Ireland : Marine Notice Pipeline Survey Corrib Gas Field

Friday, 27 July 2012


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

Pipeline Survey – Corrib Gas Field

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that Marine Survey and Maintenance works will commence along the pipeline route from 54°20.34’N, 011°03.51’W (Corrib Offshore Field Location) to 54°17.1’N, 009°50.8’W ( approx. 3km from landfall).

The beginning of the survey and maintenance works is for early August for 25 consecutive days, weather permitting.  

Vessel type:  M/V Normand Clipper (Callsign  2FKU5), a subsea construction vessel utilising the following equipment:

ROV mounted with CP survey equipment, Multibeam profiler, and Side Scan Sonar;

Gripper spread for boulder relocation in preparation of the umbilical installation in 2013.

Detail of Scope of Work:

Pipeline acoustic survey

Pipeline CP survey

Pipeline depth of burial survey

Relocation of boulders out of the umbilical route.

All vessels in the vicinity are requested to keep clear of the works as these works progress along the pipeline route and to comply with requests from support vessels and safety boat. Furthermore, all vessels are requested to monitor and comply with the Radio Navigational Warnings that will be broadcast for the duration of the works. All vessels involved in the operations will be listening on VHF CH 16 throughout the project.

All vessels are required to comply fully with the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea and to manoeuvre their vessels accordingly. The attention of all is drawn to 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 are implemented in Irish law by the Collision Regulations (Ships and Water Craft on the Water) Order, 1984 (S.I. No. 29 of 1984) as amended by the Collision Regulations (Ships and Water Craft on the Water) Orders, 1990 (S.I. No. 36 of 1990), 1993 (S.I. No. 287 of 1993) and 2005 (S.I. No. 47 of 2005) and the associated Signals of Distress (Ships) Rules 2012 [S.I. No.170 of 2012]. These Statutory Instruments are available from the Government Publications Sales Office, Sun Alliance House, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.  Tel: (01) 6476834/35/36/37.  Also available on the web: www.irishstatutebook.ie

Director General,

Maritime Safety Directorate,

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport,

Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Marine Notice No. 38 of 2012

For any technical assistance in relation to this Marine Notice, please contact:

The Marine Survey Office, Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, tel: +353-(0)1-678 3400. 

For general enquiries, please contact the Maritime Safety Policy Division, tel: +353-(0)1-678 3418.

Written enquiries concerning Marine Notices should be addressed to:

Maritime Safety Directorate, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, Ireland.

email: [email protected] or visit us at: www.dttas.ie

 

Last Updated ( Friday, 27 July 2012 )