Monday 10 May 2021

The Port of Heysham

Stena Hibernia arriving on the Ro-Ro freight service from Belfast on 1st May
The Port of Heysham was developed by the Midland Railway company at the end of the 19th Century. The newly constructed harbour opened to shipping in 1904, and the first passenger sailing was a day trip to Douglas in the Isle of Man by the Midland Railway steamship Londonderry on 13th August 1904. Heysham is currently home to several ferry routes, the vehicle and passenger service to Douglas operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, the Stena Line Ro-Ro freight ferry to Belfast and the Seatruck Ro-Ro freight services to Dublin and Warrenpoint in Northern Ireland.

The Manannan on the 0845 sailing from Douglas in the Isle of Man on 1st May
Seatruck Precision Ro-Ro freight ferry leaving Heysham Harbour on 1st May
The standby safety vessel Forties Sentinel arriving at Heysham on 1st May
Dredgers Wyre Sand and Admiral Day at work in Heysham Harbour
Stena Hibernia and Seatruck Precision passing near the cooling water outfall of Heysham 1 Nuclear Power Station
The Liverpool Pilot boat Fulmar paying a visit to Heysham Port on 1st May
Seatruck Precision leaving through the harbour entrance on 1st May
Stena Hibernia on a morning sailing to Belfast on 29th April
Heysham 2 Nuclear Power Station and the sea wall footpath leading to Heysham Harbour
Heysham 2 (left) and Heysham 1 (right) Nuclear Power Stations
The S.S. Londonderry on the first ever passenger sailing from the newly constructed Heysham Harbour in 1904

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