This chart is focussed on the southwest coast of Ireland. It is one of the country’s premier tourist areas. Bantry Bay is noted for its deep water and is therefore very suitable for the large supertankers that discharge at Whiddy Island. The Whiddy Oil terminal is remembered for the ill-fated Betelgeuse oil tanker which exploded in 1979, killing the crew and local workers. Glengarriff Harbour to the north is synonymous with Garinish Island which is renowned for its formal gardens and exotic plants. It is a safe anchorage with relatively easy access to the town of Glengarriff. The town of Bantry is nestled in behind Whiddy Island. The area is steeped in history. In Bantry Harbour are features such as Chapel Islands East and West. Horse Island is situated to the Northeast.

For this colour chart, a white frame and mount was chosen. To complement this, the chart was set on a dark navy background.

Specification

  • Location: Bantry to Glengarriff
  • Chart: Admiralty, UKHO, colour
  • Surround lighting: N.A.
  • Frame: White, 700*600mm