Archive for ‘Notice to Mariners’

November 26, 2021

Sunken Vessel on the Bure

The Broads Authority has advised boaters to be aware that there is a sunken vessel on the Lower River Bure, currently located on the downstream mooring at Dove House Farm (between Six Mile House and Stracey Mill).

The vessel has been secured and marked with various marker buoys and recovery is planned for next week.

Please exercise caution when navigating in the area.

https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/boating/navigating-the-broads/boating-news/urgent-sunken-vessel-on-the-river-bure

November 24, 2021

Notice to Mariners No 14 – Changes to Cable Crossing Signs, Rivers Yare and Wensum, Trowse Eye, Norwich

November 24, 2021

BROADS AUTHORITY NOTICE TO MARINERS No 13 of 2021 – Reedham and Somerleyton Swing Bridges Christmas Operating Times

September 30, 2021

Navigation restriction due to dredging works on the Upper River Chet

The Broads Authority will be undertaking dredging works, from Monday 01 November 2021 until Friday 04 March 2022.

August 5, 2021

Blue-green Algae in the Broads

Blue-green algae has been reported at a number of locations in the Broads in recent days including Malthouse Broad and Black Horse Broad.

Please ensure you stay out of the water at these locations and keep dogs under control in the area. Remain vigilant for signs of blue-green algae in other locations across the Broads.

You can use the ‘Bloomin Algae’ app to report sightings and see if there have been any algal blooms recorded in your area.

Download the app: https://www.ceh.ac.uk/our-science/projects/bloomin-algae

May 21, 2021

Notice to Mariners No. 5 of 2021

Special mark, Turntide Jetty Breydon.

May 21, 2021

Notice to Mariners No. 4 of 2021

Navigation Restriction – Powerboat Racing at Oulton Broad.

April 7, 2021

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.

April 7, 2021

Notice to Mariners No. 3 of 2021

Navigation restriction due to dredging works on the Upper Waveney Beccles.

April 7, 2021

Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2021

Navigation restriction due to dredging works on Oulton Broad.