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Exposed damaged posts – Breydon Water, River Yare – 5 Mile bends
Breydon Water starboard hand navigation post no. 49, just before the Dickey Works, has been broken off. There is about 1 metre still exposed at average calm water high tide. A replacement Starboard hand buoy has been placed in front of it and a yellow buoy will be placed as close as possible.
Further, in the River yare at 5 Mile Bends (the first bends with channel markers upstream of the Berney Mill moorings the fourth and fifth starboard hand marker posts have also been damaged. The fourth has been broken below the water line and is marked with a post and yellow light behind it. The fifth is damaged but still intact – a buoy will be placed in front of it on Thursday 19th Dec.

Oulton Broad - Mutford Lock – restricted operation
The Broads Authority has been working hard to rectify the damage to the electrical and hydraulic control systems at Mutford Lock following the flooding in December. We understand it is a high priority for users and have been doing our best to get it back into operation. The road bridge which was out of action is now fully operational.

Despite the damage to the Lock control systems it should have been possible to manually open the gates. However, as soon as one of the gates failed to open engineers were called to inspect them. Nothing was found to be visually wrong with the winding mechanism nevertheless the engineers still could not open the gate.  This is most likely caused by additional debris behind the gates. A dive team carried out an inspection on Thursday 7th February and have now cleared debris which will allow limited manual operation of the lock by the arrangement with the Oulton Broad Yacht Station who can be contacted on 01502 574946.

The longer term solution to rectifying the damage to the electrical and hydraulic systems will make it more resilient to future flooding events. The replacement of the hydraulic system is expected to take 10 to 14 weeks.

Update on bridges - 7 February 2014
Trowse Bridge - Not operational (but can be opened at very restricted times, see below)
Network Rail have informed us that the current testing has been exhausted without achieving reliable operations of the bridge. Outside contractors are now being sought to rectify the reliability problems. Due to the fact that the bridge has been out of action for some time Network Rail have agreed that they are willing to swing the bridge manually by bringing in plant staff when required.

Due to the frequency of London trains and the time it takes to operate a swing manually the bridge can be opened on a Sunday at 09:05 and any night between 02:00 and 04:00 provided seven days' notice has been given to allow for plant staff to be on site. Openings within these times can be arranged by contacting Network Rail through their Area Incident Control Centre. This is staffed 24/7 and they will then pass on the request to the Ipswich Distribution & Plant team for a response.

tel 02079 793609
Please find below opening times for the bridge once it becomes operational.
Mon - Fri Sat Sun
1002 0910 0905
1107 1107 1128
1406 1405 1426
1606 1608 1726
1842 1809 1926
Oulton Broad Swing Bridge – Restricted operations
Network Rail have informed us that due to a signalling fault the bridge can only be swung manually with their engineers present on site. If you require a swing you will need to contact Oulton Broad Yacht Station on 01502 574946 giving at least five hours' notice. The yacht station will inform the swing bridge operator who will arrange for the technicians to be on site for the swing. We will update this information as soon as we are informed of any progress by Network Rail in regards to the required repair.
Breydon Bridge – Not operational
The Port Authority has informed us that the bridge is not currently operational. New hydraulic parts are being sourced and they will not be available until at least week commencing 10 March 2014. Further information to follow when advised.
Oulton Broad Road Bridge – Fully operational
Carrow Bridge - Fully operational
Somerleyton Bridge - Fully operational
Reedham Bridge - Fully operational
Beccles Bypass Bridge - Fully operational
Vauxhall Railway Bridge - Fully operational
Haven Bridge - Fully operational
BSS points boaters to important safety issues highlighted by Windermere’s Easter tragedy (pdf document) [33kb].

Safety Bulletin - the importance of using the kill cord (pdf document) [675kb]

The publication of this Safety Bulletin by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) follows the tragic accident on the Camel Estuary where a family of six were ejected from an 8m RHIB, leading to two fatalities and serious injuries to two people, on 5 May 2013.

Kind regards

Angie Leeper

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