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Flag, Red Ensign


57° 41.86N 002° 41.58W


AC 0222 Buckie to Fraserburgh; C23 (Imray) Fife Ness to Moray Firth; SC5617-7A Banff to Buckie

Rules & Regulations

Speed limit 3 kts


Reefs/rocks either side of entrance channel. Isolated rock in Link Bay, 1 cable off the coast.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Portsoy is approximately HW Aberdeen – 0130 and heights Aberdeen – 0.3m

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General Description

HM  Duncan Mackie (also HM of Macduff) 01261 832236 , Mob 07747 020496, VHF #12 
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About the first landmark you will identify from sea is the needle-like church spire in the town above the harbour; ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Give Macduff a ring or call them on VHF12  and they will advise.... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson 3 | 13th Jul 2022
No changes
Update Early Summer 2021
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 2nd Jun 2021
These notes were reviewed in June 2021. We have been advised of the new HM contact numbers. The problem is that they are trying to cover Macduff, Banff and Portsoy with the HM's staff at Macduff and he barely has enough to cover the 24/7 requirement of Macduff operation.
change of harbour master
Written by Ian Crockatt | 9th Apr 2021
The harbour master is now DUNCAN MACKIE, also harbour master of McDuff harbour along the coast. Contact via VHF channel 12, or Tel: 01261 832236 Mob: 07747 020496
Written by Don Thomson | 13th Apr 2018
No Changes
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 6th Apr 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2016. No changes
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