MARINE NOTICE, No 45 of 2014
Rowing Craft, Danger from Vessel Wash
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels of the inherent dangers posed by the wash of larger vessels on craft such as rowing craft and small open boats.
The very low freeboard, particularly of rowing craft, makes them susceptible to being swamped and capsized by a large wash.
Masters should be on the look-out for such vessel when navigating and reduce their vessel’s wash well in advance of passing these craft and be mindful of any requests from safety boats accompanying rowers.
Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their cooperation in this matter.
Charles Lawn, Inspector of Navigation, 8 May 2014