Part of the oceanographic monitoring for the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, the buoy will be deployed on a dual mooring from the vessel Sinbad (Callsign EI7799).
The buoy will remain on site for a period of up to five months, after which it will be retrieved by a chartered vessel and the retrieval team.
A Sealight installed on the buoy which will give out five yellow flashes every 20 seconds. The light is visible for up to three nautical miles.
The buoy has a Special Mark as well as a small marker buoy indicating the location of each of the buoy’s moorings.
During the extent of deployment, vessel traffic will need to avoid the area. For both deployment and recovery the VHF channels monitored will be Channel 14 (Killybegs Harbour working channel) and Channel 16.