Marine Notice : Well Inspections on the Corrib Gas Field, off the West Coast of Ireland

Thursday, 23 May 2013

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

Well Inspections on the Corrib Gas Field, off the West Coast of Ireland

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that the drill ship, the “West Navigator” (Call Sign 3ERR2) will commence well intervention work for Shell E&P Ireland Limited on the Corrib Gas Field, off the coast of Co. Mayo, around the period late June to early July 2013. The vessel is expected to be on location for a period of approximately 45 days, weather permitting.

The planned position of the vessel for the wells is as set out in the table below:





Planned location of vessel (WGS84)



Latitude:        54o 19' 09.119" North
Longitude:    011o 02' 54.963" West





Latitude:        54o 20' 18.224" North
Longitude:    011o 03' 26.705" West



The vessel will be listening on VHF CH. 16 throughout the project.

In the event of any significant changes to either location or duration, this Marine Notice will be amended and re-issued.

All Mariners are reminded of the Safety Zone that is in place around the Corrib Gas Field development, referred to in Marine Notice No. 21 of 2006.

All vessels, particularly those engaged in fishing, are requested to give the “West Navigator” a wide berth of at least 500 metres and to keep a sharp lookout in the relevant areas.

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].  These Statutory Instruments may be purchased by mail order from Government Publications, Office of Public Works, 52 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.  Tel: (01) 6476834/1890-213434 and are also available online at:

Director General,

Maritime Safety Directorate,

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport,

Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Marine Notice No. 24 of 2013

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 May 2013 )