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The Port of Holyhead could become unusable if action is not taken to repair its breakwater.

The structure, reports NorthWalesLive, which is 1.7 mile long and took 28 years to build, is gradually eroding.

But if it is not repaired, the port could be be closed within the next 15 years.

Stena Ports has been carrying out day to day maintenance of the structure, but the costs of that are running at around £150,000 a year.

The mound of rubble is being worn away by waves, and experts believe it could be breached within 15 years.

Plans to repair the breakwater - the longest in Britain - are now being drawn up.

For more on the breakwater, click here. 

Published in Ferry

#LIFEBOATS - The latest marine notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises of construction work being carried out on Baltimore Lifeboat Station from today 5 March.

As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the works are part of a €2.6 million State-funded project to conduct essential remedial works at harbours across West Cork this year.

The works - which will be ongoing till mid-October pending weather conditions - will involve piling immediately adjacent to the foreshore on the north-east side of the building, and the deposition of rock to form an armoured breakwater jutting some 80m into Church Strand Bay.

No forseeable impact to mariners in the area is expected, but vessels are in any case requested to proceed slowly and with caution in the approach channel to Church Strand Bay and to give the works a wide berth to avoid wave-wash.

Further details for mariners are included in Marine Notice No 9 of 2012, a PDF of which is available to read and download HERE.

Published in RNLI Lifeboats

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