Thursday, October 16, 2014

Arrived in to the public quay this morning from her anchorage North East of the breakwater light, Royal Netherlands naval minehunter Makkum. The 52 mtr vessel entered the port with a welcoming flotilla of local craft for a stay of approximately four days marking the commemoration and unveiling of the Dutch sailors memorial situated on Newry waterfront.

HNLMS Makkum rounding the Salt Island dolphin.

The minehunter and a welcoming flotilla of local craft.

HNLMS Makkum passing port control in to the inner harbour.

Under guidance of pilot Tudor Jones, completing a swing off the public quay

Makkum`s final approach to the public quay.

The Dutch navy jack looking resplendent in the morning sunshine.



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Another of Marine & Towage Services vessels visited Holyhead yesterday, MTS Xplorer arrived in to the marina during the small hours and after re-fuelling the 12 mtr survey vessel headed out to sea at 09:15.

MTS Xplorer heading out along the great wall to sea.

Arrived in to the refit berth this morning from her anchorage just North of the breakwater light SD Northern River, The 103 mtr vessel all fast alongside at 10:20, has been on task off Cymyran bay during the past week and has arrived in to the port to remove some equipment and perform a small crew change.

SD Northern River approaching the entrance to the port.

Rounding the Salt Island dolphin.

SD Northern River passing port control.


Final approach to the refit berth.




Some pictures of visitors to our shores of late for exercises off RAF Valley. Vessels on task this year HMS Richmond, SD Northern River and RFA Argus, all these being visible mainly at distance at various locations around the Holy Island coast during the past week.

SD Northern River shortly after arrival on the 7th September 2014.

RFA Argus on task pictured off Rhoscolyn head 8th September 2014.



HMS Richmond at anchor North of the breakwater yesterday. Pictures by J Peers.




SD Northern River at anchor North of the breakwater yesterday, Picture by J Peers.


HMS Richmond arriving back at the pilot station yesterday evening for a crew change.



Monday, September 01, 2014

A belated post from the 23rd August, pictured departing the marina berths to sea a converted 54 ft Danish fishing boat Lone Gerd.

Lone Gerd preparing to depart the marina.

Off the berth and about to swing.

Lone Gerd plotting a course through one or two moorings

Lone Gerd heads towards the breakwater light and to sea.