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Admiralty Chart showing the location of the Waverider buoy deployment
Mariners in Brandon Bay in Co Kerry are advised of the Marine Institute’s deployment of a Waverider buoy over the coming days, subject to weather conditions. The Waverider is a yellow spherical buoy, 1m in diameter ad equipped with an antenna…
The Fastnet Pelican is conducting the cable survey operations
Mariners off the South-East Coast of Ireland are advised of subsea cable survey operations currently under way, subject to weather conditions. The survey was scheduled to begin this past Thursday 26 November and continue for at least eight days and…
Dublin Bay's Great South Wall Closed Due to Tide Height & Dangerous Winds
Due to the forecasted Southerly winds issued by Met Eireann for Sunday 15th and Monday 16th November 2020 combined with approaching high spring tides of 4.3m and a possible tidal surge of 0.45m which may pose a risk to walkers…
The deployment will be carried out by the 'MV Chateau-Thierry'
The deployment of an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) sub-surface installation by University College Dublin, which was scheduled to take place between 15 - 21 October 2020 as Afloat previously reported, will now take place on 7 November 2020. The…
Satellite image of Storm Aiden’s track towards Ireland
A Status Orange weather warning is in place for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea as strong gales are set to develop overnight with the arrival of Storm Aiden, the first of the new storm season. Met Éireann…
The dive support vessel Deep Discoverer will be in operation at the Kinsale and Seven Heads gas fields next month
Diving operations will take place at the Kinsale and Seven Heads gas fields early next month for decommissioning work on and around the subsea infrastructure. Kinsale Energy says the works — undertaken by the dive support vessel Deep Discoverer (callsign…
The search and repair works will be conducted from the Edda Sun
Mariners in the vicinity of the Corrib Gas Field are advised of electrical fault-finding works at the field’s subsea infrastructure set for later this month. Works conducted from the Edda Sun (callsign LARF7) will begin on or around next Friday…
The well-travelled RV Ridley Thomas will conduct survey operations between Ireland and Iceland from next week
Survey works for a proposed new submarine communications cable between Ireland and Iceland will be conducted from next week. The hydrographic survey is due to take place from next Thursday 10 September and will be completed by early November. Works…
Storm Ellen’s forecast track from the Atlantic late tonight
Met Éireann has issued a Status Red marine warning as Storm Ellen approaches today, Wednesday 19 August. Gale- to storm-force winds, southeast veering southwest, are forecast for this evening and tonight on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish…
Survey works will be carried out from the Geoquip Saentis
Following the recent deployment of Metocean devices to provide data for the development of the Arklow Bank Wind Park, a geotechnical survey will take place in the same areas of the Irish sea off the Wicklow coast in the coming…
The AMS Retriever, pictured, or Husky will be used for the upcoming Metocean deployments
Metocean devices will be deployed in the Irish Sea off the Wicklow coast) in the coming days, weather permitting, to provide environmental data for the development of the Arklow Bank Wind Park. Similar to last autumn’s deployment, four separate devices…
‘Do Not Swim’ Notice Issued For Portmarnock’s Velvet Strand
Fingal Council Council has issued a ‘do not swim’ notice for Velvet Strand in Portmarnock after a wastewater overflow this morning, Monday 27 July. The overflow at a nearby pumping station followed heavy rainfall and resulted in a direct discharge…
Owners Of Ocean Signal SeaSafe EPIRBs Reminded To Carry Out Beacon Tests
Owners of the Ocean Signal SeaSafe E100 or E100G emergency radio beacons are reminded to perform their unit’s self-test function as soon as possible. The manufacturer says all of its EPIRBs should be routinely tested on a monthly basis, as…
The Ocean Navigator is one of two vessels conducting the DeSIRE Survey from 13-26 July
The latest Marine Notice from the Irish Maritime Administration advises that the Developing Site Investigation Methodologies (DeSIRE) Survey will be carried out in the North Irish Sea from next Monday 13 July. This two-week survey will use seismic refraction and…
File image of RV Meteor, which will conduct operations at the Goban Spur next week
Two scientific deep-sea moorings deployed at the Goban Spur off the southwestern continental shelf last year will be recovered and redeployed next week. German research vessel Meteor (Callsign DBBH) will be involved in the redeployment on behalf of the University…
Works for a subsea fibre optic cable will be carried out from the CS Responder
Mariners off the Mayo coast are advised to be on the lookout for two separate undersea operations from next week. From Sunday 17 May, America Europe Connect 2 will be installing a subsea fibre optic cable in Irish waters to…

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