18th December

Marine Notice No 49 0f 2015

DTTAS

Notice to all Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishermen, Yachtsmen and Seafarers

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that the annual Irish Groundfish Survey (IGFS2015) will be carried out off the south and west coasts of Ireland between the 13th November and 17th of December 2015 by the Marine Institute (MI) in fulfilment of Ireland’s CFP (Common Fisheries Policy) obligations. The IGFS is a demersal trawl survey consisting of a minimum of 125 fishing hauls of 30 min duration each. The approximate location for the hauls is given below. Fishing in 2015 will take place within a 2 nautical mile radius of these location targets.

Marine Notice 49

Map of IGFS2015 survey stations (red circles) labelled with Prime Station number

The survey will be conducted by the R.V. Celtic Explorer (Callsign: EIGB). The vessel will display all appropriate lights and signal during the survey and will also be listening on VHF Channel 16. She will be towing a high headline GOV 36/47 demersal trawl during fishing operations.

The Marine Institute would request fishing vessel operators and other commercial operators to keep a 2nm area around the tow points clear of all commercial gear during the period. While there is no statutory provision for the loss of fishing gear, the Marine Institute will make every effort to avoid gear adequately marked according to legislation* that may have drifted into the notified areas.

In the event that a fishing vessel operator has static gear or other obstructions within 2nm of the points listed above, it is the responsibility of the owner to notify the survey managers or vessel directly using the contact information provided. This should be communicated by identifying specifically which 'Prime Station' is of concern using the Appendix [http://www.dttas.ie/maritime/maritimesafetydirectorate/marinenotices/marine-notices#overlay-context=maritime] and contact details provided.

It is not required to provide positional details of commercial operations beyond 3-4nm of the survey points provided.

Contact: Aodhan Fitzgerald, Marine Institute: 0872488765 Dave Stokes: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marine Notice 48 of 2015

DTTAS

Notice to all Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishermen and Seafarers

In response to Marine Casualty Investigation Board recommendations, the purpose of this Marine Notice is:

• To remind masters, owners, users, charterers, skippers and crew of the legal requirements in relation to the wearing and carrying of Personal Flotation Devices and the need for the proper care and maintenance of such devices as outlined in:

Marine Notice No. 45 of 2012 - 'Lifejackets and Buoyancy Aids and

Marine Notice No. 39 of 2013 - 'Wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and Increase your chance of survival in the event of entering water'

Read more: Marine Notice 48 of 2015

Maritime Notice No 30 of 2015

DTTS

Notice to all Seafarers, Seafarer Representative Organisations, Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Recognised Organisations and Charterers.

The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) comes into force in Ireland on the 21st July 2015.

The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) was adopted at the 94th International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Maritime Session, on 23rd February 2006 in Geneva. The Convention seeks to ensure that the employment and social rights of seafarers are fully implemented. It will enter into force for Ireland on 21 July 2015, 12 months after the date on which Ireland’s ratification was registered with the ILO.

Read more: Maritime Notice No 30 of 2015

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Marine Notice No 3 of 2015

MN03of2015 DeploymentofDataBuoys Irish Sea

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