Marine Notice No. 43 of 2017

Wednesday, 04 October 2017

Notice to all Ship owners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishers, Yachtsmen and Seafarers


Cable Recovery off the South West Coast of Ireland






The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport have been advised that a Cable Recovery Operation will take place from approximately the 9th to the 25th October 2017, at the following locations off Ireland’s South West Coast:





TAT3 Cable     Start




49°08,996’ N

11°11,149’ W


Fig 1:


The vessel involved will be the MV Layla (Callsign: V2YX9). Please note that this vessel is restricted in her manoeuvrability. Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in the area. Radio and Pan-Pan alerts will be issued periodically and she will be on standby on VHF CH 16 at all times.

Fig 2:



In total, 88 km of cable is planned to be recovered in this section. The cutting run will be carried out in the approximate position 49°10,1N; 11°49,8W.


Recovery Procedure:


The holding runs will be carried out at 1,5 x WD of the cutting position.


The cable will be recovered in two directions: from E to W, up to 3 x WD from TAT 14 seg G and from W to E up to 3 x WD from Atlantic Crossing Seg C. At both end-positions the cable will be cut and lowered to the seabed with a dead man's weight.


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.  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) 6476834/1890213434. They are also available online at:


Marine Notices are issued purely for maritime safety and navigation reasons and should not be construed as conferring rights or granting permissions.


Irish Maritime Administration,

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport,

Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, D02TR60, Ireland.


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

The Marine Survey Office, 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 Policy Division, Dept. of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leeson Lane, Dublin, D02 TR60, Ireland.

email: [email protected] or visit us at:


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