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A fireworks display is planned for Portsmouth Harbour on Sunday night to mark the first departure of Brittany Ferries’ new ship Salamanca.

Saturday, 26th March 2022, 2:21 pm
Updated Sunday, 27th March 2022, 10:08 am

The five-minute display is due to take place at about 9pm, and will be set off from the barge Uncle Bill by Flathouse Quay in the port.

A notice from the Queen’s Harbour Master says that an exclusion zone will be set up between 8pm and 9.30pm, into which no unauthorised vessels are to pass, between No 3 Berth Dolphin and Fountain Lake Jetty.

The notice goes on to say: ‘Mariners are advised to remain clear of this activity and be aware of the impact of pyrotechnics on their night vision and hearing. A sécurité broadcast will be made by QHM prior to, and on completion of the event. Ferry movements will be taking place during and immediately after the fireworks.’

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A firework display will be held to mark Salamanca's first departure Picture: Habibur Rahman

Information for mariners will be on radio channel VHF 11.

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