Extreme Safety Considerations: Two Sunk Vessels (Updated 9/4/21)

Two boats have sunk in the River Waveney approximately adjecent to,  “///dressings.polygraph.these”  (on What3Words).

While the first sinking (a motor-boat) was marked by yellow buoys almost mid-stream,  the second vessel (a yacht) went down almost atop the first. Subsequent exceptionally strong currents associated with the recent North Sea tidal surge and consequent flooding events along the Waveney appear to have dislodged the vessels and their position is now uncertain.

Vessels navigating the River Waveney between Somerleyton Swing-Bridge and Signpost Corner (where Oulton Dyke separates) should proceed with absolute extreme caution and reduced speed over-the-ground, taking extra care of speed-over-ground if moving down-current. This is a recognised Water-Ski Area; until the sinking positions are confirmed and suitably marked all Water-Ski activity within 800m either side of the stated position is strongly dissuaded. Broads Authority personnel are actively involved in mitigating efforts and in raising both vessels;  imminently anticipated are the dredging barge involved in the lift as well as further support craft whose independent movements present additional hazards to passing traffic.

This Notice is short-termed and will be actively updated as greater certainty surrounds the issue.

UPDATE from Broads Authority, 9/4/21: The vessel which was in the navigation channel at Blundeston Marshes on the River Waveney has now been recovered to a bay at the side of the river. The vessel is marked with yellow buoys and will be removed early next week.

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