MARINE NOTICE, No 083 of 2017

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SEW Lock 2 Ballyconnell

MARINE NOTICE, No 83 of 2017

Shannon Erne Waterway

High Water Levels

Lock Closures and General Hazards

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels that the following Shannon-Erne Waterway Locks are inoperable due to high water levels following recent heavy rainfall:

  • – Locks 2 – 5 and Locks 7 – 16

Masters should be aware of the following non-exhaustive list of hazards related to the current high water levels:

  • – Reduced air-draft at bridges
  • – Increased flow rates
  • – Difficulties discerning the navigation channel
  • – Submerged obstacles including navigation markers
  • – Submerged jetties

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

C.J.Lawn, Inspector of Navigation, 24 Aug 2017

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SEW Castlefore-Lock-No. 8