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In continuation of NTM 60/14 mariners are advised that commencing on Wednesday 8th October 2014, North West Marine Ltd is undertaking a dive project to inspect the Kerrera and Gallanach Ferry Slipways, Sound of Kerrera, Oban.

The project is planned to be of two days duration and will be undertaken from the dive support vessel ‘Headcorn’. There will also be an excavator operating from the deck of the vessel to assist the divers in ground investigation works. At all times operational working areas will be appropriately marked using Flag A “Diving Operations”. To minimise disruption to the local ferry service the dive team supervisor will liaise with the ferry skipper and will monitor VHF channel 16.

All vessels navigating in the vicinity of the Kerrera and Gallanach Ferry Slipways are advised to exercise vigilance and pass at minimum safe manoeuvring speed and sufficient distance from the dive support vessel 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. Such craft should be operated in a courteous manner with consideration being given to other mariners.

Please click here to download a printable PDF of NTM 62/14 (446Kb)

Further information can be obtained using the contact details

David McHardie
Harbour Master
Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited

Categories: Piers and harbours, Uncategorized @gd
Tags: Dive Inspection, Ferry Slipways, Gallanach, Kerrera, Oban, Sound of Kerrera