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