J5082 : The ILV 'Granuaile' off Bangor

taken 13 years ago, 3 km from Bangor, Northern Ireland

The ILV 'Granuaile' off Bangor
The ILV 'Granuaile' off Bangor
The 'Granuaile' is the large vessel at anchor; a small yacht is approaching Bangor in the foreground.

'Granuaile' is a tender of the Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL). CIL is the body that serves as the lighthouse authority for all of the island of Ireland (north and south) plus its adjacent seas and islands. As the Irish Lighthouse Authority it overseas the coastal lights and navigation marks provided by the local lighthouse authorities. 'Granuaile' was built at Galatz Shipyard, Romania in 2000 and is registered in Dublin. She has a length overall of 79.6 m, a beam of 15.99 m and a gross tonnage of 2625.

She had been servicing the buoy at Briggs Reef near Groomsport (see J5584 : Red Can Buoy) and anchored off Bangor for the night.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 November, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 4 November, 2007
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 503 828 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:40.2943N 5:40.1923W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 502 823
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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