first_imgA massive Chinese Vessel carrying a huge consignment of wind turbines has docked in Killybegs following a 36-day voyage.The vessel which is called MV Rui Ming 6 left Taicang, China on the 17th of December with the consignment.It’s believed that the ship is one of the largest Bulk Wood Chips Carrier vessels to ever dock in Killybegs. However, the objective of this marathon voyage was to successfully unload the cargo of wind turbines.The erection of wind turbines has been controversial topic in Donegal, especially among some residents in Glenties.They have raised the alarm over the safety of turbines after a number were brought crashing down during some adverse weather.Although it is not yet known where the wind turbines will be distributed to. However, Artic Ship agents were delighted the vessel docked in Killybegs and said they had worked for over five months to secure the contract.A spokesman for Artic Ship agents said, “We have been working on securing this project for the last five months and are very pleased to now finally see the vessel in Killybegs.“This would not have been possible without the co-operation and assistance of a  number of companies and people who were central in securing the contract.“Special thanks must go to the Killybegs Harbour Master and his team, Atlantic Towage and Marine for providing Tugs and Pilot and EK Marine for providing cranes.“Celtic Shipping, and Killybegs Stevedores also deserve praise because without their expertise and experience this project would never have got off the ground. “Going forward this is a step up for the Port of Killybegs to show that we can handle vessel’s of this size and we’re confident that we will attract more similar projects and vessels using Killybegs Port in the future.“This will also help secure future employment and will have knock-on effects to service providers and the entire town.HUGE CHINESE VESSEL DOCKS IN KILLYBEGS – WITH CONSIGNMENT OF WIND TURBINES! was last modified: January 22nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Featuresnewslast_img

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