Relevant Charts and maps

·     Admiralty Chart 2049 (1:150,000)

·     Admiralty Chart 2046 (1:150,000)

-          Waterford Harbour (1:25,000)

-          Waterford Port (1:7,500)

-          Barrow Bridge to New Ross (1:25,000)

-          New Ross (1:10,000)

-          Dunmore East Harbour (1:5,000)

·     Admiralty Chart 2740 (1:150,000)

-         Saltee Islands & Kilmore Quay (1:25,000)

·     Imray Charts (1:270,000) – Charts C61, C57

·     Ordnance Survey Discovery Series (1:50000) – sheets 55, 61, 68, 76, 75

·     Ordnance Survey (½ inch) – sheets 16, 19, 23, 22

·     Guide to the Barrow, Dúchas (1998), Waterways Ireland (2012)

·     A Guide to Carrick by the Suir (2005)

·     South and West Coasts of Ireland - Irish Cruising Club

Tides

·          Local tidal information can be extrapolated from tide tables for: Dover, Ireland (Cobh), Waterford or Cheekpoint.  These can be sourced locally at harbour offices, marinas and tourist offices in addition to almanacs.  (Don’t forget to allow for GMT and distances to the location of the tide table predictions.)

·          Tides run very strongly on the lower reaches of these rivers, so it is essential to take advantage of the tidal information. (In addition to using the tidal flows in passage planning, it is also useful to plan to approach marinas when there is less flow i.e. top / bottom of the tide.)

(There are 2 high tides a day, approximately 6 hours incoming and 6 hours outgoing.  The greatest movement of water is on the 3rd and 4th hour of each tide and the flow lessens as it reaches the top or bottom of the tide.  Spring tides have the greatest height range / flow and neap tides the least.)

 

Weather

Source & location

Description

Coastal radio stations: Carlingford 04, Dublin 83, Wicklow Hd 02, Rosslare 23, Mine Hd 83

At 0103 and then every 3 hours, updated every 6th

Radio broadcasts on RTE 1 (89.1FM)

0603, 1253, 1655 & 2355

Met Éireann - www.met.ie

Sea area, synoptic chart, satellite images

Wind Guru – www.windguru.cz/index

Wind & wave reports

 

Emergency contacts

·     Dublin Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC)

·     VHF Ch 83 covers the area from Carlingford Lough to Youghal. Carlingford (04), Wicklow Head (02), Rosslare (23) and Mine Head (83) provide relay stations.

·     Coastguard Radio is always called on a working channel.

·     Emergencies are worked on 16, 67 and working channel.

·     Dublin (MRSC) may be contacted on: + 353 (0)1 662 0922 /3

·     Alternatively, Tel: 999 or 112 (free) and ask for Marine Rescue, Gardai (police) or Fire and Rescue.

 

Local contacts

·     Listen to Ch 14, used by commercial shipping, below New Ross

·     Port of Waterford Harbour Master: VHF Ch16 & 14
Tel: + 353 (0)51 74499, Mobile + 353 (0)87 7931705

·     Dunmore East Harbour Master: + 353 (0)51 383166

·     Kilmore Quay Harbour Master: Tel: +353 (0)53 9129955 E-mail: hmkilmorequay@eircom.net or VHF Ch 9

·     New Ross Harbour Master: + 353 (0)51 421303

Distress Signals

·     A gun or other explosive signal fired at intervals of about one minute.

·     A continuous series of blasts

·     Rockets throwing red stars, fired one at a time at short intervals

·     A signal consisting of S0S in Morse Code.

·     A signal by VHF radio "MAYDAY!"

·     International Code Flag Signal of distress - NC

·     Flames on the vessel - as from a burning barrel

·     A rocket parachute flare or a hand flare showing a red light

·     A smoke signal emitting orange coloured smoke

·     Slowly raising & lowering of arms outstretched to each side

·     A square flag with a ball above or below it