4ni Home Northern Ireland Weather Forecast

Temp: 11°C

Best Kiln Dried Logs
AXA DIRECT
Allianz Insurance Northern Ireland
The Mortgage Shop
Sliding Robes NI
Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service
CIP Insurance Brokers
Creative Smiles Cosmetic Dentist
Charisma Blinds
Torquetronix
TF Kelly Truck & Van Trailer Sales

Northern Ireland News

4NI National News
10 August 2005

Royal Navy weigh anchor in Carlingford Lough

The Royal Navy is to abandon a mooring formerly maintained on Carlingford Lough for a patrol vessel.

The mooring near the centre of the Lough which straddles the border was formerly used by a modified Hunt class mine countermeasures vessel to maintain a presence on the Lough of a contingent of Royal Marines who regularly conducted searches of vessels and pleasure craft using the Lough.

In 1979 a short distance further up the Lough at Narrow Water Castle near to Warrenpoint an IRA bomb attack killed 18 soldiers in the worst single attack on military personnel.


The bomb, concealed in a trailer load of straw was triggered from the southern side of the watercourse, caught the soldiers as they passed.

The Royal Navy confirmed to the News Letter that the regular rotation of a patrol vessel stationed on the mooring had ceased in April and that the expense of maintaining the mooring could no longer be justified.

Each of the modified vessels had a complement of around 48 on board, one third were Royal Marines.

(SP/MB)
Bookmark and Share
Submit a news item
News Archive
News Archive For Aug 2005
Optilase Laser Eye Clinic
Ticketmaster Ireland
Glengormley Chiropractic
Smile Printing
Diamond Bedroom Systems
Martin Phillips Carpets
CHOICE FLOORING Tiles & Bathrooms
Conservatory Conversions NI
car insurance Northern Ireland by AXA Direct
Bridge Van Ltd
JKC Mini NI

NEWS ARCHIVE Northern Ireland News CUSTOMER LOGIN WEBMASTER RESOURCES WHATS NEW ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES
Flagshp Media Group Ltd,
Unit C3, 6 Westbank Drive, Belfast,
BT3 9LA, Northern Ireland
Tel : (028) 90319008
Contact : Click Here
Directory terms
VER= yyz00000007 x yyz000000w43  0 Time=0.015625, DT=24/10/2014 08:46:25, 1710, 13914, 15624, J6949, 54.82.121.218,
ActAdSet=2, AdsetForTime=, Setforthisrotation=2,Banner=2, AT=1 Staticset=,

The Royal Navy is to abandon a mooring formerly maintained on Carlingford Lough for a patrol vessel. The mooring near the centre of the Lough which straddles the border was formerly used by a modifie..