MN 37 of 2016

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

Site Investigation Works at An Daingean FHC, Co Kerry

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that site investigation works are to be carried out at An Daingean Fishery Harbour Centre, Co. Kerry. The work will comprise of drilling multiple boreholes at the locations indicated on the enclosed map in the annex, subject to minor variations. Work is expected to begin on 5th September 2016 and finish on or around 28th October 2016, weather permitting.

MN 37 of 2016

Latitude Longitude 52° 8′ 11” N 10° 16′ 30” W

A jack-up barge will be moved to the various borehole locations by the tug “Samson” (Callsign: ZQVL6), and will remain on site overnight during the operations. All appropriate lights will be displayed by the barge at night.

Radio navigation warnings will be transmitted on VHF CH.16 throughout the works.

All mariners are reminded of their responsibilities under the International Collision Regulations and are reminded of Marine Notice No. 17 of 2007, which gives general advice in relation to the activities of vessels engaged in survey work for hydrographic, seismic, fishing research and underwater operations.

The International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) are implemented in Irish law by the Merchant Shipping (Collision Regulations) (Ships and Water Craft on the Water) Order 2012 [S.I. No. 507 of 2012], and the Signals of Distress (Ships) Rules 2012 [S.I. No.170 of 2012]. See Marine Notice No. 06 of 2013. These Statutory Instruments may be purchased by mail order from Government Publications, Office of Public Works, 52 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Tel: (01) 6476834/1890-213434 and are also available online at: www.irishstatutebook.ie.