Notice to Mariners / No.11 – 12th of May 2018

Notice to Mariners / No.11 – 12th of May 2018

SUBJECT: Dive Survey on RAKGAS Pipeline, SPM and Oil Export Pipeline
Ref: BA Chart 3174.
Mariners are informed that a dive survey team will be conducting diving operations within Saqr Port Limits and adjacent waters as per the following RAKGAS schedule:

Date Time Coordinates Activity and Location​
From To
13 May 2018 09:00 17:00 Lat 25°      58.250’ N
Long 055° 59.302’ E
Dive survey around the suspected leak location on the Saleh Pipeline (in the vicinity of RAK Maritime City approach channel).
14 May 2018
To
15 May 2018
09:00 17:00 Lat 25°      58.26’ N
Long 055° 56.11’ E
Dive survey of Single Point Mooring Bouy (SPM).
14 May 2018
To
15 May 2018
09:00 17:00 Lat      25° 57.563’ N
Long 55° 59.8335’ E
Dive survey an old anchor located on Oil Export Pipeline (in the vicinity of RAK Maritime City approach channel).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Divers will operate from the Crew boat ‘SLS LION’. The crew boat SLS LION will maintain a listening watch on VHF channels 16 and 69, display appropriate signals, and fly Flag Alpha at all times during diving operations.
A 150-metre exclusion zone will be in place around SLS LION whilst diving operations are being conducted.
Mariners are advised that entry into or transit through, the part of the port waters within the exclusion zone is prohibited to all persons and vessels except those engaged in the diving operations and the Coastguard boats.
Mariners are further advised to navigate with extreme caution in the vicinity.

Capt. Michael Magee
Harbour Master, RAK Ports
Status of previously published notices:
2015: 1 / 2016: 2 / 2017: 5, 10, 14, 15, 18, 19, 22, 23 / 2018: 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10