Notice to Mariners


CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Harbour Restrictions

NtM 005-2020

Due to the rapidly worsening coronavirus health crisis throughout Uist & Barra there is now a need to impose control on vessel movements to Lochboisdale Harbour.

Mariners are informed that with immediate effect the following restrictions are now in force.

Access to Lochboisdale Harbour and facilities is now closed to all non-essential visiting vessels. These specifically include:

• Cruise Ships
• Recreational / Leisure Vessels

The harbour remains open to the following essential vessels:

• CalMac Ferries
• Fishing
• Fishfarm (vessels normally berthed at the harbour)
• Commercial (Fishfarm support)
• Cargo (essential to the local community)
• Vessels in emergency situations

If any vessel has a crew member displaying or showing symptoms of COVID-19, this should be declared to the Harbour Master prior to the vessel docking.

Donald A Currie
Harbour Master Lochboisdale harbour.
Tel 07586 787 678

Please click here to download this Notice to Mariners as a PDF.

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