At Dún Laoghaire Harbour, Simon Coate – Harbour Master, launched the Harbour Water Safety Patrol Boat. This boat will provide a safety and advisory reporting service on the waters within the harbour for kayakers and stand up paddle boarders and other water-based activities.
The Harbour Water Safety Boat will take to the waters between 2:00pm & 8:00pm, when the Harbour is at its busiest. The service will be in operation throughout June, July, and August, weather permitting.
Simon Coate, Harbour Master, Dún Laoghaire Harbour said, “we love to see everyone out on the water enjoying all that the Harbour has to offer. We want to make sure that you are safe and look forward to welcoming you during the Summer months. We would like to remind people to check the weather forecast, wear safety gear, and always tell families or friends where you will be.”
As an additional benefit, this service will assist with the collection of marine based litter from the Harbour waters. Marine litter has also been a growing problem over the last few years, and we have an ideal opportunity now to assist in the removal of some of this while the boat is in the Harbour.
If you are a new visitor, ask the Harbour Safety Patrol for a safety chart which outlines the areas of usage in the Harbour.
Dlr believe that this innovative and safety-focused initiative will allow locals and visitors to enjoy water-based activities in a safer and more controlled environment.
The service will be provided by the Dún Laoghaire Powerboat school on behalf of the council and will be dlr branded and fly a yellow flag.
Source: Dlr County Council