HMS Bounty returns to Port of Cork

HMS Bounty returns to Port of Cork

Friday 10 June 2011

TALL SHIP HMS BOUNTY TO MAKE RETURN VISIT TO THE PORT OF CORK

Tall ship, H.M.S. Bounty is due to arrive in Cork City on Thursday 16th June where she will berth at Albert Quay, Port of Cork until Sunday 19th June 2011. This famous tall ship will be open to the public on Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June from 11am – 6pm daily, during her visit to Cork City.

Tours on board the Bounty are self-guided with crew assistance. The ship will be open to the public from 10am – 5pm unless otherwise specified. Admission charges are €10 for adults and children €5, children under four years go free.

Bounty is one of the few ships that allow you to step below where the crew lives and work. You may step into the sailors’ cabins and see where Marlon Brando once stood along with other famous people. The tour begins on the Weather Deck where you are greeted by a crewmember and introduced to the ship, her working parts and history. The tour continues down the Main Companionway below to the “Tween” Deck where you are self-guided with signage that elaborates on the ship’s life both past and present.

Originally built for the 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty, as a replica of the ship in the famous 1789 mutiny against Captain William Bligh, The Bounty has was also used in the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean II and a Lone Wolf Production Group documentary on Blackbeard. The ship was used in 2003 for a documentary on Captain Bligh for the History Channel, and the new Sponge Bob Square Pants movie, which was released in November 2004. Bounty can also be seen in an episode for MTV that was shown in September 2004.

For more information about the Bounty’s voyages and background, visit the website, www.tallshipbounty.org

ENDS

For further information please contact:


Sara Dymond
Commercial Marketing Executive
Port of Cork Company
Custom House Street
Cork
Ireland
Tel: +353 (0) 21 4625 375
Mobile: +353 (0) 86 1044011
Fax: +353 (0) 21 4276 484
www.portofcork.ie

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