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  • Marine Notice No. 09 of 2024
    SHANNON ESTUARY – FOYNES PORT Maintenance Dredging at Foynes Port Mariners are advised that maintenance dredging operations are scheduled to commence at the Port of Foynes on Monday 26th February and are scheduled to conclude on Friday 01st March. For more information click Here.
  • Marine Notice No. 08 of 2024
    SHANNON ESTUARY - LIMERICK DOCK LIMERICK FIRE BRIGADE SEA TRIALS Mariners are advised that Limerick Fire Brigade will be carrying out sea drills and crew training on their vessel “Des Fitzgerald”. Drills will include the use of pyrotechnics, including red, orange and red rocket types. Drills will take place approx. 1 nautical mile west of Limerick Dock from Wednesday 08th February until Friday 16th February from 1400 to 1700 hours approx. For more information click HERE.
  • Marine Notice No. 07 of 2024
    SHANNON ESTUARY 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. For more information click Here.
  • Marine Notice No. 06 of 2024
    SHANNON ESTUARY - FOYNES PORT Maintenance Dredging at Foynes Port

    Mariners are advised that maintenance dredging operations are scheduled to commence at the Port of Foynes on Tuesday 23rd January and will continue for a period of approx.1-week.

    For more information click Here.
  • Marine Notice No. 05 of 2024
    SHANNON ESTUARY - FOYNES PORT Maintenance Dredging at Foynes Port

    Mariners are advised that maintenance dredging operations are scheduled to commence at the Port of Foynes on Monday 08th January and will continue for a period of approx.1-week.

    For more information click Here
  • Marine Notice No. 04 of 2024
    SHANNON ESTUARY VESSELS FITTED WITH MAIN ENGINE LIMITERS FAO:  All Ship Owners, Operators, Master and Agents.

    Since 01st January 2023, all ships are required to calculate their attained Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI).  To comply with this regulation, many vessels have been outfitted with SHaPoLi (Shaft Power Limitation) or EPL (Engine Power Limitation) equipment

    For more information click Here .
  • Marine Notice No. 03 of 2024
    SHANNON ESTUARY - PLANNING OF WATER BASED EVENTS

    Members of the Public, Boat Clubs and Local Community Groups are reminded of the necessity and requirement to ensure that there is prior consultation with Shannon Foynes Port Company and the Marine Operations Department well in advance of organizing any water- based activities or events that impact on commercial shipping movements.

    For more information click Here.
  • Marine Notice No. 02 of 2024
    SHANNON ESTUARY - REQUIRED PILOT BOARDING ARRANGEMENTS

    FAO: All Ship Owners, Operators, Master and Agents.

    All vessels arriving to/sailing from the Shannon Estuary are reminded of the necessity of providing safe Pilot boarding arrangements in conformance with the required International standards, namely SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 23 and IMO Resolution A.1045(27). For more information click Here.
  • Marine Notice No. 01 of 2024
    SHANNON ESTUARY - OPERATION OF AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS (AIS) WITHIN PORT LIMITS

    Mariners are advised of the requirement for all vessels entering the Shannon Estuary to maintain their Automatic Identification System (AIS) operational at all times.

    For more information click Here.
  • Marine Notice No. 20 of 2023
    SHANNON ESTUARY – FOYNES PORT Maintenance Dredging at Foynes Port

    Mariners are advised that maintenance dredging operations are scheduled to commence at the Port of Foynes on Monday 27th November and will continue for a period of approx.1-week.

    For more information click  Here

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