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TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 90 of 2020

 

Berthing of Vessels on Temporary Pontoon along Breakwater at Mġarr Harbour Gozo

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that vessels will be berthed along the temporary pontoon that has been established along the main Breakwater (inner).

 

The berthing of these vessels will be carried out within the area shown hatched in red on chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt) on Thursday, 13th August, 2020, from 9.00 a.m. till 1.00 p.m.

 

The work will be done by a diver who will be assisted by a Rhib.

 

In view of the above, mariners navigating close to the main breakwater are to navigate with extreme caution and at very slow speed (no wake). They are to obey instructions as issued by enforcement officers on site and by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on Channel 12.

 

Chart affected: BA 211

 

14th August, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 91 of 2020

 

Fireworks Display Feast of Stella Maris from Manoel Island

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies Mariners that fireworks will be let off from the foreshore of Manoel Island in Tas-Sliema Creek, centred on point A as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt):

 

Position           Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                     35º 54'.312     014º 30'.267

 

The fireworks display will take place on Sunday, 23rd August, 2020, at the following times: from 9.00 a.m. till 9.10 a.m., from noon till 12.15 p.m., and from 8.30 p.m. till 9.30 p.m.

 

In view of the above, mariners are informed that navigation within 220 meters from the above-mentioned position, point A on chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt), in Marsamxett Harbour will be prohibited during the date and times of the fireworks displays as mentioned above. All craft moored within the indicated area (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt) are to be removed on the above-mentioned date and times of the fireworks displays.

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta will accept no Liabilities whatsoever for any vessels that are left lying in the area on the above-mentioned date and times

 

Mariners are to obey instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and any enforcement agency.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

14th August, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 92 of 2020

 

Fireworks Display Valletta Pageant of the Seas from Fort Ricasoli

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that fireworks display in connection with the Valletta Pageant of the Seas activity will be let off from Fort Ricasoli, point A (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt)) on the following date and time:

 

Position           Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                     35° 53'.894     014° 31'.487

 

on Sunday, 16th August, 2020, from 10.30 p.m. till 11.00 p.m.

 

Mariners are to keep a safe distance of at least 200 metres from the position indicated. They are also to maintain a wide berth and to comply with any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 while entering and navigating into the Grand Harbour.

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM.

 

Chart effected: BA Chart 177

 

14th August, 2020

 

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TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 90 of 2020

 

Berthing of Vessels on Temporary Pontoon along Breakwater at Mġarr Harbour Gozo

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that vessels will be berthed along the temporary pontoon that has been established along the main Breakwater (inner).

 

The berthing of these vessels will be carried out within the area shown hatched in red on chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt) on Thursday, 13th August, 2020, from 9.00 a.m. till 1.00 p.m.

 

The work will be done by a diver who will be assisted by a Rhib.

 

In view of the above, mariners navigating close to the main breakwater are to navigate with extreme caution and at very slow speed (no wake). They are to obey instructions as issued by enforcement officers on site and by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on Channel 12.

 

Chart affected: BA 211

 

11th August, 2020

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Local Notice to Mariners No. 87 of 2020

 

Malta Young Sailors Club Windsurfing Regatta, St Paul's Bay August, 2020

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the Malta Young Sailors Club will be holding a Windsurfing Regatta, between Saturday, 8th August, 2020, and Sunday, 9th August, 2020.

 

The activity will take place in St Paul's Bay and approaches, in an area delineated by the imaginary lines A, B, C and D as shown on the chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Inflatable marker buoys shall be laid within the above-mentioned area to indicate the racecourse between 8.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. on both days of the activity.

 

All vessels not involved in the activity are to keep well clear from the competing boats and follow any instructions given by the race officials and support vessels.

 

Mariners are to note the above and give the area indicated a wide berth. They are further instructed to give the right of way to the participants. Any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and any enforcement agency on site are to be complied with.

 

Chart affected: BA 211, 2538, 2537

 

7th August, 2020

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Local Notice to Mariners No. 88 of 2020

 

Firework Displays from Bighi Point in Grand Harbour Vittoriosa Feast

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that firework displays will be let off from Bighi Point in connection with the feast of St Lawrence.

 

The displays will be let off from point A (as shown on the chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) on the following days and times:

 

On Sunday, 9th August, 2020, from 8.00 a.m. till 8.15 a.m., from noon till 12.15 p.m. and from 7.30 p.m. till 8.00 p.m.

 

On Monday, 10th August, 2020, from 8.00 a.m. till 8.15 a.m., from noon till 12.15 p.m. and from 8.30 p.m. till 9.30 p.m.

 

Position          Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                     35°53'.616      14°31'.447

 

All vessels moored within the 200m radius from point A are to be removed during the displays.

 

 

Transport Malta will accept no liabilities whatsoever for any damage caused to vessels that are within the 200m distance during the above-mentioned dates and times.

 

Mariners are to navigate with caution and slow speed. Instructions and directions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 are to be complied with.

 

Position are referred to WGS 84 Datum.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

7th August, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 89 of 2020

 

Amendment to Local Notice to Mariners No. 60 of 2020 – Benthic Survey in Different Localities in the Grand Harbour – Valletta

 

Reference is made to Local Notice to Mariners No. 60 of 2020.

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the: Amendment to Local Notice to Mariners No. 60 of 2020 Benthic survey in different localities in the Grand Harbour – Valletta, the completion date has been extended until Friday 21st August 2020.

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 60 of 2020 is to be amended accordingly.

 

All other information mentioned in Local Notice to Mariners No. 60 of 2020 will remain.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

7th August, 2020

 

Notice to Mariners No. 36 of 2020

 

Chart correction – Surface G.P.S Wave Buoy

 

Reference is made to BA Chart 2537 – Għawdex (Gozo), Kemmuna (Comino) and the Northern part of Malta

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the University of Malta has deployed a 35cm surface G.P.S. wave buoy in the following position:

 

Latitude (N)               Longitude (E)

 

36° 04'.882                014° 16'.875

 

The buoy will be flashing one (1) every two (2) seconds (Fl.2s).

 

Mariners are to keep at least 200m away due to other equipment close by.

 

Position referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

Chart affected: BA 2537

 

7th August, 2020

 

Notice to Mariners No. 37 of 2020

 

Valletta Pageant of the Seas – August 2020

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the 'Valletta Pageant of the Seas' event will be held in the Grand Harbour on Sunday, 16th August, 2020, with rehearsals being held between Wednesday, 12th August, 2020, and Saturday, 15th August, 2020.

 

At the start of each rehearsal and the main event four (4) lit buoys 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be laid in the following positions (as shown on charts 1 and 2 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)). They will thereafter be removed at the end of each day.

 

Position          Latitude (N)   Longitude (E)

 

1                      35°53'.688     014°30'.866

2                      35°53'.758     014°30'.969

3                      35°53'.714     014°31'.015

4                      35°53'.644     014°30'.912

 

The Valletta Pageant of the Seas rehearsals will be held as follows:

 

On Wednesday, 12th August, 2020, from 7.00 p.m. till 11.59 p.m.,

 

On Thursday, 13th August, 2020, from 6.00 p.m. till 8.00 p.m. and from 9.00 p.m. till 11.59 p.m.

 

On Friday, 14th August, 2020, from 7.00 p.m. till 11.59 p.m.,

 

On Saturday, 15th August, 2020, from 9.00 p.m. till 11.59 p.m.

 

During the above-mentioned dates and times, movement in the Grand Harbour will be restricted within the area enclosed by the imaginary lines A – B, C – D, E – F, F – G and the intermediate coastline as shown on  chart 1 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Position          Latitude (N)   Longitude (E)

 

A                     35°53'.319     014°30'.465

B                     35°53'.358     014°30'.841

C                     35°53'.430     014°30'.907

D                     35°53'.514     014°31'.030

E                     35°53'.452     014°31'.228

F                      35°53'.556     014°31'.361

G                     35°53'.830     014°31'.105

 

Merchant traffic will retain priority over the vessels participating during the rehearsals. Valletta VTS will coordinate accordingly.

 

Barriera Wharf and Lascaris Wharf are to be clear of all vessels from Sunday, 16th August, 2020, at 8.00 a.m. to Monday, 17th August, 2020, at 8.00 a.m.

 

The main event will be held on Sunday, 16th August, 2020 from 4.15 p.m till 11.00 p.m.

 

During the main event the Grand Harbour will be closed to all within the area enclosed by the imagery lines J – K, L – M, N – O, P – Q, R – S, T – U, V – W and the intermediate coastline as shown on chart 2 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

The port closure and prohibited area will be effective as of Sunday, 16th August, 2020, from 2.00 p.m. till 11.15 p.m. Local Time.

 

Position          Latitude (N)   Longitude (E)

 

J                      35°54'.170     014°31'.234

K                     35°54'.172     014°31'.286

L                     35°54'.157     014°31'.528

M                    35°53'.965     014°31'.374

N                     35°53'.722     014°31'.538

O                     35°53'.658     014°31'.477

P                      35°53'.556     014°31'.361

Q                     35°53'.452     014°31'.228

R                     35°53'.431     014°31'.155

S                      35°53'.363     014°31'.032

T                     35°53'.260     014°30'.921

U                     35°53'.197     014°30'.789

V                     35°53'.194     014°30'.707

W                    35°53'.319     014°30'.465

 

No vessels will be permitted to stay South West of the imaginary line V – W unless authorised and berthed alongside any available quays.

 

The approaches to the fairway between the breakwaters, is to be kept clear during these hours.

 

During the event, unauthorized vessels will not be allowed within the restricted area.

 

Mariners are to comply with instructions and directions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12, Police, Armed Forces of Malta and Transport Malta Enforcement that will be in the area.

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, will not be held responsible or liable in any manner whatsoever for any damages or expenses incurred by any person as a consequence of these fireworks' displays, including for failing to abide and comply with the above directions.

 

Any vessels and moorings that are left in this area after the stipulated date will be removed. No liability whatsoever will be accepted by the authority for any damage that may be caused while removing the said vessels and moorings.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

7th August, 2020

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 38 of 2020

 

Interference to the Global Navigational

Satellite Service (GNSS)

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies Mariners that harmful interference to the Global Navigational Satelite Service (GNSS) has been reported by the Malta Communications Authority.

 

Due to this interference, the GNSS and the GPS service may be adversely affected.

 

Mariners are advised to use all available means to ascertain safety of navigation.

 

7th August, 2020

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 85 of 2020

 

Cancel Local Notice to Mariners No. 78 of 2020 Re: Benthic survey in Gżira, Marsamxett Harbour

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and the general public that the Benthic survey in Gżira, Marsamxett Harbour, has been cancelled.

 

Therefore, Local Notice to Mariners No. 78 of 2020 – re: Benthic survey in Gżira, Marsamxett Harbour, is hereby CANCELLED.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

4th August, 2020

 

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Local Notice to Mariners No. 86 of 2020

 

BSJ Open Water Swimming Championship Race – 9th August, 2020

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that the Birkirkara St Joseph Sports Club will be organising an open water swimming championship race at Salina Bay.

 

The race will be held along the course A, B and C (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt),

 

Position           Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                     35º 56'.932     014º 25'.660

B                     35º 57'.168     014º 25'.755

C                     35º 57'.148     014º 25'.808

 

on Sunday, 9th August 2020, from 7.00 a.m. till 10.00 a.m.

 

A club RIB and a jet ski will be accompanying the participating swimmers.

 

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. They are to obey any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Charts affected: BA 211B, 211A, 2537 and 2538

 

4th August, 2020

 


Local Notice to Mariners No. 83 of 2020

 

Maintenance dredging at Malta Freeport Terminals

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that maintenance dredging will be carried out at Malta Freeport Terminals.

 

The dredging will be carried out within the area enclosed by the imaginary lines between the points A, B, C, D and the intermediate coastline as shown hatched in magenta on chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt).

 

The dredger Sea Dragon will be towed by M/V Sea Wolf on Friday, 31st July, 2020, from the Grand Harbour to Marsaxlokk Harbour.

 

The works will commence from Monday, 3rd August, 2020, until further notice.

 

Dredger Sea Dragon will be loading the material onto the hopper barge Sea Hopper, which when loaded will sail to the dumping area to dump the material and return to Marsaxlokk Harbour. The work boat Betty will be assisting during the dredging.

 

Mariners are to keep a sharp lookout and navigate at slow speed when in the vicinity and give the above-mentioned vessels a wide berth when sighted.

 

They are to obey any instructions that are issued by Marsaxlokk Port Control (Marsaxlokk VTS) on VHF Channel 14 and the organisers.

 

Chart affected: BA 36

 

31st July, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 84 of 2020

 

Open Water Swimming Event in Il-Bajja tas-Salina – 5th August, 2020

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that the Pembroke Athleta and Birkirkara St Joseph Sports Club under the auspices of the Malta Triathlon Federation will be organising an open water swimming event in Il-Bajja tas-Salina.

 

The race will be held along the course A, B and C (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Position           Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                     35º 56'.932     014º 25'.660

B                     35º 57'.168     014º 25'.755

C                     35º 57'.148     014º 25'.808

 

on Wednesday, 5th August, 2020, from 5.00 p.m. till 9.00 p.m.

 

A club RIB and a rescue boat will be accompanying the participating swimmers.

 

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. They are to obey any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Charts affected: BA 211B, 211A, 2537 and 2538

 

31st July, 2020

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Local Notice to Mariners No. 80 of 2020

 

Transportation of Statue from Il-Port il-Kbir to Birżebbuġa by Vessel 31st July, 2020

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the statue of St Peter will be loaded on a vessel from Barriera Wharf in Il-Port il-Kbir and transported from there to near the Birżebbuġa waterpolo pitch in Il-Port ta' Marsaxlokk, on Friday 31st July, 2020.

 

The transportation will start at 6.15 p.m. and is expected to be completed by 8.30 p.m.

 

Several other vessels will be accompanying the vessel with the statue during the trip.

 

Mariners are to navigate with caution at slow speed and to keep a sharp lookout when in the vicinity to the above-mentioned vessels and when sighted they are to give the vessel carrying the statue a wide berth.

 

They are to obey any instructions that are issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and Marsaxlokk Port Control (Marsaxlokk VTS) on VHF Channel 14 and the organisers.

 

Chart affected: BA Chart 36, 177, 2538.

 

28th July, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 81 of 2020

 

Azimut Yacht Rendezvous Event at Ir-Ramla tal-Armier, Malta

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that an Azimut Yacht Rendezvous event will be held at Ir-Ramla tal-Armier, Malta.

 

The event will be held on Friday, 7th August, 2020, between noon and midnight within the area delineated by the imaginary lines joining points A, B, C and D as shown on the chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Position           Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                     35º 59'.494     014º 21'.385

B                     35º 59'.494     014º 21'.556

C                     35º 59'.413     014º 21'.523

D                     35º 59'.400     014º 21'.403

 

Due to the above event navigation within the above area will be restricted and no vessel is to be left moored within the area during the above-mentioned date and time.

 

All vessels navigating within the bay are requested to keep a sharp lookout, navigate with caution and at slow speed (no wake), and give the above-mentioned area a wide berth.

 

If due to adverse weather conditions the event cannot be held at Ir-Ramla ta' L-Armier, it will be held at Il-Moll tat-Tiben (Marina di Valletta) in Il-Port ta' Marsamxett.

 

Chart affected: BA 211A, 2537 and 2538

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

28th July, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 82 of 2020

 

Transportation of Statue in Birżebbuġa by Vessel – 30 ta' Lulju, 2020

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the Statue of St Peter will be loaded on a vessel from the breakwater at St George's Bay Birzebbuġa (point A on the chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) and transported from there to near the Birżebbuġa waterpolo pitch (point B on the chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt)), on Thursday, 30th July, 2020.

 

The transportation will start at 7.15 p.m, and is expected to be completed by 8.15 p.m.

 

Mariners are to navigate with caution at slow speed and to keep a sharp lookout when in the vicinity to the above-mentioned events and when sighted they are to give the vessel carrying the statue a wide berth.

 

They are to obey any instructions that are issued by Marsaxlokk Port Control (Marsaxlokk VTS) on VHF Channel 14 and the organisers.

 

Chart affected: BA Chart 36.

 

28th July, 2020

 

 


TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 75 of 2020

 

Cancel Local Notice to Mariners No. 66 of 2020 – Transportation of Statue from Valletta to

B​irżebbuġa – 2020

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and the general public that the Transportation of Statue from Valletta to Birżebbuġa – 2020, has been cancelled.

 

Therefore, Local Notice to Mariners No. 66 of 2020 – transportation of statue from Valletta to Birżebbuġa – 2020, is hereby CANCELLED.

 

Charts affected: BA Charts 36, 177, 2538

 

24th July, 2020

 

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 76 of 2020

 

Sailing Regatta in Il-Bajja ta' Marsaxlokk – August 2020

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the Birżebbuġa Sailing Club shall be holding a sailing regatta for dinghies on Saturday, 1st August, 2020 and Sunday, 2nd August, 2020.

 

Races shall be held from 10.00 a.m. till 6.00 p.m. (local time) on both days.

 

Class races shall be held over two (2) adjacent upwind/downwind courses, centred in the selected sailing area depending on the weather conditions at the time. Chart showing areas A, B and C can be found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt).

 

The courses shall be defined by inflatable marks of about 1.5 meters high around which the competitors shall have to sail.

 

Races will be held when no merchant traffic is scheduled to enter or depart from the Malta Freeport Terminals.

 

 

Masters of all craft not directly involved in this Sailing Regatta are asked to keep clear of the racing area, especially at each of the turning marks and observe any instructions that may be given by the Race Organisers safety craft and by Marsaxlokk Port Control (Marsaxlokk VTS) on VHF Channel 14.

 

Charts affected: BA 36, 2538

 

24th July, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 77 of 2020

 

BSJ Open Water Swimming Championship Race 26th July, 2020

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that the Birkirkara St Joseph Sports Club will be organising an open water swimming championship race at Salina Bay.

 

The race will be held along the course A, B and C (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt)).

Position           Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                     35º 56'.932     014º 25'.660

B                     35º 57'.168     014º 25'.755

C                     35º 57'.148     014º 25'.808

 

on Sunday, 26th July, 2020, from 7.30 a.m. till 8.30 a.m.

 

A rescue RIB with two passengers will be accompanying the participating swimmers.

 

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. They are to obey any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Charts affected: BA 211B, 211A, 2537 and 2538

 

24th July, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 78 of 2020

 

Benthic Survey in Gżira, Marsamxett Harbour

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that a benthic survey will be carried out at Gzira in Marsamxett Harbour, between Friday, 24th July, 2020, and Friday 14th August 2020 (weather permitting) in the area shown hatched in magenta on chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt).

 

The Benthic survey will be carried out by ROV which will be operated from land. Scuba divers will also be deployed to take samples and confirm findings. A support vessel will be used while scuba divers are deployed, she will be moving slowly and will display the International Code of Signals Flag A.

 

Masters and operators of vessels are advised to keep a sharp lookout, navigate with caution and slow speed and give the above support vessels a wide berth. Instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 are to be complied with.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

24th July, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 79 of 2020

 

Malta International Fireworks Festival 2020 Fireworks Display in the Grand Harbour

           

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that a fireworks display will be held in the Grand Harbour on Friday, 7th August, 2020.

 

Fireworks will be let off from a row of pontoons and two barges placed off St Angelo Point.

 

A copy of part of BA Chart 177 showing arrangement of pontoons and the barges is found on chart on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt).

 

On Tuesday, 4th August, 2020, at 7.30 a.m., both barges will berth alongside the quay at Id-Daħla ta' Rinella in Kalkara. They will remain berthed there until Friday, 7th August, 2020, at 5.00 p.m.

 

Vessel owners moored in Rinella Bay are to remove their vessels and the area to remain clear from Monday, 3rd August, 2020, at 11.59 p.m. to Monday, 10th August, 2020 at noon. Transport Malta will accept no liabilities whatsoever for any damage caused to vessels that are left within Rinella Bay on the mentioned dates and times.

 

The pontoon sinkers, which will be marked with lit buoys, will be laid in position on Friday, 7th August, 2020, at 9.00 a.m., at points X, Y and Z, while the pontoons will be placed along the lines X-Y and Y-Z, on Friday, 7th August, 2020, from 2.00 p.m. onwards, and will be removed immediately after the displays finish.

 

The barges and sinkers off St Angelo Point centred in position W will be towed loaded with fireworks and placed in position on Friday, 7th August, 2020, after 6.45 p.m.

 

Barriera Wharf and Lascaris Wharf are to be clear of all vessels from Thursday, 6th August, 2020, at 8.00 a.m. to Saturday, 8th August, 2020, at 8.00 a.m.

 

The Fish Market is to be kept clear on Friday, 7th August, 2020, from 0.01 a.m. till 11.59 p.m., except for authorised vessels.

 

The fireworks will be let off on Friday, 7th August, 2020, from 9.00 p.m. till 10.30 p.m., local time.

 

In view of the above, mariners are informed that part of the Grand Harbour, between the imaginary lines A - B, C - D, E - F, G – H, I - J and the intermediate coastline (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt)), will be closed to all vessels.

 

The port closure and prohibited area will be effective as of Friday, 7th August, 2020, from 4.00 p.m. till 11.00 p.m., local time (from 2.00 p.m. till 9.00 p.m. UTC), except for authorised vessels.

 

Position                      Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                                 35º 53'.590     014º 30'.699

B                                 35° 53'.458     014° 30'.831

C                                 35° 53'.417     014° 30'.937

D                                 35° 53'.512     014° 31'.031

E                                  35º 53'.541     014º 31'.155

F                                  35º 53'.545     014º 31'.359

G                                 35º 53'.653     014º 31'.479

H                                 35° 53'.840     014° 31'.112

I                                   35º 54'.143     014º 31'.221

J                                  35° 53'.963     014° 31'.376

W                                35° 54'.766     014° 30'.957

X                                 35º 53'.736     014º 31'.008

Y                                 35º 53'.715     014º 30'.914

Z                                  35° 53'.647     014° 30'.867

 

During the event shipping movements in Grand Harbour will be restricted. No vessel will be allowed within the restricted area, except by arrangement through the organising committee/Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS). Authorised vessels MUST be securely moored by not later than 8.30 p.m. 

 

All vessels and bathers are warned to keep well clear and maintain a safe distance of not less than 200 metres from the barge while it is being towed.

 

Authorised vessels are to give the display pontoons and barges a wide berth of at least 200m. No movements whatsoever will be allowed during the actual displays.

 

Mariners are to comply with instructions and directions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and Maritime Enforcement Officers that will be in the area.

 

Positions are in WGS 84 DATUM

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

24th July, 2020

 

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 35 of 2020

 

Further to Notice to Mariners No. 51 of 2019 and No. 8 of 2020 – Regarding Archaeological Zones

at Sea – Superintendence of Cultural Heritage

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, informs mariners that further to Notice to Mariners No. 51 of 2019 and No. 8 of 2020 regarding Archaeological Zones at Sea – Superintendence of Cultural Heritage, three (3) new protected sites have been established, in line with the Cultural Heritage Act (Cap. 445).

 

As per the Government Gazette dated 8th October 2019, No. 1261, Cultural Heritage Act 2019 (Cap.455), Article 45, Declaration to include in the list of protected sites, the following sites have been established.

 

Wreck                                                             Latitude (N)   Longitude(E)             Buffer Area (Radius)

                                                                                                                                                           

                       

Off Il-Bajja ta' Marsaskala

 

JU88                                                   35° 53'.117    014° 37'.976                          150m                                      

                       

Off Il-Ponta ta' Bengħajsa

 

B24 Liberator                                    35° 47'.991    014° 32'.982                          200m              

Douglas A-1 Skyraider                     35° 47'.905    014° 32'.062                          150m

 

 

Drifting vessels and swimming will be allowed.

 

All other information and conditions in Notice to Mariners No 51 of 2019, will also apply

 

Chart affected: BA 2538

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

24th July, 2020

 

 

 

 



TRANSPORT MALTA


Local Notice to Mariners No. 73 of 2020 

Further to Local Notice to Mariners No. 12 of 2019 Regarding Dredging at Mġarr Harbour – Gozo (South)

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and the general public that further to Local Notice to Mariners No. 12 of 2019 regarding Dredging at Mgarr Harbour – Gozo, further dredging will be carried out within the area enclosed by the imaginary line joining the points A, B, C, D, E and the intermediate coastline (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)).

In view of the above vessels berthed in this area are to be removed immediately. Any vessel and mooring that is left in this area will be removed by the contractor. No liability whatsoever will be accepted by the authority for any damage that may be caused while removing the said vessels and moorings.

Furthermore, mariners are reminded that it is prohibited to lay any moorings and ground tackle without the prior permission of the Authority and that approaches to marinas, terminals manoeuvring areas and fairways are to be kept clear at all times.

Failure to comply with the above directions may be subject to legal proceedings.

Mariners are to keep out of the area and advised to keep a sharp lookout, navigate with caution and very slow speed (no wake) when navigating close to the indicated area. They are to comply with instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on Channel 12 and any enforcement personnel on site.

All other information included in Local Notice to Mariners No. 12 of 2019 will remain valid.

Chart affected: BA 211 

21st July, 2020



TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 74 of 2020

BSJ – Open Water Swimming Championship Race – 22nd July, 2020

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that the Birkirkara St Joseph Sports Club will be organising an open water swimming championship race at Salina Bay.
The race will be held along the course A, B and C (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)),

Position Latitude (N) Longitude (E)

A 35º 56’.932 014º 25’.660
B 35º 57’.168 014º 25’.755
C 35º 57’.148 014º 25’.808

on Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020, from 5.30 p.m. till 7.30 p.m.

A rescue RIB and a Jetski will be accompanying the participating swimmers.

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. They are to obey any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12.


Charts affected: BA 211B, 211A, 2537 and 2538

21st July, 2020



TRANSPORT MALTA

Notice to Mariners No. 34 of 2020

Further to Notice to Mariners No. 21 of 2020 regarding AUV Surveys 2020

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that further to Notice to Mariners No. 21 of 2020 regarding AUV Surveys 2020, the survey areas have been extended to include the three (3) areas as indicated on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

Apart from the vessel MV Chiko there will also be the vessel MV Seashell carrying the survey and they will both be restricted in manoeuvrability.


All other information and conditions in Notice to Mariners No. 21 of 2020 will still apply.

Charts affected: BA 36, 2538, 194, 2123, 2124

21st July, 2020



 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 70 of 2020

 

Fundraising Kayaking Charity Event from Il-Bajja tal-Ġnejna

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, would like to notify mariners that a group from the Lifecycle Charity Foundation will be organising a fundraising kayaking charity event from Il-Bajja tal-Gnejna. The event will be held on Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 from 6.00 p.m. till 8.00 p.m.

 

The event consists of about 30 kayakers rowing from il-Bajja tal-Ġnejna to outside Il-Ramla tal-Mixquqa where they will stay to watch sunset and return to il-Bajja tal-Ġnejna.

 

The kayakers will be staying within the area A, B, C, D and E as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt) all the time.

 

All mariners navigating close to the above-mentioned area are requested to keep a sharp lookout, navigate with caution and at slow speed (no wake) and give the kayakers a wide berth.

 

They are to comply with any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and the organisers on site.

 

Charts affected: BA 2537, 2538

 

17th July, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 71 of 2020

 

BSJ – Open Water Swimming Championship Race – 19th July, 2020

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that the Birkirkara St Joseph Sports Club will be organising an open water swimming championship race at Salina Bay.

 

The race will be held along the course A, B and C (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt)),

 

Position           Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                     35º 56'.932     014º 25'.660

B                     35º 57'.168     014º 25'.755

C                     35º 57'.148     014º 25'.808

 

on Sunday, 19th July, 2020, from 7.30 a.m. till 8.30 a.m.

 

A rescue RIB with 2 passengers will be accompanying the participating swimmers.

 

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. They are to obey any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12.

 

Charts affected: BA 211B, 211A, 2537 and 2538

 

17th July, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 72 of 2020

 

Further to Local Notice to Mariners No. 67 of 2020 regarding Fireworks Display in Rinella Bay,

Kalkara – The Grand Harbour

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and the general public that further to Local Notice to Mariners No. 67 of 2020 regarding Fireworks Display in Rinella Bay, Kalkara – The Grand Harbour, the fireworks display will still be held on Friday, 17th July, 2020, but starting at 8.00 p.m. and finishing at 11.30 p.m.

 

All other information included in Local Notice to Mariners No. 67 of 2020 will remain valid.

 

Charts affected: BA 211, 2537, 2538

 

17th July, 2020

 

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TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 69 of 2020

 

Fireworks Display Feast of Our Lady of  Mount Carmel, Valletta

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that fireworks display in connection with the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel will be let off from St Gregory Bastions, Valletta, from point A (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) on the following date and times:

 

Position           Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                     35° 54'.204     014° 31'.039

 

On Thursday, 16th July, 2020, from 8.00 a.m. till 8.15 a.m., from noon till 12.15 p.m. and from 8.30 p.m. till 9.00 p.m.

 

Mariners are to keep a safe distance of at least 200 metres from the position indicated. They are also to maintain a wide berth and to comply with any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 while entering and navigating between Marsamxett Harbour and Grand Harbour.

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM.

 

Chart effected: BA Chart 177

 

14th July, 2020

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TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 64 of 2020

 

Further to Local Notice to Mariners No. 63 of 2020 Regarding Survey in Various Areas in Malta and Gozo in Connection with Medkey Habitat Campaign

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and the general public that further to Local Notice to Mariners No. 63 of 2020 regarding Survey in various areas in Malta and Gozo connection with Medkey Habitat campaign the completion date is being extended until Saturday, 18th July, 2020.

 

All other information included in Local Notice to Mariners No. 63 of 2020 will remain valid.

 

Charts affected: BA 211, 2537, 2538

 

10th July, 2020

​​Local Notice to Mariners No. 65 of 2020

 

Fireworks Display – Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Gzira Feast

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that fireworks will be let off from the foreshore in Tas-Sliema Creek, centred in Positions A, as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Position           Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                     35º 54'.319     014º 30'.321

 

The fireworks will be let off on Sunday, 12th July, 2020, from 6.00 p.m. till 7.30 p.m.

