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Shannon Navigation: Sunken Vessel Obstruction Near M6 Bridge in Athlone

15th August 2022
Marker buoys on the River Shannon near the M6 Bridge in Athlone, Co Westmeath mark the spot the speedboat sank
Marker buoys on the River Shannon near the M6 Bbridge in Athlone, Co Westmeath mark the spot where the speedboat sank

Waterways Ireland advises masters of all craft on the Shannon Navigation that there is a sunken vessel on the western side of the navigation some 200m upstream of the N6 bridge at Athlone.

Afloat.ie previously reported on the rescue of 10 people from the speedboat on Saturday evening by Lough Ree RNLI.

A temporary red buoy is in place to mark the location, and masters are requested to proceed with additional caution in the area.

Elsewhere, on Lough Derg the Green Cage Buoy No 1184 northwest of the Corrikeen Islands has moved from its correct position.

A temporary green buoy has been installed at this location until the cage buoy can be repositioned.

Masters of vessels are urged to proceed with additional caution in the area. The cross-border body for Ireland’s inland waterways assures that the marker will be replaced as soon as possible.

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