MARINE NOTICE 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 and 37 of 2013

Clarendon Lock  © esri
Clarendon Lock © esri

MARINE NOTICE No. 32 of 2013
SHANNON NAVIGATION
Clarendon Lock

Interruption to Power Supply

Waterways Ireland has been advised by the ESB that there will be an interruption of the electricity supply at Knockvicar, Co. Roscommon on Tuesday 7th May between 10am & 12.30 am , this will affect the operation of Clarendon Lock during this period.
C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (RTD), Inspector of Navigation, 2 May 2013

 

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Portrunny Lough Ree  © esri
Portrunny Lough Ree © esri

MARINE NOTICE No.  33 of 2012
SHANNON NAVIGATION
Lough Ree Portrunny

Triathlon Event – Swimming Element – Sat 8 Jun 2013

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and users of the Shannon Navigation that a triathlon event will take place on Sat 8 Jun in the environs of Portrunny harbour and that the swimming course will be laid out adjacent to the moorings.
The course will be active from 11.30 a.m until 1.00 p.m
Swimmers on the course they will be accompanied by a safety boat and kayaks .
Masters are requested to give swimmers a wide berth and to navigate at slow speed and with a low wash when passing the area and to heed any instructions or advice given by the event marshals.
Event Controller: Niall Moore 087-9624310 Athlone Triathlon Club.
Waterways Ireland thanks it customers for their cooperation in this matter.
C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (RTD), Inspector of Navigation, 7 May 2013

 
 Protection of Breeding White-tailed Eagles
Protection of Breeding White-tailed Eagles

MARINE NOTICE No.  34 of 2012
SHANNON NAVIGATION
Lough Derg Mountshannon

Protection of Breeding White-tailed Eagles

Waterways Ireland has been advised that protected White-tailed Eagles are present and breeding on Bushy Island, Lough Derg.
To protect and minimise disturbance to nesting White-tailed Eagles in the area, masters are requested to observe a voluntary exclusion zone by not encroaching within 250m of the island and to proceed directly in and out of the harbour without stopping near the island, particularly between the months of May and August inclusive.
Masters should note that deliberate disturbance to nesting birds is illegal under the Wildlife Act (1976).
Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their co-operation in this matter.
C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (RTD), Inspector of Navigation, 10 May 2013.

 
Kilcock Lock 15; © esri; click to " esri maps Kilcock Lock 15"
Kilcock Lock 15; © esri;

MARINE NOTICE No.35 of 2013
Royal Canal
Kilcock to Dublin, Lock Nos  12 to 17
Water Patrollers Summer 2013

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise that from the weekend of 10/11 May 2013 and over the summer period, water control and boat assistance on the Royal Canal Locks 12 to 17 will be provided as shown below:

Water Patroller Times of duty Contact Number
Des Phillips Mon-Fri 0830-1700 087 248 5754
  Sun 0830-1230  
PJ Massey Sat 0830-1230 087 985 7019
Weekend Water Patroller* Times of duty Contact Number
*David Mills, Damien McDermott   or Frank Melia Sat & Sun 1400-1800 087 177 8563

Please refer to Marine Notice No.16 for arrangements to make apassage in or out of Dublin, East of Lock 12.
Locks 16 & 17: passage may not be possible through these locks outside of the hours given above.  Masters should therefore make contact at the numbers given to arrange assistance through the locks.
For any further queries or clarifications on the above please contact the Eastern Regional Office at 353(1) 868 0148.
C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (RTD), Inspector of Navigation, 10 May 2013.

 
Bagenalstown Lock; Barrow River; © esri; click picture to "esri Bagenalstown Lock; Barrow River"
Bagenalstown Lock; Barrow River; © esri

MARINE NOTICE No 36 of 2013
Barrow Navigation
Bagenalstown and Borris Locks

Essential Maintenance

Marine Notice No 36 of 2013 refers.

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels that the above locks will remain closed until 31 May 2013 . Waterways Ireland regrets any inconvenience that this may cause its customers
C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (RTD), Inspector of Navigation, 13 May 2013

 
Tullamore Grand Canal; © esri; click to Arcgis Map "Tullamore on Grand Canal"
Tullamore Grand Canal; © esri

MARINE NOTICE No 37 of 2013
GRAND CANAL
TULLAMORE
Restricted Navigation

Marine Notice No. 136 of 2012 and No. 10, 18, 24 and 30 of 2013 refer.

