Posted: June 8, 2016
Applications are invited for the position of Harbour Master
Dublin Port Company is a self-financing, private limited company, wholly owned by the State and reporting to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. It is the largest port on the island of Ireland and, in 2015, had a record cargo throughput of 32.8m gross tonnes. In addition, Dublin Port is a major passenger hub with two million passengers passing through each year on both ferries and cruise ships. By international standards, Dublin is a very busy port with over 15,000 ship movements annually.
Dublin Port Company has responsibility for a harbour area extending over Dublin Bay and additional responsibility for a still wider pilotage district including Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
The Company provides port infrastructure operated by private sector companies operating in competitive markets. The Port has a ten kilometre entrance channel, more than seven kilometers of berths (quay walls and jetties), a fleet of port craft (including pilot boats and tugs), eight ramps for Ro-Ro operations and a land area of 260 hectares.
The Port is situated at the heart of Dublin Bay and is immediately adjacent to protected environmental sites of national and international importance. It is also bounded by residential and commercial areas.
The Company’s business is growing rapidly and the Port is being developed on the basis of the Masterplan 2012 to 2040. The first major Masterplan project, the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR) Project, is currently being constructed. As part of this project, the Port’s ruling depth will be increased to -10.0m CD and more than three kilometres of berths will be constructed or reconstructed to provide capacity for longer and deeper ships.
The position of Harbour Master is key in the safe and efficient management of the Port. The Harbour Master is a member of the Executive Management Team, reporting to the Chief Executive. The Harbour Master’s primary operational responsibilities are to ensure the Port’s marine activities operate safely and efficiently.
The Harbour Master has direct managerial responsibility for operations in a number of key areas including pilotage, towage, berth allocation and VTS. Given the location of Dublin Port, the Harbour Master also has a wider responsibility for leisure and other craft in Dublin Bay and in the River Liffey.
The role requires an in-depth understanding of ship operations in all modes including Ro-Ro passenger and freight ferries; container ships; bulk carriers of all types; oil tankers; and cruise ships.
The Harbour Master is responsible for all aspects of the operations of the Port’s Harbour Function including the management of a skilled staff of 60 and the management of a large financial budget.
To qualify for consideration, candidates must have a valid STCW II/2 Certificate of Competency as Master, (unlimited) valid for service in the Irish Mercantile Marine. Candidates should have at least three years seagoing experience as Master or Chief Officer of a merchant vessel and/or three years experience as a Harbour Master, Deputy Harbour Master or Assistant Harbour Master in a comparable port.
The successful candidate will have to demonstrate the required high level of expertise in the operational dimensions of the role; the ability to motivate and manage a skilled workforce operating around the clock on every day in the year; financial and commercial acumen in respect of both the Company’s business and that of our customers; the ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders both nationally and internationally and the ability to communicate clearly and authoritatively both verbally and in writing.
To apply please send full personal, career and current remuneration details to:
Mr. Pat Ward
Head of Corporate Services,
Dublin Port Company,
Closing date 8th July 2016
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Posted: April 26, 2016
The Marine Industry Awards 2016, in association with SeaFest, take place in the Radisson Blu Galway, on Thursday 30th June. The event promises to bring together all sub-sectors of the industry in Ireland, and highlight their important contribution to the Irish economy. The National Maritime College of Ireland are the proud patron of the event, and I encourage every one of you to enter and showcase your role.
Entering the awards is free and brings with it some fantastic PR opportunities.
Benefits of entering include
All finalists will be featured in the Sunday Business Post, while winners will have their photos published in a special post-awards report. There is also coverage on social media and local press.
All finalists receive a special logo to use on promotional material.
By winning you position yourself as a leader of the industry in Ireland.
By entering you will get to work in front of key industry influencers that make up the judging panel.
The awards night offers the opportunity to network with professionals from across the industry.
Give your employees the recognition they deserve, and attract top recruits.
Entering is free and very easy, just visit http://www.marineawards.ie/enter-online.php, just visit or call Tommy on 01 524 2383 and he’ll be happy to help you. Don’t miss out on this amazing PR opportunity.
As an NMCI client you are also entitled to a special extended entries deadline of Friday 29th April at 17:00.
Best of luck, and I hope to see many of you there on the night.
Head of the National Maritime College of Ireland
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Posted: April 21, 2016
High Voltage (Management)
STCW’95 & non STCW’95
June 13th 2016
High Voltage (Management) is a 5 day course which gives seafarers the essential education and training in high voltage (HV) installations to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency requirements as set out in STCW 2010 Tables A-III/2 and A-III/6 for electrical, electronic and control systems at the management level.
The course focuses on both classroom and practical training on The National Maritime College of Irelands state of the art campus, located in Ringaskiddy Co. Cork. Our top notch training facilities as well as our highly experienced instructors allows our delegates the opportunity to achieve the following training outcomes:
Management of HV operations on board a ship, including
Familiarization with HV Safety Rules.
Procedures and Legislation, Knowledge of Electrical Hazards.
Completion of Safety Records and Documentation.
Understanding the HV system and the maintenance of distribution capability, including
Operational and Safety Features.
Function of Protection Devices.
HV Switch Room Arrangements.
Analysing the Protection of Marine Distribution Systems.
Identification of faults within an HV system and reconfiguration of the system to maintain electrical supply, including
Identification of Fault Levels and Conditions,
Compiling and Implementing a Switching Plan to Isolate a High Voltage Distribution Fault.
For more information on High Voltage (Management)
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Posted: April 18, 2016
The iShip Index
The iShip index is a method used to measure the volume of traffic which travels through Irish ports. It has shown a positive increase in all major traffic modes such a Bulk traffic, LoLo traffic and RoRo traffic in recent years.
According to “The Irish Maritime Development Offices” latest newsletter the total volume of traffic moving through mostly Dublin, Cork and Waterford ports has reached its highest in 2015 with 997 punts on the iShip index since 2008. Although this is lower than the peak year in 2007 (1,042 points) it represents substantial growth since the economic crisis (2009 which was a low 693 points).
These figures are evidence of the success of 2015 in the maritime industry. Exports in merchandise grew by 20% while imports increased by 20%. This puts an expectation of further growth in 2016 of 6.5% and again in 2017 of a furthur 4.4%.
Tourism is vital to Irish ports. Figures from 2015 have shown 4.4 million tourists passed through Irish ports using ferry services which connected them to Britian and France. Cruise liners also brought over 450,00 tourists to Irish ports in the last year, which is an increase of 3% since 2014.
The Future of Irish Poets
Irish ports play a substantial role to forecasting possible growth in the Irish economy in the coming years. Director “Liam Lacey” of the “The Irish Maritime Development Office” has stated that “it is important to address the need for additional capacity. Ambitious development plans, capable of meeting the growing needs of the of the National economy, have been progressed by Dublin, Cork and Shannon Foynes and will be brought to fruition over the next five years.” Such plans are sure to increase international trade and lead to job creation for the Irish Port and Maritime industry.
To Read More about the Growth check out The Irish Maritime Development Offices latest newsletter
Irish Maritime Transport Economist reports strong growth for traffic modes through Irish ports
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