 

In view of the above, mariners are informed that navigation within 200 meters from the above position A in Marsamxett Harbour will be prohibited during the time of fireworks.

 

All craft moored within 200m from point A (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) are to be removed on the above-mentioned date and times of the fireworks displays. The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta will accept no Liabilities whatsoever for any vessels that are left lying in the area on the above-mentioned date and times.

 

Mariners are to obey any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and Enforcement agencies in the area.

 

Chart Affected: BA 177

 

10th July, 2020

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 66 of 2020

 

Transportation of Statue from Valletta to Birżebbuġa – 2020

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the Statue of St Peter will be loaded on a vessel from Barriera Wharf in Il-Port il-Kbir and  transported  from  there  to  near  the  Birżebbugia  water  polo  pitch  in  Il-Port  ta' Marsaxlokk, on Sunday, 26th July, 2020.

 

The transportation will start at 6.00 p.m. and is expected to be completed by 8.00 p.m.

 

Several other vessels will be accompanying the vessel with the statue during the trip.

 

Mariners are to navigate with caution at slow speed and to keep a sharp lookout when in the vicinity to the above-mentioned vessels and when sighted they are to give the vessel carrying the statue a wide berth.

They are to  obey  any  instructions  that  are  issued  by  Valletta  Port  Control  (Valletta VTS)  on  VHF  Channel  12  and  Marsaxlokk  Port  Control  (Marsaxlokk  VTS)  on  VHF Channel 14 and the organisers.

 

Charts affected: BA Chart 36, 177, 2538.

 

10th July, 2020

Local Notice to Mariners No. 67 of 2020

 

Fireworks Display in Rinella Bay, Kalkara –

The Grand Harbour

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that fireworks will be let off in Rinella Bay, Kalkara – The Grand Harbour (shown as point A on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)), on the date and times as follows:

 

On Friday, 17th July, 2020, from 8.00 p.m. till 9.00 p.m.

 

In view of the above, mariners are informed to give a wide berth of 200 meters in Rinella Bay, Kalkara (as shown on  chart point A found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)).

 

Mariners and owners of vessels are to take note of the above and are not to leave any vessel within the 200m area on the above-mentioned date and time.

 

They are to comply with instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and any enforcement agency in the area.

 

Chart Affected: BA 177

 

10th July, 2020

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 68 of 2020

 

Amendment to Local Notice to Mariners No. 28 of 2019 Regarding Infrastructure Malta – Ferry Landing

in Tas-Sliema

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and the general public that Local Notice to Mariners No. 28 of 2019 regarding Infrastructure Malta Ferry Landing in Tas-Sliema, is being amended with the following:

 

1. An additional working area, which will accommodate a barge has been established for the duration of the project. The area is within the points B, C, E, H, I and J as shown hatched in magenta on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

2. The completion date is now being extended to end of September, 2020.

 

All other information included in Local Notice to Mariners No. 28 of 2019 will remain valid.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

10th July, 2020

 


Local Notice to Mariners No. 62 of 2020

 

Swim from Malta to Comino and from Comino to Gozo

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners that a swimming event will take place from Malta to Comino and from Comino to Gozo on Friday, 10th July, 2020.

 

Fifteen (15) participants will depart for the first part from Marfa, Malta (point A on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) and swim to an area next to Wied Ternu, Comino (point B on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)). This part of the swim will start at 4.00 p.m. and be completed by 5.30 p.m. For the other part of the swim the participants will depart from near Ghar Ghana, Comino (point C on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) and swim to Il-Bajja ta' Ħondoq ir-Rummien, Gozo (point D on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)). This part will start at 7.00 p.m. and be completed by 8.00 p.m.

 

There will be two (2) safety boats accompanying the swimmers.

Mariners are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate at slow speed (no wake) and keep well clear of the area during the stipulated time giving the swimmers a wide berth. They are to obey any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Charts affected: BA 211A, 2537

 

7th July, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 63 of 2020

 

Surveys in various areas in Malta and Gozo in connection with Medkey Habitat campaign

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that in connection with the Medkey Habitat campaign, surveys will be carried out in various parts in Malta and Gozo.

 

The vessel SIMO will be used to operate the various types of surveys which include the use of single / multibeam echo sounder, side scan sonar, grab (for sampling), a towed camera/ROV and scuba divers. The surveys will start on Tuesday, 7th July, 2020, and is expected to be completed by Saturday, 11th July, 2020.

 

The surveys will be carried out within the areas formed by joining the points and the intermediate coastline, shown hatched on charts found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

On chart 1 (Gozo)

 

Area                Point   Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

Ramla Bay      A         36° 04'.390     014° 16'.054

                       

                        B         36° 03'.937     014° 17'.456

San Blas Bay B         36° 03'.937     014° 17'.456

                       

                        C         36° 03'.544     014° 18'.614

Daħlet D                     36° 03'.433     014° 18'.718

Qorrot Bay     

                        E          36° 03'.005     014° 19'.159

Ponta tal-        F          36° 00'.968     014° 16'.635

Ħotba to

Tal- Fessej

                        G         36° 00'.681     014° 16'.635

                        H         36° 00'.681     014° 15'.692

                        I           36° 01'.225     014° 13'.323

Dwejra            J          36° 02'.193     014° 11'.171

                        K         36° 02'.193     014° 11'.041

                        L          36° 03'.909     014° 11'.023

                        M        36° 03'.909     014° 11'.086

 

On chart 2 (Malta)

 

Area                Point   Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

Mellieħa Bay A          35° 59'.294     014° 22'.584

                       

                        B         35° 58'.288     014° 22'.767

St Paul's Bay C           35° 57'.822     014° 23'.878

                       

                        D         35° 57'.429     014° 25'.042

Salina Bay       E          35° 57'.593     014° 25'.813

                       

                        F          35° 57'.291     014° 25'.985

Irdum             G         35° 49'.101     014° 27'.974

Majjiesa         

to Għar Lapsi

                        H         35° 48'.452     014° 26'.375

                        I           35° 49'.428     014° 24'.874

                        J          35° 52'.635     014° 19'.964

                        K         35° 54'.074     014° 19'.009

                        L          35° 56'.683     014° 19'.010

                        M        35° 56'.684     014° 19'.944

Filfla Island     N         35° 47'.766     014° 25'.030

                        O         35° 46'.736     014° 25'.037

                        P          35° 46'.729     014° 23'.687

                        Q         35° 47'.759     014° 23'.679

 

Mariners and operators of sea craft are advised to keep a sharp lookout and proceed at slow speed (no wake) while navigating in the above areas. They are to give the vessel “SIMO" a wide berth of 500m, since she will be towing equipment behind and therefore restricted in her ability to manoeuvre.

 

Moreover, they are requested to comply with instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Charts affected: BA 211, 2537, 2538

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

7th July, 2020

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TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 60 of 2020

 

Benthic Survey in Different Localities in the Grand Harbour, Valletta

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners that a Benthic survey will be carried out in different parts of the Grand Harbour, Valletta, between Thursday, 2nd July, 2020, and Friday, 7th August, 2020 (weather permitting).

 

The Benthic survey will be carried out within the sites A, B, C, D, E, F and G (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt)). It will be carried out by scuba divers and an ROV.

 

The support vessels 'T/T GYPSY LEE' will be used during the survey. The support vessel will be moving slowly and will display the international code of Signals flag 'A' when diving is taking place and the international code of Signals flag 'D' when the ROV is deployed.

 

The works will be coordinated by the Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS), the Traffic Management Unit (TMU) at Transport Malta and the contractor on site.

 

Masters and operators of vessels are advised to keep a sharp lookout, navigate with caution and slow speed and give the above support vessels a wide berth. Instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 are to be complied with.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

3rd July, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 61 of 2020

 

Further to Local Notice to Mariners No. 4 and No. 28 of 2020 regarding Repair Works on the Quay at Il-Bajja tal-Balluta in Il-Bajja ta' San Ġiljan

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and the general public that further to Local Notice to Mariners No. 4 and No. 28 of 2020 regarding repair works on the quay at Il-Bajja tal-Balluta in Il-Bajja ta' San Ġiljan, the completion date is being extended until the end of September 2020.

 

All other information included in Local Notice to Mariners No. 4 of 2020 will remain valid.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

3rd July, 2020

 

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TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 33 of 2020

 

Cancel Notice to Mariners No. 28 of 2020 AUV Surveys in June 2020

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners that the AUV Surveys in June 2020 have been completed.

 

Therefore, Notice to Mariners No. 28 of 2020 is hereby CANCELLED.

 

Charts affected: BA 2537, 2538, 194, 2123, 2124

 

30th June, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 59 of 2020

 

Kayaking round Malta and Gozo – 2020

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that a kayaking event round Malta and Gozo will start on Saturday, 4th July, 2020, and finish on Sunday, 5th July, 2020, taking the route indicated on chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt) in an anticlockwise direction.

 

The eight kayakers will depart from Ir-Ramla tal-Mixquqa (Golden Bay), point A on chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt), on Saturday, 4th July, 2020, at 3.00 p.m., and proceed South (anticlockwise) towards Filfla.

 

From Filfla they will continue towards in front of Il-Port ta' Marsaxlokk, point B on chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt) arriving there at approximately 11.00 p.m.

 

From in front of Il-Port ta' Marsaxlokk they will proceed towards Il-Port il-Kbir (Valletta) point C as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt) arriving there at approximately 1.30 a.m. on Sunday, 5th July, 2020.

 

From there they will proceed North-West towards Gozo, continue round the top part of Gozo and then South-East back to Ir-Ramla tal-Mixquqa, point A on chart found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt), arriving at approximately 4.00 p.m. on Sunday, 5th July, 2020.

 

A RIBH with rescue personnel will be accompanying the kayakers during the event.

 

If the event cannot be held on the mentioned dates due to weather conditions, they will try again on Saturday, 11th July, 2020, and Sunday, 12th July, 2020, or Saturday, 18th July, 2020, and Sunday, 19th July, 2020, at the same times.

 

Mariners are advised to keep a sharp lookout, navigate at slow speed and keep well clear of the area during the stipulated times, giving the kayakers a wide berth. They are to obey any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and Marsaxlokk Port Control (Marsaxlokk VTS) on VHF Channel 14.

 

Charts affected: BA 194, 2537 and 2538

 

30th June, 2020

 

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TRANSPORT MALTA

​Local Notice to Mariners No. 57 of 2020

 

Further to Local Notice to Mariners No. 50 of 2020 regarding Designated Restricted Areas

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners, owners of vessels and the general public that further to Local Notice to Mariners No. 50 of 2020 regarding Designated Restricted Areas, the following area has also been established as a designated restricted area to navigation:

 

The area joining the points A, B and the intermediate coastline in Il-Bajja ta' Ghar id-Dud, Sliema as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Points Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                     35° 54'.816     014° 30'.477

B                     35° 54'.756     014° 30'.451

 

This designated restricted area shall be in place with immediate effect until Saturday, 31st October, 2020. It will be delineated by rope which will be kept afloat by coloured marker floats and may be left in location up to 2 weeks after the closing date.

 

All the information and restrictions mentioned in Local Notice to Mariners No. 50 of 2020 will also apply to this area.

 

Position is referred to WGS 84 DATUM.

 

Charts affected: BA 177, 2537, 2538

 

23rd June, 2020

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 58 of 2020

 

Installation of Floating Pontoons C and D in Mġarr Port, Gozo

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that floating pontoons C and D will be installed in Mġarr Port, Gozo.

 

The preparation and installation of the floating pontoon will start from week starting 22nd June, 2020.

 

The vessels MV Gold Dredger and MV Goldfinder will be carrying out the installation.

 

Until further notice the area bounded by the points A, B, C, D and the intermediate coastline (shown hatched in red on chart found on Transport Malta website www.transport.gov.mt)) is to be considered as a working area.

 

Masters and operators of vessels are advised to keep a sharp lookout, navigate with caution and slow speed (no wake) when navigating close to the above-mentioned working area. They are to cooperate with the contractor on site and comply with any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Chart affected: BA 211

 

23rd June, 2020

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 31 of 2020

 

Cancel Notice to Mariners No. 57 of 2019 regarding Interference to the Global Navigational Satellite

Service (GNSS)

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the interference to the Global Navigational Satellite Service (GNSS) is not being encountered any longer.

 

Therefore Notice to Mariners No. 57 of 2019 is hereby CANCELLED.

 

23rd June, 2020

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 32 of 2020

 

Swim from Pozzallo (Sicily) to Tas-Sliema (Malta)

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies Mariners that a swim crossing from Pozzallo (Sicily) to Tas-Sliema (Malta) is being held.

The swimmer will be departing Pozallo (Sicily) on Thursday, 25th June, 2020, at 8.00 a.m. Local Time (6.00 a.m. UTC), and is expected to arrive in Tas-Sliema (Malta) on Friday, 26th June, 2020, at 4.00 p.m. Local Time (2.00 p.m. UTC).

 

The vessels Jan Cux, Just Add Water, Olwyn and Elusive 2 will be accompanying the swimmer all the time.

 

If due to weather conditions the swim cannot be held on the above stated days, another attempted departure will be made on Saturday, 27th June, 2020, or Sunday, 28th June, 2020, both at the same times.

 

Mariners are to note the above and give the swimmer and the accompanying vessels a wide berth when sighted. They are to obey any instructions given by Malta Coastal Station (Malta VTS) on VHF Channel 69, 16 and by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 when crossing the channel between Sicily and Malta.

 

Charts affected: BA 2123, 2124

 

23rd June, 2020

 

 

                 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 54 of 2020

 

Diving Survey along the Coast in id-Daħla tal-Kalkara, il-Port il-Kbir

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and owners of vessels that a diving survey will be held along the coast in id-Daħla tal-Kalkara, il-Port il-Kbir.

 

The diving surveys will take place along the coast within the area shown hatched in red on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt) and will be held on Friday, 19th June, 2020, all day.

 

If due to weather conditions the diving survey cannot be held on the abovementioned date, it will be carried out on the next date when weather conditions are good the week after.

 

Masters and operators of vessels are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate with caution and slow speed (no wake) when navigating close to the above indicated area. They are to comply with instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

19th June, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 55 of 2020

 

Floating Platform off il-Ponta ta' Tas-Sliema – Seasonal

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that a 3.36m x 2.40m floating pontoon has been placed off Il-Fortizza ta' Tas-Sliema, centred on position A (shown in red on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)).

 

The approximate position is:

 

Position           Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                     35º 54'.882     014º 30'.449

 

The floating pontoon will be left in its position until Wednesday, 30th September, 2020.

 

Masters and operators of vessels are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate with caution and slow speed (no wake) when navigating close to the abovementioned position. They are to comply with instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Chart affected: BA Chart 177

 

Positions referred to: WGS 84 Datum

 

19th June, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 56 of 2020

 

Diving Survey in the Grand Harbour - Valletta

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and owners of vessels that a diving survey will be held off Ras Ħanżir 2 in Il-Port il-Kbir – Valletta.

 

The diving survey will take place on Friday, 19th June, 2020, all day.

 

The area within the points A, B, C and D shown hatched in red on the chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt), is designated as a safety zone, which extends 20 metres off from the quay.

 

Masters and operators of vessels are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate with caution and slow speed when navigating in the above indicated area. They are to comply with instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

19th June, 2020

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TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 51 of 2020

 

Further to Local Notice to Mariners No. 12 of 2019 Regarding Dredging at Mġarr Harbour – Gozo

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and owners of vessels, that further to Local Notice to Mariners No. 12 of 2019 regarding dredging at Mġarr Harbour – Gozo, the dredging will be continuing.

 

For the dredging works to continue, the outer 4 sections of pontoon A (shown hatched in red on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) are to be removed. In view of the above, vessels berthed in this area are to be removed immediately. Any vessel and mooring that is left in this area will be removed by the contractor. No liability whatsoever will be accepted by the authority for any damage that may be caused while removing the said vessels and moorings.

 

Furthermore, mariners are reminded that it is prohibited to lay any moorings and ground tackle without the prior permission of the Authority and that approaches to marinas, terminals manoeuvring areas and fairways are to be kept clear at all times.

 

Failure to comply with the above directions may be subject to legal proceedings.

 

Chart affected: BA 211

 

16th June, 2020

 

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 52 of 2020

 

Repair Works on Both Breakwater Arms, Grand Harbour – Valletta

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that repair works will be carried out on both St Elmo breakwater arm and Ricasoli breakwater arm, Grand Harbour, Valletta.

 

Works will start with immediate effect and are expected to be completed by Thursday, 15th October 2020.

 

The works will be carried out within the areas shown hatched in red on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt) and consist of the retrieval of hard stone slabs from the seabed and replacing missing coping slabs.

 

A diver will be involved in the works and will be assisted by the vessels Seawolf II, Betty, Hurricane, and B45, which will be displaying the international code of Signals flag 'A' when diving is taking place

 

Masters and vessel operators are instructed that with immediate effect and until further notice they are to keep a sharp lookout, navigate with caution and slow speed (no wake) and give the above-mentioned vessels and diver a wide berth.

 

Masters of all vessels are also advised to keep a constant watch on VHF channel 12 for any new information which will be advised by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS).

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

16th June, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 53 of 2020

 

Further to Notice to Mariners No. 51 of 2020 Regarding Removal of Four (4) Sections of Pontoon at Mġarr

Harbour, Gozo, due to Dredging

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that further to Local Notice to Mariners No. 51 of 2020, vessels that will be removed from the four (4) sections will be berthed at a temporary pontoon that has been established along the main breakwater (inner).

 

The berthing of these vessels will be assisted by a diver.

 

In view of the above, mariners navigating close to the main breakwater, are to navigate with extreme caution and at very slow speed (no wake) when in the vicinity. They are to obey instructions as issued by enforcement officers on site and by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on Channel 12.

 

Chart affected: BA Chart 211

 

16th June, 2020

 

 

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TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 47 of 2020

 

Water Sampling in the Grand Harbour, Valletta

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that water sampling will be carried out in different areas within the Grand Harbour, Valletta. The sampling is to start on Monday, 15th June, 2020 and will be completed by Monday, 24th June, 2020, from 7.00 a.m. till 4.00 p.m. daily.

 

The sampling will be carried out from the work vessel BETTY.

 

The sampling will be carried out within the areas A (shown hatched in blue on chart 1 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)), area B (shown hatched red on chart 2 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) and area C (shown hatched in magenta on chart 1 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)). The works will be coordinated by the Traffic Management Unit (TMU), the contractor and Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS).

 

Masters and operators of vessels are to seek information from Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) about operating restrictions from Transport Malta and coordinate with the contractors on site in the locations indicated above.

 

They are also advised to keep a sharp lookout, navigate with caution and slow speed and give the work vessel BETTY a wide berth. They are to comply with any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and any enforcement agency on site.

 

Charts affected: BA 177, 2537, 2538

 

12th June, 2020

 

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 48 of 2020

 

Cancel Local Notice to Mariners No. 39 of 2020 re - Temporary Mooring of Several Fish Farm Cages

at Il-Bajja ta' Marsaxlokk

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that the fish farm cages have been removed.

 

Therefore Local Notice to Mariners No. 39 of 2020 re - Temporary Mooring of several Fish Farm Cages at Il-Bajja ta' Marsaxlokk is hereby CANCELLED.

Chart affected: BA 36

 

12th June, 2020

 

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 49 of 2020

 

Swim from Il-Bajja ta' Ħondoq ir-Rummien (Gozo) to Comino and Back

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that a swim between Il-Bajja ta' Ħondoq ir-Rummien (Gozo) and Comino will be held on Friday, 12th June, 2020.

 

Ten participants will depart from Il-Bajja ta' Ħondoq ir-Rummien (Gozo) point A on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt), at approximately 4.30 p.m. They will swim to Comino point B on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt). They will then run on Comino and return by swimming from where they landed point B to Il-Bajja ta' Ħondoq ir-Rummien point A.

 

The whole activity should be completed by 6.30 p.m.

 

There will be 8 kayaks and 3 safety boats accompanying the swimmers.

 

Mariners are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate at slow speed (no wake) and keep well clear of the area during the stipulated time giving the swimmers a wide berth. They are to obey any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 and maritime enforcement assets in the area.

 

Charts affected: BA 211A, 2537

 

12th June, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 50 of 2020

 

Designated Restricted Areas

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners, owners of vessels and the general public that the following designated restricted areas to navigation have been established:

 

1) In Il-Bajja ta' San Ġiljan, the area joining the points 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D and the intermediate coastline as shown on chart 1 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

Points Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

1A                   35° 55'.650     014° 29'.436

1B                   35° 55'.650     014° 29'.452

1C                   35° 55'.667     014° 29'.519

1D                   35° 55'.685     014° 29'.501

 

2) In Il-Port ta' Marsamxett, the area joining the points 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D and the intermediate coastline as shown on chart 2 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Points Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

2A                   35° 53'.903     014° 30'.276

2B                   35° 53'.916     014° 30'.279

2C                   35° 53'.928     014° 30'.301

2D                   35° 53'.925     014° 30'.320

 

To ensure safety at all times, no vessel or other object, whether equipped with an engine or not, is to enter these designated restricted areas. Furthermore, the use of fishing gear/implements will not be allowed in these areas.

 

These designated restricted areas shall be in place with immediate effect until Saturday, 31st October, 2020. They will be delineated by ropes which will be kept afloat by coloured marker floats and may be left in location up to 2 weeks after the closing date.

 

Mariners and owners of vessels moored within these designated restricted areas are advised to remove their vessels and mooring buoys immediately. Any vessels and mooring buoys left in these areas may be removed by the respective operators. 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.

 

Mariners are informed that it is prohibited to secure/moor any vessel or object with any marker buoy, ropes and related gear delineating the designated restricted areas.

 

Position is referred to WGS 84 DATUM.

 

Charts affected: BA 177, 2537, 2538

 

12th June, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 30 of 2020

 

Chart Correction - Foul Area (Lost Anchor and Chain)

 

Reference is made to BA Chart 194 - Malta and Gozo

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that an anchor and chain where lost East of bunkering area 3 (outside territorial waters), in the following approximate position.

 

Insert symbol (#) indicating a foul area with a 250m radius, centred in position.

 

Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

35° 54'.485     014° 50'.034

 

Positions are referred to WGS 84 DATUM.

 

Charts affected: BA Chart 194, 2124

 

12th June, 2020

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TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 46 of 2020

 

Shallow Patch in Front of Slipway at Wied il-Buni in Il-Bajja ta' Birżebbuġa

 

Reference is made to Local Notice to Mariners No. 141 of 2019.

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the repair works on the slipway mentioned in Local Notice to Mariners No. 141 of 2019 have been completed.

 

Mariners are to note that there exists a shallow patch in front of the slipway (shown hatched in red on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) which is a hazard to navigation. Due to the above, special attention is to be given when departing or approaching the slipway.

 

Position in WGS 84 Datum.

 

Chart affected: BA Chart 36

 

9th June, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 29 of 2020

 

Amendment to Notice to Mariners No. 20 of 2020 Regarding Derelict Vessel on Anchor Hazard to Navigation

 

Reference is made to Notice to Mariners No. 20 of 2020.

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the derelict vessel on anchor which was close to Bunkering area 3 has now been shifted to the following position:

 

Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

35º 39'.510                 015º 01'.399

 

Notice to Mariners No. 20 of 2020 is to be amended accordingly.

 

All other information mentioned in Notice to Mariners No. 20 of 2020 will remain.

 

Charts affected: BA 194, 2123, 2124

 

9th June, 2020

 

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TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 44 of 2020

 

Installation of Floating Pontoons in front of Il-Maċina in Id-Daħla tad-Dockyard, Il-Port il-Kbir

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that floating pontoons will be installed at Id-Daħla tad-Dockyard in Il-Port Il-Kbir, in front of Il-Maċina.

 

The preparation and installation of the floating pontoons will take place between Tuesday, 9th June, 2020, and Saturday, 13th June, 2020.

 

The vessels MV Gold Dredger and MV Goldfinder will be used for the assembling and installation of the pontoons.

 

Due to the installation, the area A, B, C and D (as shown hatched in red on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt) will be used as a working area and therefore this is a restricted area for the duration of the works.

 

 

Point             Latitude (N)          Longitude (E)

 

A                   35°53'.146           014°31'.207 Coast

 

B                   35°53'.147           014°31'.216

 

C                   35°53'.107           014°31'.226

 

D                   35°53'.104           014°31'.203 Coast

 

Masters and operators of vessels are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate with caution and slow speed (no wake) when navigating close to the above indicated area. They are to cooperate with the contractor on site and comply with any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM.

 

5th June, 2020

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 45 of 2020

 

Reconstruction work of two jetties in Il-Bajja ta' San Tumas

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and the general public that reconstruction works will be carried out at two jetties in Il-Bajja ta' San Tumas.

 

The work will be carried out from Thursday, 11th June, 2020, until further notice.

 

Divers will be carrying out some of the work and will be displaying the International Code Flag “A".

 

Two silt curtains will be laid one along the imaginary lines joining points A, B, C and D and the other along the imaginary lines joining the points E, F, G and H (both approximately 3m from the jetties) as shown by the dashed red lines on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Owners of vessels that are moored or have a mooring within the area of 10 meters from the jetties are to remove such moorings and associated ground tackle with immediate effect and not later than Wednesday, 10th June, 2020.

 

Any vessels and moorings that are left in this area will be removed at the expense of the owner. No liability whatsoever will be accepted by the Authority for any damage that may be caused while removing the said vessels and moorings.

 

The jetties cannot be used during this period due to the silt curtains and the construction works. Masters and vessel operators are instructed to cooperate with the contractor on site. They are to keep a sharp lookout and navigate at very slow speed (no wake) during the abovementioned dates.

 

All vessel operators are to comply with any instructions as given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12.

 

Chart affected: BA 2538

 

5th June, 2020

 


 

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 43 of 2020

 

Works on the Slipway next to the Malta Canoe Federation in Il-Port ta' Marsamxett

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and the general public that works on the slipway next to the Malta Canoe Federation in Il-Port ta' Marsamxett (shown hatched in red on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) will start with immediate effect and will remain valid until further notice.

 

A silt curtain will be deployed on the outer limit of the area shown hatched in red on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Due to the above mentioned works, the slipway and adjacent quay will not be accessible.

Mariners are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate with extreme caution and at slow speed (no wake) when in the vicinity. They are to obey any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

2nd June, 2020

 

​TRANSPORT MALTA 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 42 of 2020

 

Dolphin/Whales, Turtles, Sharks, Jellyfish Blooms and Alien Species Studies by the Conservation Biology

Research Group of the University of Malta

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that the Conservation Biology Research Group of the University of Malta is conducting research on marine biodiversity within the Central Mediterranean Region around the Maltese Islands (from coastal to offshore) in respect of:

 

1) Dolphin/whales and turtle sightings

 

2) Sharks/rays sightings

 

3) Jellyfish blooms sightings

 

4) Alien species sightings or caught during fishing

 

Mariners are requested to cooperate and support the research by reporting sightings immediately as follows:

 

Email: Prof. Adriana Vella on (adriana.vella@um.edu.mt)

 

SMS/mobile/whatsapp: +356 9942 9592

 

Additionally, thanks to support by the NGO BICREF, one may also send information at (http://bicref.org/notices-to-mariners/).

 

The information required includes the following:

 

a) Date and time of observation;

 

b) Number of dolphins/whales/turtles/sharks/blooms of jellyfish/alien species;

 

c) Location of sighting (including GPS coordinates if possible);

 

d) Photos/videos whenever possible to allow for identification of the species.

 

The participation of mariners in such a long-term initiative is necessary to ensure regular updates supporting monitoring of Maltese waters to devise an early warning system for bathers and assist in Mediterranean-wide marine conservation.

 

 

29th May, 2020

 

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 28 of 2020

 

AUV Surveys in June 2020

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) survey will be carried out Northeast off Il-Port il-Kbir and will be assisted by the vessel MV Chiko.

 

The AUV survey will be carried out within the points A, B, C and D, shown hatched in red on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Position          Latitude (N)   Longitude (E)

 

A                     35° 57'.701    014° 35'.277

B                     36° 00'.262    014° 38'.316

C                     35° 58'.742    014° 40'.509

D                     35° 56'.161    014° 37'.396

 

Weather permitting, the survey will start on Monday, 1st June, 2020, and is expected to be completed by mid-July 2020, during daylight hours.

 

Mariners are instructed to navigate with caution when close to the abovementioned area and give the vessel MV Chiko a wide berth of 150m.

 

Mariners are also notified to abide with any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Charts affected: BA 2537, 2538, 194, 2123, 2124

 

29th May, 2020

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TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 41 of 2020

Repair Works on St Angelo Bridge

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and the general public that repair work on the St. Angelo Bridge will be carried out from Wednesday, 27th May, 2020, until further notice, from 7.00 a.m. till 7.00 p.m.

Two sections of silt curtain will be deployed between points A, B, C and D and the other between points E and F.

The crane barge MV Gold Dredger will be used during the work, divers will be assisting during some of the work and will be displaying the International Code Flag A.
Due to the above mentioned repair work and the presence of a silt curtain, access into the lagoon will be restricted and is to be coordinated with the contractor on site.

Mariners navigating close to the above area, on the above-mentioned dates, are to navigate at very slow speed so as not to make any wake.

Chart affected: BA Chart 177

26th May, 2020



TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 38 of 2020

Further to Local Notice to Mariners No. 12 of 2019 Regarding Dredging at Mġarr Harbour – Gozo

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and the general public that further to Local Notice to Mariners No. 12 of 2019 regarding Dredging at Mġarr Harbour – Gozo, diving surveys will be carried out within the area shown hatched in red on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

The diving surveys will take place from Monday, 25th to Friday, 29th May, 2020, and from Monday, 1st to Friday, 5th June, 2020, from 8.00 a.m. till 4.00 p.m.

The surveys will be carried out by scuba divers who will be accompanied by a support vessel which will be displaying the international code of signals flag “A”.

Due to the above there is to be no vessel movements within the said area on the abovementioned dates and times.

Mariners are to keep out of the area and are advised to keep a sharp lookout, navigate with caution and very slow speed (no wake) when navigating close to the indicated area. They are to comply with instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on Channel 12 and any enforcement personnel on site.
All other information included in Local Notice to Mariners No. 12 of 2019 will remain valid.

