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Port Services

Orkney Islands Council Division of Marine Services as the Competent Harbour Authority (CHA) is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the 29 piers and harbours located throughout the Orkney Islands under their jurisdiction and operate under the principles set out in the Port Marine Safety Code.

Marine Services

Marine Services provides all Pilot Launch and Pilotage Services directly as well as Vessel Traffic Services for Scapa Flow and approaches and the Kirkwall Harbour area.

Orkney is firmly placed on the map as the centre for the development of oil & gas, wave and tidal Renewable Energy in the United Kingdom. This places Towage Services based in Scapa, as a key logistical element in the installation and servicing of Renewable Energy devices in Orkney waters.

We hope that within this website you will find information that will assist you in the planning of a visit to any of the port facilities that we operate.

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Marinas

In addition to the larger vessels using the port facilities, there is a strong commercial inshore fishing fleet located throughout the islands as well as the ever increasing pleasure craft fleet some of which call into 3 Marinas in Kirkwall, Stromness and Westray. Berthing and landing facilities are provided throughout the islands to meet the needs for these sectors.

Full Information is available at www.orkneymarinas.co.uk

Orkney Marinas

Port Charges

The charges levied by the port can be found in the Schedule of Charges. It is reviewed annually and in place for one year from 1 April to 31 March.

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29 May 2017

Kirkwall Welcomes Norwegian Cruise Lines

The Norwegian Jade arrived in Kirkwall today, the first of 5 calls into Kirkwall this season and will deliver over 12, 000 passengers in 2017. This is the first time Norwegian...

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11 May 2017

Largest Cruise Ship Ever to Call

The majestic MSC Preziosa arrived at Hatston Pier yesterday breaking all previous records for the largest passenger carrying vessel to ever visit Orkney. The ship had over 4700 person on board...

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