King's Harbour Master Clyde



A. The Clyde Dockyard Port of Gareloch and Loch Long Order 2011


1. Mariners are advised that the Queen’s Harbour Master (QHM) Clyde has made the following General Direction under the Clyde Dockyard Port of Gareloch and Loch Long Order 2011. 2. Reference A provides that the master of every vessel and every other person within the limits of the Dockyard Port of Gareloch and Loch Long shall comply with any direction given by the QHM for the purposes of the proper protection of the dockyard port, Her Majesty’s vessels, dockyards or property, or for the requirements of Her Majesty’s naval service.

2. The ammunitioning jetty at Glen Mallan in Loch Long requires safety arrangements during the loading and unloading of ammunition onto a vessel berthed at the jetty to protect the vessel at the jetty, as well as any passing vessels and members of the public who are in the vicinity at that time. To ensure that safety arrangements are in place to mitigate the risk of collision and any risk to the public during ammunitioning operations at the Glen Mallan jetty, QHM may activate the Restricted Area defined in paragraph 3 below on a temporary basis.

3. Glen Mallan Restricted Area – Limits of the Boundary



Map reference




56 07.522'N

4 49.156'W


56 07.555'N

4 49.484'W


56 07.769'N

4 49.630'W


56 07.989'N

4 49.566'W


56 08.157'N

4 49.292'W


56 08.122'N

4 48.940'W







1. Where it is necessary for any naval vessel and/or auxiliary to proceed to or from a Crown Establishment or to be turned, moved, berthed or docked within the dockyard port, the Queen’s Harbour Master may direct that no person shall:

a. enter, pass through or remain in the Glen Mallan Restricted Area;

b. cause or permit any vessel or thing to enter, pass through or remain in the Glen Mallan Restricted Area

2. Where any such direction is made, notice of the direction-

a. Shall be broadcast by the Queen’s Harbour Master on VHF channel 73 from time to time during the period in which the direction is in force, and

b. Shall be indicated by the illumination of the following lights at masts at the following locations:

(i)Southern Point Glen Mallan Jetty (56 07.753N, 004 49.130W) (3 vertical red lights), and

(ii)Northern Point Glen Mallan Jetty (56 07.941N 004 49.069W) (3 vertical red lights).

5. Summary

The Ministry of Defence Police Launch in Loch Long will monitor the area to ensure      that passing traffic complies with this direction. Non-compliance with this direction will be regarded as a breach of the Clyde Dockyard Port of Gareloch and Loch Long Order 2011.

This General Direction will be reviewed by 10 Jan 22.

Queen's Harbour Master

Renown Building

HM Naval Base, Clyde.



Tuesday 02 Mar 2021

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Queen's Harbour Master
Clyde Dockyard Port