Number Title Published
Number 06 of 2024

AIS As An Aid To Navigation

Scotland, North CoastPentland Firth
Duncansby Head(A3558)

Northern Lighthouse Board
Notice to Mariners, 12 July, 2024

Latitude 58° 38.646’ North
WGS 84 Datum
Longitude 003° 01.526’ West
WGS 84 Datum

Mariners are advised that, on or about 8 AUGUST 2024, AIS will be transmitted as an Aid to Navigation (AtoN) from this station. When observed on a display, the mariner will see:

MMSI Number:     992351448
Name:                    Duncansby Head Lighthouse
Position:                58° 38.646’ North 003° 01.526’ West
AtoN Type:            Light, without sectors

AIS will also be transmitted as a Virtual Aid to Navigation, with the undernoted characteristics:-

MMSI Number:     992356110
Name:                    Sandy Riddle Virtual AtoN
Position:                58° 37.500’ North 002° 50.000’ West
AtoN Type:            Beacon, South Cardinal

There is no buoy deployed at this location.

M P BULLOCK
Chief Executive

Number 05 of 2024

Re-Establishment of Permanent Light

Scotland, Orkney IslandsSanday Island
Start Point(A3718)

Northern Lighthouse Board
Notice to Mariners, 1 July, 2024

Latitude 59° 16.647’ North
WGS 84 Datum
Longitude 002° 22.560’ West
WGS 84 Datum

With reference to NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 07 of 2022 (DATED 26 MAY 2022), notice is given that, on or about 25 JULY 2024, the permanent light at this station will be re-established with the undernoted characteristics:-

Character:
Group Flashing (2) every 20 seconds (as charted)
Elevation:
24 metres (as before)
Nominal Range:
18 Miles

M P BULLOCK
Chief Executive

Number 04 of 2024

Re-Establishment of Permanent Light

Scotland, Orkney IslandsScapa Flow
Cava(A3636)

Northern Lighthouse Board
Notice to Mariners, 1 July, 2024

Latitude 58° 53.230’ North
WGS 84 Datum
Longitude 003° 10.670’ West
WGS 84 Datum

With reference to NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 08 of 2022 (DATED 24 JUNE 2022), notice is given that, on or about 21 JULY 2024, the permanent light at this station will be re-established with the undernoted characteristics:-

Character:
Flashing White/Red every 3 seconds (as charted)
Elevation:
11 metres (as before)
Nominal Range:
9 Miles (all sectors)
Sectors:
White 351° - 143° (152°) (as charted)
Red 143° - 196° (53°) (as charted)
White 196° - 251° (55°) (as charted)
Red 251° - 271° (20°) (as charted)
White 271° - 298° (27°) (as charted)

M P BULLOCK
Chief Executive

Number 03 of 2024

Aids To Navigation Review 2025

Scotland and Isle of Man, All Areas

Northern Lighthouse Board
Notice to Mariners, 24 January, 2024

The General Lighthouse Authorities (GLA) will be undertaking a review of Aids to Navigation provision around the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland during 2024. The Review will be published in 2025 and will inform the GLAs’ work plans for the following five year period.

The GLA provide a comprehensive and sustainable network of Aids to Navigation for General Navigation and are responsible for the Superintendence and Management of Local Aids to Navigation provided by Local Lighthouse Authorities.

The SOLAS Convention requires the provision of “such Aids to Navigation as the volume of traffic justifies and the degree of risk requires”. The 2025 review will consider all AtoN on the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland, both individually and as AtoN systems.

The GLA consider good quality user input to be an essential component of this review. Users of Marine Aids to Navigation are invited to contribute to the review by commenting on:

– The usefulness and usability of existing Aids to Navigation provided by the GLAs

– Any proposed requirement for the provision of new Aids to Navigation

– The mix of Aids to Navigation provided including lighthouses, buoys, beacons, Racons and AIS AtoN

– The benefit to users of providing additional data from AtoN such as meteorological data

– The effectiveness of systems used to promulgate information relating to Aids to Navigation

– Any other Aids to Navigation related issues

 

Comments regarding the provision of Aids to Navigation around Scotland and the Isle of Man should be addressed to navigation@nlb.org.uk.

M P BULLOCK
Chief Executive

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Number 02 of 2024

Extant Notices To Mariners

Scotland and Isle of Man, All Areas

Northern Lighthouse Board
Notice to Mariners, 5 January, 2024

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

11/2021 – Fair Isle South (Skadan) – Temporary Light

13/2021 – Lunna Holm – Temporary Light

07/2022 – Start Point – Temporary Light

08/2022 – Cava – Temporary Light

07/2023 – Òigh Sgeir – Temporary Light

08/2023 – Sumburgh Head – Temporary Light

M P BULLOCK
Chief Executive

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Number 01 of 2024

Floating Aids To Navigation / Lighthouse Landings

Scotland and Isle of Man, All Areas

Northern Lighthouse Board
Notice to Mariners, 5 January, 2024

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

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