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 description      :           Loch Goil. Maytime Barge. Traffic Signal (Occas).

Latitude                              :           56 09.449’         North (WGS-84 datum)

Longitude                           :           004 54.049’       West (WGS-84 datum)

Character                           :            3FR(vert) (Occas)

Range                                  :            12 miles

Structure                            :             Metal post on static moored Signal Raft

Height above MHWS      :            2.6 metres

Height of Structure        :             2 metres

Establishment:

Location description       :            Loch Goil. Signal Raft. Traffic Signal (Occas).

Latitude                               :            56 08.454’         North (WGS-84 datum)

Longitude                           :            004 53.637’       West (WGS-84 datum)

Character                           :             3FR(vert) (Occas)

Range                                  :             12 miles

Structure                            :             Metal post on static moored Signal Raft

Height above MHWS      :             2.6 metres

Height of Structure         :            2 metres

These lights are only illuminated when naval vessels are carrying out trials within the Loch Goil Experimental Area. Vessels wishing to navigate are to contact the QinetiQ Facility Control Room on Tel no: 01301 703474 or VHF Channel 69 (Call Sign X Ray Alpha) when the lights are on.

Discontinuation:

Location description       :             Loch Goil. Carrick Castle. Flagstaff (Occas).

Latitude                              :             56 06.53’           North (WGS-84 datum)

Longitude                          :             004 54.34’         West (WGS-84 datum)

Structure                            :             Flagstaff and occasional Red Flag

2. The associated British Admiralty Charts and Publications will now be updated to reflect these changes.

3. Further Information can be obtained from QHM Harbour Control on VHF CH73 or 01436 674321 Ext 3555/4005.

4. Next CWM 24/21.

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