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PLNTM 016 BERTHING OF CRAFT IN THE CATTEWATER Gen_Dir

01/01/2024

King’s Harbour Master Plymouth

LNTM 016/24

PLYMOUTH LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS 016/24

GENERAL DIRECTION

BERTHING OF CRAFT IN THE CATTEWATER

PLYMOUTH CATTEWATER HARBOUR ORDERS 1915 TO 1988

1.         This Notice is a General Direction by the King’s Harbour Master (KHM) Plymouth and is issued pursuant to the Dockyard Port of Plymouth Order 2020 and promulgated by KHM on behalf of the Cattewater Harbour Commissioners

2.         The Cattewater Harbour Commissioners are required by their various Acts and Orders to ensure the safety of navigation and the berthing of vessels within the areas of the harbour under their jurisdiction.

3.         In order to enhance the safety of navigation and to improve access to and from berths, slipways and channels of the harbour, the following measures are to be enforced:

a. Berthing of licensed tour vessels on Mayflower Steps and Phoenix Wharf have been suspended for an indefinite period.

b. Only Cattewater Harbour Commissioner’s licensed vessels may use the Barbican Landing Stage for the purpose of embarking and disembarking passengers and appropriate stores, occasionally mooring for longer periods will be permitted at the discretion of Cattewater Harbour Master or their authorised representatives.

c. Vessels are to be properly secured alongside in a safe and seamanlike fashion.

  d. The skipper is to ensure that a stern lookout is in place and that the channel is reported clear before backing off from a berth. The correct sound signals are to be used at all times.

e. Baltic Wharf or the Cattewater Harbour Commissioners’ “Tall Ships” moorings, T1 and T2, on occasions may be used as layover berths when arranged with the Cattewater Harbour Master by separate application.

4.         This Notice shall not in any way affect the powers of the Cattewater Harbour Commissioners in the exercise of powers, duties or discretions exercisable by them in respect of areas falling under their respective jurisdictions.

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