May 14

Marine Institute Welcomes New Marine Jobs & Maritime Training Contract

Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth - An integrated Marine Plan for IrelandKildare-based underwater technology company Cathx Ocean announced last Wednesday that it expects to create 50 high-tech marine jobs over the next two years having just completed a deal to supply US based Bluefin Robotics with their subsea camera and laser based imaging technology.

Last week also saw Ireland’s maritime training college sign a €2m training contract with one of the world’s largest shipping companies Chevron Shipping. The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) and GAC, a global shipping, logistics and marine services provider will train 450 officers with Chevron Shipping under a four year contract.

Biomarine Ingredients Ireland, a joint venture between Norwegian firm Biomarine Science Technology and Killybegs Fisherman’s Organisation held an information launch of their plans build the largest marine food ingredients plant in the world in Killybegs, Co. Donegal. The plant will extract high-end proteins, oils and calcium from species such as boarfish for use as food ingredients. They expect to create up to 70 jobs in Killybegs, as well as up to 50 construction jobs.

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