Harbours and Marinas

Notices to Mariners

Re-Opening of Carrickfergus Marina

Notice no.6 of 2022

Issue Date: 06.06.2022

Mariners are advised that Carrickfergus Marina is now open to visiting vessels.

All visiting vessels are required to call in advance to reserve a berth, T:028 9336 6666

For safety purposes, all vessels are required to call “Carrickfergus Marina” on Channel 80 before entering or exiting the Marina


Vessel “Otterbank”

Notice no.5 of 2022

Issue Date: 01.06.2022

Mariners are advised that the vessel “Otterbank” (IMO: 9126376 / Call Sign: MWVJ5) will be operating at Cloghan Jetty for approximately 2 weeks.

The vessel will be using Carrickfergus Marina for berthing when not undertaking operations.

The Master will keep a listening watch on Channel 80 at all times and will call before proceeding in to or out of Carrickfergus Marina.

For safety purposes all Mariners are required to do the same.


Closure of Carrickfegus Harbour for Dredging

Notice no.4 of 2022

Issue Date: 30.05.2022

Mariners are advised that Carrickfergus Harbour is now closed for dredging until further notice with immediate effect.

This closure includes both of the Harbour Slipways which may only be used in the event of an emergency, with prior approval of the Harbour Master.

The closest alternative slipways for launching and recovering vessels are located at Whitehead, Tweed’s Port and Ballygally.

If it becomes essential to move a vessel, this must only be done with the permission of the Harbour Master.

Carrickfergus Harbour remains open to customers of Carrick Marine Projects, however all movements must be approved by the Harbour Master.

Vessels are not to enter or exit the Harbour without first seeking clearance.

This Notice to Mariners will be cancelled once the Harbour Phase of the dredging programme has been completed.


Partial Re-Opening of Carrickfegus Marina

Notice no.3 of 2022

Issue Date: 30.05.2022

Mariners are advised that the dredging programme at Carrickfergus Marina has now been completed.

The Marina is hereby re-opened with the following restrictions in place:

  • Only vessels presently berthed within the Marina are permitted to exit and enter the Marina.
  • All vessels must contact the Marina on Channel 80 before exiting or entering the Marina.
  • Resident berth holders who are presently relocated to other Marinas or ashore will be contacted on an individual basis to advise them of when their berth is available and should not return until then.
  • The Marina remains closed to visiting vessels until further notice

For further information please contact the Marina on T: 028 9336 6666 or E: marina.reception@midandeastantrim.gov.uk


Tug “AFON LLIGWY”

Notice no.2 of 2022

Issue Date: 17 January 2022

Mariners are advised that the tug “Afon Lligwy” (Call Sign: MLEC7) will be operating in the vicinity of Carrickfergus and Whitehead as part of the dredging programme.

The tug will be towing a split hopper barge filled with dredge spoil to the dump ground located beyond Blackhead.

The Master will keep a listening watch on Channel 80 while in the Marina basin and Channels 12, 14 and 16 when on passage in Belfast Lough.

Please see below the intended general passage plan for “AFON LLIGWY”:

Waypoint Location Distance
1 54 deg 42.5N / 005 deg 48.5W  
2 54 deg 42.15N / 005 deg 46.9W Co 110 deg / Recip 290 deg - 1nm
3 54 deg 45.3N / 005 deg 29.6W Co 075 deg / Recip 253 - 10.6nm

 


Closure of Carrickfegus Marina for Dredging

Notice no.1 of 2022

Issue Date: 17 January 2022

Mariners are advised that Carrickfergus Marina is now closed to non-dredging related traffic until further notice with immediate effect.

In the event of an emergency or if it becomes essential to move a vessel, this must only be done with the permission of the Harbour Master.

Carrickfergus Harbour remains open to resident berth holders and customers of Carrick Marine Projects, but visiting vessels are not permitted to berth.

This Notice to Mariners will be cancelled once the Marina Phase of the dredging programme has been completed (around early April 2022).


Cloghan Jetty Buoy

Notice no. 5 of 2021

Issue Date: 30 December 2021

Mariners are advised a ‘Lateral Starboard Buoy’ has been deployed on Thursday 30 December 2021 in position:
Lat: 54° 44.125’N Long: 005° 41.606’W

Buoy characteristics:

  • Type: Green lateral Starboard buoy
  • Topmark: Cone
  • Light: QG
  • Focal Height: 2.5 metres
  • Light Range: 4 NM