2008-21-Transmission of AIS as an Aid to Navigation and Discontinuation of Wave Activated Whistles

2008-21-Transmission of AIS as an Aid to Navigation and Discontinuation of Wave Activated Whistles

Notices to Mariners

Transmission of AIS as an Aid to Navigation and Discontinuation of Wave Activated Whistles

21 - 2008

Issue Date: 21 November 2008

Aid: North and South Burford Buoys

Area: East Coast of Ireland

The Commissioners of Irish Lights hereby give notice that on or about 9 January 2009, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, the North and the South Burford Buoys will be upgraded to transmit AIS (Automatic Identification System) messages as an Aid to Navigation. At the same time the wave activated whistles will be permanently discontinued.
The geographical position (WGS 84) and details of these buoys are:
 
Name North Burford Buoy South Burford Buoy
Latitude 53° 20.507'N 53° 18.060'N
Longitude 06° 01.493'W 06° 01.298'W
Type North Cardinal South Cardinal
Character Q Fl VQ (6) + LFl 10s
AIS Message Type 21 Message Type 21
MMSI 992501016 992501018

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