Charts affected: BA 211D, 211A, 2537

22nd May, 2020




TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 39 of 2020

Temporary Mooring of several Fish Farm Cages at Il-Bajja ta’ Marsaxlokk

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that with immediate effect several fish farm cages have been noted within the area A, B, C, D, E, F and G as shown hatched on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

Latitude (N) Longitude (E)

A 35°49’.771 014°32’.967
B 35°49’.823 014°33’.086
C 35°49’.903 014°33’.082
D 35°50’.011 014°33’.039
E 35°50’.086 014°32’.943
F 35°50’.065 014°32’.882
G 35°49’.942 014°32’.898

Some cages have UNRELIABLE lights on them, therefore the area is a hazard to navigation.

Masters of Vessels are warned to keep well clear and maintain a safe distance from the above positions.

Mariners are to note the above and navigate with caution and slow speed.

Position in WGS 84 Datum

Chart affected: BA Chart 36

22nd May, 2020




TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 40 of 2020

Repair of Slipway at Ġnejna Bay

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and the general public that repair work on the slipway at Ġnejna Bay will be carried out from Monday, 25th May, 2020, until further notice.
Due to the abovementioned repair works, the quay will not be accessible while these repair works are being carried out.

Mariners navigating close to the above slipway, on the abovementioned dates, are to navigate at very slow speed so as not to make any wake.

Charts affected: BA Chart 2537, 2538

22nd May, 2020



TRANSPORT MALTA

Notice to Mariners No. 27 of 2020

Correction to Notice to Mariners No. 25 of 2020 Regarding Special Mark Buoys indicating a  Wreck – SEASONAL (Consolidated List – 2020)

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, informs mariners that there was a typo error in the coordinates of the buoy “Off il-Ponta ta’ San Ġiljan”.

The correct position is:

Location Wreck         Latitude (N) Longitude (E) Flashing

Off Il-Ponta ta’  Tug 2           35° 55’.228 014° 29’.927           Fl.Y.
San Ġiljan

All other information in Notice to Mariners No. 25 of 2020 is correct and will remain valid.

Chart affected: BA 177

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

22nd May, 2020



Transport Malta

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 37 of 2020

 

Special Marker Buoys Delineating the 200 and 300 metre Speed Restriction Zones

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that in addition to the permanent speed limit buoys, special marker buoys will be placed around the Maltese Islands to delineate the 200 and 300 metre speed restriction zones (10 Knots and 5 Knots) from the shore. The placement of the buoys is seasonal, from June to October, but may still be in place after this date.

 

BA Charts: 2537, 211A, 194

 

Special Marker Buoys 1.5 metres in diameter, fitted with a light flashing yellow 1 every 4 seconds and a 2 nautical miles range, shall be placed in the following positions:

 

Bays                                                    Speed                          Latitude           Longitude

 

A1       Marsalforn                              10 Knots                     36° 04'.564     014° 15'.843

A2       Comino                                   10 Knots                     36° 01'.303     014° 20'.379

A3       Qawra                                     10 Knots                     35° 57'.732     014° 25'.817

A4       Dragonara Point                     10 Knots                     35° 55'.729     014° 29'.748

A5       Dragut Point                           10 Knots                     35° 54'.500     014° 31'.007

 

 

Further to the above, yellow cylindrical buoys which are 0.9 metres in diameter, flashing yellow 1 every 4 seconds and having a 2 nautical miles range, will be placed in the following positions:

 

Bays                                                    Speed                          Latitude           Longitude

 

B1       Ramla l-Ħamra                       10 Knots                     36° 03'.827     014° 17'.018

B3       San Niklaw                             10 Knots                     36° 01'.264     014° 19'.804

B6       Santa Marija                           10 Knots                     36° 01'.216     014° 20'.108

B14     Ċirkewwa                                10 Knots                     35° 59'.059     014° 19'.789

B15     Armier                                    10 Knots                     35° 59'.527     014° 21'.460

B16     Little Armier                           10 Knots                     35° 59'.627     014° 21'.602

B17     Mellieħa                                  10 Knots                     35° 59'.153     014° 22'.681

B18     Mellieħa                                  10 Knots                     35° 58'.809     014° 21'.921

B19     Mellieħa                                  10 Knots                     35° 58'.466     014° 21'.400

B23     Mellieħa                                  10 Knots                     35° 58'.190     014° 21'.987

B24     Mellieħa                                  10 Knots                     35° 58'.394     014° 22'.711

B25     Il-Gżejjer North                      10 Knots                     35° 58'.076     014° 23'.974

B26     Il-Gżejjer South                      10 Knots                     35° 57'.942     014° 24'.601

B28     Ras il-Għallis                          10 Knots                     35° 57'.400     014° 25'.968

B29     San Ġiljan                               10 Knots                     35° 55'.221     014° 29'.857

B30     Marsaskala                              10 Knots                     35° 51'.907     014° 34'.432

B31     San Tumas                              10 Knots                     35° 51'.320     014° 34'.331

B32     Xrobb l-Għaġin                       10 Knots                     35° 50'.298     014° 34'.030

B33     St Peter's Pool                        10 Knots                     35° 49'.903     014° 33'.897

B34     Dellimara                                10 Knots                     35° 49'.388     014° 33'.857

B35     Il-Ġnejna                                 10 Knots                     35° 55'.473     014° 20'.354

B36     Għajn Tuffieħa                       10 Knots                     35° 55'.800     014° 20'.495

B37     Il-Mixquqa                              10 Knots                     35° 55'.965     014° 20'.464

 

 

The following buoys, placed at Mġarr ix-Xini – Gozo, Blue Lagoon – Comino, Mellieħa – off the beach, and Xemxija inner, delineate a 5 Knots maximum speed limit.

 

            Bays                                                    Speed                                      Latitude             Longitude

 

B2       Mġarr ix-Xini                                     5 Knots                                   36° 00'.906            014° 16'.445

B4       San Niklaw Bay (Fairway 1)             5 Knots                                   36° 01'.167            014° 19'.770

B5       San Niklaw Bay (Fairway 9D)           5 Knots                                   36° 01'.039            014° 19'.773

B7       Santa Marija Bay (Fairway 1)            5 Knots                                   36° 01'.031            014° 20'.210

B8       Santa Marija Bay (Fairway 2)            5 Knots                                   36° 01'.111            014° 20'.210

B9       Blue Lagoon Outer                             5 Knots                                   36° 01'.004            014° 19'.226

B10     Blue Lagoon (Fairway 5)                   5 Knots                                   36° 00'.965            014° 19'.332

B11     Blue Lagoon (Fairway 3)                   5 Knots                                   36° 00'.952            014° 19'.310

B12     Blue Lagoon (Fairway 2)                   5 Knots                                   36° 00'.913            014° 19'.346

B13     Blue Lagoon (Fairway 1)                   5 Knots                                   36° 00'.852            014° 19'.401

B20     Mellieħa                                              5 Knots                                   35° 58'.398            014° 21'.247

B21     Mellieħa                                              5 Knots                                   35° 58'.269            014° 21'.299

B22     Mellieħa                                              5 Knots                                   35° 58'.133            014° 21'.480

B27     Xemxija                                              5 Knots                                   35° 57'.027            014° 23'.508

 

Buoys indicate the speed that should never be exceeded and in any case mariners are reminded to proceed at a safe speed at all times subject to the prevailing circumstances and conditions.

 

Mariners are further reminded that it is prohibited to moor any vessel to any of the above buoys and any other buoy owned by Transport Malta and that the speed restriction is in place all year round even without the buoys in place. The deployment of the buoys may be delayed due to the present situation.

 

Charts affected: BA 36, 177, 211A, 211B, 2537, 2538

 

19th May, 2020​


Transport Malta

Local Notice to Mariners No. 36 of 2020

Zones Reserved for Swimmers in Malta and Gozo

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies the general public, mariners and owners of vessels 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 Wednesday, 30th September, 2020.

 

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.

 

Several bays have access to the beach through launching lanes which will also be marked by floats. Vessels shall only enter through these lanes. No vessel is to be moored inside or in the approaches to the entrance of these lanes as indicated on the attached charts 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. 33 of 2020

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

 

Lines joining points 2A, 2B, 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. Il-Bajja ta' San Blas, Gozo: Refer to Figure 6

                       

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

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

6A                    36º 03'.488     14º 17'.965

6B                    36º 03'.489     14º 17'.975

6C                    36º 03'.465     14º 18'.060

6D                    36º 03'.419     14º 18'.070

 

7. Ir-Ramla, Gozo: Refer to Figure 7                                                   

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

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

7A                    36º 03'.693     14º 16'.917

7B                    36º 03'.754     14º 16'.879

7C                    36º 03'.784     14º 17'.165

7D                    36º 03'.725     14º 17'.182

 

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'.639     14º 19'.387

8 C                   36º 01'.615     14º 19'.338

 

9. Il-Bajja ta' San Niklaw, Comino: Refer to Local Notice to Mariners No. 33 of 2020                       

 

10. Il-Bajja ta' Santa Marija, Comino (inner): Refer to Local Notice to Mariners No. 33 of 2020           

 

11. Il-Bajja tal-Armier: Refer to Figure 11

 

Line joining points 11A, 11B ,11C and 11D and the intermediate coastline to the South of this line.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

11A                  35º 59'.390     14º 21'.353

11B                  35º 59'.399     14º 21'.397

11C                  35º 59'.413     14º 21'.523

11D                  35º 59'.387     14º 21'.566

 

12. Il-Bajja tal-Mellieħa: Refer to Figure 12 

 

Line joining points 12A, 12B, 12C and 12D and the intermediate coastline to the North West of this line and line joining points 12E, 12F, 12G and 12H and the intermediate coastline to the South West of this line.

 

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

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

12A                  35º 58'.530     14º 21'.254

12B                  35º 58'.514     14º 21'.267

12C                  35º 58'.437     14º 21'.120

12D                  35º 58'.460     14º 21'.098

12E                  35º 58'.429     14º 21'.039

12F                   35º 58'.364     14º 21'.104

12G                  35º 58'.005     14º 21'.292

12H                  35º 57'.980     14º 21'.349

 

13. Il-Bajja tal-Mellieħa (It-Tunnara): Refer to Figure 13                            

 

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

 

Points             Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

13A                  35º 58'.017     14º 21'.429

13B                  35º 58'.027     14º 21'.458

13C                  35º 58'.007     14º 21'.471

 

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

 

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

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

14A                  35º 58'.089     014º 22'.889

14B                  35º 58'.099     014º 22'.890

14C                  35º 58'.094     014º 23'.021

           

15. Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Selmun): Refer to Figure 15                  

 

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

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

15A                  35º 58'.033     14º 23'.814

15B                  35º 57'.847     14º 23'.828

 

16. Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Tal-Fekruna): Refer to Figure 16          

 

Line joining points 16A and 16B and the intermediate coastline to the West of this line.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

16A                  35º 57'.177     14º 23'.333

16B                  35º 57'.147     14º 23'.357

17. Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Xemxija): Refer to Figure 17    

 

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

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

17A                  35º 56'.911     14º 23'.089

17B                  35º 56'.897     14º 23'.107

17C                  35º 56'.872     14º 23'.078

17D                  35º 56'.875     14º 23'.057

 

18. Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Għajn Rażul – Veċċja Breakwater): Refer to Figure 18

 

Line joining points 18A, 18B, 18C and 18D and the intermediate coastline and line joining points 18E, 18F, 18G and 18H and the intermediate coastline.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

18A                  35º 56'.904     14º 23'.584

18B                  35º 56'.950     14º 23'.560

18C                  35º 56'.922     14º 23'.459

18D                  35º 56'.863     14º 23'.502

18E                  35º 56'.833     14º 23'.492

18F                   35º 56'.858     14º 23'.495

18G                  35º 56'.843     14º 23'.444

18H                  35º 56'.832     14º 23'.445

 

The area between the imaginary line 18E and 18F 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. 78 of 2016.

 

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

                       

Line joining points 19A, 19B, 19C, 19D and 19E and the intermediate coastline.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

19A                  35º 56'.975     14º 24'.010

19B                  35º 56'.996     14º 24'.013

19C                  35º 57'.028     14º 24'.144

19D                  35º 57'.016     14º 24'.289

19E                  35º 56'.938     14º 24'.297

 

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. 17 of 2017.

 

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

 

Line joining points 20A, 20B and 20C and the intermediate coastline to the South East of this line and line joining points 20D, 20E and 20F and the intermediate coastline to the South West of this line.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

20A                  35º 57'.213     14º 24'.892

20B                  35º 57'.198     14º 24'.804

20C                  35º 57'.136     14º 24'.834

20D                  35º 57'.128     14º 24'.832

20E                  35º 57'.197     14º 24'.789

20F                   35º 57'.187     14º 24'.718

 

21. Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar, Buġibba (opposite Dolmen Hotel): Refer to Figure 21

 

Lines joining points 21A, 21B, 21C and 21D and the intermediate coastline and line joining points 21E, 21F and 21G and the intermediate coastline.   

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

21A                  35° 57'.405     14° 25'.044

21B                  35° 57'.312     14° 24'.973

21C                  35° 57'.292     14° 25'.024

21D                  35° 57'.277     14° 25'.022

21E                  35° 57'.288     14° 24'.954

21F                   35° 57'.260     14° 24'.933

21G                  35° 57'.230     14° 24'.961

21H                  35° 57'.227     14° 24'.948

21I                   35° 57'.225     14° 24'.927

21J                   35° 57'.218     14° 24'.909

 

22. Qawra: Refer to Figure 22                       

                                                           

Lines joining points 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D and 22E, and the intermediate coastline.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

22A                  35° 57'.562     14° 25'.742

22B                  35° 57'.561     14° 25'.742

22C                  35° 57'.560     14° 25'.602

22D                  35° 57'.433     14° 25'.602

22E                  35° 57'.432     14° 25'.586

 

23. Il-Bajja tas-Salina (opposite Coastline Hotel): Refer to Figure 23         

                       

Line joining points 23A and 23B and the intermediate coastline to the South East.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

23A                  35º 56'.954     14º 25'.703

23B                  35º 56'.925     14º 25'.652

 

24. Il-Bajja ta' San Ġorġ (San Ġiljan): Refer to Figure 24

 

 

Line joining points 24A, 24B, 24C and 24D and the intermediate coastline.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

24A                  35º 55'.578     14º 29'.264

24B                  35º 55'.631     14º 29'.307

24C                  35º 55'.549     14º 29'.348

24D                  35º 55'.525     14º 29'.309

 

25. Ix-Xatt ta' Spinola (opposite Cavalieri Hotel): Refer to Figure 25         

                       

Line joining points 25A, 25B and 25C and the intermediate coastline.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

25A                  35º 55'.130     14º 29'.583

25B                  35º 55'.139     14º 29'.681

25C                  35º 55'.149     14º 29'.680

 

26. Ix-Xatt ta' Spinola (St Julian's): Refer to Figure 26                   

 

A rectangular line joining points 26A, 26B, 26C and 26D and the intermediate coastline.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

26A                  35º 55'.074     14º 29'.569

26B                  35º 55'.090     14º 29'.580

26C                  35º 55'.009     14º 29'.667

26D                  35º 54'.994     14º 29'.642

 

27. Ix-Xatt ta' Spinola (Tas-Sliema): Refer to Figure 27

 

Line joining points 27A, 27B, 27C, 27D and 27E and the intermediate coastline of this line and the line joining points 27F, 27G and 27H and the intermediate coastline South of this line.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

27A                  35º 54'.912     14º 29'.831

27B                  35º 54'.970     14º 29'.820

27C                  35º 55'.080     14º 29'.830

27D                  35º 55'.133     14º 29'.872

27E                  35º 55'.124     14º 29'.925

27F                   35° 54'.924     14° 29'.746

27G                  35° 54'.930     14° 29'.747

27H                  35° 54'.925     14° 29'.817

 

28. Tas-Sliema (Font Għadir): Refer to Figure 28

 

Line joining points 28A, 28B and 28C and the intermediate coastline.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

28A                  35º 54'.971     14º 30'.297

28B                  35º 54'.940     14º 30'.381

28C                  35º 54'.928     14º 30'.373

29. Ta' Xbiex (Marsamxett): Refer to Figure 29

 

Line joining points 29A, 29B 29C and 29D and the intermediate coastline to the West of this line.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

29A                  35° 53'.946     14° 30'.044

29B                  35° 53'.942     14° 30'.062

29C                  35° 53'.889     14° 30'.045

29D                  35° 53'.893     14° 30'.027

 

30. Valletta − Waterpolo Pitch (Marsamxett): Refer to Figure 30

 

Line joining points 30A, 30B and 30C and the intermediate coastline to the East of this line.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

30A                  35° 54'.070     14° 30'.638

30B                  35° 54'.138     14° 30'.724

30C                  35° 54'.130     14° 30'.733

 

31. Il-Bajja tar-Rinella: Refer to Figure 31

 

Line joining points 31A and 31B and the intermediate coastline to the East of this line.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

31A                  35º 53'.656     14º 31'.629

31B                  35º 53'.584     14º 31'.609

 

32. Il-Bajja ta' Marsaskala (Waterpolo Pitch): Refer to Figure 32

 

Line joining points 32A, 32B, 32C, 32D and 32E and the intermediate coastline to the North of this line.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

32A                  35° 51'.979     14° 34'.073

32B                  35° 51'.974     14° 34'.074

32C                  35° 51'.975     14° 34'.225

32D                  35° 51'.996     14° 34'.432

32E                  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. 19 of 2017.

 

 

33. Il-Bajja ta' Marsaskala (opposite Ex Jerma Hotel): Refer to Figure 33

 

The lines joining the points 33A, 33B, 33C, 33D and 33E and the intermediate coastline.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

33A                  35° 51'.913     14° 34'.099

33B                  35° 51'.917     14° 34'.103

33C                  35° 51'.894     14° 34'.260

33D                  35° 51'.802     14° 34'.385

33E                  35° 51'.698     14° 34'.529

 

34. Il-Bajja ta' San Tumas (Outer): Refer to Figure 34

 

 

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

           

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

34A                  35° 51'.287     14° 33'.938

34B                  35° 51'.255     14° 33'.943

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

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

 

35. Xrobb l-Għaġin (Dellimara): Refer to Figure 35

 

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

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

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

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

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

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

 

36. Il-Kalanka t-Tawwalija (Dellimara): Refer to Figure 36

 

Line joining points 36A and 36B and the intermediate coastline.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

36A                  35° 49'.435     14° 33'.665

36B                  35° 49'.388     14° 33'.625

 

37. Il-Bajja ta' Birżebbuġa (San Ġorġ): Refer to Figure 37

 

Line joining points 37A and 37B and the intermediate coastline.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

37A                  35° 49'.947     14° 31'.893

37B                  35° 49'.879     14° 31'.862

 

38. Il-Bajja ta' Birżebbuġa (Pretty Bay): Refer to Figure 38

 

Line joining points from 38A (Southern most part of old breakwater jetty), 38B and 38C (the South East part of the waterpolo pitch) and the intermediate coastline.

Points  Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

38A                  35º 49'.408     14º 31'.770

38B                  35º 49'.417     14º 31'.822

38C                  35º 49'.517     14º 31'.865

 

39. Il-Bajja tal-Ġnejna: Refer to Figure 39

 

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

           

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

39A                  35º 55'.214     14º 20'.499

39B                  35º 55'.244     14º 20'.482

39C                  35º 55'.287     14º 20'.585

39D                  35º 55'.283     14º 20'.619

 

40. Ir-Ramla ta' Għajn Tuffieħa: Refer to Figure 40

 

Line joining points 40A 40B and 40C and the intermediate coastline to the South East of this line.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

40A                  35º 55'.782     14º 20'.698

40B                  35º 55'.801     14º 20'.588

40C                  35º 55'.717     14º 20'.496

 

41. Ir-Ramla tal-Mixquqa (Golden Sands): Refer to Figure 41

 

Line joining points 41A, 41B and 41C and the intermediate coastline to the North East of this line.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

41A                  35º 56'.074     14º 20'.616

41B                  35º 56'.002     14º 20'.488

41C                  35º 55'.896     14º 20'.577

 

42. Il-Bajja taċ-Ċirkewwa (Paradise Bay): Refer to Figure 42

 

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

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

42A                  35º 58'.916     14º 19'.920

42B                  35º 58'.962     14º 19'.898

42C                  35º 58'.970     14º 19'.974

 

43. Tigné: Refer to Figure 43

 

Line joining points 43A, 43B, 43C and 43D and the intermediate coastline of this line.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

43A                  35º 54'.321     14º 30'.706

43B                  35º 54'.311     14º 30'.689

43C                  35º 54'.356     14º 30'.619

43D                  35º 54'.367     14º 30'.629

 

44. Marsaxlokk: Refer to Figure 44

 

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

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

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

44B                  35º 50'.102     14º 32'.761

44C                  35º 50'.017     14º 32'.724

44D                  35º 49'.960     14º 32'.822

44E                  35º 49'.936     14º 32'.803

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

 

45. Ċirkewwa: Refer to Figure 45

 

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

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

45A                  35º 59'.242     14º 19'.777

45B                  35º 59'.245     14º 19'.863

 

46. Spinola Bay (Balluta Bay): Refer to Figure 46

 

 

Line joining points 46A and 46B and the intermediate coastline of this line.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

46A                  35º 54'.899     14º 29'.628

46B                  35º 54'.883     14º 29'.674

 

47. Salina Bay (Suncrest Hotel): Refer to Figure 47

 

 

Line joining points 47A, 47B, 47C and 47D and the intermediate coastline of this line.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

47A                  35º 57'.244     14º 25'.458

47B                  35º 57'.259     14º 25'.535

47C                  35º 57'.196     14º 25'.529

47D                  35º 57'.154     14º 25'.481

 

48. Il-Bajja ta' Birżebbuġa (Qajjenza): Refer to Figure 48

 

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

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

48A                  35º 49'.918     14º 32'.051

48B                  35º 49'.907     14º 32'.056

48C                  35º 49'.950     14º 32'.164

48D                  35º 49'.960     14º 32'.158

49. St Peter's Pool: Refer to Figure 49

 

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

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

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

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

 

50. Kalkara: Refer to Figure 50

 

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

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

50A                  35º 53'.450     14º 31'.225

50B                  35º 53'.452     14º 31'.228

50C                  35º 53'.418     14º 31'.271

50D                  35º 53'.411     14º 31'.263

 

 51. Marfa (Ir-Ramla tal-Bir): Refer to Figure 51

 

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

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

51A                  35º 59'.171     014º 20'.755

51B                  35º 59'.166     014º 20'.741

 

52. It-Torri l-Abjad: Refer to Figure 52

 

Line joining points 52A and 52B and the intermediate coastline of this line.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

52A                  35º 59'.604     14º 21'.873

52B                  35º 59'.496     14º 21'.855

 

53. Santa Maria Bay – Comino (inner): Refer to Local Notice to Mariners No. 33 of 2020

 

54. Il-Kalanka tat-Tumbrell: Refer to Figure 54

 

Line joining points 54A, and 54B and the intermediate coastline of this line.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

54A                  35º 49'.869     014º 33'.737

54B                  35º 49'.832     014º 33'.726

 

55 Il-Bajja tal-Mellieħa (Ramlet il-Qortin): Refer to Figure 55

 

Line joining points 55A, 55B, and 55C and the intermediate coastline of this line.

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

55A                  35º 59'.222     014º 20'.021

55B                  35º 59'.265     014º 20'.048

55C                  35º 59'.223     014º 20'.106

 

56. Il-Bajja ta' San Tumas (Inner): Refer to Figure 56

 

Line joining points 56A, 56B, and 56C and the intermediate coastline of this line.

 

Points              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

56A                  35º 51'.216     014º 33'.798

56B                  35º 51'.215     014º 33'.809

56C                  35º 51'.163     014º 33'.804

 

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

 

On Saturday, 23rd May, 2020

Il-Bajja tal-Mellieħa: Figure 12

 

Between Saturday, 23rd May, 2020, and Monday, 1st June, 2020

Ir-Ramla – Gozo: Figure 7

Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar – Buġibba (opposite Dolmen Hotel): Figure 21

Il-Qawra: Figure 22

Il-Bajja tas-Salina (opposite Coastline Hotel): Figure 23

Il-Bajja ta' San Ġorġ (San Ġiljan): Figure 24

Tas-Sliema  (Font Għadir): Figure 28

Ir-Ramla ta' Għajn Tuffieħa: Figure 40

Il-Bajja taċ-Ċirkewwa (Paradise Bay): Figure 42

Salina Bay (opposite Suncrest Hotel): Figure 47

 

 

Between Monday, 1st June, 2020, and Saturday, 6th June, 2020

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 6

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

Il-Bajja tal-Armier: Figure 11

Il-Bajja tal-Mellieħa – It-Tunnara: Figure 13

Il-Bajja tal-Imgiebaħ: Figure 14

Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Selmun): Figure 15

Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Tal-Fekruna): Figure 16

Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Xemxija): Figure 17

Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Għajn Rażul – Veċċja Breakwater): Figure 18

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

Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl il-Baħar (Buġibba Square): Figure 20

Ix-Xatt ta' Spinola (opposite Cavalieri Hotel): Figure 25

Ix-Xatt ta' Spinola (St Julian's): Figure 26

Ix-Xatt ta' Spinola (Tas-Sliema): Figure 27

Ta' Xbiex (Marsamxett): Figure 29

Valletta – Waterpolo Pitch (Marsamxett): Figure 30

Il-Bajja tar-Rinella: Figure 31

Il-Bajja ta' Marsaskala (Waterpolo Pitch): Figure 32

Il-Bajja ta' Marsaskala (opposite Ex Jerma Hotel): Figure 33

Il-Bajja ta' San Tumas (Outer): Figure 34

Xrobb l-Għaġin (Dellimara): Figure 35

Il-Kalanka t-Tawwalija (Dellimara): Figure 36

Il-Bajja ta' Birżebbuġa (San Ġorġ): Figure 37

Il-Bajja ta' Birżebbuġa (Pretty Bay): Figure 38

Il-Bajja tal-Ġnejna: Figure 39

Ir-Ramla tal-Mixquqa (Golden Sands): Figure 41

Tigné: Figure 43

Marsaxlokk: Figure 44

Ċirkewwa: Figure 45

Spinola Bay (Balluta Bay): Figure 46

Il-Bajja ta' Birżebbuġa (Qajjenza): Figure 48

St Peter's Pool: Figure 49

Kalkara: Figure 50

Marfa (Ir-Ramla tal-Bir): Figure 51

It-Torri l-Abjad: Figure 52

Il-Kalanka tat-Tumbrell: Figure 54

Il-Bajja tal-Mellieħa (Ramlet il-Qortin): Figure 55

Il-Bajja ta' San Tumas: Figure 56

 

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

 

 

While the effective dates of the swimmer zones are those indicated above, due to the current situation the deployment of the rope and buoys indicating the swimmer zones may be delayed.

 

Mariners are reminded that it is prohibited to secure/moor any vessel or object with any marker buoy, ropes and related gear delineating the swimmers zones.

 

All positions are referred to WGS 84 DATUM.

 

Parts of charts may be viewed on the abovementioned website.

 

15th May, 2020

TRANSPORT MALTA

​Notice to Mariners No. 26 of 2020

 

Live Firing Practice at Pembroke Ranges – Sunday, 24th May, 2020

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies that further to Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2019, the Armed Forces of Malta will carry out Live Firing Practice on Sunday, 24th May, 2020, at the Pembroke Ranges, between 7.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. local time.

 

The exercise area is delineated by sector ABC.

 

From Position A

 

            Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 55'.540     14º 28'.320 (Centre point on land),

 

 

a radius of 4 Nautical miles to points

 

B         35º 59'.460     14º 27'.150 and

 

C         35º 58'.290     14º 32'.190

 

During the Live Firing Practice Red Flags (approximate size 2.5m x 2m) will be flown from the shore limits. Mariners are warned to keep a minimum of 4 nautical miles off the coast when the flags are sighted.

 

Moreover, any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (VTS) on VHF Channel 12 are to be strictly observed.

 

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

Charts affected: BA 2538, 2537, 194.

 

15th May, 2020

 

 


Transport Malta

​Local Notice to Mariners No. 35 of 2020 ​

Blue Lagoon Comino Reserved Zone for Enforcement and Emergency Services

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies all mariners, including masters, crew, and operators of all commercial and recreational vessels, of the following arrangements next to the demountable pier in the Blue Lagoon, Comino.

1. The area behind the demountable pier, shown hatched in blue on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt), is reserved for enforcement and emergency vessels only and no other vessel is allowed to enter, berth or anchor in this area.

2. The area shown hatched in red on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt) is to be used only for un/loading purposes and no vessel is allowed to anchor in this area. Berthing shall be allowed throughout the duration of the un/loading operations only. Once un/loading is finished, the berth and area must be vacated immediately.

It is further advised that no anchoring that might obstruct safe passage of authorised vessels in any way to any of the above-mentioned areas shall be allowed.

Mariners are to take due note of the above directions and comply accordingly.

 

Chart affected: BA 211

 

30th April, 2020

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Notice to Mariners No. 25 of 2020

Special Mark Buoys indicating a Wreck SEASONAL (Consolidated List - 2020)

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, would like to bring to the attention to all mariners that further to Notice to Mariners No. 41 of 2019 re. Conservation Areas around Wrecks – Updated May 2019 (which is still in force), IALA Special Mark Buoys with a range of 2NM will be placed in the following positions:

 

Location                      Wreck                          Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)             Flashing

 

Wied iż-Żurrieq          Um el Faroud              35° 49'.126                 014° 27'.002               Fl.Y.

 

Off Xatt l-Aħmar        MV Xlendi                  36° 01'.009                 014° 17'.159               Fl.Y.5s

                                    Cominoland   

                                    Karwela

 

Marsakala                  Tug St. Michael          35° 51'.956                 014° 34'.526               Fl.Y.

                                    Tug 10

 

Off Qawra Point         Imperial Eagle            35° 57'.812                 014° 26'.035               Fl.Y.5s

 

Off Ċirkewwa           Rozi                            35° 59'.310                 014° 19'.560                   Fl.Y.

