2014 is cancelled

If further information is required please contact Lowestoft Port Control on VHF CH14 or Tel. No. 01502 572286.

Harbour Master