Friday, 18 January 2019

Leverburgh Harbour, Isle Of Harris
Western Isles, Scotland
Position: 57 46.00 N - 007 01.60 W

LEVERBURGH Harbour - Establishment Of New Sectored P.E.L


Mariners are advised that a new directional sectored Port Entry Light has been installed at LEVERBURGH HARBOUR, Isle of Harris, Western Isles. 


Location description:  Isle of Harris. Leverburgh. Port Entry Light

Latitude :   57o 46.002’      North (WGS-84 datum)

Longitude :    007o 01.550’    West (WGS-84 datum)

Character  :   QG. FG. Occ G 2.25s. With the following sectors

QG 060o–063o(3⁰);

FG 063o–066o(3⁰); 

Occ G 066o–069o(3⁰)

Range  :  6 nautical miles (1 nautical mile Day)

Height of Structure  :  2 metres

Height above MHWS :  4 metres

Structure   :  Metal Post

IALA Category   :  Category 2

“It has been agreed during the consultation process both with users and the Northern Lighthouse Board that the light be Green and that the characters be fixed in the centre, quick flash to starboard, and occulting (more light than dark) to port.

On approaching the south cardinal buoy, the light will come into view. At this point the run to the light is just clear of the rocks, and relatively safe for small vessels except at very low tides. The vessel would then start a turn to starboard and round onto the light at which point it will show a fixed character. This is the safe line in for all vessels, clearing the port hand perch. If the light shows an occulting character the vessel has overshot the approach and a bolder turn should be made. If the light is lost from view the vessel is outside the safe navigable approach”


Iain Buchanan
DDI:  01851 822869  ext: 211274    Mob:  07827 311501
Email: iain.buchanan@cne-siar.gov.uk