                                    P29                              35° 59'.430                 014° 19'.540               Fl.Y.

 

Off Il-Ponta ta'           Tug 2                           35° 55'.228                 014° 99'.927               Fl.Y.

San Ġiljan

 

South entrance            P 31                             36° 00'.540                 014° 19'.387               Fl.Y.5s

of Blue Lagoon

 

Mariners are to note that these Special Mark Buoys which indicate wrecks are seasonal and will be deployed between May and October of each year.

 

Due to the current situation the deployment of these buoys may be delayed.

 

A safety distance of at least 100m is required from the above mentioned positions all year round unless a larger safety distance is required in another Notice to Mariners.

 

Since this is a consolidated list of Special Mark buoys indicating a Wreck, the following are hereby CANCELLED.

 

Notice to Mariners No. 32 of 2010 – Special Mark Buoy

 

Notice to Mariners No. 23 of 2011 – Special Mark Buoys at Ċirkewwa

 

Notice to Mariners No. 19 of 2013 – Chart Correction

 

Notice to Mariners No. 13 of 2016 – Chart Correction

 

Notice to Mariners No. 27 of 2017 – Special Mark Buoys

 

Notice to Mariners No. 42 of 2017 – Safe Distance from Special Mark Buoys indicating wrecks

 

Notice to Mariners No. 48 of 2017 – Special Mark Buoys indicating a wreck – SEASONAL    

 

30th April, 2020

​TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 23 of 2020

 

Departure of Oil Rig ENSCO 5004

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the oil rig ENSCO 5004 has departed from the following position:

 

Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

35º 45'.00                   014º 30'.00

 

Notices to Mariners Nos 17 and 19 of 2020 are hereby CANCELLED.

 

Position is referred to WGS 84 DATUM.

 

Charts affected: BA 2538, 194

 

28th April, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 24 of 2020

 

Further to Notice to Mariners No. 12 of 2020 Regarding Cable Repairs - Malta-Sicily Interconnector Submarine Cable

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, informs mariners that further to Notice to Mariners No. 12 of 2020 regarding Cable Repairs - Malta-Sicily Interconnector Submarine Cable, the burial of the cable being carried out by the vessel M/V Polar King will commence on Tuesday 28th April, 2020, and is expected to be completed by Monday 4th May, 2020, weather permitting.

 

The burial will be held along the following 2 stretches from A to B and from C to D:

 

Position           Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                     36° 33'.278     014° 30'.933

B                     36° 30'.586     014° 31'.088

C                     36° 16'.620     014° 33'.572

D                     36° 16'.083     014° 33'.529

 

Since the vessel, will be conducting underwater operations, she will be restricted in her ability to manoeuvre.

 

Mariners are instructed to navigate with caution when the abovementioned vessel is in sight and maintain a safe distance of 1.0 nautical miles from the vessel.

 

Charts affected: BA 194, 2123, 2124, 2537, 2538 and Int. 4301

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

28th April, 2020

 


Transport Malta

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 33 of 2020

 

Zones reserved for swimmers in Comino

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies all bathers, mariners and owners of vessels 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 1st May, 2020, and 15th October, 2020.

 

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'.854     014º 19'.448 (Shore)

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

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

 

1b) Mooring areas for Commercial vessels

 

2 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     014º 19'.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 in the chart Figure 1 found on Transport Malta website (http://www.transport.gov.mt) and in the following positions. Special marks 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) 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.

 

53) Il-Bajja ta' Santa Maria - Comino (Outer) Swimmers' Zone (see Figure 53 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)

 

53A                 36º 01'.089     14º 20'.289 (Shore)

53B                 36º 01'.134     14º 20'.301 (Shore)

 

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.

 

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 constantly patrolling the area.

 

Mariners are advised to keep a good lookout and navigate with caution and at slow speed in the North Comino Channel at Blue Lagoon and 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

 

24th April, 2020

 

 

 

Transport Malta

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 34 of 2020

 

Installation of Floating Pontoon at Id-Daħla ta' Lazzarett in Il-Port ta' Marsamxett

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that a floating pontoon will be installed at Id-Daħla ta' Lazzarett in Il-Port ta' Marsamxett.

 

The preparation and installation of the floating pontoon will start with immediate affect and should be completed by mid July 2020, weather permitting.

 

Due to the installation, the area A, B, C and D (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) will be used as a working area, and therefore this is a no entry area for the duration of the works. Safety buoys carrying a light will be placed in positions B and C to indicate the outer limit of the work area.

 

Point   Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                     35°54'.079      014°29'.813    Coast

B                     35°54'.132      014°29'.865    Buoy

C                     35°54'.111      014°29'.920    Buoy

D                     35°54'.049      014°29'.871    Coast

 

Owners of vessels that are moored or have a mooring within the area are to remove such moorings and associated ground tackle as soon as possible, but not later than Sunday, 26th April, 2020. Any vessels and moorings that are left in this area after this date will be removed at the expense of the owner. No liability whatsoever will be accepted by the Authority for any damage that may be caused while removing the said vessels and moorings.

 

Masters and operators of vessels are advised to keep a sharp lookout, navigate with caution and slow speed (no wake) when navigating close to the above indicated area. They are to cooperate with the contractor on site and comply with any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

24th April, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 22 of 2020

 

Chart Correction Foul area (Lost anchor and chain)

 

Reference is made to BA Chart 2538 – Malta.

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies Mariners that an anchor and chain where lost within bunkering area 3, in the following approximate position.

 

Insert symbol (#) indicating a foul area with a 500m radius, centred in position.

 

Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

35° 54'.700                 014° 44'.900

 

 Positions are referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

Charts affected BA chart 2538, 194, 2124

 

24th April, 2020

 


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 31 of 2020

 

Diving Surveys in Il-Port ta' Marsamxett

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and owners of vessels that diving surveys will be held at point A (Sliema Ferries) and point B (below the Grand Hotel Excelsior) in Il-Port ta' Marsamxett, as shown on chart on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

The diving surveys will take place between Monday, 20th and Friday, 24th April, 2020.

 

The surveys will be carried out by scuba divers who will be accompanied by the support vessel “Atlantis II" displaying the international code of signals flag “A".

 

A safety zone of 50m round the support vessel “Atlantis II" is to be kept during the surveys.

 

Masters and operators of vessels are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate with caution and slow speed when navigating in the above indicated area. They are to comply with instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

17th April, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 32 of 2020

 

Semi-Submerged Mooring Buoy in Marsamxett Harbour – Hazard to Navigation

 

Reference is made to BA Chart 177 – Valletta Harbours.

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that there is a semi-submerged mooring buoy in Marsamxett Harbour in the vicinity of:

 

Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

35º 54'.006                 014º 30'.427

 

Whilst every effort is being made to rectify as soon as possible, mariners are to give a wide berth, navigate with caution and keep a sharp lookout when navigating in the vicinity.

Position in: WGS 84 Datum

 

Chart Affected: BA Chart 177

 

17th April, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 21 of 2020

 

AUV Surveys 2020

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) survey will be carried out off Marsaskala and Marsaxlokk and will be assisted by the vessel MV Chiko.

 

The AUV surveys will be carried out within the points A, B, C, D, E and F (Area 1) and within the points U, V, W, X, Y and Z (Area 2) shown hatched on charts found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Position           Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                     35° 54'.411     014° 34'.321

B                     35° 54'.787     014° 36'.350

C                     35° 53'.808     014° 38'.448

D                     35° 51'.678     014° 36'.030

E                      35° 52'.357     014° 34'.959

F                      35° 54'.003     014° 33'.924

U                     35° 51'.656     014° 36'.032

V                     35° 51'.473     014° 37'.978

W                    35° 47'.979     014° 37'.209

X                     35° 46'.305     014° 37'.970

Y                     35° 45'.804     014° 36'.619

Z                      35° 48'.096     014° 35'.298

 

Weather permitting the survey will start with immediate effect and is expected to be completed by mid May, 2020, during daylight hours.

 

Mariners are instructed to navigate with caution when close to the above mentioned areas and give the vessel MV Chiko a wide berth of 150m.

 

Mariners are also notified to abide with any instructions given by Marsaxlokk Port Control (Marsaxlokk VTS) on VHF Channel 14 and Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Charts affected: BA 36, 2538, 194, 2123, 2124

 

17th April, 2020

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TRANSPORT MALTA

 
Notice to Mariners No. 20 of 2020 

 
Derelict Vessel on Anchor – Hazard to Navigation

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, would like to bring to the attention of all mariners that a derelict vessel is anchored close to Bunkering area 3 and in the following position,

 
Latitude (N) Longitude (E)

 
35º 55’.780 014º 47’.620

 
The vessel has an all round white light, however is considered a hazard to navigation.

 
Arrangements are being made to tow the vessel away.

 
Mariners are advised to keep clear of the above position and navigate with caution when in the vicinity.

 
Mariners are to abide with instructions as given by Valletta VTS (Valletta Port Control).

 
Chart affected: BA 194, 2123, 2124.

 
14th April, 2020


TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 29 of 2020

 

Amendment to Local Notice to Mariners No. 27 of 2020 - Archaeological Diving Surveys in Marsaskala Bay

 

Reference is made to Local Notice to Mariners No. 27 of 2020.

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the Archaeological diving surveys in Marsaskala Bay completion date has been extended until Monday 4th May 2020.

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 27 of 2020 is to be amended accordingly.

 

All other information mentioned in Local Notice to Mariners No. 27 of 2020 will remain.

 

Chart affected: BA 2538, 194

 

9th April, 2020

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

 

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 30 of 2020

 

Closure of Slipway Due to Re-construction at Mġarr Harbour, Gozo

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and the general public that Infrastructure Malta will be carrying out re-construction works on slipway 2 (shown hatched in red on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) at Mġarr Harbour, Gozo.

 

The re-construction works will start on Monday 13th April 2020, and are expected to be completed by mid June 2020.

 

Mariners are to note that due to the above mentioned re-construction works, slipway 2 cannot be used. Mariners are instructed to use the slipway on the other side of the jetty (shown hatched in blue) on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt) during the duration of these works.

 

Mariners are also instructed not to enter within the area shown in red and to leave the area shown hatched in blue and access to it free at all time. They are also requested to coordinate and cooperate with the contractor on site

 

Mariners are to note the above and proceed with caution and at a slow speed (no wake) when in the vicinity of the slipway while the works are being carried out.

 

Chart affected: BA 211

 

9th April, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 19 of 2020

 

Further to Notice to Mariners No.17 of 2020 Regarding Lay Up of Rig ENSCO 5004

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, informs mariners that further to Notice to Mariners No. 17 of 2020 regarding Lay Up of Rig ENSCO 5004, the anchors are laid in positions A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7 and A8 as shown in chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)

 

Position Latitude (N)                        Longitude (E)

 

A1                         35° 44'.510          014° 30'.243

A2                         35° 44'.520          014° 29'.767

A3                         35° 44'.803          014° 29'.424

A4                         35° 45'.185          014° 29'.418

A5                         35° 45'.488          014° 29'.749

A6                         35° 45'.497          014° 29'.248

A7                         35° 45'.192          014° 29'.617

A8                         35° 44'.816          014° 30'.560

 

All other information and conditions in Notice to Mariners No. 17 of 2020 will still apply.

 

Chart affected: BA 2538, 194

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

9th April, 2020

 

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TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 28 of 2020

 

Further to Local Notice to Mariners No. 4 of 2020 Regarding Repair Works on the Quay at Il-Bajja

tal-Balluta in Il-Bajja ta' San Ġiljan

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and the general public that further to Local Notice to Mariners No. 4 of 2020 regarding repair works on the quay at Il-Bajja tal-Balluta in Il-Bajja ta' San Ġiljan the completion date is being extended until the end of June 2020.

 

All other information included in Local Notice to Mariners No. 4 of 2020 will remain valid.

 

 Chart affected: BA 177

 

7th April, 2020​


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 17 of 2020

 

Lay Up of Rig ENSCO 5004

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the rig ENSCO 5004 has been laid up with immediate effect and until further notice in the following position:

 

Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

35º 45'.00                   014º 30'.00

 

A safety zone of radius 1 nautical mile centered on the above position has been established within which unauthorised vessels are not permitted to enter for any reason whatsoever.

 

Positions are referred to WGS 84 DATUM.

 

Charts affected: BA 2538, 194

 

3rd March, 2020

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 18 of 2020

 

Chart Correction    Foul Area (Lost Anchor and Chain)

 

Reference is made to BA Chart 2538 – Malta.

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies Mariners that an anchor and chain where lost within bunkering area 4, in the following approximate position.

 

Insert symbol (#) indicating a foul area with a 500m radius, in position:

 

Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

35° 49'.100                 014° 35'.600

 

Positions are referred to WGS 84 DATUM.

 

Chart affected: BA Chart 2538, 194

 

3rd March, 2020



TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 27 of 2020

 

Archaeological diving surveys in Marsaskala Bay

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and owners of vessels that archaeological diving surveys will be held at Marsaskala Bay.

 

The diving surveys will take place between Monday, 30th March, 2020 and Friday, 3rd April, 2020, from 8.00 a.m. till 5.00 p.m., and will be carried out by scuba divers who will be displaying the International Code of Signals flag 'A'.

 

The surveys will be carried out within the area A, B, C and D as shown hatched on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Masters and operators of vessels are advised to keep a sharp lookout, navigate with caution and slow speed when in the vicinity of the above mentioned area. They are to comply with instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Chart affected: BA 2538, 194

 

27th March, 2020​


 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 26 of 2020

 

Falling Stones at Il-Ponta ta' Ricasoli

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and the general public that some of the stones forming part of the bastion at Il-Ponta ta' Ricasoli are falling off.

 

Due to the danger caused by any of these falling stones, all mariners are to keep at least 50m away from the coastline.

 

Mariners are to note the above and navigate with caution and slow speed when navigating close to the area and observe the 50m safety zone required.

 

They are to comply with any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12.

 

Chart Affected: BA 177

 

20th March, 2020

 

 


 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 25 of 2020 

 
Further to Local Notices to Mariners Nos. 30 of 2019 and 11 of 2020 Regarding Infrastructure Malta – Ferry Landing in Bormla

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and the general public that further to Local Notice to Mariners Nos. 30 of 2019 and 11 of 2020 regarding Infrastructure Malta – Ferry Landing in Bormla, works now require that a barge be anchored in the fairway next to the works and thus closing off the access further in to Dock 1. The barge will be placed after Friday, 20th March, 2020 and is expected to remain in position for 4 weeks. Due to the above, entry and exit by vessels between the project and Dock 1 will be restricted.

 
All other information included in Local Notice to Mariners Nos. 30 of 2019 and 11 of 2020 will remain valid.

 
17th March, 2020

 

 

 
TRANSPORT MALTA

 
Notice to Mariners No. 16 of 2020

 
Further to Notice to Mariners No. 12 Cable Repairs – Malta-Sicily Interconnector Submarine Cable

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, informs mariners that further to Notice to Mariners No. 12 of 2020 regarding Cable Repairs – Malta-Sicily Interconnector Submarine Cable, a standby vessel will be present from Sunday, 15th March, 2020, to Saturday, 18th April, 2020.

 
The vessel Diligence will be present in the area of 1NM radius centred on the following position:

 
Latitude (N) Longitude (E)

 
36º 31’.848 014º 30’912

 
Mariners are reminded regarding the note listed on Navigational Charts under the title SUBMARINE CABLES AND PIPELINES which states that No Anchoring or Trawling should be done in the vicinity of submarine cables and pipelines. Therefore no anchoring or trawling is to be carried out within the above mentioned area since the cable is exposed.

 
All other information and conditions in Notice to Mariners No. 12 of 2020 will still apply.

 
Charts affected: BA 194, 2123, 2124, 2537, 2538 and Int. 301.

 
Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 
17th March, 2020

 

 


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 24 of 2020

Fireworks – Ġużè Ellul Mercer Gardens,

Msida Marina, Msida – March 2020

​The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners that Chinese Cakes will be let off from Ġużè Ellul Mercer Gardens, Msida Marina, Msida position A (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) on the following date and times.

On Thursday, 19th March, 2020, from 8.00 a.m. till 8.10 a.m. and from noon till 12.10 p.m.

Masters and owners of vessels that are berthed within 20m from point A (area hatched in red on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) are to remove their vessels during the above mentioned date and time.

                      Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                     35° 53'.736     014° 29'.428

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta will accept no liabilities whatsoever for any vessels that are left lying in the area indicated (hatched in red) on the above mentioned dates and times

Mariners are to comply with instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 and police in the area.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

13th March, 2020

 

 

 

​TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 23 of 2020

 

Laying of temporary pontoons along the main breakwater in Mġarr Harbour, Gozo

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that 50 meters of pontoons will be laid along the main breakwater in Mġarr, Gozo, as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

The laying of the pontoons will be carried out from a flat barge with the assistance of divers. The works are due to start on Friday, 6th March, 2020. The works will take place during dark hours between 9.00 p.m. and 4.00 a.m. of the following day.

 

Owners of vessels that are moored or have a mooring within the area are to immediately remove such moorings and associated ground tackle. Any vessels and moorings that are left in this area after Friday, 6th March, 2020, will be removed at the expense of the owner. No liability whatsoever will be accepted by the Authority for any damage that may be caused while removing the said vessels and moorings.

 

In view of the above a wide berth is to be given to the main breakwater. Vessels are to navigate at very slow speed and with no wake.

 

Mariners are to obey any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 and by Enforcement Officers on site.

 

Chart affected: BA 211

 

6th March, 2020

 

 


 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 22 of 2020

Submarine cable repairs in St Paul's Bay

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and operators of vessels that repairs of the submarine cable in St Paul's Bay are scheduled to commence with immediate effect, subject to weather.

The repair works will be carried out within the following positions, shown hatched on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt):

 

Point                     Latitude (N)         Longitude (E)

 

A                           35°57'.014           014°23'.873

B                           35°57'.267           014°23'.816

C                           35°57'.425           014°24'.560

D                           35°57'.186           014°24'.585

 

Divers with floating buoys will be engaged to carry out the repairs and will be assisted by vessel 'Antonio Meucci'. This vessel will be left in position during the repair works and will be displaying the International Code Flag “A" and will be lit during the night.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution at slow speed and give a wide berth when in the vicinity. They are to keep out of the abovementioned area.

Mariners and vessel operators are to comply with instructions and directions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and any enforcement agency that will be in the area.

Charts affected: BA 211B, 211A

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM.

25th February, 2020

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Notice to Mariners No. 15 of 2020

Ċirkewwa Ferry Terminal Navigation Arrangement

Reference is made to BA Chart 211A.

Channels between Malta and Gozo – Malta – North Coast – Il-Ponta taċ-Ċirkewwa

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that three (3) red Port Hand Buoys will be placed within the next 15 days, weather permitting, at the Ċirkewwa Ferry Terminal Berth 3 in the following positions:

                              Latitude (N)                        Longitude (E)                     Flashing                              Range

 

A)                          35º 59'.369                         14º 19'.875                         1 Red every 5 seconds                2NM

B)                          35º 59'.338                         14º 19'.833                         1 Red every 5 seconds                2NM

C)                          35º 59'.323                         14º 19'.812                         1 Red every 5 seconds                2NM

 

These buoys mark the eastern limit of the 6m depth area between the jetty and shallower area as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

Mariners are to note the above and navigate with extreme caution when approaching this berth on the abovementioned period.

Position in WGS 84 Datum.

Charts affected: BA Chart 211A, 2537, 2538

25th February, 2020


 

 
​​​TRANSPORT MALTA
Local Notice to Mariners No. 21 of 2020

 

Rafting Activities at Mistra Bay, Saint Paul's Bay

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that the St Aloysius College Scout Group will be holding a rafting activity at Mistra Bay, Saint Paul's Bay.

Weather permitting, this activity will be held in the hatched area shown in the chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt) on Saturday, 29th February, 2020, from 9.00 a.m. till 4.00 p.m.

All vessels navigating within the bay are requested to keep a sharp lookout, navigate with caution and at slow speed (no wake), and give the rafts a wide berth.

Charts affected: BA 211B, 211A, 2537 and 2538

 

21st February, 2020

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Notice to Mariners No. 14 of 2020

 

Cancellation of Notice to Mariners No. 45 of 2019 Regarding Tal-Ġordan Lighthouse, Gozo UNLIT

With reference to BA Chart 2537 – Ghawdex (Gozo), Kemmuna (Comino) and the Northern part of Malta, the Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the light of Ġordan Lighthouse in Gozo, flashing 1 every 7.5 seconds, in the following position:

Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

36º 04'.330                 014º 13'.100

 

is now RE-LIT with immediate effect and therefore the Notice to Mariners No. 45 of 2019 is hereby CANCELLED

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

Charts affected: BA 2537, 194, 2123, 2124

 

21st February, 2020



Local Notice to Mariners No. 17 of 2020

 

Diving Surveys in the Grand Harbour – Valletta

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and owners of vessels that diving surveys will be held at Lascaris Wharf (beneath Customs House), Fort St. Angelo and Isla within the Grand Harbour Valletta.

 

The diving surveys will take place between Monday, 17th and Saturday, 29th February, 2020, from 8.00 a.m. till 5.00 p.m.

 

The survey will be carried out by scuba divers and will be accompanied by support vessels "Atlantis II" and "Julie Pearl" displaying the international code of Signals flag "A".

 

The area, hatched on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt), A, B and C is designated as a safety zone, which extends 50m off from the shore.

 

Masters and operators of vessels are advised to keep a sharp lookout, navigate with caution and slow speed when navigating in the above indicated area. They are to comply with instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

14th February, 2020

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 18 of 2020

 

Sailing Regatta in Il-Bajja ta' Marsaxlokk – February 2020

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the Birżebbuġa Sailing Club shall be holding a Regatta for dinghies on Saturday, 15th February, 2020, and Sunday, 16th February, 2020.

 

Races shall be held from 10.00 a.m. till 5.00 p.m. (local time) on both days.

 

Class races shall be held over two (2) adjacent upwind/downwind courses, centered in the selected sailing area depending on the weather conditions at the time. Chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt) is showing areas A, B and C.

 

The courses shall be defined by inflatable marks of about 1.5 meters high around which the competitors shall have to sail.

 

Races will be held when no merchant traffic is scheduled to enter or depart from the Malta Freeport Terminals.

 

Masters of all craft not directly involved in this Sailing Regatta are asked to keep clear of the racing area, especially at each of the turning marks, and observe any instructions that may be given by the Race Organisers safety craft and by Marsaxlokk Port Control (Marsaxlokk VTS) on VHF Channel 14.

 

Charts effected: BA 36, 2538

 

14th February, 2020

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 19 of 2020

 

Repair Works on Il-moll tal-Fekruna Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and the general public that repair works will be carried out on Il-moll tal-Fekruna – Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl.

 

No berthing along the quay is permitted until further notice.

 

Repair works are to start with immediate effect.

 

Masters and vessel operators are instructed to keep a sharp lookout and navigate at very slow speed when navigating in the area.

 

They are to comply with any instructions as given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12.

 

Charts affected: BA 211A, 211B

 

14th February, 2020

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 11 of 2020

 

Live Firing Practice at Pembroke Ranges – 11th and 12th March, 2020 Extended hours

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies that further to Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2019, the Armed Forces of Malta will carry out Live Firing Practice on Wednesday, 11th and Thursday, 12th March, 2020, with extended hours from 6.00 p.m. till 11.00 p.m. (local time).

 

The exercise area (LM-D6) is delineated by sector ABC.

 

From Position A

 

       Latitude (N)        Longitude (E)

 

A     35º 55'.540          014º 28'.320 (Centre point on land),

a radius of 4 nautical miles to points

 

B     35º 59'.460          014º 27'.150 and

C     35º 58'.290          014º 32'.190

 

During the Live Firing Practice Red Flags (approximate size 2.5m x 2m) will be flown from the shore limits. After sunset instead of the Red Flags there will be Red Lights and there will be two safety vessels with blue lights on each side, to indicate the limit. Mariners are warned to keep as a minimum 4 nautical miles off the coast when the flags or safety vessels are sighted.

 

Moreover, any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and the Armed Forces of Malta are to be strictly observed.

 

Charts affected: BA 2538, 2537, 194

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

14th February, 2020

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 12 of 2020

 

Underwater Cable Repairs Malta-Sicily Interconnector Cable

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the interconnector cable repairs will be carried out by vessels M/V Ariadne, M/V Atalanti and M/V Artemis.

 

Weather permitting these repairs are planned to commence on Sunday, 16th February, 2020 along a line between the following coordinates:

 

                                    Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

North extent                36° 33'.278     014° 30'.933

Southern extent           36° 30'.586     014° 31'.088

 

The mentioned vessels are expected to manoeuvre with a slow speed or stationary in the indicated above.

 

The repair work on the Malta-Sicily interconnector cable is expected to be completed by Sunday, 15th March, 2020.

 

M/V Polar King will finalise the repair operation between 18th to the 23rd April, 2020.

 

Since the vessels, will be conducting underwater operations, they will be restricted in their ability to manoeuvre.

Mariners are instructed to navigate with caution when the above mentioned vessels are in sight and maintain a safe distance of 1.0 nautical mile from the vessels.

 

Mariners are also notified to abide by any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Charts affected: BA 194, 2123, 2124, 2537, 2538 and Int. 4301

 

14th February, 2020

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 13 of 2020

 

Cancellation of Notice to Mariners No. 9 of 2020

Re PEACE MED Geophysical survey

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that the PEACE MED – Geophysical survey, has now been completed and therefore the Notice to Mariners No. 9 of 2020, Re – PEACE MED – Geophysical survey is hereby CANCELLED.

 

14th February, 2020



 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 10 of 2020

 

Chart Correction - Beacon Pole on Il-Ġebla ta' Ħajra - Re-Established

 

Reference is made to BA Chart 36 – Marsaxlokk

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the beacon pole on Il-Ġebla ta' Ħajra in position:

 

            Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

            35º 49'.746                 014º 32'.846

 

has been re-established as a South beacon flashing VQ (6)+LFl.10s with a range of 3.5 NM and a height of 3.5m.

 

Temporary East cardinal buoy in position:

 

            Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

            35º 49'.741                 014º 32'.911

 

which was established by Notice to Mariners No. 44 of 2019 has been discontinued.

 

The following Notices to Mariners are therefore cancelled.

 

Notice to Mariners No. 42 of 2019 - Beacon pole on Il-Ġebla ta' Ħajra - Destroyed.

 

Notice to Mariners No. 44 of 2019 - Further to Notice to Mariners No. 42 of 2019 regarding Beacon pole on Il-Ġebla ta' Ħajra - Destroyed.

 

Notice to Mariners No. 46 of 2019 - Correction to Notices to Mariners Nos. 42 and 44 of 2019 re-Beacon pole on Il-Ġebla ta' Ħajra - Destroyed.

 

Chart affected: BA 36

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

31st January, 2020

 


 

 
TRANSPORT MALTA

 
Notice to Mariners No. 8 of 2020

 
Further to Notice to Mariners No. 51 of 2019 
Regarding Archaeological Zones at Sea – Superintendence of Cultural Heritage

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, informs mariners that further to Notice to Mariners No. 51 of 2019 regarding Archaeological Zone at Sea – Superintendence of Cultural Heritage, a new protected site has been established, in line with the Cultural Heritage Act (Cap. 445).

 
As per the Government Gazette dated 8th October, 2019, No. 1261, Cultural Heritage Act 2019 (Cap.455), Article 45, Declaration of Xlendi Underwater Archaeological Park, the following site has been established.

 
Off Xlendi Bay (Gozo)

 
Latitude (N) Longitude (E)

 
A 36º 01’.364 014º 12’.494

 
B 36º 01’.526 014º 12’.628

 
C 36º 01’.637 014º 12’.299

 
A 36º 01’.518 014º 12’.215

 
Drifting vessels and swimming will be allowed.

 
All other information and conditions in Notice to Mariners No. 51 of 2019 will also apply.

 
Chart affected: BA 2537

 
Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 
24th January, 2020

 




 
TRANSPORT MALTA

 
Local Notice to Mariners No. 10 of 2020

 
Use of Il-Moll ta’ Buġibba by Commercial Vessels

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that Il-Moll ta’ Buġibba (Section Marked ‘A’ on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) is to be used solely for the embarkation/disembarkation of passengers by commercial vessels that are duly licensed by the Authority in terms of the Commercial Vessels Regulations.

 
Section B of the breakwater is for use by other vessels for loading/unloading, embarking/disembarking only. Double banking of vessels and unattended vessels for any length of time is not permitted.

 
The Authority also notifies that the slipway adjacent to the breakwater is to be used solely for the launching and recovery of vessels and is to be left unobstructed at all times.
Any owner or operator of a vessel who requires berthing for any other reason must obtain the necessary authorisation, and must remain in attendance with the vessel at all times.

 
This notice is issued in terms of the Berthing Regulations (S.L. 10.30) and without prejudice to other directives, legislation and permits issued by the Authority.

 
Local Notices to Mariners Nos. 46 and 53 of 2014 of Transport Malta are hereby CANCELLED.

 
Chart affected: BA 211

 
17th January, 2020

 

 

 

 
TRANSPORT MALTA

 
Local Notice to Mariners No. 11 of 2020

 
Further to Local Notice to Mariners No. 30 of 2019 Regarding Infrastructure Malta – Ferry Landing in Bormla

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and the general public that further to Local Notice to Mariners No. 30 of 2019 regarding Infrastructure Malta – Ferry Landing in Bormla, the completion date is being extended until end of July 2020.

 
All other information included in Local Notice to Mariners No. 30 of 2019 will remain valid.

 
17th January, 2020

 

 

 

 
TRANSPORT MALTA

 
Local Notice to Mariners No. 12 of 2020 

 
Refurbishment of Slipway adjacent to Cold War Memorial Monument at Birżebbuġa in Il-Bajja ta’ Marsaxlokk

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and the general public that refurbishment work on the slipway adjacent to Cold War Memorial Monument at Birżebbuġa in Il-Bajja ta’ Marsaxlokk will start on Tuesday, 21st January, 2020, until further notice.

