2003-03-Metal Man and Oyster Island Lighthouses - Solarisation of Leading Lights

2003-03-Metal Man and Oyster Island Lighthouses - Solarisation of Leading Lights

Notices to Mariners

Metal Man and Oyster Island Lighthouses - Solarisation of Leading Lights

03 - 2003

Issue Date: 18 February 2003

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The Commissioners of Irish Lights hereby give notice that on Thursday 13th March 2003, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, the existing Gas Powered Lights at Metal Man (A6244) and Oyster Island (A6244.1) Lighthouses will be replaced by new synchronised Solar Electric Powered Lights.

The position, character, phasing and lighting times of the existing and new lights are as follows:

METAL MAN (OLD)

Position

 54° 18.2' N 08° 34.5' W

Character

 Fl W 4s (fl 1.0 + ec 3.0 = 4.0 secs)

Range

 7 nautical miles

Lighting Time

 24 hours

Synchronised

 No

 

 

METAL MAN (NEW)

Position

 54° 18.2' N 08° 34.5' W

Character

 Fl (3) W 6.1s (Fl 0.4 + ec 1.0 + fl 0.4 + ec 1.0 + fl 0.4 + ec 2.9 = 6.1 secs)

Range

 7 nautical miles

Lighting Time

 Hours of Darkness

Synchronised

 Yes

 

 

OYSTER ISLAND (OLD)

Position

 54° 18.1' N 08° 34.2' W

Character

 Oc W 4s (fl 3.0 + ec 1.0 = 4.0 secs)

Range

 10 nautical miles

Lighting Time

 24 hours

Synchronised

 No

 

 

OYSTER ISLAND (NEW)

Position

 54° 18.1' N 08° 34.2' W

Character

 Fl (3) W 6.1s (Fl 0.4 + ec 1.0 + fl 0.4 + ec 1.0 + fl 0.4 + ec 2.9 = 6.1 secs)

Range

 7 nautical miles

Lighting Time

 Hours of Darkness

Synchronised

 Yes

 

All other details remain unchanged.
A Radio Navigational Warning will be issued when the above changes have taken place.

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