Safety and regulations

A summary of Port Regulations can be found below. Please ensure you also refer to Clyde Warning Messages (local notice to mariners).

A review of the Bye-laws is anticipated within the next 12 months, which will be subject to appropriate consultation procedures. Information will be displayed on this website as appropriate.

Safety and regulations

Regulations to be observed within the limits of the Clyde Dockyard Ports of Gareloch and Loch Long

Extracted from Admiralty Sailing Directions South West Scotland Pilot (NP66A 1st edition 2014, appendix IV).

Orders in Council, issued in 1967 and amended in 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1983, supplemented by Bylaws which in 1971, 1973, 1986 and 1992, enacted certain rules and regulations to be observed within the limits of the Clyde Dockyard Ports of Gareloch and Loch Long.

The limits of these Dockyard Ports, together with the limits of a restricted channel, restricted and protected areas, and prohibited areas within them, are shown on the charts of the area concerned.

Entry Guidelines for Non-Military Vessels