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Rosslare Europort Seeks New Harbour Master

6th October 2020
File image of Rosslare Europort File image of Rosslare Europort Credit: Wikimedia

Iarnród Éireann is inviting applications for the position of Harbour Master at Rosslare Europort.

The closing date is Friday 29 October for suitably qualified candidates for the job — which would involve overseeing the safe and efficient management Ireland’s second-busiest RO/RO and RO/PAX port, handling 15% of the market.

The successful candidate will also be at the centre of the the ports ambitious development plan, which is expected to see substantial investment in infrastructure and technology, handling capacity and safety system, as well as Brexit preparedness.

As reported earlier today on Afloat.ie, the port is currently in talks to host a new, near-daily direct RO/RO haulage ferry route to the continental mainland amid concerns over the future of the UK land bridge.

Those applying for the role must have a STCW II/2 Certificate of Competency as Master valid for service in the Irish Mercantile Marine and at least three years of seagoing experience as master or chief officer of a merchant vessel, or as a harbour master (or deputy) in a comparable port.

Knowledge of port/terminal operations, ISM, PMSC, ISPS and current Irish OHS legislation is also a must.

For a detailed job specification and how to apply, email [email protected] using the subject ‘Harbour Master Job Specification’.

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MacDara Conroy

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About Rosslare Europort

2021 sees Rosslare Europort hitting a new record with a total of 36 shipping services a week operating from the port making it one of the premier Irish ports serving the European Continent. Rosslare Europort is a gateway to Europe for the freight and tourist industries. It is strategically located on the sunny south-east coast of Ireland.

Rosslare is within a 90-minute driving radius of major Irish cities; Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Rosslare Europort is a RoRo, RoPax, offshore and bulk port with three RoRo berths with a two-tier linkspan, we also have a dedicated offshore bulk berth.

Exports in Rosslare Europort comprise mainly of fresh products, food, pharmaceuticals, steel, timber and building supplies. While imports are largely in the form of consumer goods such as clothes, furniture, food, trade vehicles, and electronics.

The entire Europort is bar-swept to 7.2 meters, allowing unrestricted access to vessels with draughts up to 6.5 metres. Rosslare Europort offers a comprehensive service including mooring, stevedoring and passenger-car check-in for RoRo shipping lines. It also provides facilities for offshore, dry bulk and general cargo.

The port currently has twice-daily round services to the UK and direct services to the continent each day. Rosslare Europort has a fleet of Tugmasters service, fork-lift trucks, tractors and other handling equipment to cater for non-standard RoRo freight.

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