J3576 : The 'Hebble Sand' at Belfast

taken 13 years ago, 3 km from Belfast, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

The 'Hebble Sand' at Belfast
The 'Hebble Sand' at Belfast
The dredger 'Hebble Sand' LinkExternal link heading along the Victoria Channel to berth at Queen's Quay in Belfast. The dredger has just returned from dumping spoil dredged from the River Lagan in the city J3474 : Dredging the River Lagan, Belfast - 2010/11 (17) - this was dumped at an approved site in the North Channel. The dredger is just passing the bow of the bulk carrier 'Taio Frontier' LinkExternal link berthed at Stormont Wharf.
Dredging the River Lagan, Belfast - 2010/11

Work is about to start on the dredging of the River Lagan downstream of the Stranmillis weir. According to an official statement “The £2.8m contract, awarded to local firm Graham Construction, will see dredging on the river for the first time since 1994 . . . It will start mid-September and is due to finish spring 2011. The work involves thousands of tonnes of silt being removed by diggers and disposed off at an approved location out at sea. The river will be initially closed to navigation for safety reasons during the period of the contract. However, after consultation with river users the works will be completed on a sectional basis with the first section being handed over to river users after six weeks.” The last dredging contract was in 2002 J3474 : Dredging barges, River Lagan, Belfast (2).

Stormont Wharf, Belfast

Wharf at the Victoria Channel, Belfast docks. The wharf was constructed 1956-62 by Charles Brand & Son, to provide a total lineal quayage of 580 metres; this was further extended by an additional 250 metres which was completed in 2009. Stormont Wharf is now one of the longest deep water quays in Ireland.

Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Rossographer and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Loading map... (JavaScript required)
Grid Square
J3576, 957 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 2 March, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 4 March, 2011
Dredger   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 354 760 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.8753N 5:54.2934W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 355 758
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
Clickable map

Image classification(about): Supplemental image
This page has been viewed about 100 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · Geograph Coverage Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
Background for photo viewing: White / /
W Go E
thumbs up icon
You are not logged in login | register