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The following NAVAREA I and UK Coastal Warnings (WZs) were in force at: 242230 UTC OCT 14
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316/14 * 241000 UTC Oct 14 * NAVAREA I WARNINGS IN FORCE AT 241000 UTC OCT 14

NAVAREA I
316/14
241000 UTC Oct 14

1. NAVAREA I WARNINGS IN FORCE AT 241000 UTC OCT 14:
2014 SERIES: 183, 192, 207, 214, 235, 241, 257, 261, 265, 268, 269, 273, 285, 291, 294, 295, 308, 310, 312, 313, 316.
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 (268/14 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 309/14

313/14 * 212105 UTC Oct 14 * ENGLAND, EAST COAST. Horne Gas Field. Light-buoys established.

NAVAREA I
313/14
212105 UTC Oct 14

ENGLAND, EAST COAST.
Horne Gas Field.
Chart BA 1503 (INT 1509).
Light-buoys established as follows: 
(A) North Horne, North cardinal, Q, 52-54.50N 002-35.91E. 
(B) East Horne, East cardinal, Q(3)10s, 52-54.24N 002-36.36E.
(C) South Horne, South cardinal, Q(6)+LFl.15s, 52-53.96N 002-35.92E.
(D) West Horne, West cardinal, Q(9)15s, 52-54.23N 002-35.47E.

312/14 * 200505 UTC Oct 14 * 1. RIGLIST. Correct at 200500 UTC Oct 14.

NAVAREA I
312/14
200505 UTC Oct 14

1. RIGLIST. Correct at 200500 UTC Oct 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
         53-05.5N 002-07.9E   Seafox 4 ACP Leman 49/26 AC UK Sector
         53-13.6N 002-49.6E   Atlantic Rotterdam ACP Sean RD
         53-23.3N 002-00.3E   GMS Endurance 6101 ACP LOGGS
         53-25.2N 003-57.6E   Paragon C462 ACP K12-K NL Sector
         53-27.5N 003-54.3E   Paragon C463 ACP K12-C NL Sector
         53-29.8N 002-19.6E   Ensco 92 ACP Viking Gas Field
         53-33.0N 004-43.9E   Swift 10 ACP L9-FA-1 NL Sector
         53-37.8N 005-08.6E   Paragon C461 ACP M7-A NL Sector
         53-41.8N 003-20.4E   Paragon C20051 ACP K5-A NL Sector
         53-42.0N 003-52.1E   Seafox 2 ACP K6-C NL Sector
         53-42.2N 001-09.0E   Seafox 1 ACP West Sole Alpha
         53-42.6N 004-49.2E   Ensco 121 ACP L6-B NL Sector
         53-49.1N 004-30.9E   Noble Regina Allen ACP L5a-D NL Sector
         54-00.5N 004-27.6E   Energy Endeavour
         54-19.0N 002-37.2E   Paragon HZ1  ACP Wingate Gas Field
         54-31.3N 001-25.1E   Paragon B391
         54-34.2N 002-17.6E   Ensco 80 ACP Cygnus A WHP
         54-35.7N 000-26.0E   Ensco 70 ACP Breagh Gas Field
         54-45.0N 004-51.2E   Paragon C20052

