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Kirkwall and the North Orkney Islands (almanac stub)

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Flag, Red Ensign


Kirkwall 59 00.00N 00257.54W


AC 2250-0 Orkney Islands Eastern Sheet; AC 2249-0 Orkney Islands Western Sheet; AC 1553-0 Bay of Kirkwall. Imray C68 Cape Wrath to Wick and the Orkney Islands There is no Admiralty Folio for the Orkneys

Rules & Regulations

Orkney VTS operates on #11. While there is no requirement for small leisure vessels to report their movements it is suggested that you listen out on #11


None that are not marked on the charts. Beware overfalls and Skerries. If you use Navionics examine every inch of your intended route at high levels of expansion.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Kirkwall is HW Wick 40 minutes MHWS 3.0m MHWN 2.4m MLWN 13m MLWS 0.6m   (links)

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General Description

Orkney VTS  01856 873636 VHF # 11
Orkney Marinas Ltd 01856 871313
Kirkwall Marina Superintendent  07810 465835
Westray Marina Superintendent  07515 397561
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