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Buoys, Boat Beacons, Light Floats, Dredgers and Aestus

Photographs  John H. Luxton 2006

Here is a look at some of the essential work vessels employed on the Mersey and its approaches - plus a close look at some of the buoys, lightfloats and boat beacons awaiting refurbishment or a return to position along the Mersey channels. These items are probably  just taken for granted by the many passengers that sail into and out of the Mersey - but they are essential for the running of the port and are maintained at MDHC Brocklebank Dock maintenance base.

Grab Dredger MERSEY MARINER

A group of light floats and boat beacons at the MDHC Maintenance Base. The "Crosby" light float looks ready to return to service.MDHC survey vessel and work boat AESTUS
North Cardinal Buoy Q5 and Red Can buoy C4 freshly painted.

Suction dredger MERSEY VENTURE

Some boat beacons in need of attention!
 

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