19/04/2024

Notices to Mariners issued in Govt. Gazette 21,228

Local Notice to Mariners No. 29 of 2024

Zones reserved for swimmers in Comino

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, hereby notifies all mariners, owners of vessels and bathers, that the following arrangements will be made for Blue Lagoon, Santa Maria Bay and San Niklaw Bay in the North Comino Channel for the period between Wednesday 1st May 2024 and Tuesday 15th October 2024.

1a)       Blue Lagoon – Comino Swimmers' Zone (see Figure 1 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt))

No vessels or objects which may endanger the safety of bathers, including any type of fishing gear/implements, shall be used within a swimmers' zone. The swimmers' zone is being reserved exclusively for bathers and is delineated by the following coordinates:

Position          Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

     1A              36º 00'.893     014º 19'.281 (Shore)

     1B              36º 00'.898     014º 19'.289

     1C              36º 00'.825     014º 19'.351

     1D              36º 00'.846     014º 19'.440

     1E               36º 00'.851     014º 19'.452 (Shore)

     1F               36º 00'.751     014º 19'.471 (Shore)

     1G              36º 00'.740     014º 19'.390 (Shore)

             

1b) Mooring areas for Commercial vessels

Two mooring areas are being assigned for commercial vessels. The boundaries of these mooring areas are delineated by the following coordinates:

Position          Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

    4                  36º 01'.004     014º 19'.397 (Shore)

    5                  36° 00'.965     014° 19'.332 (Buoy)

    6                  36° 00'.927     014° 19'.364

    7                  36° 00'.974     014° 19'.425 (Shore)

    8                  36º 00'.920     014º19'.458 (Shore)

    9                  36º 00'.941     014º 19'.433  

    10                36º 00'.904     014º 19'.383

    11                36° 00'.859     014° 19'.421

    12                36° 00'.866     014° 19'.439 (Shore)

1c) Fairway

A fairway has been established as indicated on the chart as Figure 1 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt) and it is delineated by the following positions.  Special Mark buoys fitted with a yellow light flashing every 5 seconds will be placed at points 1, 2, 3 and 5.

Position          Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

1                      36° 00'.852     014° 19'.401 (Buoy)

2                      36º 00'.913     014º 19'.346 (Buoy)

3                      36º 00'.952     014º 19'.310 (Buoy)

5                      36º 00'.965     014º 19'.332 (Buoy)

11                    36° 00'.859     014° 19'.421

9a)       Il-Bajja ta' San Niklaw – Comino Swimmers' Zone (see Figure 9 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)).

No vessels or objects which may endanger the safety of bathers, including any type of fishing gear/implements, shall be used within a swimmers' zone. The swimmers' zone is being reserved exclusively for bathers and is delineated by the following coordinates:

Position          Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

            9A       36º 01'.008     014º 19'.735 (Shore)                          9B       36º 01'.005            014º 19'.749 (Shore)

            9C       36º 01'.001     014º 19'.766

            9D       36º 01'.039     014º 19'.773  

            9E        36º 01'.037     014º 19'.820 (Shore)

9b) Fairway                                        

The fairway was established by Notice to Mariners No. 7 of 2017 and is to be used solely for navigation and should otherwise be kept clear.

10a)     Il-Bajja ta' Santa Maria - Comino (Inner) Swimmers' Zone (see Figure 10 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)).

No vessels or objects which may endanger the safety of bathers, including any type of fishing gear/implements, shall be used within a swimmers' zone. The swimmers' zone is being reserved exclusively for bathers and is delineated by the following coordinates:

Position          Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

      10A           36º 00'.996     014º 20'.180 (Shore)

      10B           36º 01'.001     014º 20'.185

      10C           36º 00'.997     014º 20'.247

      10D           36º 00'.984     014º 20'.249 (Shore)

10b)     Il-Bajja ta' Santa Maria - Comino (Outer) Swimmers' Zone (see Figure 10 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt))

No vessels or objects which may endanger the safety of bathers, including any type of fishing gear/implements, shall be used within a swimmers' zone. The swimmers' zone is being reserved exclusively for bathers and is delineated by the following coordinates:

Position          Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

      10E            36º 01'.089     014º 20'.289 (Shore)

      10F            36º 01'.134     014º 20'.301 (Shore)

10c) Fairway

The fairway was established by Notice to Mariners No. 8 of 2017 and is to be used solely for navigation and should otherwise be kept clear.

