MARINE NOTICE, No 90 of 2014
Lower Bann Navigation
Lough Neagh Entrance and Toome Canal
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that there will be restricted navigation from the Lough Neagh entrance to the Lower Bann Navigation and along the Toome Canal to Toomebridge / B18 road bridge from Mon 1st. to Thurs 4th. Sep 2014 in order to facilitate an event taking place in the navigation. Available airdraft will be 4.5m ordinary summer level
Masters will be facilitated with a transit through this section of the navigation between 1900 hrs and 2000 hrs each day, by prior arrangement, by contacting +44(0)7876032891
Masters should also note that Waterways Ireland moorings and slipway at Toome will be unavailable during the period.
Master are requested to travel at slow speed and with minimum wash during their passage as there will be pontoons and small craft with equipment onboard which can be easily upset on the moorings.
Masters are further requested to take heed of any advice or requests from the crew of safety craft associated with the activity which will include swimmers in the water.
Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their cooperation in this matter and regrets any inconvenience that this may cause.
Further information may be had by contacting Waterways Ireland’s Coleraine office at +44(0)7876032891.
C.J.Lawn, Inspector of Navigation, 23 Jul 2014