The Area 7 General Freight Quay is open to the sea in a westerly direction with deep water close to the Quay. The quay could be occupied by vessels of at least 100m or more, subject to terms not always afloat but safe aground. The present mooring bollard arrangement allows reasonable security for a vessel of up to 100m in length and approx 3500 DWT. Larger vessels can also be considered for berthing subject to further details being provided at the time of enquiry.
Loch Kishorn in position 57 23.8’ North 5 37.5’ West approximately.
Presently it can only be recommended for approach in daylight conditions and in good weather unless a Master is already familiar with the area or with a Pilot’s advice.
The Quay is open to the seaward ie west and deep water exists close to the Quay. It is recommended that the approach to the berth be made from the west as chart sounding indicates shallow water to the east of the Dolphins. The berth is somewhat exposed to the prevailing winds from the west and south west.
The bottom alongside the Quay comprises of a mixture of hard gravel and sand. The bottom is levelled to a uniform depth of 3 metres below datum, extending the length of the Quay and the width between the Quay and Dolphins, i.e. 132 x 40 metres approx.
Approaches from seaward tide tables – typical Spring range is from 0.1m – 5.4 m and Neap range from 3.7m to 2.2m. There are well charted obstructions of Kishorn Island and the Garra Islands to the South West. (Chart No. 2528 ref.) The eastern approach is restricted by lesser depths of 1.5m immediately east of the offshore Dolphins.