A minimum safety distance of 5 metres from the swimmers' zone is to be maintained.

Nylon ropes supported by floats will delineate the swimmers' zone and may remain in place two weeks after the stipulated date. Mariners are to keep a safe distance from the vessels that will be laying and/or removing the ropes.

 

For the benefit and safety of all bathers and mariners, Transport Malta urges all visitors and commercial vessels to adhere to these arrangements. Enforcement officers will be randomly patrolling the area.  Any offender, on conviction, shall be liable to the fines (multa) as laid down in the second column to the Third Schedule of the Small Ships Regulations, as amended.

Mariners are advised to keep a good lookout and navigate with caution and at slow speed in the North Comino Channel when entering the Blue Lagoon, Il-Bajja ta' San Niklaw and Il-Bajja ta' Santa Maria Bay.  They are also reminded that it is prohibited to secure/moor any vessel to any of the marker buoys, swimmers' zone delineation markers and related gear belonging to Transport Malta.

All positions are referred to WGS 84 DATUM.

 

Chart affected: BA 211          

19th April, 2024

Transport Malta

Local Notice to Mariners No. 30 of 2024

Zones Reserved for Swimmers in Malta and Gozo

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies all mariners, owners of vessels and bathers regarding the following restrictions in respect of designated zones reserved for swimmers.

These restrictions shall be in place from the date indicated for each area and until Monday, 30th September, 2024.

Mariners and owners of vessels moored within the zones reserved for swimmers are requested to remove their vessels and mooring buoys immediately. Any vessels and mooring buoys left in these areas will be removed. No liability whatsoever will be borne by Transport Malta for any damage to vessels or any damage/loss of mooring buoys and ground tackle that are left in these areas.

The zones reserved for swimmers will be indicated by coloured marker buoys and ropes. The ropes may be kept afloat by marker floats in location up to 2 weeks after the abovementioned dates.

Within several bays, access to the beach will be provided through launching lanes, which will also be marked by floats. Any vessels, needing to access the beach, shall only do so through the launching lanes. No vessel is to be moored close to the approaches to the entrance or inside the launching lanes unless authorised by Transport Malta. Such lanes shall be used solely for embarking and disembarking of passengers and by commercial and water sports vessel operators.

No vessels or objects which may endanger the safety of bathers, including any type of fishing gear/implements, shall be used within a swimmers' zone.

The boundaries of these Swimmers' Zones are as follows:

1. Blue Lagoon, Comino: Refer to Local Notice to Mariners No. 29 of 2024.

2. Mġarr ix-Xini, Gozo: Refer to Figure 2    

Lines joining points 2A, 2B and 2C and the intermediate coastline.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

2A                    36° 01'.214     14° 16'.271

2B                    36° 01'.164     14° 16'.331

2C                    36° 01'.172     14° 16'.341

3. Il-Bajja tax-Xlendi, Gozo: Refer to Figure 3        

A wire rope between points 3A (on Quay) and 3B (near slipway) and the intermediate coastline. 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

3A                    36º 01'.839     14º 12'.986

3B                    36º 01'.836     14º 12'.997

The boundary of this swimmer zone in Xlendi is a wire rope between points 3C (sandy beach), 3D (off the jetty) and 3E (near Churchill Bar) and the intermediate coastline.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

3C                    36° 01'.828     14° 13'.022 

3D                    36° 01'.818     14° 13'.003 

3E                    36° 01'.784     14° 13'.021 

           

Furthermore, lines joining points 3F, 3G, 3H, 3I and 3J and the intermediate coastline delineate another zone.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

