This area covers half the waters and coastline of the United Kingdom, including the majority of offshore manned oil installations. The approximate length of this coastline is 6,214 miles (10,000km) a land area of 30,405sq miles (77,700 sq km) and 790 islands*.
* Source Scottish Statistics.
Most of the significant lighthouses and other aids to navigation for general navigation outside harbour limits are provided directly by us.
We currently own and maintain:
- 206 Lighthouses
- 170 Buoys
- 25 Beacons
- 49 AIS Stations
4 DGPS Stations
Under our supervision, harbour authorities and other third parties provide aids to navigation in harbour areas and outside harbour areas on structures such as outfalls, renewable energy sites and oil & gas installations. These consist of approximately:
- 2100 Local Lighthouse Authority (LLA) AtoN
- 130 Oil and Gas Installations
- 500 Aquaculture Sites