MINE WASHED UP
Police and Coastguard personnel were called in to deal with a Naval mine that washed up on a beach in mid-September. Army Ammunition Technical Officers were also summoned to the scene at Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, where the mine was eventually destroyed in a controlled explosion.
Mines were laid close to the entrance to Lough Foyle during the Second World War in order to protect Allied shipping during the Battle of the Atlantic. of America’s Cup challengers, is to go on public display following a restoration project.
Texa had been out of the water for nearly three decades, when David Adams McGilp and Howard Nixon acquired her for £250 in 1987 and restored her over a period of about nine months. She was relaunched in 1988 and sailed up and down the west of Scotland for many seasons afterwards. David of Lochgilphead, Argyll, the custodian of Texa, said the yacht was hauled out again four years ago and is now about to undergo another restoration, before going to the Scottish Maritime Museum for permanent display. David added: ‘Scottish Canals are generously supporting this endeavour by providing workspace in Ardrishaig Basin car park. The public will also be able to come and see what’s
An explosive World War II mine washed up at Ballycastle
Sloop Texa to be restored