Notice to all Ship Operators, Ship Masters, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Seafarers, Fishers, Recreational Craft Users, Training Providers, Port Authorities, Equipment Suppliers and Importers and all other stakeholders
Latest European Commission Communication on preparing for the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport wishes to draw attention to the latest communication from the European Commission on preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019.
European Commission Brexit Preparedness Notices on Maritime Transport
In the context of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, the European Commission has published the following Notices to Stakeholders:
These Notices are intended to facilitate preparation by EU-27 Member States and by wider stakeholders for the contingency that on 30 March 2019 the UK leaves the EU without a deal on a transitional period having been agreed (i.e. the no deal, disorderly Brexit scenario).
Draft legal text on a transition period, extending to 31 December 2020, is currently being negotiated with the UK. If, as part of the withdrawal process, this text is agreed and approved by Member States and the European Parliament, many of the elements reflected in these Notices will only become relevant at the end of the transition period.
Notice to all Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishers, and Seafarers
Corrrib Gas Field Pipeline Survey &Inspection/Maintenance of the Offshore Facilities
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised by Shell E&P Ireland Ltd, of inspection and engineering tasks that will take place at the Corrib gas field and related offshore infrastructure. The work scopes included are:
(1) Offshore Pipeline and Subsea Structure inspection
(2) Near Shore Pipeline Inspection
(3) Well P5 Umbilical Lay
(4) Pipeline Integrity Test- Intelligent Pig Survey
The work is due to commence in mid June 2017 and last for approximately 40 days.
Visual and acoustic surveys will be conducted by means of vessel/Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) mounted sensors and cameras located on attendant survey vessels, ROVs and towed Side Scan Sonar.