MARINE NOTICE, No 91 of 2017
Limerick – Sarsfield’s Lock Opening Schedule
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels that Marine Notice No 78 is withdrawn and replaced by this notice, with a revised schedule. The lock keeper can be contacted at the following number 087-7972998 during hours of operation as shown below.
|2nd Sept 4pm – 7pm||4th Sept 4.30- 7.30pm||7th Sept 9am – 12 am|
|9th Sept 8am – 11am||11thSept 8.30am -11.30||14Sept 11.30am -2.30pm|
|16 Sept 3pm -6pm||18th Sept 4.30pm- 7.30pm||21 Sept 7am -10am|
|23 Sept 8am -11am||25 Sept 8.30 – 11.30 am||28 Sept 11.30am – 2.30pm|
|30 Sept 1pm – 4pm|
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 (~20 MegaWatt), 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.
Shane Anderson, Assistant Inspector of Navigation, 7 Sept 2017