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The following NAVAREA I and UK Coastal Warnings (WZs) were in force at: 170855 UTC SEP 14
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271/14 * 171255 UTC Sep 14 * OUTER HEBRIDES WESTWARD. Live weapons firings 1000 to 1900 UTC daily 18 and 19 Sep.

NAVAREA I
271/14
171255 UTC Sep 14

OUTER HEBRIDES WESTWARD.
Chart BA 2 (INT 160). 
1.  Live weapons firings 1000 to 1900 UTC daily 18 and 19 Sep within circular area radius 37 miles centred on 57-30.2N 009-00.8W.  This is an extremely hazardous area and all vessels are requested to vacate it during these periods. Vessels intending entering the area should obtain advice from Hebrides Range Control on VHF Channel 16 or the Range Controller on telephone number 01870 604449. A maritime patrol aircraft may be in operation to support firings and vessels are requested to comply with any instructions given from it. 
2. Cancel this message 192000 UTC Sep 14.

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.

267/14 * 150500 UTC Sep 14 * RIGLIST. Correct at 150500 UTC Sept 14.

NAVAREA I
267/14
150500 UTC Sep 14

1. RIGLIST. Correct at 150500 UTC Sept 14.
        
         Southern North Sea: 51N to 55N
         51-46.0N 001-57.9E   Seajacks Leviathan
         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
         53-25.2N 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
         53-41.8N 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
         53-48.9N 004-59.2E   Paragon C461
         53-49.1N 004-30.9E   Noble Regina Allen ACP L5a-D NL Sector
         53-57.7N 004-29.8E   Seajacks Kraken ACP L2-FA1 NL Sector
NEW 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.
         55-31.8N 005-00.5E   Ensco 71 ACP Halfdan 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
         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
         56-22.6N 003-15.5E   Maersk Innovator ACP Eldfisk Oil Field
         56-24.8N 003-55.0E   Maersk Giant
         56-25.6N 002-42.1E   Sedco 712
NEW 56-31.2N 003-13.3E   Rowan Gorilla 6 ACP Ekofisk Oil Field
         56-33.9N 003-12.2E   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
         56-49.2N 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
         57-01.9N 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
         57-17.7N 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
         57-45.5N 001-48.1E   Safe Bristolia ACP Everest Gas 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
         58-11.2N 000-05.3E   Wilhunter
         58-18.1N 001-42.4W  GSF Arctic 3
         58-22.3N 000-53.0E   Sedco 704
NEW 58-42.8N 001-39.5E   Songa Trym
         58-50.5N 002-14.8E   Rowan Viking
         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.
NEW Moray Firth                Wilphoenix
         60-30.3N 002-00.8E   Maersk Intrepid
         60-37.7N 001-39.2E   Borgsten Dolphin ACP Dunbar Oil Field.
         60-37.8N 002-36.0W   Paul B Loyd Jnr
         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
         61-07.1N 001-56.5E   Bredford Dolphin
         61-08.9N 000-47.3E   Transocean John ShaW
         61-10.9N 002-03.2E   Deepsea Atlantic
         61-13.1N 000-42.3E   Ocean Nomad
         61-16.6N 002-07.1E   Bideford Dolphin
         61-18.0N 002-21.8E   COSL Pioneer
         61-21.8N 002-18.4E   Borgland Dolphin
         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
         61-37.2N 001-18.2E   COSL Rival ACP Magnus Oil Field
         61-47.7N 002-44.5E   Transocean Searcher
         64-16.7N 007-08.9E   Transocean Leader
         64-50.4N 006-20.5E   Scarabeo 5
         64-58.2N 007-37.3E   Deepsea Bergen

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 255/14.

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.
 

264/14 * 121000 UTC Sep 14 * NAVAREA I WARNINGS IN FORCE AT 121000 UTC SEP 14

NAVAREA I
264/14
121000 UTC Sep 14

1. NAVAREA I WARNINGS IN FORCE AT 121000 UTC SEP 14:
2014 SERIES: 107, 183, 192, 207, 214, 221, 228, 235, 240, 241, 244, 246, 252, 253, 255, 257, 261, 263, 264.
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 (214/14 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 251/14.

263/14 * 111200 UTC Sep 14 * NORTH SEA. NORWEGIAN SECTOR. Seismic survey by M/V Oceanic Phoenix.

NAVAREA I
263/14
111200 UTC Sep 14

NORTH SEA. NORWEGIAN SECTOR.
CHART BA 2182D (INT 1040).
1. Seismic survey in progress by S/V Oceanic Phoenix towing 12 x 9000 metre long cables within area bounded by 62-00N 002-19E, 62-00N 002-45E, 61-33N 002-45E and 61-33N 002-19E,. 2 Guard vessels in attendance. Wide berth requested.
2. Cancel Navarea I 260/14

 

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.

253/14 * 051605 UTC Sep 14 * ENGLAND, SOUTH COAST. MRCC Portland Coastguard Closure.

NAVAREA I
253/14
051605 UTC Sep 14

ENGLAND, SOUTH COAST.
MRCC Portland Coastguard.
Chart BA 2 (INT 160)
1. MRCC Portland 50-36.4N 002-27.1W MMSI 002320012 will close 191500 UTC Sep 14.
2. Coastguard Operational Control for the Portland Search and Rescue Area including all aerial sites will be coordinated by the National Maritime Operations Centre, Fareham 50-51.5N 001-14.9W.
3. Cancel this message 221200 UTC Sep 14.

246/14 * 311100 UTC Aug 14 * NORTH-EAST ATLANTIC OCEAN. Seismic survey by M/V Harrier Explorer.

NAVAREA I
246/14
311100 UTC Aug 14

NORTH-EAST ATLANTIC OCEAN.
Celtic Sea westwards.
Chart BA 4102 (INT 102).
1. Seismic survey in progress by M/V Harrier Explorer towing a single 10000 metre long cable within area bounded by 48-44N 013-42W, 49-18N 010-55W, 52-37N 011-15W and 52-14N 014-32W.
Guard vessel in attendance. Wide berth requested.
2. Cancel Navarea I  245/14.

244/14 * 291100 UTC Aug 14 * NORTH SEA. UK Sector. Seismic survey by M/V Polarcus Naila.

NAVAREA I
244/14
291100 UTC Aug 14

NORTH SEA.
UK Sector.
Chart BA 2182C (INT 1041).
1. Seismic survey in progress by M/V Polarcus Naila towing 8 x 6000 metre cables in area bounded by 58-00N, 58-25N, 000-16W and 002-12W. Guard vessels in attendance. Wide berth requested.
2. Cancel 222/14.

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.

221/14 * 091405 UTC Aug 14 * SCOTLAND, EAST COAST. Fife Ness Light permanently re-established.

NAVAREA I
221/14
091405 UTC Aug 14

SCOTLAND, EAST COAST.
Chart BA 1407 (INT 1505).
Fife Ness Light 56-16.7N 002-35.2W, permanently re-established as Iso.WR.10s12m15/12M.
Light sectors remain as before.

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.

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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