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Marine Notice No 21 of 2021 - Erne System, Lower Bann Navigation and Shannon Erne Waterway within Northern Ireland - Covid 19 update - Access to navigations and facilities - wef 10 May 2021

Notice Number 21 of 2021

MARINE NOTICE

No. 21 of 2021

The Erne System, the Lower Bann Navigation and the Shannon Erne Waterway (within Northern Ireland)

COVID-19 Response

Access to navigations and availability of Services

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all Masters of vessels and water users on The Erne System, the Shannon Erne Waterway (within Northern Ireland) and the Lower Bann Navigation of the following notice in relation to access to the navigations and availability of services. These restrictions are in line with guidance provided by the Northern Ireland Executive.

Shannon Erne Waterway – with effect from Monday 10th May 2021
• All Waterways Ireland locks and service blocks will be open.
• Local area access to jetties and moorings in accordance with Northern Ireland Executive guidance.
• Pump-out facilities are available for use.
Erne System – with effect from Monday 10th May 2021
• The facilities on the Erne System will be open.
• Local area access to jetties and moorings in accordance with Northern Ireland Executive guidance.
• Pump-out facilities are available for use.
Lower Bann navigation – various dates as outlined below
• All Waterways Ireland service blocks will be open from Wednesday 12th May 2021.
• Local area access to jetties and moorings in accordance with Northern Ireland Executive guidance.
• Portna and Movanagher Locks – In operation from Wednesday 12th May 2021.
• Cutts Lock – Out of Operation until Wednesday 12th May 2021 to enable preparation work on lock gates.
• Toome Lock – Out of operation until Friday 28th May 2021 to enable work on lock gates and lock.
• Carnroe Lock – Out of operation until further notice pending ongoing engineering investigations.
• When on jetties please be aware of other users. Wait or move aside to allow others to pass at a safe distance.
General Guidance
We will continually review such measures in light of direction and advice from Government and health professionals and any decisions on service provision will be communicated via the issuance of Marine Notices. If we all continue to observe government guidance, follow advice to limit use, and strictly observe social distancing, together we can combat this pandemic – and be able to enjoy getting back out on or by our waterways when we've beaten it.

While our staff are working from home, they are available by phone during normal working hours. Should you need our assistance please do contact us by email at info@waterwaysireland.org or by phone https://www.waterwaysireland.org/contact-us.

Waterways Ireland thanks all vessel owners and operators for their co-operation in relation to this matter. 


P Harkin
Inspector of Navigation
Waterways Ireland
07 May 2021

“Waterways Ireland, managing and promoting the inland waterways for the benefit of all…”



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