AQUIND Interconnector

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AQUIND Interconnector

Received 18 February 2020
From Maritime & Coastguard Agency

Representation

Dear PINS, The MCA is a Statutory Consultee and Primary Advisor to the Marine Licensing regulators, and we would appreciate the opportunity to assess the impact of the proposed Aquind Interconnector on the safety of navigation and the UK’s search and rescue capabilities. We expect a Navigation Risk Assessment (NRA) to be carried out which demonstrates that the risk to the safety of navigation can be suitably mitigated to our satisfaction, and that the risk remains As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP). We also have an interest in the proposals for the cable burial, and any cable protection required, and the impact of the works which will take place in close proximity to the Dover Strait Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS). Yours Faithfully, Thomas Bulpit Marine Licencing Lead MCA Navigation Safety Branch