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Notice to Mariners No. 5 of 2016

Outer Munxar Tuna Farm SE Buoy - Missing

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that, with reference to BA Chart 2538 - Malta (South East), the special marker light buoy at the Outer Munxar fish farm in position:

 Latitude (N)     Longitude (E)

 35º 52’.156  14º 40’.600

Flashing quick 1 every 4 seconds is MISSING.

Chart Affected: BA Chart 2538, 194

29th January, 2016
 
 
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Local Notice to Mariners No. 4 of 2016

Maintenance Works on the Marsamxett Ferry Landing Place at Il-Port ta’ Marsamxett

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners that, with immediate effect and until further notice, maintenance works will be carried out on the ferry landing place near the Marsamxett Waterpolo pitch in il-Port ta’ Marsamxett.

Due to these maintenance works, the Marsamxett Ferry landing place will be temporarily relocated some metres away to the south from the usual landing place.

Due to this relocation there are some vessels’ moorings which may be required to be shifted.

Masters of all vessels that have a mooring in the area are advised to cooperate with the Sliema – Marsamxett Ferry operator so as to have a safe navigable area.


Chart Affected: BA 177    
26th January, 2016
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Local Notice to Mariners No. 5 of 2016

Firework Displays from the Foreshore next to St. Elmo Breakwater Bridge in Grand Harbour 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that fireworks displays will be let off from the foreshore next to St Elmo Breakwater Bridge in Grand Harbour from the following approximate position:

 Latitude (N)   Longitude (E)
A   35°54’.166  14°31’.223

The dates and times of the fireworks are as follows:

Thursday, 28th January, 2016: from 9.10 p.m. till 10.00 pm.

Friday, 29th January, 2016: from 9.00 p.m. till 11.00 p.m.
   
Saturday, 30th January, 2016: from 9.00 a.m. till 9.15 a.m., and from 6.00 p.m. till 7.00 p.m.

Mariners are to note the above, give the position indicated a wide berth, and leave a safe distance of at least 200m. They are further instructed to contact the Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) when navigating in or out of Grand Harbour on the above dates and times. Any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) are to be complied with.

Positions are referred to WGS 84 Datum.

Chart affected BA Chart 177.

29th January, 2016


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Local Notice to Mariners No. 3 of 2016

Diving Operations Terminal I North
Quay - Freeport Terminals

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that diving operations will be carried out in Marsaxlokk Harbour at Terminal I North Quay, between bollards 21 and 24 (in the middle of Terminal I North Quay). The diving operations will start on Monday, 25th January, 2016 and are expected to be completed by Wednesday, 27th January, 2016.

The divers will be displaying the International Code of Signals Flag ‘A’.

Mariners and operators of sea craft are advised to keep a sharp lookout and proceed at slow speed while navigating in the area. They are to give the above area a wide berth of at least 200 metres.

Moreover, they are requested to comply with instructions given by Marsaxlokk Port Control (VTS) on VHF Channel 14.


Chart affected: BA 36

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM.

22nd January, 2016

 
 
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Local Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2016
 
Further to Local Notice to Mariners No. 30. of 2015
Re - Falling Rocks at Blue Grotto,
Limits of Wied iż-Żurrieq
 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, informs mariners that Local Notice to Mariners No. 30 of 2015 re danger of falling rocks in proximity to Blue Grotto, limits of Wied Iż-Żurrieq, is still in force.
 
In view of the above, mariners are not to navigate below the cliff face, as indicated in Local Noice to Mariners No. 30 of 2015, and, should this be absolutely required, they are to do so with extreme caution.
 
Chart affected BA chart 2538.
 
19th January, 2016
 
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Notice to Mariners No. 4 of 2016

Munxar Mare Blue Fish Farm SE Buoy

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that with reference to BA Chart 2538 – Malta (South East) the Special Marker Light Buoy at Outer Munxar fish farm in position:

 Latitude (N)     Longitude (E)

 35º 52’.156  14º 40’.600

Flashing quick 1 every 4 seconds is RELIT.

Chart Affected: BA Chart 2538, 194

15th January, 2016


 
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Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2016

 

 

 

Lay Up of GSF Rig 135

 

 

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners that the GSF Rig 135 has been laid up with immediate effect and until further notice in the following position:

 

 

 

                 Latitude (N)                         Longitude (E)

 

 

 

                035º 47’.90                           014º 28’.70

 

 

 

A safety zone of radius 500 metres centered on the above position has been established within which unauthorised vessels are not permitted to enter for any reason whatsoever. 

 

Positions are referred to WGS 84 DATUM.

 

Charts Affected: BA 2538, 194

 

 

 

12th January, 2016

 

 

 

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Notice to Mariners No. 3 of 2016

 

 

 

Chart Correction

 

 

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners that with reference to BA Chart 177 – Valletta Harbours the special mark buoy (conical) flashing yellow off “Il-Ponta ta’ San Ġiljan” (St Julian’s Point) in position:

 

 

 

                Latitude (N)                           Longitude (E)

 

 

 

                35º 55’.228                           14º 29’.927

 

 

 

is now removed and will be placed back in May. The buoy will be removed again in October.

