"The pontoon will provide the only secure berthing on the West of Mull, opening up more sailing and berthing opportunities in this stunning coastal area of Scotland." - Cally Fleming, Ulva Ferry Development Officer.
A new pontoon supplied by Gael Force Engineering (pictured above) was officially opened last weekend with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration ceilidh. Situated on Mull’s Sound of Ulva, the Ulva Ferry pontoon facility offers 8 berthing spots for visiting craft.
The community-led project, supported by Mull and Iona Community Trust and Ulva School Community Association, is being seen as a fantastic opportunity to welcome visitors to the island as well as strengthening ties with the surrounding areas.
The pontoon fingers are 12m, 11m and 10m, providing berthing for up to 16m vessels in the outer berths. The facility has good depth at the outer berths (4-5.5m), mid berths, (3-4m depth). There is less depth at the inner finger offering use to tenders and day boats (1.5m).
Installation was completed by Mull-based North West Marine, Gerry Kangley Construction, John Howard Marine Electrical Services as well as other local contractors.
Information on the new development can be found on the MICT website.