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A video clip of youths wakeboarding on the Grand Canal on Ireland's inland waterways while being towed behind a car on the tow path has drawn the ire of water safety experts who say the actions are 'foolhardy' and 'irresponsible'. The youtube stunt is below with comments from viewers that includes one from a David Kilty who says: 'Good stuff lads at least someone is making use of our waterways'. The video has been forwarded to the Inspector of Navigation as Lt Cdr John Leech of Irish Water Safety believes the activity is in breach of the Grand Canal Act.
The 15th Lock on the Grand Canal has been closed to navigation until Tuesday, 13th July in order to carry out emergency repairs to the lock gate. Every effort is being made to restore the lock to service as soon as possible.
This will ensure that there is a clear channel for navigation at all times and will make for easy access to berthage by visiting vessels wishing to avail of the refurbished facilitates.
Vessels should only moor directly onto quay walls and not double or triple berth. Alternative berthing is available east of Griffith Bridge.
Vessels should only be moored singly on either side of the canal to permit the safe passage of craft. Bye-law (25, 1 (b) states that sufficient space must remain so that two vessels can pass at the same time. Berthage is also available on the north bank between 35th and 36th Lock.
Vessels in contravention of this bye-law will be moved off the area as space becomes available. Vessels without a valid permit will also be moved.