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Shipyard: Hopes Rising for Breakthrough at Harland & Wolff

25th September 2019
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Samson & Goliath: Giant gantry cranes at the shipyard of Harland & Wolff Samson & Goliath: Giant gantry cranes at the shipyard of Harland & Wolff Photo: Belfast Harbour -facebook

According to the News Letter, hopes that the troubled shipyard of Harland & Wolff can be rescued were rising (yesterday) after a weekend of intensive negotiations.

The iconic company based in Belfast Lough entered administration last month after its Norwegian parent company, Dolphin Drilling, failed to find a buyer.

Spurred on by support from the public, the remaining workers staged a round-the-clock occupation of the site as part of a high-profile campaign to save the yard.

They have also maintained pressure on the government in the hope that the business could be nationalised.

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Published in Belfast Lough
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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