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Young enthusiastic persons who are interested in a challenging career should contact the National Maritime College of Ireland for further information on joining the Mercantile navy and the career prospects offered by that profession by visiting their web-site www.nmci.ie.

Cadets and trainees are selected by the NMCI and obtain their sea-time on board a number of Irish owner or operated ship and international ships.

Qualified Seafarers

Arklow Shipping

As a rapidly expanding company Arklow Shipping have an on-going need for high quality personnel. If you have a commitment to hard work and would like to join the ASL team of highly qualified, highly motivated seafarers you can email a short c .v. and Arklow Shipping will be happy to forward you an application form.

Brian Dempsey
Arklow Shipping Limited,

North Quay
Co. Wicklow
Tel: 00 353 (0) 402 39901
Fax: 00 353 (0) 402 39902
e-mail: technical@asl.ie 

Irish Continental Group (ICG)  

Irish Continental Ferries is a shipping, transport and leisure group principally engaged in the transport of passengers and cars, roll-on roll-off freight and container lift-on lift-off freight on routes between Ireland, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. The company also offers travel and holiday packages primarily in France, Britain and Ireland. Irish Ferries, EUCON Shipping and Transport Ltd are part of the Irish Continental Group.

Irish Ferries  

Irish Ferries is Ireland's largest ferry company operating between Ireland and Britain and Ireland and Continental Europe. It is a division of Irish Continental Group plc www.icg.ie which is publicly quoted on both the Dublin and London Stock Exchanges. Irish Ferries prides itself on having the most modern fleet on the Irish Sea. Details about careers with Irish Ferries is available on www.icg.com

Eucon Shipping 

Eucon Shipping and Transport provides a LoLo container service operating between Ireland, Britain and the Continent, and Intermodal services between Britain and the Continent. It is committed to the enhancement of customer service, in technological development, efficient highly trained staff and continuous change to meet the needs of a growing customer base. Details about careers with Eucon are available here: http://www.eucon.nl/



Irish Mainport Holdings Ltd. was formed in Cork in 1974 when the shipping and transport interests of the Ronayne family and those of Clyde Shipping Company were merged. IMH now consists of thirteen companies all of which are involved in the marine transport/logistics/warehousing business. The head quarters are in Cork with offices and operations in Foynes, Dublin, Belfast, the UK and South Africa. The main marine operating companies are:

  • Seahorse Ltd., which own and operate the only Irish owned supply and safety stand-by vessels working in the offshore oil and gas industry.
  • Celtic Tugs Ltd , the largest tug owning and operating company in the country , operates mainly on the Shannon Estuary servicing the ESB Moneypoint and Tarbert power station together with Aughinish and the Port of Foynes also undertaking work at Fenit, Bantry, Cork and both coastal and intercontinental towage.
  • Fastnet Logistic own and operate tugs and barges working mainly in the marine construction business.

Mainport is recognized by the Irish Coastguard as a company with salvage expertise and is called upon to perform many salvage and emergency towage duties around the coast.

The various shipping companies within the group employ some 60 officers and crew with a shore staff of 6. All our Masters and mates are qualified with certificates ranging from Masters Foreign Going down to officers of the watch and engineers from Class 1 to OOW. All our deck hands have qualifications such as EDH, CPSC and various courses required to operate in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry, such as advanced medical aid, fast rescue craft cox'n, pollution control and many other qualifications.

From time to time the Company will have vacancies in the different departments and those wishing to apply for employment should send their cv's to:

The Operations Manager,
Marine Department,
Irish Mainport Holdings
Monahan Road
Tel: 00 353 (0) 21 431 79 00
Fax: 00 353 (0) 21 431 12 69
Email: info@mainport.ie

Stena Lines


Stena LinesStena Line is an international transport and travel service company and one of the world's largest ferry operators. The Group has a significant market share in all its market areas. The strong position is a result of strategic corporate acquisitions coupled with continuous service and product development. Details about careers with Stena are available on this link: http://www.stenaline.com/en/stena-line/corporate/career/work-with-us/

P&O Irish Sea


P&O European Ferries (Irish Sea) Ltd currently operates a fleet of 12 conventional ships and one fast ferry between Great Britain, Ireland and France. Details about careers with P&O Ferries are available on  http://www.poferriesfreight.com/freight/


Commissioners of Irish Lights

The Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) are the General Lighthouse Authority for the island of Ireland. Under the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894 (in respect of the Republic of Ireland) and the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (in respect of Northern Ireland) the Commissioners are responsible for the superintendence and management of all aids to marine navigation around the coast of Ireland and its adjacent waters.

Statutory Sanction must be obtained from the Commissioners of Irish Lights for the establishment, alteration, or discontinuation of local aids to marine navigation in ports, harbours and on coastlines which are within the jurisdiction of a local lighthouse authority. (Such authorities are Port Authorities and County Councils).

Details about careers with the Commissioners of Irish Lights http://commissionersofirishlights.com/

Marine Institute


The Marine Institute is Ireland's national agency with the following general functions:
"to undertake, to co-ordinate, to promote and to assist in marine research and development and to provide such services related to marine research and development, that in the opinion of the Institute will promote economic development and create employment and protect the environment"

The availability of ship time is an essential requirement for marine research. The Marine Institute provides access to research vessels for the national and international marine research community. The Institute's vessel the RV Celtic Voyager and The Celtic Explorer facilitates the collection of fisheries, geological, oceanographic and environmental data and provides practical training for the next generation of marine scientists & merchant naval cadets.

Details about shiptime with the Marine Institute vessels are available on www.marine.ie