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Posted: 03/10/2018

Marine Notice 109 of 2018 - All Canals - Permit requirements for mooring of vessels and prohibition of discharge of polluting material (holding tanks)

Notice Number 109 of 2018

MARINE NOTICE
No. 109 of 2018

GRAND, ROYAL AND BARROW NAVIGATIONS

PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR MOORING OF VESSELS AND PROHIBITION OF DISCHARGE OF POLLUTING MATTER (HOLDING TANKS)

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all Masters of vessels that any owner wishing to use the canals (Royal, Grand and Barrow Navigation) is required to purchase an annual Combined Mooring & Passage Permit (CMP). This allows vessels on the canals and to moor for up to 5 days in any one location.

A CMP permit is adequate for short or infrequent visits to the navigations where a vessel  is not moored for more than 5 days in a single location or will be removed from the navigation after each use. Additionally, if the vessel continuously cruises i.e. moves every 5 days, a Combined Mooring and Passage (CMP) permit will suffice. 

Owners wishing to moor for a period in excess of 5 days in one location will require an Extended Mooring Permit (EMP).

An EMP provides a Waterways Ireland designated mooring location where the vessel may be moored for up to 12 months when it is not being used for cruising.

Owners are requested to familiarise themselves with the permit requirements before  making an application.

Applications for Extended Mooring Permit (EMP) can only be made by owners who hold a Combined Mooring and Passage Permit (CMP).  Both may be applied for simultaneously using the same form. 

Waterways Ireland further wishes to further advise masters and owners of vessels that Article 38(l) of the Canals Act 1986, (Bye-Laws) 1988  states – “No person shall cause or permit any polluting matter to enter the canals, or deposit or cause to be deposited waste oil or any offensive matter on any part of the canal property”.

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

P Harkin
Inspector of Navigation
03 October 2018
Tel:00 353(0)90 6494232

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



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