3F                     36º 01'.781     14º 13'.007

3G                    36º 01'.789     14º 12'.993

3H                    36º 01'.770     14º 12'.900

3I                     36º 01'.747     14º 12'.876

3J                     36º 01'.737     14º 12'.892

4. Il-Bajja tal-Qbajjar, Gozo: Refer to Figure 4        

Line joining points 4A (SW of slipway) and 4B (steps) and the intermediate coastline to the southwest of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

4A                    36º 04'.624     14º 15'.112

4B                    36º 04'.596     14º 15'.192

           

5. Il-Bajja ta' Marsalforn, Gozo:        Refer to Figure 5                               

Line joining points 5A, 5B 5C and 5D and the intermediate coastline of this line and line joining points 5E and 5F and the intermediate coastline south of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

5A                    36º 04'.505     14º 15'.515

5B                    36º 04'.505     14º 15'.533

5C                    36º 04'.344     14º 15'.538

5D                    36º 04'.332     14º 15'.485

5E                    36º 04'.314     14º 15'.493

5F                     36º 04'.344     14º 15'.622

6. Ir-Ramla, Gozo: Refer to Figure 6                           

Line joining points 6A, 6B, 6C and 6D and the intermediate coastline to the south of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

6A                    36º 03'.769     14º 16'.808

6B                    36º 03'.772     14º 17'.052

6C                    36º 03'.773     14º 17'.060

6D                    36º 03'.789     14º 17'.211

7. Il-Bajja ta' San Blas, Gozo: Refer to Figure 7

                       

Line joining points 7A, 7B, 7C and 7D and the intermediate coastline to the southwest of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

7A                    36º 03'.488     14º 17'.965

7B                    36º 03'.489     14º 17'.975

7C                    36º 03'.465     14º 18'.060

7D                    36º 03'.419     14º 18'.070

8. Il-Bajja ta' Ħondoq ir-Rummien, Gozo: Refer to Figure 8                       

Line joining points 8A, 8B and 8C and the intermediate coastline.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

8 A                   36º 01'.673     14º 19'.368

8 B                   36º 01'.629     14º 19'.393

8 C                   36º 01'.615     14º 19'.340

9. Il-Bajja ta' San Niklaw, Comino: Refer to Local Notice to Mariners No. 29 of 2024                       

10. Il-Bajja ta' Santa Marija, Comino (inner and outer): Refer to Local Notice to Mariners No. 29 of 2024

11. Ċirkewwa: Refer to Figure 11

Line joining points 11A and 11B and the intermediate coastline of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

11A                  35º 59'.242     14º 19'.777

11B                  35º 59'.245     14º 19'.863    

12. Marfa (Ir-Ramla tal-Bir): Refer to Figure 12

Line joining points 12A and 12B and the intermediate coastline of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

12A                  35º 59'.171     014º 20'.755

12B                  35º 59'.166     014º 20'.741

13. Il-Bajja tal-Mellieħa (Ramlet il-Qortin): Refer to Figure 13

Line joining points 13A, 13B, and 13C and the intermediate coastline of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

13A                  35º 59'.222     014º 21'.021

13B                  35º 59'.265     014º 21'.048

13C                  35º 59'.251     014º 21'.105

14. Il-Bajja tal-Armier: Refer to Figure 14

Line joining points 14A, 14B ,14C and 14D and the intermediate coastline to the south of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

14A                  35º 59'.390     14º 21'.353

14B                  35º 59'.399     14º 21'.397

14C                  35º 59'.413     14º 21'.523

14D                  35º 59'.387     14º 21'.566

15. Ir-Ramla tat-Torri: Refer to Figure 15

Line joining points 15A and 15B and the intermediate coastline of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

15A                  35º 59'.604     14º 21'.873

15B                  35º 59'.496     14º 21'.855

16. Il-Bajja tal-Mellieħa: Refer to Figure 16 

Line joining points 16A, 16B, 16C and 16D and the intermediate coastline to the northwest of this line and line joining points 16E, 16F, 16G and 16H and the intermediate coastline to the southwest of this line.

