2003-17-Bennet Bank Buoy

2003-17-Bennet Bank Buoy

Notices to Mariners

Establishment of an Experimental Buoy in place of the Existing Bennet Bank Buoy

17 - 2003

Issue Date: 10 October 2003

Aid: Bennet Bank Buoy

Area: Bennet Bank

The Commissioners of Irish Lights hereby give notice that on the 17th October 2003, or as soon as practicable thereafter, the Bennet Bank Buoy will be replaced by an experimental buoy. The purpose of this change is to test the performance of new buoy power generation and lantern technology. The details of the buoy will be as follows:
 

Name

 BENNET BANK BUOY

Latitude

 53° 20.18' N WGS 84

Longitude

 05° 55.13' W WGS 84

Buoy Type

 South Cardinal

Colour

 Yellow over Black

Topmark

 Two cones apex downward

Character

 Q (6) + L Fl. 15s

Nominal Range

 9 nautical miles

AIS

 (Future trial service planned)


Radio Navigation Warnings will be issued when the above alteration takes place. Mariners are invited to report on the light range and quality of service giving sea and meteorological conditions.
By Order, T. M. Boyd, Chief Executive.