Mariners are advised that marine geophysical survey work will commence in the North Channel over both the Moyle Interconnector Cable and the Scotland to Northern Ireland Pipeline in August 2018. A Notice to Mariners describing the work can be downloaded here and is summarised below.
Geophysical survey work is due to be carried out by two vessels (detailed below). The vessels will survey the route of both the Moyle Interconnector cable and the Scotland to Northern Ireland Pipeline (SNIP) in the North Channel between Northern Ireland and Scotland.
The nearshore survey work is due to take place between the 14th August 2018 – 28th September. The offshore survey work is due to start on the 24th August and to be completed by the 18th September.
The location of the survey area is illustrated in the Notice to Mariners that can be downloaded here.
Details of the vessels involved in these operations, along with their present location can be found on MarineTraffic.com via the links below:-
Both survey vessels will be towing survey equipment at all times. All mariners are requested to maintain a safe distance (500m) from the survey vessels at all times.
The vessels will monitor VHF Channel 16 at all times and can be contacted on this channel.
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.