A minimum safety/navigable clearance distance of 5 metres from these lines is to be maintained.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

16A                  35º 58'.530     14º 21'.254

16B                  35º 58'.514     14º 21'.267

16C                  35º 58'.437     14º 21'.120

16D                  35º 58'.462     14º 21'.096

16E                  35º 58'.424     14º 21'.044

16F                   35º 58'.364     14º 21'.104

16G                  35º 58'.006     14º 21'.292

16H                  35º 57'.979     14º 21'.350

17. Il-Bajja tal-Mellieħa (Tunnara): Refer to Figure 17        

                       

Line joining points 17A, 17B and 17C and the intermediate coastline.

Points             Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

17A                  35º 58'.017     14º 21'.429

17B                  35º 58'.027     14º 21'.458

17C                  35º 58'.007     14º 21'.471

18. Il-Bajja tal-Imġiebaħ: Refer to Figure 18

Line joining points 18A, 18B, 18C and the intermediate coastline to the south of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

18A                  35º 58'.089     014º 22'.889

18B                  35º 58'.099     014º 22'.890

18C                  35º 58'.094     014º 23'.021

           

19. Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Selmun): Refer to Figure 19                  

Line joining points 19A and 19B and the intermediate coastline to the south of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

19A                  35º 58'.033     14º 23'.814

19B                  35º 57'.847     14º 23'.828

20. Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Tal-Fekruna): Refer to Figure 20          

Line joining points 20A and 20B and the intermediate coastline to the west of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

20A                  35º 57'.177     14º 23'.333

20B                  35º 57'.147     14º 23'.357

21. Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Xemxija): Refer to Figure 21    

Line joining points 21A, 21B, 21C and 21D and the intermediate coastline.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

21A                  35º 56'.910     14º 23'.089

21B                  35º 56'.896     14º 23'.107

21C                  35º 56'.871     14º 23'.078

21D                  35º 56'.874     14º 23'.057

22. Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Għajn Rażul – Veċċja Breakwater): Refer to Figure 22

           

Line joining points 22A, 22B, 22C and 22D and the intermediate coastline and line joining points 22E, 22F, 22G and 22H and the intermediate coastline.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

22A                  35º 56'.904     14º 23'.584

22B                  35º 56'.950     14º 23'.560

22C                  35º 56'.922     14º 23'.459

22D                  35º 56'.863     14º 23'.502

22E                  35º 56'.833     14º 23'.492

22F                   35º 56'.858     14º 23'.495

22G                  35º 56'.843     14º 23'.444

22H                  35º 56'.832     14º 23'.445

The area between the imaginary line 22E and 22F and the coast east of it, shown hatched, is not to be used by swimmers since it has been declared as dangerous, as per Local Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2024.

23. Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Għażżelin): Refer to Figure 23  

                       

Line joining points 23A, 23B, 23C, 23D and 23E and the intermediate coastline, the line joining points 23F, 23G, 23H and the intermediate coastline and the line joining points 23I, 23J and the intermediate coastline.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

23A                  35º 56'.979     14º 24'.019

23B                  35º 56'.996     14º 24'.013

23C                  35º 57'.028     14º 24'.144

23D                  35º 57'.022     14º 24'.220

23E                  35º 56'.994     14º 24'.217

23F                   35º 56'.979     14º 24'.260

23G                  35º 56'.996     14º 24'.291

23H                  35º 56'.938     14º 24'.297

23I                   35º 56'.953     14º 24'.325

23J                   35º 56'.984     14º 24'.382

The area between the imaginary line A and B and the coast southwest of it, shown hatched, is not to be used by swimmers since it has been declared as dangerous, as per Local Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2024.

24. Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Buġibba Square): Refer to Figure 24                

Line joining points 24A, 24B and 24C and the intermediate coastline to the southeast of this line and line joining points 24D, 24E and 24F and the intermediate coastline to the southwest of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

24A                  35º 57'.213     14º 24'.892

24B                  35º 57'.198     14º 24'.804

24C                  35º 57'.136     14º 24'.834

24D                  35º 57'.128     14º 24'.832

24E                  35º 57'.197     14º 24'.789

24F                   35º 57'.187     14º 24'.718

25. Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar, Buġibba (opposite Dolmen Hotel): Refer to Figure 25

Lines joining points 25A, 25B, 25C and 25D and the intermediate coastline and line joining points 25E, 25F and 25G and the intermediate coastline and line joining points 25H, 25I and 25J and the intermediate coastline.   

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

25A                  35° 57'.405     14° 25'.044

25B                  35° 57'.312     14° 24'.973

25C                  35° 57'.292     14° 25'.024

25D                  35° 57'.277     14° 25'.022

25E                  35° 57'.288     14° 24'.954

25F                   35° 57'.260     14° 24'.933

25G                  35° 57'.230     14° 24'.961

25H                  35° 57'.227     14° 24'.948

25I                   35° 57'.225     14° 24'.927

25J                   35° 57'.218     14° 24'.909

26. Qawra: Refer to Figure 26                       

                                                           

Lines joining points 26A, 26B, 26C, 26D and 26E, and the intermediate coastline.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

26A                  35° 57'.562     14° 25'.742

26B                  35° 57'.561     14° 25'.742

26C                  35° 57'.560     14° 25'.602

26D                  35° 57'.433     14° 25'.602

26E                  35° 57'.432     14° 25'.586

27. Il-Bajja tas-Salina (opposite Suncrest Hotel): Refer to Figure 27

Line joining points 27A, 27B, 27C and 27D and the intermediate coastline of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

27A                  35º 57'.244     14º 25'.458

27B                  35º 57'.259     14º 25'.535

27C                  35º 57'.196     14º 25'.529

27D                  35º 57'.154     14º 25'.481

28. Il-Bajja tas-Salina (opposite ex Coastline Hotel): Refer to Figure 28    

                       

Line joining points 28A and 28B and the intermediate coastline to the southeast.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

28A                  35º 56'.954     14º 25'.703

28B                  35º 56'.925     14º 25'.652

29. Il-Bajja ta' San Ġorġ (San Ġiljan): Refer to Figure 29

Line joining points 29A, 29B, 29C and 29D and the intermediate coastline.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

29A                  35º 55'.578     14º 29'.264

29B                  35º 55'.593     14º 29'.307

29C                  35º 55'.549     14º 29'.348

29D                  35º 55'.525     14º 29'.309

30. Ix-Xatt ta' Spinola (opposite Cavalieri Hotel): Refer to Figure 30         

                       

Line joining points  30A, 30B and 30C and the intermediate coastline.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

30A                  35º 55'.130     14º 29'.583

30B                  35º 55'.139     14º 29'.681

30C                  35º 55'.149     14º 29'.680

31. Ix-Xatt ta' Spinola (St Julian's): Refer to Figure 31                   

A rectangular line joining points 31A, 31B, 31C and 31D and the intermediate coastline.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

31A                  35º 55'.074     14º 29'.569

31B                  35º 55'.090     14º 29'.580

31C                  35º 55'.009     14º 29'.667

31D                  35º 54'.994     14º 29'.642

32. Il-Bajja ta' Spinola (Balluta Bay): Refer to Figure 32

Line joining points 32A and 32B and the intermediate coastline of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

32A                  35º 54'.899     14º 29'.628

32B                  35º 54'.883     14º 29'.674

33. Ix-Xatt ta' Spinola (Tas-Sliema): Refer to Figure 33

Line joining points 33A, 33B, 33C, 33D and 33E and the intermediate coastline of this line and the line joining points 33F, 33G and 33H and the intermediate coastline south of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

33A                  35º 54'.912     14º 29'.831

33B                  35º 54'.970     14º 29'.820

33C                  35º 55'.080     14º 29'.830

33D                  35º 55'.133     14º 29'.872

33E                  35º 55'.124     14º 29'.925

33F                   35° 54'.924     14° 29'.746

33G                  35° 54'.930     14° 29'.747

33H                  35° 54'.925     14° 29'.817

34. Tas-Sliema (Font Għadir): Refer to Figure 34

Line joining points 34A, 34B and 34C and the intermediate coastline.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

