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The floating Lidar Metocean Buoy
A Metocean Buoy will be towed out from Drogheda Port and deployed at the Oriel Windfarm, Outer Dundalk Bay according to the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport.  The duration of deployment is 1 day, and it will be carried out…
Dredging and Quay Wall Construction Works at Smooth Point, Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre, Co. Donegal
Dredging and quay construction works will be underway at Smooth Point, Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre from late October 2019 until July 2020. Plant on site shall include the Capall Mara Backhoe Dredger (Callsign: MBSF3), modular pontoon dredgers, split hopper barges,…
Open water sea swimmer Brian Coll at the start of last year's Galway Bay swim
As open water sea swimmers prepare for a Galway Bay crossing this weekend, Irish Water has said there is “no proven link” between a recent serious pollution incident in the city and the quality of bathing water off Galway’s beaches…
ADCP frames like these are being deployed in Waterford Harbour this week
TechWorks Marine Ltd is deploying trawl-resistant bottom mounted Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) frames in Waterford Harbour this week. It is anticipated that the ADCPs will be deployed between today, Monday 8 July, and this Friday 12 July, depending on…
Marine Notice: Scientific Deep-Sea Moorings Deployed At Goban Spur
The German University of Bremen and the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) have successfully deployed two scientific deep-sea moorings (called EB-1 and EB-3) at Goban Spur off the southwestern Irish shelf, similar to those deployed in 2016 and…
The cable repair will be conducted by C/S Pierre De Fermat
Marine Notice No 14 of 2019 advises that a cable repair for Emerald Bridge Fibres Limited (aka EBFL) is being conducted in the Irish Sea off the coast of Co Dublin. Operations were scheduled to begin at 7pm on Saturday…
Defence Forces Live Firing Practice Shoot Off West Cork This Week
The Defence Forces are currently conducting surface live firing practice shoots off West Cork, as per Marine Notice No 12 of 2019. The practice shoots from today, Tuesday 28 May, to Thursday 30 May are taking place in Danger Area…
AMS Panther will be one of two vessels conducting hydrographic and geophysical surveys in the Irish Sea from next month
Hydrographic and geophysical surveys will be undertaken in the Irish Sea off the Wicklow coast between June and September 2019 to provide bathymetric and subsurface information to facilitate the development of the Arklow Bank Wind Park. The survey dates are…
Status Red Upgrade For Co Clare As Storm Hannah Sweeps In
The weather warning issued by Met Éireann for Co Clare has been upgraded to the most severe Status Red as Storm Hannah is expect to brings gusts of up to 150km/h this evening (Friday 26 April). Meanwhile, the marine warning…
Small Craft Warning Ahead of Storm Hannah’s Arrival Tomorrow
Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow small craft warning for Force 6 southerly winds later today and tonight (Thursday 25 April) on coasts from Belfast Lough to Howth Head to Carnsore Point ahead of Storm Hannah’s arrival tomorrow. A…
The seabed frame with ADCP and recovery buoy inside the frame
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises that TechWorks Marine has deployed four trawl-resistant, bottom-mounted Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) frames throughout Lough Swilly. The frames deployed on Wednesday 20 February will be on the seafloor for a…
Product Warning Over ‘Kapa Silver’ Mooring Ropes
The Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport has issued a product warning for potential risk with the use of the Kapa Silver mooring rope. The rope does not comply with relevant European standards as it could come apart during usage,…
Live Heli Sniper Firing Exercise Now Under Way
#MarineWarning - The Defence Forces Training Centre is conducting two days of heli sniper live firing exercises in Gormanston Ranges as of this morning, Wednesday 18 July. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the danger area includes the air and sea…
Marine Notice: Extended Cable Route Survey Off West Coast
#MarineNotice - Fugro will be carrying out further marine operations on behalf of TE Subsea Communications LLC for the HAVFRUE Subsea Cable System Project south of Achill Island from this week. The operations are an extension of the project outlined…
WARNING TO THE PUBLIC DEFENCE FORCES (ARW) HELI SNIPING FIRING EXERCISE
WARNING TO THE PUBLIC DEFENCE FORCES (ARW) HELI SNIPING FIRING EXERCISE On Wednesday 18th July 2018 from 09.00hrs to 16.00hrs On Thursday 19th July 2018 from 13.00hrs to 23.30hrs At GORMANSTON, CO. MEATH IT IS DANGEROUS FOR PERSONS, SHIPPING, LIVESTOCK OR…
Live Firing Practice Off South West Coast This Week
#MarineNotice - The Defence Forces will be conducting surface and air live firing practice shoots in Sea Area South South West (D13) between Seven Heads and Galley Head and to seaward between Tuesday 26 and Thursday 28 June from 8am…

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