         North Sea: 55N to 60N, East of 5W and the Baltic Sea.
         55-24.1N 005-04.7E   Ensco 71 ACP Kraka Oil Field
         55-34.7N 004-45.5E   Energy Enhancer ACP Gorm Oil Field
         55-38.4N 004-53.1E   Ensco 72 ACP Tyra Gas Field
         55-51.7N 004-39.6E   Noble Sam Turner
         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
         56-22.6N 003-15.5E   Maersk Innovator ACP Eldfisk Oil Field
         56-25.6N 002-42.1E   Sedco 712
         56-31.2N 003-13.3E   Rowan Gorilla 6 ACP Ekofisk Oil Field
         56-32.8N 003-13.2E   Rowan Norway ACP Ekofisk Oil Field
         56-41.8N 002-14.7E   Maersk Resilient
         56-43.0N 003-10.1E   Maersk Gallant
         56-43.5N 002-12.2E   Ensco 102 ACP Jasmine Gas Field
         56-47.5N 002-05.5E   Ensco 100
         56-57.6N 001-48.4E   Rowan Gorilla 5 ACP Franklin Gas Field
         56-58.0N 001-52.1E   Prospector 1 ACP Franklin Gas Field
         57-00.6N 001-51.9E   Sedco 714
         57-00.7N 001-50.4E   GSF Galaxy 1 ACP Elgin Gas Field
         57-01.9N 001-57.3E   Noble Hans Deul ACP Shearwater Oil Field
         57-09.1N 001-38.7E   Sedco 711
         57-14.1N 001-37.5E   Ocean Guardian
         57-17.3N 002-10.7E   Borgholm Dolphin ACP Lomond Gas Field
         57-17.7N 001-39.6E   Ensco 101 ACP Marnock Oil Field
         57-22.5N 001-23.0E   Rowan Stavanger ACP Arbroath Oil Field
         57-28.4N 001-10.4E   GSF Galaxy 2
         57-29.6N 002-18.2E   Maersk Guardian
         57-43.9N 000-58.2E   Rowan Gorilla 7 ACP Forties Oil Field
         57-45.5N 001-48.1E   Safe Bristolia ACP Everest Gas Field
         57-48.9N 004-32.0E   Maersk Giant ACP Yme Oil Field
         57-55.0N 000-30.9E   Transocean Prospect
         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
         58-00.8N 000-55.4W   Paragon MSS1
         58-11.8N 000-08.1E   Wilhunter
         58-18.4N 001-39.8W   GSF Arctic 3
         58-22.3N 000-53.0E   Sedco 704
         58-25.3N 000-32.9W   Ocean Princess
         58-44.0N 001-38.6E   Songa Trym
         58-45.5N 001-15.5E   Wilphoenix
         58-50.5N 002-14.8E   Rowan Viking
         58-50.7N 001-44.5E   West Epsilon ACP Gudrun Oil & Gas Field
         59-14.6N 002-36.5E   Transocean Leader
NEW 59-35.1N 002-05.2E   Transocean Winner
         59-36.7N 001-37.1E   Blackford Dolphin

         Norwegian Sea: 60N to 65N, East of 5W.
NEW 60-27.4N 002-41.7E   Songa Delta
         60-30.3N 002-00.8E   Maersk Intrepid
         60-36.1N 002-44.6W   Paul B Loyd Jnr
         60-37.7N 001-39.2E   Borgsten Dolphin ACP Dunbar Oil Field.
         60-45.2N 003-26.4E   West Venture
         60-48.5N 003-33.4E   COSL Innovator
         60-50.0N 003-36.0E   COSL Promoter
         60-51.0N 003-34.9E   Stena Don
         60-59.1N 002-53.7W   West Phoenix
         61-02.3N 002-20.3E   West Elara
         61-05.8N 002-11.6E   Deepsea Atlantic
         61-07.1N 001-56.5E   Bredford Dolphin
         61-08.9N 000-47.3E   Transocean John ShaW
         61-13.1N 000-42.3E   Ocean Nomad
         61-16.6N 002-07.1E   Bideford Dolphin
         61-29.9N 001-36.0E   Byford Dolphin
         61-34.5N 002-43.8E   Leiv Eiriksson
         61-37.2N 001-18.2E   COSL Rival ACP Magnus Oil Field
         61-47.7N 002-44.5E   Transocean Searcher
         63-19.7N 005-21.6E   Transocean Barents
         64-58.2N 007-37.3E   Deepsea Bergen

         South and West Coasts of the British Isles.
         53-38.8N 003-28.7W   Irish Sea Pioneer ACP Hamilton North Gas Field

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
www.navarea-xix.no

2. Cancel NAVAREA I 301/14.

310/14 * 171050 UTC Oct 14 * ENGLAND, SOUTH COAST. Nab Tower navaid changes.

