Environmental Monitoring and Research

         Research Support

                  Aquaculture Services

                        Bacterial and Viral Sampling

Marine Services

Coastal Zone Marine Services in Clew Bay, Co Mayo

Coastal Zone Services Ltd (CZS) specialises in environmental monitoring in Clew Bay. The company is fully experienced and knowledgeable on the national protocols for bacterial and viral sampling. In 2009, CZS was awarded a contract by the Marine Institute for the provision of Quality of Shellfish Waters Directive Sampling for Clew Bay North and South.

Through Niall O'Boyle,  Coastal Zone Services Ltd (CZS) has a proven track record of integrity in a range of coastal zone management initiatives since 2001. He was the first operator in the country to establish an Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) initiative and develop a coordinated multidisciplinary, sampling regime for his area, providing an integrated approach to compliance with various statutory requirements and for research purposes. For more information on the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) initiative please click on the following links:

The company's facilities and administration function is fully equipped to deal with and support operational planning, deployment, execution and delivery of various marine services and projects.

CZS currently carries out a range of marine activities including:

  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Aquaculture Services
  • Research Support
  • Crew Transfer Services
  • Wind Farm Services


Passenger Boat MV Innishoo

  • 31 foot Tremlett GRP 240 HP Yamaha Stern Drive/Diesel
  • Holds Irish Dept. of Transport P3 license for 8 Passengers and 1 crew.
  • Fully equipped with all safety equipment to Department of Transport requirements.
  • Full marine safety and personal protection equipment (PPE) issued to personnel
  • CZS holds full marine insurance
  • Current Tax Clearance Certificate

'WestWave Dawn'

Offshore Wind Farm Support Vessel

Coastal Zone Services have taken delivery of the 14 metre Southboat GRP Catamaran commissioned in October 2011.The vessel, named 'WestWave Dawn', has been finished by Coastal Zone Services to a very high specification as a Wind Farm Support Vessel.

WestWave Dawn

The 'WestWave Dawn' is available for charter to the offshore wind industry and offshore development projects, as well as for conventional charter. It is a multi-purpose rapid response vessel suitable for crew transfer, cargo transfer, environmental surveys, dive support, research support, turbine maintenance and refuelling of offshore generators.  View 'WestWave Dawn' specifications.

Features include:

  • Twin IVECO C9 550 hp diesel engines
  • Sprint Speed 25knots
  • Cruising Speed 23 knots
  • UK MCA CAT 2 Licence for 12 passengers
  • Built under Irish MSO survey with P5 pending
  • Moonpool
  • Dive Ladder
  • Open Fly Bridge with viewing platform - suitable for Marine Mammal Observation
  • Cargo Rating / Crane option
  • Full Wind farm Specification
  • Raymarine integrated GPS, AIS, radar, sounder, autopilot
  • Seamarshall SAR base unit
  • 2 x Icom M603 VHF & 2 x Icom M35 handheld
  • Cotek 1500w Inverter, 4.5kw Panda generator
  • 14 Suspension Passenger and crew seats
  • Galley with water heater, microwave, fridge
  • Intellian satellite TV, Fusion 600 DVD & sound system
  • Ample 240v power sockets

Niall O'Boyle is a commercially qualified Skipper and holds the following additional qualifications:

  • ISA Commercial Endorsement. Advance Powerboat Cert with Cat B Endorsement
  • Powerboat Level 1, 2 & Advanced
  • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore-(Category 1 Commercially Endorsed to STCW '95)
  • Qualified diver - BSAC 1985, PADI 2010
  • Marine fire fighting- STCW '95
  • Elementary First Aid-STCW '95
  • Medical First Aid - STCW '95
  • Personal Safety & Social Responsibility (PSSR) STWC 95
  • Personal Survival Techniques - STCW '95
  • ENG 11 Seafarers Medical Certificate
  • RYA Radar Certification
  • GMDSS RCCR VHF. Radiotelephony Qualification
  • Oil Spill Response Operator, UK Level 2. IMO level 1.
  • Full & clean Class C Drivers Licence (HGV Rigid)
  • BIM Safety Training Card
  • FAS Safe Pass
  • Post grad Diploma ICZM- Module 1 Ulster University