3.1 NOTED the invaluable work that David Foster, Marico Marine, as our Designated Person has undertaken in supporting the Harbours Service move towards compliance with the Port Marine Safety Code;
3.2 AGREED to receive a verbal update on the tender returns for the Designated Person contract and, as appropriate, agree the award of the tender based on officer recommendations;
3.3 the work undertaken to review the navigational risk assessments for Kirkcudbright and Stranraer and Loch Ryan as detailed in paragraphs 3.5-3.8 in the report and Appendix 1 to the report, and further noted that a review of the navigational risk assessments for the three Machars Harbours would be presented to a future meeting of this Sub-Committee;
3.4 the positive progress on Kirkcudbright Harbour Revision Order as detailed in paragraphs 3.9-3.11 in the report;
3.5 that officers continue to pursue the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to further engage in reaching an agreement on the most pragmatic solution to safe navigation in Loch Ryan, prior to the development of a Harbour Revision Order, as detailed in paragraphs 3.12-3.15 in the report and AGREED for a report to come back to the next meeting of this Sub Committee on an update to the progress;
3.6 that in Spring 2018, the Council will advise the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, for the first time, that it is compliant with the Port Marine Safety Code, except for the resolution of a Harbour Revision Order for Stranraer and Loch Ryan, as detailed in paragraphs 3.16-3.18 in the report;
3.7 the positive feedback from the customer surveys undertaken at Stranraer and Kirkcudbright Marinas as detailed in paragraphs 3.19-3.23 in the report; and
3.8 AGREED to officers pursuing options for Wi-Fi to be installed at the Stranraer and Kirkcudbright Marinas on the basis of a service that places no revenue implications upon the Council.