NAVAREA I
310/14
171050 UTC Oct 14

ENGLAND, SOUTH COAST.
Eastern Approaches to The Solent.
Chart BA 2037 (INT 1731).
1. Nab Tower light 50-40.1N 000-57.2W, replaced by light Fl.10s17m12M, Fog Signal Horn(2)30s, Radar beacon, Racon (T) and AIS aid to navigation MMSI  992351136.
2. East cardinal light-buoy 50-40.0N 000-57.0W and West cardinal light-buoy 50-40.1N 000-57.3W permanently discontinued. 
3.  Cancel Navarea I 299/14.

308/14 * 161400 UTC Oct 14 * NORTH SEA. NORWEGIAN SECTOR. Chart BA 292. Seismic survey by M/V Western Trident.

NAVAREA I
308/14
161400 UTC Oct 14

NORTH SEA. NORWEGIAN SECTOR.
Chart BA 292.
Seismic survey in progress by M/V Western Trident towing 12 x 4 mile long cables in area bounded by 58-54N 002-44E, 59-11N 001-42E, 59-40N 002-13E and 59-23N 003-15E. Guard  vessels in attendance. Wide berth requested.

295/14 * 061430 UTC Oct 14 * DOVER STRAIT TSS. New light-buoys established.

NAVAREA I
295/14
061430 UTC Oct 14

DOVER STRAIT TSS.
The Varne.
Chart BA 1892 (INT 1741).
New light-buoys established as follows:
(A) Varne NE, East cardinal, Quick flash (3) 10 seconds, 50-59.8N 001-22.7E
(B) Varne NW, North cardinal, Continuous Quick flash, 51-00.8N 001-22.7E.

294/14 * 061050 UTC Oct 14 * WALES, WEST COAST. Shoal depths.

NAVAREA I
294/14
061050 UTC Oct 14

WALES, WEST COAST.
Cardigan Bay.
Chart BA 1972.
Depths located as follows:
(A) 15.0 metres at 52-33.96N 004-37.73W.
(B) 20.4 metres at 52-34.26N 004-38.68W.

291/14 * 041325 UTC Oct 14 * WALES, WEST COAST. Bardsey Island Light changed.

NAVAREA I
291/14
041325 UTC Oct 14

WALES, WEST COAST.
Cardigan Bay.
Chart BA 1971.
Bardsey Island Light 52-45.0N 004-48.0W changed to Flash Red 10 seconds 39 metres 18 miles, shown night time only.

273/14 * 190510 UTC Sep 14 * ENGLAND, SOUTHWEST COAST. New light established at Woolpack beacon.

NAVAREA I
273/14
190510 UTC Sep 14

ENGLAND, SOUTHWEST COAST.
Isles of Scilly.
Chart BA34.
New light Q(6)+LFl.15 seconds 2M established at Woolpack beacon 49-54.40N 006-19.37W.

269/14 * 151955 UTC Sep 14 * ENGLAND, WEST COAST. Safety Zones established.

NAVAREA I
269/14
151955 UTC Sep 14

ENGLAND, WEST COAST.
Irish Sea.
Chart BA 1320.
Rhyl Gas Field Southwestward. Safety Zone, radius 500m, established at Well centred on 54-03.64N 003-42.33W.

268/14 * 151945 UTC Sep 14 * NORTH SEA, UK SECTOR. Safety Zones established.

NAVAREA I
268/14
151945 UTC Sep 14

NORTH SEA, UK SECTOR. Safety Zones, radius 500m, established at charted and uncharted subsea structures as follows:
1. Chart BA 295. Tern Gas Field Southwestward centred on 61-13.01N 000-42.24E.
2. Chart BA 294. Bruce Gas Field Northwestward centred on 59-53.52N 001-12.23E, 59-53.93N 001-16.82E, and 59-55.53N 001-17.57E.

