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Closure of the North West Barge to Berthing

FALKLAND ISLANDS GOVERNMENT
NOTICE TO MARINERS

NO 03/2018

1. The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) has made the decision to close the FIPASS North West Barge to berthing operations on the grounds of safety, due to the deterioration of the structure, particularly the deck edge and north facing plating. The barge remains useable for accessing the Wool Warehouse and the Cold Store.
2. The bollards on the west berth remain suitable for ships lines except for number 22.
3. The FIPASS Duty Operations manager will decide the actual berthing position on the centre and east berths based on the prevailing circumstances and conditions.
4. The following parameters will be followed when allocating use of FIPASS:
4.1. The maximum combined LOA of vessels alongside FIPASS shall not exceed 220m.
4.2. Distance between berthed vessels shall, so far as practicable, be 10m.
4.3. In the case of vessels overhanging onto the west berth then they must berth port side to and the flat side of the vessel must rest on the centre berth.
4.4. If the LOA of a single vessel is more than 140m then only one vessel shall be berthed alongside. The intention of this restriction is to accommodate those larger vessels that require a central berthing position to safely conduct their port operation.
5. The Harbour Master may be consulted and will have the final decision on berthing position in the case of dispute.
This Notice shall remain in force until further notice.

Captain C Locke,
Harbour Master,
Falkland Islands Government.
Issued on 06/11/2018

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Vehicle Barrier Incident

Due to an incident involving a vehicle striking a vehicle barrier there will be temporary traffic cones used as you approach FIPASS. The cones will be removed once you have clearance to go on FIPASS. When you exit FIPASS the other vehicle barrier will still be operational.

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Traffic Restriction FIPASS

Trant (Capital Works Contractor) will be positioning one of their compressors on the FIPASS causeway from tonight (05/10/2017) this will be located on the Causeway for the foreseeable future. Traffic management will be in place when required.

Please note: ATLink Ltd are not project managing the Capital works programme or responsible for any impact the Capital works may have on your commercial business.

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Restricted Vehicle Access to Centre & West Berths

Due to the ongoing maintenance programme upon FIPASS we are required to lift and maintain the link spans connecting the East Barge to the Centre Barge.

The works will commence on Wednesday 16th August between the hours of 10:00 and 17:00. During these times there will be no vehicular access beyond the East Berth. Pedestrian access will still be available but extra care must be taken.

Can all users therefore please park all vehicles in the marked parking spaces on the East Berth and proceed on foot.

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Update on Link-span Maintenance Works

The Link-span Maintenance works are to continue on Wednesday 09/08/2017 between the hours of 08:30 and 16:30.
The works are to be conducted in the following areas; the link spans connecting the Centre Barge to the West Barge, once this area is complete the works will then move on to the link spans connecting the East Berth to the Centre Berth.
At times during the works, depending on progression, there will be no access or restricted access for vehicles beyond the East berth, pedestrian access will still be available but extra care must be taken.
It is advised that all users park their vehicles in the marked parking spaces on the East berth and proceed on foot during the stated times above.

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Restricted Vehicle Access to Centre & West Berths

Due to the ongoing maintenance programme upon FIPASS we are required to lift and maintain the link spans connecting the East Barge to the Centre Barge.

The works will commence on Monday 7th August between the hours of 09:00 and 17:00. During these times there will be no vehicular access beyond the East Berth. Pedestrian access will still be available but extra care must be taken.

Can all users therefore please park all vehicles in the marked parking spaces on the East Berth and proceed on foot.

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Cancellation of Restricted Vehicle Access

Due to circumstances beyond Atlink’s control, the planned works of removing and servicing the link spans between the East and Centre berths, announced for Tuesday 18th July are to be postponed to a later date.

 

The Centre and West berths will now have normal vehicle access.

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Restricted Vehicle Access to Centre & West Berths

Due to the ongoing maintenance programme upon FIPASS we are required to lift and maintain the linkspans connecting the East barge to the Centre Barge.

The works will commence on Tuesday 18th July between the hours of 08:30 and 16:30. During the works there will be no access for vehicles beyond the East berth, pedestrian access will still be available but extra care must be taken.

Can all users therefore please park all vehicles in the marked parking spaces on the East berth and proceed on foot.

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Berth Closures

During the upcoming capital works project there is going to be some berth closures.

Centre Berth – Closed from 18th November 2017 @ 07:00 until 29th November 2017 @ 17:00.

East Berth – Closed from 1st December 2017 @ 07:00 until 13th December 2017 @ 17:00.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Please note: ATlink Ltd are not project managing the Capital works programme or responsible for any impact the Capital works may have on your commercial business.

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Berth Closures Cancelation Update

Due to the relocation of Capital Work projects, the planned berth closures for March 2017 (point a) and April 2017 (point b) will no longer be in force.

(Point a) East Berth closure – Scheduled from 07:00 on Wednesday 15th March 2017 and not reopened to vessels until 07:00 Saturday 25th March 2017.

(Point b) Centre Berth closure – From 07:00 on Sunday 26th March 2017 and not reopened to vessels until 07:00 Wednesday 5th April 2017.

Due to the reopening of the berth space we are expecting high demand for berthing during these periods, if you require berthing please submit a booking ASAP.

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