34A                  35º 54'.971     14º 30'.297

34B                  35º 54'.940     14º 30'.381

34C                  35º 54'.928     14º 30'.373

35. Tigné: Refer to Figure 35

Line joining points 35A, 35B, 35C and 35D and the intermediate coastline of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

35A                  35º 54'.321     014º 30'.706

35B                  35º 54'.311     014º 30'.689

35C                  35º 54'.356     014º 30'.619

35D                  35º 54'.367     014º 30'.629

36. Il-Bajja ta' Marsaskala (Waterpolo Pitch): Refer to Figure 36

Line joining points 36A, 36B, 36C, 36D and 36E and the intermediate coastline to the north of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

36A                  35° 51'.979     14° 34'.073

36B                  35° 51'.974     14° 34'.074

36C                  35° 51'.975     14° 34'.225

36D                  35° 51'.996     14° 34'.432

36E                  35° 52'.028     14° 34'.507

The area between the imaginary lines joining the points A to B to C and the coast north of it, shown hatched, is not to be used by swimmers since it has been declared as dangerous, as per Local Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2024.

37. Il-Bajja ta' Marsaskala (opposite ex Jerma Hotel): Refer to Figure 37

The lines joining the points 37A, 37B, 37C, 37D and 37E and the intermediate coastline.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

37A                  35° 51'.913     14° 34'.099

37B                  35° 51'.917     14° 34'.103

37C                  35° 51'.894     14° 34'.260

37D                  35° 51'.802     14° 34'.385

37E                  35° 51'.698     14° 34'.529

38. Il-Bajja ta' San Tumas (outer): Refer to Figure 38

Line joining points 38A, 38B, 38C and 38D and the intermediate coastline.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

38A                  35° 51'.287     14° 33'.938

38B                  35° 51'.255     14° 33'.943

38C                  35° 51'.270     14° 34'.110

38D                  35° 51'.416     14° 34'.276

39. Il-Bajja ta' San Tumas (inner): Refer to Figure 39

Line joining points 39A, 39B, 39C and 39D and the intermediate coastline of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

39A                  35º 51'.216     014º 33'.798

39B                  35º 51'.206     014º 33'.814

39C                  35º 51'.178     014º 33'.807

39D                  35º 51'.166     014º 33'.793

40. Xrobb l-Għaġin (Dellimara): Refer to Figure 40

Line joining points 40A, 40B, 40C and 40D and the intermediate coastline.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

40A                  35° 50'.490     14° 34'.029

40B                  35° 50'.465     14° 33'.968

40C                  35° 50'.394     14° 34'.033

40D                  35° 50'.415     14° 34'.150

41. St Peter's Pool: Refer to Figure 41

Line joining points 41A and 41B and the intermediate coastline of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

41A                  35º 49'.981     14º 33'.735

41B                  35º 49'.965     14º 33'.745

42. Il-Kalanka tat-Tumbrell: Refer to Figure 42

Line joining points 42A, and 42B and the intermediate coastline of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

42A                  35º 49'.869     014º 33'.737

42B                  35º 49'.832     014º 33'.726

43. Il-Kalanka t-Tawwalija (Dellimara): Refer to Figure 43

Line joining points 43A and 43B and the intermediate coastline.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

43A                  35° 49'.435     14° 33'.665

43B                  35° 49'.388     14° 33'.625

44. Marsaxlokk: Refer to Figure 44

Line joining points 44A, 44B, 44C, 44D and 44E and the intermediate coastline of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

44A                  35º 50'.105     14º 32'.752

44B                  35º 50'.106     14º 32'.779

44C                  35º 50'.030     14º 32'.744

44D                  35º 49'.942     14º 32'.824

44E                  35º 49'.939     14º 32'.797

45. Il-Bajja ta' Birżebbuġa (Qajjenza): Refer to Figure 45

Line joining points 45A, 45B, 45C and 45D and the intermediate coastline of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