 
Mariners are to note that due to the above mentioned refurbishment, all vessels are to keep 20m away from the slipway as shown hatched on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt). A silt curtain will be laid within the mentioned area.
They are to note that the slipway will not be accessible while the works are in progress.

 
Mariners are to note the above and proceed with caution and at a slow speed (no wake) when in the vicinity of the slipway while the refurbishment is being carried out.

 
Chart affected: BA 36

 
17th January, 2020

 

 

 

 
TRANSPORT MALTA

 
Local Notice to Mariners No. 13 of 2020

 
Installation of Snorkelling Trail at Ir-Ramla tal-Mixquqa and at Ir-Ramla ta’ Għajn Tuffieħa

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners and owners of vessels that two snorkelling Trails are set out at Ir-Ramla tal-Mixquqa and Ir-Ramla ta’ Għajn Tuffieħa.

 
The snorkelling trail consists of poles with informative signs attached, which will be fixed to the seabed allowing snorkellers to follow the trail. Some of these poles will be less than 1 metre below the sea surface.

 
In view of the above, mariners and owners of vessels are being advised that two ‘Entry Prohibited’ areas are being established.

 
Ir-Ramla tal-Mixquqa, the area bounded by the points A, B, C, D and the intermediate coastline (shown hatched on chart 1 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt))

 
Point          Latitude (N)       Longitude (E)

 
A          35° 55’.987         014° 20’.672        Shore
B          35° 55’.954         014° 20’.597
C          35° 55’.918         014° 20’.545
D          35° 55’.891         014° 20’.575        Shore

 
Ir-Ramla ta’ Għajn Tuffieħa the area bounded by the points W, X, Y, Z and the intermediate coastline (shown hatched on chart 2 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)):

 
Point          Latitude (N)       Longitude (E)

 
W          35° 55’.681         014° 20’.605        Shore
X          35° 55’.739         014° 20’.559
Y          35° 55’.735         014° 20’.525
Z          35° 55’.719         014° 20’.503        Shore

 
Masters of vessels are to note the above and give the enclosed area a wide berth when navigating in the vicinity.

 
Local Notice to Mariners No. 80 of 2016 of Transport Malta is hereby CANCELLED.

 
Charts affected: BA 2537, 2538

 
17th January, 2020

 

 

 

 
TRANSPORT MALTA

 
Notice to Mariners No. 7 of 2020

 
Live firing practice at Pembroke Ranges – 22nd and 23rd January, 2020 – Extended hours

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that further to Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2019, the Armed Forces of Malta will carry out Live Firing Practice on Wednesday, 22nd and Thursday, 23rd January, 2020, with extended hours between 6.00 p.m. and 11.00 p.m. (Local Time).

 
The exercise area (LM-D6) is delineated by sector ABC.

 
From Position A

 
Latitude (N) Longitude (E)

 
A 35º 55’.540 014º 28’.320 (Centre point on land),

 
a radius of 4 nautical miles to points

 
B 35º 59’.460 014º 27’.150 and
C 35º 58’.290 014º 32’.190

 
During the live firing practice red flags (approximate size 2.5m x 2m) will be flown from the shore limits. After sunset instead of the red flags there will be red lights and there will be two safety vessels with blue lights on each side, to indicate the limit. Mariners are warned to keep as a minimum 4 nautical miles off the coast when the flags or safety vessels are sighted.

 

 
Moreover, any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (VTS) on VHF channel 12 and the Armed Forces of Malta are to be strictly observed.

 

 
Charts affected: BA 2538, 2537, 194

 
Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 
17th January, 2020

 





Transport Malta

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 5 of 2020

 

Speed Restricted in Close Proximity to Small Craft, Mooring Areas and Marinas

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, reminds mariners, boaters and operators of commercial vessels of the importance of proceeding at a safe speed at all times subject to the prevailing circumstances and conditions and with extra caution and slow speed when operating and manoeuvering in close proximity to small craft, mooring areas and Marinas. Mariners are also reminded on the importance of keeping a proper lookout at all times.

 

The following still apply:

 

1) In terms of the Yachting Centres Regulations (SL499.10) the speed limit in the approaches to and fairways near yachting centres, Marinas and mooring areas shall be a maximum of 3 knots;

 

2) Further to the Ports Regulations (SL499.01) and the Small Ships Regulations (SL 499.52) it is determined that within the other areas of the ports of Valletta, Marsamxett and Mġarr (Gozo) mariners are to proceed at a maximum speed of 5 knots and keeping wash as a minimum. In other ports and harbours, within 300m from the foreshore of a sandy beach and within 200m from other part of the foreshore are to proceed at a speed which is not in excess of 10 knots; and

 

3) When Speed Marker Buoys (IALA Special Mark) are sighted, speed as indicated on buoy is not to be exceeded.

 

Operators of Commercial Vessels are further requested to contact and inform the Valletta VTS on VHF Channel 12 prior to proceeding on Harbour Cruises within the Ports and also inform the respective Marina Operator on VHF Channel 13 when navigating within creeks and marina fairways.

 

Notice to Mariners No. 107 of 2011 and Local Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2015 of Transport Malta are hereby CANCELLED.  

 

14th January, 2020

 

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 6 of 2020

 

Entry Restriction in St. George's Bay – St Julian's

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that with immediate effect a restricted area for commercial vessels of twelve (12) metres in length overall and over, is being established in St George's Bay, St Julian's.

 

The restricted area is delineated by the imaginary line A to B, on the shore either side of the bay (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) and the sea area South West of the line.

 

            Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

A         35° 55'.666                 014° 29'.461

 

B         35° 55'.593                 014° 29'.518

 

Operators of commercial vessels of twelve (12) metres in length overall and over, are to anchor outside the imaginary line AB and safely disembark any passengers by using duly authorised smaller vessels.

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 9 of 2016 of Transport Malta is hereby CANCELLED.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

14th January, 2020

 

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 7 of 2020

 

Safe Distance from Diver's Flags Signal

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, reminds mariners to keep a sharp lookout and navigate at safe speed at all times.

 

They are to give a wide berth of not less than 100m from signal buoys or vessels that carry either a diver down (Alpha flag) and the diver's flag (red with diagonal white stripe), as found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt), when these are sighted, and to navigate at slow speed.

 

They are also reminded that they are not to exceed the speed limit of 10 knots when navigating within 200m from rocky shores and within 300m from sandy beaches.

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 18 of 2017 of Transport Malta is hereby CANCELLED.

 

14th January, 2020

 

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 8 of 2020

 

Noise Levels on Board Commercial Vessels

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta reminds all operators, masters and crew of commercial vessels of the provisions of the Code of Practice for the Safety of Commercial Vessels dealing with noise and music on board such commercial vessels. These provisions are there to safeguard the safety of navigation and operations of the vessel by ensuring that all communications on board are not impaired at any time; and also take into consideration the social and environmental obligations by ensuring that no nuisance is caused especially in areas which are noise sensitive. These provisions are to be complied with at all times.

 

Furthermore, all operators, masters and crew are hereby being notified that, with immediate effect, the organisation of boat parties is subject to a prior No Objection from Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) to enter any port, harbour or bay.

 

This No Objection has to be applied for 24 hours prior to the activity and the following conditions have to be observed:

 

1. The required permits to hold the activity must be in hand and submitted to the Authority.

 

2. The name of the Master and that of a second contact person, together with their contact numbers on board, must be provided to the Authority.

 

3. Noise levels to be kept at a level that does not cause any nuisance to others in the vicinity, apart from not impairing any communications. To be complied with at all times.

 

4. Music must stop by 11.00 p.m.

 

Further restrictions may apply to locations in close proximity to residential or environmentally sensitive areas.

 

Operators, masters and crew are to keep watch on VHF Channel 12 and cooperate with the enforcement officers in the area and with the Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) and comply with any and all instructions and directions given.

 

Enforcement action will be taken accordingly in the event of any non-compliance.

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 34 of 2017 of Transport Malta is hereby CANCELLED.

 

14th January, 2020

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 9 of 2020

 

Geophysical survey off Ponta tat-Tawwalija, Dellimara

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and owners of vessels that a Geophysical survey will be held off Ponta tat-Tawwalija, Dellimara.

 

Divers will be deployed during the survey which will be carried out within the area A, B, C and D, as shown hatched on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

            Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 49'.429     014º 33'.722

B         35º 49'.241     014º 34'.066

C         35º 49'.379     014º 34'.174

D         35º 49'.570     014º 33'.811

 

Weather permitting, the survey will commence on Tuesday, 14th January, 2020, and is expected to be completed by Sunday, 26th January, 2020. The survey will start at 7.30 a.m. and stop by 5.00 p.m. everyday.

 

During the survey the vessel SIMO will assist the divers and will be displaying the International Code of Signals Flag 'A' and 'D' as it will also have restricted manoeuvrability.

 

 

Mariners and operators of vessels are advised to keep a sharp lookout and give the above mentioned vessel a wide berth as it will have restricted manoeuvrability.

 

Instructions given by Marsaxlokk Port Control (Marsaxlokk VTS) on VHF Channel 14 are to be complied with.

 

Charts affected: BA 36, 2538

 

14th January, 2020

 

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 6 of 2020

 

Further to Notice to Mariners No. 73 of 2019 Regarding Small Sunken Vessel in Il-Bajja ta' Marsaxlokk

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, informs mariners that further to Notice to Mariners No. 73 of 2019 regarding Small sunken vessel in Il-Bajja ta' Marsaxlokk, a wreck marker buoy has been established in position:

 

Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

35° 50'.287                 014° 32'.752

 

The buoy has a blue and yellow light flashing alternately (2) 3 Seconds, 1 second blue, 1 second yellow every 3 seconds and has a range of 2NM.

 

All other information in Notice to Mariners No. 73 of 2019 will remain valid.

 

Notice to Mariners No. 3 of 2020 of Transport Malta is hereby CANCELLED.

 

Chart affected: BA 36

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

14th January, 2020

 

 


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 1 of 2020

Cumulative List of Local Notices to Mariners for 2020

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that the following Local Notices to Mariners are still in force:

 

1. Local Notice to Mariners No. 40 of 2018

Re: Conduct of Small Craft inside Maltese Harbours

 

2. Local Notice to Mariners No. 121 of 2018

Re: Underwater hazard at Ir-Ramla ta' Għajn Tuffieħa

 

3. Local Notice to Mariners No. 122 of 2018

Re: Land Reclamation and Construction Works in Gżira – Marsamxett Harbour

 

4. Local Notice to Mariners No. 9 of 2019

Re: Infrastructure Malta works in various localities in Malta and Gozo

 

5. Local Notice to Mariners Nos. 12, 17 and 26 of 2019

Re: Dredging at Mġarr Harbour – Gozo

 

6. Local Notice to Mariners No. 13 of 2019

Re: Infrastructure Malta works at Mġarr Harbour – Gozo

 

7. Local Notice to Mariners Nos. 35 and 156 of 2019

Re: Temporary mooring of several fish farm cages at Il-Bajja ta' Marsaxlokk

 

8. Local Notice to Mariners No. 93 of 2019

Re: Misuse of distress signals

 

9. Local Notice to Mariners No. 131 of 2019

Re: Long term maintenance repairs – Marsaxlokk Harbour – Malta Freeport Terminals Ltd

 

10. Local Notice to Mariners Nos. 141 and 145 of 2019

Re: Repair works on slipway and adjacent quay in Birżebbuġa

 

10th January, 2020

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2020

 

Restricted Areas round Malta due to Danger of Falling Rocks

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, would like to bring to the attention of all mariners the danger of falling rocks in caves and from cliff faces, due to the geological structure of the Maltese Islands.

 

The following areas (shown hatched on charts found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) are restricted to both vessels and swimmers and should be avoided:

 

Il-Ponta ta' Dellimara – The area bounded by the imaginary line A to B and the intermediate coastline, as shown on chart 1 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

            Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 49'.430                 014º 33'.381

B         35º 49'.165                 014º 33'.539

 

Blue Grotto limits of Wied iż-Żurrieq – The area bounded by the imaginary line A to B and the intermediate coastline, as shown on chart 2 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

            Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 49'.272                 014º 27'.415

B         35º 49'.307                 014º 27'.455

 

Il-Veċċja – Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl – The area bounded by the imaginary line A to B and the intermediate coastline, as shown on chart 3 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

            Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 56'.833                 014º 23'.492

B         35º 56'.858                 014º 23'.495

 

Il-Qala tal-Għażżelin – Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl – The area bounded by the imaginary line A to B and the intermediate coastline, as shown on chart 4 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

            Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 56'.967                 014º 24'.121

B         35º 56'.964                 014º 24'.129

 

Il-Ponta taż-Żonqor – Il-Bajja ta' Marsaskala – The area bounded by the imaginary line A to B to C and the intermediate coastline, as shown on chart 5 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

            Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 52'.001                 014º 34'.291

B         35º 52'.004                 014º 34'.334

C         35º 52'.017                 014º 34'.368

 

Dawret ix-Xatt – Xghajra – The area bounded by the imaginary line A to B to C and the intermediate coastline, as shown on chart 6 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

            Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 53'.129                 014º 33'.148

B         35º 53'.121                 014º 33'.152

C         35º 53'.113                 014º 33'.158

 

Il-Munxar, Marsaskala – The area bounded by the imaginary line A to B and the intermediate coastline, as shown on chart 7 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

            Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 50'.970                 014º 34'.300

B         35º 50'.677                 014º 34'.067

 

Il-Bajja tal-Ġnejna – The area bounded by the imaginary line A to B and the intermediate coastline, as shown on chart 8 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

            Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 55'.325                 014º 20'.643

B         35º 55'.310                 014º 20'.644

 

Tignè – The area bounded by the imaginary line A to B and the intermediate coastline, as shown on chart 9 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

            Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 54'.507                 014º 30'.720

B         35º 54'.493                 014º 30'.732

 

Xrob l-Għaġin Il-Ħoffriet – The area bounded by the imaginary line A to B to C and the intermediate coastline and the imaginary line D to E to F and the intermediate coastline, as shown on chart 10 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

            Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 50'.313                 014º 33'.722

B         35º 50'.267                 014º 33'.766

C         35º 50'.248                 014º 33'.831

D         35º 50'.344                 014º 33'.761

E          35º 50'.323                 014º 33'.824

F          35º 50'.298                 014º 33'.843

 

Il-Bajja ta' San Tumas – The area bounded by the imaginary line A to B to C to D and the intermediate coastline, as shown on chart 11 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

            Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 51'.320                 014º 34'.041

B         35º 51'.340                 014º 34'.113

C         35º 51'.420                 014º 34'.142

D         35º 51'.426                 014º 34'.231

 

Il-Għar Ghana – Kemmuna – The area bounded by the imaginary line A to B and the intermediate coastline, as shown on chart 12 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

            Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

A         36º 01'.106                 014º 19'.469

B         36º 01'.100                 014º 19'.495

 

L-Imgiebaħ – Il-Bajja tal-Mellieħa - The area bounded by the imaginary line A to B and the intermediate coastline, as shown on chart 13 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

            Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 58'.132                 014º 22'.841

B         35º 58'.089                 014º 22'.889

 

Għar Lapsi – The area bounded by the imaginary line A to B to C to D and the intermediate coastline, as shown on chart 14 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

            Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 49'.639                 014º 25'.464

B         35º 49'.640                 014º 25'.497

C         35º 49'.615                 014º 25'.523

D         35º 49'.614                 014º 25'.528

 

Il-Golf l-Abjad – Ħaż-Żabbar – The area bounded by the imaginary line A to B and the intermediate coastline, as shown on chart 15 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

            Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 52'.891                 014º 33'.450

B         35º 52'.888                 014º 33'.503

 

Qarraba Bay – The area bounded by the imaginary line A to B to C and the intermediate coastline, as shown on chart 16 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

            Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 55'.586                 014º 20'.509

B         35º 55'.601                 014º 20'.570

C         35º 55'.582                 014º 20'.609

 

Il-Forti Ricasoli – The area bounded by the imaginary line A to B and the intermediate coastline, as shown on chart 17 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

            Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 53'.887                 014º 31'.617

B         35º 53'.861                 014º 31'.688

 

Id-Daħla tar-Rinella – The area bounded by the imaginary line A to B and the intermediate coastline, as shown on chart 18 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

            Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 53'.697                 014º 31'.610

B         35º 53'.666                 014º 31'.621

 

Mariners are informed that a rope supported by black and white buoys may be placed along all the imaginary lines mentioned above.

 

This Local Notice to Mariners is to replace Local Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2019 which is hereby CANCELLED.

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and owners of vessels that the above list is not comprehensive as others may be added at a later stage.

 

Mariners are to give special attention when entering any cave and to keep at a safe distance from cliff faces all round the Maltese Islands.

 

Charts affected: BA 36, 177, 194, 211A, 211B, 1537, 2538.

 

10th January, 2020

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 3 of 2020

Berthing and Mooring of Vessels along Breakwaters, Jetties and Slipways

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and users of sea craft that jetties, wharves and quays are to be used solely for the loading/unloading and the embarkation/disembarkation of passengers and otherwise to be kept clear.

 

Slipways are to be used solely for the launching and recovery of vessels and are to be left unobstructed at all times.

 

Double banking of vessels unattended and unmanned alongside such landing places for any length of time is not permitted.

 

Any owner or operator of a vessel who requires berthing or secure/remain alongside for any other reason must obtain the necessary authorisation or permit from the Authority and comply with the stipulated conditions.

 

Failure to comply with the above notice may result in administrative or legal action as applicable.

 

This notice is issued in terms of the Berthing Regulations SL (10:30) and without prejudice to other directives, legislation and permits issued by the Authority.

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 51 of 2014 of Transport Malta is hereby CANCELLED.

 

10th January, 2020

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 4 of 2020

Repair works on the Quay at Il-Bajja tal-Balluta in Il-Bajja ta' San Ġiljan

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and the general public that repair works will be carried out on the quay at Il-Bajja tal-Balluta in Il-Bajja ta' San Ġiljan.

 

The works will start on Monday, 13th January, 2020, and are expected to be completed by Tuesday, 31st March, 2020.

 

The vessels MV Gold Dredger and MV Goldfinder will be used during the works.

 

A silt curtain will be laid along the imaginary line joining points A, B, C and D (approximately 10m from quay) as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Owners of vessels that are moored or have a mooring within the area of 10 metres from the quay, are to remove such moorings and associated ground tackle with an immediate effect and not later than Sunday,12th January, 2020.

 

Any vessels and moorings that are left in this area will be removed at the expense of the owner. No liability whatsoever will be accepted by the Authority for any damage that may be caused while removing the said vessels and moorings.

 

The quay cannot be used during this period due to the silt curtain. Masters and vessel operators are instructed to give way to the above mentioned vessels. They are to keep a sharp lookout and navigate at very slow speed (no wake) during the above mentioned dates.

 

All vessel operators are to comply with any instructions as given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

10th January, 2020

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Notice to Mariners No. 1 of 2020

Cumulative List of Notices to Mariners for 2020

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that the following Notices to Mariners are still in force.

 

1. Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2019

Re: Live firing practice at Pembroke Ranges

 

2. Notice to Mariners No. 27 of 2019

Re: Fitting of Automatic Identification System (AIS) Equipment on commercial vessels employed in diving activities and access to historic wrecks

 

3. Notice to Mariners No. 39 of 2019

Re: Works in progress – Breakwater at Il-Ponta tal-Qrejten in Il-Bajja ta' Marsaxlokk

 

4. Notice to Mariners No. 41 of 2019

Re: Conservation Areas around Wrecks – Updated May 2019

 

5. Notice to Mariners Nos. 42, 44 and 46 of 2019

Re: Beacon pole on Il-Ġebla ta' Ħajra – Destroyed

 

6. Notice to Mariners No. 45 of 2019

Re: Giordan Lighthouse, Gozo – UNLIT

 

7. Notice to Mariners No. 51 of 2019

Re: Archaeological Zones at sea – Superintendence of Cultural Heritage

 

8. Notice to Mariners No. 57 of 2019

Re: Interference to the Global Navigational Satellite Service (GNSS)

 

10th January, 2020

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2020

Information and Promulgation of Notices to Mariners

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, advises the public in general, local councils, government agencies, mariners and entities along the foreshore that the Chief Officer and Harbour Master is to be notified as early as possible when new or suspected dangers to navigation are discovered or any changes to aids to navigation are observed within the territorial and internal waters of Malta, in any port and in the land and sea approaches to any port, and on wharves.

The above also applies when corrections to navigational charts or publications would appear to be necessary in relation to depths, navigational aids, facilities and other matters affecting the safety of navigation and shipping in general within the territorial and navigable waters of Malta.

In the case of pre-planned activities, including works along the foreshore or within the territorial and internal waters and ports and the approaches thereto, the Chief Officer and Harbour Master is to be notified by not later than seven (7) working days prior to the date of the intended activity. This is to ensure that, if required, relevant Notices to Mariners are issued and promulgated through the Government Gazette in a timely manner and in conformity with legal requirements.

 

Observations are to be reported to:

 

Preferably via Valletta Ports Vessel Traffic Service (VALLETTA VTS)

Hours of Service: 24/7

Tel: (+356) 2291 4491/2

Email: (vts.tm@transport.gov.mt)

VHF: Channel 12/14/16

 

Port Operations

Tel: (+356) 2291 4413

Email: (portoperations.tm@transport.gov.mt)

 

Hydrographic Office

Tel: (+356) 2291 4430

Email: (hydrography.tm@transport.gov.mt)

 

Transport Malta − Ports and Yachting Directorate

Tel: (+356) 2122 2203

Email: (info.tm@transport.gov.mt)

 

Correspondence is to be addressed to:

 

The Chief Officer/Harbour Master

Transport Malta

Malta Transport Centre

Triq Pantar

Ħal Lija LJA 2021

Malta

 

Mariners are further reminded that Weather Bulletin and Navigational Warnings are issued daily by Malta Radio (9HD) Maritime Coast Radio Station on VHF, MF/RT.

Further details regarding transmissions may be obtained from Malta Radio on:

 

Tel: (+356) 2249 4201/2/3/4/5/6

Fax: (+356) 2180 9860

Email: (opsroom.afm@gov.mt) or (rccmalta@gov.mt) 

 

Notice to Mariners No. 13 of 2017 is hereby cancelled.

 

Charts affected: BA 2537, 2538

 

10th January, 2020

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 3 of 2020

 

Further to Notice to Mariners No. 73 of 2019 Regarding Small Sunken Vessel in Il-Bajja ta' Marsaxlokk

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, informs mariners that further to Notice to Mariners No. 73 of 2019 regarding small sunken vessel in Il-Bajja ta' Marsaxlokk, a wreck marker buoy has been established in position:

 

            Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

            36º 49'.741     014º 32'.911

 

The buoy has a blue and yellow light flashing alternately (2) 3 seconds, 1 second blue, 1 second yellow every 3 seconds and has a range of 2NM.

 

All other information in Notice to Mariners No. 73 of 2019 will remain valid.

 

Chart affected: BA 36

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

10th January, 2020

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 4 of 2020

 

Chart Correction – Wreck Buoy in Il-Bajja ta'

Marsaxlokk

 

Reference is made to BA Chart 36 – Marsaxlokk

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners of the following changes in Il-Bajja ta' Marsaxlokk.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Latitude (N)                  Longitude (E)

 

           

1) Delete symbol:       wreck buoy - close to position:     (a) 35º 49'.803                 014º 32'.155

                                                                       

2) Delete legend:        Fl.Y.4s - close to position:             (a) above

           

 

3) Insert legend           5.8 - close to position:                   (a) above

    (least depth)

 

 

Chart affected: BA Chart 36

 

Positions referred to: WGS 84 Datum

 

10th January, 2020

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 5 of 2020

 

Live firing practice at Pembroke Ranges – 16th January, 2020 - Extended hours

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that further to Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2019, the Armed Forces of Malta will carry out Live Firing Practice on Thursday, 16th January, 2020, with extended hours between 6.00 p.m. and 11.00 p.m. (Local Time).

 

The exercise area (LM-D6) is delineated by sector ABC.

 

From Position A

 

            Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 55'.540     014º 28'.320 (Centre point on land),

 

a radius of 4 Nautical miles to points

 

B         35º 59'.460     014º 27'.150 and

C         35º 58'.290     014º 32'.190

 

During the live firing practice red flags (approximate size 2.5m x 2m) will be flown from the shore limits. After sunset instead of the red flags there will be red lights and there will be two safety vessels with blue lights on each side, to indicate the limit. Mariners are warned to keep as a minimum 4 nautical miles off the coast when the flags or safety vessels are sighted.

 

Moreover, any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (VTS) on VHF channel 12 and the Armed Forces of Malta are to be strictly observed.

 

Charts affected: BA 2538, 2537, 194

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

10th January, 2020


 


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Notice to Mariners No. 74 of 2019

 

ROV Survey of the Malta-Sicily Interconnector Submarine Cable

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that a survey will be carried out with the use of a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). This survey will be carried out by the vessel M/V Polar King and her ancillary equipment.

 

Weather permitting, the survey is planned to commence on Sunday, 5th January, 2020, in the line between the following coordinates:

 

North              

extent              Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

                        36° 37'.775     14° 32'.542

 

Southern

extent              36° 27' .505    14° 32' .270

 

This part of the survey is expected to take 2 days.

 

The ROV survey will then continue along the following route (as shown on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)):

 

Turning Point             Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

1 (Malta –                   35° 56'.560     014° 26'.960

   Qalet Marku)

2                                  35° 56'.710     014° 27'.020

3                                  35° 56'.810     014° 27'.000

4                                  35° 57'.390     014° 27'.220

5                                  35° 57'.700     014° 27'.260

6                                  35° 59'.450     014° 29'.360

7                                  36° 02'.550     014° 30'.630

8                                  36° 12'.640     014° 33'.280

9                                  36° 22'.910     014° 33'.900

10                                36° 30'.980     014° 30'.820

11                                36° 35'.040     014° 30'.800

12                                36° 39'.640     014° 34'.400

13 (Sicily – Marina     36° 46'.650     014° 34'.240

     di Ragusa)

 

Weather permitting, this is expected to be completed by Tuesday, 21st January, 2020.

 

Since the vessel will be towing an ROV, she will be restricted in her ability to manoeuvre.

 

Mariners are instructed to navigate with caution when the above mentioned vessel is sighted and maintain a safe distance of 0.5 nautical miles from the vessels.

 

Mariners are also notified to abide by any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Charts Affected: BA 194, 2123, 2124, 2537, 2538 and Int. 4301

 

3rd January, 2020

 


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 172 of 2019

Fireworks Display in Rinella Bay, Kalkara – The Grand Harbour

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that fireworks will be let off in Rinella Bay, Kalkara – The Grand Harbour (shown as point A on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)), on the date and times as follows:

On Sunday, 29th December, 2019, from 8.00 a.m. till noon.

 

In view of the above, mariners are informed to give a wide berth of 200 metres in Rinella Bay, Kalkara (as shown on point A on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)).

 

Mariners and owners of vessels are to take note of the above and are not to leave any vessel within the 200m area on the abovementioned date and time.

 

They are to comply with instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and any enforcement agency in the area.

 

Chart Affected: BA 177

 

20th December, 2019


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 169 of 2019

Amendment to Local Notice to Mariners No. 164 of 2019 - Cable Laying between Malta (Il-Ramla tal-Mixquqa) and Gozo (Ras il-Ħobż)

 

Reference is made to Local Notice to Mariners No. 164 of 2019.

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the completion date for the cable laying has been extended up to Friday 31st January 2020.

 

Local Notice to Mariners No 164 of 2019 is to be amended accordingly.

 

All other information mentioned in Local Notice to Mariners No. 164 of 2019 will remain.

 

Charts affected: BA 211, 2537, 2538

 

17th December, 2019

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 170 of 2019

 

Amendment to Local Notice to Mariners No. 166 of 2019 - Euromed Sailing Championship 2019 – Mellieħa Bay

 

Reference is made to Local Notice to Mariners No. 166 of 2019.

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the Euromed Sailing Championship 2019 in Mellieħa Bay will be held between Thursday, 19th December, 2019, and Sunday, 22nd December, 2019, and not as stated in the Local Notice to Mariners No. 166 of 2019.

 

All other information in Local Notice to Mariners No. 166 of 2019 will remain valid.

 

Charts affected: BA 211A, 2537, 2538

 

17th December, 2019

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 171 of 2019

 

Geotechnical Investigation in the Grand Harbour, Valletta

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that Infrastructure Malta will be carrying out Geotechnical Investigation in different areas within the Grand Harbour, Valletta. The investigation will commence on Monday, 16th December, 2019, and be completed by Friday, 28th February, 2020.

 

The work consists of geotechnical investigation in areas 1, 2, 3 and 4 (as shown on chart on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt) and will be carried out from flat barges.

 

The works will be coordinated by the Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS), the Traffic Management Unit (TMU) at Transport Malta and the contractor on site.

 

Masters and operators of vessels are advised to keep a sharp lookout, navigate with caution and slow speed (no wake) and give the indicated areas a wide berth. They are to comply with any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and any enforcement agency on site.

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 163 of 2019 - Geotechnical Investigation in the Grand Harbour, Valletta is hereby CANCELLED.

 

Charts affected: BA 177, 2537, 2538

 

17th December, 2019

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 73 of 2019

 

Small Sunken Vessel in Il-Bajja ta' Marsaxlokk

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that a small vessel has sunk in Il-Bajja ta' Marsaxlokk centered on the following position:

 

Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

 

35° 50'.287                 014° 32'.752

 

The highest part of the vessel is just below the surface.

 

Masters of vessels navigating in the area are warned of this danger to give a wide berth and navigate with caution when in the vicinity.

 

Position is referred to WGS 84 DATUM.

 

Chart affected: BA 36

 

12th December, 2019

 

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 166 of 2019

 

Euromed Sailing Championship 2019 – Mellieħa Bay

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the Malta Young Sailors Club will be holding the Euromed Sailing Championship 2019, between Thursday, 19th December, 2019, and Saturday 21st December, 2019.

 

The activity will take place in Mellieħa Bay and approaches, in an area delineated by the imaginary lines A to B and B to C as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Inflatable marker buoys shall be laid between 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. daily during the three (3) days of the event.

