Harbours and Marinas

Notices to Mariners


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