Complete NTM 23/21

Further to NTM 14/21, mariners are advised that CMAL will be conducting asset condition surveys of the facilities at the locations listed below that are operated primarily in support of lifeline ferries.

The surveys will be conducted by divers operating from either a support vessel, the structure, or the shore. Unless otherwise indicated, surveys at each location should be completed within one day.

Weather permitting, dive surveys are scheduled to be undertaken at the following locations on or about the indicated dates.

22/03/21       Isle of Islay, Loch Leodamais, Port Ellen Ferry Terminal (Day 1)

23/03/21       Isle of Islay, Loch Leodamais, Port Ellen Ferry Terminal (Day 2)

24/03/21       Sound of Mull, Mingary Pier, Kilchoan Ferry Terminal

25/03/21       Sound of Mull, Loch Aline, Lochaline Ferry Terminal

25/03/21       Sound of Mull, Isle of Mull, Fishnish Ferry Slipway

26/03/21       Sound of Iona, Isle of Mull, Bullhole Berthing Structure

There will be no disruption to scheduled ferry services.

An A-Flag will always be displayed when divers are in the water. The dive supervisor will also maintain VHF communication on channel 16 and liaise with ferry masters and local port managers.

Mariners navigating on the indicated dates near to the locations listed are requested to do so with caution, regulate their speed to minimise the effects of wash and stay well clear when an A flag is being displayed on the shore, structure or any vessels supporting the works.

Further NTMs will be issued as the work progresses and details can be obtained using the contact details below.


Issued on behalf of the Harbour Master

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited


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