J3575 : RIB and rigs, Belfast

taken 8 years ago, near to Queens Island, Ballymacarret, Skegoneill, Cliftonville and Sydenham, Northern Ireland

RIB and rigs, Belfast
RIB and rigs, Belfast
A RIB heading along the Victoria Channel in Belfast during the Tall ships festival. In the background are the rigs 'Borgny Dolphin' & 'Borgholm Dolphin' laid up at Ship Repair Quay.
The "Borgholm Dolphin", Harland & Wolff, Belfast :: J3677

The ”Borgholm Dolphin” is a self-propelled accommodation platform built by Aker Kværner in 1975. Length 108 metres. Breadth 69 metres. Accommodation for 274 in double berth cabins. Previous names “Rig” 82/01, “Allegheny” 97, “Polymariner” 96 and “Polyglomar Driller” 78. See LinkExternal link and 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.

Tall Ships Belfast 2015

Images taken during the Tall Ships Belfast 2015 / Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival LinkExternal link .
Belfast was the host city for the start of the Tall Ships' Races LinkExternal link in 2015 and over 500,000 people came to see 46 vessels in the maritime festival prior to the start of the races.

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J3575, 999 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Saturday, 4 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Thursday, 3 December, 2015
Geographical Context
Coastal  City, Town centre  People, Events  Industry  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Belfast  Belfast Harbour  Belfast Docks 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 352 758 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.7648N 5:54.4477W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 351 757
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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