Notice to Mariners / No.25 – 9th of October 2018

Notice to Mariners / No.25 – 9th of October 2018

Subject: Removal of Saqr Port Project Exclusion Zone  

Ref : BA Chart 3174, 3404, NtM 05/2017 & attached Chartlet 3404

  1. Notice is hereby given that the temporary exclusion zone established in NtM 05/2017 dated 16 Mar 2017, related to Saqr Port expansion project works, has been lifted with immediate effect. The buoys/markers positioned to identify the exclusion zone are removed.
  2. Further, the Phase-II of project works will continue until first quarter of 2019 and two temporary marker buoys will be positioned in below mentioned coordinates to identify the ongoing construction works towards the northern end of the new berth construction, as per attached Chartlet 3404. In between the two buoys is a wave monitoring buoy.
Buoys Colour Flash Latitude Longitude
MB-1 Yellow Yellow 25O 58.942’N 056O 02.734’E
MB-2 Yellow Yellow 25O 58.964’N 056O 02.677’E
Wave Buoy Yellow Yellow 25O 58.953’N 056O 02.705’E

While navigating within the vicinity of continued construction, Mariners are advised following:

  • Remain at least 200 metres away from breakwater.
  • Vessels/ small crafts proceed with minimum speed and navigate with caution.
  • Maintain constant listening watch on VHF Channel 69 & 14.

       3. This Notice to Mariners cancels the NtM 05/2017 issued on 16 Mar 2017. 

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, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24