MARINE NOTICE 018 of 2013

Grand Canal at Lock 28 Tullamore; © esri; click to Arcgis Map "Grand Canal at Lock 25, 26, and 28 Tullamore"
Grand Canal at Lock 28 Tullamore; © esri

GRAND CANAL

TULLAMORE

Marine Notice No. 136 of 2012 and

Marine Notice No. 10 of 2013 refer.

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels that the closure of the Grand Canal from the Kilbeggan Bridge to Coxes Bridge has been extended from 15th March until 27th March 2013 in order to facilitate completion of works.

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

Charles Lawn, Lt Cdr(rtd), Inspector of Navigation, 15 Mar 2013

MARINE NOTICE 017 of 2013

Tarmonbarry Weir and Lock
Tarmonbarry Weir and Lock;© CHB

SHANNON NAVIGATION

Tarmonbarry

Lock Gate Maintenance

Masters and owners are advised that the Lock Gate maintenance at Tarmombarry have now been completed.
Marine Notice No: 01 of 2013 is hereby withdrawn

C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (RTD), Inspector of Navigation, 13 Mar 2013

MARINE NOTICE 015 and 16 of 2013

Rings End Dublin; © esri; click to ArcGis Map Dublin Rings End
Rings End Dublin; © esri

Boat Passage in/out of Dublin

Grand Canal 2013

For boat passages in or out of Dublin on the Grand Canal Main Line between Locks 1 & 12 this passage should generally be undertaken as a single movement in one day.

A minimum of two working days’ prior notice of intended travel is requested to be given to the Waterways Ireland Eastern Regional Office, to facilitate the necessary staffing assistance arrangements. To allow time for passage boats will only be permitted entry before 9:00am at either the Lock 1 or Lock 12 depending on direction of travel.  This may be earlier depending on the number of boats making passage.

Please also ensure you have the following before making passage:

Please also ensure you have the following before making passage:

    • adequate fuel on board
    • competent and adequate crew to operate the boat and locks                            (minimum crew of 3)
    • a lock key on board your boat
    • mooring lines of adequate length to handle vessel through a lock                    (approx 15m length)
    • no known mechanical problems with your boat

Boats will not be permitted to travel the system if their pass

age is considered to be unsafe by Waterways Ireland and / or if they do not have the appropriate permit.

Relevant Contact Details for Waterways Ireland, Grand Canal, Dublin:

Waterways Ireland EasternRegional Office

(M-F 9.30am-4.30pm) 01-868-0148
Dock Superintendent,  Ringsend Mark Clarke 087-2584713

Lock-keeper, Locks C1 to C7, Circular Line

Stephen Brierley 086-3805657
Lock-keeper, Locks 1 – 6, Main Line Ray Moore 086-8278025
Lock-keeper, Locks 7 – 11, Main Line John O’Brien 087-2683723
Lock-keeper, Locks 12 – 13, Main Line Ray Moore As above

C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (RTD), Inspector of Navigation, 15 Mar 2013

 

MARINE NOTICE 016  of 2013

BOAT PASSAGE IN / OUT OF DUBLIN
ROYAL CANAL 2013

For boat passages in or out of Dublin on the Royal Canal between Spencer Dock & Lock 12 these should generally only be undertaken by pre-arrangement with Waterways Ireland Eastern Regional Office to facilitate the necessary staffing assistance arrangements..

If intending to pass the Irish Rail Newcomen Lifting Bridge a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice to the Eastern Regional Office for the scheduled dates is required.  There is a restriction on the numbers of boats that can pass for each lift so this will be operated on a ‘first come first served’ basis.  At time of making contact, boaters should have available the length, beam, water and air drafts of their craft.  The schedule dates and further details are given below.

Please also ensure you have the following before making passage:

    • – adequate fuel on board
    • – competent and adequate crew to operate the boat and locks                         (minimum crew of 3)
    • – a lock key on board your boat
    • – mooring lines of adequate length to handle vessel through a lock                (approx 15m length)
    • – no known mechanical problems with your boat

Boats will not be permitted to travel the system if their passage is considered to be unsafe by Waterways Ireland and / or if they do not have the appropriate permit.
Relevant Contact Details for Waterways Ireland, Royal Canal, Dublin:

Waterways Ireland EasternRegional Office (M-F 9.30am-4.30pm) 01-868-0148
Dock Superintendent,  Ringsend Mark Clarke 087-2584713
Water Controller Locks 1 –12, Main Line Des Phillips 087-2485754

Newcomen Lift Dates 2013

  Tuesday Lifts Weekend Lifts (9am-1pm)
April 16, 30  
May 21 Sun 5
June 18 Sat 1
July   Sat 20
August 13  
September 17  
    1. Irish Rail have been requested to facilitate opening on the above dates.
    2. Waterways Ireland requires 2 weeks’ notice from boaters for use of these lifts; should there not be demand for a particular date, Irish Rail will then be notified by WI that this lift is cancelled
    3. A maximum number of boats passing will be implemented to keep to the times given above for the planned lifts (8 no. for the Tues lifts, and 16 no. for the weekend lifts)
    4. he schedule will be kept under review and if additional dates are required these can be requested from Irish Rail.

C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (rtd), Inspector of Navigation, 12 Mar 2013

MARINE NOTICE 014 of 2013

Shannon Navigation

Athlone and Banagher

Flow Measurement

Waterways Ireland has been informed by the Office of Public Works (OPW) of its intention to conduct flow measurements in Athlone and Banagher between Wed 13 and Thurs 21 Mar 2013. The measuring instrument will be lowered from the bridge to the river and then moved laterally across the bridge arches to take the measurements. The procedure will only take a matter of minutes at each arch. Masters approaching the navigation arch of these bridges should be prepared to stop short and await instructions from OPW staff as to when it is safe to proceed through the arch. Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their cooperation with this work. C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (RTD), Inspector of Navigation, 12 March 2013

Athlone Lock;© Captain’s Handbook
Athlone Lock
Banagher Marinas
Banagher Marinas

MARINE NOTICE 013 of 2013

 Shannon Navigation & Shannon Erne Waterway;© IBRA & ECBA; click to "enlarge"
SEW; © IBRA & ECBA

Shannon-Erne Waterway

Underwater Inspection of Weirs

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters of vessels that underwater inspection of weirs shall commence Tuesday 19th March and will be completed on Wednesday 3rd April.
Masters approaching weirs should be prepared to stop short and await instructions from the dive safety officer before proceeding.
Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their cooperation in this matter.

C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (RTD), Inspector of Navigation, 12 March 2013