MARINE NOTICE, No 091 of 2017

Sarsfield's Lock and Arthur's Quay; © esri; click to" esri-map Limerick-Town and Arthur's Quay"
Sarsfield’s Lock and Arthur’s Quay; © esri
Sarsfield’s Lock and Arthur’s Quay; © esri

MARINE NOTICE, No 91 of 2017

Shannon Navigation

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Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels that Marine Notice No 78 is withdrawn and replaced by this notice, with a revised schedule.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

Sarsfields Lock; © Captain’s Handbook
Sarsfields Lock; © Captain’s Handbook

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