Anchor berths, anchorage areas and navigation channels (fairways)

What is it: 

The layers show:

  • navigational channels, fairways and buoyed areas around / within ports that are used for the purposes of guiding shipping movements. Ships may also be seen outwith these areas if there is sufficient water depth.
  • anchorages that have been designated and where a harbour / port authority  may request a vessel to anchor. A vessel may also anchor anywhere as directed by a harbour / port authority when within their jurisdiction.

For the main ports, Marine Scotland has confirmed the data with the relevant harbour / port authority.

Date of Data: 2015

Links to Scotland's Marine Atlas: 
Data originators: 
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Anchor berths and anchorage areas navigational channels (recommended routes and fairways) October 2014 © OceanWise