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Artist's impression of Haulbowline Island post-remediation
#CorkHarbour - Marine Minister Michael Creed today (Monday 10 July) welcomed the signing of contracts to commence remediation of the East Tip as the main focus of the Haulbowline Island remediation project. Commenting at the signing, Minister Creed said: “I…
Cruiser & Dinghy Racing Cancelled in Cork Harbour Due to High Winds
High winds in Cork Harbour have forced cancellation of RCYC cruiser racing in the harbour tonight as well as dinghy racing at Monkstown Bay SC. North west winds are forecast to reach 30–mph later this evening.
The Faroese-flagged Fure Fladen is a oil/chemical tanker that berthed today at Whitegate Oil Refinery having arrived from the Firth of Clyde as seen above at anchorage off Ardrossan. The strategic plant in lower Cork Harbour is Ireland's only oil refinery.
#WhitegateOil – As the Whitegate Oil Refinery in Cork Harbour is the only such strategic facility in the State, Afloat took an opportunity to highlight a tanker berthed at the terminal today, writes Jehan Ashmore. According to the Port of…
European Maritime Day in 2020 will coincide with the 300th anniversary of the Royal Cork Yacht Club, one of the oldest yacht clubs in the world
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has congratulated Cork City on being designated as the host city for European Maritime Day in 2020 by the Council of the European Union. European Maritime Day is the…
A vintage National 18 participates in today's Traditional Sail race off 'The Grassy' at Crosshaven in Cork Harbour. Scroll down for more images
Today's Crosshaven Traditional Sail pursuit race attracted all types of sailing dinghies from National 18s, Enterprises to Rankins plus vintage keelboats for a harbour pursuit race, just part of this weekend's line up of attractions for the Traditional Boat Festival…
The 143– foot Asgard berthed at Cork Harbour Marina in Monkstown
It's Asgard alright but not as we know her! This 42–metre British Virgin Island flagged sailing vessel of the same name as Ireland's beloved former Sail Training Vessels arrived into Cork Harbour today. She makes a fine picture berthed at…
Drascombes Going Upriver off Monkstown in Cork Harbour
Engaged on a Cork Harbour Raid this Bank Holiday Weekend.... Southern members of the Irish Drascombe Association off Monkstown this morning as they sail up the River Lee. This is one of the first events in the Cork Harbour Festival,…
Vigia is Safehaven Marine's newest pilot boat build
#CorkHarbour - Safehaven Marine in Cork Harbour has shared some images from rough weather sea trials for its latest Interceptor 42 pilot boat. Vigia, built for the port of Gijón in northern Spain, is the 13th of its model and…
Fifteen towns and villages, including Crosshaven pictured above, as well as the city, have joined together to create 60 events
Cork has claimed that this year’s ‘Harbour Festival’ will be the biggest maritime festival in the country. Fifteen towns and villages, as well as the city, have joined together with the City and County Councils and Cork Port Company to…
Cove SC, MBSC and RCYC Club Officers at the Cove SC launch
Cove Sailing Club launched its programme for the season with confirmation of joint cruiser racing to be sailed with neighbouring Monkstown Bay SC in an attempt by both clubs to boost cruiser participation in Cork Harbour writes Tom MacSweeney. Cove…
Joseph Taussig was remembered by his great-granddaughter Lizzie Helmer in Cobh this morning
#CorkHarbour - Tom MacSweeney writes on Afloat.ie today about the centenary of the US Navy’s arrival in Cork Harbour during the First World War. But the event has a living connection, as the Irish Examiner reports, with the great-granddaughter of…
Organisaton of National Ex Servicemen at this morning's commemoration in Cobh
The arrival of the United States Navy into Cork Harbour a hundred years ago today when America entered the First World war is being commemorated at ceremonies in Cobh today writes Tom MacSweeney. A commemorative plaque was unveiled at Admiralty…
Opening night dinghy racing at-Monkstown Bay Sailing Club in Cork Harbour on-May 2
The sailing season is taking off in Cork Harbour, with good weather this week writes Tom MacSweeney. Cove Sailing Club will announce its racing programme at a pre-season launch on Friday, which will include a joint programme for whitesail cruiser…
The Lower Aghada Pier Development Group are reminding boaters to make the pier a port of call as the pontoon is now reinstalled
The Lower Aghada pontoon has been reinstalled for the coming boating season in Cork Harbour. Local community efforts in Aghada in 2011 led to an upgrade in the underused and deteriorating pier. It is now a popular Cork Harbour destination…
Two Cork Harbour Clubs have combined efforts to promote cruiser racing in the harbour this Summer
Monkstown Bay and Cove Sailing Clubs have agreed a joint cruiser racing programme for this season which will set a new course in Cork harbour sailing, writes Afloat's Tom MacSweeney in the Evening Echo. The neighbouring clubs have been in…
At the Circular Ocean Workshop at Vertigo, Cork County Hall were (left to right): Sean O'Sullivan, South Cork Local Enterprise Office, Michelle Green, Macroom-E, Laurent Bontoux, EU Policy Lab and Martin Charter, Centre for Sustainable Design, UK
As part of the European Circular Ocean project, Irish Partners Cork County Council Initiative “Macroom E” have today welcomed delegates from Norway, Greenland, Scotland and England to join with local stakeholders at an event in County Hall, Cork to discuss…

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