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The following NAVAREA I and UK Coastal Warnings (WZs) were in force at: 011010 UTC AUG 14
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212/14 * 011000 UTC Aug 14 * NAVAREA I WARNINGS IN FORCE AT 011000 UTC AUG 14

NAVAREA I
212/14
011000 UTC Aug 14

NAVAREA I 212
1. NAVAREA I WARNINGS IN FORCE AT 011000 UTC AUG 14:
2014 SERIES: 107, 152, 163, 164, 170, 172, 176, 177, 181, 182, 183, 187, 188, 190, 192, 193, 196, 197, 199, 200, 203, 205, 207, 209, 210, 212.
NOTES:
A. Texts of NAVAREA I Warnings issued each week are printed in weekly editions of Admiralty Notices to Mariners (ANMs).
B. NAVAREA I Warnings less than 42 days old (163/14 onward) are promulgated via SafetyNET and/or relevant NAVTEX transmitters.
C. The complete texts of all in-force NAVAREA I warnings, including those which are no longer being broadcast, are reprinted in the Section III of ANMs in weeks 1, 13, 26 and 39 and are also available from the UKHO website at:
www.ukho.gov.uk/RNW.
Alternatively, these may be requested by e-mail from NAVAREA I Co-ordinator at:
navwarnings@btconnect.com
2. Cancel NAVAREA I 202/14.

210/14 * 311330 UTC Jul 14 * GPS. PRN 03 unusable.

NAVAREA I
210/14
311330 UTC Jul 14

GPS. 

PRN 03 unusable from 011430 UTC Aug 14.

209/14 * 302350 UTC Jul 14 * SHETLAND ISLANDS, Westwards. Seismic survey in progress by M/V Ramform Challenger.

NAVAREA I
209/14
302350 UTC Jul 14

SHETLAND ISLANDS Westwards.
Chart BA 245. 
Seismic survey in progress by M/V Ramform Challenger towing 12 x 6000 metre long cables within area bounded by 61-00N 004-31W, 61-00N 003-48W, 60-35N 003-48W and 60-35N 004-31W.
Two Guard vessels in attendance.
6 mile berth requested.

207/14 * 291230 UTC Jul 14 * NORTH SEA, NETHERLANDS SECTOR. Seismic survey by M/V WG Amundsen.

NAVAREA I
207/14
291230 UTC Jul 14

NORTH SEA, NETHERLANDS SECTOR.
Borkum-Riffgrund North-westwards.
Chart BA 1423 (INT 1045).
1. Seismic survey in progress by M/V WG Amundsen towing 8 x 6000 metre long cables within area bounded by 53-50N 006-15E, 53-46N 005-44E, 54-09N 005-36E and 54-10N 006-01E. Three guard vessels in attendance. Wide berth requested.
2. Cancel Navarea I 206/14.

205/14 * 280505 UTC Jul 14 * RIGLIST. Correct at 280500 UTC Jul 14.

NAVAREA I
205/14
280505 UTC Jul 14

1. RIGLIST. Correct at 280500 UTC Jul 14.

         Southern North Sea: 51N to 55N
         52-59.1N 002-18.2E   GSF Monarch
         53-03.3N 002-14.1E   Seafox 7 ACP Leman 49/27 A UK Sector
         53-13.6N 002-49.6E   Atlantic Rotterdam ACP Sean RD
         53-16.2N 003-37.6E   Seafox 4 ACP K14-FA-1 NL Sector
         53-19.8N 004-49.9E   Noble Ronald Hoope ACP L15-FA1 NL Sector
         53-25.2N 003-57.6E   Noble Piet van Ede ACP K12-K NL Sector
         53-26.9N 002-15.4E   Ensco 92 ACP Viking Gas Field
         53-33.0N 004-43.9E   Swift 10 ACP L9-FA-1 NL Sector
NEW 53-42.0N 003-52.1E   Seafox 2 ACP K6-C NL Sector
         53-43.0N 002-51.3E   Noble Byron Welliver ACP Grove Gas Field
         53-43.2N 001-07.2E   Seafox 1 ACP West Sole Gas Field
         53-48.9N 004-59.2E   Noble Lynda Bossler
         53-49.1N 004-30.9E   Noble Regina Allen ACP L5a-D NL Sector
         54-00.2N 003-35.0E   Ensco 80
         54-02.1N 004-33.9E   Energy Endeavour
         54-19.0N 002-37.2E  Noble George Sauvageau ACP Wingate Gas Field
         54-31.3N 001-25.1E   Noble Julie Robertson
         54-35.7N 000-26.0E   Ensco 70 ACP Breagh Gas Field

