Issue Date: Wednesday 27 July 2016
Area: Castletown Bearhaven - Eastern Entrance Bantry Bay
Following recommendations made in the General Lighthouse Authorities (United Kingdom & Ireland) Aids to Navigation Review 2015-2020 Irish Lights hereby give notice that on 01 April 2017, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, a lighted buoy is to be established East of the Carrigavaddra Rocks at the Eastern entrance to Castletown Bearhaven.
Buoy Name: Carrigavaddra
Buoy Type: East Cardinal
Character: VQ (3) 5s
Position: 51° 38.757’N 009° 45.989’W (WGS84 Datum)
By Order, Yvonne Shields Chief Executive.
The existing unlit Carrigavaddra Beacon in position 51° 38.670’N 009° 46.330’W (WGS84 Datum) will be disestablished (topmark removed) as soon as circumstances allow after the establishment of the Carrigavaddra Buoy.
Radio Navigation Warnings will be issued when the above changes take place.