2008-19-Upgrade and Repositioning of South East Blackwater Buoy

2008-19-Upgrade and Repositioning of South East Blackwater Buoy

Notices to Mariners

Upgrade and Repositioning of South East Blackwater Buoy

19 - 2008

Issue Date: 21 November 2008

Aid: South East Blackwater Buoy

Area: East Coast of Ireland

The Commissioners of Irish Lights hereby give notice that on or about the 13 January 2009 (or as soon as possible thereafter) the Southeast Blackwater Buoy will be upgraded to an East Cardinal Superbuoy and moved 0.8 Nautical miles Eastwards. The upgraded buoy will feature a larger daymark and be equipped with a 6 mile light, Racon and AIS (Automatic Identification System).
At the same time the East Blackwater Buoy will be permanently withdrawn.
The Geographical Positions (WGS84) of these buoys are:
 
East Blackwater Buoy:
Latitude 52° 28.031'N
Longitude 06° 08.056'W
 
South Blackwater Buoy (Previous position)
Latitude 52° 25.644'N
Longitude 06° 09.719'W
 
South Blackwater Buoy (New position)
Latitude 52° 25.644'N
Longitude 06° 08.420'W
Character Q (3) 10s
Range 6nm
Racon Character M
AIS Message type 21
MMSI 992501050

For guidance on the use of AIS as an Aid to Navigation refer to CIL Notice No. 15/2008.
Radio Navigational Warnings will be issued when the repositioning and withdrawal have taken place.
By Order, S. G. R. Ruttle, Chief Executive