Marine Notice No. 06 of 2022
Notice to all Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishers, Yachtsmen and Seafarers
1. Notice of Activity
The Department of Transport has been advised by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) that the Russian Federation will carry out naval manoeuvres off the South-West coast of Ireland from 03 February 2022 to 08 February 2022 inclusive.
2. Location of Activity
The exercises will be undertaken outside of Ireland’s territorial sea but within the Exclusive Economic Zone, EEZ. Details of the indicated co-ordinates are set out in the table below. Please also see the charts set out in the Appendix.
3. Safety Precautions
The Russian Federation has indicated that the exercises will include the use of naval artillery and launching of rockets. Given the nature of the planned exercises and the presence of naval forces, vessels and crew are advised of serious safety risks in the operational area. Masters should navigate their vessel to ensure safety at all times.
All mariners are also reminded of their responsibilities under the International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) which are implemented in Irish law by the Merchant Shipping (Collision Regulations) (Ships and Water Craft on the Water) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 507 of 2012), and the Signals of Distress (Ships) Rules 2012 (S.I. No.170 of 2012). Please see Marine Notice No. 06 of 2013 for further details. These Statutory Instruments may be purchased by mail order from Government Publications, Office of Public Works, 52 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Tel: (01) 6476834/1890-213434. They are also available online at: www.irishstatutebook.ie.
Note: 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.