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Oil exploration company Exxon Mobil will begin exploring underwater areas off Ireland's South West coast this June, with a three-week stint in the area planned. The area they will be surveying is close to recently-discovered areas of rare deep-water coral on the Porcupine slopes.
A notice to mariners on the Department of Transport's website reads:
The Department of Transport would like to advise that ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Ireland (Offshore) Ltd will be carrying out a site survey off the Southwest Coast of Ireland as highlighted in the attached map. The seismic vessel “M/V FUGRO MERIDIAN – C6QR4” is scheduled to carry out the work. The vessel will tow 1 x 3km-long streamer, and will have a minimum turning radius of 2 km. The survey vessel will be restricted in her ability to manoeuvre whilst carrying out the survey and all vessels are requested to give this operation a wide berth. The vessel will be listening on VHF CH 16 throughout the project.
The works are expected to commence in early June 2010 and last for 3 - 4 weeks approximately subject to weather.
51° 20' 49.351" 12° 35' 32.935"
51° 24' 56.106" 12° 25' 57.046"
51° 18' 55.191" 12° 19' 24.114"
51° 14' 49.282" 12° 28' 59.106"
The full notice is downloadable here as a pdf file, with a map of the area included therein.