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels that navigation on the Grand Canal from the mouth of the Tullamore branch line to Kilbeggan Bridge will be restricted from Tuesday 21st May until Thursday 23rd May 2013 to facilitate ongoing works on the Tullamore boardwalk and bridges. Vessels wishing to transit through this section of the canal may experience short delays during this period.
Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their cooperation in this matter.
C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (RTD), Inspector of Navigation, 17 May 2013

MARINE NOTICE 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 of 2013

Coordinates Lough Erne Golf Resort; © esri
Coordinates Lough Erne Golf Resort; © esri

MARINE NOTICE No. 27 of 2013

ERNE NAVIGATION

Lower Lough

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all users of the navigation of the following information issued by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in relation to the forthcoming G8 Summit which takes place in the vicinity of Lower Lough Erne between Sun 16 and Tues 18 Jun 2013.

XAs part of our role in preparing to deliver a safe G8 event for everyone, planning has been taking place to police Lough Erne. This will involve implementing a marine plan, the aim of which is to deliver a safe and secure G8 while minimising disruption to users of the Lough.
A significant police operation will be in place in the lead up to and during the G8 Summit on 17th and 18th June.  Meeting the ongoing needs of our community has been a key consideration and we have been working to reduce any potential inconvenience caused to users of Lough Erne.
There will be a closure of Lower Lough Erne from the Lock Gates at Portora to an area north of the Venue adjacent to Ross Point. During the closure, no form of boat or vessel movement will be permitted within the closure zone, however shoreline activity such as land based fishing will be permitted.
There will be stand off markers in place in advance of each closure. These are to help safeguard lough users and to protect them from damage or injury.  It is important they everyone using the lough heeds these safety markers
Please be assured that every effort will be made to keep this closure as short as possible. It is currently planned that it will commence at lunch time on Sunday (June 16th) and end on Tuesday night (June 18th). However this may change a little for operational reasons.
Emergencies requiring the deployment of rescue vessels such as the RNLI will be facilitated.  Police will be patrolling both closure points and will help those who need help or further guidance.
Local Police have met with local groups to discuss the plans and have been working with partner organisations during the planning phase.

For more information please log onto:
www.twitter.com/PSNIG8,
www.facebook.com/PSNI.G8, www.g8ni2013.com.
Guidance: The closure is legislation based and will be enforced, breaches of it will be liable for prosecution

C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (RTD), Inspector of Navigation, 25 April, 2013

 
Crome Castle Upper lough Erne © esri click to ArcGis map Crome Castle
Crome Castle Upper lough Erne © esri

MARINE NOTICE No. 28 of 2013
ERNE NAVIGATION
UPPER LOUGH ERNE

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PUBLIC  JETTY AT CROM

Marine Notice No 25 of 2013 refers.

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise that this mooring is now open.
C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (RTD), Inspector of Navigation, 26 April, 2013

 
Lough Ree Coosan Point New Jetty; © esri; click picture to ArcGis Map
Lough Ree Coosan Point New Jetty; © esri;

MARINE NOTICE No. 29 of 2013
Shannon Navigation
Lough Ree
Coosan Point, Athlone

New Mooring Extension

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all users that an extension to the existing mooring facility at Coosan Point is presently being installed at the southern end of this facility.
As such, this end of the mooring is considered to be a construction site and users are requested to note and take heed of the various warning signs.
Mooring on the new extension is prohibited until it is fully installed.
Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their co-operation.
C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (RTD), Inspector of Navigation, 30 April, 2013

Waterways Ireland at work
Waterways Ireland at work
 
Tullamore Grand Canal; © esri; click to Arcgis Map "Tullamore on Grand Canal"
Tullamore Grand Canal; © esri

MARINE NOTICE No 30 of 2013

GRAND CANAL

TULLAMORE

Marine Notice No. 136 of 2012 and No. 10, 18 and 24 of 2013 refer.
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels that navigation on the Grand Canal from the Kilbeggan Bridge to Coxes Bridge will be restricted from Tuesday 7th May until Friday 10th May 2013 to facilitate ongoing works on the Tullamore boardwalk and bridges. Vessels wishing to transit through this section of the canal may experience short delays during this period.
Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their cooperation in this matter.
C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (RTD), Inspector of Navigation, 30 April, 2013

 
Lough Allen Canal Map © esri; click picture to Lough Allen ArcGis Map
Lough Allen Canal Map © esri

