2003-12-Inishtearaght Lighthouse

2003-12-Inishtearaght Lighthouse

Notices to Mariners

Inishtearaght Lighthouse - Solarisation and Reduction in Range

12 - 2003

Issue Date: 13 August 2003

Aid: Inishtearaght Lighthouse

Area: Inishtearaght Lighthouse

The Commissioners of Irish Lights hereby give notice that on the 25th September 2003, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, the present light at Inishtearaght Lighthouse (A6408) in position 52°04.5' N, 10° 39.7' W will be replaced by a new Solar Powered Light. This will necessitate the provision of a temporary light for a period of approximately one week from the 18th September 2003.

The character, phasing, range, and lighting times of the existing, temporary, and new solar powered lights are as set out below. The arc of visibility will remain unchanged.
 

EXISTING LIGHT

Character

  Fl (2) W 20s (fl 0.8, ec 4.2, fl 0.8, ec 14.2)

Range

  27 nautical miles

Lighting Time

  Hours of Darkness and in poor visibility

 

 

TEMPORARY LIGHT

Character

  Fl (2) W 20s (fl 0.4, ec 2.9, fl 0.4, ec 16.3)

Range

 13 nautical miles

Lighting Time

 Hours of Darkness

 

 

NEW SOLAR POWERED LIGHT

Character

  Fl (2) W 20s (fl 0.1, ec 4.9, fl 0.1, ec 14.9)

Range

 19 nautical miles

Lighting Time

 Hours of Darkness



Radio Navigation Warnings will be issued when the above changes take place.