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Independent councillors Paddy McQuillan and Kevin Callan (on right), after hearing the update on the fate of the disused dredger Hebble Sand, which is to be removed from Drogheda town quay
The Deputy Mayor of Drogheda has been campaigning for some time the removal of a disused dredger, Hebble Sand, at Drogheda Port. As LMFM reports, Independent Councillor Kevin Callan has welcomed confirmation from Louth County Council that the 757-ton grab-hopper…
Drogheda councillors are seeking the removal of the former grab-hopper dredger, Hebble Sand, which partially sank on the River Boyne while alongside the town’s North Quay in 2022.
Drogheda Port Company’s Chief Executive and the Chair of its Board are to be invited to attend a meeting of Louth County Council on the future of the former dredger, Hebble Sand which remains idle in the centre of the…
Tom Scanlon, Gerry Hodgins (cox), Sarah McCann, Joanne Gerrard, Andy Grennan - Cassidy Cup winning team and fastest mixed crew at the eighth Annual Boyne Boat Race 
The eighth annual Boyne coastal rowing race, hosted by Inver Colpa Rowing Club, took place on Sunday, May 5th, with crews from all across the country making their way once more to the starting point on the beach at Clogherhead,…
Former dredger Hebble Sand along Drogheda town’s quays cannot be removed until the 60 year old vessel can be surveyed to ascertain if it meets the required buoyancy standards.
A disused dredger berthed in Drogheda Port at the town's quay for almost a decade, needs to have a survey carried out and be certified for removal, has still yet to be completed. The grab hopper-dredger Hebble Sand built in 1963,…
Ronan Group Real Estate is participating in a joint venture at Bremore with Drogheda Port Company
Plans for a deepwater port at Bremore in Co Louth are to be unveiled by Drogheda Port Company and a private developer next week. Ronan Group Real Estate is participating in a joint venture at Bremore with Drogheda Port Company.…
Captain Laurence Kirwan, Drogheda Port Harbourmaster (right) marked the 256th meeting with a celebratory reception, praising Mark Ashley-Miller's commendable maritime journey meeting every Harbourmaster in the UK and Ireland
A commendable maritime journey known as the "Harbourmaster Sailing Challenge" was completed by sailor Mark Ashley-Miller on September 28th, 2023. As Afloat reported previously, beginning in Dartmouth in March 2019, the voyage aimed to meet every Harbourmaster throughout the UK…
The visit of the Southwest Ports of Finland delegation to Drogheda Port. The visit was attended by government officials from the Finnish Embassy in Dublin, Deputy Head of Mission Saara Heinola, and Intern Reetta Pirttikoski, along with industry leaders and manufacturers from companies such as Mantsinen and Mecalift. The welcome party comprised of Drogheda Port Company Chairman Dr. Joe Hiney, Harbourmaster Captain Laurence Kirwan, and President of the Drogheda Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Hubert Murphy
A delegation comprising managing directors and key personnel from six major ports in the Southwestern part of Finland, headed by Mr. Anders Ahlvik, MD of Port of Hanko, visited Drogheda Port on the Irish east coast on Tuesday, 26th of September.…
Drogheda Port ships
Drogheda Port is Ireland’s premier regional port. Established under the Harbours Act 1996, this commercial semi-State multi-modal port has a tonnage throughput of circa 1.5m tonnes and 800 ship movements per annum. Vessels are typically in the range of 4,000-5,500dwt.…
Fast Terminals will trade as East Terminals and continue to offer a complete stevedoring service to all customers in Drogheda Port
Drogheda Port Company (DPC) has taken over full control of Fast Terminals Ireland Limited, the stevedoring company in Drogheda Port, in which it held a 50% shareholding. DPC has acquired the remaining 50% shareholding from its partner Fast Lines Belgium…
Pictured (left to right) at the Drogheda Port ten-year Bursary announcement were Hugh Byrne, Brian Boru, Nessa Lally, Drogheda Port, Daragh Sheridan, CEO of Sail Training Ireland, Paul Fleming, CEO of Drogheda Port, Capt. Laurence Kirwan, Harbourmaster Drogheda Port, Ms Collette Moss, Louth County Council, Ms Aileen Carolan, Fast Terminals, Mr Ray Molyneaux, Irish Cement and Liam Quinn, Brian Boru
In 2013, the Drogheda Sail Training Bursary was established as the country’s first scheme of its kind, funding the development of local young people through the medium of Sail Training. This anchor scheme has led to the subsequent development of…
Johnny Carter, Fergal Fagan, Martin Murphy, David Devlin, Ian Brady and David McCormack all participated in the Boyne Fishermen Rescue and Recovery Service 12 hour skipathon
Inver Colpa Coastal Rowing Club & SK Fitness hosted a 12 Hour Charity Skipathon and Bikeathon in Scotch Hall Shopping Centre in December to raise much-needed funds for the Boyne Fishermen's Rescue and Recovery Service. The skippers and bikers who…
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…