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 and by engineers operating from the structures and a small workboat. Works at each location should be completed within one day and will not disrupt scheduled ferry services.
Weather permitting, surveys are scheduled to be undertaken at the following locations on or about the indicated dates.
10/05/21 Isle of Coll, Loch Eatharna, Coll Ferry Terminal
12/05/21 Isle of Tiree, Gott Bay, Tiree Ferry Terminal
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 near to the above-named locations on these dates 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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