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Better Berthing Facilities Called for As Waterford ‘Misses Out’ On Cruiseships

4th August 2015
Better Berthing Facilities Called for As Waterford ‘Misses Out’ On Cruiseships

#CallforBerth - Improved berthing facilities at Dunmore East and greater investment in the region's port infrastructure are vital reports the Irish Examiner, because cruise liners find it too risky to launch passenger tenders offshore in rough weather, said a Waterford councillor.

Eddie Mulligan, Fianna Fáil, said: "Three liners opted for alternative destinations this summer and another terminated a visit last weekend, costing the local economy about €275,000."

Up to 20 liners visit Waterford annually, varying from small and medium crafts to large ships carrying 1,700 passengers and crew. The larger liners drop anchor off Dunmore East, with passengers ferried ashore on tenders.

Medium craft usually access Waterford Port at Belview, while smaller vessels berth near the city centre 4km upriver. Cllr Mulligan believes all three options are under-served.

Marine Minister Simon Coveney recently released €500,000 towards developing a harbour office and 60ft pontoon at Dunmore East to facilitate tenders. For more details, click here. 

Published in Cruise Liners
Jehan Ashmore

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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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