More than 50 fishing vessels are heading towards city quays.
The flotilla, which is currently sailing up the Marina, has been organised as part of a “show and tell demonstration” protesting an EU Brexit deal that has left the Irish fishing industry facing huge cuts to quotas.
Good morning. An inward bound flotilla this morning… quite a sight. pic.twitter.com/4AI8mU13lT
— Cork Harbour Weather (@CorkHarbourWX) May 26, 2021
Flotilla of fishing boats on their way to Cork City to protest against EU fishing deal. pic.twitter.com/rEdJDQS9X2
— The_CastiOne_Blog (@TheCastiOne) May 26, 2021
Flotilla of fishing boats on their way to Cork City to protest against EU fishing deal. pic.twitter.com/VhyUygOZRO
— Ruth Ring (@RuthRing) May 26, 2021
Very big flotilla of fishing boats began gathering at Roche’s Point at the entrance to Cork Harbour. Now heading in long line for Cork City quays. pic.twitter.com/tbSvjig4K5
— Tom MacSweeney (@TomMacSweeney) May 26, 2021
In a statement, the Port of Cork confirmed that 50 fishing vessels congregated near the harbour entrance adjacent to Roches Point at 7am this morning before travelling in convoy upriver and following the channel to Cork city.
“These fishing vessels will berth at the following berths: Primary Berths: Penrose Quay and Albery Quay as primary berths. Contingency berths: South Deep Water Quay, Horgan’s Quay and the North Jetties.”
“Mariners are advised to pass by the convoy with as wide a margin as possible and to maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 12 for any further updates.” read the statement.