Tomorrow, Friday 28th February, Liverpool will be welcoming the arrival of the “𝐇𝐌𝐒 𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐂𝐄 𝐎𝐅 𝐖𝐀𝐋𝐄𝐒”
HM Coastguard Crosby:
It will be berthed in our city for a week long visit. This huge warship is expected to arrive on the River Mersey on the high tide Friday 28th February 2020.
The Royal Navy has confirmed the arrival time of the HMS Prince of Wales into Liverpool. The aircraft carrier will make her way up the River Mersey and arrive into Liverpool Cruise Terminal at around 2pm. The 65,000 tonne warship is expected to start up the river around 12.30pm before turning 180 degrees in the Mersey at 1.30pm.
She will then dock at the cruise terminal with her starboard (right) side on the jetty and her bow facing the mouth of the River Mersey.
However, these times are dependant on the weather conditions and could change.
For those of you who want to come and view it arriving we would like to give you some safety advice. The last time we had an event like this it was during the arrival of the 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐓𝐇𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐐𝐔𝐄𝐄𝐍𝐒 in 2015 and our emergency service personnel and Coastguard Rescue teams were extremely busy providing safety cover and patrolling our beaches all along the coast.
Even with the best planning and safety advice that was given out by our Coastguard Rescue Officers there were unfortunate incidents where a vehicle was bogged down into the soft sand and had to be recovered and members of the public having to be assisted when they found themselves stuck in the mud. Please this year don’t become another statistic.
• 𝐒𝐓𝐈𝐂𝐊 𝐓𝐎 𝐃𝐄𝐒𝐈𝐆𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐃 𝐅𝐎𝐎𝐓𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐇𝐒
• 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐘 𝐂𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐑 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐖𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐑
• 𝐁𝐄 𝐀𝐖𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐈𝐍𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐈𝐃𝐄 𝐒𝐇𝐎𝐔𝐋𝐃 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐏𝐎𝐒𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑𝐒𝐄𝐋𝐅 𝐎𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐁𝐄𝐀𝐂𝐇.
•𝐃𝐎 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐄𝐑 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐖𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐑 𝐔𝐍𝐃𝐄𝐑 𝐀𝐍𝐘 𝐂𝐈𝐑𝐂𝐔𝐌𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄𝐒.
• 𝐏𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄 𝐊𝐄𝐄𝐏 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐏𝐄𝐓𝐒 𝐎𝐍 𝐀 𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐃 𝐈𝐅 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐎𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐁𝐄𝐀𝐂𝐇 𝐎𝐑 𝐈𝐍 𝐀 𝐁𝐔𝐒𝐘 𝐀𝐑𝐄𝐀
• 𝐊𝐍𝐎𝐖 𝐖𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐂𝐇𝐈𝐋𝐃𝐑𝐄𝐍 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐀𝐓, 𝐀𝐓 𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄𝐒.
There is lots of perfect viewing points in the area where you won’t put yourself in danger.
If you want to see the ship up close, then Princes Parade in front of cruise terminal is the best place to stand to see the true scale of it.
However, it is expected to be crowded in this area, especially over this weekend, so you might want to wait until later in the week when it might be less busy.
You will still get a good view of it from around the Pier Head area.
The beaches of Crosby and Blundellsands are great spots to see ships enter and leave the River Mersey, due to the low angle of the beach.
Many people packed the shoreline back in 2015 when the Three Queens sailed passed Crosby beach on their way to the Mersey.
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