The MV Lichtenstein will carry out research work off the north-west coast of Ireland according to Marine Notice No. 60 of 2020
The Department of Transport has been advised by Ultra Deep Solutions Ltd of Subsea exploration activities scheduled to be carried out off the north west coast of Ireland.
Exploration activities are due to commence today, 16 December 2020. The duration of the work scop is expected to be a number of weeks, depending on progress. As the works are highly weather dependent, the start date and the duration are subject to change.
The MV “Lichtenstein” with call sign C6DC6 and at a length of 121 metres and a beam of 25 metres, will undertake the scope of the work. The vessel will be listening on VHF Channel 16 throughout the project.
The location of the activity is as follows: Exploration activities will take place in the vicinity of position 55° 19’N 009° 41’W and will be carried out by vessel mounted equipment, ROV and saturation divers. As divers are expected to be in the water from time to time, the vessel will be severely restricted in her ability to manoeuvre and as such a wide berth is requested. All vessels transiting and working in the area are requested to keep a minimum of one nautical mile CPA at all times. Further location information is available in Appendix 1.
Further information can be obtained from Richard Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 activities.
The International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) are implemented in Irish law by the Merchant Shipping (Collision Regulations) (Ships and Watercraft 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) 6476834/1890-213434.
They are also available online at: www.irishstatutebook.ie.