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Marine Notice: Installation of IRIS Subsea Fibre Optic Cable Off West Coast

22nd June 2022
File image of the cable-laying vessel CS Durable
File image of the cable-laying vessel CS Durable, which is engaged in works off the West Coast from this week Credit: Uwe Aranas/CEphoto

SubCom has begun carrying out cable installation operations along the route of the IRIS Subsea Fibre Optic Cable System in Ireland’s Territorial Sea, Contiguous Zone and Exclusive Economic Zone areas.

Following pre-lay shore end operations, as previously reported on Afloat.ie, these works were scheduled to begin yesterday, Tuesday 21 June and are expected to continue until Wednesday 31 August, weather allowing.

Works will be undertaken by the CS Durable (callsign V7DI8). The vessel will be engaged in cable-laying operations, have stern deployed equipment and be restricted in manoeuvrability.

All other vessels operating nearby are requested to keep their distance and pass at minimum speed to reduce vessel wash. The work vessel will display appropriate lights and shapes and will always be listening to VHF Channel 16 but can set any other channel as required.

Maps and coordinates of the work areas, as well as contact information, can be found in Marine Notice No 34 of 2022 attached below.

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