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Posted: 23/08/2017

High Water Levels

Notice Number 83 of 2017

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels that the following Shannon-Erne Waterway Locks are inoperable due to high water levels following recent heavy rainfall:
- Locks 2 – 5 and Locks 7 - 16

Masters should be aware of the following non-exhaustive list of hazards related to the current high water levels:

  • Reduced air-draft at bridges
  • Increased flow rates
  • Difficulties discerning the navigation channel
  • Submerged obstacles including navigation markers
  • Submerged jetties

    Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their cooperation in this matter.

        

    C.J.Lawn

    Inspector of Navigation

    24 Aug 2017

    Tel:  353 90 6494232

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