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Marine Notice No. 18 of 2019

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

The Department of Transport has been advised that a series of ecological surveys are to be undertaken in the Irish sea off the Dublin and Wicklow coast between June 2019 and April 2021, to provide data on seabirds and marine mammal species to inform the development of the Dublin Array Wind Farm.

The survey dates are weather dependent but will comprise a survey in each calendar month. The surveys commenced in June 2019, and now the survey programme has been extended beyond September 2020, to April 2021.

The location of the surveys will be off the Dublin and Wicklow coast in the vicinity of the Kish and Bray Banks, as shown in Figure 1 below.

The survey coordinates are as follows:




53° 20′ 39.365″ N

005° 55′ 33.329″ W


53° 18′ 13.015″ N

006° 00′ 36.008″ W


53° 18′ 26.688″ N

006° 00′ 03.809″ W


53° 18′ 55.552″ N

006° 00′ 03.669″ W


53° 19′ 18.002″ N

006° 00′ 17.900″ W


53° 12′ 32.617″ N

005° 59′ 39.853″ W


53° 15′ 21.848″ N

005° 50′ 24.621″ W


53° 06′ 53.598″ N

005° 54′ 23.064″ W

Surveys will be undertaken in daylight hours and each will usually be completed over a period of two days.

Each survey will be completed by one of the vessels from the following list:

  1. The “AMS Panther” (Callsign: 2EHC2) which is 17 Metre Windfarm Support Catamaran.

  2. The “AMS Husky” (Callsign: 2EQI7) which is a 21 Metre Twin Screw, Multi-Purpose Workboat.

Figure 1: Location of Surveys

Marine Notices are issued purely for maritime safety and navigation reasons and should not be construed as conferring rights or granting permissions.

Irish Maritime Administration,

Department of Transport,

Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, D02 TR60, Ireland.

First issued: 21/06/2019

Updated: 19/05/2020; 28/09/2020