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Download printable pdf of current Corrections and Cautions (none currently)


All Cautions and Amendments will be listed here but if significant errors are found in any of our charts we will make replacements available to registered users. For printable versions of each year’s Cautions and Corrections see below.


The following correction and cautions relate to our current 2023 charts (please let us know if/when you find more issues!): 


May 2023: Correction: Chart 5540AA, edition 6, Ardmore Island, East Coast of Islay: It has been reported that the tripod marking a rock and that gives visual assistance with entry into the inner anchorage (Plod Sgeiran), has been washed away, leaving only its foundations. It has also been reported that the S very small buoy marking the entrance is also no longer there: the N buoy is still in place but really is very small and may be hard to spot.


The following cautions arose from 2023 surveys that will result in new charts for 2024:


July 2023: Caution: Chart 5731D Sheildaig, Loch Torridon, edition 2: It has been reported that there is an old chain on the seabed in the centre of this anchorage. The extent of the chain is not known but is thought to run N-S. It was picked up in the middle of the main anchorage E of Sheildaig Island, roughly on the 4m contour NW of our anchor symbol, midway between the 3.9m and 3.7m depths. With some difficulty, the yacht was able to lift it with its windlass and disengaged it.


We have had other reports of such incidents, albeit with less specific locations. Use of a stout tripping line may be a good investment if you are anchoring where there are or may have been moorings or fish farms. Our equipment does not generally enable us to see chains or other debris that has sunk into the seabed.


The 2022 set of charts has been superseded by the 2023 set of 624 charts of more than 600 locations. We recommend that you no longer use the 2022 or earlier sets: many of the 2022 charts have been subject to changes that make continued use of the originals undesirable.


Many of our cautions have led to corrections to UKHO charts but in case you have older official charts the full lists are available below:


For all cautions arising during 2022 tap here


For all cautions arising during 2020-21 tap here


For all cautions arising during 2018-19 tap here


For all cautions arising during 2017 tap here


For all cautions arising during 2016 tap here


For all cautions arising during 2015 tap here


For all cautions arising during 2014 tap here


For all cautions arising during 2013 tap here.


For all cautions arising during 2012 tap here.


NB  Hydrographic surveying and cartography are not precise sciences. There will be errors and misrepresentations on our charts just as there are on others’ charts. Do read the sections on ’Making the charts’, ’Using the charts’ and the ’Conditions’. Take great care at all times but especially if away from the routes described by the pilot books. 



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Corrections & Cautions