UK: Wells Harbour Remains Safe for Mariners
Wells Harbour will remain safe for Mariners with the latest installation of a West Cardinal JET 5000 buoy supplied by Hydrosphere UK Ltd.
The 2.4m diameter flat bottomed buoy has been deployed at the entrance to the outer harbour where boats can come into difficulty in low tide due to the sand bar. This highly visible buoy will aid mariners in navigating a wide enough route around the bar.
Designed by world-leading buoy manufacturer Mobilis the JET 5000 is built to withstand extreme sea conditions like those that can affect the North Norfolk coast.
Wells Harbour has become increasingly busy in the last few years, particularly since being chosen as a base for survey, crew and work boats supporting construction and future operation of Sheringham Shoal offshore windfarm.
With the provision of a new jetty for work boats behind the lifeboat house and dredging the harbour entrance channel there was an average of 15 commercial vessels operating from the Outer Harbour last year, with the Harbour likely to become increasingly busy in 2013.
Press Release, July 23, 2013