         North Sea: 55N to 60N, East of 5W and the Baltic Sea.
         55-24.3N 005-09.6E   Ensco 72
         55-31.8N 005-00.5E   Ensco 71 ACP Halfdan Oil Field
         55-34.7N 004-45.5E   Energy Enhancer ACP Gorm Oil Field
         55-52.6N 003-43.3E   Ensco 121
         56-05.7N 004-13.2E   Maersk Resolute ACP Syd Arne Gas Field
         56-11.9N 002-45.9E   Stena Spey
         56-14.8N 003-57.6E   Maersk Resolve ACP under construction
         56-16.9N 003-23.8E   Maersk Reacher ACP Valhall Oil Field
         56-22.5N 003-16.0E   COSL Rigmar ACP Eldfisk Oil Field
         56-31.2N 003-14.3E   Maersk Innovator
         56-33.9N 003-12.2E   Rowan Norway ACP Ekofisk Oil Field
         56-41.8N 002-14.7E   Maersk Resilient
         56-41.9N 002-20.3E   Safe Bristolia ACP Judy Oil Field
         56-43.5N 002-12.2E   Ensco 102 ACP Jasmine Gas Field
         56-49.2N 002-04.3E   Ensco 100
         56-51.8N 002-02.1E   GSF Galaxy 2
         56-57.6N 001-48.4E   Rowan Gorilla 5 ACP Franklin Gas Field
         57-00.7N 001-50.4E   GSF Galaxy 1 ACP Elgin Gas Field
         57-01.8N 001-57.3E   Borgholm Dolphin ACP Shearwater Oil Field
         57-01.9N 001-57.3E   Noble Hans Deul ACP Shearwater Oil Field
         57-03.1N 003-03.6E   Maersk Giant
         57-09.1N 001-38.7E   Sedco 711
         57-17.7N 001-39.6E   Ensco 101 ACP Marnock Oil Field
         57-22.5N 001-23.0E   Rowan Stavanger ACP Arbroath Oil Field
         57-25.3N 000-45.2E   Ocean Princess
         57-29.6N 002-18.2E   Maersk Guardian
         57-43.9N 000-58.2E   Rowan Gorilla 7 ACP Forties Oil Field
         57-48.9N 000-58.4W   GSF Galaxy 3 ACP Buzzard Oil & Gas Field
         57-55.0N 000-30.9E   Transocean Prospect
         57-55.3N 000-54.2W   Noble Ton Van Langeveld
         57-57.6N 000-55.1W   Safe Caledonia ACP Golden Eagle Oil & Gas Field
         57-57.7N 000-55.0W   Ensco 120 ACP Golden Eagle Oil & Gas Field
         58-02.9N 001-24.0E   COSL Rival ACP Andrew Oil Field
         58-11.2N 000-05.3E   Wilhunter
         58-18.1N 001-42.4W   GSF Arctic 3
         58-21.2N 000-45.2E   Sedco 712
NEW 58-22.3N 000-53.0E   Sedco 704
         58-39.9N 002-16.4E   Bredford Dolphin
         58-42.8N 001-40.1E   Songa Trym
         58-50.7N 001-44.5E   West Epsilon ACP Gudrun Oil & Gas Field
         59-08.6N 002-24.5E   Songa Delta
         59-20.5N 001-49.6E   Transocean Winner
         59-36.7N 001-37.1E   Blackford Dolphin

