No. 10 of 2017
DUN LAOGHAIRE HARBOUR
NOTICE TO MARINERS
TRAINING AND RACING IN THE HARBOUR
LAUNCHING FROM SLIPWAYS
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company
Date: Thursday 30 November 2017
Attention is drawn to Dun Laoghaire Notices to Mariners Nos 2 and 4 which state that there is a requirement for all organisations to request permission from the Harbour Master before training and racing takes place inside the harbour.
Following any permissions for such training and racing, permission is also given to lay Race Marks in the fairways (unless traffic is expected) – however such marks must be removed at every break in training and on completion of racing.
In any event ALL small craft should keep clear of ALL power driven vessels including the ‘St Bridget’, MFVs and cruise ship tenders – they have right of way in the Fairways.
All Instructors and RIB drivers should be adequately briefed before any proposed in-harbour sessions and should note that the speed limit within the harbour is 8 knots (15 kph)
All individuals before launching from slipways (or any other area) should ensure that:Their craft is seaworthy
They have checked the weather forecast
They have means of communication with the shore
They have informed a responsible person ashore that they are going to sea and when they will return
Anyone going to sea in recreational craft should be familiar with the “Code of Practice for: The Safe Operation of Recreational Craft” (www.dttas.ie)
Do not be afraid to call the Irish Coast Guard (999, 112 or 0n VHF Channel 16) at the first signs of any emergency – don’t wait until it is too late
Contact Numbers: Phone: +353 1 280 9278
Fax: +353 1 280 8062