J3475 : The "Captain Michael Evans", Belfast (April 2015)

taken 3 years ago, near to Ballymacarret, Belfast County Borough, Shankill, Queens Island and Skegoneill, Northern Ireland

The "Captain Michael Evans", Belfast (April 2015)
The "Captain Michael Evans", Belfast (April 2015)
See J3880 : New pilot boat, Belfast Lough (March 2015). The pilot boat “Captain Michael Evans” awaiting the departure of the ferry “Manannan” to Douglas J3575 : The "Manannan" departing Belfast (April 2015). The “Stena Precision” LinkExternal link is at the Ship Repair Quay (left). The oil rig is the “Borgny Dolphin”.
Capt Evans was the Deputy Harbourmaster at Belfast. He died when this aircraft J3775 : George Best Belfast City Airport (13) crashed at Cork Airport W6666 : Cork Airport at Night on 10 February 2011 LinkExternal link.
The 'Borgny Dolphin' at Belfast
Images of the offshore drilling rig 'Borgny Dolphin' LinkExternal link which was towed into Belfast on Sunday August 31st 2014 and taken to the Ship Repair Quay, part of the facilities operated by Harland and Wolff. Here it sat until Saturday 8th October 2016 when it was towed out of the harbour and taken to Aliaga, Turkey, to be scrapped.
The rig was built in Finland and launched in 1977. It was 108.2m in length by 67.4m wide and could operate in water up to a depth of 533m, drilling to 7600m.
The Belfast Dry Dock :: J3676
The Belfast Dry Dock, owned and operated by Harland and Wolff for ship repair purposes. By the early 1960s it was clear that the largest dock in Belfast, the Thompson Graving Dock (see J3576 : Thompson Graving Dock), was too small for modern tankers and bulk carriers then being constructed. The Harland and Wolff Dry Dock (known as the Belfast Dry Dock) was constructed between 1965-68 by Charles Brand and Sons to a design by Rendel, Palmer and Tritton. It is 1150 feet long by 160 feet wide and, when constructed, was one of the five largest docks in the world. The dock can accommodate ships up to 200,000gt.
Alongside the dock is Ship Repair Quay (formerly known as Outfitting Wharf). This was constructed some 7 years later in 1975 and has a total lineal quayage of 433 metres. Ships which do not need to be fully dry docked are repaired here.
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Sunday, 12 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Sunday, 12 April, 2015
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Irish: geotagged! J 347 750 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.3523N 5:54.9147W
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Irish: geotagged! J 343 746
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