         Norwegian Sea: 60N to 65N, East of 5W.
         60-03.8N 003-58.5W   Wilphoenix
         60-37.7N 001-39.2E   Borgsten Dolphin ACP Dunbar Oil Field.
         60-37.8N 002-36.0W   Paul B Loyd Jnr
NEW 60-45.2N 003-26.4E   West Venture
         60-50.0N 003-36.0E   COSL Promoter
         60-51.0N 003-34.9E   Stena Don
         60-56.8N 003-34.8E   COSL Innovator
         60-59.1N 002-53.7W   West Phoenix
         61-02.3N 002-20.3E   West Elara
         61-03.3N 002-02.2E   Songa Dee
         61-04.7N 001-59.3E   Deepsea Atlantic
         61-08.9N 000-47.3E   Transocean John ShaW
         61-11.3N 004-02.4W   West Hercules
         61-13.1N 000-42.3E   Ocean Nomad
NEW 61-16.6N 002-07.1E   Bideford Dolphin
         61-18.1N 002-21.6E   Scarabeo 5
NEW 61-21.8N 002-18.4E   Borgland Dolphin
         61-26.1N 002-35.3E   COSL Pioneer
         61-26.9N 002-08.4E   Safe Scandinavia ACP Snorre Oil Field
         61-29.9N 001-36.0E   Byford Dolphin
         61-34.5N 002-43.8E   Leiv Eiriksson
         61-47.7N 002-44.5E   Transocean Searcher
NEW Olen, Norway                   Transocean Arctic
         64-22.2N 007-45.3E   West Navigator
         64-53.3N 007-04.3E   Transocean Leader
         64-58.2N 007-37.3E   Deepsea Bergen

         South and West Coasts of the British Isles.
         53-37.9N 003-10.6W   Seajacks Leviathan ACP Lennox Oil & Gas Field
NEW Passage to North Sea Ocean Guardian

NOTES:
A. Rigs are protected by a 500 metre safety zone.
B. ACP - Adjacent to Charted Platform.
C. For Rigs located North of 65N, East of 5W, refer to Navarea XIX Warnings or visit
2. Cancel NAVAREA I 198/14.

203/14 * 251340 UTC Jul 14 * NORWEGIAN SEA. Seismic survey by M/V Polarcus Naila.

NAVAREA I
203/14
251340 UTC Jul 14

NORWEGIAN SEA.

Chart BA 2182D (INT 1040).

1. Seismic survey in progress by M/V Polarcus Naila towing 12 x 6000 metre long cables within area bounded by 62-00N  001-28W, 62-00N 000-40W, 61-26N 001-23W and 61-26N 002-11W. Guard vessels in attendance. Wide berth requested.

2. Cancel Navarea I 155/14.

200/14 * 230515 UTC Jul 14 * CHANNEL ISLANDS. Little Russel. Shoal Depth.

NAVAREA I
200/14
230515 UTC Jul 14

CHANNEL ISLANDS.
Guernsey, Little Russel.
Charts BA 807 and 808.
Depth 4.5 metres reported 49-29.4N 002-28.7W.

199/14 * 211750 UTC Jul 14 * GPS. PRN 19 unusable.

NAVAREA I
199/14
211750 UTC Jul 14

GPS.  PRN 19 unusable.

197/14 * 200515 UTC Jul 14 * NORWEGIAN SEA. Seismic survey in progress by S/V Oceanic Phoenix.

NAVAREA I
197/14
200515 UTC Jul 14

NORWEGIAN SEA. Froya Bank Northwestwards.
Chart BA 4101 (INT 101).
Seismic survey in progress by S/V Oceanic Phoenix towing 12 x 9000 metre long cables within area bounded by 64-44N 005-07E, 64-45N 005-34E, 64-15N 005-27E, 64-00N 004-54E and 64-00N 004-30E. 
Three guard vessels in attendance. 
Wide berth requested.

196/14 * 200035 UTC Jul 14 * SHETLAND ISLANDS. Safety Zone established at Solan Field

NAVAREA I
196/14
200035 UTC Jul 14

SHETLAND ISLANDS Westward.
Chart BA 1234 (INT 1600).
Safety Zone, radius 500m, established at Solan Field centred on 60-03.61N 003-57.97W

193/14 * 171425 UTC Jul 14 * SCOTLAND, NORTH COAST. AIS aid to navigation established at Swilkie Point Light.

