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Air Firing (Air to Surface) Shoot – Gormanston Air Defence Range (EID1), Co. Meath.

Description: Department of Transport - An Roinn Iompair    

Marine Notice No. 22 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 by the Defence Forces that they will conduct an Air Firing (Air to Ground) Shoot at Gormanston Ranges on the following dates;


Range active:


16th to 28th May 2016 (excluding Sun 22nd)


Time:  Daily 10:00 to 18:00 Hours (Local time)


The danger area (EID1) comprises the lands of Gormanston Aerodrome and the Air and Sea areas contained within a radius of 3 nautical miles centred on Gormanston Aerodrome, with an additional area contained within a segment centred on Gormanston Aerodrome and bearing of 015º degrees true, through Mosney Railway Station and 106º degrees true, through Gormanston Railway Station seawards for a distance of 10 nautical miles. For the periods whilst the Range is active, the sea zone within the danger area is out of bounds to all vessels.


A Naval Service patrol vessel will enforce the exclusion zone. The exclusion zone ‘D1’ is indicated on UKHO Chart No. 44.


All vessels are advised that they are required to remain outside of the exclusion zone whilst the Range is active.


All vessels in the area are recommended to carefully monitor the Radio Navigation Warnings that will be broadcast during the firing period.


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