Local Notices to Mariners for Lymington Harbour


Notices to Mariners contain important navigational information such as chart updates, changes in buoyage, prior warning of activities such as dredging, exclusion zones, harbour closures and changes to General Directions.


Pleasure Craft - UK / EU Entry & Exit Formalities

Pleasure Craft - UK / EU Entry & Exit Formalities

13/01/2021

Number 3 of 2021

Mariners are hereby advised that following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, owners of recreational pleasure craft (non-commercial) who sail their craft to and from the United Kingdom (including the Channel Islands) must notify the UK border authorities upon their first arrival into a UK port.

 

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COVID 19: National Lockdown - Harbour Use (Leisure Vessels)

COVID 19: National Lockdown - Harbour Use (Leisure Vessels)

08/01/2021

Number 2 of 2021

On Monday 4th January, the Prime Minister announced a new national lockdown to counter the steep rise in coronavirus (Covid-19) infections in England.

Through the British Ports Association, we have now heard that Government have confirmed that “boating is allowed as exercise [in England]. This covers all sailing boats/yachts as long as persons abide by the gathering limits, social distance rules and stay local rules”.

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VISITOR MOORING ARRANGEMENTS FROM 2nd DECEMBER 2020 TO JANUARY 31st 2021

VISITOR MOORING ARRANGEMENTS FROM 2nd DECEMBER 2020 TO JANUARY 31st 2021

02/12/2020

Number 13 of 2020

Notice is hereby given that due to dredging requirements, Lymington Harbour Commissioners have limited berth availability for visiting boats from the 2nd December 2020 until 31st January 2021. During this period, the following arrangements will apply:-

 

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MARSH REPLENISHMENT WORKS – PLACEMENT OF DREDGED SILT

MARSH REPLENISHMENT WORKS – PLACEMENT OF DREDGED SILT

02/10/2020

Number 9 of 2020

Mariners are advised that with effect from Monday 2nd November 2020, marsh replenishment works will recommence within ‘Boiler Marsh’ bay to the east of the Lymington River entrance. Works are expected to be completed by the 31st March 2021.

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MAINTENANCE DREDGING WORKS – LYMINGTON HARBOUR

MAINTENANCE DREDGING WORKS – LYMINGTON HARBOUR

02/10/2020

Number 8 of 2020

Notice is hereby given that from Monday 2nd November 2020, maintenance dredging works will commence in the Lymington River. Works are expected to continue until the 30th April 2021.

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BOAT WASH

BOAT WASH

02/10/2020

Number 7 of 2020

Creating excessive wash within harbour limits is a breach of the General Directions 2014. 

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New Aid to Navigation - Horn Reach

New Aid to Navigation - Horn Reach

31/10/2019

Number 13 of 2019

Notice is hereby given that with effect from the 31st October 2019 a new starboard Aid to Navigation (11 A) will be in place in Horn Reach.

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Changes to Aid to Navigation Light Characteristics

Changes to Aid to Navigation Light Characteristics

03/09/2019

Number 9 of 2019

Notice is hereby given that with effect from the 3rd September 2019 the lighting characteristics on the Aids to Navigation (AtoN) listed below will change.

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Vessel Movements in Restricted Visibility in Lymington River

Vessel Movements in Restricted Visibility in Lymington River

17/12/2018

Number 5 of 2018

Notice is hereby given that all vessels, including leisure vessels, are strongly advised not to depart their berths if visibility is less than one cable (0.1nm / 185.2m).

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Use of CCTV and Video Images for Safety and Security

Use of CCTV and Video Images for Safety and Security

28/07/2018

Number 5 of 2017

Notice is hereby given that this Notice to Mariners constitutes a public notice in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

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Unstable River Wall - Exclusion Zone

Unstable River Wall - Exclusion Zone

10/02/2017

Number 3 of 2017

Lymington Harbour Commissioners have received advice from New Forest District Council that part of the river wall which lies adjacent to and south of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club is unstable.

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Wightlink ferry movements in Horn Reach

Wightlink ferry movements in Horn Reach

12/12/2014

Number 10 of 2014

Notice is hereby given of the Wightlink ferry arrival and departure procedures and the recommended actions for other craft.

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Recovering vessels onto trailer using slipway

Recovering vessels onto trailer using slipway

05/06/2013

Number 5 of 2013

It has been noted that some mariners using the slipway to recover vessels onto road trailers are using a method to do so which is neither safe nor recognised as best practice.

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Use of Kill Cords in Powered Craft

Use of Kill Cords in Powered Craft

29/05/2013

Number 4 of 2013

Following a fatal incident involving the ejection of a family of six from an 8m RHIB the MAIB have issued a safety bulletin drawing attention to the proper use of kill cords on powered craft, reproduced as follows:

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