Huge barge sails past Burnham-On-Sea to
deliver Hinkley machinery
huge 80 metre long barge manoeuvred
its way past
Burnham-On-Sea this week, providing walkers along the town's seafront
with an unusual sight.
tug Indus and tow Terra Marique entered the Parrett
Estuary to deliver some heavy machinery for Hinkley Point power
huge barge, which is one of the largest vessels seen in Burnham
bay for several years, had come down from Heysham in Lancs.
off Burnham-On-Sea for approximately 45 minutes during the morning
tide on July 24 before proceeding to a berth at Combwich (pictured).
floor of the The
Terra Marique's hold
was raised up and then, once level with the quay, the load was
tug and tow were very restricted in their ability to manoeuvre
off Burnham-On-Sea and, therefore, all craft were instructed to
keep well clear.
barge sailed out of the bay again at 22:30 on July 25th.
Hinkley Point Power Station