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Survey works will be carried out from the Geoquip Saentis
Following the recent deployment of Metocean devices to provide data for the development of the Arklow Bank Wind Park, a geotechnical survey will take place in the same areas of the Irish sea off the Wicklow coast in the coming…
The AMS Retriever, pictured, or Husky will be used for the upcoming Metocean deployments
Metocean devices will be deployed in the Irish Sea off the Wicklow coast) in the coming days, weather permitting, to provide environmental data for the development of the Arklow Bank Wind Park. Similar to last autumn’s deployment, four separate devices…
‘Do Not Swim’ Notice Issued For Portmarnock’s Velvet Strand
Fingal Council Council has issued a ‘do not swim’ notice for Velvet Strand in Portmarnock after a wastewater overflow this morning, Monday 27 July. The overflow at a nearby pumping station followed heavy rainfall and resulted in a direct discharge…
Owners Of Ocean Signal SeaSafe EPIRBs Reminded To Carry Out Beacon Tests
Owners of the Ocean Signal SeaSafe E100 or E100G emergency radio beacons are reminded to perform their unit’s self-test function as soon as possible. The manufacturer says all of its EPIRBs should be routinely tested on a monthly basis, as…
The Ocean Navigator is one of two vessels conducting the DeSIRE Survey from 13-26 July
The latest Marine Notice from the Irish Maritime Administration advises that the Developing Site Investigation Methodologies (DeSIRE) Survey will be carried out in the North Irish Sea from next Monday 13 July. This two-week survey will use seismic refraction and…
File image of RV Meteor, which will conduct operations at the Goban Spur next week
Two scientific deep-sea moorings deployed at the Goban Spur off the southwestern continental shelf last year will be recovered and redeployed next week. German research vessel Meteor (Callsign DBBH) will be involved in the redeployment on behalf of the University…
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…

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