1999-08-Carlingford Lough Leading Lights

1999-08-Carlingford Lough Leading Lights

Notices to Mariners

Carlingford Lough Leading Lights - Temporary Reduction in Range and Establishment of New Synchronised Solar Powered Lights

08 - 1999

Issue Date: 15 July 1999

Aid: Carlingford Lough Leading Lights

Area: Carlingford Lough

The Commissioners of Irish Lights hereby give notice that they intend to replace the present lights at Carlingford Leading Lights with solar powered lights having synchronised flash characteristics.
To facilitate the replacement of the existing lights, temporary lights with reduced range will be exhibited for approximately one week commencing on the 13th August 1999. The lights will not be synchronised and will be exhibited during the hours of darkness only.
On or about the 20th August 1999, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, the new synchronised solar powered lights will be exhibited during the hours of darkness only.
The character, phasing, and ranges of the existing, temporary and new solar lights are as follows:

EXISTING LIGHT
Character
Oc. W 3 secs
 
2.3 + 0.7 = 3 secs
Range:
11 nautical miles White
Sector:
Vis 295° - 325° (30°)
Height above MHWS:
Front: Vidal Bank 7 metres
 
Rear: Green Island 12 metres
Bearing:
310° 26'
Lighting Time:
24 hours
TEMPORARY LIGHT
Character
Oc. W 3 secs
 
1.9 + 1.1 = 3 secs
Range:
9 nautical miles White
Sector:
Vis 295° - 325° (30°)
Height above MHWS:
Front: Vidal Bank 8 metres
Rear: Green Island 13 metres
Bearing:
310° 26'
Lighting Time:
Hours of Darkness
NEW SOLAR POWERED LIGHT
Character
Oc. W 3 secs
2.3 + 0.7 = 3 secs
Range:
11 nautical miles White
Sector:
Vis 296° - 324° (30°)
Height above MHWS:
Front: Vidal Bank 7.075 metres
Rear: Green Island 13.022 metres
Bearing:
310° 26'
Lighting Time:
Hours of Darkness


The geographical positions of Carlingford Leading Lights are:
Carlingford Leading Lights Front (Vidal Bank A5932)

54° 01.78' N
06° 05.37' W


Carlingford Leading Lights Rear (Green Island A5934)

54° 01.95' N
06° 05.69' W


Radio Navigational Warnings will be issued on the establishment of the temporary light and on the commencement of the new solar powered light.

By Order, T. M. Boyd, Chief Executive.