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HMS Charger the last of a trio of Archer P2000 class patrol craft to arrive into the Irish Naval Service dock basin of the base located on Haulbowline Island, Cork Harbour
#NavalVisits - At this stage of the UK’s Royal Navy University Boat Squadron tour the last visit was to Kinsale Harbour and followed calls to Cork, Waterford and Dublin, where the flotilla is to return for the Easter Weekend, writes…
The 50 metre high Irish built ship-to-shore gantry container cranes service their first vessel, Thea II at ABP's Port of Hull. Afloat has identified further Irish links asides Cork Dockyard from where the cranes were fully assembled by Liebherr, for more read below.
#Ports&Shipping - UK ports operator, Associated British Ports (ABP) celebrated a milestone as the Port of Hull’s two £10.5 million cranes built in Ireland, served their first container shipment. The fully assembled 600 tonne cranes arrived on the Humber estuary…
Ladies who attended various Sail Cork courses at the RCYC evening for the Cork Harbour Sailing School
Cork Harbour's 'Women on the Water' were out in force for the SailCork annual dinner in the Royal Cork Yacht Club in early March. The Cork Harbour Sailing School presents its students who attend winter navigation courses with their certificates…
MV Astoria is the first 2018 Cruise Ship arrival into Port of Cork today
MV Astoria arrived into Cobh today, the first of 94 cruise liners to visit the Port of Cork in 2018, a 30% increase on 2017 calls. The Port of Cork anticipates with 94 cruise calls the total passenger numbers to…
Yachts competing off Cobh in Cork Harbour in the annual Cobh to Blackrock Race
Cork Harbour will have a new name in sailing this season - the Great Island Sailing Club, formed to ensure the continuance of sailing at Cobh, following difficulties which arose in Cove Sailing Club as it attempted to build a…
An artist's impression of Connemara, a Visentini built ropax ferry that will be chartered-in to operate the new direct Ireland-Spain route between Cork-Santander, the first ever ferry link between the countries. Operations are to start at the end of April based on schedule of two return-sailings a week
For the first time Brittany Ferries will not be operating a ship under the French flag when it starts its new ferry route, linking Cork directly to Spain, next month. As a result French maritime unions have accused Brittany Ferries…
Watch Drone Video Of Naval Service Ship’s Tight Manoeuvre Into Port
#Navy - The Naval Service has posted to its Facebook page a remarkable video captured by drone of the LÉ William Butler Yeats carefully berthing in its home port at Haulbowline in Cork Harbour. The €66 million vessel, which was…
Both of Ireland's 2008 Beijing Olympic campaigners are back on the water at the Star Bacardi Cup this week in Miami, Florida
In what might be the first competitive meeting since the controversial 2008 Olympic Star selection trials – that ended up in front of an Olympic Council of Ireland Appeal hearing – two of Ireland's 2008 keelboat campaigners Peter O'Leary of Baltimore and…
Cork Harbour aerial view
Bord Pleanala has deferred for a tenth time a decision on the Ringaskiddy Incinerator in Cork Harbour. A decision, originally due by July 2016, following nine subsequent deferrals was listed for 28 February 2018. Bord Pleanala now say that a…
The changing waterfront scene of the old Verolme dockyard in Rusbrooke, Cork Harbour as the cranes are dismantled this week.
#CorkHarbour - A pair of historic cranes which have loomed large over Cork Harbour for six decades are being dismantled. The cranes the Evening Echo writes, were used for building ships at the Verolme Dockyard at Rushbrooke, which closed in…
Peter and Robert O'Leary sailing their new Star boat Dafnie were clear winners of the American Mid Winters in Miami
Cork Harbour brothers Peter and Robert O'Leary have stunned the international Star Keelboat fleet by winning the 'Walker Cup' as part of the Star American mid-winters championships in Miami in their new boat 'Dafnie', beating the famous America's Cup helmsman…
The Monkstown Laser League fleet jostle for position at the start of one of yesterday's three races in Cork Harbour
Another three race wins at the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Laser League in Cork Harbour on Saturday means Kinsale Yacht Club's Darragh O'Sullivan has it all sewn up before the final race and he'll claim the traditional 'Yard of Ale' first…
Heavy lift operations at Cork Dockyard involve the loading of cargo onto the vessel ‘HHL Lagos’
Since Friday (2nd February 2018) planned heavy lift operations at Cork Dockyard involve the loading of cargo onto the vessel ‘HHL Lagos’. Last February, as Afloat.ie reported at the time here, the same Cork Harbour dockyard was the site selected…
Dutch submarine HNLMS Walrus (above in Dublin) called to Cork City yesterday and is docked along J.J Horgans Wharf from where passing motorists on the parallel N8 road leading into the city centre can see the naval visitor subject to tides on the River Lee.
#NavyVisits - HNLMS Walrus which is one of the world's most sophisticated submarines arrived in Cork City yesterday for a courtesy visit this weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. The non-nuclear powered submarine is the leadship of the 'Walrus' class which was…
Keelboat action at Royal Cork Yacht Club
With only ten weeks to go to the start of the 2018 sailing Season, Royal Cork Rear Admiral Kieran O'Connell has announced some new and exciting changes to the Keelboat committee structure that has well–known keelboat expert Mel Collins serving as a…
Daly's Bridge otherwise known in Cork as the 'Shakey' Bridge which spans the River Lee's north channel may collapse. The wrought-iron construction dating to 1927 is located at the site of an ancient ferry crossing and was funded by butter merchant John Daly.
#InlandWaterways - An urgent health-and-safety audit of Shakey Bridge in Cork have been called for amid fears the iconic city structure could be one shake from collapse. As the Irish Examiner writes, historian and city councillor Kieran McCarthy said it…

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