45A                  35º 49'.918     14º 32'.051

45B                  35º 49'.907     14º 32'.056

45C                  35º 49'.950     14º 32'.164

45D                  35º 49'.960     14º 32'.158

46. Il-Bajja ta' Birżebbuġa (San Ġorġ): Refer to Figure 46

Line joining points 46A and 46B and the intermediate coastline.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

46A                  35° 49'.943     14° 31'.892

46B                  35° 49'.879     14° 31'.862

47. Il-Bajja ta' Birżebbuġa (Pretty Bay): Refer to Figure 47

Line joining points from 47A (southern most part of old breakwater jetty), 47B and 47C (the southeast part of the waterpolo pitch) and the intermediate coastline.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

47A                  35º 49'.408     14º 31'.770

47B                  35º 49'.417     14º 31'.822

47C                  35º 49'.517     14º 31'.865

48. Il-Bajja tal-Ġnejna: Refer to Figure 48

Line joining points 48A, 48B, 48C and 48D and the intermediate coastline to the southeast of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

48A                  35º 55'.214     14º 20'.499

48B                  35º 55'.244     14º 20'.482

48C                  35º 55'.287     14º 20'.585

48D                  35º 55'.283     14º 20'.619

49. Ir-Ramla ta' Għajn Tuffieħa: Refer to Figure 49

Line joining points 49A 49B and 49C and the intermediate coastline to the southeast of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

49A                  35º 55'.782     14º 20'.698

49B                  35º 55'.801     14º 20'.588

49C                  35º 55'.717     14º 20'.496

50. Ir-Ramla tal-Mixquqa (Golden Sands): Refer to Figure 50

Line joining points 50A, 50B and 50C and the intermediate coastline to the northeast of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

50A                  35º 56'.074     14º 20'.616

50B                  35º 56'.002     14º 20'.488

50C                  35º 55'.896     14º 20'.577

51. Il-Bajja taċ-Ċirkewwa (Paradise Bay): Refer to Figure 51

Line joining points 51A, 51B and 51C and the intermediate coastline of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

51A                  35º 58'.916     14º 19'.920

51B                  35º 58'.962     14º 19'.898

51C                  35º 58'.970     14º 19'.974

52. Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Tal-Fekruna – outer): Refer to Figure 52

Line joining points 52A, 52B, 52C and 52D and the intermediate coastline.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

52A                  35º 57'.037     14º 23'.273

52B                  35º 57'.031     14º 23'.277

52C                  35º 57'.025     14º 23'.263

52D                  35º 57'.032     14º 23'.258

The ropes with buoys to indicate the swimmer zones will be laid as follows:

On Monday, 20th May, 2024 – effective date Monday, 20th May, 2024

Il-Bajja tal-Mellieħa: Figure 16

Between Monday, 20th May, 2024, and Friday, 31st May, 2024 – effective date Monday, 20th May, 2024

Ir-Ramla – Gozo: Figure 6

Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar – Buġibba (opposite Dolmen Hotel): Figure 25

Il-Qawra: Figure 26

Il-Bajja tas-Salina (opposite Suncrest Hotel): Figure 27

Il-Bajja tas-Salina (opposite ex Coastline Hotel): Figure 28

Il-Bajja ta' San Ġorġ (San Ġiljan): Figure 29

Tas-Sliema (Font Għadir): Figure 34

Ir-Ramla ta' Għajn Tuffieħa: Figure 49

Il-Bajja taċ-Ċirkewwa (Paradise Bay): Figure 51

           

Between Friday, 31st May, 2024 and Tuesday, 4th June, 2024 – effective date Friday, 31st May, 2024

