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The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised by Vermilion Exploration & Production Ireland Limited, of a campaign of inspection of the Corrib pipeline and associated infrastructure, with repair and maintenance as required. Engineering tasks are also scheduled for well P3.

The work scopes included are: (1) Offshore Pipeline and Subsea Structure Inspection. (2) Engineering work on well P3. Weather permitting, the works are due to commence on the 6th of May 2020 and will last for approximately 20 days.

The offshore inspection will commence at the Corrib field location below and will continue toward shore until the vessel is required, on Marine Mammal Observer (MMO) advice, to relocate to the inshore inspection extent at safe navigation depth limit. The nearshore inspection will take place at a later date.

Latitude 54° 20’ 20.413” N  Longitude 11° 03’ 30.769” W

Note: Landfall is at the location below.

Latitude 54° 16’ 59.799” N  Longitude 09° 49 14.528” W

Visual and acoustic surveys will be conducted by means of vessel/Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) mounted sensors and cameras located on attendant survey vessels and towed Side Scan Sonar.

The Vessel “Edda Sun”, (call sign LARF7), will undertake the deep water surveys and the subsea facilities maintenance and inspection. It will also carry out the P3 rectification work. All equipment used will be vessel and/or ROV mounted. The vessels will be listening on VHF CH 16 throughout the project.

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