Belfast Coastguard

OPERATIONAL AREA: Northern Ireland and South West Scotland to the northern tip of Jura. If operationally required Belfast GCOC can temporarily extend the area northward into that normally covered by Stornoway GCOC. This might occur during busy periods or because of a major incident.

The district geography varies from sheer cliffs, especially on the north and east coast, to rocky foreshores and sandy beaches. There are four large sea loughs Lough Foyle, Belfast Lough, Strangford Lough and Carlingford Lough, as well as the two inland loughs. Strangford Lough and Lough Erne are scattered with many small islands and pladdys, making them, both hazardous to navigation and extremely difficult to search. The district has several busy commercial ports Belfast, Londonderry, Warrenpoint and Larne, and the volume of shipping in and out of these ports is increasing daily. There are also many small harbours and marinas used by pleasure craft of all sizes and types. © MCGA

These photographs are © Keith Elgin (GI7SOB) and should not be used elsewhere without permission

Black Mountain Antenna site
These photographs are © Kyle Curran and should not be used elsewhere without permission
Orlock Head Antenna site
Station Building
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