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Description: Department of Transport - An Roinn Iompair    

Emergency fibre optic cable repair off the South East Coast of Ireland 

Marine Notice No. 16 of 2016


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


The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that Global Marine Systems Ltd has been contracted to undertake an emergency repair to the Hibernia Express submarine fibre optic telecommunications cable in the Irish Sea on the outer limits of Irish Territorial Waters.


The CS “Wave Sentinel” (Callsign MZBC8) is scheduled to arrive on site in the evening 14th April 2016 to commence works.


The estimated location is 51º23.306N 08º38.062W as shown on the map below, and the duration of the cable repair will be approximately 5 days depending upon weather or other operational conditions. The vessel will be broadcasting/listening on VHF Channel 16 during the project.



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