Mġarr ix-Xini – Gozo: Figure 2

Il-Bajja tax-Xlendi – Gozo: Figure 3

Il-Bajja tal-Qbajjar – Gozo: Figure 4

Il-Bajja ta' Marsalforn – Gozo: Figure 5

Il-Bajja ta' San Blas – Gozo: Figure 7

Il-Bajja ta' Ħondoq ir-Rummien – Gozo: Figure 8

Iċ-Ċirkewwa: Figure 11

Marfa (Ir-Ramla tal-Bir): Figure 12

Il-Bajja tal-Mellieħa (Ramlet il-Qortin): Figure 13

Il-Bajja tal-Armier: Figure 14

Ir-Ramla tat-Torri: Figure 15

Il-Bajja tal-Mellieħa – It-Tunnara: Figure 17

Il-Bajja tal-Imġiebaħ: Figure 18

Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Selmun): Figure 19

Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Tal-Fekruna): Figure 20

Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Xemxija): Figure 21

Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Għajn Rażul – Veċċja Breakwater): Figure 22

Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Għażżelin): Figure 23

Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Buġibba Square): Figure 24

Ix-Xatt ta' Spinola (opposite Cavallieri Hotel): Figure 30

Ix-Xatt ta' Spinola (St Julian's): Figure 31

Il-Bajja ta' Spinola (Balluta Bay): Figure 32

Ix-Xatt ta' Spinola (Tas-Sliema): Figure 33

Tigné: Figure 35

Il-Bajja ta' Marsaskala (Waterpolo Pitch): Figure 36

Il-Bajja ta' Marsaskala (opposite ex Jerma Hotel): Figure 37

Il-Bajja ta' San Tumas (outer): Figure 38

Il-Bajja ta' San Tumas (inner): Figure 39

Xrobb l-Għaġin (Dellimara): Figure 40

St Peter's Pool: Figure 41

Kalanka tat-Tumbrell: Figure 42

Kalanka t-Tawwalija (Dellimara): Figure 43

Marsaxlokk: Figure 44

Il-Bajja ta' Birżebbuġa (Qajjenza): Figure 45

Il-Bajja ta' Birżebbuġa (San Ġorġ): Figure 46

Il-Bajja ta' Birżebbuġa (Pretty Bay): Figure 47

Il-Bajja tal-Ġnejna: Figure 48

Ir-Ramla tal-Mixquqa (Golden Sands): Figure 50

Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Tal-Fekruna – outer): Figure 52

For ease of reference, charts depicting swimmers' zones and launching lanes can be viewed on the Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt).

Mariners are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate with caution and at slow speed when in the vicinity of the abovementioned areas. They are also reminded that it is prohibited to secure/moor any vessel or object with any marker buoy, ropes and related gear delineating the swimmer's zones.

A minimum safety distance of five (5) metres from the swimmers' zone is to be maintained.

For the benefit and safety of all bathers and mariners, Transport Malta urges all visitors and commercial vessels to adhere to these arrangements. Enforcement officers will be regularly patrolling the area. Any offender, on conviction, shall be liable to the fines (multa) as laid down in the second column to the Third Schedule of the Small Ships Regulations, as amended.

All positions are referred to WGS 84 DATUM.

 

19th April, 2024

TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 31 of 2024

Seabed clean-up in Marsamxett Harbour

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that a seabed clean-up operation by divers in Marsamxett Harbour, within the two areas (A and B), as shown in red on the chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt), will be held on Sunday, 21st April, 2024, from 9.00 a.m. till 3.00 p.m.

The divers will be assisted by a RIBH which will be exhibiting the international code of Signals Flag 'A'.

During the event there will also be some small sailing boats, going round within Marsamxett Harbour, collecting any floating marine debris there might be at the surface.

If due to weather conditions the seabed clean-up cannot be held on the stipulated date, another attempt will be made on Sunday 28th April, 2024, instead.

Mariners are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate with extreme caution and at slow speed when in the vicinity, on the stipulated date and time.

They are to cooperate with the organisers and to comply with any instructions issued on VHF channel 12 and/or 16 by Valletta VTS and by any enforcement personnel on site.

Chart affected: BA 211

19th April, 2024

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