 

The race management will be using VHF Channel 72 as a working channel with VHF Channel 71 as a reserve channel. As far as reasonably practicable, local traffic is requested to avoid these channels during the events.

 

All vessels not involved in the activity are to keep well clear from the competing boats and follow any instructions given by the race officials and support vessels.

 

Mariners are to note the above and give the area indicated a wide berth. They are further instructed to give the right of way to the participants. Any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 and any enforcement agency on site are to be complied with.

 

Chart affected: BA 211A, 2538, 2537

 

12th December, 2019

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 167 of 2019

 

Christmas Charity Swim at Il-Bajja ta' San Ġiljan

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that a Christmas charity swim will be held on Sunday, 29th December, 2019. The swim is estimated to commence at 9.30 a.m. and will finish at approximately 12.30 p.m. local time.

 

The Christmas charity swim will be held in Il-Bajja ta' San Ġiljan. The swimmers will start from off the pier by Independence Garden (point A), swim to an inflatable billboard (point B) and return to point A as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Support vessels will accompany the participating swimmers.

 

If the weather conditions are not good for the swim to take place, it will instead be held near the Neptunes waterpolo club on the same date and time. In this case the swimmers will jump from the southern part of the Neptunes waterpolo club (point C) and swim towards the billboard (point D) which will be placed on the rocks near the railings to indicate the exit point.

 

Mariners are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate well clear of the area during the stipulated date and time, giving the swimmers a wide berth. They are to comply with any instructions as communicated by the Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12, support vessels and any enforcement agency in the area.

 

Charts affected: BA 177, 2538

 

12th December, 2019

 

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 168 of 2019

 

Cancellation of Local Notice to Mariners No. 54 of 2019 Regarding  Underwater Hazard alongside Quay at Ħondoq ir-Rummien Bay – Gozo

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies that the Underwater Hazard alongside Quay at Ħondoq ir-Rummien Bay – Gozo has been removed.

 

Therefore Local Notice to Mariners No. 54 of 2019 – re underwater hazard alongside quay at Ħondoq ir-Rummien Bay – Gozo, is hereby CANCELLED.

 

Chart affected: BA 211

 

12th December, 2019

 

 

 


 


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 165 of 2019

 

Cancellation of Local Notice to Mariners No. 154 of 2019 Regarding PEACE MED Shallow

Water Geophysical Survey

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that the PEACE MED – shallow water geophysical survey has been completed.

 

Therefore, Local Notice to Mariners No. 154 of 2019 – re – PEACE MED – Shallow water geophysical survey is hereby CANCELLED.

 

10th December, 2019

 


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 162 of 2019

 

Cancellation of Local Notice to Mariners No. 118 of 2019 regarding Repair of damaged Jetty at Marsaxlokk

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies that the repair works on the Jetty at Marsaxlokk have been completed.

 

Therefore, Local Notice to Mariners No. 118 of 2019 - re - Repair of damaged Jetty at Marsaxlokk is hereby CANCELLED.

 

6th December, 2019

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 163 of 2019

 

Geotechnical Investigation in the Grand Harbour, Valletta

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners that Infrastructure Malta will be carrying out a Geotechnical Investigation in different areas within the Grand Harbour, Valletta. The investigation will commence on Friday, 6th December, 2019, and be completed by Friday, 28th February, 2020.

 

The work consists of a geotechnical investigation in areas 1, 2, 3 and 4 (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) and will be carried out from flat barges.

 

Area                                        Start Date                                            Completion Date

 

1                                              Thursday, 2nd January, 2020             Thursday, 30th January, 2020

 

2                                              Monday, 20th January, 2020              Friday, 28th February, 2020

 

3                                              Monday, 23rd December, 2019          Sunday, 5th January, 2020

 

4                                              Friday, 6th December, 2019               Tuesday, 31st December, 2019

 

 

The works will be coordinated by the Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS), the Traffic Management Unit (TMU) at Transport Malta and the contractor on site.

Masters and operators of vessels are advised to keep a sharp lookout, navigate with caution and slow speed (no wake) and give the indicated areas a wide berth. They are to comply with any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and any enforcement agency on site.

 

Charts affected: BA 177,2537, 2538

 

6th December, 2019

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 164 of 2019

 

Cable Laying between Malta (Il-Ramla tal-Mixquqa) and Gozo (Ras il-Ħobż)

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that a cable will be laid out between Malta (Ir-Ramla tal-Mixquqa) and Gozo (Ras il-Ħobż).

 

The cable will be laid out by the cable laying vessel Teliri along the route from A to B as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt). This laying will start on Friday, 6th December, 2019, and is expected to be completed by Friday, 14th December, 2019.

 

Position                       Latitude (N)                            Longitude (E)

 

A                                 35° 56'.060                             014° 20'.626               Malta (Il-Ramla tal-Mixquqa)

 

B                                 36° 00'.957                             014° 16'.769               Gozo (Ras il-Ħobż)

 

 

During the cable laying operation divers will be deployed.

 

Mariners and operators of sea craft are advised to keep a sharp lookout and proceed at slow speed while navigating in the above areas. They are to give the cable laying vessel Teliri a wide berth of at least 1.5 km as she will be restricted in manoeuvrability.

 

Moreover, they are requested to comply with instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Charts affected: BA 211, 2537, 2538

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

6th December, 2019

 


 

Notice to Mariners No. 72 of 2019

 

Maritime Exercise by the Armed Forces of Malta

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the Armed Forces of Malta shall conduct a maritime exercise on Thursday, 5th December, 2019, from 6.30 a.m. till 4.00 p.m. (5.30 a.m. till 3.00 p.m. UTC).

 

The maritime exercise will be held within the area joining the points A, B, C and D as shown hatched in red on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Position          Latitude (N)   Longitude (E)

 

A                     36º 07'.000    014º 30'.000

B                     36º 07'.000    014º 36'.000

C                     35º 57'.000    014º 36'.000

D                     35º 57'.000    014º 30'.000

 

If due to inclement weather conditions the maritime exercise cannot be carried out in the above mentioned area, it will be held within the area joining the points, W, X, Y and Z as shown hatched in blue on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt), on the same date and time.

 

Position          Latitude (N)   Longitude (E)

 

W                    35º 57'.000    014º 12'.000

X                     35º 57'.000    014º 18'.000

Y                     35º 55'.000    014º 18'.000

Z                     35º 55'.000    014º 12'.000

 

In view of the above all vessels in the vicinity of the exercise areas must proceed with caution, they are advised to give the exercise areas a wide berth and comply with all instructions given by AFM craft patrolling the area, Malta VTS (Malta Coastal Station) on VHF Channel 69 and Valletta VTS (Valletta Port Control) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Charts affected: BA 194, 2124, 2537 and 2538

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

4th December, 2019


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 160 of 2019

 

Santa Swimming Event in Marsamxett Harbour

 

The  Ports  and  Yachting  Directorate,  Transport  Malta,  notifies  that  a  Santa  Swimming event will be held on Sunday, 8th December, 2019. The swimming event is estimated to commence at 10.00 a.m. and will finish at approximately noon local time.

 

The Santa Swimming event will start from the Grand Hotel Excelsior Marina point A, to Manoel Island point B, then to Ta' Xbiex Waterpolo club point C and finally back to the Grand Hotel Excelsior Marina point A, as shown on chart on Transport Malta (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Support vessels will accompany the participating swimmers.

 

Mariners are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate well clear of the area during the stipulated date and time, giving the swimmers a wide berth. They are to comply with any instructions  as  communicated  by  the  Valletta  Port  Control  (Valletta  VTS)  on  VHF Channel 12 and any enforcement agencies in the area.

 

Charts affected: BA 177, 2538

 

3rd December, 2019

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 161 of 2019

 

Diving Survey at Ċirkewwa Breakwater

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that, weather permitting, a diving survey of the Ċirkewwa breakwater armour and adjacent armour next to Berth 3 will be held on Thursday, 5th December, 2019.

 

In view of the above a wide berth is to be given to the above mentioned areas.

 

Chart affected: BA 211

 

3rd December, 2019


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 
Local Notice to Mariners No. 157 of 2019

 
Seabed Diving Survey at Il-Magħluq in Il-Bajja ta’ Marsaxlokk

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that a seabed diving survey will be carried out in the area (as shown hatched on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)), at Il-Magħluq in Il-Bajja ta’ Marsaxlokk.

 
The survey will start on Monday, 2nd December, 2019, and will be completed by Wednesday, 15th January, 2020.

 
Masters and operators of vessels are advised to keep a sharp lookout, navigate with caution and slow speed (no wake) when navigating close to the above indicated area. They are to give the above area a wide berth of at least 50m.

 
They are also to comply with instructions given by Marsaxlokk Port Control (Marsaxlokk VTS) on VHF Channel 14.

 
Chart affected BA 36

 
Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 
29th November, 2019

 

 

 

 
TRANSPORT MALTA

 
Local Notice to Mariners No. 158 of 2019

 
Ground Fireworks Next to Dock 1 – Cospicua

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies that a ground fireworks display in connection with the feast of Our Lady of Conception will be let off from along the edge of Dock 1 in Cospicua as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 
The display will be held on Saturday 7th December, 2019, from 11.00 p.m.

 
All vessels are warned to keep clear and maintain a minimum distance of not less than 50 meters from point A (as shown hatched on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) during the above-mentioned display.

 
Vessels moored within 50 metres from point A (as shown hatched on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) are to be removed and the area kept clear during the displays. The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, will accept no liabilities whatsoever for any vessels that are left lying in the area on the abovementioned date and times.

 
Mariners are to obey instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 and any enforcement agency.

 
Chart affected BA 177

 
29th November, 2019

 

 

 
TRANSPORT MALTA

 
Local Notice to Mariners No. 159 of 2019

 
Slipway Next to Bush and Gorbachev Monument – Restricted

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the slipway next to the Bush and Gorbachev monument cannot be used due to road closure in line with Police requirements.

 
Charts affected: BA 36, 2538

 
29th November, 2019

 

 

 
TRANSPORT MALTA

 
Notice to Mariners No. 71 of 2019

 
Live Firing Practice at Pembroke Ranges – 2nd December, 2019 – Extended hours

 
The  Ports  and  Yachting  Directorate,  Transport  Malta,  notifies  that  further  to Notice  to Mariners No 2 of 2019, the Armed Forces of Malta will carry out Live Firing Practice on Monday, 2nd December, 2019, with extended hours between 6.00 p.m. and 9.00 p.m. (Local Time).

 
The exercise area (LM-D6) is delineated by sector ABC. 

 
From Position A

 
Latitude (N) Longitude (E)

 
A 35º55’.540 014º28’.320 (Centre point on land),           

 
a radius of 4 nautical miles to points

 
B 35º59’.460 014º27’.150 and

 
C 35º58’.290 014º32’.190

 
During  the  live  firing  practice,  red  flags  (approximate  size  2.5m  x  2m)  will  be  flown from  the  shore  limits.   After  sunset  there  will  be  two  safety  vessels  with  blue  lights  on each side, to  indicate the  limit. Mariners are  warned to keep as a minimum 4 nautical miles off the coast when the flags or safety vessels are sighted.

 
Moreover, any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (VTS) on VHF channel 12 and the Armed Forces of Malta are to be strictly observed.

 
Charts affected:BA 2538, 2537, 194

 
Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 
29th November, 2019



 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 
Local Notice to Mariners No. 154 of 2019

 
PEACE MED – Shallow Water Geophysical Survey

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that a PEACE MED - Shallow water geophysical survey will be carried out within Il-Bajja tal-Mixquqa (Golden Sands).

 
The survey will be carried out by the vessel WILFRED along the imaginary line from A to B as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt). The survey will start on Sunday, 24th November, 2019, working only during daylight.

 
Position Latitude (N) Longitude (E)

 
A 35° 56’.058 014° 20’.638 point on land          
B 35° 55’.860 014° 20’.287

 
The survey will be carried out using a multibeam echo sounder, a sub-bottom profiler and a towed sde scan sonar which will make the Wilfred restricted in her ability to manoeuvre.

 
Mariners and operators of sea craft are advised to keep a sharp lookout and proceed with caution and slow speed (no wake) while navigating in the above area. They are to give the Wilfred a wide berth of at least 100m.

 
Moreover, they are requested to comply with instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 
Charts affected: BA 2537, 2538

 
Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 
22nd November, 2019

 

 

 
TRANSPORT MALTA

 
Local Notice to Mariners No. 155 of 2019

 
Swim between Comino and Il-Bajja ta’ Ħondoq ir-Rummien (Gozo)

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners that a swim between Comino and Il-Bajja ta’ Ħondoq ir-Rummien (Gozo) will be held on Friday, 22nd November, 2019.

 
The participants will depart from Comino point A on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt), at approximately 10.00 a.m. They will swim to Il-Bajja ta’Ħondoq ir-Rummien (Gozo) point B on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt),

 

 
The swim should be completed by 11.00 a.m.

 
A support vessel will accompany the participating swimmers.

 
Mariners are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate at slow speed (no wake) and keep well clear of the area during the stipulated time, giving the swimmers a wide berth. They are to obey any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 and maritime enforcement assets in the area.

 
Charts affected: BA 211A, 2537 and 2538

 
22nd November, 2019

 

 

 

 
TRANSPORT MALTA

 
Local Notice to Mariners No. 156 of 2019

 
Amendment to Local Notice to Mariners No. 35 of 2019 - Temporary Mooring of Several Fish Farm Cages
at il-Bajja ta’ Marsaxlokk

 
Reference is made to Local Notice to Mariners No. 35 of 2019.

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the fish farm cages mentioned as item A (Off Qrejten Point), have been removed while those fish farm cages mentioned in item B (NW of existing San Luċjan Fish Farm) are still in the given position.

 
Local Notice to Mariners No. 35 of 2019 is to be amended accordingly.

 
All other information mentioned in Local Notice to Mariners No. 35 of 2019 will remain.

 
Chart affected: BA 36

 
22nd November, 2019

 

 

 
TRANSPORT MALTA

 
Notice to Mariners No. 70 of 2019

 
Live Firing Practice at Pembroke Ranges – 29th November, 2019 – Extended hours

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that further to Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2019, the Armed Forces of Malta will carry out Live Firing Practice on Friday, 29th November, 2019, with extended hours from 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. (Local Time).

 
The exercise area (LM-D6) is delineated by sector ABC.

 
From Position A

 
Latitude (N) Longitude (E)

 
A 35º 55’.540 014º 28’.320 (Centre point on land),

 
a radius of 4 nautical miles to points

 
B 35º 59’.460 014º 27’.150 and
C 35º 58’.290 014º 32’.190

 
During the live firing practice red flags (approximate size 2.5m x 2m) will be flown from the shore limits. After sunset there will be two safety vessels with blue lights on each side, to indicate the limit. Mariners are warned to keep as a minimum 4 nautical miles off the coast when the flags or safety vessels are sighted.

 
Moreover, any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (VTS) on VHF channel 12 and the Armed Forces of Malta are to be strictly observed.

 
Charts affected: BA 2538, 2537, 194

 
Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 
22nd November, 2019

 



 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 152 of 2019

 

Filming of Hartwig Seeler at Ix-Xatt l-Aħmar and Il-Bajja tal-Qbajjar Keep Clear

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and operators of vessels that filming will be carried out at Ix-Xatt l-Aħmar and Il-Bajja tal-Qbajjar in Gozo.

 

The filming will be carried out at:

 

Ix-Xatt l-Aħmar between Monday, 25th November, 2019, and Monday, 2nd December, 2019 from 6.00 a.m. till 8.30 p.m. on each day.

 

Il-Bajja tal-Qbajjar on Monday, 25th November, 2019, and Monday, 2nd December, 2019, from 6.00 a.m. till 7.00 p.m. on each day.

 

Due to the above filming the area at Ix-Xatt l-Aħmar (as shown hatched on chart A found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) and the area at Il-Bajja tal-Qbajjar (as shown hatched on chart B on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) are to be kept clear from any vessels during the above mentioned dates and times during the filming.

 

Mariners are to take note of the above and comply with any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 and any enforcement agency on site.

 

Chart affected: BA 253

 

19th November, 2019

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 153 of 2019

 

Survey in Various Areas in Malta and Gozo in Connection with Medkey Habitat Campaign

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that in connection with the Medkey Habitat campaign, surveys will be carried out in various parts in Malta and Gozo.

 

The vessel SIMO will be used to operate the various types of surveys which include the use of single/multibeam echo sounder, side scan sonar, grab (for sampling), a towed camera/ROV and scuba divers. This survey will start with immediate effect and is expected to be completed by Friday 15th January, 2020.

 

The surveys will be carried out within the areas formed by joining the points and the intermediate coastline, shown hatched on charts on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

On chart 1 (Gozo)

 

Area                                                    Point   Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

Bajja tar-Ramla                                  A         36° 04'.390     014° 16'.054

                                                            B         36° 03'.937     014° 17'.456

Bajja ta' San Blas                               B         36° 03'.937     014° 17'.456

                                                            C         36° 03'.544     014° 18'.614

Bajja ta' Daħlet Qorrot                       D         36° 03'.433     014° 18'.718

                                                            E          36° 03'.005     014° 19'.159

Ponta tal-Ħotba għal Tal-Fessej         F          36° 00'.968     014° 16'.635

                                                            G         36° 00'.681     014° 16'.635

                                                            H         36° 00'.681     014° 15'.692

                                                            I           36° 01'.225     014° 13'.323

Dwejra                                                J          36° 02'.193     014° 11'.171

                                                            K         36° 02'.193     014° 11'.041

                                                            L          36° 03'.909     014° 11'.023

                                                            M        36° 03'.909     014° 11'.086

 

 

On chart 2 (Malta)

 

Area                                                    Point   Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

Bajja tal-Mellieħa                               A         35° 59'.294     014° 22'.584

                                                            B         35° 58'.288     014° 22'.767

San Pawl il-Baħar                               C         35° 57'.822     014° 23'.878

                                                            D         35° 57'.429     014° 25'.042

Bajja tas-Salina                                   E          35° 57'.593     014° 25'.813

                                                            F          35° 57'.291     014° 25'.985

Irdum Majjiesa għal Għar Lapsi         G         35° 49'.101     014° 27'.974

                                                            H         35° 48'.452     014° 26'.375

                                                            I           35° 49'.428     014° 24'.874

                                                            J          35° 52'.635     014° 19'.964

                                                            K         35° 54'.074     014° 19'.009

                                                            L          35° 56'.683     014° 19'.010

                                                            M        35° 56'.684     014° 19'.944

Filfla                                                   N         35° 47'.766     014° 25'.030

                                                            O         35° 46'.736     014° 25'.037

                                                            P          35° 46'.729     014° 23'.687

                                                            Q         35° 47'.759     014° 23'.679

 

 

Mariners and operators of sea craft are advised to keep a sharp lookout and proceed at slow speed (no wake) while navigating in the above areas. They are to give the vessel SIMO a wide berth of 500m, since she will be towing equipment behind and therefore restricted in her ability to manoeuvre.

 

Moreover, they are requested to comply with instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Charts affected: BA 211, 2537, 2538

 

Position referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

19th November, 2019


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 149 of 2019

Cancellation of Local Notice to Mariners Nos. 15 and 48 of 2019 Regarding Repair Works on il-Moll tal-Fekruna, Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that the repair works on il-Moll tal-Fekruna, Il-Bajja ta' San Pawl, have now been completed and therefore Local Notice to Mariners Nos. 15 and 48 of 2019 are hereby CANCELLED.

 

15th November, 2019

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 150 of 2019

OTILLO - Swimrun World Series 2019

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners that the OTILLO Swimrun World Series 2019 will be held between Saturday, 23rd and Sunday, 24th November, 2019. There will be safety boats in each individual swim at all times.

 

On Saturday, 23rd November, 2019, the Spirit Malta and the Experience Malta races will be held, starting and finishing at Il-Bajja tal-Mixquqa (Golden Sands). There will be approximately 200 participants.

 

The swimming part of these races will follow the route (as shown on chart 1 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) and will be as follows:

 

Swim between points      Start and finish time of the individual swim

 

from A to B                     11.00 a.m. and 11.55 a.m.,

from C to D                     10.55 a.m. and 12.20 p.m.,

from E to F                      11.05 a.m. and 12.45 p.m.,

from G to H                     11.45 a.m. and 1.20 p.m. and

from C to B                     12.25 p.m. and 2.30 p.m.

 

On Sunday, 24th November, 2019, the World Series Malta race will be held, starting in Valletta and finishing at Il-Bajja tal-Mixquqa (Golden Sands). There will be approximately 300 participants.

 

The swimming part of this race will follow the route (as shown on chart 2 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) and will be as follows:

 

Swim between points      Start and finish time of the individual swim

 

from A to B                     800 a.m. and 8.30 a.m.,

from C to D                     8.10 a.m. and 8.45 a.m.,

from E to F                      8.20 a.m. and 9.10 a.m.,

from G to H                     8.30 a.m. and 9.20 a.m.,

from I to J                        8.50 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.,

from K to L                     9.15 a.m. and 11.10 a.m.,

from M to N                    9.35 a.m. and noon,

from O to P                      10.15 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.,

from Q to R                     10.45 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.,

from S to T                      11.00 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.,

from U to V                     11.20 a.m. and 3.00 p.m.,

from W to X                    11.50 a.m. and 3.50 p.m. and

from Y to Z                     12.05 p.m. and 4.40 p.m.

 

Mariners are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate at slow speed. They are to keep well clear of the areas during the stipulated date and times, giving the swimmers and support vessels a wide berth. They are to obey any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 and maritime enforcement assets in the area.

 

Charts affected: BA 177, 211, 2537 and 2538

 

15th November, 2019


TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 151 of 2019

Diving Survey at Id-Daħla ta' Lazzarett in Il-Port ta' Marsamxett

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners that a diving survey will be carried out in the area (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) at Id-Daħla ta' Lazzarett in Il-Port ta' Marsamxett.

 

The survey will start on Tuesday, 19th November, 2019, and will be completed by Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019.

 

The support vessel 'Julie Pearl' will be assisting the diver during the survey and will be displaying the international code of Signals flag 'A'.

 

Masters and operators of vessels are advised to keep a sharp lookout, and navigate with caution and slow speed (no wake) when navigating close to the above indicated area. They are to give the above area a wide berth of at least 50m. They are to comply with instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

15th November, 2019

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Notice to Mariners No. 68 of 2019

 

Live firing practice at Pembroke Ranges – 19th November, 2019 Extended hours

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that further to Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2019, the Armed Forces of Malta will carry out Live Firing Practice on Tuesday, 19th November, 2019, with extended hours between 6.00 p.m. and 11.00 p.m. (Local Time).

The exercise area (LM-D6) is delineated by sector ABC.

 

From Position A

 

            Latitude (N)               Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 55'.540                014º 28'.320 (Centre point on land),

                                                        

 

a radius of 4 nautical miles to points

 

B         35º 59'.460    014º 27'.150 and

C         35º 58'.290    014º 32'.190

 

During the live firing practice, red flags (approximate size 2.5m x 2m) will be flown from the shore limits. After sunset there will be two safety vessels with blue lights on each side, to indicate the limit. Mariners are warned to keep as a minimum 4 nautical miles off the coast when the flags or safety vessels are sighted.

 

Moreover, any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and the Armed Forces of Malta are to be strictly observed.

 

Charts affected: BA 2538, 2537, 194

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

15th November, 2019

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Notice to Mariners No. 69 of 2019

Live firing practice at Pembroke Ranges – 21st November, 2019 Extended hours

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that further to Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2019, the Armed Forces of Malta will carry out Live Firing Practice on Thursday, 21st November, 2019, with extended hours between 6.00 p.m. and 11.00 p.m. (Local Time).

 

The exercise area (LM-D6) is delineated by sector ABC.

 

From Position A

 

            Latitude (N)               Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 55'.540                014º 28'.320 (Centre point on land),

                                                        

a radius of 4 nautical miles to points

B         35º 59'.460    014º 27'.150 and

C         35º 58'.290    014º 32'.190

 

During the live firing practice, red flags (approximate size 2.5m x 2m) will be flown from the shore limits. After sunset there will be two safety vessels with blue lights on each side, to indicate the limit. Mariners are warned to keep as a minimum 4 nautical miles off the coast when the flags or safety vessels are sighted.

Moreover, any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and the Armed Forces of Malta are to be strictly observed.

 

Charts affected: BA 2538, 2537, 194

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

15th November, 2019

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 146 of 2019

Infrastructure Malta seabed sampling in the Grand Harbour, Valletta

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners that Infrastructure Malta will be carrying out seabed sampling in different areas within the Grand Harbour, Valletta. The sampling is to start on Monday, 11th November, 2019, and be completed by Friday, 22nd November, 2019.

 

The work consists of sediment collection using the vessels Sea Wolf II (flat barge) and Beezer (workboat) which will  be  carrying out the  sampling  with the  use  of  a  grab  and coring equipment.

 

The sampling  will  be  carried  out  within  the  areas  A,  B,  C,  D  and  E (as  shown  on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)).  The works  will  be  coordinated  by  the Traffic  Management  Unit  (TMU) and  the  contractor. Valletta Port  Control  (Valletta  VTS) will  be  transmitting  information on a day to day basis regarding the working areas.

 

Masters  and  operators  of  vessels  are  to seek information from  Valletta  Port  Control (Valletta  VTS) about  operating  restrictions  from  Transport  Malta  and also coordinate with the contractors on site in the locations indicated above.

 

They  are also advised  to  keep  a  sharp  lookout,  navigate  with  caution  and  slow  speed and  give  the indicated areas  a  wide  berth.  They  are  to  comply  with  any  instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and any enforcement agency on site.

 

Charts affected: BA 177, 2537, 2538

 

8th November, 2019

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 147 of 2019

Diving Survey at Il-Magħluq in Il-Bajja ta' Marsaxlokk

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners that a diving survey will be carried out in the area (as shown hatched on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)), at Il-Magħluq in Il-Bajja ta' Marsaxlokk.

 

The survey will start with immediate effect and will be completed by Friday, 15th November, 2019.

 

A support vessel will be assisting the diver during the survey and will be displaying the international code of Signals flag 'A'.

 

Masters and operators of vessels are advised to keep a sharp lookout, navigate with caution and slow speed (no wake) when navigating close to the above indicated area. They are to give the above area a wide berth of at least 50m. They are to comply with instructions given by Marsaxlokk Port Control (Marsaxlokk VTS) on VHF Channel 14.

 

Chart affected: BA 36

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

8th November, 2019

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 148 of 2019

Malta Sailing Federation Dinghy National Championship

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies Mariners that the Royal Malta Yacht Club will be organising the Malta Sailing Federation Dinghy National Championship on Saturday, 9th November, and Sunday, 10th November, 2019, from 10.00 a.m. till 4.00 p.m. each day, off Tas-Sliema.

 

This activity will be held within area 1 as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

If the activity cannot be held in area 1 due to inclement weather, it will be held inside Marsamxett Harbour in area 2 and area 3 (as shown on attached chart) on the same dates and times.

 

Mariners are to note the above and give the area indicated a wide berth. They are further instructed to coordinate with the support vessels on site and give the right of way to the participants. Any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 are to be complied with.

 

Chart Affected: BA Chart 177

 

8th November, 2019

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Notice to Mariners No. 67 of 2019

Live Firing Practice at Pembroke Ranges – 14th November, 2019 Extended hours

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that further to Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2019, the Armed Forces of Malta will carry out Live Firing Practice on Thursday, 14th November, 2019, with extended hours between 6.00 p.m. and 11.00 p.m. (Local Time).

 

The exercise area (LM-D6) is delineated by sector ABC.

 

From Position A

 

            Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 55'.540     014º 28'.320 (Centre point

                                                         on land),

 

a radius of 4 nautical miles to points

 

B         35º 59'.460    014º 27'.150 and

C         35º 58'.290    014º 32'.190

 

During the live firing practice, red flags (approximate size 2.5m x 2m) will be flown from the shore limits. After sunset there will be two safety vessels with blue lights on each side, to indicate the limit. Mariners are warned to keep as a minimum 4 Nautical miles off the coast when the flags or safety vessels are sighted.

Moreover, any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and the Armed Forces of Malta are to be strictly observed.

Charts affected: BA 2538, 2537, 194

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

8th November, 2019

 


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 145 of 2019

Amendment to Local Notice to Mariners No. 141 of 2019 - Repair Works on Slipway and Adjacent Quay in Birżebbuġa

Reference is made to Local Notice to Mariners No. 141 of 2019.

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that due to the placing of a silt curtain, no vessel will be allowed to enter within the area shown hatched on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt), unless authorised by Transport Malta.

Local Notice to Mariners No. 141 of 2019 is to be amended accordingly.

All other information mentioned in Local Notice to Mariners No. 141 of 2019 will remain.

Chart affected: BA 177

1st November, 2019


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 143 of 2019

Cancellation of Local Notice to Mariners No. 11 of 2019 Re Infrastructure Malta Works at Marfa

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the works carried out by Infrastructure Malta at Marfa have now been completed and therefore Local Notice to Mariners No. 11 of 2019 Re – Infrastructure Malta works at Marfa is hereby CANCELLED.

 

Charts affected: BA 211, 2537, 2538

 

25th October, 2019


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 144 of 2019

 

Cancellation of Local Notice to Mariners No. 41 of 2019 Re  Refurbishment of Slipway and Adjacent Quay at Il-Bajja ta' San Ġiljan

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners and the general public that the refurbishment work on the slipway and adjacent quay at Il-Bajja ta' San Ġiljan have now been completed and therefore Local Notice to Mariners No. 41 of 2019 re refurbishment of slipway and adjacent quay at Il-Bajja ta' San Ġiljan is hereby CANCELLED.

 

Charts affected: BA 177, 2537, 2538

 

25th October, 2019


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 
Local Notice to Mariners No. 141 of 2019

 
Repair Works on Slipway and Adjacent Quay in Birżebbuġa

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and the general public that refurbishment work on the slipway and adjacent quay in Birżebbuġa next to the Malta Freeport Terminal (as shown hatched on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) will start on Monday, 28th October, 2019.

 
Due to the abovementioned refurbishment, the slipway and quay will not be accessible both by land and sea from 28th October, 2019, and until further notice.

