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Mariners are advised that Caledonian Geotechnical have been contracted to undertake ground investigation works adjacent to Gourock Ferry Terminal linkspan.

Drilling works are to be undertaken by sub-contractor Phoenix Drilling. The scope of works includes 3 No. boreholes which are to be drilled over the side of the existing linkspan approach way structure on a cantilever platform with cable percussive and rotary drilling rigs.  There will be an inflatable safety boat on standby in the water each day during drilling operations.

Equipment will be moved onto site on Friday 3rd October and weather permitting, works are programmed to commence on Monday 6th October and last a duration of approximately 5 days.

On-site contacts for this project are:

David Gruar, Site Agent, Caledonian Geotechnical Mob: 07736 397 977

Stephen Glover, Phoenix Drilling Mob: 07775 000 218

The Site Agent will liaise with Masters of ferries using the facaility and the local port manager to ensure there is no disruption to scheduled ferry services and will maintain a radio watch on VHF channels 16 and 12.

All vessels navigating in the vicinity of Gourock Ferry Terminal 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.

Please click here to download a printable PDF of NTM 63/14 (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: Gourock Ferry Terminal, Ground Investigation Borehole Drilling Operations