Near Boston Lock

Detail

From Date: 02/07/2018 00:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Advice

Reason: 3rd Party Works

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: River Witham

Updates

24/06/2021 15:38

Mariners are advised that marine survey operations will take place along the length of the Lincs and Racebank windfarm cable routes.

The vessel will also be surveying in the vicinity of the substation platforms (OSP) of both windfarms and the inter connector between both OSP’s on the race bank windfarm.

Surveys are expected to take place from the end of June and into July for a period of two weeks weather permitting by the survey vessel ‘Morven’.

Towing equipment up to 100m may be towed behind the morven during operations. A wide berth is requested at all times and the vessel will be restricted in her ability to manouvre.

All vessels will monitor VHF Channel 16 at all times

14/06/2021 15:07

Mariners are advised the survey vessel “Sir William” will be carrying out bathymetric survey operations in the Haven adjacent to the Port area on Wednesday 16th June during the AM High Water tide.

The Sir William will be monitoring VHF Channel 12.

All passing vessels are requested to pass at slow speed and keep a safe distance.

14/06/2021 15:05

Mariners are advised that dredging operations are expected to resume on Friday 18th June. In the area of the riverside berths between the barrier and the dock entrance including the swinging area, three hours either side of high water. Tugs and barges will be operating between the berths and the swinging hole.

All vessels will monitor VHF Channel 12. Mariners are requested to pass dredging equipment at slow speed and with caution.

04/06/2021 14:18

Mariners are advised that Tug En Avant 9 will be towing a 55m long barge into the dock basin and will be navigating in the river and approaches from approximately 12:45 to 14:20 on Friday 4th June.

A second tug North Stack will be connected to the  stern of the barge and act as a brake tug.

The barge will be carrying 2 large gates, 9m tall and will be subject to significant windage. The tug and tow is likely to require more river space than normal commercial craft..

Both tugs will be on VHF Channel 12.

All mariners are requested to pass at slow speed and give the tug and tow as wide a berth as possible.

The barge and 2 tugs are expected to depart from Boston on Sunday 6th June at approximately 15:30.

21/05/2021 12:34

Mariners are advised the survey vessel “Sir William” will be carrying out bathymetric survey operations in the Haven adjacent to the Port area on Monday 24th May during the afternoon High Water tide.

The Sir William will be monitoring VHF Channel 12.
All passing vessels are requested to pass at slow speed and keep a safe distance.

11/02/2021 12:22

Mariners are advised that due to high freshwater levels the routine testing of the Boston Barrier that was due to take place on 16th February will not go ahead.

 The next closure/test will be on 15th March and a Notice to Mariners will be issued in due course.

10/02/2021 12:44

Mariners are advised that routine testing of the Boston Barrier is scheduled to be carried out.

This will mean that the Barrier will be in the raised CLOSED position as stated below-

February 16th - 11:54 until 17:54

The riverside Barrier information boards will indicate to Mariners that the barrier has been closed.

02/02/2021 08:07

Mariners are advised that the Humber Guardian will be carrying out bio water quality sampling within the Haven over the morning High Water tide on Tuesday 3rd February 2021.

Mariners are requested to pass at slow speed.

Mariners are also advised that Water Injection Dredging will be conducted from Monday 8th until Thursday 11th February. This dredging will be conducted in both the Swinging Hole and Lairage Berths. The dredging will be conducted during the ebb tide. It will be conducted from workboat CMS Innovation who will monitor VHF Ch 12.

Mariners are requested to pass at slow speed.

06/01/2021 13:32

Mariners are advised that routine testing of the Boston Barrier is scheduled to be carried out.

This will mean that the Barrier will be in the raised CLOSED position as stated below-

January 12th 2021: 1130 until 1330

The riverside Barrier information boards will indicate to Mariners that the barrier has been closed.

03/12/2020 16:20

Barrier Testing is due to take place -

On the 7th December   between 1:34pm to 7:34pm

On the 8th December between 2:39pm to 8:39pm

And on the 9th December between 3:54pm to 9:54pm

The Barrier will be in the raised CLOSED position during the above times and the navigational matrix sign boards will indicate that the barrier has been closed.

Please may we remind all mariners to monitor VHF12 channel when in the vicinity and approaches to the Boston Barrier.

