A red lightship

A lightship is a manned or unmanned vessel, anchored at a certain position and equipped with a lighthouse similar to a lighthouse, which serves as a navigation sign for maritime navigation.

"From 1875 to 1988, "Borkumriff" was a lightship position about 30 kilometres northwest of the island of Borkum in one of the main shipping lanes of the German Bight. The used ships had during the active employment on this position the designation lightship "Borkumriff".

Type: Lightship
Owner Förderverein Feuerschiff Borkumriff e.V.
Home port: Borkum
Nation: GER
Length: 54,50 m
Width: 9,00 m
Draught: 4,50 m

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