J4385 : Belfast Fairway Buoy (old position)

taken 9 years ago, near to Kilroot and Eden, Northern Ireland

Belfast Fairway Buoy (old position)
Belfast Fairway Buoy (old position)
An important buoy for all traffic in Belfast Lough, it sits in the centre of an imaginary line between Grey Point and Carrickfergus Castle and marks the limit of authority for the Port of Belfast.
No commercial shipping is allowed to past west of this buoy without firstly informing the Port of Belfast and many vessels have to wait east of this point until a pilot comes on board to take them into the harbour J3576 : Belfast Harbour Pilot Boat 'PB4'. The buoy is a permanent fixture and is anchored firmly to the seabed. It is equipped with a light and emits an electronic navigation signal.

Please note that the buoy was moved to a new position in the lough from 30th September 2012 to 54°42’.32 N, 005°42.30 W or J4800986583. See J4886 : Belfast Fairway Buoy.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 16 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Monday, 17 August, 2009
Buoys   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 436 853 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:41.7473N 5:46.3544W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 438 853
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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