Wednesday, 26 May 2010


Two coasters loading scrap metal at Shieldhall. Further away is Arklow Shipping's ARKLOW ROSE, one of their Dutch flagged vessels, while the closer ship, BALLYHEALY, owned by KQ Shipping of Wexford. BALLYHEALY, seen here on a previous visit to the river, appears to have had a somewhat chequered career since she left the Strahlmann fleet in 2007, as she has been the subject of two MCA detentions - once at Londonderry in January 2008, and again in Belfast a year or so later.