Contractor engaged for the removal of the wreck of the MV Spectre at Union Hall

Cork County Council has engaged a contractor for the removal of the wreck of the trawler, MV Sceptre, at Union Hall.

Works commenced on Monday 13th June and will result in the removal of the wreck by barge for transport to an overseas licensed facility where it will be disposed of in line with environmental requirements.

All works are taking place in keeping with relevant health and safety standards.  Accordingly, access to the pier and its environs will be restricted throughout the duration of these works.

Further information can be found on Notice to Mariners No. 12 of 2022 available at

Cork County Council will ensure Keelbeg Pier is reopened as soon as possible and regrets any inconvenience that may be caused.


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