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Winners of the Marine Industry Awards 2017

5th July 2017
Minister Michael Creed and the winners of the third annual Marine Industry Awards held as part of the recent Seafest event in Galway Minister Michael Creed and the winners of the third annual Marine Industry Awards held as part of the recent Seafest event in Galway Photo: Marine Industry Awards/Facebook

#MarineAwards - The winners of The Marine Industry Awards 2017 were revealed at the gala awards ceremony which took place as part of SeaFest in Galway.

In total 16 categories were announced at the premier event in Ireland for showcasing on a national scale the outstanding excellence and innovation in Ireland's marine sector. This was the third such year that the annual event has been held.

As for the winner of the prestigious Marine Industry Leader 2017, Sean O’Donoghue was the worthy recipient of the trophy. The award sponsored by the National Maritime College of Ireland, is in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the growth of the marine industry in Ireland.

A graduate of Civil Engineering from University College, Cork, Sean has been the CEO of Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation since 2000. He has a long and established career in fisheries management and has worked across a wide array of areas such as the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and state seafood agency, Bord Iascaigh Mhara.

Below are the winners of each of the categories representing what is best in the Marine Industry in Ireland.

Overall Marine Excellence Award

Sponsored by Marine Institute

Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions

 

Marine Industry Leader 2017

Sponsored by National Maritime College of Ireland

Sean O’Donoghue

 

Ports & Harbours Operator of the Year 
Sponsored by PwC

Shannon Foynes Port Company

Shipping Company of the Year 

Sponsored by Irish Maritime Development Office

Atlantic Towage & Marine

 

Excellence in Marine Renewable Energy Award 
Lir National Ocean Test Facility

 

Seafood Sustainability Award 

Burren Smokehouse

 

Seafood Business Innovation Award 

Sponsored by BIM

Keohane Seafoods

 

Aquaculture Company of the Year

Sponsored by BIM

Mulroy Bay Mussels

Marine Tourism & Leisure Operator of the Year

Sea Synergy Marine Awareness & Activity Centre

Special Recognition Award
Capt. Viv Gough

Offshore Ireland Award
Sponsored by SEFtec Group

Woodside

 

Excellence in Marine Safety Award

SAMS Solutions - CH Marine

 

Excellence in Marine Research Award

Sponsored by Marine Ireland

MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy

 

The Digital Ocean Achievement Award

TechWorks Marine
 

Excellence in Marine Technology Award

Sponsored by Marine Institute

SafeTrx - 8 West Consulting

 

Excellence in Marine Education & Training Award

National Maritime College of Ireland

 

Future Achiever Award

Sponsored by MaREI

Sean Harrington - Atlantic Towage & Marine

Excellence in the Provision of Professional Services to the Marine Industry

Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions

Marine Industry Supplier of the Year

Swan Net Gundry

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