SD4060 : Drilling rig in Heysham Harbour

taken 36 years ago, near to Heysham, Lancashire, Great Britain

Drilling rig in Heysham Harbour
Drilling rig in Heysham Harbour
The drilling rig Western Apollo II was in the harbour for servicing.
I believe it was used for the Morecambe Bay gas fields, which were starting to be developed.
The old power station is in the right foreground. SeeSD4060 : Port of Heysham Marine Workshops (1).
The snow-covered Cumbrian fells are in the background.
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Date Taken
December 1981   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 16 January, 2010
Category
Drilling rig   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 401 602 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:2.0738N 2:54.9170W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 405 599
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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