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Blackrock Castle - this weekend a fleet of boats sails up the River Lee from Cobh to moor at the uppermost navigable point of the river
Island Nation
This Saturday will be a special one in Cork City when a fleet of boats sails up the River Lee from Cobh to moor at the uppermost navigable point of the river which yachts can reach. Cruisers and dinghies will…
Cathma,a multipurpose dry cargoship carrier that imported fertiliser from Latvia to Foynes Port recently
Ports & Shipping
#CargoshipFocus: Corrib Shipping, a Dublin based ship management company, whose Cathma, one of four cargsoships, is at anchor offshore of Cork Harbour this morning awaiting orders, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 3,990 gross tonnage Cathma, flagged in Curacao a Dutch island…
A 420 dinghy competing in Royal Cork Yacht club's 'At Home' Regatta. Scroll dow for Photo Gallery
Royal Cork YC
The final day of Royal Cork Yacht Club's 'At Home' was a day to remember writes Bob Bateman. With temperatures in the mid–twenties, there was plenty of activity afloat and ashore. Adults and children alike soaked up the party atmosphere…
Stacked high: Round timber at Campbeltown, Mull of Kintyre, awaits to be loaded by short-sea coasters, such as Ayress, which is currently returning to the Scottish port from Passage West, Cork Harbour.
Cork Harbour
#TimberLinks– Coast Lines Shipping Ltd's Ayress discharged round timber at Passage West, Cork Harbour, from where she is returning today to load the same cargo at Campeltown, Scotland, writes Jehan Ashmore. The privately owned wharf, at Passage West near Monkstown,…
The victorious Jump Juice crew
Royal Cork YC
Conor Phelan’s Ker 37 Jump Juice defended her 2015 Abersoch Keelboat Week title in some style on Friday winning both the penultimate and the final races. The Royal Cork yacht finished the regatta a whopping 11–points clear. As Afloat.ie previously…
A sister of Arklow Rose, the Rotterdam registered Arklow Ranger is seen docked in Dublin Graving Docks. The facility closed with the loss of 26 jobs in April. What was the largest dry-dock in the Republic, is now that of Cork Dockyard, where Arklow Rose arrived this morning.
Cork Harbour
#CorkDockyard – Cork Dockyard, now the only large dry-dock in the Republic following the closure of the Dublin facility earlier this year, is today to receive a vessel of a client that used the capital’s last dry-dock, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Tankers berthed at the jetty of the State's sole oil refinery at Whitegate in lower Cork Harbour has been sold to a Canadian company
Cork Harbour
#WhitegateSold - Cork Harbour, the location of the Whitegate oil refinery has been sold to Canadian company Irving Oil, writes the Irish Examiner. The country’s sole refinery will remain operational and all staff will continue to be employed, according to…
Horgan's Quay in Cork City, site of major development
Cork Harbour
#MajorDevelopments - Major developments worth several hundred million euro are signalled for strategic Cork city and harbour water-fronting sites, at CIÉ-owned Horgan’s Quay, and separately at Marino Point for Port of Cork. The Irish Examiner writes that a  powerful development…
A good start. “WHEN the Admiral will have the whole Fleet to Chace, he will hoist Dutch colours under his Flag, and fire a Gun from each Quarter; if a single boat, he will hoist a Pendant, and fire as many guns from the side as the Boat is distanced from him. WHEN he would have the Chace given over, he will hawl in his Flag and fire a Gun……” While the original Sailing Orders for an early race by the Water Club of the Harbour of Cork in the 1700s might not have worked for this fleet of a hundred at the start of the Harbour Race in Volvo Cork Week 2016, the spirit of the great pioneers of sailing was being properly celebrated
W M Nixon
Afloat.ie’s W M Nixon won’t divulge when he first sailed into Cork Harbour, but he claims to have taken part in an early version of Cork Week as long ago as 1970. And he also claims that, at the Week…
A US trainee schoolship TS State of Maine of the Maine Maritime Academy has paid a visit to Cobh,Cork Harbour from where she departed this morning
Cork Harbour
#UStrainingShip - In this 75th anniversary of the Maine Maritime Academy, their flagship trainee schoolship which has been on a visit to Cobh, departed Cork Harbour this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. TS State of Maine is one MMA’s fleet of…
Cork Harbour Crews Celebrate Ocean to City Results
Cork Harbour
With recording breaking numbers and record breaking sunshine, this year’s Ocean to City race opened Cork Harbour Festival 2016 in spectacular style! Over 600 participants and 200 teams took part in the 28km race from Crosshaven to Cork City, in…
Basking in Cork sunshine - Basking Shark photographed in Cork Harbour
Cork Harbour
Port of Cork posted this picture of the 'biggest' basking shark in Cork Harbour today, presumably enjoying #corkharbourfest16 that includes the Ocean to City race.
Marine litter currently poses a dire, vast and growing threat to the marine and coastal environment
Seascapes
Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme Seascapes ...this week more on Cork Harbour Festival with Eimear Fitzgerald of Meitheal Mara ....... as boats are back in the water its time to get those Life Jacketss tested…
An action packed Ocean to City Rowing race
Cork Harbour
Two of the harbour’s largest events will bring a jam-packed holiday programme to the city and county this weekend as part of Cork Harbour Festival. An action packed Ocean to City Rowing race on June 4th is followed by a…
Superyacht Air, a 265–foot Feadship, during her Kinsale visit in June 2015
Cork Harbour
Now regular visitor Superyacht ‘Air’ returned to Cork this morning. The yacht is moored off Cork Harbour anchored off the spit lighthouse in Cobh. This black hulled Dutch-built Feadship was launched in March in 2011 and called to the Irish South…
HMS Caroline in Belfast docks, September 2015. She is now nearing the completion of a restoration by Blu-Marine of Belfast in a project led by Staff Captain John Rees OBE
W M Nixon
Next Tuesday, May 31st, marks the Centenary of the outbreak of the Battle of Jutland off the northern coast of Denmark, the greatest sea battle of World War I (1914-18). In terms of the fire-power of the 250 vessels in…

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