'Statutory Nuisance' number 10 and 11 witnessed...
And we believe there are more.....
South Hook Noise Community Group has learned of the 10th and 11th 'Statutory Nuisance' due to noise emanating from Qatargas vessels berthed at the South Hook LNG Jetty. Both vessels are outside the fleet of fourteen vessels which have been upgraded with improved diesel exhaust system generator silencers.
The 2009 built 'Shagra', which has made six visits to South Hook, and had already been witnessed to have noise emanating from the vessel which has amounted to a statutory nuisance on at least two occasions on 14th-15th April 2010 and 29th-30th July 2010, and has again been witnessed to be a statutory nuisance on 21st-22nd February 2011.
The sister vessel, the 2010 built 'Zarga' which has made four visits to South Hook, has also been a troublesome vessel to local residents. This vessel was also witnessed to have noise emanating from the vessel which amounted to a statutory nuisance on at least one occasion, on the 17th-18th February 2011.
The South Hook Noise Community Group is currently awaiting for the ship rescheduling of the fourteen vessels which have been fitted with improved diesel exhaust system silencers to start making regular visits to South Hook, as discussed in a press release from South Hook PR Team in July 2010.
A number of vessels within this programme, such as the Q-Flex vessels 'Al Gattara' and 'Al Ruwais' have only visited the terminal once, and the Q-Flex vessels 'Tembek' and 'Al Ghariya' have only visited twice.
A further two vessels, the Q-Flex 'Al Hamla' and 'Al Gharaffa' has also only visited the terminal twice post upgrade.
While the upgraded vessels cause very few issues post upgrade, the local community is very dissapointed that the ship re-scheduling programme has not been acted upon, and that in the same time, a number vessels which have not been upgraded have been deemed a 'statutory nuisance' by the Port Health Team from Pembrokeshire County Council, such as the 'Aamira' has visited the terminal on five occasions, the 'Shagra' which has gone on to visit the terminal on four occasions, and both the 'Rasheeda' and 'Zarga' on three occasions, causing considerable noise issues on every visit.
Vist our noise rating page for our assessment of environmental impact of recent vessel arrivals.
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