 
Mariners are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate with extreme caution and at slow speed (no wake) when in the vicinity. They are to obey any instructions issued by Marsaxlokk Port Control (Marsaxlokk VTS) on VHF Channel 14 and any Enforcement Agency.

 
Chart affected: BA 36

 
22nd October, 2019

 

 

 

 
TRANSPORT MALTA

 
Local Notice to Mariners No. 142 of 2019

 
Sea Bed Clean-up in San Pawl il-Baħar

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners that the Malta Gaming Authority will be organising a sea bed clean-up at San Pawl il-Baħar in the area shown hatched on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 
This event will be held on Monday, 28th October, 2019, from 10.00 a.m. till 1.00 p.m.
Mariners are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate with extreme caution and at slow speed (no wake) when in the vicinity, on the stipulated date and time. They are to obey any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 and any enforcement assets in the area.

 
Charts affected: BA 211B, 2537

 
22nd October, 2019

 

 



 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 139 of 2019

 

Swim in Dockyard Creek, Vittoriosa/Cospicua – Grand Harbour

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that part of the Super League event will be held in Dockyard Creek Vittoriosa/Cospicua. This event is a Triathlon race which includes a swimming event which will be held on:

 

On Saturday, 19th October, 2019, from 8.00 a.m. till 6.00 p.m., and

 

On Sunday, 20th October, 2019 from 7.30 a.m. till 5.00 p.m.

 

The swimming events will both be held along the imaginary line A, B, C and D as shown dashed in blue on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt). Marker buoys will be laid at points B and C, which will indicate the turning points.

 

Position           Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                     35º 53'.077     014º 31'.249

B                     35º 53'.081     014º 31'.215

C                     35º 53'.128     014º 31'.233

D                     35º 53'.124     014º 31'.274

 

Mariners without a permit from the organisers are instructed not to enter the above restricted area on the mentioned date and times stated above. They are to cooperate with the organizers in the area. Moreover they are to obey any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 and any enforcement agency.

 

Charts affected: BA 177, 2537 and 2538

 

18th October, 2019

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 140 of 2019

 

Quay in Id-Daħla ta' Rinella, The Grand Harbour Keep Clear

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and operators of vessels that the part of the quay at Id-Daħla ta' Rinella in The Grand Harbour will be used as an operational base for the filming of L'Incredibile Storia Dell' Isola Delle Rose.

 

The filming will be carried out outside The Grand Harbour off Kalkara on Friday, 18th October, 2019, between 7.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.

Due to the above the part of the quay shown hatched on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt) is to be kept clear on Friday, 18th October, 2019, from 6.30 a.m. till 8.00 p.m.

 

Mariners are to take note of the above and are not to leave any vessel berthed to the quay on the mentioned date and time.

 

Any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 are to be complied with.

 

Charts affected: BA 177

 

18th October, 2019

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 64 of 2019

 

Live firing Practice at Pembroke Ranges – 24th October, 2019 Extended hours with the use of Pyrotechnics, Grenades and Flares

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that further to Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2019, the Armed Forces of Malta will carry out Live Firing Practice on Thursday, 24th October, 2019, with extended hours from 6.00 p.m. till 10.00 p.m. (Local Time).

 

All day the exercise will also include the use of Pyrotechnics, Grenades and Flares.

 

The exercise area (LM-D6) is delineated by sector ABC.

 

From Position A

 

            Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 55'.540     014º 28'.320 (Centre Point on land),                                                            

 

a radius of 4 nautical miles to points

 

B         35º 59'.460     014º 27'.150 and

C         35º 58'.290     014º 32'.190

 

During the Live Firing Practice Red Flags (approximate size 2.5m x 2m) will be flown from the shore limits. After sunset there will be two safety vessels with blue lights on each side, to indicate the limit. Mariners are warned to keep as a minimum 4 Nautical miles off the coast when the flags or safety vessels are sighted.

 

Moreover, any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (VTS) on VHF Channel 12 are to be strictly observed.

 

 

Charts affected: BA 2538, 2537, 194.

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

18th October, 2019

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 65 of 2019

 

Live firing practice at Pembroke Ranges – 21st and 22nd October 2019 Extended hours with the use of Pyrotechnics, Grenades and Flares

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that further to Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2019, the Armed Forces of Malta will carry out Live Firing Practice on Monday, 21st and Tuesday, 22nd October 2019, with extended hours from 6.00 p.m. till 7.00 p.m. (Local Time).

 

The exercise area (LM-D6) is delineated by sector ABC.

 

 

From Position A

 

            Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 55'.540     014º 28'.320 (Centre point on land),                                                           

 

a radius of 4 nautical miles to points

 

B         35º 59'.460     014º 27'.150 and

C         35º 58'.290     014º 32'.190

 

During the Live Firing Practice Red Flags (approximate size 2.5m x 2m) will be flown from the shore limits. After sunset there will be two safety vessels with blue lights on each side, to indicate the limit. Mariners are warned to keep as a minimum 4 nautical miles off the coast when the flags or safety vessels are sighted.

 

Moreover, any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (VTS) on VHF Channel 12 are to be strictly observed.

 

Charts affected: BA 2538, 2537, 194.

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

18th October, 2019


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 138 of 2019

Gozo to Malta International Open Water Swimming Races 2019

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the Gozo to Malta international open water swimming races will be held on Sunday, 20th October, 2019.

Participants will depart from Il-Bajja ta' Ħondoq ir-Rummien (Gozo), point A on chart 1 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt), at approximately 8.00 a.m. They will swim to the east of Comino and then to Ir-Ramla tal-Bir, Malta, point B on chart 1 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt). The race is expected to be completed by 11.30 a.m.

Position           Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

A                     36º 01'.665     014º 19'.349

B                     35º 59'.171     014º 20'.804

Il-Fliegu ta' Ghawdex will be restricted to navigation from 7.30 a.m. till 9.00 a.m. and Il-Fliegu ta' Kemmuna will be restricted to navigation from 8.30 a.m. till 11.30 a.m.

Another race will be held in Il-Fliegu ta' Kemmuna on the same day between 8.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. Participants will start from point X, swim to point Y, then to point Z and back to point X (as shown on chart 2 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

Position           Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

X                     35º 59'.173     014º 20'.804

Y                     35º 59'.354     014º 20'.598

Z                      35º 59'.383     014º 20'.652

If due to bad weather the race cannot be held between Gozo and Malta all races will either be held at Il-Bajja tal-Mixquqa (as shown on chart 3 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt) or at Tas-Sliema (as shown on  chart 4 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt), depending on the wind direction. In both cases the swimmers will start from point A, swim to point B, then to point C and back to point A.

 

Ir-Ramla tal-Mixquqa

 

Position           Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                     35º 56'.041     014º 20'.643

B                     35º 56'.011     014º 19'.991

C                     35º 55'.589     014º 20'.039

 

Tas-Sliema

 

Position           Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                     35º 54'.689     014º 30'.497

B                     35º 55'.183     014º 30'.788

C                     35º 54'.927     014º 30'.224

 

Mariners are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate at slow speed, they are to keep well clear of the area during the stipulated time giving the swimmers and support vessels a wide berth. They are to obey any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and maritime enforcement assets in the area.

 

Charts affected: BA 211, 2537 and 2538

 

15th October, 2019


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 
Local Notice to Mariners No. 135 of 2019

 
Winter Open Sea Swimming Race – 12th October, 2019

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that a Winter Open Sea Swimming Race will be held at Il-Bajja ta’ San Ġorġ – Birżebbuġa.

 
The race will be held along the course A, B and C (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)),

 
Position Latitude (N) Longitude (E)

 
A 35º 49’.932 014º 31’.850
B 35º 49’.873 014º 31’.924
C 35º 49’.938 014º 31’.931
on Saturday, 12th October, 2019, from 2.30 p.m. till 4.00 p.m.

 
A rescue boat will be accompanying the participating swimmers.

 
Mariners are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate with extreme caution and at slow speed (no wake) when in the vicinity, on the stipulated date and time. They are to obey any instructions issued by Marsaxlokk Port Control (Marsaxlokk VTS) on VHF channel 14 and any Enforcement Agency.

 
Charts affected: BA 211B, 211A, 2537 and 2538

 
11th October, 2019

 

 

 
TRANSPORT MALTA

 
Local Notice to Mariners No. 136 of 2019

 
Sea Bed Clean Up in San Pawl il-Baħar

 
The Ports  and  Yachting  Directorate,  Transport  Malta,  notifies  mariners  that  the  Malta Gaming Authority will be organising a sea bed clean-up at San Pawl il-Baħar in the area shown hatched on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 
This event will be held on Wednesday, 16th October, 2019, from 10.00 a.m. till 1.00 p.m.

 
Mariners are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate with extreme caution and at slow speed (no wake) when in the vicinity, on the stipulated date and time. They are to obey any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 and any enforcement assets in the area.

 
Charts affected: BA 211B, 2537

 
11th October, 2019

 

 

 
TRANSPORT MALTA

 
Local Notice to Mariners No. 137 of 2019

 
Repair and Upgrading Works at Marsaskala Quays Close to Waterpolo Pitch

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners and the general public that repair and upgrading works will be carried out on two parts of the quay at Il-Bajja ta’ Marsaskala.

 
The works will start with immediate effect and will be completed by Wednesday, 31st January, 2020.
The works will be carried out within the areas as shown hatched on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt). Two silt curtains will be laid along the points A, B, C and D and the other along the points E, F and G for the duration of the works.

 
These works will include diving operations.

 
Masters and vessel operators are instructed to keep a sharp lookout, navigate at very slow speed (no wake) when approaching the area and that the quay cannot be used.

 
They are to comply with any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 and any enforcement agency.

 
Charts affected: BA 36, 2538

 
11th October, 2019



 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 134 of 2019

 

Refurbishment of fishermen's slipway and adjacent quay at Mġarr Harbour – Gozo

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and the general public that refurbishment work on the fishermen's slipway and adjacent quay at Mġarr Harbour - Gozo (as shown hatched on chart shown on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) will start with immediate effect and is expected to be completed by Thursday, 10th October, 2019.

 

Due to the above mentioned refurbishment, the slipway and quay will not be accessible.

 

Mariners are to note the above and proceed with caution and at a slow speed when in the vicinity of the slipway while the refurbishment is being carried out.

Chart affected: BA 211

 

8th October, 2019

 

 

 


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 130 of 2019

 

Filming at Marsaxlokk Port and Għar Lapsi Vanishing Wake

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies all mariners and sea vessel operators that filming activities will take place at Marsaxlokk Port and Għar Lapsi.

 

Filming will start on Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019, and should be completed by Friday, 8th November, 2019.

 

Filming will be carried out from the following locations as shown on charts found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt) and also while transiting between the same locations:

 

Chart 1 – Marsaxlokk (Sunday market area)

Chart 2 – Marsaxlokk (next to the power station)

Chart 3 – Marsaxlokk (Il-Magħluq sandy beach)

Chart 4 – Għar Lapsi (Slipway and Open sea)

Chart 5 – Open sea between Marsaxlokk Port and Għar Lapsi

 

A clear horizon is requested from where filming is being carried out at the time, during the dates and times listed above.

The vessel MFA7277 and a decommissioned luzzu (to be used as prop) will be used during filming and are to be given a wide berth when sighted.

 

Mariners are requested to keep a sharp lookout and navigate at slow speed in the vicinity of the above areas. They are to cooperate with the organisers and Maritime Enforcement officers in the area. Moreover they are to obey any instructions given by Marsaxlokk Port Control (Marsaxlokk VTS) on VHF Channel 14.

 

Charts affected: BA 36, 2538

 

4th October, 2019

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 131 of 2019

 

Long Term Maintenance Repairs

 

Marsaxlokk Harbour Malta Freeport Terminals Ltd

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners that long term maintenance repairs on the quay cranes on both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 North Quay are now in progress.

 

Each crane being repaired will be boomed in the 45 degrees angle for around 10 to 15 days. The first cranes are intended to be repaired on bollard 33, thus extra caution is needed during berthing and departing of vessels.

 

In view of the above works, mariners are to get authorisation from Malta Freeport Terminals Ltd before making any use of this quay and to give the above area a wide berth. Masters navigating in the vicinity are to keep a sharp lookout, proceed with caution and very slow speed. Vessels are to comply with instructions as issued by Marsaxlokk VTS (Marsaxlokk Port Control) on VHF Channel 14.

 

Chart affected: BA 36

 

4th October, 2019

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 132 of 2019

 

Quay in Id-Daħla ta' Rinella, The Grand Harbour Keep Clear

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and operators of vessels that the quay at Id-Daħla ta' Rinella in The Grand Harbour will be used as an operational base for the filming of 'L'Incredibile Storia Dell'Isola Delle Rose'.

 

Due to the above the quay is to be kept clear on Tuesday, 8th October, 2019, from 6.30 a.m. till 8.00 p.m.

 

Mariners are to take note of the above and not to leave any vessel berthed to the quay.

 

Any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 are to be complied with.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

4th October, 2019

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 133 of 2019

 

Filming L'Incredibile Storia Dell'Isola delle Rose

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies all mariners and sea vessel operators that filming activities will take place outside The Grand Harbour off Kalkara and at Il-Bajja tal-Mellieħa.

 

Filming will be carried out outside The Grand Harbour off Kalkara on Tuesday, 8th October, 2019, from 7.00 a.m. till 7.00 p.m.

 

Filming will also be carried out within the area A, B, C and D (as shown hatched in red on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)), on Tuesday, 14th October, 2019, from 6.30 a.m. till 8.00 p.m.

 

A clear horizon is requested within the angle between the lines D to E and C to F. Any vessels that are moored within the area C, D, E and F (as shown hatched in blue on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)), are to be removed during the date and time listed above.

 

In case of bad weather conditions on any of the above mentioned dates the filming will be carried out at Paradise Bay on the same dates and times.

 

Mariners are requested to keep a sharp lookout and navigate at slow speed, in the vicinity of the above areas. They are to cooperate with the organisers and any maritime enforcement agency in the area. Moreover they are to obey any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Charts affected: BA 211, 2537, 2538

 

4th October, 2019

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 63 of 2019

 

Live firing practice exercise at Sea – Gunex 02/2019

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that the Armed Forces of Malta shall conduct live firing practice exercises at sea off Pembroke Ranges and in the south of Malta between Monday, 14th October, 2019 and Wednesday, 16th October, 2019; with Thursday, 17th October, 2019, and Friday, 18th October, 2019, scheduled as reserve dates.

 

The firing exercise will take place between 7.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. local time, (5.00 a.m. till 4.00 p.m. UTC) on the above mentioned dates.

 

The exercise will take place within the areas as mentioned below.

 

Off Pembroke Ranges

 

The firing exercise will be held within the area joining the points A, B, C, D, E and F as shown hatched on chart 1 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Position          Latitude (N)   Longitude (E)

 

A                     35º 59'.838    014º 25'.847

B                     36º 03'.490    014º 23'.728

C                     36º 04'.309    014º 28'.924

D                     36º 03'.023    014º 33'.978

E                     35º 59'.945    014º 37'.664

F                      35º 57'.088    014º 31'.589

 

At the South of Malta

 

The exercise will be held within a circular area of 8 Nautical Mile Radius, centred on point Z:

 

Position          Latitude (N)   Longitude (E)

 

Z                     35º 30'.500    014º 11'.000

 

as shown hatched on chart 2 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

In view of the above all vessels in the vicinity of the exercise areas must proceed with caution, they are advised to give the exercise areas a wide berth and comply with all instructions given by AFM craft patrolling the area, Malta VTS (Malta Coast Radio Station) on VHF Channel 69 and Valletta VTS (Valletta Port Control) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Chart affected: BA 194, 2124, 2537 and 2538

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

4th October, 2019

 

 


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 126 of 2019

 

Roberts Cup – Como to Malta Seaplane Rally – 2019

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that the Malta Seaplanes Association in collaboration with Aero Club Como will be organising the Roberts Cup – Como to Malta Seaplanes Rally between Friday, 4th October, 2019 and Sunday, 6th October, 2019. Part of the rally will be held in the Grand Harbour.

 

The flying displays over the Grand Harbour will be held as follows:

 

On Friday, 4th October, 2019, from 4.00 p.m. till 5.00 p.m.

 

 

On Saturday, 5th October, 2019, from 10.00 a.m. till 1.00 p.m. and from 3.00 p.m. till 5.00 p.m.

 

On Sunday, 6th October, 2019, from 10.00 a.m. till 1.00 p.m. and from 3.00 p.m. till 5.00 p.m.

 

All timings are in local time.

 

The displays will consist mainly of landing and take-off maneuvers and will be held within the area A, B, C and D, as shown hatched in magenta on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt). Mariners are hereby informed that during the dates and times mentioned above traffic movements may be restricted.

 

Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) will be managing the movement of vessels, on VHF Channel 12.

 

Mariners are to navigate with caution and to keep a sharp lookout when in the vicinity to the above-mentioned area. They are to obey any instructions that are issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12, and Maritime Enforcement vessels in the area.

 

Positions are in WGS 84 Datum.

 

Chart affected: BA Chart 177, 2538

 

27th September, 2019

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 127 of 2019

 

Spear fishing Competition

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners that Malta Skin Divers Club will be organising a spear fishing competition which will be held on two days, Saturday, 5th October, 2019 and Sunday, 13th October, 2019, starting at 8.30 a.m. and finishing at 2.30 p.m. on both days.

 

The competition will take place in either of the following three areas depending on the wind direction:

 

Area A – West of Malta as shown on Chart A found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt),

 

Area B – North-West of Malta as shown on Chart B found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt),

 

Area C – South-East of Malta as shown on Chart C found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

If due to adverse weather conditions the competition cannot be held on the above mentioned day it will be held on Saturday, 19th October, 2019 and on Saturday, 26th October, 2019 at the same time.

 

The competitors will be assisted by support vessels and there will be safety vessels also within the area.

 

Mariners are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate at slow speed (no wake), they are also keep well clear of the area where the activity is being held during the stipulated time giving the competitors and support vessels a wide berth. They are to obey any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 or Marsaxlokk Port Control (Marsaxlokk VTS) on VHF Channel 14 and any maritime enforcement assets in the area.

 

Charts affected: BA 36, 211, 2537 and 2538

 

27th September, 2019

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 128 of 2019

 

Filming between the Southern Part of Gozo and the Northern Part of Malta Sea of Time October 2019

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies all mariners and sea vessel operators that filming activities will take place between the southern part of Gozo and the northern part of Malta.

 

Filming will start on Monday, 30th September, 2019 and should be completed by Thursday, 17th October, 2019, from 7.00 a.m. till 7.00 p.m. everyday.

 

Filming will be carried out from the following locations (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt) and also while transiting between the same locations:

Point A – Ras in-Niexfa

Point B – Il-Bajja taċ-Ċirkewwa

Point C – Ras in-Newwiela

Point D – Il-Port tal-Imġarr

Point E – Ras il-Qala

Point F – Daħlet ix-Xilep

Point G – Il-Bajja tal-Mellieħa

 

A clear horizon is requested from where filming is being carried out at the time, during the dates and times listed above.

 

The vessels Abbot, Mahana and MV Grecale will be used during the filming and are to be given a wide berth when spotted.

 

Mariners are requested to keep a sharp look out and navigating at slow speed, in the vicinity of the above areas. They are to cooperate with the organisers and Maritime Enforcement officers in the area. Moreover they are to obey any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Charts affected: BA 2537, 211.

 

27th September, 2019

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 129 of 2019

 

Birżebbuġa Regatta 2019

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners that the Birżebbuġa Local Council will be organising regatta races in Birżebbuġa, Marsaxlokk Harbour.

 

The regatta races will be held on Sunday, 29th September, 2019, from 1.00 p.m. till 7.00 p.m., and will take place within the area A, B, C and D as shown hatched on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Any vessels which are within the designated area are to be removed.

 

No vessels will be allowed to cross the race course during the races.

 

Races will be held when no merchant traffic is scheduled to enter or depart from the Malta Freeport terminals.

 

Mariners are requested to keep a sharp look out and navigating at slow speed (no wake), in the vicinity of the above area. They are to cooperate with the organizers and any maritime enforcement assets in the area. Moreover, they are to obey any instructions given by Marsaxlokk Port Control (Marsaxlokk VTS) on VHF Channel 14.

 

Charts affected: BA 36, 2538

 

27th September, 2019

 

 


 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 125 of 2019

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2019

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that the Royal Malta Yacht Club will be holding the Rolex Middle Sea Race on Saturday, 19th October, 2019.  In addition a coastal race will also be held on Wednesday, 16th October, 2019.

The race programme is as follows:

a) Wednesday, 16th October, 2019

The coastal race starts at 10.00 a.m.

The start is from Marsamxett Harbour, at an imaginary line from the tower of Il-Fortizza ta' Tignè to the corner of the bastion on the western side of Il-Fossa in Valletta. When they exit Marsamxett Harbour they will proceed, depending on the weather conditions, either to Comino and/or Gozo or to Munxar and/or Filfa and finish at Marsamxett Harbour.

Mariners are requested to keep the Marsamxett fairway clear during the start of the coastal race and to keep a sharp lookout during the remaining hours of Wednesday, 16th October, 2019.

b) Saturday, 19th October, 2019

The Rolex Middle Sea Race starts at approximately 11.00 a.m.

The start is from Grand Harbour, at an imaginary line from an inflatable buoy near Saint Angelo Point to the Valletta Saluting Battery mast.

The yachts shall then proceed in a North Easterly direction along the Channel in Grand Harbour to an inflatable buoy, bearing the sponsor's logo, positioned outside the Saint Elmo Breakwater. The buoy shown as 1 on the chart that can be found on Transport Malta's website (www.transport.gov.mt) will be in the following approximate position:

 

Latitude (N)               Longitude (E)

35º 54'.160                 014º 31'.540

The yachts shall then proceed in a North Westerly direction towards St George's shoals where a second inflatable buoy bearing the sponsor's logo will be positioned. The buoy shown as 2 on the chart that can be found on Transport Malta's website (www.transport.gov.mt) will be in the following approximate position:

Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)

35º 55'.650                 014º 30'.070

They will follow the course as shown on Chart 1 that can be found on Transport Malta's website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

The yachts shall than proceed in a North North Easterly direction towards Sicily.

Mariners are to navigate with caution and to keep a sharp lookout when in the vicinity of the above-mentioned courses and positions and, when sighted, give the participants a wide berth.

 

They are also to keep at least 200m away from the inflatable buoys 1 and 2 mentioned above.

 

Mariners are advised that on Saturday, 19th October, 2019, between 9.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. or such time as may be communicated by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12, if earlier, the Grand Harbour shall be closed for all traffic not directly related to the race.

 

During these times all other vessels shall be required to remain within designated areas in the inner harbour up to Ras Ħanżir, in Dockyard Creek, Kalkara Creek and Rinella Bay. (Areas are shown hatched in magenta on Chart 2).

 

No vessel will be allowed at the quay next to the fish market as this quay is being reserved for emergency vessels only.

 

Mariners are instructed to cooperate with the organizers and maritime enforcement officers in the area. Moreover they are to obey any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

 Positions are in WGS 84 Datum

 

Chart affected BA Chart 177

 

24th September, 2019

 



 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 121 of 2019

 

Building of raft at Il-Bajja ta' San Ġiljan

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that a group of scouts will be building a raft at Il-Bajja ta' San Ġiljan.

 

Weather permitting, the raft will be built and moored at Il-Bajja ta' San Ġiljan in the approximate area shown marked with a red X on the chart found on the Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

This activity will be held on Saturday, 28th September, 2019, from 9.00 a.m. till 2.00 p.m.

 

All vessels navigating within the bay are requested to keep a sharp lookout, navigate with caution and at slow speed (no wake), and give the raft a wide berth.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

20th September, 2019

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 122 of 2019

 

Malta – Comino – Malta Swimming Event

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that a Malta – Comino – Malta swimming event will be held on Saturday, 28th September, 2019.

 

Participants will depart from Ir-Ramla tal-Armier point A, at approximately 9.00 a.m. They will swim to point B, C and then point D back in Ir-Ramla tal-Armier (as shown on chart 1 found on the Transport Malta website  (www.transport.gov.mt)).

 

The swim is to be completed by noon.

 

If the event cannot be held as stated above due to bad weather conditions it will be held on the same date and time at either Il-Bajja tal-Mellieħa (as shown on chart 2 found on the Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) or at Ir-Ramla tal-Mixquqa (as shown on chart 3 found on the Transport Malta website  (www.transport.gov.mt)) depending on wind direction.

 

Support vessels will accompany the participating swimmers.

Mariners are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate at slow speed and keep well clear of the area during the stipulated time giving the swimmers a wide berth. They are to obey any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 and maritime enforcement assets in the area.

 

Charts affected: BA 211A, 2537 and 2538

 

20th September, 2019

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 123 of 2019

 

Filming from Rinella – Malta Film Studios – Clear Horizon

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners and operators of vessels, that filming activities will take place in Rinella – Malta Film Studios.

 

The filming will take place from Monday, 30th September, 2019 to Monday, 28th October, 2019 (including weekends).

 

In view of the above a clear horizon is required for filming purposes.

 

Mariners navigating in the indicated area on the mentioned dates are requested to keep watch on VHF Channel 12 and cooperate with the crew and enforcement personnel in the area.

 

Any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 are to be complied with.

 

20th September, 2019

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 124 of 2019

 

Filming at Rinella (Malta Film Studios) using Flares

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners and operators of vessels that flares will be used as part of filming activities in Rinella – Malta Film Studios.

 

The filming includes the use of pyrotechnics (parachute bright white flares) and will be taking place between Tuesday, 1st October, 2019 at 6.00 p.m. and Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 at 4.00 a.m.

Mariners are to take note and be informed regarding the above activity and are requested to keep watch on VHF Channel 12/16.

 

Any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12/16 are to be complied with.

 

Charts affected: BA 177, 2537, 2538, 194

 

20th September, 2019

 

 


RANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 119 of 2019

 

Cancellation of Local Notice to Mariners No. 108

of 2019 regarding Emergency Repair Works

on the Ras il-Ħobż, Gozo Sewage Outfall

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies that the emergency repair works on the Ras il-Ħobż, Gozo sewage outfall, have been completed.

 

Therefore Local Notice to Mariners No 108 of 2019 – re  Emergency repair works on the Ras il-Ħobż, Gozo sewage outfall, is hereby CANCELLED.

 

13th September, 2019



 
Local Notice to Mariners No. 118 of 2019

 
Repair of Damaged Jetty at Marsaxlokk

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners and the general public that repair works will be carried out on the jetty at Xatt is-Sajjieda, Marsaxlokk.

 
The works will start on Monday, 15th September, 2019, within the area shown hatched on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 
A diver may be involved in the works.

 
Owners of vessels that are moored or have a mooring within the area of 10 meters from the jetty, are to remove such moorings and associated ground tackle with an immediate effect and not later than Sunday, 15th September, 2019.

 
Any vessels and moorings that are left in this area will be removed at the expense of the owner. No liability whatsoever will be accepted by the Authority for any damage that may be caused while removing the said vessels and moorings.

 
A silt curtain will be laid within the 10 meters area shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 
The jetty cannot be used. Masters and vessel operators are instructed to navigate at very slow speed that no wake must be done. And keep a sharp lookout at all times.

 
All vessel operators are to comply with any instructions as given by Marsaxlokk VTS on VHF Channel 14.

 
10th September, 2019


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 117 of 2019

 

Enemed Voomquest UIM V2 World

Championship Event

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners that V2 Powerboat races will be held in Il-Fliegu ta' Kemmuna (South Comino Channel) between Friday, 20th September, 2019, and Sunday, 22nd September, 2019. 

 

Navigation will be restricted within the area bounded by the lines joining points U, V, W, X, Y and Z and the intermediate coastline, as shown on Chart 1 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt), from 9.30 a.m. till 6.00 p.m. on each day:

 

Position    Latitude (N)                Longitude (E)         Colour

 

U                 35º 59'.834           014º 21'.831 Shore

V                 35º 59'.972           014º 21'.857 Red

W               36º 00'.295     014º 21'.449         Red

X                35º 59'.862            014º 19'.964 Red

Y                35º 59'.348            014º 20'.071 Red

Z                 35º 59'.238     014º 20'.112         Shore

 

A number of buoys will be laid within the area in the following positions A, A1, B, C, D, E, F and G for the races as indicated on chart 1 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Position    Latitude (N)              Longitude (E)           Colour

 

A                 35º 59'.368            014º 20'.639 Chequered

A1               35º 59'.312            014º 20'.646 Chequered

B                 35º 59'.898            014º 21'.660 Yellow

C                 36º 00'.101            014º 21'.468 Yellow

D                 35º 59'.820            014º 20'.890 Red

E                  35º 59'.895            014º 20'.401 Yellow

F                  35º 59'.708            014º 20'.155 Yellow

G                 35º 59'.381            014º 20'.239 Yellow

 

The buoys will be left in position during the night and will have a yellow flashing light.

 

Owners of vessels moored within the restricted area, in Il-Fliegu ta' Kemmuna (South Comino Channel) are to remove their vessels from Friday, 20th September, 2019 to Sunday, 22nd September, 2019. Any vessels left in this area during the stipulated date will be removed at the expense of the owner. No liability whatsoever will be accepted by the Authority for any damage that may be caused while removing the said vessels.

 

If due to inclement weather conditions the races cannot be held in Il-Fliegu ta' Kemmuna (South Comino Channel) they will be held in Il-Bajja tal-Mellieħa on the same days and times.

