The Ards and North Down Christmas lights switch-on this year on Saturday (23rd) at Bangor on Belfast Lough will be followed by a spectacular firework display from a floating barge moored outside the Harbour. A 200-metre safety zone will be placed around the floating barge.
As the Marina is a popular place for viewing the display from your boat, there is no restriction on entering via the reception area only, as the side gate will be locked.
Bangor Harbour Bye – Laws 2005 (Part 11 Navigation, section 3) apply.
All vessel movements will be prohibited from 1700 hrs to approx. 1830 hrs. Please listen to VHF channel 11 / 80 for safety directions.
Access Restrictions - Eisenhower Pier & Pickie Pier - Saturday 23rd November
Access to vehicular traffic and members of the public will be prohibited from 1600 hrs to approx. 1830 hrs* (authorised personnel only)
Access Restrictions – Commercial Pier & Fuel Pontoon - Saturday 23rd November
Access to vehicular traffic will be prohibited from 1600 hrs to approx. 1830 hrs* - authorised personnel only. The fuel berth will be closed from 1600 hrs to approx. 1830 hrs*. No unauthorised parking on the Commercial Pier.
*Access Restrictions Lifted
Restriction to access (Eisenhower, Commercial & Pickie Piers) will be lifted by the Harbour Master only when ‘safe site’ assurances have been received from Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Risk Manager.
Safety Zone – 200 metres around the floating Barge
A 200-metre safety zone will be placed around the floating barge. Please do not come within 200 metres of the barge. MV Ocean Crest will patrol the Safety Zone.