The Cross Roads Mooring is a class 1 admiralty swinging mooring suitable for vessels up to 180m Length. For vessels less than 180m drafts of up to 15m may be accommodated. The mooring is a licensed explosive berth with a maximum Net Explosive Quantity (NEQ) of 150 tonnes. The mooring is well sheltered from all wind directions except due South and has been used for the re-delivery of casualty vessels on a number of occasions. It has also frequently been used for the temporary mooring of towed vessels to facilitate refuelling of towing vessels. The water depth is more than 20m which makes the mooring suitable for discharging deck cargo from semi-submersible vessels.
Buoy jumping services are available at not less than 24 hours notice.
The Frigate mooring is a class 4 admiralty mooring suitable for vessels up to 45m as a swinging mooring, with a maximum draft of 4m. The Frigate and Packet can also be used as a fore and aft facility, maximum length 60m with 5m draft. The Packet & Caldy moorings are a leased fore and aft facility, but may be available with permission from the Harbour Master, the maximum length is 60m and draft 5m. The Jubilee mooring is for vessels 33m in length with a maximum of 4.5m draft. The Caldy and Jubilee can be used as a fore and aft mooring, maximum length 50m with 4.5m draft. These moorings are well sheltered from all wind directions and have frequently been used for the temporary storage of barges on passage awaiting suitable weather.
The Cutty Sark mooring can be used as a swinging mooring for vessels of 25m LOA, max 4.5m draft or as a fore and aft facility with the Jubilee mooring max LOA 64m, draft 4.5m
Our Commercial Buoys Allocation and Use document provides additional information.
See our commercial mooring charges.