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Former dredger Hebble Sand berthed at Merchant's Quay, Drogheda Port is being prepared for its removal and scrappage.
A former dredger, Hebble Sand which in September was refloated in Drogheda Port from where it has been derelict for almost a decade, is to have the diesel it is carrying removed in the coming week. According to Alison Comyn's…
The dredger Hebble Sand (above before re-floating) however no repairs have yet taken place, and there is no date for removal as yet.
Since a dramatic rescue in Drogheda Port with the re-floating of the hopper-dredger Hebble Sand from sinking in the River Boyne recently, no repairs have been carried out, writes the Drogheda Independent. In addition there is no indication given as…
Work has begun in Drogheda Port to stabilise the floundering dredger Hebble Sand.
An operation has begun as promised by the Drogheda Port Company on Monday, to stabilise the grab hopper-dredger Hebble Sand which having floundered, began to take on water and sink in the Co. Louth port last week. At the site…
The veteran grab hopper dredger Hebble Sand (built 1963) at Drogheda Port
In Drogheda Port a dredger that's leaking fuel into the River Boyne is to be refloated and removed. The 'Hebble Sand', which contains hundreds of litres of diesel, partly sank below the waterline last week after spending a decade in…
270 swimmers took part in the River Boyne Swim
The seventh annual Boyne Swim took place on Saturday, 10th September, with the biggest entry ever of 270 swimmers taking part on the day. It was a beautiful sunny day with excellent weather conditions, and the River Boyne was in…
29 boats started on Clogherhead Strand for the sixth annual Boyne Boat Race
From 6.30 am on a damp and drizzly Sunday morning May 1st, 29 boats of all shapes and sizes started to arrive on Clogherhead Strand to prepare for the sixth Annual Boyne Boat Race, taking place later that morning writes Sarah…
Pictured centre is artist Sallyanne Morgan with her sculpture ‘The Docker’. Also photographed are Drogheda Port Company Personnel
Local figurative artist Sallyanne Morgan, winner of the Drogheda Port Company Art Commission for 2021 unveiled her unique winning piece titled ‘The Docker’ at the port this week. Drogheda Port Company were thrilled to announce the return of their annual…
The planned Bremore Ireland Port would be situated on the Dublin-Meath border near Balbriggan and cater for cargo and passenger ferry traffic. Above Drogheda Port's main berth facaility Afloat adds is the Tom Roes Point Terminal located downriver of the Co. Louth town on the Boyne estuary.
Financiers from the corporate sector and economic advisers are being hired by partners behind plans for a €2bn deep-water port north of Dublin to drum up funding from international banks and private investors for the project. The planned port, Bremore…
Irish Ports Safety Week: Drogheda Port's first port Safety Week involved the Co. Louth town's Irish Coast Guard Unit and also ICG Unit Operations. Among the exercises that took place was a  Man Overboard Drill at the port's downriver terminal at Tom Roes Point.
Irish port authorities including Drogheda Port, recently joined together through the Irish Ports Safety Forum in hosting the first Irish Port Safety Week which took place in the first week of from November. The authorities had come together to ensure,…
Nessa Lally, Drogheda Port Company (left)  and Sallyanne Morgan, Figurative Sculptor and winner of the port's 2021 Arts Commission
Drogheda Port has announced its Annual Arts Commission for 2021 has been awarded to Drogheda born figurative sculptor, Ms Sallyanne Morgan. Submissions were invited from local artists for an art piece from any art discipline based on a maritime or…
Approximately 3,600 tonnes of horticultural peat arrived from Latvia into Drogheda Port on Saturday amid ongoing tensions between industry growers and the Government following the cessation of commercial peat production.
Long famed for generations of turf production, Ireland is now receiving shipments of foreign peat with national reserve stockpiles said to be exhausted. Some 3,600 tonnes of horticultural peat arrived from Latvia into Drogheda Port in Co. Louth on Saturday,…
Map showing the proposed site of Bremore Port
The Irish Independent reports that a proposed new port for the East Coast has taken another step closer to fruition with the launch of a tender for the team to plan the project. As previously reported on, Drogheda Port…
The location of Bremore on Ireland's north east coast
Drogheda Port Company has announced it is to develop a new deepwater port, to be located on the Meath coast north of Bremore Head, that will support Ireland’s Climate Action and EU Green Deal targets and act as a national…
In partnership with Fast Lines Belgium, a new service has already commenced "BEL - EIRE LINES".
Drogheda Port Company is getting ready for Brexit. As one of Ireland's leading break bulk ports, Drogheda is announcing two new breakbulk shortsea services as part of a solution for importers and exporters concerned with the impacts of Brexit. In…
The Drascombe Ty Mor (Myrrthin James, Strangford Lough) on passage off the coast of Louth off Termonfeckin, bound for the Boyne from Port Oriel during the Drascombe Association’s recent Battle of the Boyne 330th Anniversary Cruise-in-Company
The uniquely compact boats of Ireland’s characterful Drascombe fleet have their own way of doing things. Encouraged by their easily-lowered rigs and extra-shoal-draft-with-centreboard versatility, they’re well able to explore little-known harbours and winding waterways where bridges or overhanging trees might…
Salvor working at the site of the MV Kaami off Skye
Salvors successfully offloaded the last recoverable cargo from the grounded MV Kaami in western Scotland last Thursday, 30 April. As previously reported on, the MV Kaami ran aground in the Minch between Skye and Lewis on 21 March, just…

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