 

 

 

In view of the above, change text “Fl.Y” close to the above position to “Fl.Y (Seasonal)”.

 

 

 

Mariners are to note that the request for wide berth of 100m from the above position still remains in place all through the year.

 

 

 

Chart Affected: BA Chart 177, 2538, 2537, 194

 

 

 

Position is in WGS 84 Datum.

 

 

 

12th January, 2016

 

 

 
Local Notice to Mariners No. 1 of 2016
 
Drilling works for Geotechnical Investigations off Pinto Wharf 4 and 5, Grand Harbour
 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that drilling works for geotechnical investigations will be carried out off Pinto Wharf 4 and 5 in Valletta Grand Harbour.
 
The drilling works will be carried out in position BH1, BH2, BH3 and BH4 as shown on the chart that can be found on Transport Malta’s website (www.transport.gov.mt).
 
Weather permitting the works are expected to commence on Monday, 11th January, 2016 and are expected to be completed by end of January 2016.
 
They will be carried out from a floating crane (Bezz V) which will be accompanied by a small tug boat (Tug 29). The floating crane may deploy anchors to hold it in position and may remain in the area during the night. The floating crane will display the signals in accordance with the Collisions Regulations. Further more mariners and operators of vessels are advised to keep a sharp lookout, proceed at very slow speed and give the above area a wide berth of at least 300 meters.
 
Instructions given by Valletta Port Control (VTS) on VHF Channel 12 are to be complied with. 
 
Chart affected: BA 177
 
Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM.
 
8th January, 2016
 

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Notice to Mariners No. 1 of 2016

 
Cumulative List of Notices to Mariners for 2016

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies that the following Notices to Mariners are still in force.

 
1. Notice to Mariners No. 03 of 2009
Re: Information and promulgation of Notices to Mariners.

 
2. Notice to Mariners No. 15 of 2013 and Local Notice to Mariners No. 85 of 2015
Re: New Deep Water Quay, Refurbishment Project – Grand Harbour.
3. Notice to Mariners No. 02 of 2015
Re: Firing Practice at Pembroke Ranges.

 
4. Notice to Mariners Nos. 19 and 26 of 2015
Re: Works in Progress at Delimara - Marsaxlokk Harbour.

 
5. Local Notice to Mariners Nos. 46 and 53 of 2014
Re: Use of il-Moll ta’ Buġibba.

 
6. Local Notice to Mariners No. 51 of 2014
Re: Berthing and mooring of vessels along breakwaters, jetties and slipways.

 
7. Local Notice to Mariners No. 02 of 2015
Re: Speed Restricted in Close Proximity of Small Crafts, Mooring Areas and Marinas.

 
8. Local Notice to Mariners No. 07 of 2015
Re: Turtles, dolphins/whales and jellyfish study by the University of Malta.

 
9. Local Notice to Mariners No. 49 of 2015
Re: Fairway Established at Santa Marija Bay – Comino.

 
10. Local Notice to Mariners No. 58 of 2015
Re: Falling Rocks at il-Ponta ta’ Delimara.

 
11. Local Notice to Mariners No. 60 of 2015
Re: Fairway at San Niklaw Bay - Comino

 
5th January, 2016

 

 

 
 
 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 97 of 2015

 

Further to Local Notice to Mariners No. 61 of 2015 regarding restoration and revetment of breakwater at il-Veċċja, St Paul’s Bay

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that further to Local Notice to Mariners No 61 of 2015 regarding restoration and revetment of breakwater at il-Veċċja, St Paul’s Bay, due to unfavorable weather conditions, works are still ongoing. Local Notice to Mariners No. 61 of 2015 will remain in force until further notice.

 

Chart affected: BA 36

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM.

 

31st December, 2015

 
 

 
 
 
 
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Local Notice to Mariners No. 93 of 2015

Grand Harbour Marina Port Hand Light Buoy - Re-Established

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners reference is made to BA Chart 177 – Valletta Harbours that the Grand Harbour Marina Port Hand Buoy at id-Daħla tad-Dockyard in position:

Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

35º 53’.503     14º 30’.915

Flashing red 4 every 6 seconds has been RE-ESTABLISHED.

Mariners are advised that Local Notice to Mariners No. 89 of 2015 is hereby being CANCELLED.

Charts effected:  BA 177

7th December, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
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Notice to Mariners No. 30 of 2015

Chart Correction

Reference is made to BA Chart 211-F - Għawdex Il-Bajja Tax-Xlendi

Delete Mooring Bouy Fl(2)Y.5s in position

 Latitude (N)     Longitude (E)

 36º 01’.715     014º 12’.574

Positions are in WGS 84 Datum.

Chart Affected: BA Chart 211-F, 2537

27th November, 2015