Archive for ‘Notice to Mariners’

May 16, 2022

Boating News – Navigation restriction due to flood bank maintenance works on the Upper River Waveney

The Broads Authority have given notice that the Environment Agency will be undertaking flood bank maintenance works, from 23 May until 22 July 2022. The site stretches along the upstream end of the River Waveney, from Dunburgh grid ref TM402912 to Geldeston Dyke grid ref TM392911 (shown in red on the plan extract).

The maintenance works on the water will involve the use of floating pontoons and small works vessels. Note: during the above period navigation will remain open, but vessels must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the vicinity of the works.

Please ensure that the area is taken into consideration for passage planning and when navigating in this area.

For more information and to view a map of the site please visit: https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/boating/navigating-the-broads/boating-news/navigation-restriction-due-to-flood-bank-maintenance-works-on-the-upper-river-waveney

May 13, 2022

Notice: Neatishead Staithe 24h Moorings, 19-May-22

The Broads Authority have given notice that they will be undertaking site investigation works on the quay heading at the Neatishead Staithe 24 hour moorings.

The works will involve the use of a cable percussive drilling rig, which will provide valuable design information for a future piling project.

The mooring will remain open during the works, however please note that pedestrian movement around the quay heading may be temporarily restricted and regulated in the vicinity of the works on Thursday 19 May 2022 from 08.30 to 16.00 hours.

For more information and a map please see: https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/boating/navigating-the-broads/boating-news/site-investigation-works-at-neatishead-staithe-mooring

May 7, 2022

UPDATED: NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 1 of 2022 – Approaches to Breydon Bridge (A47) Gt. Yarmouth

The Broads Authority have issued an updated notice to mariners for major maintenance works on the Breydon Bridge (A47), Gt. Yarmouth. The notice has been updated to reflect a change of date for the works, which will now be from Monday 5 September 2022 until Friday 24 February 2023. Please see the notice linked below for more information:

The maintenance works will involve the replacement of the existing hydraulic lifting system from the central span using underslung scaffolding.

Note: During the above period navigation will remain open to the side spans, but the bridge central span will be closed and unable to open to vessels with a greater air-draft of 13ft.

All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of the closure and restrictions.
Grid reference TG516080. Please ensure that the new position is taken into consideration for passage planning and when navigating in this area.

For more information visit https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/boating/navigating-the-broads/boating-news or call 01603 610734.

March 14, 2022

UPDATED: NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 4 of 2022 – Road Closure and width restrictions for piling works at Haddiscoe Cut

UPDATED 12/04/2022:

Notice is hereby given that Haddiscoe Cut will be closed due to emergency piling works being undertaken between 07:00hrs Wednesday 16 March 2022 until 19:00hrs Thursday 31 March 2022. The closure excludes weekends between 19:00hrs Friday to 07:00hrs Monday although width restrictions will be in place over this time.

Click to view the full Notice to Mariners from the Broads Authority

During the closure access from Reedham to St Olaves will only be possible by navigating on the lower River Yare and River Waveney via the southern end of Breydon Water.

Notice is also given that between Friday 01 April 2022 and Thursday 14 April 2022, Haddiscoe Cut will be open but width restrictions will remain in place for the second phase of the works.

All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of restriction and delays.
Vessels should ensure that the new position is taken into consideration for passage planning
and when navigating in this area.

Please contact the Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1
1RY Tel (01603) 610734 if additional information is required.

March 4, 2022

NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 3 of 2022 – Navigation restriction due to dredging works on Oulton Broad/Oulton Dyke

Notice is hereby given that the Broads Authority will be undertaking dredging works, from 04 April until 05 September 2022. The site covers the full extent of the navigation channel of Oulton Broad and stretches along Oulton Dyke to its northern reaches, grid ref TM520928 (Mutford Lock) to its confluence with the River Waveney, grid ref TM500943 shown in red on the plan extract.

