Marine Notice No. 52 of 2017

Monday, 06 November 2017


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



Deployment of a Marine Monitoring Buoy in Killybegs Bay.





The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that TechWorks Marine are planning to deploy a marine monitoring buoy in Killybegs Bay. The buoy will be in place between November 2017 and March 2018.  This buoy is being deployed as part of the oceanographic monitoring for the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.


The deployment location is as follows:






Degrees, Minutes, Seconds






Figure 1 - The buoy and some of the equipment labelled



The light on the buoy is a Sealight. It will give out 5 yellow flashes every 20 seconds. The light is visible for up to 3 nautical miles.


The buoy will be deployed from the vessel ‘Sinbad’ (Callsign: EI7799). The buoy will remain on site for a period of up to five months after which the buoy will be retrieved by a chartered vessel and the retrieval team.


The buoy has a Special Mark as well as a small marker buoy indicating the location of each of the buoy’s moorings. The buoy will be deployed on a dual mooring as shown in Appendix A. During the extent of deployment vessel traffic will need to avoid the area.


During the deployment and recovery the VHF Channels monitored will be Ch14 (Killybegs Harbour working channel) & Ch16.


For further information please contact:

Daniel Lazell

TechWorks Marine Ltd., Pottery Enterprise Zone, Pottery Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin,

A96 K571.

Tel: 01 236 5990

Fax: 01 236 5992


Irish Maritime Administration,

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport,

Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, D02 TR60, Ireland.


Encl: Appendix A



Last Updated ( Monday, 06 November 2017 )