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Marie Rowlands

Inspectorate

Waterways Ireland

The Docks

Athlone

Co. Westmeath

 

Phone: +353(0)906494232

Fax:     +353(0)906494147

www.waterwaysireland.org

 



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MARINE NOTICE

 

No. 77 of 2013

 

 

SHANNON NAVIGATION

 

Lough Derg

 

Ballina

 

Dragon Boat Racing

 

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that a dragon boat racing event will take place in Ballina on Sun 7 July between 1300 hrs and 1800hrs.

 

Masters are requested to note any advice from safety marshals when passing through this section of the navigation.

 

Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their cooperation.

 

Charles Lawn

Inspector of Navigation

26 Jun 2013

Tel: 00 353 (0)90 6494232

Fax : 00 353 (0) 6494147

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MARINE NOTICE
No. 68 of 2013

SHANNON NAVIGATION

ATHLONE to PORTUMNA

SHANNON ONE DESIGN (SOD)

LONG DISTANCE SAIL IN COMPANY

29 TH . and 30 th . June 2013

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels of the above cruise in company. SODs will depart from Athlone lock to Banagher harbour on Sat the 29 th and from Banagher to Portumna bridge on Sun 30 th .

Masters of powerboats are requested to heed their wash when passing vessels under sail and accordingly to observe the navigation rules.

Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their cooperation in this matter.

Charles Lawn
Lt Cdr (rtd)
Inspector of Navigation
19 Jun 2013.
Tel: 00 353 (0)90 6494232

MARINE NOTICE

No. 69 of 2013

SHANNON NAVIGATION

Lough Ree

Sunken Vessel

Marine Notice No 67 refers.

The vessel has been recovered. Marine Notice No 67 is now withdrawn.

C.Lawn
Inspector of Navigation
19 Jun 2013
Tel: 00 353 (0)90 6494232
Fax : 00 353 (0) 6494147

Published in Inland Waterways

MARINE NOTICE

No 61 of 2013

SHANNON NAVIGATION

Athlone

Shannon Swim

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and users of the Shannon Navigation that the "Shannon Swim" event will take place in Athlone on Sat 22 nd . June between 1800 hrs and 2000hrs.

The start of the swimming course will be in the vicinity of the Athlone By-Pass (M6) Bridge and will proceed down river to the Athlone Town Bridge.

Masters are requested to proceed at slow speed and with minimum wash when in this area of the navigation and to note any advice given by race marshals and safety boat crew when approaching the course.

Waterways Ireland thanks masters for their co-operation in this matter.

C.J.Lawn
Lt Cdr (rtd)
Inspector of Navigation

13 Jun 2013
Tel: 353 90 6494232
Fax: 353 90 6494147

Published in Inland Waterways
Tagged under

MARINE NOTICE

No. 61 of 2013

SHANNON NAVIGATION

Limerick

Sarsfield's Lock

Navigation Restriction

Marine Notice No 58 is now withdrawn.

C.Lawn
Inspector of Navigation
14 Jun 2013
Tel: 00 353 (0)90 6494232
Fax : 00 353 (0) 6494147

Published in Inland Waterways
Tagged under

MARINE NOTICE

No 55 of 2013

SHANNON NAVIGATION

Lough Ree - Killinure Lough

Athlone Boat Club Regatta

Mooring Restrictions at Coosan Pt. Lough Ree

Marine Notice No. 45 of 2013 refers.

Masters are advised that the southern half of Coosan Point moorings will closed to berthing vessels from noon on Fri 14 th until 2100 hrs on Sat 15 th Jun.

This restriction is for safety reasons as the rowing course finishing line is adjacent to the moorings and manoeuvring vessels will pose a hazard.

Waterways Ireland thanks masters for their co-operation in this matter.

C.J.Lawn

Lt Cdr (rtd)

Inspector of Navigation

10 Jun 2013

Tel: 353 90 6494232

Fax: 353 90 6494147


Published in Inland Waterways
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#InlandWaterways - Waterways Ireland is advising masters and users of the Shannon Navigation that a triathlon event will take place on Saturday 8 June in the environs of Portrunny Harbour.

The swimming course will be laid out adjacent to the moorings in the harbour, and will be active from 11.30am till 1pm on the day.

Swimmers on the course will be accompanied by a safety boat and kayaks.

