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Largest Ship to Dingle Harbour Loads Sandstone For UK Roads Construction

22nd April 2015
Largest Ship to Dingle Harbour Loads Sandstone For UK Roads Construction

#LargestShip - A ship over 290 feet in length was pulled by tugs into Dingle Harbour at high tide this week reports RadioKerry.ie

The Wilson Dublin cargo vessel was there to collect 3,500 tonnes of chipping from Corca Dhuibhne which is being brought to the UK for use in roads construction.

Arkil Ltd, the Lispole quarry, has secured a deal which will see some 50,000 tonnes of this sandstone aggregate shipped to Britain over the next year.

It's expected up to five jobs will be created locally.

Afloat.ie adds that the 2,452 tonnes cargoship was the largest ever to come alongside the pier at the south-western harbour.

Wilson Dublin has since departed and is currently underway in the English Channel.

She is bound for the Port of London at Gravesend on the Thames estuary.

 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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