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  • Marine Notice No. 3 of 2023

    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.

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  • Marine Notice No. 2 of 2023

    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 providingsafe Pilot boarding arrangements in conformance with the required International standards, namely SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 23 and IMO Resolution A.1045(27).

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  • Marine Notice No.1 of 2023

    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.

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  • Marine Notice No. 9 of 2022
    SHANNON ESTUARY – APPROACHES TO LIMERICK
     Hydrographic Survey – Cross-River pipeline
    Northern Divers (Engineering) Ltd will conduct a cross-river hydrographic survey of a submerged gas pipeline on behalf of Gas Networks Ireland on the approaches to Limerick.  The pipeline is located downriver of the Limerick Tunnel (see chartlet attached). The survey will include both a shoreline element and also the deployment of a RHIB to conduct the sub-surface survey.  The RHIB will deploy from further upstream at Limerick City. The planned date is Saturday 10th December.  It is intended that RHIB and shoreside personnel will deploy on-site at approx. 0900hrs and that survey will be conducted close to Low Water (1241hrs that date). The RHIB will maintain a listening watch on VHF Ch11 and VHF Ch16.  A designated lookout will also be posted to monitor any approaching traffic. Further information is available via Marine Operations (069 – 73103) or the Duty Harbour Master (087 – 2542266). A copy of the chartlet is attached. Hugh Conlon Harbour Master Shannon Foynes Port Company 05th December 2022 )
  • Marine Notice No. 8 of 2022

    SHANNON ESTUARY

     Tow test – floating energy device - Foynes
    GKinetic Energy Ltd will conduct tow testing of a floating energy device (hydrokinetic turbine) during the dates 14th - 18th November 2022. For more information on Notice Click here For information on GKinetic Click here
  • Marine Notice No.07 of 2022

    SHANNON ESTUARY

    Aughinish Jetty maintenance plough dredging operations.   Aughinish Alumina Ltd. intends to complete maintenance plough dredging operations during the period 14th to 28th August 2022. For more information Click here
  • Marine Notice No.06 of 2022

    SHANNON ESTUARY 

    REPORTING REQUIREMENTS PRIOR TO THE CONDUCT OF MARINE RELATED ACTIVITY WITHIN PORT LIMITS

    Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) has Statutory Authority for all commercial activities within Port Limits, and is responsible for regulating all commercial marine based activities. For more information  Click here  
  • Marine Notice No.05 of 2022

    Sanctions on Russian Flagged Vessels

      This is a decision set out in Council Regulation (EU) 2022/576 amending Council Regulation (EU) 833/2014 in response to the Russian Federation’s military incursion into the Ukraine. For more information   Click here.  
  • Marine Notice No.04 of 2022
    Attention is drawn to ships Masters to ensure that arrangements for the boarding and disembarkation of pilots meet the required standards.   A Pilot may refuse to use an improperly rigged pilot boarding arrangement until such time as it is made safe to do so. This will incur delay to vessels as a result. Attached for guidance is the International Maritime Pilots Association (IMPA) pilot ladder and equipment rigging diagram. For more information  Click here
  • Marine Notice No.03 of 2022
    Reporting procedures related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)   This notice should be read in conjunction with: • DTTAS Marine Notice No. 6 of 2020 • HSE Guidance: www.hspc.ie and www.hse.ie. For more information  Click here.

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