Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners would like to reassure you that they are taking extra precautions in light of the coronavirus pandemic to limit any impact on all operations at the harbour. However, in line with Government instructions we will be limiting our operations to essential requirements only. This will mean that, whilst the fish auction will continue, due to the impacts that Covid-19 is having on operations no chilling facilities will be provided however ice will be provided by FHC. All those attending are asked to ensure that they utilise the hand washing facilities on arrival at the market and adhere to the social distancing requirements as advised by the Government before, during and after the sale.
Whilst the port remains open, the two ship repair facilities are closed, and will remain so except in the event of an emergency. This decision allows FHC to meet the Government guidelines in relation to essential business and to comply with social distancing. Any change in instructions from the Government will be considered by the Commissioners at the appropriate time and the recommended steps taken. I am sure you will be understanding of the situation and we look forward to re-opening the ship repair facilities at a time when it is safe to do so for all FHC employees, contractors and patrons.
In addition, due to restricted availability of staff, the pilot boat will not be available for towing of vessels within the port.
The Harbour Office will be closed to visitors during this period with a skeleton staff dealing with some administrative work on reduced hours therefore phone calls may be redirected to the watchtower during normal working hours. Emails will be attended to, as far as possible, by staff working from home.
We will continue to monitor Government and NHS Scotland advice and act accordingly.