18th December

Marine Notice No 25 of 2014

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 a hydrographic and geophysical survey operation will be undertaken by INFOMAR for the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) off the Clare coast and in Galway Bay between the 16th April and 3rd May 2014.

The R.V. Celtic Voyager (Callsign EIQN) is expected to carry out survey operations within the red hatched areas of the image below, bounded by coordinates;

Position                                   Latitude                                         Longitude

NE Corner                             53° 11.520’N                                   009° 1.820’W

SW Corner                            52° 36.798’N                                   010° 27.138’W

NW Corner                            53° 13.527’N                                  009° 36.987’W

SE Corner                              52° 28.428’N                                    010° 0.715’W

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The vessel will display appropriate lights and markers. The vessel will be towing a magnetometer sensor with a single cable of up to 100m in length. The vessel will be listening on VHF CH 16 throughout the project.

All mariners are reminded of their responsibilities under the International Collision Regulations and are reminded of Marine Notice No. 17 of 2007, which gives general advice in relation to the activities of vessels engaged in survey work for hydrographic, seismic, fishing research and underwater operations.

The International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) are implemented in Irish law by the Merchant Shipping (Collision Regulations) (Ships and Water Craft on the Water) Order 2012 [S.I. No. 507 of 2012], and the Signals of Distress (Ships) Rules 2012 [S.I. No.170 of 2012], see Marine Notice No. 06 of 2013.

 

Marine Notice 18 of 2014

Marine Notice No. 18 of 2014

Notice to all Fishing Vessel Owners, Skippers and Fishers

EPIRB AND PLB PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR UNDER 15M FISING VESSELS

 

Marine Notice 18

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport wishes to advise on the performance standards for EPIRBs and PLBs as per chapter 9.9, Revision 2 of the Code of Practice concerning the Design, Construction, Equipment and Operation of Small Fishing Vessels of less than 15 metres length overall (Revision 2 dated 20/01/14 with operative date of 03/03/14).

The revision includes the carriage requirements of manual/automatic activation float-free EPIRBs for all fishing vessels of under 15 metres and PLBs for all crewmembers. This Marine Notice outlines the performance standards required for both EPIRBs and PLBs.

Read more: Marine Notice 18 of 2014

Marine Notice 16 of 2014

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Notice to all Fishing Vessel Owners, Skippers, Fishermen and Seafarers

 
 

Enhanced Safety Training for Skippers and Crews of Fishing Vessels Less than 15m Length overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Marine Notice is published in accordance with Section 8.6 of the Code of Practice for the Design, Construction, Equipment and Operation of Small Fishing Vessels of less than 15m Length overall (Rev.2), regarding the updating of safety skills and knowledge.

The following training course providers are approved to provide the required training under the Code of Practice:

Course Provider Details:

BIM Marine Services Division,

P.O. Box No 12,

Crofton Road,

Dun Laoghaire,

Co. Dublin.

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Tel: +353 (0) 1 214 4100

B.I.M. National Fisheries College,

Greencastle,

Co. Donegal.

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Tel: +353 (07493) 81099/ 81068

B.I.M. Regional Fisheries Centre,

Castletownbere,

Co. Cork.

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Tel: + 353 (0) 27 70450 /71106

Marine Notice No. 15 of 2014

 

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

Construction Works at Castletownbere Fishery Harbour Centre, Co. Cork

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that construction works will commence at Castletownbere Fishery Harbour Centre, Co. Cork on or around 30th January 2014, weather permitting.

The works will involve the installation of new piles, pontoons and gangway at Barrack Quay and on the Mainland Quay at the western end adjacent to the slipway. A workboat will be used to move the pontoons and a mobile crane will be operating from the shore to install the piles, pontoons and gangways.

For safety reasons, mariners are requested to proceed slowly and with caution in the approach to the Barrack Quay and the western end of the mainland Quay of the Fishery Harbour Centre and to give the works a wide berth. Wave-wash from vessels should be avoided. These works are expected to be on-going until mid March 2014, weather permitting.

Point system for sea fishing licence holders comes into effect

 

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Statutory Instrument No.3 of 2014, EUROPEAN UNION (COMMON FISHERIES POLICY) (POINT SYSTEM) REGULATIONS 2014

Adopts the requirements of Article 92 of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1224/2009 of 20 November 2009 and Title VII of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 404/2011 of 8 April 2011.The SI came into effect on 20 January 2014.

The EU regulations require member states to have a point system in place for the holders of fishing licences. The system provides that points will be assigned to the licence of a vessel when a serious infringement of the Common Fisheries policy by that vessel is detected.

Read more: Point system for sea fishing licence holders comes into effect

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