J5082 : Boat and ship in Bangor Bay

taken 13 years ago, near to Bangor, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Boat and ship in Bangor Bay
Boat and ship in Bangor Bay
In the foreground is the small fishing boat 'Marisco' LinkExternal link collecting creels from Bangor Bay.
In the background is the 'Hebridean Princess', a small luxury cruise ship which accommodates only 50 guests and 38 staff. The ship anchored here while on a "Gaelic Trilogy" cruise around the west coast of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. See LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) for more information. The ship is also favoured by the Royal Family who have hired it privately for holidays.
In an earlier life, the ship operated as a car ferry. She was launched as the MV 'Columba' and was the last of three car ferries built in 1964 by Hall, Russell & Company, Aberdeen. The Columba mainly operated out of Oban, carrying up to 600 passengers and 50 cars between the Scottish islands.
See also LinkExternal link for related images.
Ships of Caledonian MacBrayne Limited :: NM8431

Caledonian MacBrayne Limited (CalMac) was formed in 1973 following the merger of the Caledonian Steam Packet Limited and David MacBrayne Limited. Ownership passed to the Secretary of State for Scotland in 1990 and is now vested with the Scottish Government.
CalMac operate passenger and vehicle ferries along the Clyde Coast and to (and between) the Outer Hebrides, Skye, Raasay and the Small Isles, the Inner Hebrides and the Southern Hebrides. Information on the company’s services may be found: LinkExternal link
This Shared Description covers any vessels owned or operated by CalMac since 1973. It may also include any vessels in service with other owners or operators after disposal by CalMac.

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J5082, 2264 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Friday, 10 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 10 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Sport, Leisure  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Place (from Tags)
Bangor Bay  Bangor  Northern Ireland 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 505 824 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:40.0441N 5:40.0764W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 506 823
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Other Tags
Luxury Cruise Ship  Hebridean Princess  Fishing Boat  Marisco  Boat  Fishing  Boats  Cruise Ship  Shipphotos  Shipping  Ship 

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