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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…
The works will be conducted from the Edda Sun
Inspection and maintenance on the Corrib gas pipeline and associated infrastructure is scheduled to take place from next week. Conducted by Vermillion Ireland, the works from next Wednesday 6 May, weather permitting, are expected to last for around 20 days…
The MFV Suzanne II caught fire about 29 miles east of Arklow
In the wake of the Marine Casualty Investigation Board report involving fire onboard the fishing vessel “MFV Suzanne II”, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has reminded vessel owners of their legal obligations when operating a vessel. The reminder comes…
A monitoring buoy like this one is installed at Killybegs Harbour as part of a network of five deployed between September 2019 and February 2020
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised by TechWorks Marine that the lantern on the monitoring buoy in Killybegs Harbour has stopped working. The buoy is part of environmental oceanographic monitoring for the Department of Agriculture, Food…
Geoquip Saentis berthed in Dun Laoghaire Harbour - the vessel will complete Geotechnical Surveys in Outer Dundalk Bay
Geotechnical surveys will take place in Outer Dundalk Bay from 6 March 2020, according to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in Marine Notice No. 13 of 2020. The survey will be completed using the “Geoquip Saentis” (Callsign: C6UM8) currently…
Deployments and recovery will be conducted by the AMS Retriever
Metocean devices will be deployed in the Irish Sea off the Wicklow coast in late October/early November, subject to weather conditions, to facilitate the development of the Arklow Bank Wind Park. Five separate devices are being deployed which will include…
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…

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