NAVAREA I
193/14
171425 UTC Jul 14

SCOTLAND, NORTH COAST.
Island of Stroma.
Chart BA 2162.
AIS aid to navigation, MMSI 992351092, established at Swilkie Point Light 58-41.8N 003-07.0W.

192/14 * 161315 UTC Jul 14 * GMDSS. NORTH SEA. Navtex service from Netherlands Coastguard.

NAVAREA I
192/14
161315 UTC Jul 14

GMDSS. 
NORTH SEA. 
Navtex service from Netherlands Coastguard, area P, unreliable.

190/14 * 140900 UTC Jul 14 * SCOTLAND, WEST COAST. Outer Hebrides westward. Live weapons firings 15 Jul until 01 Aug. Hazardous area.

NAVAREA I
190/14
140900 UTC Jul 14

SCOTLAND, WEST COAST.
Outer Hebrides westward.
Chart BA 2 (INT 160).
1. Live weapons firings 0900 UTC to 1900 UTC daily 15 Jul to 01 Aug within circular area radius 38 miles centred on 57-27.1N 008-57.9W. 
2.This is an extremely hazardous area and all vessels are requested to vacate the area during these periods.  If vessels intend entering the area they should contact Hebrides Range Control on VHF channel 16 or the Range Controller on telephone number 01870 604449 for advice.  A maritime patrol aircraft shall be in operation to support firings and shipping is requested to comply with any instructions given from it.
3.Cancel this message 012000 UTC Aug 14.

188/14 * 131610 UTC Jul 14 * NORTH SEA, UK SECTOR. Seismic survey by M/V WG Tasman

NAVAREA I
188/14
131610 UTC Jul 14

NORTH SEA, UK SECTOR. 
Chart BA 278.
Seismic survey in progress by M/V WG Tasman towing 10 x 4000 metre streamers within area bounded by 58-13.5N 000-54.9E, 58-13.5N 001-16.9E, 57-50.9N 001-16.9E and 57-50.9N 000-54.9E.
Guard vessels in attendance.
Wide berth requested.

187/14 * 120100 UTC Jul 14 * NORTH-WEST APPROACHES TO SCOTLAND. Seismic survey by M/V Western Spirit.

NAVAREA I
187/14
120100 UTC Jul 14

NORTH-WEST APPROACHES TO SCOTLAND.
George Bligh Bank Eastward to Shetland Islands.
Chart 245.
1. Seismic survey in progress by Western Spirit towing 1 x 10000 metre streamer in area bounded by 60-53.0N 003-37.0W, 59-57.0N 003-05.0W, 57-39.0N 008-29.0W, 58-36.0N 013-35.0W and 60-16.0N 009-30.0W. Guard vessel in attendance. Wide berth requested.
2. Cancel Navarea I 165/14.

183/14 * 080030 UTC Jul 14 * FRANCE, NORTH COAST. Dunkerque Approach. Light-buoys moved.

NAVAREA I
183/14
080030 UTC Jul 14

FRANCE, NORTH COAST.
Dunkerque Approach.
Chart BA 323 (INT 1564).
1. Dyck light-buoy moved Southward to 51-02.93N 001-51.76E.
2. RCE light-buoy moved South-westward to 51-02.32N 001-52.95E.

182/14 * 071725 UTC Jul 14 * NORTH-WEST APPROACHES TO SCOTLAND. Seismic survey by M/V Harrier Explorer.

NAVAREA I
182/14
071725 UTC Jul 14

NORTH-WEST APPROACHES TO SCOTLAND.
Isle of Lewis North-westwards.
Chart BA 245.
1. Seismic survey in progress by M/V Harrier Explorer towing 1 x 12000 metre long cable in area bounded by 60-10.0N 006-25.4W, 59-15.0N 006-01.5W, 57-27.2N 010-05.2W and 58-08.9N 012-40.4W. Wide berth requested.
2. Cancel Navarea I 178.

181/14 * 070850 UTC Jul 14 * NORWEGIAN SEA. Seismic survey by S/V Oceanic Challenger.

NAVAREA I
181/14
070850 UTC Jul 14

NORWEGIAN SEA.
Froya Bank.
Chart BA 4101 (INT 101).
Seismic survey in progress by S/V Oceanic Challenger towing 12 x 7200 metre long cables within an area bounded by 63-59.0N 006-13.3E, 63-36.0N 005-24.8E, 63-14.4N 006-14.1E and 63-39.8N 007-03.5E. Guard vessels in attendance. Wide berth requested.
 

