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Mark Mellett Irish Naval Service Vice Admiral and Chief of Staff  Defence Forces and Dermot O'Mahoney  Port of Cork  Pictured at the Port of Cork, for the launch of Meitheal Mara’s ambitious plans for the realisation  of an integrated maritime hub for Cork City. Scroll down for photo gallery
Minister Simon Coveney TD launched the new Strategic Plan of Meitheal Mara, Cork Harbour’s community boatyard and maritime heritage organisation. The organisation’s plans for the future are ambitious and include the realisation of an expanded Meitheal Mara as part of…
Thunder Child undergoing performance trials in Cork Harbour last month
#ThunderChild - Stormy winter seas made the perfect proving ground for a new state-of-the-art naval patrol and rescue vessel tested in Cork Harbour recently, as the Irish Examiner reports. But it’s just the beginning for Thunder Child – the latest…
Crosshaven Boatyard visible beyond the Royal Cork Yacht Club
#CorkHarbour - Doyle Shipping Group will concentrate its core stevedoring business in Dublin, Cork and elsewhere in Ireland as it prepares to offer Crosshaven Boatyard for sale as a going concern this year. That’s according to yard manager Matt Foley,…
A computer-generated image of how the floatel vessel 'My Story' might look, moored at Penrose Quay which Afloat adds is on the north quays of Cork's City Centre
#CorkFloatel -The first floating hotel and restaurant in Ireland writes the Evening Echo is being planned for Cork's city centre quays. The backers of the project have secured a 100-metre luxury cruise vessel that they plan to permanently moor at Penrose…
The entrance to Fort Mitchel on Spike Island
#SpikeIsland - The burial of a graveyard on Spike Island in the mid-19th century covered up the “death trap” conditions at its Victorian-era prison. That’s according to new research on the site in Cork Harbour, as The Irish Times reports,…
A new tug to Cork Harbour, Stevns Breaker with water display to welcome return of LE Samuel Beckett to Haulbowline Naval Base after a harrowing three-month humanitarian mission in the Mediterranean.
#NewTug – A new tug to Cork Harbour was notably seen with a water display to welcome the arrival of LE Samuel Beckett following the crew’s gallant yet harrowing experience in the rescue of migrant refugees in the Mediterranean, writes…
Cork headquartered Mainport Group acquire Ocean Spey (seen at Cork Dockyard) which since has been introduced to serve Kinsale Gas Field platforms replacing the smaller standby support service vessel Pearl
#MainportKinsale - Afloat first reported of Ocean Spey operating at the Kinsale Gas Field last Wednesday and now it can be confirmed the standby supply support vessel is to be reflagged under the Irish tricolour having been acquired by Mainport…
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,…

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