News & Events

Appointment of Board Members

Appointment of Board Members 2018 Closing Date for applications – Friday 28th September 2018 at 4pm.

Due to completion of the term of two existing Board Members, Wick Harbour Authority is seeking applications from high quality individuals interested in being considered for Board membership. Each term of office will run from 1st November 2018 for three years.

The Board, as a whole, requires to have special knowledge, experience and ability in a broad and complementary range of matters as specified in the Wick Harbour 2005 Revision Orders which are relevant to the efficient and economic discharge of the Board of their functions.

The ability to work well within a committee, to grasp and deal with complex issues and to express your own views clearly will also be required. Residence within a reasonable distance (e.g. 50 miles) of the harbour and familiarity with local issues will also be desirable.

The appointments will be made on the basis of merit and aptitude in accordance with the Modern Trusts Ports for Scotland – Guidance for good governance. Board Members will be expected to attend meetings and otherwise devote one to two days per month to the work of the Board. Duties are similar to those of a company director and will include responsibility for the proper exercise of the statutory functions of the Board. No remuneration beyond necessary expenses will be provided.

Go to http://www.harpermacleod.co.uk/wickharbour for an application pack.

Alternatively, application packs can be collected from Wick Harbour Authority at its office located at Harbour Office, Wick, KW1 5HA or email office@wickharbour.co.uk to request one.

Completed applications should be sent to :

Board Secretary, Wick Harbour Authority Board, Wick Harbour Authority, Harbour Office, WICK, KW1 5HA

office@wickharbour.co.uk

 

Subsea 7 – Sinclair Bay Survey Activity

General Mariner Notice

We have been contacted by Subsea 7 with information regarding forthcoming Survey work within the Sinclair Bay area.   For more information on this please follow the attached link

Snorre Survey NtM

Inner Harbour Activity 4 September 2018

Wick Harbour Operations Wind Turbine Cargo

Dear Harbour User,
Harbour Operations – Wind Turbine Cargo & Car Parking
All Harbour Users are advised that the 2nd shipment of Wind Turbine components will be arriving on the Commercial Quay River Harbour on 2nd September 2018. Discharging of the cargo will be undertaken 3rd & 4th September 2018.
To comply with Health and Safety Regulations and to assist with these Harbour Operations NO PARKING will be available within the red highlighted areas on the attached harbour plan.
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. In addition, the Mart Jetty and Concrete Wharf must also be clear and is also highlighted on the plan.
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 24 August 2018

Improvements to general lighting around the port are being investigated.  A lighting survey has been arranged to highlight specific areas where more efficient, energy saving lighting can be installed.  We are giving careful thought to this, to further enhance the working quayside areas,  in particular where fishing vessels land and berth.

Small Vessel Winter Storage – we have improved the concrete surface at the Mart Jetty, as well as installing 2 lighting columns . A power supply will also be in place prior to winter season.

Representatives from Crown Estate Scotland were hosted by BOWL, visiting the windfarm site earlier this week.  Boarding and disembarking was undertaken on BOWL`s new pontoon areas.

Local creelmen report the summer season has been relatively poor with the fishing mixed .  Prices however have remained steady over the summer period with the majority of catches still being exported to Spain and other areas on the continent.

 

 

Harbour News 15 August 2018

The Harbour has been very busy these past few weeks. During the month of July we welcomed 72 visiting yachts from Norway, Germany, France, Poland, Australia, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland, Sweden, Ireland and elsewhere within the UK. Below is the Yacht Santa Maria waving goodbye – she started her voyage in June back in the Canary Islands.

In most cases the yachts are usually staying a couple of nights, however it is encouraging to see a rise in people deciding to stay additional nights once they are here !

“As a visiting yachtsman sailing around Britain, I’ve yet to visit a friendlier, more helpful marina/harbour. The showers, toilets etc are great too …”

During the summer months 2 new small shellfish boats have arrived in port.  In addition to our usual local boats, a number of visiting fishing vessel have been using the port to consign their catches.  Here are recent images of some of our local fishing boats taken by Leon Gray – thanks for these images.

We are pleased to report that dredging operations which commenced in May are now complete.  Wyre Marine Services vessel Admiral Day dredged the outer harbour entrance, the sand bar and navigation channel.  Malcolm Bremner Harbourmaster is very pleased with the dredge results which show the River Harbour channel now down to -4.6m CD and the Inner Harbour entrance -2.5m CD.

Cargo vessel Eems River delivered a consignment of onshore wind turbine components on 31 July 2018.  This shipment is the first of 4/5 expected over the next couple of months.  The tanker Antares has also been in with a  delivery of fuel.

A number of new Crew Transfer Vessels have arrived in port to support the ongoing Beatrice construction works.  We welcome the new boats Dalby Tees, Seacat Resolute, Seacat Mischief and Green Quest to the harbour.  The Wick Harbour CTV fleet comprises at present : Rix Lion, Rix Panther, Rix Cheetah, Seacat Intrepid, Seacat Resolute, Seacat Mischief,  Dalby Aire, Dalby Ribble, Dalby Tees, Marineco Mariah, Offshore Waddenzee,  Fob Swath 3 and Green Quest.

 

 

 

Some recent aerial images of Wick Harbour

 

POST OF DEPUTY HARBOUR MASTER

A post has arisen for a Deputy Harbourmaster at Wick Harbour, working closely with and reporting to the Harbourmaster. As a valued member of a dedicated team, flexibility will be required working a rotational shift pattern to suit future harbour requirements.
Vital communication and management skills are needed along with a commitment and dedication for the position, providing high levels of customer care within our leisure and commercial sectors.
Applicants should hold relevant Marine qualifications, be computer literate and hold a full UK Drivers licence. Due to the nature of the role a reasonable level of physical fitness is required.
Duties include: pilotage activities, Port Security, assisting with the day to day operational management of the harbour and marina, attending to the movement and berthing of all vessels within the harbour limits .
Interested parties are invited to contact Wick Harbour Authority board on the undernoted e-mail for a full job description and application form.
Closing date for applicants Friday 24 August 2018.
office@wickharbour.co.uk

Wick Harbour Authority operates an Equality and Diversity policy

*UPDATE* Harbour Operations Wind Turbine Delivery

Following a meeting today with the transport company, an additional restricted area around the harbour has been added to enable the safe transportation of the wind farm blades. See above.