The Yellow Card

The Kingfisher Yellow Card features a list of the positions of Suspended Wellheads in UK waters and is produced to improve the safety of fishing activities in the vicinity of these potentially hazardous structures.

The Yellow Card is produced by Kingfisher every six months in order to inform fishermen of suspended wellheads. These structures are left on the seabed by operators intending to carry out further operations, and can pose a great risk to fishing vessels.

Suspended wellheads that have been left on the seabed will be left with a guide base to facilitate re-entry. The structure resembles an inverted table approximately 12ft square, with legs around 12-15ft from the seabed.

Fishermen are advised to download the latest Yellow Card, to ensure they are aware of suspended wellheads in their fishing area. The Yellow Card is available in both paper and electronic formats, and can be downloaded below.

Date Data Issue Yellow Card
January 2017 FSI v33 Download
July 2016 FSI v32 Download
January 2016 FSI v31 Download
July 2015 FSI v30 Download
January 2015 FSI v29 Download
July 2014 FSI v28 Download
January 2014 FSI v27 Download
July 2013 FSI v26 Download
January 2013 FSI v25 Download
July 2012 FSI v24 Download
January 2012 FSI v23 Download
July 2011 FSI v22 Download

Please note: The locations of these suspended wellheads are included in the FishSAFE fishing plotter files, available here.

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