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Datawell Waverider Buoy Off the West Coast of Ireland

22nd October 2013
Datawell Waverider Buoy Off the West Coast of Ireland

Draft Marine Notice No. 49 of 2013
This Marine Notice supersedes Marine Notice No. 50 of 2012
Notice to All Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishermen, Yachtsmen and Seafarers

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that ESB International have deployed a Datawell Waverider buoy, off the West coast of Ireland.

The buoy was deployed on 15th October 2013. See position of the buoy which has a drift radius of up to 250m.

Location Latitude (WGS84) Longitude (WGS84)
Killard 1 52 ° 46' 26" N 009 ° 35' 11" W

1. Approximately 3.7 km northwest of Killard Point, Near Doonbeg, Co. Clare.

The buoy is spherical in shape and yellow in colour. A photograph of this type of buoy is attached at the Annex below.

An AIS A-to-N Type 1 transmission will be implemented from the buoy. Flash characteristics are as follows: pattern FL 5, Yellow, every 20 seconds.

All vessels are requested to give the buoy a wide berth.

Marine Notice No. 50 of 2012 is hereby withdrawn.

Irish Maritime Administration,
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport,
Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Published in Marine Warning Team

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