Stornoway Harbour - Approaches

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2XS

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The Port Authority provides a network of navigation marks to assist vessels in navigating within the confines of the Harbour. Several shoal patches are marked with unlit framework towers, or unlit beacons.

The entrance to Stornoway Harbour is dominated by Arnish Point Lighthouse. Approach to the outer limits of Stornoway Harbour should be made within the White sector of Arnish Point Light (bn.122° and 193°).

Vessels should approach the Harbour from the south, keeping within White sector of Battery Point Light (58° 12.2 N and 006° 22.1 W), and maintaining a distance of 2 cables east of Arnish Point, thereafter leaving the Reef Rock red buoy to port. Vessels should then take up a westerly heading across the Harbour, keeping within the White sector of Creed Point Light (58° 12.03N and 006° 23.48 W).

When Goat Island is abeam to starboard, and the White sector of the No. 1 Pier light is open, vessels should adopt a northerly heading, actual course dependent on which berth has been allocated. Vessels planning to use facilities at Arnish Pier should make use of the Glumaig sector light (58° 11.3N and 006° 22.75W) for best line of approach to the berth

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