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Queen's Harbour Master Clyde

DIRECTION No 22/20

GARELOCH & LOCH LONG PORT CLOSURE LIGHTS

References

A.       Clyde Dockyard Port of Gareloch and Loch Long Order 2011 (SI No. 1680)

B.         Rhu Narrows Byelaws 1992 (SI No. 2410)

C.        Faslane, Coulport Byelaws 1986 (as amended 1992)

D.        Admiralty Sailing Directions (SW Coast of Scotland) NP66A

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.        Detailed description of and restrictions governing access through the Rhu Restricted Channel, Faslane and Coulport Restricted and Protected areas are described at references A to D.

3.         The Faslane and Coulport Restricted Areas may be activated from time to time during the movement of naval vessels and/or auxiliaries when it is necessary for said vessels to be turned, moved, berthed or docked within the Dockyard Port. When the Restricted Area is activated, no person shall enter, pass through or remain in the Restricted Area unless authorised by the Queen’s Harbour Master. Once the naval activity is completed, the Restricted Area will be de-activated and the restriction on access will revert to the boundary of the relevant Protected Areas, which are permanent.

4.         From 4th October 2019, notice that one or more of the above areas is activated will be indicated by the illumination of lights as follows:

Location

 Latitude  Longitude

Area indicated

When area activated

Area not activated

Port Control Faslane

 56 03.149N  004 49.247W

Faslane Restricted Area

3 Fixed Red lights

Lights off

Rhu Hard (Off Site Centre)

 56 00.766N  004 46.066W

Rhu Restricted Channel

Red light over 2 Greens

Lights off

Rosneath Lattice Mast

 55 59.340N  004 46.090W

Rhu Restricted Channel

Red light over 2 Greens

Lights off

Barons Point Mast

 55 59.416N  004 51.180W

Coulport Restricted Area

3 Fixed Red lights

Lights off

Coulport EHJ Roof

 56 03.974N  004 52.545W

Coulport Restricted Area

3 Fixed Red lights

Lights off

5.         An AIS message will also be transmitted when the light status changes so that mariners will be aware of the area restrictions, with the exception of the Lights on Coulport EHJ Roof . The flag signal requirements referred to in Ref A (Rule 2(2)(b)) no longer apply. Port Control at Faslane will also make a port broadcast on VHF Ch 73 to alert port users to the change in status.            

6.            This General Direction will be reviewed by 10 Jan 21.

 

 

Thursday 09 Jan 2020

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Queen's Harbour Master
Clyde Dockyard Port