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Data Buoys for Oceanographic Monitoring of Fenit Harbour Set to Deploy in Tralee Bay

25th March 2021
DB 500 data buoys like these will be deployed in Tralee Bay by TechWorks Marine for the next five weeks DB 500 data buoys like these will be deployed in Tralee Bay by TechWorks Marine for the next five weeks

TechWorks Marine advises that it is set to deploy two marine monitoring buoys in Tralee Bay as part of environmental oceanographic monitoring for Fenit Harbour.

The DB 500 data buoys will be deployed tomorrow, Friday 26 March, weather depending, and will be in place until at least Friday 30 April, after which they will be retrieved by a chartered vessel.

A flat-bottomed aqua-cultural work barge named the Kerry Pearl will be deploying the buoys. During deployment and recovery, VHF Channels monitored will be Channel 14 (Fenit Harbour working channel) and Channel 16.

During the extent of deployment, vessel traffic will need to avoid the area.

Full details including exact location coordinates are included in Marine Notice No 14 of 2021, which can be downloaded below.

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