MARINE NOTICE No. 23 of 2019
SHANNON NAVIGATION, ERNE SYSTEM, RIVER BARROW, RIVER BANN
Precautions during flood conditions
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all Masters of vessels and water users
that the Shannon, Erne, Barrow and Bann rivers are at Winter Flood levels.
Masters of vessels and water users should proceed with additional caution
and bear the following in mind when on the water during flood conditions:-
– Air draft is reduced under all bridges and power lines
– Water velocity is significantly increased
– Access to jetties can be difficult as gangways and pontoons are elevated
– Navigation markers, pontoons, jetties may be submerged
Waterways Ireland thanks all vessel owners and operators for their
co-operation in relation to this matter.
Inspector of Navigation
19 March 2019