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Ocean Spey at Aberdeen, the oil capital of Scotland. The supply and support vessel is now based out of Cork to serve the Kinsale Gas Field
#PortSnapshot - Shipping movements in the Port of Cork have included in recent days a diverse range of vessels that are based and have visited the natural harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. Outlined below are vessels that Afloat.ie have tracked and…
Cork Harbour as seen from Cobh
#CorkHarbour - Some 35,000 wheelie bins’ worth of raw sewage is being discharged into Cork Harbour every day, Housing Minister Simon Coveney has told the Dáil. But as The Irish Times reports, the minister has promised that the problem will…
The jetty alongside the former IFI plant (since dismantled) at Marino, Cork Harbour
#SiteDelay - An €18 million plan in Cork Harbour to redevelop a key industrial site writes The Irish Times, faces a delay after the joint venture backing it withdrew its notification to the State’s mergers watchdog. Port of Cork is…
Dinghy sailors Ryan (9) and Ronan McCormick competed in the seven mile Cobh to Blackrock race
Ryan McCormick took part in the Cobh to Blackrock sailing race organised by Cove Sailing Club last Saturday 17th September. Nine year old Ryan sailed for the first time with his uncle and picked up the basic skills very quickly.…
Cove Sailing Club's Beneteau First 36.7 Altair was the class one winner of yesterday's annual Cobh to Blackrock race. Scroll down for photo gallery
Cove Sailing Club's own Beneteau First 36.7 Altair was the class one winner of yesterday's annual Cobh to Blackrock race writes Bob Bateman. The Cork Harbour fixture that was postponed due to bad weather a fortnight week ago set sail…
Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Lasers launch for a race in Cork Harbour
One of the leading sailing figures in Cork Harbour has died. Norcott d’Esterre Roberts was one of the founding members of Monkstown Bay Sailing Club and its Founding Commodore. He put great work into the development of the club and…
Top Port – Cork harbour and Cobh are critic's favourite
Cruise Critic, a world leading cruise review site and online cruise community, has announced the winners of the inaugural Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards with Cork harbour’s Cobh ranked second favourite cruise destination in the British Isles and Western…
Cork Harbour racing
Due to this weekend's unfavourable weather forecast for Cork Harbour, Cove Sailing Club has postponed its Cobh to Blackrock Race until Saturday the 17th of September.
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.
#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,…
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.
#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
#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
#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 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
#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
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
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.
An action packed Ocean to City Rowing race
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…

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