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PLNTM 001 PLYMOUTH LOCAL NOTICES TO MARINERS REISSUE-INFO

01/01/2024

King’s Harbour Master Plymouth

LNTM 001/24

 

PLYMOUTH LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS 001/24

 

PLYMOUTH LOCAL NOTICES TO MARINERS REISSUE - INFORMATION

 

1.            This notice is issued for information by the King’s Harbour Master (KHM) Plymouth. Plymouth Local Notices to Mariners (PLNTMs) are issued by the KHM pursuant to the Dockyard Port of Plymouth Order 2020, Schedule 1 Regulation 2, Regulation 15 and Regulation 33 and Schedule 2 Rule 6. These Notices are numbered consecutively starting at the beginning of each calendar year. They contain Standing Information, General Directions and Temporary Notices (as indicated below) fundamental to the safety of mariners.

 

2.            All Plymouth Local Notices to Mariners are reissued as Notices 002/24 to 023/24. They are, in the main, reordered and renumbered reprints of earlier notices, although a number of minor changes have been incorporated in many of these notices.

 

Standing Notices for Information:

 

002/24    PORT MARINE SAFETY CODE

003/24    MINISTRY OF DEFENCE POLICE - MARINE UNIT

004/24    VIDEO SURVEILLANCE

005/24    PERSONAL WATER CRAFT REGISTRATION

006/24    DIVING IN PLYMOUTH SOUND

007/24    RECREATIONAL WATER EVENTS

008/24    UNMANNED, REMOTE & AUTONOMOUS VESSELS

009/24    FLOATING DEBRIS IN RIVER TAMAR, HAMOAZE, CATTEWATER AND

PLYMOUTH SOUND

010/24    JENNYCLIFF BAY – VOLUNTARY NO ANCHOR ZONE (VNAZ)

011/24    SUTTON HARBOUR LOCK AND TIDAL DEFENCE BARRIER

 

General Direction:

 

012/24    MOVING EXCLUSION ZONE FOR DESIGNATED VESSELS

013/24    SUBMARINE MOVEMENTS AND OPERATIONS IN THE DOCKYARD PORT

014/24    HM NAVAL BASE – WESTON MILL LAKE

015/24    THE CATTEWATER - TRAFFIC RULES AND REGULATIONS

016/23    BERTHING OF CRAFT IN THE CATTEWATER

017/24    KING POINT MARINA – MILLBAY INNER BASIN

018/24    DOCKYARD PORT OF PLYMOUTH - PRIVATE MOORINGS

019/24    LANDING ON PLYMOUTH BREAKWATER AND BREAKWATER FORT

020/24    PLYMOUTH SOUND - LOCAL BATHING AREAS

021/24    ORESTON NON-MOTORISED SAFETY LANE

 

Reissue of 2023 PLTNM for temporary Information/Direction:

 

022/24    CATTEWATER UNDERWATER RIGGING SYSTEM – Direction

023/24    SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT DEPLOYMENT – Information

 

Pertinent PLNTMs issued in 2023 have been reissued, as such this PLNTM cancels PLNTM 001-012, 014-020, 030, 047, 059 & 061/23

 

3.            Printed copies of these Plymouth Local Notices to Mariners may be obtained, free of charge via email, by registering with the mailing list on KHM Plymouth’s website.

 

4.            Whenever it is necessary to publish a Plymouth Local Notice to Mariners, the full text of the notice will be available either in printed copy upon registration as above or from KHM’s website at:

 

www.KHM.mod.uk/plymouth/port/plntm

 

PLYMOUTH NAVIGATIONAL WARNINGS (PLYMNAVWARNS)

 

5.            These generally contain short-term information concerning defective navigational aids, dangers, or other important details. They are numbered consecutively starting at the beginning of the calendar year and a list of those remaining in force is included on the daily movements signal. PLYMNAVWARNS are sent by signal to all local Ministry of Defence vessels and shore authorities and by email to local commercial operators and marinas. A copy of Plymouth Navigational Warnings may also be obtained from KHM’s web site at the following link:

 

www.KHM.mod.uk/plymouth/port/navwarn

 

6.            A verbal update of PLYMNAVWARNS in force can be gained from Longroom Port Control Station, telephone 01752 663225.

 

KHM WEB SITE

 

7.            The KHM web site – www.KHM.mod.uk/plymouth contains much information relevant to mariners, including the Dockyard Port of Plymouth Order 2020, Water Events Diary, PLNTMs, PLYMNAVWARNs, the Daily Movements Programme and information on using the Port for Recreation.

 

THE DAILY MOVEMENTS PROGRAMME

 

8.            The daily Movements signal is a signal message issued at 1100 GMT daily that gives details of known shipping movements in and out of the port for the following day. Movement messages for Saturday, Sunday and Monday are issued on Friday. The message primarily covers Naval and Ferry shipping movements. It does not cover merchant traffic in and out of the Cattewater where commercial practices apply. The message gives tidal information, times of sunrise and sunset and the status of PLNTM and PLYMNAVWARNS. It is primarily for Naval authorities but other mariners may find it of use. Organisers of sail racing events in the Sound or Hamoaze are encouraged to use this facility. Notwithstanding programmed movements, mariners are reminded that plans may change, and may thus not represent what is truly happening. It should be consulted after 1200 daily for the following day’s shipping movements. Leisure users are to be aware there is a sanitised copy of movements which is posted on the web at the following site:

 

www.KHM.mod.uk/plymouth/movements

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