East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm

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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm

Received 23 January 2020
From Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Representation

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) remit for offshore renewable energy development is to ensure that the safety of navigation is preserved, and the UK's search and rescue capability is maintained, whilst progress is made towards government targets for renewable energy. The MCA would appreciate the opportunity to consider the project in line with our published guidance as per below, and to ensure that the Development Consent Order Deemed Marine Licence includes MCA’s navigation safety conditions for all offshore renewable developments. The MCA will seek to ensure the following guidance documents are addressed; 1) Marine Guidance Note (MGN) [543] Safety of Navigation: Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREIs) – Guidance on UK Navigational Practice, Safety and Emergency Response and its annexes; 2) Marine Guidance Note (MGN) [372] Safety of Navigation; Guidance to Mariners operating in the vicinity of UK OREIs; and 3) Methodology for Assessing the Marine Navigational Safety and Emergency Response Risks of Offshore Renewable Energy Installations.