#MarineNotice - EGS International Ltd is scheduled today (13 June) to begin a two-day geophysical cable route survey involving multibeam echo-sounder bathymetry, side-scan sonar, magnetometer and sub-bottom profiling off the Irish coast at Killala Bay.
The survey follows from a longer exercise carried out in January this year, and will be focused inshore along a route into Killala Bay detailed by co-ordinates listed in Marine Notice No 34 of 2014, a PDF of which is available to read or download HERE.
The vessel SMS Coastal Cat (call sign EIJD6) is scheduled to carry out the work on a 12-hour operation basis and will display appropriate shapes during daylight operations and lights during night time operations and periods of reduced visibility.
This vessel will be towing survey equipment up to 200m astern and will be restricted in its ability to manoeuvre while carrying out the survey.
As such, all vessels in the area, particularly those engaged in fishing, are requested to give the SMS Coastal Cat and its towed equipment a wide berth and keep a sharp lookout in the relevant areas.