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

Corrib Gas Field Subsea Facilities Maintenance and Inspection

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised of a programme of maintenance and inspection to be conducted on the Corrib subsea facilities.

This work will all take place within the 500m Safety Zone (refer to Corrib Safety Zone map) and will involve carrying out a programme of maintenance to investigate and repair some of the subsea facilities as required.MN 38 of 2016

The work will commence in mid-September 2016 and is expected to last for about three weeks.

The support vessel Olympic Ares (callsign: C6AW7), will carry out the subsea facilities maintenance and inspection. All equipment used will be vessel and/or ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) mounted. The vessel will be listening on VHF Ch 16 throughout the project.

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].

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