Originally Posted by willk
And, you do know there's a speed limit at and upstream of the bridges, don't you?
Forth Ports Limited, in exercise of their powers under Section 3 of the
Forth Ports Order 1980 and having carried out the consultations required
by that section, has given the following general direction to vessels
navigating in the port.
Without prejudice to any other obligation to navigate with due care and
at a moderate speed, merchant or other private power-driven vessels when
navigating the waters of the port shall (except for such purpose and
subject to such conditions as may be specified in a licence in writing
given by the Chief Harbour Master) observe the following speed
restrictions when West of meridian 3ļ 16' west:
(a) When East of the Forth Railway Bridge:
1. Vessels of 100 metres or more in length overall
– 12 knots over the ground
2. Vessels less than 100 metres in length overall
– 15 knots over the ground
(b) When West of the Forth Railway Bridge:
All vessels – 12 knots over the ground
The imposition of a strict speed limit of 10 knots over the ground when
passing within 5 cables of a ship lying alongside Crombie Jetty or Hound
Point Terminal, or when passing within 5 cables of a vessel at anchor or
moored to a buoy...... "