Mariners are advised that contractors NIRAS Fraenkel Ltd will be conducting hydrographic and laser surveys of CMAL harbour and marine facilities and adjacent seaward areas within Oban Bay within the extents of the area indicated below.
Weather permitting works are scheduled to be undertaken from Sunday 21 May 2017 using the workboat MV Etive Explorer. It is estimated the surveys will be completed within 6-days.
The survey vessel skipper can be contacted on 07900 253585 and will monitor VHF channel 12 and 16 during the surveys. The survey supervisor will liaise with Argyll & Bute Harbour Master, CalMac Ferries Ltd Port Manager and Masters of the CalMac ferries to ensure there is no disruption to scheduled ferry services.
The works will also involve a laser survey of quaysides and mariners may be requested to relocate vessels within berthing areas for short periods of time to enable this to be undertaken.
All vessels navigating in the vicinity of Oban Bay during this period are advised to maintain a lookout for the survey vessel and proceed with caution, regulating your speed to minimise the effects of wash accordingly.
Further details can be obtained using the contact details below.
Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited
Municipal Buildings, Fore St.,
PA1 4 5EQ
Tel: 01475 749 920
Categories: Notice to Mariners