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Castlebay - Harbour Operations Information

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The Ferry Terminal

Castlebay

Isle of Barra

HS9 5XD

 

Phone: +44 (0) 1871 810306 (Press Option 2)

 

E-mail: harbour.operations@calmac.co.uk (Marine Enquiries Only)

VHF: Ch12

 

Coordinates

56.9545° N, 7.4866° W

Weather

The current weather forecast can be viewed at the following link:

Castlebay 7-Day Weather Forecast

ISPSYes

Yachts

Yachts should enter Castlebay keeping the land area of Ledaig on their starboard side. Yachts are reminded to keep clear of the ferry approach line when approaching Castlebay. CFL do not operate any moorings in the bay area. Moorings are privately owned and there is a Marina with pontoon facilities operated by a 3rd Party located to the West of the pier. Yachts must make prior booking before approaching the pier.

Cruise Ships

Cruise vessels, up to 100m length and 4m draught, can go alongside the ferry pier with prior booking. Priority will be given to the scheduled ferry service.

For more information on things to do in Barra visit  Isle of Barra

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Cruise Ship Tenders

The linkspan can be used for tender landings if notice is given.  Slipway access may also be provided but only upon consultation with the port in advance.

Commercial Vessels

Vessels up to 100m and 4m draught can be accommodated alongside. The scheduled ferry has priority access to the berth.

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Fishing Vessels

Fishing vessels can use the main ferry pier and there is a small slipway that can also be utilised to land catch, subject to consultation with the port in advance. The scheduled ferry has priority access to the berth. 

About the local harbour

Castlebay is generally sheltered from all directions. The main attraction is Kisimul Castle which sits out in the bay area to the immediate South of the pier.

More information on local attractions and services can be found at the following link: Bùth Bharraigh

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Ferry Movements

There are over 700 ferry movements a year.

Anchorage

Anchorages available as per charts.

Moorings

Moorings are privately owned and there is a Marina with pontoon facilities operated by a 3rd Party located to the West of the pier.

Pontoons

There is a pontoon facility operated by a 3rd Party located to the West of the pier.

Authority / Operator

Authority: Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL)

Operator: CalMac Harbours (Division of CalMac Ferries Ltd)

Approx annual tonnage

2 000 000 GT

Principal Traffic

Ferry / Cruise / Fishing / Local Sea Tours

River / Tidal Berths

Yes

LOA

100m

Draft

4.0m

No. of berths

1

Commercial cargo handling facilities

Linkspans: 1 capacity 120T

Facilities

Waste - Yes
Electricity - No
Showers - No
Water - Yes
Fuel - No

Harbour User Community Forum

Latest meeting (November 2019) minutes can be found at the following link:

Castlebay HUCF Minutes November 2019 [264KB]

Port Waste Management Questionnaire can be found at:

Port Waste management Questionnaire [266KB]

Navigational Safety Questionnaire can be found at:

Navigational Safety Questionnaire [279KB]

Date of next harbour User Community Forum Meeting:

 

To be advised

Harbour User Information

The most recent Bathymetric Survey can be found at:

Castlebay Bathymetric [1MB]

Workboat Checklist

Calmac Harbours Workboat Checklist [419KB]

 

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