Queen's Harbour Master Clyde




A. International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 – Rule 34e 




1. Mariners are advised that the Queen’s Harbour Master Clyde has made the following General Direction under the Clyde Dockyard Port of Gareloch and Loch Long Order 2011.


Faslane North Basin Entry Procedures


2. The following procedures are to be adhered to:


a. Vessels requiring to enter the North Basin should call QHM Harbour Control (Call Sign “FOSNI Ops” – out of hours) on VHF CH 73 to request clearance prior to entering the basin; for vessels in passage from Perch Rock or the southern Gareloch, the call should be made abeam the Harbour Operations building.  For vessels proceeding from the north Gareloch, the call should be made in good time prior to basin entry; vessels should not proceed into the basin until clearance is obtained.


b. At the point of providing clearance, QHM Harbour Control will pass any information regarding other activities in the North Basin which require particular awareness.


c. If the calling vessel receives no response on VHF, telephone contact should be attempted on 01436 677280 or base ext. 3555 (Base ext. 4005 out of hours)


d. Vessels wishing to depart the North Basin should call for clearance to sail as in current practice.


e. Vessels departing the Basin should have priority over vessels entering unless there are extenuating circumstances and as directed by Harbour Control.


Sound Signals


3. All vessels of Police Patrol Boat size and above are to use appropriate sound signals when entering and leaving the North Basin, that is, the sounding of one prolonged blast to warn of their approach.


4. This General Direction will be reviewed by 10 Jan 23.


Queen's Harbour Master
Renown Building
HM Naval Base, Clyde.

Monday 10 Jan 2022

Ian White
Queen's Harbour Master
Clyde Dockyard Port