05/11/2020 15:09

Mariners are advised that routine testing of the Boston Barrier is scheduled to be carried out. This will mean that the Barrier will be in the raised closed position between the stated times on the following dates.

6th November 1230 to 1830  

The riverside Barrier information boards will indicate to Mariners that the barrier has been closed.

04/11/2020 10:29

Mariners are advised that routine testing of the Boston Barrier will is scheduled to be carried out. This will mean that the Barrier will be in the raised closed position between the stated times on the following dates.

4th November 1400 to 1630

The riverside Barrier information boards will indicate to Mariners that the barrier has been closed.

Mariners are further advised that river survey works will be conducted by the ‘Humber Guardian’ on the 4th and 5th November 2020.

The works will consist of a trawl survey between the Dock Entrance and Slippery Gowt. The Humber Guardian will monitor VHF Channel 12 at all times and vessels are requested to pass at slow speed giving as wide a berth as practicable.

02/11/2020 13:01

The works for Boston Barrier Project are still on-going.

Mariners are advised that from the 2nd November dredging work will continue in the swinging hole from excavators on a floating barge, assisted by workboat ‘Volga’.

No work should extend into the main channel, but mariners should be aware of the activity and expect to see moving traffic and flashing lights during the working times.  Works will commence between three hours before and three hours after high water on both tides per day.

Mariners are further advised that routine testing of the Boston Barrier is scheduled to be carried out. This will mean that the Barrier will be in the raised closed position between the stated times on the following dates.

3rd November 1045 – 1645

4th November 2330 – 0530 (5th)

5th November 1145 – 1745

This is approximately 3hrs either side of Low Water.  The riverside Barrier information boards will indicate to Mariners that the barrier has been closed.

26/10/2020 16:05

The works for Boston Barrier Project are still on-going.

Mariners are advised that routine testing of the Boston Barrier will is scheduled to be carried out.

This will mean that the Barrier will be in the raised CLOSED position between the stated times on the following dates.

30th October 2210-0410 (31st)

31st October 1036-1636

This is approximately 3hrs either side of Low Water.

The riverside Barrier information boards will indicate to Mariners that the barrier has been closed.

21/10/2020 16:09

The works for the Boston Barrier project are still on-going.

This project is being carried out by contractors on behalf of the Environment Agency. 

Boaters are advised that routine testing of the Boston Barrier is scheduled to be carried out.

This will mean that the Barrier will be in the raised CLOSED position between the stated times on the following dates.

23rd October. 1540-2140

24th October. 1640-2240

25th October. 1715-2315

This is approximately 3hrs either side of Low Water on the PM tide.

The riverside Barrier information boards will indicate to Mariners that the barrier has been closed.

30/01/2020 14:11

The works for the Boston Barrier project are still on-going. . 

This project is being carried out by contractors on behalf of the Environment Agency. 

These works will be ongoing and will mean a steady increase in activities in this area, and we are just advising out boaters to be aware of this.

Please follow instructions from any signage and guide boats when approaching the site. Monitor VHF channel 12 at all times.

Please proceed with caution and follow any advice given on site.  

For further information on these works, please contact boston.barrier@environment-agency.gov.uk

01/08/2018 15:26

The works for the Boston Barrier project are still on-going. . 

This project is being carried out by contractors on behalf of the Environment Agency. 

These works will be ongoing and will mean a steady increase in activities in this area, and we are just advising out boaters to be aware of this.

Please follow instructions from any signage and guide boats when approaching the site. Monitor VHF channel 12 at all times.

Please proceed with caution and follow any advice given on site.  

For further information on these works, please contact boston.barrier@environment-agency.gov.uk

Description

The works for the Boston Barrier project have finally started. 

This project is being carried out by contractors on behalf of the Environment Agency. 

These works will mean a steady increase in activities in this area over the next couple of months, and we are just advising out boaters to be aware of this. 

As of today, there will be a tug boat, which will be carrying a flat-topped barge (30m long and 11m beam), into the dry dock basin. 

Here it will be loaded with construction material for the barrier works.

Please proceed with caution and follow any advice given on site.  

For further information on these works, please contact boston.barrier@environment-agency.gov.uk