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Argyll & Bute Council                                                                                   

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Notice To Mariners




Diving Survey of Oban North Pier Pontoon Mooring System



Mariners are advised that diving survey work will be carried on the mooring anchors & chains and immediate area of seabed around the North Pier Pontoons between the hours of 0800 – 1700 from Monday 13th March 2023 for approximately 2 weeks.   


Nature of works


The diving survey is being conducted as part of the planned maintenance work of the North Pier Pontoons breakwater and finger berth pontoons, to an area approximately120m from the breakwater in all directions.  Divers will carry out a detailed visual and video inspection of the underwater components of the mooring system.


The works will involve the use of a surface support vessel.  Restrictions on the use of the North Pier Pontoons and Oban Times Slip will be enforced to ensure the survey can take place safely and unhindered.  Mariners are requested to proceed with caution at all times in the vicinity of the North Pier and North Pier Pontoons and be aware of warning flags and VHF safety broadcasts whilst the work is underway.



Further information can be obtained from the Harbour Master on 01631 562892, VHF ch12.






Vicki McKenzie

Harbour Master


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