As works continue to install piling necessary for the Workboat Pontoon and Outer Wave Wall, there has been a change to scheduling and restrictions for marina users only, which will apply from Tuesday 30th August. Previous guidance issued to beach users remains the same and can be found here.
Restrictions for marina users:
As previously shared, works are ongoing to install piles in the vicinity of the new marina entrance. These works are progressing well, though, for a short amount of time, the window in which marina users are not able to enter or leave the New Marina will now be up to three hours.
The piling barge will need to be in place from Tuesday 30th August – Friday 2nd September (all day) and Saturday 3rd September (morning only) and as such the following restrictions will be in place during this time.
Changes to note are as follows:
- The navigable width entering / exiting the New Marina will be reduced from 18.5m to 11.5m and although this is narrower, this is not expected to present any navigation issues.
- Vessels will not be able to pass the piling barge for up to three hours per day while it conducts its lifting operations. This will allow the pile supply barge to come alongside and lift the pile onto the piling barge. This operation will be carried out approximately 1 hour before low tide and up to two hours after. Contractors will be in contact with Port Control throughout and will alert them when they have completed this operation. The contractor will work to minimise the impact on marina users and charter boats by providing the maximum notice of works commencing each day and will aim to work around the schedule of the charter boats.
- Additional fendering will be provided on the side of the piling barge and festoon lighting on the deck of the barge will ensure it is more conspicuous during hours of darkness.
There are some limited spaces available for vessels in the Tidal Basin; if you wish to relocate to the old marina during these works next week, please contact the Marina office.
We will update all stakeholders as the week progresses.
If you have any questions or concerns about these works, please email email@example.com.