MTS Xplorer heading out along the great wall to sea.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
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.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
A not often featured vessel here on the blog, Holyhead fishing vessel Sarah H pictured yesterday heading back to the South quay after some maintenance undertaken on Pelham patch. The 17 mtr Grimsby registered fishing vessel of wooden construction originates from Denmark and with 1939 as her year of build.
Sarah H departing Pelham patch yesterday lunchtime.
Turning off the refit berth to head back to the South quay.
Sarah H underway across the inner harbour.
Two departing windfarm support vessels captured yesterday, Leaving the outer harbour virtually together after both visiting the boatyard East Coast charters 18 mtr ECC Challenger and Northern Offshore services 15 mtr Transporter.
ECC Challenger leaving Holyhead for Barrow after her boatyard visit.
Transporter heading out to task after her visit to the boatyard.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Pictured arriving in to the marina yesterday afternoon East Coast Charters vessel ECC Challenger, The 18 mtr windfarm support vessel having travelled from her last port Barrow In Furness has a appointment with the boatyard for lifting out.
ECC Challenger arriving in past the breakwater light.
On course for a berth at the marina.
ECC Challenger all fast alongside at the marina.
Friday, September 05, 2014
Pictured yesterday evening in what seems a very long time since something was moored in this area of the outer harbour the luxury yacht Arcadia. The 117 ft vessel in 2011 completed an East-West crossing through the North West passage with only 158 vessels before to have done so during the 108 years since records began. For information on that crossing and the vessel itself please visit the links below.
Arcadia moored off terminal 4 in the outer harbour
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Pictured during another visit to the public quay for the unloading of another catch, Milford Haven registered fishing vessel Anne Mary B. Although not a stand out visit from the 15 mtr vessel, Anne Mary B features this time a revamp of colours from a recent spot of painting.
Anne Mary B unloading alongside at the public quay.
Anne Mary B sporting new colours, And signs of her past visible too.
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.
Two visiting windfarm support vessels pictured alongside at Holyhead marina yesterday afternoon, Firstly another of the fleet belonging to Northern Offshore services to visit the port, This time one of their 16 mtr vessels Performer. Next up Wind Wave Workboats` Samson B, The near 18 mtr vessel is the second of their four vessel fleet to have visited Holyhead marina.
Northern Offshores Performer alongside at the marina yesterday afternoon.
Wind Wave workboats Samson B alongside at the marina yesterday afternoon.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Norman Le Brocq arrrived at the marina at lunchtime yesterday from her last port of call Milford Haven, The 15 mtr vessel is the channel Isle Jersey`s fisheries protection vessel and the second vessel of similar type to visit Holyhead over the last couple of days.
Norman Le Brocq alongside at the marina
Enjoying the early evening sunshine alongside at the marina.
Crystal Symphony arrived at the pilot station at 07:00 from her last port of call Guernsey, The 238 mtr cruise ship collected a pilot and headed for her berth at the Rio Tinto jetty, Where awaiting her arrival was a fleet of coaches ready to take the passengers on the usual round of excursions around Holyhead, Anglesey and further afield along the North Wales coast.
Crystal Symphony approaching Holyhead after collecting a pilot.
Crystal Symphony ready to depart for Liverpool yesterday evening, in the foreground Holyhead Towings Turbine Transfers South Stack on task off the boatyard.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Arrived in to the public quay this morning Isle of Man fisheries protection vessel Barrule, The 22mtr vessel built in 2000 at Souter marine Isle of wight to enforce Manx fisheries and now empowered to further afield EU areas.
FPV Barrule entering the inner harbour past port control
Rounding the end of the public quay.
Approaching a berth at the public quay.
FPV Barrule all fast alongside the public quay.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Also residing at the marina the past few days is the 76ft sail training brig Royalist, the ship now over forty years old is due to be replaced by a 32mtr newbuild constructed at a Spanish shipyard.
TS Royalist departing the fuelling berth during her last visit just over a year ago. Picture taken 8th August 2013.
Setting her sails in the outer harbour, Pictured on her departure from the port 12th August 2013.
Pictured at the South quay fuelling berth this afternoon Western Star. The Western Star is a converted 75ft Dutch steel beam trawler carrying an MCA cat 2 commercial certificate, she has been back in Holyhead for over a week which may have included some possible routine maintenance.
Western Star pictured on the 11th Aug 2014 at the marina berth that dries at low water.
Western Star alongside Sarah-H at the fuelling berth.
Western Star heading back around to a berth at the Marina
Friday, August 15, 2014
Captured in amongst a busy Irish sea off Holyhead this morning was the 180 mtr cruise ship Azamara Journey, The vessel collected a pilot at 07:45 and headed to her awaiting berth at the Rio Tinto jetty. Azamara Journey arrived from Liverpool in her new guise of dark blue through a somewhat busy shipping lanes off Holyhead featuring Santa Giovanna on route to Le Harve, Independent Pursuit and Stolt Greenshank heading for Liverpool, Ciudad De Cadiz to Mostyn and our own regular departure of Irish Ferries Epsilon to Dublin.
Azamara Journey having just collected a pilot, Stolt Greenshank (left) Independent Pursuit, Ciudad De Cadiz and St Cybi (right).
Underway to the Rio Tinto jetty.
Epsilon passing Azamara Journeys port side for Dublin.
Azamara Journey swinging off the Rio Tinto jetty.
Final approach to the berth.