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Holyhead Breakwater: Stena Close after Battering from Storms Leaves Too Unsafe for Public Access

13th December 2021
Storm Barra: The historic breakwater at the north Wales port has been badly hit by Storm Arwen and Storm Barra. Afloat adds the Holyhead Port Authority is operated by Stena Line Ports. Storm Barra: The historic breakwater at the north Wales port has been badly hit by Storm Arwen and Storm Barra. Afloat adds the Holyhead Port Authority is operated by Stena Line Ports. Credit: HolyheadLifeboat-twitter

The Port of Holyhead's breakwater has been closed by Stena after recent storms have left it too unsafe for public access.

The historic breakwater - that protects Holyhead port - has been badly hit by Storm Arwen and Storm Barra.

It means owner Stena Line Ports has to restrict access as it assesses the damage.

A spokesman said: "Stena Line Ports regrets to inform the public that storm damage has forced the closure of Holyhead’s Breakwater.

"Storm Arwen and Storm Barra have resulted in areas of the historic breakwater being too unsafe for public access.

To read more on the breakwater built between 1848 and 1873, North Wales Live reports.

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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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