Entries by Douglas Locke

Government announces new rules for towing a trailer

Find out how the new rules will affect you. Safety 22 Oct 21 Car towing boat The Department for Transport (DfT) has this week announced that as from the 15 November 2021 new rules will be introduced for towing a trailer with a car. The effect of the new rules however, will be dependent on […]

LOCH GOIL – ESTABLISHMENT & DISCONTINUATION OF QINETIQ TRAFFIC SIGNALS

Queen’s Harbour Master Clyde LOCH GOIL – ESTABLISHMENT & DISCONTINUATION OF QINETIQ TRAFFIC SIGNALS LNTM No 23/21 British Admiralty Chart 3746 1. Mariners are advised of the establish of two sets of occasional traffic signals which replace the flagstaff at Carrick Castle which is now discontinued, all within Loch Goil. Please  see below details: Establishment: Location […]

Installation work for subsea cables in Loch Goil is now complete

Queen’s Harbour Master Clyde LOCH GOIL – LNTM 17 21 CANCELLED LNTM No 22/21 BA Chart 3746 1. Mariners are advised that Installation work for subsea cables in Loch Goil is now complete. 2. LNTM 17 21 is now cancelled. 3. This LNTM is self-cancelling. 7. Further Information can be obtained from QHM Harbour Control on VHF CH73 or 01436 674321 […]

LOCH LONG – ESTABLISHMENT OF GLENMALLAN JETTY NAVIGATION LIGHTS AND CLOSURE SIGNALS

Queen’s Harbour Master Clyde LOCH LONG – ESTABLISHMENT OF GLENMALLAN JETTY NAVIGATION LIGHTS AND CLOSURE SIGNALS LNTM No 21/21 British Admiralty Chart 3746 1. Mariners are advised of the establishment of Glenmallan Jetty Navigation Lights and Closure Signals in Loch Long, this change comes into force with a immediate effect, please see below details: ESTABLISHMENT […]

Eco-friendly anchoring

Top Tips from The Green Blue How you choose to anchor your boat during a break from exploring can have a huge impact on the condition of the seabed you leave behind. Here are The Green Blue’s top five tips for environmentally friendly anchoring… Do your research Before your voyage find out if there are […]

RYA share plans to achieve carbon zero by 2050

The RYA has outlined its plans for the recreational boating sector to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050. Sustainable Boating The RYA is excited to launch ‘Pathways to Zero: The RYA’s Vision for a Zero Carbon Recreational Boating Sector by 2050.’ It is an ambitious document and outlines the key actions and milestones that will […]

RYA share plans to achieve carbon zero by 2050

The RYA has outlined its plans for the recreational boating sector to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050. Sustainable Boating 17 Aug 21 The RYA is excited to launch ‘Pathways to Zero: The RYA’s Vision for a Zero Carbon Recreational Boating Sector by 2050.’ It is an ambitious document and outlines the key actions and milestones […]

Speed Limits

Speed limits Within the limits of the Rhu Narrows Restricted Channel; the Faslane Restricted Area; the Coulport Restricted Area and the Coulport Fishing Exclusion Zone, the speed of any vessel shall not exceed seven knots through the water unless a speed in excess of seven knots is essential for the safety of navigation. Elsewhere within the dockyard […]

Loch Goil – Installation of Subsea Cables

Queen’s Harbour Master Clyde LNTM No 17/21 BA Chart 3746 1. Mariners are advised that Installation work for subsea cables is scheduled to commence on Monday 16th August 2021 for a period of approximately to 2 months. 2. The cables will be installed in the area in the chartlet below: 3. Gareloch Support Service (GSS) workboats Aileen […]