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A summary of Port Regulations can be found below. Please ensure you also refer to Clyde Warning Messages (local notice to mariners). A review of the existing bye-laws is anticipated within the next 12 months, which will be subject to the appropriate consultation procedures. Information will be displayed on this website as and when appropriate.
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Harbour patrol

Members of the public who utilise navigable waters around the Gareloch, Loch Long and upper Clyde areas can expect to encounter MOD Police Officers water-borne in various craft, particularly around the MOD facilities at Faslane, Coulport, Glen Mallan, Loch Goil and Loch Striven.
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Safety policies and codes

This section includes the port's Safety and Environmental Management System, policies, codes and plans, used to manage the port safely.

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The King's Harbour Master, with the agreement of the Competent Harbour Authority (CHA) , issues Pilotage Directions to vessels intending to navigate within the limits of jurisdiction as defined in the Clyde Dockyard Port of Gareloch and Loch Long Order 2011.

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HMS Glasgow being guided by a patrol boats through the port of Clyde


This section includes a summary of the rules and regulations enacted by the Council and Bye-laws which are in force (2001).

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