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Spectacular Fireworks Display Planned at Bangor Harbour

20th November 2019
Bangor Marina on Belfast Lough Bangor Marina on Belfast Lough

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.

Published in Belfast Lough
Betty Armstrong

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Betty Armstrong is Yachting Life's Northern Ireland Correspondent. Betty grew up racing dinghies but now sails a more sedate Dehler 36 around County Down.

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