Posts Tagged ‘ships’

FGS Oker in Cork City

Friday, February 24th, 2017


Gerry O Sullivan

lots of foreign naval ships in Cork City this weekend.

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

There are lots of foreign naval ships visiting Cork City this weekend. Many will be open to the public too, so it’s worth heading along for a look.

Hnoms Hinnoey, Weilheim and LE Aisling


BNS Bellis and HNLMS Urk

belgian naval vessels Crocus and Stern on courtesy visit to Cork City

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

This week sees Cork also occupied by two Belgian naval vessels, BNS Crocus and BNS Stern.



French minesweepers Eridan and Pegase in Cork City

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

French minesweepers Eridan and Pegase in Cork.

Eridan and Pegase in Cork

Eridan and Pegase in Cork

ships in Cork Harbour for the Jazz weekend

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Every year naval ships arrive in Cork Harbour for the Jazz weekend. This weekend sees a number of ships in from a Nato minesweeper exercise, as well as LE Orla of the Irish Naval Service.


lots more photos of ships on my flickr

faire and Jacques Qudart Fourmentin in Cork City

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Irish revenue cutter Faire alongside French customs vessel Jacques Qudart Fourmentin in Cork City.

douane and faire

pilot boarding liner

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

When ships arrive in port, they must take on a pilot. Typically, the pilot arrives out on a motor launch and boards the ship. He (or she) proceeds to the bridge and instructs the officer on the bridge on how they should proceed to the berth. The officer on the bridge gives all the commands, the pilot merely gives “suggestions”.

When the ship is as big as the Independence of the Seas the pilot has a long walk to get to the bridge!
Pilot prepares to board Independence of the Seas

The boarding itself can be an exciting affair – easy on a nice calm day, much more exciting on a stormy one!
pilot boards Independence of the Seas

I took this years ago leaning over the side of a ferry – looking down on the pilot boat as the pilot was about to disembark. Which is a fancy way to say jump on to the pilot boat.
Pilot boat in action

voyager of the seas

Friday, May 1st, 2009

The cruise ship season has started again. Voyager of the seas visited Cobh today.
If you’ve never been to see one I urge you to head down – it’s something to see a ship that dwarfs the town it’s moored next to.

Voyager of the Seas in Cobh

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