MARINE NOTICE, No 082 of 2015

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Athlone Lock © esri

MARINE NOTICE, No. 082 of 2015

Shannon Navigation


Sat 4th and Sun 5th July 2015

Navigation Restrictions -Triathlone Triathlon Event

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels of the timings of the swim elements of the above event when navigation will be temporarily closed from the M6 by-pass bridge to Athlone Lock.

  • Sat 4 July 1715 hrs to 1745hrs (East bank south of Town Bridge only)      1830 hrs to 2030hrs
  • Sun 5 July 1130hrs to 1400hrs

Masters of vessels are requested to keep a sharp look-out for swimmers in the water at all times, proceed at slow speed and with minimum wash when in this section of the navigation and note any advice from safety boat officials.
Masters should further note that berthing south of the Town Bridge on the East bank will be limited to a small number of vessels to facilitate swimmers as they approach the exit ramp.

Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their cooperation in this matter.

C.J.Lawn, Inspector of Navigation, 19 Jun 2015

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