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MN#131/17 - SEW Closure & re-opening date - Tragic Incident L16

Posted by Colin Becker 
MN#131/17 - SEW Closure & re-opening date - Tragic Incident L16
27 November, 2017 16:34
Greetings,

The attached just in from WI


Best wishes,

Colin
GMY Chang Sha
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MARINE NOTICE
No. 130 of 2017
SHANNON – ERNE WATERWAY - CLOSURE

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all Masters and owners of vessels that the Shannon Erne Waterway is closed to Navigation until further notice, due to a tragic incident at Lock 16.

Further marine notices will be issued to keep you updated.


Shane Anderson
Assistant Inspector of Navigation
20 November 2017

Tel: 353 90 6494232
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 29/11/2017 15:01 by Colin Becker.
Re: MN#130/17 SEW - Closure - Tragic Incident L16
27 November, 2017 16:38
Despite the date on the above my understanding is the incident occurred yesterday AM

Best wishes,

Colin
Re: MN#130/17 SEW - Closure - Tragic Incident L16
27 November, 2017 18:09
Some detail on Leitrim Observer website. WI staff member drowned, body recovered last night from lock 16. Very sad news.

Tm53
Re: MN#130/17 SEW - Closure - Tragic Incident L16
27 November, 2017 18:22
Name released, Paddy Moffatt, in his 50's. He was checking levels at the locks. Very very sad, especially at this time of year.

Tm53
Re: MN#130/17 SEW - Closure - Tragic Incident L16
28 November, 2017 12:37
Funeral arrangements for Paddy on RIP.ie:

[rip.ie]

Colin
GMY Chang Sha
MN#131/17 - SEW Closure & re-opening date
29 November, 2017 15:01
Greetings,

The attached Marine Notice just in from Waterways Ireland

Best Wishes,

Colin
GMY Chang Sha
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MARINE NOTICE No. 131 of 2017
SHANNON - ERNE WATERWAY - NAVIGATION CLOSURE AND RE-OPENING

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all Masters and owners of vessels that as a result of a tragic incident at Lock 16 the Shannon Erne Waterway closure will extend through the coming weekend.

Shannon Erne Waterway will re-open for navigation at 09:00hrs on Monday 4th December 2017.

Shane Anderson
Assistant Inspector of Navigation
29 November 2017

Tel: 353 90 6494232
Fax: 353 90 6494147
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