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Port Statistics

Chart No. - 1462
Wick and Approaches
: 058° 26.5min N
Long : 003° 04min W

Total Quayage : 1366m
Max Vessel Length : 85m
(Consult Harbour Master)

Depth Alongside
Inner/Outer : - 1.71m CD
River Basin : - 4.20m CD
River Fairway : - 2.60m CD

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Wick Harbour

5th December 2007
Three ships in from Rostock in Germany with components for three wind turbines for Bilbster.

Jack-up rig Galaxy II expected soon to drill 14 miles east of Wick on Block 12/17b for Lundin.

7th November 2007
The dredging contract has been awarded for deepening the River Approach Channel, starting early January.

1st November 2007
Under the rotational arrangement for Board Members, Graham Smith and John Sutherland stood down at the end of October. Graham did not seek re-appointment due to other commitments, and the Board expressed their appreciation of his contribution over the last two years.

Press adverts and interviews for replacements, overseen by an independent party, resulted in the re-appointment of John Sutherland, who the Board are delighted to welcome back.

The Board are also pleased to announce that the new Member is David Steven, who will serve for 3 years, and whose experience, business skills and contacts will be valuable assets in the management and promotion of the Harbour.

September 2007
Marketing Brochure update - download or print a copy. Harbour Brochure September 2007.

Wick Harbour Authority attended the Offshore Europe Oil and Gas Exhibition in Aberdeen to market the port facilities relative to the growing interest in the Inner Moray Firth both onshore and offshore.

The Outer Harbour pontoons have been removed and stored on the quay for the Winter, after a successful season. In spite of the poor Summer, we had 176 visitors, up 40% on last year.

23rd and 24th June 2007
Wick HarbourFest, the beginning of the Moray Firth Flotilla Week was a spectacular success, with 19 traditional boats and 11 accompanying yachts making it to Wick in spite of earlier fog.  


All left on Sunday morning in an impressive sail-out heading for other ports down the coast.  The week culminated in Portsoy with their Traditional Boat Festival, and all involved agreed it had been a unique experience not to have been missed.  

Read all about it and see all the photos on the following pages:
John O'Groat Journal Report
Wick HarbourFest on Caithness.org

25th May 2007
Wick Harbour Authority attended the All Energy Exhibition in Aberdeen where several promising contacts were made to further business prospects in the servicing and support of marine renewables development in the Pentland Firth.

17th June 2007
Our Marina Phase 1 is now in place and looking great, and ready in time for next week's HarbourFest celebrations.  

All are agreed it is a quality installation by our local suppliers, VARIS Engineering Ltd, Forres, Morayshire, who pulled out all the stops to have it ready on time.  Well done to all concerned. 

Wick Harbour Marina Phase 1

There are approximately 10 berths depending on vessel size, with half for residents and half for visitors, and applications for permanent berths were well over-subscribed which augurs well for our proposed 70 berth installation planned for next year.

Marina Phase 1 Installation Photographs.

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