177/14 * 041500 UTC Jul 14 * ENGLAND, EAST COAST. Lincs Offshore Windfarm. Buoyage changes.

NAVAREA I
177/14
041500 UTC Jul 14

ENGLAND, EAST COAST.
Lincs Offshore Windfarm.
Chart BA 108.

1. The following light-buoys have been permanently discontinued:

A. Lynn WF E 53-08.0N 000-30.3E.

B. Lincs WF SE 53-09.1N 000-31.5E.

C. Lincs WF W 53-09.5N 000-28.1E.

D. Lincs WF MID 53-11.0N 000-31.5E.

E. Lincs WF NE 53-13.8N 000-30.9E.

F. Lincs WF NW 53-14.7N 000-27.0E.

G. Lincs WF N 53-15.2N 000-30.4E.

2. Lincs WF E light-buoy moved 4.8 miles South to 53-07.61N 000-31.06E and character changed to Q(3)10s.

176/14 * 041300 UTC Jul 14 * OUTER HEBRIDES. North Harris. AIS established at Eilean Glas Light.

NAVAREA I
176/14
041300 UTC Jul 14

OUTER HEBRIDES.
North Harris.
Chart BA 1757.
AIS aid to navigation MMSI 992356014 established at Eilean Glas Light 57-51.4N 006-38.5W.

172/14 * 021355 UTC Jul 14 * DOVER STRAIT TSS. Ruytingen SW buoy moved.

NAVAREA I
172/14
021355 UTC Jul 14

DOVER STRAIT TSS.
North-east bound lane.
Chart BA 323 (INT 1564).
Ruytingen SW light-buoy moved 0.9 miles South-west to 51-04.33N 001-45.84E.

170/14 * 010120 UTC Jul 14 * NORTH SEA, UK SECTOR. Safety Zone established.

NAVAREA I
170/14
010120 UTC Jul 14

NORTH SEA, UK SECTOR.

Chart BA 274.

Safety Zone, radius 500m, established centred on 57-20.61N 001-52.94E.

164/14 * 261710 UTC Jun 14 * NORWEGIAN SEA. Seismic survey by M/V Ramform Atlas

NAVAREA I
164/14
261710 UTC Jun 14

NORWEGIAN SEA.
Chart BA 4101 (INT 101).
Seismic survey in progress by M/V Ramform Atlas towing 14 x 6000 metre long cables within area bounded by 63-55.3N 004-56.4E, 63-55.3N 005-35.6E, 63-04.8N 005-34.0E and 63-04.8N 004-54.2E. Guard vessel in attendance. 6 mile berth requested.

163/14 * 261420 UTC Jun 14 * SHETLAND ISLANDS WESTWARD. Safety Zone established.

NAVAREA I
163/14
261420 UTC Jun 14

SHETLAND ISLANDS WESTWARD.
Chart BA 1234 (INT 1600).
Safety Zone, radius 500m, established at Solan Field centred on 60-03.23N 003-57.00W.

152/14 * 121635 UTC Jun 14 * NORTH SEA, UK SECTOR. Buzzard Field. Seismic survey by M/V Munin Explorer and M/V Hugin Explorer.

NAVAREA I
152/14
121635 UTC Jun 14

NORTH SEA, UK SECTOR. Buzzard Oil and Gas Field.
Chart BA 278.
Seismic survey in progress by M/V Munin Explorer in area bounded by 57-44.4N 000-47.9E, 57-45.5N 001-09.8W, 57-55.9N 001-07.3W and 57-55.5N 000-45.5W. M/V Hugin Explorer with ROV deploying recording stations on seabed. Guard vessel in attendance. Wide berth requested.

107/14 * 031320 UTC May 14 * WALES, WEST COAST. Bardsey Island Light unreliable.

NAVAREA I
107/14
031320 UTC May 14

WALES, WEST COAST.
Cardigan Bay.
Chart BA 1971
Bardsey Island light 52-45.0N 004-48.0W unreliable.

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