Perth Harbour Directions

Closed 2 Oct 2020

Opened 3 Sep 2020

Results expected 2 Nov 2020


Perth & Kinross Council as Harbour Authority proposes to make pilotage directions relating to piloting of ships on the River Tay, between Dundee and Perth.

The effect of the directions shall be to ensure the safe passage of all vessels within Perth Harbour, to preserve the safety of persons, property and the environment.

Why We Are Consulting

To comply with the UK Pilotage Act, to ensure safe passage of shipping within the limits of Perth Harbour and estuary. Specialist marine consultants, based on the outputs of formal Navigation Risk Assessment, have deemed it necessary to ensure compulsory pilotage for certain craft sizes using the Tay Rover and Estuary. To facilitate this Perth Harbour has compiled new directions for pilotage.

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We welcome feedback from stakeholders, harbour users, river users and anyone or business who has an interest in the above.

At the conclusion of the consultation period, the draft pilotage directions may be confirmed with or without modification.

It is anticipated that the pilotage directions shall be effective from 2 October 2020.


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