All moorings holders are reminded that under the terms of their lease agreement with OBCB, their mooring tackle or equipment maintenance must be carried out by a contractor who holds professional indemnity insurance.
HSE contractors holding Professional Liability insurance who have previously indicated a willingness to undertake moorings contract work in the Oban area include:
North West Marine Ltd
7e Glengallon Road, Oban, Argyll PA34 4HG
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St Marys, Rockfield Rd, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, PA75 6PN
Fish-Dive Underwater Contractors Ltd
3 Longrow South, Campbeltown, Argyll, PA28 6AH
At the annual lease renewal date, the mooring holder is required to declare that a competent contractor has been instructed within the previous twelve months to inspect and maintain the mooring fit for its purpose - in order to confirm all aspects of insurance are in place according to the terms of the CEC Agreement, (The definition of a “competent contractor” is one who holds Professional Liability Insurance for his business.)
Mooring tackle or equipment inspection reports are normally valid for 6 months, with 2 inspections annually required for moorings in use year round.
While it is possible for a mooring holder to maintain his mooring tackle or equipment himself, every mooring holder must obtain a favourable inspection report from a professional contractor covering the period the mooring is in use.
Regular annual maintenance of all equipment protects the safety of owners’ moorings and vessels and ensures that negligence to maintain a mooring does not arise in the event of an incident.
OBCB will not enter into disputes between mooring holders and/or their contactors and /or their insurers.