Notice to Mariners

05.02.21

Least Depths in Lochboisdale Harbour

NtM 001-2021

Mariners are warned that the recent survey in October 2020 revealed the following least depths within the breakwaters of Lochboisdale & Gasay Harbour, more details are shown on the attached survey diagram.

Eastern Breakwater

A shoal, comprising compacted stone with least depths of 3.9 metres below chart datum, extends 55 metres from the eastern breakwater wall along a line running south south westwards from the traffic light signal. In effect this gives a least depth of 3.9 metres below chart datum to vessels approaching or departing the Fish Pier. If necessary, owing to
insufficient height of tide or draught, this shoal may be avoided by navigating as close as is safe and practicable in the prevailing weather conditions to the northern pontoon. A depth of 5 metres below chart datum is available all along the Fish Pier.

Between the Pontoons

A least depth of 2.8 metres below chart datum exists midway along a line joining the ends of the two main pontoons.

Dome-shaped rock

A spot least depth of 1.5 metres is presented by a dome-shaped rock located 12.5 metres south south west from the end of the southern pontoon. Mariners are not to access the berths on the south side of the southernmost ponton without permission from the Harbourmaster. Those vessels permitted by the Harbourmaster to use these berths may avoid this rock by erring their navigation as close as is safe and practicable in the prevailing weather conditions to the southern pontoon.

NB. This notice will remain in force until further notice. All previous versions of this NtM are now withdrawn.

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

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04.12.20

Due to COVID-19 we are sad to announce the cancellation of the Islands Galore Regatta 2021.

We will, however, be working closely with our friends on Barra to ensure an even bigger and better event in 2022!

We look forward to seeing you all again soon, from all at Lochboisdale Harbour.

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Notice to Mariners

27.09.20

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

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Notice to Mariners

30.07.20

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