Issue Date: 03 January 2000
The Commissioners of Irish Lights request Mariners navigating around the Coast of Ireland to exercise the greatest care to avoid damage to floating Aids to Navigation.
Mariners are requested to give all Lightfloats, Lanbys, and navigational buoys as wide a berth as possible (having regard to the strength of the tide), and immediately to report any navigational aid that they observe to be in need of attention to the Commissioners of Irish Lights' monitoring centre at telephone number +353-1-2801996 or the nearest Coast Radio Station.
The Merchant Shipping Acts 1894 and 1995 make provision for the imposition of a fine on any person who wilfully or negligently runs foul of, or makes fast to, any Lightfloat, Buoy or Beacon, and for the recovery of the expenses for making good any resulting damage.
Mariners are invited to contact directly the Marine Department, Commissioners of Irish Lights to comment on any aspect of the Aids to Navigation Service or on hazards to navigation around the coast of Ireland.