The Department of the Marine and Natural Resources wishes to advise that the Offshore Drilling Unit, "West Navion" is due to commence drilling operations in Block 5/22, approximately 85 nautical miles of the northwest coast of County Donegal, on or around 23 March, 2001.
The planned position of the drilling unit is:
Well 5/22-A Latitude 56º 11 12.72 N
Longitude 09º 45 06.67W
The unit is expected to remain in position until the end of May 2001.
Accordingly, all shipping is required to give "WEST NAVION" a wide berth of at least 500 metres.
Radio Navigation Warnings will be broadcast for the first 30 days of the drilling operations.
A further Marine Notice will issue on completion of the works.
Any enquiries concerning Marine Notices should be addressed to Maritime Safety Division, Tel: 01 6199207, Fax: 01 6620774.
Department of the Marine
and Natural Resources
20 March, 2001