Vessels in port
Cruise & Maritime Voyages makes history at Port of Poole with Astoria
Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ Astoria made history during her inaugural visit to Poole this summer when she also became the largest ship to dock at the UK port’s new cruise berth since it opened in May 2018. The 160-metre-long Astoria berthed at the new £10 million deep-water South Quay, which can accommodate 220-metre-long ships and is said to be one of the largest port developments on the UK’s south coast in recent years.
Poole Harbour Deep-Water Quay to be Ready in 2018
Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) has reported that its on schedule to complete its seven-year project to expand for deep-water port services in January 2018. The biggest new port development on the UK south coast will offer longer and deeper facilities so PHC can compete across a much wider range of shipping and marine activities. Construction of the new South Quay, the first phase of its US$13.2 million masterplan, required 1,700 tons of steel piles and 150,000 cubic metres of sand material.
Sunken yacht in Poole Harbour is a danger for larger vessels
A RACING yacht with three sailors on board sank after getting into difficulty in Poole Harbour. The vessel went down in the harbour’s main shipping channel with all three people being rescued by a passing RIB. However, because of its location the yacht has been deemed a danger to larger vessels. Yesterday, Poole Harbour Authority was set to co-ordinate a recovery operation carried out by Parkstone Yacht Club. A Poole RNLI spokesman confirmed divers would be needed to facilitate this recovery. Read more at http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9191080.Sunken_racing_yacht_in_Poole_Harbour_is_a_danger_to_shipping/Upload News