The maintenance works on the water will involve the use of floating pontoons and small work vessels. Note: During the above period the navigation will remain open, but vessels must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the vicinity of the works.

Please ensure that the area is taken into consideration for passage planning and when navigating in this area.

All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of restriction and delays. Vessels should ensure that the new position is taken into consideration for passage planning and when navigating in this area.

Please contact the Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1RY Tel (01603) 610734 if additional information is required.

March 4, 2022

NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 2 of 2022 – Navigation restrictions – dredging works on the Upper River Ant

Notice is hereby given that the Broads Authority will be undertaking dredging works, from 01 April 2022 until 29 July 2022. The site stretches along the upstream end of the River Ant, from Hunsett Mill grid ref TG 35707 24281 to Sutton Staithe grid ref TG 38210 23699 (shown in red on the plan extract)

The maintenance works on the water will involve the use of floating pontoons and small works vessels. Note: during the above period navigation will remain open, but vessels must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the vicinity of the works.

Please ensure that the area is taken into consideration for passage planning and when navigating in this area.

All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of restriction and delays. Vessels should ensure that the new position is taken into consideration for passage planning and when navigating in this area.

Please contact the Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1RY Tel (01603) 610734 if additional information is required.

February 17, 2022

Urgent Boating News – Extremely high winds forecast for the Broads

The Broads Authority have issued the following warning:

As you are likely aware, the Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for Friday 18 February due to extremely high winds created by Storm Eunice. This warning impacts the whole of Norfolk and Suffolk, including the Broads. Wind speeds of up to 70mph have been forecasted for the area, peaking between 12 and 2pm on Friday.

Boat owners are urged to make arrangements to ensure that their vessels are secure and properly tied up before the high winds hit, and to check on their vessels after the weather warning has passed.

We strongly advise that you avoid any non-essential travel during this period of high wind. If you are on your vessel please refrain from cruising on the rivers (unless essential) and instead stay moored up in a safe location. Please be mindful of dangers such as nearby trees and other structures which may be affected by the wind whilst you are moored up. Be extra vigilant and stay well away from the water’s edge whenever possible.

Breydon Water will also be closed to hire vessels during the weather warning, and we will notify the public when it is safe to cross again. Boat hirers should contact their boatyard for more information if required.

We anticipate that over the coming days there will be numerous riverside trees uprooted by the wind and some damage to vessels. Our Rangers will be working hard to deal with these issues and keep you safe.

If you notice any obstructions on the river, including trees or adrift/sunken vessels, please report these to Broads Control on 01603 756056.

In case of emergency, or if you are in danger, always dial 999.

Tom Waterfall, Senior Communications Officer, Broads Authority
December 18, 2021

Boating News: Mooring Refurbishment Works Commencing 4 January 2022

The Broads Authority have issued the following note about upcoming refurbishment works on moorings in How Hill and Haddiscoe, commencing 4 January 2022.

Starting on 4 January there will be works taking place on our How Hill 24-hour moorings to replace the middle 100 metres of quay heading timber.

We are aiming for there to be little effect on users of the site. The remaining 200 metres of the mooring will remain accessible and the public footpath will be open throughout the works. There will be a portaloo and small compound on the staithe area but this should not impede access for pedestrians. Clear signage and barriers will be in place on site to advise visitors.

Also commencing on 4 January are works at our Haddiscoe East layby mooring to replace failing timbers along the length of the mooring. The site will have to be closed for a period of approximately two weeks during the works, which are essential to keep it serviceable. Clear signage and barriers will again be in place to advise visitors.

Broads Authority
December 12, 2021

Notice to Mariners: Navigation restriction at Breydon Bridge (A47), Great Yarmouth

The Broads Authority have issued the following Notice to Mariners, for a navigation restriction at Breydon Bridge (A47), Great Yarmouth. Breydon Bridge will be unable to lift for the duration of the works commencing Friday 4th February, until Friday 17th June 2022.

Further details below:

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