NOTICE TO MARINERS No 75/23 V2
FIRTH OF CLYDE
MILLPORT FLOOD PROTECTION SCHEME
Mariners are advised that work to construct a new offshore breakwater in Millport Bay are planned from Monday 11th September until March 2024 as part of the Millport Flood Protection Scheme. The breakwater will be constructed between the small rock islands of The Leug, The Spoig and The Eileans as illustrated below.
The Millport Harbour Revision Order 20231 came into force on 31st May 2023 to enable the Flood Prevention Scheme to go ahead. Your attention is drawn to Part 2 Works para 7. “any rights of navigation within the harbour shall be extinguished to the extent only that the exercise of such rights would be prevented or hindered by the construction, presence, use or maintenance of the works authorised.”
To this end, navigation within the harbour will be as illustrated below for the duration of the works.
Rothesay Harbour Traffic Control Lights
It is important to note that all vessels are prohibited from entering or departing from Rothesay Harbour when 3 red lights are shown.
The above NTM has been in place since 2015 and, of late, there has been a growing tendency for users of the harbour to ignore the traffic light system.
Argyll and Bute Council’s Designated Person and Harbour Board have raised concerns over the potential safety-related consequences of ignoring the above traffic light system. As such, any mariner found to be contravening the above rules will be denied future access to the harbour.
NOTICE to Mariners below: