PHOTOS: News Shipping buoy installed near Youghal #EastCork

2 April 2021
By Tom Collins
tom@TheCork.ie

The ILV Granuaile pictured off of Youghal harbour replacing the Blackball Ledge East Cardinal light buoy which was washed ashore at Whiting Bay, in Co. Waterford, on Sunday, 28th March, 2021.
The is one of two navigational aids that are located at the entrance of Youghal harbour which helps marine traffic entering or leaving Youghal.
The ILV Granuaile is a multifunctional vessel which can operate in difficult sea conditions. Fitted with Class I dynamic positioning linked to the satellite-based navigation system DGPS, the vessel’s primary function is to place and service our 150 offshore buoys, which warn mariners of the location of sand banks, reefs and other offshore hazards near shipping routes.
Picture: John Hennessy

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