There are major changes to the routeing and the buoyage on the lake - with the dropping of the old "steamer route" (very dangerous - lee shores on unmarked shallows etc), and inclusion of a new route from Greenfields, via Inchagoill to Lisloughrey.
These are the designs for the new navigation marks on the Corrib. Above are the Main channel (large and small conical buoys with IALA topmarks) and secondary channel marks (can and conical buoys with no topmarks).
It is important to note that Red circular topmarks will be replaced with GREEN marks and buoys, and Black Diamond topmarks will be replaced with RED marks and buoys. This is entirely in keeping with the IALA standard.
There will also be preferred channel marks where the main channel splits and Cardinal marks around some of the major hazards. Time to brush up on your buoyage.
The GPS charts of Corrib are already being updated, and will be up to date on the completion of the project.
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