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Huge part of sea off Welsh coast off limits due to safety reasons
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As a result of the trials, which are expected to run between 9am and 4.30pm every weekday for three weeks, sailors, fishing crew, and anyone who would enter the sea in the mapped area seen below is urged not to do so.
A message from MOD Aberporth has been sent to local activity clubs along the stretch in question. A spokesman for the MOD said: “We have a trial activity coming up which starts on June 6, running for three weeks (unless if they complete earlier). Unfortunately this trial has one of the biggest weapon safety traces that we use, which results in us needing to keep most of the bay clear of shipping.
“Hopefully the map below gives you an idea of the size of the safety trace (yellow circle – 18NM), and we realise that it is a lot to ask but can you remain clear of this area from 9am through to 4.30pm each weekday (not weekends). We realise that the sailing season is now getting underway and that you have a lot of activities planned, but can we ask that you make your members aware of our Trial activity and ask that they steer around the safety area during this period please.”
The MOD spokesman added that they will be making hourly broadcasts on IMM channel 16 and 11 throughout the days in question, and that anyone who wishes more information should contact 01239 813 760.”
Huge part of sea off Welsh coast off limits due to safety reasons (msn.com)
TAP – It looks like a cover story – either to do with Sellafield or possibly to do with an incident involving a nuclear submarine. Why would the government deliberately release a highly toxic substance in concentrated form for a test? They wouldn’t. It would be more consistent with an event which took place in Cardigan Bay than stuff coming down from Sellafield. What kind of event? The sinking of a submarine?
My initial reaction was Sellafield or a sub, possibly munitions from WW1 and WW2
Sellafield is a problem throughout the Irish Sea, not just Cardigan Bay. Menai Straight is particularly bad for radioactive pollution. So that is unlikely but possible
WW1/WW2 munitions hard to see. I bet they dumped loads of stuff in coastal waters those days before much environmental awareness. But why now for that, and why over such a wide area, so pretty unlikely
So a sub incident is most likely I guess. Whose sub though? Surely not those pesky Russkies, they’ve got enough on their plate, rather than worrying about the moribund, woke, pussy military rump navy of the UK
Missiles hitting Britain in April (Welford depot and one shot down near Powys/Shropshire border) and maybe others, were most probably fired from a submarine. The Moskva was targeted by the RAF at Waddingham most probably using satellite, transferring the data via Starlink to missile crew at Black Sea coast. Russia then issued an ultimatum which was rejected by Britain on April 13th, and a series of missile strikes began. If a sub was located in The Irish Sea, it could have been sunk by the navy which deployed a hospital ship with ASW helicopters in that area. The sub was no doubt nuclear armed if that is the case, and it now needs to be cleared up. All a theory Pete, but how else do we flesh out the story into some kind of reality? Either that or the Russian sub was engaged by a hunter killer sub which it destroyed. If so there would be a large number of casualties to report. So far none have appeared.
“can you remain clear of this area from 9am through to 4.30pm each weekday (not weekends).”
Timeframe implies they are testing something betweed those hours.
A chemical or radioactive hazard would be 24/7
MOD Aberporth Range is situated in Cardigan Bay north of the Milford Haven Waterway beyond Strumble Head.
The landward range covers some 550 acres and is the base for the testing of air launched weapons and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The Range has a Sea Danger Area which covers 6,500 square kilometres of Cardigan Bay from sea level to unlimited height. The extent of the Sea Danger Area is shown on the map below.
If one were hastily testing a modified rig to fire antishipping missiles from an unusual platform ready for export to Ukraine.
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A submarine detecting system?
Used to be further south The US Navy base, next to RAF Brawdy in Pembrokeshire
There’s an SAS base near there I think, could they be practicing for some event?