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Fishing vessel breaks its moorings in Baltimore

May 20th, 2021 4:43 PM

By Jackie Keogh

The Dearbhla broke its moorings at lunchtime today as a result of the strong winds.

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Strong winds broke the moorings of the fishing vessel, the Dearbhla, at 1.30pm in Baltimore today, Thursday, May 20th.

As a result of the storm conditions the vessel drifted onto the ro-ro slip at the pier, but it is hoped that it can be re-floated at high tide at 1am.

Former lifeboat coxswain, Kieran Cotter said, ‘This situation is further proof that a sheltered pier is urgently needed in Baltimore.

‘For many years,' he added, 'we have been supporting a campaign to have a breakwater installed in Baltimore, but Cork County Council’s efforts to secure planning permission have been frustrated by objections.’

 

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