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Maritime Security Measures for Vessels Operating on Domestic Voyages in Ireland
#Marine Notice –  No. 61 of 2013. This Marine Notice supersedes Marine Notice No.16 of 2007 Notice to all Owners/Operators of Passenger Ships, Cargo Ships engaged on Domestic Voyages in Ireland, Masters, Local Authorities and Harbour MastersMaritime Security Measures for Vessels…
Are you Towing your Boat with the Correct Driving Licence?
#towing – Laws about towing boats and trailers in Ireland has been considered a bit of a grey area by some sailors who hope for the best every time they hitch up but now the Road Safety Authority has announced that…
Applications for Authorisation to act as Recognised Security Organisation (Ports)
#ports – The Marine Survey Office (MSO) of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport wishes to authorise Recognised Security Organisations - RSO (Ports) for the period 1 st January 2014 to 31 st December 2018.   The authorisation will…
STCW Convention & Code "The Manila Amendments" - Security Training
Further to Marine Notice No 42 of 2011 this Marine Notice provides specific information on the implementation of the 2010 Manila Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978 , (STCW), as amended,…
Batten Down the Hatches as Storm Approaches Ireland
#storm – Ireland is bracing itself for a fast aproaching southwest gale or strong gale at first this evening on coasts from Loop Head to Fair Head to Roches Point and on the Irish Sea according to Met Eireann. The…
Water Safety Warns Stay Safe, Smart & Sober Near Water
#watersafety – Water-related tragedies can happen in seconds and in the wake of 147 drownings last year, Irish Water Safety is drawing attention to the dangers that will put people's lives at risk this coming Bank Holiday weekend. Wet, windy…
Datawell Waverider Buoy Off the West Coast of Ireland
Draft Marine Notice No. 49 of 2013This Marine Notice supersedes Marine Notice No. 50 of 2012Notice to All Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishermen, Yachtsmen and Seafarers The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that…
Live Surface to Air Firing Practices at Gormanston Air Defence Range, Co. Meath.
Marine Notice No. 48 of 2013 Notice to all Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishermen, Yachtsmen and SeafarersLive Surface to Air Firing Practices –Gormanston Air Defence Range, Co. Meath. The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been…
Shipping Forecast Could Be Affected By Transmitter Shutdown Next Year
#MarineWarning - Practical Boat Owner gives plenty of prior warning on plans by the BBC to shut down its Droitwich transmitter for maintenance next year, which could affect the Shipping Forecast for the Irish Sea. The 12:01 shipping forecast "will…
Govt Issues Advisory On Non-Original GMDSS Product Batteries
#MarineNotice - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) has been advised of non-original GMDSS product batteries being promoted, sold and installed on board SOLAS convention vessels for use in GMDSS equipment required by SOLAS. In particular, these non-original…
Approved Training Course Providers Under STCW 78/95. (Amended)
Marine Notice No. 33 of 2013  This Marine Notice Supersedes Marine Notice No. 50 of 2008 Amended 04/10/2013 Notice to all Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishermen, Yachtsmen and Seafarers Approved Training Course Providers under STCW 78/95 The…
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week Launched, Risks of leaks on Vessels with Sleeping Berths
#carbonmonoxide – Minister for Energy, Pat Rabbitte, today launched Ireland's second Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week (23rd-29th September), a week that also includes a safety awareness message for the boating public too. In May, the deaths of a mother and daughter in…
Marine Notice: Well Inspections and Maintenance on the Corrib Gas Field
#MarineNotice - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that the survey vessel the Normand Subsea (Call Sign: 2CQP8) will commence well works on the Corrib Gas Field, off the coast of Co Mayo, in early October…
Air Dispersant Training Over the Irish Sea – Marine Notice No. 45 of 2013
Marine Notice No. 45 of 2013 Notice to all Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishermen, Yachtsmen and Seafarers Air Dispersant Training over the Irish Sea The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that Air Contractors…
Rock Placement at Corrib Gas Field Development – Marine Notice No. 44
Marine Notice No. 44 of 2013Amended 11/09/2013Notice to all Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishermen, Yachtsmen and SeafarersCorrib Gas Field Development, Broad Haven Bay,North West County Mayo, Ireland The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised…
Marine Notice: Rock Placement at Corrib Pipeline
#MarineNotice - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that rock placement works will commence along the pipeline/umbilical route at the Corrib Gas Field development off Co Mayo. Work will commence in mid-September and is expected to…

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