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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Dublin Port Notice re Arrangements for DLR

A notice in relation to the DLR from Dublin Port Company.

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DUBLIN PORT COMPANY

NOTICE TO MARINERS

No. 16 of 2015

Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2015

The “Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2015” will be held primarily in the southern part of Dublin Bay from Thursday, 9th July 2013 to Sunday, 12th July 2015. This racing event is expected to attract in excess of 500 competing boats. To ensure the safety of all concerned and to facilitate the management of such a  large sailing event, the “Traffic Separation Scheme” on the south side of Dublin Bay will be closed to all commercial traffic from 10:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs on each day of the event.

Races will also be held in the northern part of Dublin Bay. These will be clear of the approach channel, but will necessitate the regulated crossing of the fairway before and after races. To facilitate the safe crossing of the fairway, all boats to cross only at the designated “crossing zone”.

The “crossing zone” will be defined on its western side by two unlit yellow marks each positioned 250 metres west of buoys No.3 and No.4 respectively. Buoys No.3 and No.4 define the eastern side of the “crossing zone”.

No crossings to commence until specific permission to do so is given by Dublin VTS. The guard boat responsible for managing the boats crossing of the Fairway must in all circumstances first obtain permission from Dublin VTS. The guard boat will be monitoring VHF Channels 12 and 68.

Crossing the fairway at any point other than indicated above is strictly prohibited.

Nothing contained in the above notice will relieve any vessel of their obligations under the “International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972”

This notice is self-cancelling.

Captain  David T. Dignam

Harbour Master.

          7th June 2015
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