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Marine Notice No. 06 0f 2022 – Important safety Information on Conduct of Naval Manoeuvres issued in relation to Russuan Naval Exercise

The Department of Transport has issued Marine Notice No. 06 of 2022 to all Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishers, Yachtsmen and Seafarers.

The Notice relates to Important “Safety Information on Conduct of Naval Manoeuvres (Live Fire Naval Exercises)”.

  1. Notice of Activity

The Department of Transport has been advised by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA)that the Russian Federation will carry out naval manoeuvres off the South-West coast of Ireland from 03 February 2022 to 08 February 2022 inclusive.

  1. Location of Activity

The exercises will be undertaken outside of Ireland’s territorial sea but within the Exclusive Economic Zone, EEZ.  Details of the indicated co-ordinates are set out in the table below.

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Important safety Information on Conduct of Naval Manoeuvres

  1. Safety Precautions

The Russian Federation has indicated that the exercises will include the use of naval artillery and launching of rockets.  Given the nature of the planned exercises and the presence of naval forces, vessels and crew are advised of serious safety risks in the operational area. Masters should navigate their vessel to ensure safety at all times.

All mariners are also reminded of their responsibilities under the International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) which 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).  Please see Marine Notice No. 06 of 2013 for further details.

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These Statutory Instruments may be purchased by mail order from Government Publications, Office of Public Important Safety Information on Conduct of Naval Manoeuvres (Live Fire Naval Exercise) Works, 52 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.  Tel: (01) 6476834/1890-213434.

Important safety Information on Conduct of Naval Manoeuvres

They are also available online at: www.irishstatutebook.ie.

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

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