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Updated 1st October 2011 at 17:14 GMT

South Hook Noise Group Noise Ratings from recent Vessel visits

impactometer

A revised version of the South Hook Noise Group Noise rating system in which we rate noise emanating from vessels based on a collaborative assessment from locations suffering noise issues from locations within South Pembrokeshire. The new system rates both the distance in which residential properties are affected by noise emanating from the vessel at berth with a range-o-meter rating, and shows the impact of the noise with an impact-o-meter rating.


How to register a noise complaint updated

Contact Pembrokeshire County Council Port Health Team on (01437) 776390 or (01437) 776389 during the hours of 8am until 7pm, 7 days per week.

Out of hours noise nuisance issues can be reported using the Emergency Pembrokeshire County Council telephone number, 0845 6015522.

You can also email the team on porthealth@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

By clicking the email link above you will have an email filled in with the details to send direct to Port Health Team!


Also report your issues to your Member of Parliament.

For noise issues in the Milford Haven area, contact Stephen Crabb MP on (01437) 763527, or email stephen@
workingfor
pembrokeshire.com

Stephen follows up every complaint he receives directly with South Hook LNG.

For noise issues from Angle and surrounding areas, contact Simon Hart MP on (01834) 860102 or email simon.hart.mp@
parliament. uk


Also contact your Assembly Member.

In the Milford Haven area, contact Paul Davies AM on (01437) 766425 or email paul.davies
@wales.gov.uk

In Angle and surrounding areas, contact Angela Burns AM on (01834) 869 387 or email angela.burns
@wales.gov.uk

Vessels at Berth updated
Updated 1st November 2011 at 17:04 GMT

Check Milford Haven Port Authority Vessels currently at Berth for vessels on South Hook No.1 or No. 2.

Vessel Arrivals

Check Milford Haven Port Authority Arrivals for vessels berthing at South Hook No. 1 or No 2.


The Statutory Nuisance Counter for Qatargas Vessels visiting the South Hook Terminal
Updated 10th October 2011 at 22:12 GMT

Stautory Noise Nuisance

Vessels which have been witnessed to have had noise emanating from them amounting to a statutory nuisance while at berth at the South Hook Terminal by the Pembrokeshire County Council Port Health Team - Mekaines, Al Mafyar, Al Ghuwairiya, Mozah, Bu Samra, Al Mayeda, Shagra, Zarga, Aamira, Al Samriya (all Q-Max), Mesaimeer and Al Khattiya (Q-Flex).


Ship pages redesigned new
Added 24th September 2011 at 22:46 GMT


Our newly designedQ-Max Ship pages are now complete. We are now in the the process of redesigning the Q-Flex Ship pages. Many thanks to the local web design company who has come forward and offered their services in the re-design of the website and for carrying out more frequent updates from the group.


Local Newspaper Articles new
Updated 22:38 GMT on 11th April 2011

Local residents sends letters to the Editor expressing their dissatisfaction following South Hook PR's comments following article on Ship Noise in the Milford Haven & West Wales Mercury and the Western Telegraph.


Thank you new
Updated 7th March 2011 at 01:12 GMT

We would like to show our appreciation to those who have contributed to the South Hook Noise Community Group


Coming Soon new

Noise Feedback Form

For local residents who are not members of the South Hook Noise Community Group to submit a rating on the level of noise from your location.

Timeline of events

As we approach 2 years of noise issues - and details of future initiatives we have planned.


South Hook LNG addresses local residents concerns over ship noise
At 16:42 on 5th July 2010

Added new Press Release from South Hook LNG detailing upgrade programme.


Assurances from Qatargas
At 7:42 on 21st May 2010

Added details of upgrades to problematic Q-Max vessels.


How you can play your part
At 19:12 on 16th May 2010

Added South Hook LNG Community Liason Group contacts.


 

Statutory Nuisances witnessed by Pembrokeshire County Council Port Health Officers

Last Updated 21:56 GMT on 12th October 2011

Statutory Noise NuisanceThe level at which noise constitutes a "nuisance" is not quantified by legislation, which requires that to be a nuisance it must spoil the "use" or "enjoyment" of your residence. That is up to the judgement of a reasonable and independent person, and for that purpose the Pembrokeshire County Council Port Health Officers are deemed acceptable.

In the opinion of individual officers from the Port Health Team, noise emanating from vessels at berth have amounted to a statutory nuisance, has now been witnessed on twenty occasions, namely:

 

Date

Vessel

Type

Manufacturer

1

15th October 2009

Mekaines*

Q-Max

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

2

10th December 2009

Mekaines*

Q-Max

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

3

6th January 2010

Al Mafyar*

Q-Max

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

4

17th January 2010

Al Ghuwairiya

Q-Max

Daewoo Heavy Industries (DHI)

5

30th January 2010

Mesaimeer

Q-Flex

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI)

6

17th February 2010

Mozah*

Q-Max

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

7

17th February 2010

Bu Samra*

Q-Max

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

8

27th February 2010

Al Mafyar*

Q-Max

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

9

26th March 2010

Al Mayeda*

Q-Max

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

10

14th April 2011

Shagra**

Q-Max

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

11

6th May 2010

Bu Samra*

Q-Max

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

12

30th July 2010

Shagra**

Q-Max

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

13

2nd January 2011

Shagra**

Q-Max

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

14

18th February 2011

Zarga**

Q-Max

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

15

22nd February 2011

Shagra**

Q-Max

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

16

23rd February 2011

Shagra**

Q-Max

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

17

25th March 2011

Aamira**

Q-Max

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

18

7th May 2011

Al Khattiya

Q-Flex

Daewoo Heavy Industries (DHI)

19

15th August 2011

Shagra**

Q-Max

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

20

1st October 2011

Al Samriya

Q-Max

Daewoo Heavy Industries (DHI)

* denotes that it was one of the fourteen vessels which have been retrofitted with improved diesel generator exhaust system silencers back in July 2010. This work was carried out at Drydocks World, Dubai. Five of the Six Samsung Heavy Industries vessels were witnessed to have noise emanating from them which amounted to a statutory noise nuisance, with the 'Mekaines' and 'Bu Samra' being witnessed on two occasions.

** denotes these vessels also received upgrade work to their engine silencers, but instead of fitting the silencers which had been successfully retrofitted to the original fourteen ships which were upgraded, it was decided to fit a different type. These silencers were fitted at the Samsung Heavy Industries Shipyard , Geoje Island, South Korea.

This has resulted in an even greater number of complaints on average with these vessels.

Environmental Protection Act 1990

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 stipulates that any legal action can only be taken on individual vessels. It is therefore particularly useful to register a complaint on EACH occasion a vessel causes you disturbance, as the Port Health Team has to assess each ship in isolation when it arrives at South Hook. It is also useful for a Officer of the Port Health Team to personally witness the disturbance.

We, as a community, need to ensure that all ships which are likely to visit South Hook LNG Terminal cause no noise nuisance so we can again return the surrounding areas to the quiet and peaceful places they used to be.

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