Port of Inverness

Port of Inverness

Pilotage is compulsory for all vessels greater than 50m in length. Pilotage is available to smaller vessels. Request services from Harbour Office. Pilot normally boards in the vicinity of the Meikle Mee buoy. Distance from pilot station to harbour 1.5 miles. Call Inverness Pilots on VHF Channel 12. Commercial shipping to/from the port is normally carried out from two hours prior to High Water up to High Water. Vessels arriving prior to this must anchor and await the tide. Shallow draughted vessels may be worked at Low Tide.

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Chart Number1078, 1077
PhotographHarbour Image
Latitude / Longitude57° 29' N/Longitude:04° 14' W
Harbourmaster ContactCaptain Ken Maclean, Port of Inverness. Longman Drive, Inverness IV1 1SU
High Tide VariationSprings 4.5m Neaps 2.2m Constant outflow from River Ness
DepthsMaximum of Vessel - 93m (Upper harbour). Larger vessels of up to 125m length and 6.25m draught may be accommodated, dependent on tidal conditions on the day. For vessels greater than 93m in length, contact must be made with the Harbour Office to clarify if vessel would be suitable for the port.
HazardsMinimum depth over Middle Bank, on a line between Munlochy Buoy and pilot station at Meikle Mee Buoy, is 2.1m below chart datum. Minimum depth over Middle Bank, by dogleg course passing half a cable north of Petty Bank Buoy (57Ëš 31.65'N 004Ëš 08.9'W), is 2.4m below chart datum. Kessock Bridge (one mile westwards of pilot boarding station) clearance beneath bridge is 29.0m at Mean High Water Spring Tides (MHWS). Vessels must confirm air draught is less than 29.0m, inclusive of any radio aerials, prior to Pilot boarding.
Principal UseCommercial
Harbour Size
Moorings
Visitor MooringsSee Inverness Marina Ltd Telephone: 01463 220501 Web Site: www.invernessmarina.com
FacilitiesToilets
Waste
Fuel
Water
Electricity
Repairs
Email Addresshm@portofinverness.co.uk
Telephone01463 715715 or VHF Channel 16 and 12
Websitehttp://portofinverness.co.uk