Marine Notice #51 of 2012 – Live surface to air firing practices at Gormonston

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has issued Marine Notice #51 of 2012 advising of live surface to air firing practices at the Gormonston air defence range. Firing will take place:

Date:   19th – 20th September 2012

Time:   11:00 to 15:00 hours on each day.

The danger area comprises the lands of Gormanston Aerodrome and the Air and Sea areas contained within a radius of 3 nautical miles centred on Gormanston Aerodrome, with an additional area contained within a segment centred on Gormanston Aerodrome and bearing of 015º degrees true, through Mosney Railway Station and 106º degrees true, through Gormanston Railway Station seawards for a distance of 10 nautical miles. For the periods whilst the Range is active the sea zone within the danger area is excluded to all vessels.

A Naval Service vessel will enforce the exclusion zone. The exclusion zone ‘D1’ is indicated on British Admiralty Chart No. 44. All vessels are advised that they are required to remain outside of the exclusion zone whilst the Range is active. All vessels in the area are recommended to carefully monitor the Radio Navigation Warnings that will be broadcast during the firing period.

Skerries Coast Guard – a voluntary rescue unit of the Irish Coast Guard