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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 near shore pipeline and umbilical.

Weather permitting, the works are due to commence on 20th May 2020 and will last for approximately 10 days.

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

The nearshore pipeline and umbilical sections will be inspected from the nearest point accessible inshore at high tide progressing to offshore until a suitable overlap with the offshore inspection is achieved. Landfall is at:

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

There are three vessels involved in this operation. They are:

Vessel Call Sign Details
Leah C EIQS5 Leah C will undertake the nearshore survey scope
Macbel EIHL5 Macbel will provide safety and welfare support to “Leah C”
Blue Eagle  EI6808 Blue Eagle will provide safety and welfare support to “Leah C”

Please note, all the equipment used will be vessel deployed and all vessels will be listening on VHF CH 16 throughout the project.

The full notice can be accessed here