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Kilmore Quay Nav Chart

Charts :

AC 2740, 2049; Imray C61; Irish OS 77 . The Harbour Office/Marina can be contacted on VHF Ch 16/09

Navigation :

WPT 52° 09’·22N 06° 35’·32W, 187°/007° from/to pierhd lt, 1.0M, on ldg line. Great (57m) and Little (35m) Saltee Islands lie 3m and 1.7M to SSW and S, respectively, of hbr, separated by Saltee Sound. From the E, safest appr initially is via Saltee Sound, then N to WPT. Caution : in bad weather seas break on the Bohurs and The Bore, rks 2M E of Saltee Islands. Beware Goose Rk (2.6m) 6ca NW of Little Saltee. St. Patrick’s Bridge, 650m E of the WPT, is a 300m wide E/W chan used by FVs and yachts, but carrying only 2.4m; care needed in strong onshore winds. It is marked by a PHM buoy, FI R 6s, and a SHM buoy, FI G 6s (Annual); general direction of buoyage is E. From the W, appr is clear but keep at least 5ca off Forlorn Pt to avoid Forlorn Rk (1.5m).

Lights and Marks :

Ldg Its/marks, both Oc 4s 3m/6m 6M, W pylons with R stripe, lead 008° to the hbr. From W, ldg Its are obsc’d by piers until S of hbr ent. Turn 90° port into hbr entrance, just past lt QRG at head of W Quay; do not  overshoot into shoal water ahead. The R sectors of this lt, QRG 7m 5M, R269° -354°, G354° -003°, R003° -007°, warn of Forlorn Rock and the Lings to W of the leg line and  shingle banks drying 0.6m close E of the ldg line. A white-gabled church is conspic from afar, as are two 20m high flood lt pylons on  the E quay, an ice plant is located adjacent to these floodlights.  A safe water mark is stationed in position 52° 09’·22N 006°35’·31W white ISO 10s light.

Tides

Tidal information for Kilmore Quay is referenced to Cobh (standard port) + 15mins for accuracy or similar to Baginbun Head.

Best information

Macmillian Reeds Nautical Almanac (Current Edition)

 


Current Notices To Mariners

Notice to Mariners No.15 of 2020

Kilmore Quay, Chart No. 5621.16 & 2740

To all ship owners, shipmasters, Agents, fishing vessels, pleasure craft users, seafarers and fishery organisations

Kilmore Quay Dredging Works

 Mariners are advised that the dredging works at the entrance to Kilmore Quay Harbour are due to commence on or about Tuesday 2nd June 2020 for approximately six weeks, as indicated below;

The barge “Marine Constructor” and mini tug “Marine Zulu” will be on site,  works will proceeded 24/7 weather permitting, which will be monitoring VHF channels 16/12.

The “AMS Retriever” will be assigned to the split hopper barge B305at all times, B305 will be unmanned. The AMS Retriever will tow B305 from the dredging site to the dump site and return.

All mariners should proceed with caution when navigating in or near these works.

Captain Phil Murphy, Senior Marine Officer

Wexford County Council

27/05/2020


Notice to Mariners No.12 of 2020 Wexford Harbour, Chart No. 5621.15, 1772 & 2046

To all ship owners, shipmasters, Agents, fishing vessels, pleasure craft users, seafarers and fishery organisations. Wexford Harbour No 16 Buoy off Station

Please be advised; No16 buoy, in position; 52°19.857’N 006°24.567’W is currently off station  

All mariners are advised to proceed with caution when navigating in this area.
 
Further details are available on the Nav App, see www.wexfordharbour.com for more information. 
 
Captain Phil Murphy, Senior Marine Officer, Wexford County Council.
 
30/03/2020


 Notice to Mariners No.10 of 2020 Wexford Harbour, Chart No. 5621.15, 1772 & 2046

To all ship owners, shipmasters, Agents, fishing vessels, pleasure craft users, seafarers and fishery organisations. Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club Pontoon Light Operational

Mariners are advised that WHBTC Pontoon Light in position;
52° 20.776’N 006°28.281’W Is now operational

Further details are available on the Nav App, see www.wexfordharbour.com for more information.

This notice cancels NTM no 01 of 2019

Capt Phil Murphy Senior, Marine Officer, Wexford County Council 
23/03/2020


Notice to Mariners No.14 of 2020 Kilmore Quay, Chart No. 5621.16 & 2740

To all ship owners, shipmasters, Agents, fishing vessels, pleasure craft users, seafarers and fishery organisations.

Updated Deployment of Data Sampling Buoys Ballyteigue Bay

Mariners are advised that in conjunction with the proposed dredging programme for Kilmore Quay Harbour, data sampling buoys will now be deployed in Ballyteigue Bay, on or around 15th May, in positions;
Monitoring Point – 52° 11.467’ N, 6° 47.983’ W
Control Point – 52° 08.772’ N, 6° 44.313’ W

These buoys are type IDS DB180 as illustrated, and will be in situ up until mid July 2020 approx.

