Date of issue: Friday 20th July 2012
Mariners are advised of an updated schedule of work with regard to hydrographic and topographic surveys of Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd port areas being undertaken by their contractor Aspect Land & Hydrographic Surveys Ltd.
From week commencing Monday 23rd July 2012, Aspect Land & Hydrographic Surveys Ltd will continue a detailed bathymetric survey of the seabed at the pier, approach channels and adjacent shorelines at the undernoted ferry terminals and slipways at the areas listed below utilising a purpose built survey vessel, Marine Sensor, a road transportable white hulled Cheetah catamaran with enclosed cabin. It will be crewed by two persons and will maintain a watch on VHF Channel 16 at all times.
Surveys will be conducted between the hours of 0830hrs and 1730hrs and will cause no disruption to ferry services.
It should be noted that due to weather constraints indicative schedules of work are not definitive and require a degree of flexibility. Therefore, vessels navigating in the vicinity of any of the terminals and slipways listed below should do so with care and maintain a lookout for the abovementioned survey vessel, regulating their speed to minimise the effects of wash accordingly.
An indicative schedule commencing 16th July 2012 is listed below.
- Castlebay, Barra
- Tarbert, Harris
Further NTMs will be issued as the survey programme is progressed around the network.
Issue of this Notice to Mariners does NOT cancel the previous NTM 38/12.
Further details can be obtained from the contact details below.
Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited