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Falmouth Port Notice to Mariners No 8 of 2018

Date:

Prototype Energy Device

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a prototype marine energy device will be installed at FaBTest, the Falmouth Bay Test site. Installation works will commence on 28th May 2018 and the device is due to remain deployed until May 2019.

The device will be centered on position 50⁰ 06'.273 N, 004⁰ 59'.639 W and lie to a 4 point mooring system. When in operating mode, the device will operate sub-surface and will not have surface marks indicating its position.

During deployment operations, the device (pictured below) will be lit as will all temporary surface markers used during the deployment. They will exhibit yellow lights flash character FL.Y (1) 5s.

To mark the area of device operations, a pattern of four cardinal marks lit as described below will be deployed in the following positions:
North Cardinal 50⁰ 06'.327 N 004⁰ 59'.641 W Flash Q 1s
East Cardinal 50⁰ 06'.274 N 004⁰ 59'.555 W Flash VQ (3) 5s
South Cardinal 50⁰ 05'.165 N 004⁰ 59'.632 W Flash VQ (6) + LF1 10s
West Cardinal 50⁰ 06'.272 N 004⁰ 59'.723 W Flash Q (9) 15s

Deployment operations will be undertaken by MV C-FENNA (pictured above) which will maintain continuous listening watch on VHF Channels 16 and 6. It will exhibit lights and shapes required for a vessel restricted in its ability to manoeuvre.

Mariners are requested to keep well clear of the MV C-FENNA during deployment operations. When deployment is completed mariners are advised to remain clear of the operating area marked by the pattern of cardinal marks. The device mooring assembly will extend outside of the pattern of buoys and vessels should refrain from engaging in fishing and anchoring activities within 250m of any of these buoys.

This notice supersedes port notice 07 of 2018 which is cancelled