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Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) is the Statutory Harbour Authority (SHA) for 16 ports, harbours and slipways across the West of Scotland and the Clyde Estuary and owns the associated port infrastructure and properties at each of these locations. Additionally, CMAL owns and leases a number of properties at various locations associated with the delivery of Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services.
Our strategic priority is to maintain and develop the harbours, in order to promote and facilitate modern harbour and ferry operations in the Firth of Clyde and around the Hebrides.
As Statutory Harbour Authority, CMAL has a number of responsibilities and duties including:
Also within the contract CMAL will engage with successful tenderer to introduce a suite of Service Level agreements that will be jointly agreed with the successful tenderer. The KPI's will be measured and reported.
- A duty of care to all port users;
- An obligation to conserve and promote the safe use of the harbours;
- Responsibility for efficiency, economy and safety of operation, in respect of the services and facilities provided;
- A duty to take necessary action for the maintenance, operation and improvement of the harbours.
Under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995, each SHA is the Local Lighthouse Authority (LLA) for the area within which it exercises its statutory powers and duties.
CMAL is required through UK commitment to SOLAS to operate in accordance with International recommendation and guidelines. For marine Aids to Navigation (AtoN) the standards are set by the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA). The method of measuring Aids to Navigation and the recognised availability standards are set for each category of Aid by IALA. These are published in the IALA Aids to Navigation Guide (NAVGUIDE - 2010 Edition).
IALA states that the absolute minimum level of operational availability for individual aids to navigation is 95%. If availability of an individual Aid falls below this level then consideration must be given to withdrawing the Aid to Navigation from service.
CMAL achieves high levels of availability, which match or exceed internationally recognised standards ensuring the level of service required by mariners in our hostile marine environment.
Additionally, CMAL has established 12 x 10t public moorings at Loch Eatharna, Isle of Coll (Appendix 1) and a ferry mooring at Tobermory, Isle of Mull
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