Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Unusual Vessel calling at Lagos, Algarve, Portugal

Lagos, Algarve, Portugal has a small fishing dock and a reasonable size marina.

However, depth of draught and size of the canalised mouth of the Rio Bensafrim severely restricts the size of vessels able to call at the port.

Last Thursday, however, the SAR/Escort and patrol vessel. M/V LD OCEAN GUARD, was moored alongside the the refueling jetty. The vessel was bearing a flag from the Republic of Cameroon and current marine tracking websites show it currently heading down the West African Coast, one presumes in the direction of Doula, Cameroon.

A couple of photos of the vessel here: