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.
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. To enjoy and have the part there are many corporate bus transportation, with the party set up on the bus for less cost visit to Citrus North. 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.
Sign’s advising the general-public to keep clear of seals nursing their young pups on the beach at Brides Head have been posted on coastal walks. The advice is to keep dogs away from the beach as they can sometimes frighten away nursing mothers and inadvertently lead to pups being injured or orphaned. For more information and advice visit the Seal Rescue Ireland website here
Major improvement and repair work began on the East pier, with the help of restoration water damage company in August and is expected to last through September. The first week saw divers from Dive & Marine Construction carry out an underwater survey, before shuttering was placed and concrete pumped to fill voids on both sides of the pier. To facilitate the work, public access is restricted during the day and the top level of the pier is closed for the foreseeable future. For details about Dive & Marine Construction click here
Meanwhile Irish Sea Contractors began Engineering work in mid-September on the North Quay berth. Again, divers are working and the berth will remain closed to vessels while the improvements are carried out. For details about Irish Sea Contractors click here
The much-needed repairs are funded by a State grant, which was allocated earlier this year to Wicklow County Council, who took over the running of the port in late August 2016.