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Vessels May Not Launch: Harsher Restrictions in County Down Harbours

25th March 2020
Berth Holders are prevented from launching and mooring of vessels, apart from fishing boats Berth Holders are prevented from launching and mooring of vessels, apart from fishing boats

In a ramping up of curbs on the use of some harbours in County Down, Ards and North Down Council have issued a Notice to Berth Holders preventing the launching and mooring of vessels, apart from fishing boats, in its harbours.

The five locations are Groomsport, Donaghadee, Ballywalter, Ballyhalbert and Cooke St Pier, Portaferry.

It reads:

Due to the Covid-19 all Ards and North Down Harbours are closed until further notice. No vessels other than commercial vessels are to remain in the water during this period.

All others to remain on hard standing until further notice.

Thank you.

Stay In & Stay Safe
Harbour Contacts V H F channel 68
Harbour Master William Angus
Office 02891882377
Mobile 07718579105 or 07718579104

The lift in at Groomsport which was postponed now seems unlikely for some time.

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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