Masters are requested to give the swimmers a wide berth and to navigate at slow speed and with a low wash when passing the area, and to heed any instructions or advice given by the event marshals.

Published in Inland Waterways

#shannonnavigation – Works to upgrade the floating moorings at Acres Lake, Drumshanbo on the Shannon navigation will commence 16th April 2013.

There is no access permitted to the floating moorings, by land or water, during the upgrade works which are due to be complete by 3rd May 2013.

Waterways Ireland says it apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works and advises that alternative mooring facilities are close by at Drumshanbo Lock.

Published in Inland Waterways
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#InlandWaterways - Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels and boats on the Shannon Navigation that Sarsfield’s Lock in Limerick will be operated on restricted service from Thursday 28 February to Saturday 9 March 2013.

During this time the lock will only operate from 10am to 12.30pm daily.

Masters and owners are requested to ring the lockkeeper at 087 797 2998 one day prior to making their passage.

Published in Inland Waterways

#InlandWaterways - Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners on the Shannon Navigation that work will commence on the lock gates at Tarmonbarry Lock next Monday 14 January.

These works will be on-going for a period of approximately eight weeks until Thursday 14 March 2013. An alternative passage maybe accessed via the Camlin river loop upstream of Tarmonbarry Lock and the Clondra Canal downstream of the lock.

The cross-border body for Ireland's inland waterways also advises that the Carrick-on-Shannon Rowing Club's Head of River race will take place on Saturday 23 February from 9am till 5pm.

Masters of vessels are requested to proceed at slow speed and with minimum wash when passing this stretch of the navigation and to heed any advice or instructions issued by the regatta officials.

Meanwhile, Waterways Ireland has published a general marine notice reminding masters and owners of their responsibilities when navigating Ireland's rivers, lakes and canals.

The notice includes information on vessel registration, canal permits, public berthing, smart cards for service payments, speed restrictions, water safety and other important details for anyone boating in Ireland North and South.

Published in Inland Waterways

#SHANNON NAVIGATION – Carrick-on-Shannon Rowing Club "Head of River" race will take place on Sat 18th Feb 2012 from 09.00 hrs until 17.00hrs. Waterways Ireland has advised Masters of vessels to proceed at slow speed and with minimum wash when passing this stretch of the navigation and to heed any advice or instructions issued by the regatta officials.

Published in Inland Waterways
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Marine Science Perhaps it is the work of the Irish research vessel RV Celtic Explorer out in the Atlantic Ocean that best highlights the essential nature of marine research, development and sustainable management, through which Ireland is developing a strong and well-deserved reputation as an emerging centre of excellence. From Wavebob Ocean energy technology to aquaculture to weather buoys and oil exploration these pages document the work of Irish marine science and how Irish scientists have secured prominent roles in many European and international marine science bodies.

 

At A Glance – Ocean Facts

  • 71% of the earth’s surface is covered by the ocean
  • The ocean is responsible for the water cycle, which affects our weather
  • The ocean absorbs 30% of the carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere by human activity
  • The real map of Ireland has a seabed territory ten times the size of its land area
  • The ocean is the support system of our planet.
  • Over half of the oxygen we breathe was produced in the ocean
  • The global market for seaweed is valued at approximately €5.4 billion
  • · Coral reefs are among the oldest ecosystems in the world — at 230 million years
  • 1.9 million people live within 5km of the coast in Ireland
  • Ocean waters hold nearly 20 million tons of gold. If we could mine all of the gold from the ocean, we would have enough to give every person on earth 9lbs of the precious metal!
  • Aquaculture is the fastest growing food sector in the world – Ireland is ranked 7th largest aquaculture producer in the EU
  • The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest ocean in the world, covering 20% of the earth’s surface. Out of all the oceans, the Atlantic Ocean is the saltiest
  • The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean in the world. It’s bigger than all the continents put together
  • Ireland is surrounded by some of the most productive fishing grounds in Europe, with Irish commercial fish landings worth around €200 million annually
  • 97% of the earth’s water is in the ocean
  • The ocean provides the greatest amount of the world’s protein consumed by humans
  • Plastic affects 700 species in the oceans from plankton to whales.
  • Only 10% of the oceans have been explored.
  • 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the ocean each year, equal to dumping a garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute.
  • 12 humans have walked on the moon but only 3 humans have been to the deepest part of the ocean.

(Ref: Marine Institute)

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