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Port of New Ross Where Safety Works Delay On Scale of Ship Traffic

20th July 2020
Works are ongoing to fully open the Port of New Ross soon. Above AFLOAT adds in this file photo of the Co. Wexford inland port is the dry-cargo trader Magdalena alongside at Raheen which forms part of the port on the River Barrow. Works are ongoing to fully open the Port of New Ross soon. Above AFLOAT adds in this file photo of the Co. Wexford inland port is the dry-cargo trader Magdalena alongside at Raheen which forms part of the port on the River Barrow. Photo: New Ross Port -facebook

The Port of New Ross will not be able to reopen to shipping traffic on the scale it was hoped this month due to a delay in completing health and safety works.

Executive scientist with Wexford County Council Brendan Cooney said the taking in charge process of New Ross Pier/Port is ongoing.

Speaking at the municipal council meeting, Mr Cooney said health and safety standards are being looked at and a new harbourmaster is being hired.

Mr Cooney said he is hopeful the port can reopen in the next few weeks.

Cllr John Fleming said he is aware there are problems with navigational equipment in the port.

More here from the New Ross Standard on the south-east inland port on the banks of the Barrow.

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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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