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Notices to Mariners

Notices to Mariners provide essential, up to date information and advice to those navigating within our area of jurisdiction.

 

Number Title Published
07 Scotland - The Hebrides - Portain - Establishment of Lit Beacon and Buoy Station Withdrawn 14 April, 2021

Number 07 of 2021

Establishment of Lit Beacon and Buoy Station Withdrawn

Scotland, The HebridesSound of Harris
Portain

Northern Lighthouse Board
Notice to Mariners, 14 April, 2021

Latitude 57° 41.700’ North
WGS 84 Datum
Longitude 007° 08.297’ West
WGS 84 Datum

With reference to NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 3 OF 2021 (DATED 5 JANUARY 2021), notice is given that, on or about 21 APRIL 2021, the existing Portain Lit Buoy Station will be withdrawn and replaced with a PERMANENT LIT BEACON established with the undernoted characteristics:-

Character:
Flashing green every 3 seconds
Elevation:
8
Nominal Range:
3 Miles
Desc of Structure:
Column and platform with green daymark panels and top mark (height 8 metres)

M P BULLOCK
Chief Executive

06 Scotland - West Coast - Bhanarach Rocks - Establishment of New Buoy Station 13 April, 2021

Number 06 of 2021

Establishment of New Buoy Station

Scotland, West CoastSound of Gigha
Bhanarach Rocks

Northern Lighthouse Board
Notice to Mariners, 13 April, 2021

Latitude 55° 40.729’ North (approx.)
WGS 84 Datum
Longitude 005° 43.317’ West (approx.)
WGS 84 Datum

Mariners are advised that, on or about 27 APRIL 2021, a new buoy station will be established, with the undernoted characteristics:

Location:
Latitude 55° 40.729’ North (approx.)
Longitude 005° 43.317’ West (approx.)
Character:
Quick (3) every 10 seconds
Colour:
Black with a Yellow Horizontal Band
Desc Of Structure:
East Cardinal Buoy

M P BULLOCK
Chief Executive

05 Scotland - West Coast - Rubha Cuil-Cheanna - Establishment Of Light 10 March, 2021

Number 05 of 2021

Establishment Of Light

Scotland, West CoastLoch Linnhe
Rubha Cuil-Cheanna

Northern Lighthouse Board
Notice to Mariners, 10 March, 2021

Latitude 56° 42.310’ North
WGS 84 Datum
Longitude 005° 14.803’ West
WGS 84 Datum

Mariners are advised that, on or about 29 MARCH 2021, a new DIRECTIONAL SECTOR LIGHT and co-located ALL ROUND LIGHT will be established, with the undernoted characteristics:

Character 1:
Directional (194°) White/Red/Green every 2 seconds
Elevation:
12 metres
Nominal Range:
5 Miles (night)
1.7 Miles (day)

Sectors:
Iso R 2s 190.5-192.5°
Alt WR 2s 192.5-193.5°
Iso W 2s 193.5-194.5° (lead bearing of 194°)
Alt GW 2s 194.5-195.5°
Iso G 2s 195.5-197.5

Character 2:
Flashing Group (2) Green every 8 seconds
Elevation:
12 metres
Nominal Range:
5 Miles
Desc Of Structure
White Clad Metal Framework Tower (height 5.5 metres)

M P BULLOCK
Chief Executive

04 Scotland - The Hebrides - Portain - Construction of Lit Beacon 14 January, 2021

Number 04 of 2021

Construction of Lit Beacon

Scotland, The HebridesSound of Harris
Portain

Northern Lighthouse Board
Notice to Mariners, 14 January, 2021

Latitude 57° 41.702’ North
WGS 84 Datum
Longitude 007° 08.301’ West
WGS 84 Datum

With reference to NOTICE TO MARINERS NO 3 OF 2021 (DATED 5 JANUARY 2021), notice is given that the planned foundation works at Portain have been postponed due to weather. It is now intended that this work will commence in early February 2021.

A further notice will be given prior to the establishment of the lit beacon and the removal of the starboard hand buoy.

M P BULLOCK
Chief Executive

03 Scotland - The Hebrides - Portain - Construction of Lit Beacon 5 January, 2021

Number 03 of 2021

Construction of Lit Beacon

Scotland, The HebridesSound of Harris
Portain

Northern Lighthouse Board
Notice to Mariners, 5 January, 2021

Latitude 57° 41.702’ North
WGS 84 Datum
Longitude 007° 08.301’ West
WGS 84 Datum

Mariners are advised that, on or about 18 JANUARY 2021, work will commence on the construction of a beacon adjacent to the existing Portain buoy station.

A barge will be located on site for the initial phase of building a submerged concrete foundation, after which this will be marked with temporary marker buoys.

A further notice will be given prior to the establishment of the lit beacon and the removal of the starboard hand buoy.

M P BULLOCK
Chief Executive

02 Scotland and Isle of Man - All Areas - Extant Notices To Mariners 5 January, 2021

Number 02 of 2021

Extant Notices To Mariners

Scotland and Isle of Man, All Areas

Northern Lighthouse Board
Notice to Mariners, 5 January, 2021

Northern Lighthouse Board advise that the following Notices to Mariners from previous years remain in force:

12/2018 Stroma (Swilkie Point) – Temporary Light
06/2020 Cape Wrath – Temporary Light

M P BULLOCK
Chief Executive

Map of Scotland and Isle of Man
01 Scotland and Isle of Man - All Areas - Floating Aids to Navigation / Lighthouse Landings 5 January, 2021

Number 01 of 2021

Floating Aids to Navigation / Lighthouse Landings

Scotland and Isle of Man, All Areas

Northern Lighthouse Board
Notice to Mariners, 5 January, 2021

Northern Lighthouse Board request Mariners navigating around our coasts to exercise the greatest care to avoid damage to floating Aids to Navigation.

Mariners should give all navigational buoys a wide berth, always having regard for the strength of the wind and tide, and are requested to report immediately any defect in any Aid to Navigation either to NLB’s Monitoring Centre (telephone 0131 473 3198), or to HM Coastguard.

The Merchant Shipping Act 1995 makes provision for the imposition of a fine on any person who wilfully or negligently runs foul of, or makes fast to, any Lighthouse, Buoy or Beacon, and for the recovery of the expenses for making good any resulting damage.

Northern Lighthouse Board operates a number of lighthouses with adjacent boat landings. Since the departure of lightkeepers from these sites, the landings are no longer maintained and we accept no liability for injuries or damage caused by unauthorised access to these sites.

Mariners are invited to contact the Navigation Section, Northern Lighthouse Board (navigation@nlb.org.uk), to comment on any aspect of the Aids to Navigation Service or on hazards to navigation around our coasts.

M P BULLOCK
Chief Executive

Map of Scotland and Isle of Man