TS Pelican of London drops anchor in Wicklow bay

Pelican of London at anchor in Wicklow bay

The Sail training ship Pelican of London dropped anchor in the bay on Tuesday morning after arriving from the south. According to www.marinetraffic.com the vessel is on passage to Dublin.
The ship was built at a  French shipyard in 1948 as a fishing vessel, she was converted to a sailing ship in 2007 under the Red Ensign and is a regular sight along our coastline during the summer months.
8.5.2018

Customs Cutter visits Wicklow over May Bank Holiday weekend

Photo: Tommy Dover

Rcc Faire visiting Wicklow harbour on Sunday 6 May. Built in Finland by Tyovene in 2009 and operated by a crew of six, The vessel is capable of 25 knots and is equipped with an array of surveillance systems and use of a 38-knot RIB’s to provide rapid response to board vessels at sea. Operated by the  Revenue Commissioners for maritime patrols such as prevention of drug smuggling and illegal importation of other illicit goods into Ireland. The vessel along with Rcc Suirbheir conduct patrols in Irish territorial waters and are assisted by the Irish Navel Service and An Garda Siochana in their work.
6.5.2018