Boat Canon 20D Cobh Cork Ireland Sea Sigma 10-20 Urban Water



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

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

5 replies on “Sheila”

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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