Vessel in Lough

You may have been wondering why there is a vessel sitting in the Lough.

Did you know that there are a number of safe anchorage points in the Lough to use when the Port is busy or when a vessel has to be moved to make way for other Port traffic?

This particular vessel was berthed in Warrenpoint Port but it has had some technical difficulties so it needs to be moved to a suitable location for maintenance and possibly repair. While awaiting instruction on where to move to, it is sitting at a safe anchorage point in the Lough with the agreement of the Vessel Master and the Harbour Master. This allows for continued flow of other vessels to the Port. It is expected that it will be moved to another Port over the weekend. #Portlife #anchorage #Lough