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Defence Forces Live Air Firing Exercise
On Monday 19th of April 2021 to Friday 30th of April 2021 from 10.00hrs to 16.00hrs (Excluding Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th of April) AT D1, GORMANSTON RANGES, CO. MEATH IT IS DANGEROUS FOR PERSONS, SHIPPING, LIVESTOCK OR AIRCRAFT ETC.,…
R.V. Celtic Voyager is on marine survey work in the south Irish Sea
The Marine Institute's Research Vessel Celtic Voyager will carry out marine survey work in the south Irish Sea from March 26th that will involve the use of multibeam echo sounders and sub-bottom profilers. The work is part of the MOVE 2…
File image of Fionn Mac Cumhaill, which will join the RV Celtic Voyager on the March survey
The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport advises that a survey to investigate the use of fibre-optic cables in site investigations will be carried out in the North Irish Sea next month. This survey from 16-25 March is…
File image of the RV Celtic Voyager, which will cary out the SeaMonitor survey from 27 February
The Loughs Agency advises that it will carry out the SeaMonitor-EU Interreg Project (Survey CV21003) from Saturday 27 February to Friday 5 March. The survey is being carried out in the North Channel in support of EU InterregVA project SeaMonitor.…
Works will be carried out from the dive support vessel MV Lichtenstein
Ultra Deep Solutions will be carrying out subsea exploration activities off the North West Coast from tomorrow, Wednesday 16 December. The work will be conducted a number of weeks, progress and weather depending, within the vicinity of 55° 19’N, 009°…
A wave buoy like these will be deployed off Wicklow this week
TechWorks Marine has scheduled the deployment of a wave buoy off the coast of Wicklow on Tuesday 8 December, weather allowing. The buoy will be a yellow DB 500 and have a flashing light sequence of five flashes every 20…
The RV Celtic Voyager will be conducting these works on behalf of PSE Kinsale Energy
Seabed survey operations in the Kinsale, Greensands, Ballycotton and Seven Heads gas fields off West Cork are set to commence from tomorrow, Sunday 6 December. PSE Kinsale Energy will undertake the decommissioning works on and around the relevant subsea infrastructure…
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…

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