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Air Dispersant Training Over the Irish Sea – Marine Notice No. 45 of 2013

11th September 2013
Air Dispersant Training Over the Irish Sea – Marine Notice No. 45 of 2013

Marine Notice No. 45 of 2013

Notice to all Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishermen, Yachtsmen and Seafarers

Air Dispersant Training over the Irish Sea

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that Air Contractors Ireland Ltd. will carry out Aerial Dispersant Training to provide the capability to spray oil dispersant in the event of an oil slick at sea. The training exercise entails spraying of water from a Hercules aircraft flying at 100 ft. above sea level over the Irish Sea. The training exercise will take place approximately 25 miles south-east of Dublin within the boundaries given in the table below.
52 ° 20' N
52 ° 20' N
53 ° 00' N
53 ° 00' N
005 ° 30'W
006 ° 00'W
006 ° 00'W
005 ° 30'W

The training exercise will take place on Sunday 15 th September 2013 between 1600h-1800h (local time) approximately. Timings may be altered due to the participation of the aircraft at the Flightfest Airshow in Dublin.

Vessels in the area are asked to stay clear of the zone outlined in the table above and to be aware that the Hercules Aircraft will fly at a very low altitude of 100ft above sea level.

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