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Port of Workington
Port of Silloth "Lady Alida" 20th Aug. ""Burgtor" 21st Aug.
Pictured is "Hunteborg" being unloaded in Workington of pipeline for a United Utilities project to transfer water from Thirlmere reservoir in the Lake District to West Cumbria, this is the second of an expected six shipments. Eventually 60 miles of new pipeline will be laid at a cost of £3000 million. The Environment Agency is to withdraw the companies licence to abstract water from Ennerdale Water, which it uses at present, in 2022 to prevent harming protected species.
Now clear of the blocks the ship slowly is pulled stern first away and back into the channel.