MARINE NOTICE, No. 31 of 2013

SHANNON NAVIGATION

ACRES LAKE

Floating Moorings

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that works to upgrade the floating moorings at Acres Lake, Drumshanbo continues and that the area remains a construction site.
There is no access permitted to the floating moorings, by land or water, during the upgrade works which are due to be completed by 17th May 2013.
Waterways Ireland apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works and advises that alternative mooring facilities are close by at Drumshanbo Lock.
C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (RTD), Inspector of Navigation, 2 May 2013

Acres Lake Lough Allen
Acres Lake Lough Allen

MARINE NOTICE 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26 of 2013

 MARINE NOTICE  No. 22 of 2013

Shannon Navigation
Lough Derg

Protection of Breeding Birds
Mountshannon, Co. Clare

Waterways Ireland has been advised that protected birds are present and breeding on Bushy Island, Lough Derg.
To protect and minimise disturbance to nesting birds in the area, Masters are requested to observe a voluntary exclusion zone by not encroaching within 250m of the island and to proceed directly in and out of the harbour without stopping near the island, particularly between the months of April and August inclusive.  Masters should note that deliberate disturbance to nesting birds is illegal under the Wildlife Act (1976).
Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their co-operation in this matter
C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (RTD), Inspector of Navigation, 10 April, 2013

 

MARINE NOTICE  No. 23 of 2013
SHANNON NAVIGATION
ACRES LAKE 

Floating Moorings

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that works to upgrade the floating moorings at Acres Lake, Drumshanbo will commence 16th April 2013. There is no access permitted to the floating moorings,by land or water, during the upgrade works which are due to be complete by 3rd May 2013. Waterways Ireland apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works and advises that alternative mooring facilities are close by at Drumshanbo Lock.
C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (RTD), Inspector of Navigation, 10 April, 2013

 

Tullamore Grand Canal; © esri; click to Arcgis Map "Tullamore on Grand Canal"
Tullamore Grand Canal; © esri

MARINE NOTICE No 24 of 2013
GRAND CANAL
TULLAMORE

Marine Notice No. 136 of 2012 and No. 10 and 18 of 2013 refer.

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels that the Grand Canal from the Kilbeggan Bridge to Coxes Bridge will be closed to navigation from Monday 22nd April until Friday 26th April 2013 to facilitate ongoing works on the Tullamore boardwalk and bridges.
Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their cooperation in this matter.
C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (RTD), Inspector of Navigation, 17 April, 2013

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Lower- Upper Lough Erne; © esri; click to ArcGiMap Erne
Lower- Upper Lough Erne; © esri

MARINE NOTICE No. 25 of 2013
ERNE NAVIGATION
UPPER LOUGH ERNE

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PUBLIC JETTY AT CROM

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that the mooring jetty at the above location has been temporarily closed to the public to facilitate emergency repair works.
Waterways Ireland apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works.
C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (RTD), Inspector of Navigation, 19 April, 2013

 

Royal Canal Mosstown; © esri; click to Arcgis Map "Royal Canal Mosstown Harbour"
Royal Canal 41st level Mosstown; © esri;

MARINE NOTICE No. 26 of 2013
Royal Canal
41 st. Level

Mullawornia and Coolnahinch Bridge

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that the 41st level of the Royal Canal  between Mullawornia and Coolnahinch Bridge will be closed from Monday 29th April to Friday 17th May.
This is required to carry out emergency leakage repair works.
Waterways Ireland apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works.

C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (RTD), Inspector of Navigation, 22 April, 2013

MARINE NOTICE 021 of 2013

Portora Lock, Lower Lough Erne; click to "enlarge"

Portora Lock

Essential Maintenance

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters of vessels that The Rivers Agency are undertaking essential bank maintenance immediately upstream of  Portora lock. There is expected to be some disruption to traffic over the period of maintenance. Masters are requested to follow instructions given by the onsite safety boat.

Waterways Ireland regrets any inconvenience that this may cause its customers.

C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (RTD), Inspector of Navigation, 29th February 2013

MARINE NOTICE 020 of 2013

Corraquill Lock 1

Shannon-Erne Waterway

Lock 1  Corraquill Closure

Marine Notice No: 4 of 2013 refers

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels that repairs have been completed to Lock & Gates at Lock 1 Corraquill, Shannon-Erne Waterway

C.J.Lawn, Lt Cdr (RTD), Inspector of Navigation, 25th March 2013