News & Events

RNLI Wick Lifeboat Day 15 June 2019

Date for your 2019 diaries everyone – come along and support RNLI Wick Harbour Lifeboat Day 15 June 2019

 

images courtesy Gordon Mackay

Harbour News – Appointment of Deputy Harbourmaster

The Board of Wick Harbour Authority are delighted to announce the appointment of Ian Cormack to the post of Deputy Harbourmaster.  As Coxswain of RNLI Wick Lifeboat for 18 years and Wick Harbour Pilot for 7 years, Ian brings a wealth of experience to the role .

John Mackay Vice-Chairman said ” Following a competitive process with some excellent candidates, we are thrilled to welcome Ian to the team here at Wick Harbour “.

“The developing offshore wind farms in the Moray Firth have provided Wick Harbour with tremendous  opportunities for the future and this appointment strengthens our team further, and demonstrates the Board`s determination to grow and develop the harbour and its various associated businesses.”

Ian said ” Its farewell to my position in the RNLI, a post which was a privilege to hold,  but I now look forward to taking up the post of Deputy Harbourmaster at Wick Harbour where there are exciting developments taking place. I look forward to the challenges and opportunities this will bring. “

SCOTTISH ENTANGLEMENT ALLIANCE (SEA)

Calling all local fishermen…..

We have been contacted by Ellie MacLennan from the above organisation who will be in the Wick Harbour area Thursday 15th & Friday 16th November 2018. Launched in 2018 , the Scottish Entanglement Alliance ( SEA ) is a partnership between 6 organisations dedicated to promoting and protecting Scotlands wildlife, heritage and sustainable marine industries. Ellie is hoping to make contact with as many local fishermen during her visit at the end of this week . If you wish more information on this project please follow the link below or visit www.scottishentanglement.org

If you could spare 10-15 minutes to meet with Ellie please e-mail office@wickharbour.co.uk

SCOTTISH ENTANGLEMENT ALLIANCE

Wick Harbour Operations – Wind Turbine Cargo

Dear Harbour User,

Harbour Operations – Wind Turbine Cargo & Car Parking

All Harbour Users are advised that another shipment of Wind Turbine components is expected on the Commercial Quay River Harbour on Wednesday 31 October 2018 weather permitting. Discharging of the cargo is expected to commence Wednesday 31 October 2018 and take 3-4 days.
To comply with Health and Safety Regulations and to assist with these Harbour Operations NO PARKING will be available within the BLUE highlighted areas on the attached harbour plan.

HARBOUR PLAN WIND TURBINE PARKING RESTRICTION

We aim to keep disruption to a minimum and will update all users when future shipments are due.
Please look out for the harbour NO PARKING signs.

During the discharging of this cargo and the transporting of the components, the access to the Commercial Quay will be closed.
Access will be restricted to harbour users operating from the Commercial Quay.
Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Harbour Office on
01955 602030 or email office@wickharbour.co.uk.
Yours faithfully
Malcolm Bremner

 

Harbour News 25 October 2018

A busy few weeks around the harbour during the month of October.  The John O Groats ferry Pentland Venture arrived to take up its winter berth. Usual shell fish activity and the Opportune also in landing to lorry. The sea bed levelling vessel Doonhammer arrived to commence work in connection with the recent dredging works. A number of the Crew Transfer Vessels working out at the Beatrice windfarm have left the harbour for the winter with many due to return in Spring 2019. The survey vessel Coral Wind in port to assist with Subsea 7 Snorre contract.

Cargo vessel Triton called at port to discharge onshore wind turbine parts 14 October 2018 and the cargo vessel Scot Ranger in 21 October 2018 with cargo of pipes.


 

 

Harbour staff are moving small pleasure craft boats out of the harbour to winter storage 25/26/27 October 2018.  Hugh Simpson Contractors crane on site to assist with operations.

The redundant slipway winch house has been demolished this past week.

This will tidy the area up and also allow for a greater sweep for cargo traffic / cranes etc using the Commercial Quay. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wick Harbour Operations Wind Turbine Cargo

 

Dear Harbour User,

Harbour Operations – Wind Turbine Cargo & Car Parking
All Harbour Users are advised that another shipment of Wind Turbine components will be arriving on the Commercial Quay River Harbour on Sunday 14 October 2018 weather permitting. Discharging of the cargo is expected to commence Monday 15 October 2018  and take 3-4 days.

To comply with Health and Safety Regulations and to assist with these Harbour Operations NO PARKING will be available within the BLUE highlighted areas on the attached harbour plan.

 

HARBOUR PLAN WIND TURBINE PARKING RESTRICTION

We aim to keep disruption to a minimum and will update all users when future shipments are due.
Please look out for the harbour NO PARKING signs.

During the discharging of this cargo and the transporting of the components, the access to the Commercial Quay will be closed.
Access will be restricted to harbour users operating from the Commercial Quay.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Harbour Office on
01955 602030 or email office@wickharbour.co.uk.

Yours faithfully
Malcolm Bremner