Marine plan to police Lough Erne


THE PSNI have revealed details of their plans to police Lough Erne around the time of the G8 Summit in June.

A ‘significant’ police operation will be in place in the lead up to and during the G8 Summit on June 17 and 18.

A spokesperson said: “There will be a closure of Lower Lough Erne from the Lock Gates at Portora to an area north of the Venue adjacent to Ross Point. During the closure, no form of boat or vessel movement will be permitted within the closure zone, however shoreline activity such as land based fishing will be permitted.”

They continued: “??There will be stand off markers in place in advance of each closure. These are to help safeguard lough users and to protect them from damage or injury.  It is important they everyone using the lough heeds these safety markers ??Please be assured that every effort will be made to keep this closure as short as possible.”

Currently, it is planned that this will commence at lunch time on Sunday (June 16) and end on Tuesday night (June 18).

However this may change a little for operational reasons.

The spokesperson went on: “??Emergencies requiring the deployment of rescue vessels such as the RNLI will be facilitated.  Police will be patrolling both closure points and will help those who need help or further guidance. ??Local Police have met with local groups to discuss the plans and have been working with partner organisations during the planning phase.”