All mariners are advised to proceed with caution when navigating in or near these areas during this time.

This notice supersedes NTM 09 of 2020. 

Captain Phil Murphy, Senior Marine Officer, Wexford County Council
11/05/2020


Notice to Mariners No.08 of 2020 Wexford Harbour, Chart No. 5621.15, 1772 & 2046
 
To all ship owners, shipmasters, Agents, fishing vessels, pleasure craft users, seafarers and fishery organisations.        Wexford Harbour Buoyage 
 Please be advised; No37 buoy;  52 21.695’N 06 28.569’W is now operational.
Ferrycarrig Bridge North Starboard Light; 52 21.084’N 06 30.623’W  Remains unlit.

All mariners are advised to proceed with caution when navigating in this area. 
 his notice supersedes NTM no 4 of 2020 
 Further details are available on the Nav App, see www.wexfordharbour.com for more information. 
 
Captain Phil Murphy, Senior Marine Officer, Wexford County Council 
 09/03/2020

 


Notice to Mariners No.01 of 2020 Wexford Harbour, Chart No. 5621.15, 1772 & 2046
 
To all ship owners, shipmasters, Agents, fishing vessels, pleasure craft users, seafarers and fishery organisations.    

Wexford Harbour Buoyage 
 
Please be advised;  
No2 buoy on the approaches to Wexford Harbour is currently out of position.  
Reduced depths have been observed in the proximity of buoy numbers 16 & 17. 
Positions of virtual buoy numbers – 4&5, 6&7, 8&9 have been adjusted as a result of shifting sands in the vicinity. 
All mariners are advised to proceed with caution when navigating in these areas. 
Further details are available on the Nav App, see www.wexfordharbour.com for more information.  
Captain Phil Murphy,

Senior Marine Officer, Wexford County Council. 
 24/01/2020


Notice to Mariners No.11 of 2019

Wexford Harbour, Chart No. 5621.15, 1772 & 2046
 
To all ship owners, shipmasters, Agents, fishing vessels, pleasure craft users ,seafarers and fishery organisations.

Removal of Buoyage on lower approaches to Wexford Harbour
 
The following navigation buoys have been removed for the winter; 
 
No 4 52 19.471’N  006 21.429’W 

No 5 52 19.516’N  006 21.438’W 

No 6 52 19.641’N  006 21.820’W

No 7 52 19.693’N  006 21.797’W

No 8 52 19.725’N  006 22.517’W 

No 9 52 19.753’N  006 22.500’W  
 
This notice supersedes NTM no 5 of 2019.
 
Further details are available on the Nav App, see www.wexfordharbour.com for more information.  
 
These buoys are expected to be reinstated late spring/early summer 2020 
 
Captain Phil Murphy, Senior Marine Officer, Wexford County Council.
03/10/19 


Notice to Mariners No.10 of 2019
 
To all ship owners, shipmasters, Agents, fishing vessels, pleasure craft users ,seafarers and fishery organisations. Removal of Seasonal Swimming Buoys Courtown, Cahore, Carne & Slade
 
The following seasonal swimming buoys have been removed for the winter from positions;
 
Courtown Courtown North 52 38.860N 006 13.375W
 Courtown Middle 52 38.760N 006 13.400W Courtown South 52 38.652N 006 13.415W
 
Cahore Cahore North 52 34.293N 006 12.151W Cahore South 52 34.240N 006 12.077W Cahore East   52 34.200N 006 12.009W Cahore West  52 34.179N 006 12.057W
 
Carne Carne North  52 12.075N 006 20.935W Carne South  52 11.958N 006 20.908W
 
Slade Slade North  52 08.167N 006 54.500W Slade South  52 08.075N 006 54.585W
 
This notice supersedes NTM No 04 of 2019   Further details are available on the Nav App, see www.wexfordharbour.com for more information.  
 
Captain Phil Murphy, Senior Marine Officer,  Wexford County Council.

03/10/2019. 


Notice to Mariners No.3 of 2017

Kilmore Quay, Siltation at Entrance to Harbour
To all ship owners, shipmasters, Agents, fishing vessels, pleasure craft users ,seafarers and fishery organisations. 

Vessels are advised that a slight decrease in the depths has been observed since NTM No 1 of 2015 was issued, in the area at the Northern end of the approach channel, at Kilmore Quay Harbour.

The reduction in depth is in this area is approximately 200mm, since Notice to Mariners No 1 of 2015 was issued. The approximate limiting depth in this region is now approximately 0.9m at Low Water springs.
All vessels are advised to consider this when planning arrivals and departures from Kilmore Quay and to exercise caution when transiting this area.
This Notice supersedes Notice to Mariners No 1 of 2015.

Captain Phil Murphy, Marine Officer, Wexford County Council.

09/06/2017.

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