April 25, 2009
In photos: Huge industrial barge
glides by Burnham-On-Sea
of the largest vessels to travel through Bridgwater Bay for several
years glided past Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday evening (April 25th),
as pictured here.
huge 100-metre Terra Marique barge was pulled by a tug past Burnham
at 8pm, having collected a large load of equipment from Combwich.
arrived in Burnham early on Friday and was towed up the Parrett
estuary by a powerful tug called the 'North'.
barge is believed to have been picking up equipment from Hinkley
Point power station on behalf of EDF and British Energy.
its cargo safely onboard, the barge passed Burnham again on Saturday
evening at high tide.
formal Notice to Mariners warning was issued to small craft owners
by the Harbour Master earlier in the week, stating: "The
tug and tow will be maneuvering with difficulty... all vessels
should give the tug and tow a wide berth." The same barge
visited Combwich in 2006.