Port of Cork to Fence Off Sections of the City Quays in the Interest of Public Safety

Port of Cork to Fence Off Sections of the City Quays in the Interest of Public Safety

Wednesday 02 June 2021

Following recent large public gatherings at the City Quays, the Port of Cork has decided in the interest of public safety and to be able to accommodate the Port’s commercial shipping traffic in a safe and efficient manner, the Port will fence off sections of the city quays.

The Port of Cork will fence off the following areas:

•            Around any berthed commercial vessels.

•            Around plant or Port equipment generally stored on the quayside.

•            Around cargo stored on the quays.

Fencing will be erected this week, ahead of the June Bank Holiday Weekend and remain in place until further notice.

The Port of Cork would like to remind the public that the city quays are a 24/7 working Port area with commercial ships, plant and other equipment and HGV traffic in operation. The Port of Cork utilises the City Quays predominately for dry or break bulk cargo.

The Port of Cork operates 24/7 and commercial traffic can be scheduled or unscheduled. Irrespective, when a ship arrives into Cork, it is imperative the berth/quays are free and available to operate and facilitate that vessel.

No parking is permitted on the quayside and clamping is in operation.

There are health and safety risks associated with large public gatherings on the quays and the public are advised not to congregate in this area.

ENDS

 


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