Complete NTM 42/16

Mariners are advised contractor George Leslie Ltd is currently constructing a 40m break water on the south side of the extended Kerrera slipway.

To indicate the extent of the works a temporary pole mounted special light has been established. Details are as follows:


Location description:         Oban. Sound of Kerrera. Kerrera Ferry Slipway

Latitude                     :           56o 23.964’      North (WGS-84 datum)

Longitude                 :           005o 31.034’    West (WGS-84 datum)

Character of Light   :           Fl Y 5s

Range                         :           2 nautical miles

Elevation                    :           5.35 meters above MHWS

Structure                   :           Grey Metal Column


This is likely to be in place for approximately 5 weeks and will be thereafter changed to a permanent light installation notified by an NTM update.

All vessels navigating in the vicinity of the ferry slipways, Sound of Kerrera are advised to exercise vigilance and pass at minimum safe manoeuvring speed and sufficient distance from the area of works to reduce the risk of damage or injury being caused by the passing vessel’s wash or displacement. Owners and operators of high speed vessels should be particularly vigilant regarding their speed and the wash that can be created.

Further details can be obtained using the contact details below.

David McHardie
Harbour Master

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited
Municipal Buildings, Fore St.,
Port Glasgow
PA1 4 5EQ
Tel: 01475 749920

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