 

If the races are to be held in Il-Bajja tal-Mellieħa, navigation will be restricted within the area bounded by the lines joining the points V, W, X, Y, Z and U as shown on chart 2 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt):

 

Position    Latitude (N)              Longitude (E)           Colour

 

U                 35º 58'.404            014º 21'.172 Red

V                 35º 58'.039            014º 21'.343 Red

W                35º 58'.453            014º 23'.045 Red

X                 35º 58'.815            014º 23'.110 Red

Y                 35º 59'.006            014º 22'.698 Red

Z                  35º 58'.718            014º 22'.327 Red

 

Also a number of buoys will be laid within the area in the following positions: A, A1, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I for the races as indicated on Chart 2 found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt):

 

Position    Latitude (N)              Longitude (E)           Colour

 

A                 35º 58'.450            014º 21'.650 Chequered

A1               35º 58'.516            014º 21'.613 Chequered

B                 35º 58'.380            014º 21'.380 Yellow

C                 35º 58'.264            014º 21'.370 Yellow

D                 35º 58'.200            014º 21'.480 Yellow

E                  35º 58'.420            014º 22'.670 Red

F                  35º 58'.542            014º 22'.897 Yellow

G                 35º 58'.762            014º 22'.948 Yellow

H                 35º 58'.874            014º 22'.726 Yellow

I                   35º 58'.666            014º 22'.370 Red

 

The buoys will be left in position during the night and will have a yellow flashing light.

 

Owners of vessels moored within the restricted area, in Il-Bajja tal-Mellieħa are to remove their vessels from Friday, 20th September, 2019 to Sunday, 22nd September, 2019. Any vessels left in this area during the stipulated date will be removed at the expense of the owner. No liability whatsoever will be accepted by the Authority for any damage that may be caused while removing the said vessels.

 

Mariners are instructed not to enter the restricted area on the mentioned dates and times stated above and navigate with caution and slow speed. They are to cooperate with the organizers and Maritime Enforcement officers in the area. Moreover they are to obey any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12.

 

Charts affected: BA 194, 211A, 2537 and 2538

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

6th September, 2019

 


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 116 of 2019

Azimut Yacht Rendez-vous Event at Ir-Ramla

tal-Armier, Malta

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that an Azimut Yacht Rendez-vous event will be held at Ir-Ramla tal-Armier, Malta.

 

The event will be held on Friday, 6th September, 2019, between noon and midnight, within the area delineated by the imaginary lines joining points A, B, C and D as shown on the chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Position           Latitude (N)   Longitude (E)

 

A                     35º 59'.494     014º 21'.385

B                     35º 59'.494     014º 21'.556

C                     35º 59'.413     014º 21'.523

D                     35º 59'.400     014º 21'.403

 

Due to the above event, navigation within the above area will be restricted and no vessel is to be left moored within the area during the above mentioned date and time.

 

All vessels navigating within the bay are requested to keep a sharp lookout, navigate with caution and at slow speed (no wake) and give the above mentioned area a wide berth.

 

If due to adverse weather conditions the event cannot be held at Ir-Ramla tal-Armier, it will be held at Il-Moll tat-Tiben (Marina di Valletta) in Il-Port ta' Marsamxett.

Charts affected: BA 211A, 2537 and 2538

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

3rd September, 2019


 


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 112 of 2019

 

Firework Displays in Grand Harbour – Senglea Feast – 2019

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that firework displays will be let off from 2 barges next to eachother moored 200m off Il-Ponta ta' Bighi, centered on position Y in chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Position           Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

Y                     35°53'.632      014°31'.281

 

The firework displays will be let off on the following dates and times:

 

On Friday, 6th September, 2019 from 8.00 a.m. till 8.15 a.m., from noon till 12.15 p.m. and from 9.45 p.m. till 11.00 p.m.

 

On Saturday, 7th September, 2019 from 8.00 a.m. till 9.15 a.m., from noon till 12.30 p.m., from 6.00 p.m. till 7.15 p.m. and from 9.45 p.m. till 11.45 p.m.

 

On Sunday, 8th September, 2019 from 8.00 a.m. till 8.15 a.m., from noon till 12.15 p.m. and from 7.00 p.m. till 11.15 p.m.

 

The barges will be moored in position on Wednesday, 4th September, 2019, and will be removed on Monday, 9th September, 2019. They will be left in position during the night and will be lit. A wide berth of 200 meters is requested from the barges on these days as the barges will be loaded with fireworks.

 

Owners on vessels moored in Rinella Bay are to remove their vessels from Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 to Monday, 9th September, 2019.

 

Transport Malta will accept no Liabilities whatsoever for any damage caused to vessels that are left within Rinella Bay and vessels within the 200m safety zone from the barges in the mentioned dates.

 

Mariners are to navigate with caution and slow speed. They are to obey any instructions and directions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 and any enforcement agency.

 

Positions are referred to WGS 84 Datum.

 

Chart affected BA Chart 177.

 

30th August, 2019

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 113 of 2019

 

Building of raft with slide at Ir-Ramla tal-Mixquqa, Golden Bay

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that the Mosta Scout Group will be building a raft with a slide at Ir-Ramla tal-Mixquqa, Golden Bay.

 

Weather permitting the raft will be built and moored at ir-Ramla tal-Mixquqa, Golden Bay within the area shown hatched on the chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

This activity will be held on Monday, 2nd September, 2019, from 9.00 a.m. till 5.00 p.m.

 

All vessels navigating within the bay are requested to keep a sharp lookout, navigate with caution and at slow speed (no wake), and give the raft a wide berth.

 

Charts affected: BA 211A, 211B, 2537 and 2538

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM.

 

30th August, 2019

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 114 of 2019

Cancellation Local Notice to Mariners No. 71 of 2019 Regarding Temporary Fairway in Santa Maria

Bay Comino

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies that the fairway in Santa Marija Bay – Comino has been reinstated as per Local Notice to Mariners No. 8 of 2017.

 

Therefore Local Notice to Mariners No. 71 of 2019 – re  Temporary fairway in Santa Maria Bay – Comino is hereby CANCELLED.

 

30th August, 2019

TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 115 of 2019

 

8th September Regatta in Grand Harbour - Valletta

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that the 8th September Regatta will be held in the Grand Harbour. Sinkers and marker buoys will be laid as follows:

 

1. On Friday, 6th and/or Saturday, 7th September, 2019, 3 sinkers with yellow flashing marker buoys will be laid in the following positions.

 

Position           Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

(B)                   35°53'.573      014°30'.952

(C)                   35°53'.490      014°30'.824

(D)                   35°53'.443      014°30'.750

 

2. On Sunday, 8th September, 2019, as from 8.00 a.m., wire ropes with floats will be laid in the following positions:

 

(i) from buoy (B) off Il-Ponta ta' Sant' Anġlu to point (C) North of Il-Ponta tal-Isla.

 

(ii) from buoy (C) North of Il-Ponta tal-Isla to point (D) West of Il-Ponta tal-Isla opposite the entrance to Id-Daħla tal-Franċiżi Bastion.

 

(iii) from point (A) ashore on Barriera Wharf to buoy (B) off Il-Ponta ta' Sant' Anġlu.

 

Position           Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

(A)                   35°53'.740      014°30'.850

 

(iv) from bollard 8 at Ras Ħanżir II point (E) to bollard 26 at Deep Water Quay point (F), as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

3. The wire ropes, floats and buoys mentioned in 2 above will be removed on the completion of the Regatta at approximately 6.30 p.m. on Sunday, 8th September, 2019.

 

4.  The sinkers and marker buoys mentioned in 1 above will then be removed on Monday, 9th September, 2019.

 

Masters of all vessels are notified that on Sunday, 8th September, 2019, between 9.00 a.m. and about 7.30 p.m., incoming vessels will not be allowed to proceed to any berth South West of the imaginary line joining point (A) on Barriera Wharf and Forti Sant' Anġlu Flagstaff. Vessels in "Il-Marsa" sea area will not be allowed to proceed beyond the starting line indicated in 2(iv) above after 9.00 a.m. No vessel will be allowed near the finishing line except those involved in the races. No movements of vessels will be allowed inside the Grand Harbour, except by special permission. All vessels are to keep a minimum distance of 5m away from the lines and floats mentioned in 2(ii), 2(iii) and 2(iv).

 

Incoming vessels will not be allowed to proceed to any berth South-West of the imaginary line which is 150m north-East of the finish line (A) to (B) mention in 2(i) above. No vessel will be allowed to stay within this 150m area.

 

Masters of all vessels are also warned that the wire ropes and floats may cause a physical obstruction and consequently they are to navigate with extreme caution.  Caution is also to be exercised when in the vicinity of such wire ropes and floats when these are being laid or removed.

 

Mariners are to obey any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and enforcement personnel in the area.

 

Chart Affected: BA 177

 

30th August, 2019

TRANSPORT MALTA

Notice to Mariners No. 60 of 2019

 

Cancellation of Notice to Mariners No 56 of 2019 Regarding Ġnejna (Ras il-Pellegrin) North Cardinal Buoy – Unlit

 

Reference is made to BA Chart 2537 – Gozo, Comino and The Northern Part of Malta.

 

BA Chart 2538 – Malta

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that Ġnejna (Ras il-Pellegrin) North Cardinal Buoy quick flashing in the following position:

 

Latitude (N)               Longitude (E)

 

35º 55'.470    014º 20'.090

 

has been RE-LIT

 

Cancel Notice to Mariners No. 56 of 2019.

 

Position in WGS 84 Datum

 

Chart affected: BA 211, 2537, 194

 

30th August, 2019


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Notice to Mariners No. 61 of 2019

 

Live firing practice at Pembroke Ranges – 4th and 5th September, 2019 – Extended hours

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that further to Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2019, the Armed Forces of Malta will carry out Live Firing Practice on Wednesday, 4th and Thursday, 5th September, 2019, with extended hours between 6.00 p.m. and 11.00 p.m. (Local Time).

 

The exercise area (LM-D6) is delineated by sector ABC.

 

From Position A

 

            Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A         35º 55'.540      014º 28'.320 (Centre point on land),

 

a radius of 4 nautical miles to points

 

B         35º 59'.460      014º 27'.150 and

 

C         35º 58'.290      014º 32'.190

 

During the live firing practice, red flags (approximate size 2.5m x 2m) will be flown from the shore limits.  After sunset there will be two safety vessels with blue lights on each side, to indicate the limit. Mariners are warned to keep as a minimum 4 nautical miles off the coast when the flags or safety vessels are sighted.

 

Moreover, any instructions given by Valletta Port Control (VTS) on VHF channel 12 are to be strictly observed.

 

Charts affected: BA 2538, 2537, 194

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM

 

30th August, 2019


 


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Notice to Mariners No. 59 of 2019

Chart Correction Floating Platform off Il-Ponta ta' Tas-Sliema – Seasonal

Reference is made to BA Chart 177 – Valletta Harbours

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, informs mariners that a 3.36m x 2.40m floating pontoon (shown in red on Trasnport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) has been placed centred on the approximate position A. The pontoon will be seasonal from 1st May to 30th September.

 

The approximate position is:

 

Position          Latitude (N)               Longitude (E)

A                     35º 54'.882                014º 30'.449

 

Charts affected:  BA Chart 177

Positions referred to: WGS 84 Datum.

 

27th August, 2019

 


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 108 of 2019

 

Emergency repair works on the Ras il-Ħobż, Gozo sewage outfall

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and operators of vessels that emergency repair works on the Ras il-Ħobż, Gozo sewage outfall, are scheduled to commence as per below dates.

 

The repair works are scheduled to start on Sunday, 25th August, 2019 and should be completed by Wednesday, 28th August, 2019, weather permitting.

 

The repair works will be carried out within the following positions, shown hatched on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

Point               Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                     36°00'.973      014°16'.839

B                     36°00'.853      014°16'.919

C                     36°00'.799      014°16'.776

D                     36°00'.919      014°16'.704

 

Divers will be engaged to carry out the repairs and will be assisted by the flat barge Bezz Rig 1 and the MV GoldDredger. They will be left in position all day and night, will be displaying the International Code Flag "A" and will be lit during the night.

 

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution at slow speed and give a wide berth when in the vicinity. They are to keep out of the above mentioned area.

 

Mariners and vessel operators are to comply with instructions and directions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and any enforcement agency that will be in the area.

 

Chart affected:  BA 2537

 

Positions referred to WGS 84 DATUM.

 

3rd August, 2019

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 109 of 2019

 

BSJ - Sprint Triathlon Swim – 1st September, 2019

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies that the Birkirkara St Joseph Sports Club will be organising Sprint Triathlon Swim at Salina Bay.

 

The race will be held along the course A, B and C (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)),

 

Position           Latitude (N)   Longitude (E)

 

A                     35º 56'.932     014º 25'.660

B                     35º 57'.112     014º 25'.763

C                     35º 57'.100     014º 25'.783

 

on Sunday, 1st September, 2019, from 7.00 a.m. till 9.00 a.m.

 

A water ambulance, club RIB and paramedic's Jet Ski will be accompanying the participating swimmers.

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. They are to obey any instructions issued by support vessels and Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 and any Enforcement Agency.

 

Charts affected: BA 211B, 211A, 2537 and 2538

 

23rd August, 2019

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 110 of 2019

 

Fireworks Displays in St Julian's Bay – San Girgor (Tas-Sliema)

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that fireworks displays in connection with the feast of St Gregory will be let off from the jetty at point A as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt) on the following dates and times:

 

On Friday, 30th August, 2019, from 10.30 p.m. till 11.15 p.m.

On Saturday, 31st August, 2019, from 10.15 p.m. till 10.30 p.m.

On Sunday, 1st September, 2019, from 9.30 p.m. till 9.45 p.m.

 

All vessels and bathers are warned to keep clear and maintain a minimum distance of not less than 100 metres from the jetty (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) during the above-mentioned displays.

 

Vessels moored within 100 metres from point A (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) are to be removed and the area kept clear during the displays. The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta will accept no liabilities whatsoever for any vessels that are left lying in the area on the above mentioned date and times.

 

Mariners are to obey instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 and any enforcement agency.

 

Chart Affected BA 177

 

23rd August, 2019

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 111 of 2019

 

Cancellation of Local Notice to Mariners No. 124 of 2018 Re  Repair Works on Quay at Blue Lagoon – Comino

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that the repair works on quay at Blue Lagoon - Comino has now been completed and therefore Local Notice to Mariners No. 124 of 2018 – re repair works on quay at Blue Lagoon – Comino is hereby CANCELLED.

 

23rd August, 2019

 


 

 Local Notice to Mariners No. 103 of 2019

 

PAAT Aquathlon – 28th August, 2019

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies that Pembroke Athleta Athletics and Triathlon will be organising an Aquathlon at Salina Bay.

 

The swims will be held along the course A, B, C, D and E (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)),

 

Position           Latitude (N)   Longitude (E)

 

A                     35º 56'.932      014º 25'.660

B                     35º 57'.112      014º 25'.763

C                     35º 57'.100      014º 25'.783

D                     35º 56'.958      014º 25'.695

E                      35º 56'.923      014º 25'.695

 

on Wednesday, 28th August, 2019, between 2.00 p.m. and 9.30 p.m.

 

An ambulance on land, a water ambulance and paramedic's Jet Ski will be accompanying the participating swimmers.

 

Mariners are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate with extreme caution and at slow speed (no wake) when in the vicinity, on the stipulated date and time. They are to obey any instructions issued by support vessels, Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 and any enforcement agency.

Charts affected: BA 211B, 211A, 2537 and 2538

 

20th August, 2019

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 104 of 2019

 

Fireworks Display St Julian's Village Feast St Julian's Bay 2019 from breakwater

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies that a firework display in connection with the feast of St Julian's will be let off from the breakwater at the entrance of ix-Xatt ta' Spinola.

 

The fireworks display will be let off from all along the breakwater mentioned above.

 

The displays will take place between Friday, 23rd August, 2019, at 11.55 p.m., and Saturday, 24th August, 2019, at 00.20 a.m.

 

All vessels and bathers are warned to keep well clear and maintain a safe distance of not less than 25 metres from the breakwater and any vessels moored within this area, shown hatched on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt), are to be removed during the above mentioned date and time.

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, will accept no liabilities whatsoever for any vessels that are left lying in the area shown hatched on the above mentioned date and time.

 

Mariners are to obey instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 and any enforcement agency.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

20th August, 2019

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 105 of 2019

 

Filming outside Marsamxett Harbour and inside the Grand harbour, Valletta The Story of my Wife

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners and operators of vessels, that filming activities will take place outside Marsamxett Harbour at point A (as indicated chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) and at Boiler Wharf inside the Grand Harbour, Valletta.

The filming will take place on Friday, 23rd August, 2019, and Saturday, 24th August, 2019.

 

The filming involves the use of the vessel UTEC Surveyor as a prop and she will be towed by the tug boats Sea Wolf and Sea Jaguar whenever it has to be moved.

 

On Friday, 23rd August, 2019:

 

6.00 a.m. UTEC Surveyor will be towed from Cassar Shipyard to be moored at Boiler Wharf.

 

9.00 a.m. UTEC Surveyor towed from Boiler Wharf to outside Marsamxett Harbour where filming onboard the vessel will commence.

 

In the afternoon the UTEC Surveyor will be towed again to Boiler Wharf where filming will take place from arrival to midnight.

 

On Saturday, 24th August, 2019:

 

9.00 a.m. UTEC Surveyor towed from Boiler Wharf to outside Marsamxett Harbour where filming onboard the vessel will commence.

 

In the afternoon the UTEC Surveyor will be towed again to Boiler Wharf where filming will take place from arrival to midnight.

 

On Monday, 26th August, 2019:

 

In the afternoon the UTEC Surveyor will be towed back to Cassar Shipyard.

 

Mariners are to note the above and give a wide berth while the UTEC Surveyor is being towed and while it is anchored at point A (as indicated on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)).

 

Mariners and vessel operators are to comply with instructions and directions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and any enforcement agency that will be in the area.

 

Charts affected: BA 177, 2537, 2538

 

20th August, 2019

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 106 of 2019

 

Filming at Ir-Ramla tal-Bir, Marfa The Story of my Wife

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners and operators of vessels, that filming activities will take place at Ir-Ramla tal-Bir, Marfa.

The filming will take place on Wednesday, 28th August, 201 from 8.00 p.m. till midnight.

 

Due to the filming the area shown hatched on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt) will be restricted and no vessel will be allowed to enter or stay moored within the area during the above mentioned date and time.

 

Mariners and vessel operators are to comply with instructions and directions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS)   on VHF Channel 12 and any enforcement agency that will be in the area.

 

Charts affected: BA 211

 

20th August, 2019

 

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 107 of 2019

 

Amendment to Local Notice to Mariners No. 104 of 2019 Fireworks Display St Julians Village Feast St Julians Bay 2019 from Breakwater

 

Reference is made to Local Notice to Mariners No. 104 of 2019.

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners, that the fireworks display will be held on Friday, 23rd August, 2019 from 10.45 p.m. till 11.15 p.m. instead of Friday, 23rd August, 2019, at 11.55 p.m., and Saturday, 24th August, 2019, at 00.20 a.m.

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 104 of 2019 is to be amended accordingly.

 

All other information mentioned in Local Notice to Mariners No. 104 of 2019 will remain.

 

Chart affected:  BA 177

 

20th August, 2019

 


 


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 101 of 2019

 

Malta - Gozo Malta Open Water Swimming Competition 2019

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners that a Malta - Gozo – Malta open water swimming competition will be held on Saturday, 24th August, 2019.

 

A group of participants will depart from Ir-Ramla tal-Bir (Malta), point A on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt), at approximately 6.30 a.m. They will swim to the east of Comino and then to Ġebel tal-Ħalfa (Gozo), point B on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt) and back to Ir-Ramla tal-Bir (Malta) point A.

 

Another group of participants will depart from Il-Bajja ta' Ħondoq ir-Rummien (Gozo), point C on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt), at approximately 8.15 a.m. They will also swim to the east of Comino and finish at Ir-Ramla tal-Bir (Malta), point A on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

The swims are to be completed by 11.30 a.m.

 

Position           Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                     35º 59'.248      014º 20'.691

B                     36º 01'.745      014º 19'.871

C                     36º 01'.665      014º 19'.353

 

Individual support vessels will accompany all participating swimmers. Support vessels will be displaying a white and blue flag.

Il-Fliegu ta' Għawdex will be restricted to navigation from 8.00 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. and Il-Fliegu ta' Kemmuna will be restricted to navigation from 9.30 a.m. till 11.30 a.m.

 

Mariners are advised to keep a sharp lookout and navigate at slow speed and keep well clear of the area during the stipulated time giving the swimmers and support vessels a wide berth. They are to obey any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 and maritime enforcement assets in the area.

 

Charts affected: BA 211A, 2537 and 2538

 

16th August, 2019

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 102 of 2019

 

Pageant of the Seas 2020 (Technical Trial 28-08-2019)

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that a technical trial involving sailing boats in connection with the Valletta Pageant of the Seas – 2020 event will be held in the Grand Harbour on Wednesday, 28th August, 2019.

 

The technical trial will be carried out within the area enclosed by the imaginary lines joining the points A, B, C and D.

 

Mariners are informed that due to the above technical trial, part of the Grand Harbour, Valletta, will be restricted to all vessels from 9.00 p.m. until midnight local time, except to pre-notified vessels and those vessels with prior authorisation.

 

The restricted area is delineated by the imaginary lines joining the points T - U, V - W, X – Y and Y - Z and the intermediate coastline

 

Mariners are to comply with instructions and directions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and any enforcement agency that will be in the area.

 

Chart Affected: BA 177

 

16th August, 2019

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 57 of 2019

 

Interference to the Global Navigational Satellite Service (GNSS)

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that harmful interference to the Global Navigational Satellite Service (GNSS) has been reported by the Malta Communications Authority.

 

Due to this interference, the GNNS and the GPS service may be adversely affected.

 

Mariners are advised to use all available means to ascertain safety of navigation.

 

16th August, 2019

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Notice to Mariners No. 58 of 2019

 

Chart Correction – Fuelling Barge in Il-Port ta' Marsamxett

 

Reference is made to BA Charts 177 – Valletta Harbours

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners of the following changes to the Fuelling Barge position in Il-Port ta' Marsamxett.

 

 

                                                                                    Latitude (T)                           Longitude (L)

                                                                                    Latitudni (N)                          Lonġitudni (E)

 

1) Ħassar simbolu: irmiġġ ta' baga fil-pożizzjoni:              35° 53'.831                014° 30'.153

    Delete symbol:   mooring buoy in position:                    

                                   

                                  irmiġġ ta' baga fil-pożizzjoni:            35° 53'.849                014° 30'.192

                     mooring buoy in position:                  

 

2) Ħassar legend: Fuelling Barge ċċentrat fuq:                  35° 53'.840                014° 30'.172

    Delete legend:  Fuelling Barge centred on:                  

 

3) Daħħal simbolu: irmiġġ ta' baga fil-pożizzjoni:            35° 53'.998                014° 30'.413

    Insert symbol:     mooring buoy in position:                 

 

                                   irmiġġ ta' baga fil-pożizzjoni:         35° 54'.012                014° 30'.433

                                   mooring buoy in position:   

 

4) Ħassar legend:      Fuelling Barge ċċentrat fuq:             35° 54'.005                014° 30'.423

    Insert legend:       Fuelling Barge centred on:  

 

Charts affected:  BA Chart 177

 

Positions referred to:  WGS 84 Datum.

 

16th August, 2019

 


 


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 99 of 2019

Rockestra Stunt Mellieħa Bay (Għadira)

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners and swimmers that a Rockestra Stunt will be held in Mellieħa Bay (Għadira) on Friday, 16th August, 2019, at 11.00 a.m.

 

The stunt will involve an AFM helicopter circling Mellieħa Bay, and will hover over the area hatched in red (as shown on chart on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)).

 

In view of the above, mariners and swimmers are informed to keep at a safe distance away and cooperate with the organisers.

 

Mariners are to obey instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and any enforcement agency.

 

Chart Affected: BA 211A, 2537, 2538 

 

13th August, 2019

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 100 of 2019

 

Fireworks Display St Julians Village Feast St Julian's Bay

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies that a firework display in connection with the feast of St Julian's will be let off from 8 pontoons moored in St Julian's Bay.

 

The pontoons will be moored in a straight line with the first pontoon in position A and the last in position B (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)), and will be moored in position 1 hour before each display and removed 1 hour after they finish.

 

Position           Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)

 

A                     35°55'.154      014°29'.613

B                     35°55'.030      014°29'.702

 

The firework displays will take place on the following dates and times:

 

On Saturday, 24th August, 2019, from 9.30 p.m. till 10.30 p.m.

 

On Sunday, 25th August, 2019, from 10.00 p.m. till 10.30 p.m.

 

All vessels and bathers are warned to keep well clear and maintain a safe distance of not less than 60 metres from the pontoons and any vessels moored within this area are to be removed while the pontoons are being towed or moored in position.

 

Mariners are to obey instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF Channel 12 and any enforcement agency.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

13th August, 2019

 

 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Notice to Mariners No. 56 of 2019

Ġnejna (Ras il-Pellegrin) North Cardinal Buoy Unlit

 

Reference is made to BA Chart 2537 – Gozo, Comino and the Northern part of Malta, and

BA Chart 2538 – Malta.

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners that the Ġnejna (Ras il-Pellegrin) North Cardinal Buoy Quick Flashing in the following position:

 

 

Latitude (N)               Longitude (E)

 

35º 55'.470    014º 20'.090

 

is UNLIT.

 

Mariners are to note the above and give a wide berth.

 

 

Position in WGS 84 Datum.

 

Chart Affected: BA 211, 2537, 194

 

13th August, 2019


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

Local Notice to Mariners No. 98 of 2019

Correction to Local Notice to Mariners No. 97 of 2019 re-Fireworks Display Feast of Stella Maris from Manoel Island and The Strand

Reference is made to Local Notice to Mariners No. 97 of 2019 regarding Fireworks Display – Feast of Stella Maris from Manoel Island and The Strand.

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, informs mariners and owners of vessels that there has been some change in the times the display from Manoel Island will be let off. The correct times are the following:

 

On Monday, 12th August, 2019, from 7.15 p.m. till 7.45 p.m.

 

On Friday, 16th August, 2019, from 9.00 a.m. till 9.10 a.m., from noon till 12.10 p.m. and from 10.15 p.m. till 11.00 p.m.

 

On Saturday, 17th August, 2019, from 9.00 a.m. till 9.30 a.m., from noon till 12.20 p.m. and from 6.00 p.m. till 11.30 p.m.

 

On Sunday, 18th August, 2019, from 9.00 a.m. till 9.10 a.m., from noon till 12.10 p.m. and from 7.30 p.m. till 11.00 p.m.

 

All other information in Local Notice to Mariners No. 97 of 2019 will remain valid.

 

Chart affected: BA 177

 

9th August, 2019


 

TRANSPORT MALTA

 

Local Notice to Mariners No. 97 of 2019

 

Fireworks Display Feast of Stella Maris from Manoel Island and The Strand

 

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners that fireworks will be let off from the foreshore of Manoel Island in Sliema Creek, centred on point A as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt):

 

Position           Latitude (N)   Longitude (E)

 

A                     35º 54'.312      014º 30'.267

B                     35° 54'.530     014° 30'.286

           

The fireworks displays will take place on the following dates and times:

 

On Monday, 12th August, 2019, from 6.30 p.m. till 8.00 p.m.

 

On Friday, 16th August, 2019, from 9.00 a.m. till 9.15 a.m., from noon till 12.10 p.m. and from 9.00 p.m. till 11.00 p.m. 

 

On Saturday, 17th August, 2019 from 9.00 a.m. till 9.15 a.m., from noon till 12.15 p.m., from 6.00 p.m. till 7.00 p.m. and from 9.30 p.m. till 11.30 p.m.

 

On Sunday, 18th August, 2019, from 9.00 a.m. till 9.15 a.m., from noon till 12.15 p.m. and from 7.00 p.m. till 11.00 p.m.

 

In view of the above, mariners are informed that navigation within 220 meters from the above mentioned position, point A on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt), in Marsamxett Harbour will be prohibited during the dates and times of the fireworks displays as mentioned above. All craft moored within the indicated area (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) are to be removed on the above-mentioned dates and times of the fireworks displays.

 

Further to the above, a ground fireworks display will be held at The Strand, Tas-Sliema between Saturday, 17th August, 2019, at 11.00 p.m., and Sunday, 18th August, 2019, at 00.30 a.m. The ground fireworks display will be let off from point B, as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

 

In view of the above, mariners are informed that navigation within 150 meters from the above mentioned position, point B on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt), in Marsamxett Harbour will be prohibited during the date and times of the ground fireworks display as mentioned above. All craft moored within the indicated area (as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt)) are to be removed on the above-mentioned dates and times of the ground fireworks displays.

 

Mariners are to obey instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 and any enforcement agency.

 

Chart affected: BA 177 

 

6th August, 2019

 



 
Local Notice to Mariners No. 95 of 2019

 
Fireworks Display – Feast of St Dominic

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta notifies mariners that aerial fireworks will be let off from Il-Ponta ta’ Sant’Iermu (point A as shown on chart found on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt) on the dates and times as follows:

 
On Friday, 2nd August, 2019, from 8.00 a.m. till 8.15 a.m., from noon till 12.15 p.m. and from 7.00 p.m. till 7.15 p.m.

 
On Saturday, 3rd August, 2019, from 9.00 a.m. till 9.15 a.m. and from noon till 12.15 p.m.

 
On Sunday, 4th August, 2019, from 8.00 a.m. till 8.15 a.m., from noon till 12.15 p.m., from 7.15 p.m. till 8.00 p.m. and from 9.00 p.m. till 11.00 p.m.

 
Vessels moored within 200 metres from point A are to be removed and the area kept clear during the displays. The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta will accept no liabilities whatsoever for any vessels that are left lying in the area on the above mentioned date and times.

 
Instructions and directions given by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 and any Enforcement Agency are to be complied with.

 
Chart Affected: BA 177  

 
2nd August, 2019

 

 

 
TRANSPORT MALTA

 
Local Notice to Mariners No. 96 of 2019

 
Filming from Rinella – Malta Film Studios – Clear Horizon – 5th to 10th August, 2019

 
The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, notifies mariners and operators of vessels that filming activities will take place in Rinella – Malta Film Studios.

 
The filming will take place from Monday, 5th August, 2019, to Saturday, 10th August, 2019.

 
In view of the above a clear horizon is required for filming purposes.

 
Mariners navigating in the indicated area on the mentioned dates are requested to keep watch on VHF Channel 12 and cooperate with the crew and enforcement personnel in the area.

 
Any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS) on VHF channel 12 are to be complied with.

 
2nd August, 2019