23rd July

Marine Notice No. 66 of 2013

DTTS

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

CONSTRUCTION WORK AT

AN DAINGEAN FISHERY HARBOUR CENTRE, CO KERRY

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that construction works will commence at An Daingean Fishery Harbour Centre, Co. Kerry, weather permitting, on or around 6th December 2013.

The works will involve the replacement of old and installation of new pontoons on the Marina in the western basin. The works are being advanced by Inland and Coastal Marina Systems Ltd. A workboat will be used to move the pontoons and a mobile crane will be operating from the shore adjacent to the western slipway.

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Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport & Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons

Statement:

Following recent reports in the media regarding the use of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport wishes to clarify the position regarding the approval and use of EPIRBs in Ireland.

Fishing vessels in Ireland are subject to a comprehensive survey regime covering all safety equipment, including the EPIRB, and a safety certificate is only issued on foot of satisfactory completion of the survey. EPIRBs and other safety equipment are regulated in accordance with the EU Marine Equipment Directive.

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The GME EPIRBs, covered in media reporting and the subject of the manufacturer’s recent safety alert, hold certification issued by Bureau Veritas, the relevant international certifying authority, confirming compliance with the EU Directive. 

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