This boat, Sheila, has been tied up in Cobh for I don’t know how long. This photo was taken in 2006 but the last time I was in Cobh around this area I remember seeing it. I wonder what’s the story with it?

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/50s


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    Josef Renklint April 24, 2008

    Nice crisp colors. Good shot.

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    Des April 24, 2008

    IIRC (and that’s a big if) I’ve seen the Sheila around the BF boats as well at Ringaskiddy catching the mooring lines.

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    Flickr: Carrignafoy April 24, 2008

    Hi Donncha. The Sheila and her sister ship (boat) the Aghada are often used as mooring boats at the Conoco refinery in Whitegate. That is, they help the larger tugs guide big oil tankers into the jetty safely by providing extra pairs of eyes aft and stern so that the tanker doesn’t hit the jetty and damage the oil pipes – which could cause major pollution and be very expensive. I’m not sure who owns the two boats but I suspect it may be Marine Transport Services who also operate the harbour tours.

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    Thanks for that info, I didn’t realise they had such important jobs. Nice to know they’re not just sitting there growing old and rusty!

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    Flickr: KieranHynes May 8, 2008

    snap !

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