Port of Mostyn deliver Navigation Workshops to Crew Transfer Vessel Skippers operating from the Port

April 2015

The Port of Mostyn has seen a steady growth in the number of Crew Transfer Vessels operating out of the port.  The Commissioning works for the Gwynt-y-Mor windfarm together with ongoing O & M operations for the North Hoyle and Rhyl Flats offshore windfarms has resulted in an increase in Crew Transfer Vessel activity at The Port of Mostyn. Currently there are 26  CTV’s operating from the port transferring up to 260 turbine technicians and their equipment to the three windfarms on a daily basis. 

As part of the Ports improvement in its Safety Management System in controlling the changing marine risks associated with this increase in CTV’s; coupled with the recent powers granted  under the new section 40A of the Harbours Act 1964, the Port is rolling out Navigation workshops to the crew and skippers of all CTV’s operating from the Port of Mostyn.  “The workshops have been developed to give the crew of vessels that are not normally subject to Pilotage, specialist local knowledge of the tides, currents and an in depth knowledge of the local Hydrography.  This additional training and local knowledge gained by the crew, will have a positive impact on the Safety of all users of the Port” states the Port of Mostyn Harbour Master Roy Hyde Lineker.