265/14 * 121505 UTC Sep 14 * SCOTLAND, EAST COAST. Meteorological mast under construction.

NAVAREA I
265/14
121505 UTC Sep 14

SCOTLAND, EAST COAST.
Moray Firth. Smith Bank.
Chart BA 115 (INT 1503).
Meteorological mast with light, Morse(U) 15 sec 10M and fog signal, Horn Morse(U) 30 sec, under construction 58-10.93N 002-49.22W.
 

261/14 * 101555 UTC Sep 14 * WALES, WEST COAST. TSS Off Smalls. Waverider Guard Buoy Established.

NAVAREA I
261/14
101555 UTC Sep 14

WALES, WEST COAST.
TSS Off Smalls.
CHART BA 1178 (INT 1611).
Waverider and guard light-buoy Fl(5)Y.20s established 51-50.3N 005-50.4W.

257/14 * 090945 UTC Sep 14 * SHETLAND ISLANDS NORTHWESTWARD. Seismic survey by M/V Ramform Challenger.

NAVAREA I
257/14
090945 UTC Sep 14

SHETLAND ISLANDS NORTHWESTWARD.
Chart BA 2182D (INT 1040).
Seismic survey in progress by M/V Ramform Challenger towing 10 x 5 mile long cables in area bounded by 60-29.1N 002-40.7W, 60-54.6N 003-25.4W, 61-22.4N 002-19.1W and 60-59.0N 001-35.4W. 2 Guard vessels in attendance. Wide berth requested.

241/14 * 281040 UTC Aug 14 * SHETLAND ISLANDS. Point of Fethaland Light temporarily changed.

NAVAREA I
241/14
281040 UTC Aug 14

SHETLAND ISLANDS.
Yell Sound.  Charts BA 3281 and 3282.
Point of Fethaland Light 60-38.1N 001-18.7W temporarily changed to Fl(3)WR.15seconds 67metres 10/8M.

240/14 * 221210 UTC Aug 14 * ENGLAND, EAST COAST. Between Blakeney Overfalls and Docking Shoal. Wreck located.

NAVAREA I
240/14
221210 UTC Aug 14

ENGLAND, EAST COAST.
Between Blakeney Overfalls and Docking Shoal.
Chart BA 108.
Wreck, least depth 10 metres, located 53-06.60N 000-51.95E.

235/14 * 171105 UTC Aug 14 * NORTH SEA. UK SECTOR. Seismic survey by M/V Oceanic Challenger.

NAVAREA I
235/14
171105 UTC Aug 14

NORTH SEA. UK SECTOR. Chart BA 2182B (INT 1042).
Seismic survey in progress by M/V Oceanic Challenger towing 10 x 8700 metre long cables in area bounded by 56-51N, 57-37N, 001-06E and 002-22E.
Guard vessels in attendance. Wide berth requested.

228/14 * 121540 UTC Aug 14 * OUTER HEBRIDES. South Uist. Ushenish Light description changed.

NAVAREA I
228/14
121540 UTC Aug 14

OUTER HEBRIDES. South Uist.
Chart 1795 (INT 1626).
1. Ushenish Light 57-17.9N 007-11.6W, changed to Fl.20s 54m 19M. White sector 193-018 (185) degrees. Red sector removed.
2. Cancel NAVAREA I 226/14.

214/14 * 012055 UTC Aug 14 * ENGLAND, WEST COAST, Approaches to Liverpool. Bar light float temporarily replaced by Safe water pillar light-buoy.

NAVAREA I
214/14
012055 UTC Aug 14

ENGLAND, WEST COAST.
Approaches to Liverpool.
Chart BA 1978.
Bar light float 53-32.0N 003-21.0W temporarily replaced by Safe water pillar light-buoy Long flash 10 seconds and fitted with radar beacon, Racon (Tango).

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.

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.

183/14 * 080030 UTC Jul 14 * FRANCE, NORTH COAST. Dunkerque Approach. Changes to buoyage.

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.

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