Mariners are advised that marine survey works are due to commence along the Moyle Interconnector cable route on 23rd March 2015 as part of preparations for repair work on the cable route later this year.
A notice to mariners describing this work has been issued by the survey company Gardline. This can be downloaded here and is summarised below.
Offshore Survey work
Offshore Survey work is due to start continue along the route between Currarie Port (near Ballantrae, Girvan, Scotland) and Portmuck South (near Larne, Islandmagee, Northern Ireland). The survey will be carried out by the vessel Ocean Reliance. Survey work is due to start at the Scottish end of the survey route on the 23rd March 2015 and to continue for 10-14 days (weather and tidal conditions permitting).
Survey operations will involve geophysical (sonar) work and the deployment of an ROV. The duration of the survey will be affected by the number of targets found along the route that require visual identification from the ROV.
Details of the survey vessel involved in these operations, along with her present location can be found on MarineTraffic.com via the links below:-
- Ocean Reliance: Survey vessel | Call sign J8B2707
During survey operations the MV Ocean Reliance will be towing survey equipment and will be restricted in their ability to manoeuvre. All vessels operating within this area are asked to keep clear of MV Ocean Reliance, 500m ahead and 1000m abeam and astern of the vessel.
Please contact Jim Andrews, Fishery Liaison Officer by e-mail or phone (+44(0)7908-225865) if you have any queries or concerns about this notice.