Restrictions will now be in place at all Comhairle ports, it has been announced today (Friday 3 April).
Open port access to all Comhairle ports, harbours and facilities is now closed to all non-essential vessels. These specifically include recreational vessels.
The measures will remain in force until further notice, the Comhairle have said.
Comhairle facilities remain open to the following essential vessel traffic:
- Lifeline ferries
- Local fishing and Fish Farm vessels or those only landing catch or taking on supplies
- Commercial ships operated in support of local communities
- Vessels seeking a port of refuge
- Marine casualties or other similar emergencies