2001-08-Skelligs Rock Lighthouse

2001-08-Skelligs Rock Lighthouse

Notices to Mariners

Skelligs Rock Lighthouse - Solarisation, Alteration in Character, and Reduction in Range of Navigational Light

08 - 2001

Issue Date: 24 August 2001

Aid: Skelligs Rock Lighthouse

Area: South West Coast of Ireland

The Commissioners of Irish Lights hereby give notice that on 11th October 2001, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, the light at Skelligs Rock Lighthouse (A6422) will be replaced by a new solar powered light. This will necessitate the provision of a temporary light for a period of approximately two weeks from about 1st October 2001.
The character, phasing and ranges of the existing, temporary and new lights are as follows:
EXISTING LIGHT
Position:

51° 46.2' N

10° 32.5' W

Character:

Fl. (3) W 10s

Fl 0.2, ec 1.5, fl 0.2, ec 1.5, fl 0.2, ec 6.4 = 10s

Range: 27 nautical miles
Sector:

Vis. 262°-115° (213°)

Partially obscured by land within 6nm

110°- 115° (5°)

Height above MHWS 53 metres
Lighting Time: Hours of Darkness

 

TEMPORARY LIGHT

Position:

51° 46.2' N

10° 32.5' W

Character:

Fl. (3) W 15s

Fl 0.15, ec 2.4, fl 0.15, ec 2.4, fl 0.15, ec 9.75 = 15s

Range: 11 nautical miles
Sector:

Vis. 262°-115° (213°)

Partially obscured by land within 6nm

110° - 115° (5°)

Height above MHWS 51 metres
Lighting Time: Hours of Darkness

 

NEW SOLAR POWERED LIGHT

Position:

51° 46.2' N

10° 32.5' W

Character:

Fl. (3) W 15s

Fl 0.15, ec 2.4, fl 0.15, ec 2.4, fl 0.15, ec 9.75 = 15s

Range: 19 nautical miles
Sector:

Vis. 262°-115° (213°)

Partially obscured by land within 6nm

110° - 115° (5°)

Height above MHWS 53 metres
Lighting Time: Hours of Darkness

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.