Marine Notice No. 07 of 2024

31 January 2024

Vessels arriving/sailing in ballast – Responsibility of Masters to ensure safe condition.

A number of vessels arrive to /depart from the Shannon Estuary in ballast.  It is increasingly evident that many vessels are taking insufficient ballast.  As a result, such vessels are a potential hazard to navigation and pose an increased risk of an incident occurring, either during berthing/unberthing or during their transit along the Estuary.

Masters must be cognisant that the Estuary and approaches are exposed to strong winds and tides.

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