MARINE NOTICE, No 78 of 2017
Limerick – Sarsfield’s Lock
Waterways Ireland wishes advise masters and owners of vessels that Marine Notice No 74 is withdrawn and replaced by this Notice, with a revised schedule. The lock keeper can be contacted at the following number 087-7972998 only during the hours of operation as shown below.
|Fri 4th August||2:00pm – 5:00pm|
|Tue 15th August||10:00am – 1:00pm|
|Fri 18th August||1:00pm – 4:00pm|
|Tue 29th August||10:00am – 1:00pm|
Masters are advised to contact the ESB Ardnacrusha hydroelectric power station (00353 (0)87 9970131) 48 hours in advance of commencing their journey to book passage through the locks at Ardnacrusha.
It is advised NOT to undertake a voyage if more than one turbine is operating (20MW), due to the increased velocity of flow in the navigation channel, which can be dangerous. To ascertain automatically in real time how many turbines are running, users can phone 00353 (0)87 6477229.
C.J.Lawn, Inspector of Navigation, 2 Aug 2017