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2016 Awards Summary

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Taking place as a significant event during SeaFest, the second annual Marine Industry Awards took place on June 30th at the Radisson Blu Galway. Hundreds of marine industry professionals celebrated the outstanding achievements within the sector, with 19 prestigious trophies presented to the very worthy winners.

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Overall Marine Excellence Award

Overall Marine Excellence Award 2016

Sponsored by:
National Maritime College of Ireland

OpenHydro

OpenHydro - Marine Industry Awards 2016

Brendan Tuohy, Chairman, National Maritime College of Ireland Advisory Board presents the Overall Marine Excellence Award to the OpenHydro team.

Marine Industry Leader 2016

Marine Industry Leader 2016

Dr. Dave Jackson

Dr. Dave Jackson - Marine Industry Awards 2016

Conor Mowlds, Head of the National Maritime College of Ireland presents the Marine Industry Leader 2016 award to Dr. Dave Jackson.

Ports & Harbours Operator of the Year

Ports & Harbours Operator of the Year 2016

Port of Cork

Port of Cork - Marine Industry Awards 2016

Declan Meally, CEO, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland presents the Ports & Harbours Operator of the Year award to Paul O’Regan, Port of Cork.

Shipyard of the Year

Shipyard of the Year 2016

Mooney Boats

Mooney Boats - Marine Industry Awards 2016

Lorcan O’Cinnéide, National Secretary, Irish Fish Processors and Exporters Association presents the Shipyard of the Year award to Lee Mooney, Mooney Boats.

Ship Operator of the Year

Ship Operator of the Year 2016

BG Freight Line

BG Freight Line - Marine Industry Awards 2016

Sean Mowlds, Sales Manager, SEFtec Group presents the Ship Operator of the Year award to John Hie, BG Freight Line.

Offshore Ireland Award

Offshore Ireland Award 2016

Sponsored by:
SEFtec Group

OpenHydro

OpenHydro - Marine Industry Awards 2016

Sean Mowlds, Sales Manager, SEFtec Group presents the Offshore Ireland Award to Andrew Good, OpenHydro.

Marine Tourism & Leisure Operator of the Year

Marine Tourism & Leisure Operator of the Year 2016

Dublin Bay Cruises

Dublin Bay Cruises - Marine Industry Awards 2016

Pierce Purcell, Board Member, Irish Sailing Association presents the Marine Tourism & Leisure Operator of the Year award to Eugene Garrihy, Dublin Bay Cruises.

Commercial Dive & Marine Contractors of the Year

Commercial Dive & Marine Contractors of the Year 2016

Irish Sea Contractors

Irish Sea Contractors - Marine Industry Awards 2016

Lorcan O’Cinnéide, National Secretary, Irish Fish Processors and Exporters Association presents the Commercial Dive & Marine Contractors of the Year award to David Kinsella, Irish Sea Contractors.

Seafood Business Innovation Award

Seafood Business Innovation Award 2016

Sponsored by:
Bord Iascaigh Mhara, BIM

Donegal Catch Creations Range - Green Isle Seafood

Donegal Catch Creations Range, Green Isle Seafood - Marine Industry Awards 2016

Tara McCarthy, CEO, Bord Iascaigh Mhara and Michael Creed T.D., Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine present the Seafood Business Innovation Award to Richard Mac Sweeney, Green Isle Seafood.

Seafood Sustainability Award

Seafood Sustainability Award 2016

Sponsored by:
Bord Iascaigh Mhara, BIM

Marine Harvest Ireland

Marine Harvest Ireland - Marine Industry Awards 2016

Tara McCarthy, CEO, Bord Iascaigh Mhara and Michael Creed T.D., Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine present the Seafood Sustainability Award to Catherine McManus, Marine Harvest Ireland.

Excellence in Marine Renewable Energy Award

Excellence in Marine Renewable Energy Award 2016

Sponsored by:
Ocean Energy Ireland

OpenHydro

OpenHydro - Marine Industry Awards 2016

Jim Gannon, CEO, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland presents the Excellence in Marine Renewable Energy Award to Sue Barr, OpenHydro.

Excellence in Marine Safety Award

Excellence in Marine Safety Award 2016

Live to Tell the Tale - Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Live to Tell the Tale, Bord Iascaigh Mhara - Marine Industry Awards 2016

Hilary Park, Secretary and Education Officer, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Ireland presents the Excellence in Marine Safety Award to Hazel Dobbyn, Bord Iascaigh Mhara.

Gradam Mara Ghorm

Gradam Mara Ghorm 2016

Sponsored by:
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority

Promara

Promara - Marine Industry Awards 2016

Susan Steele, Chair, Sea Fisheries Protection Authority presents the Gradam Mara Ghorm award to Noel O'Regan, Promara.

Future Achiever Award

Future Achiever Award 2016

Sean Harrington - Atlantic Towage & Marine

Sean Harrington, Atlantic Towage & Marine - Marine Industry Awards 2016

Gareth Parry, Chairman, Environmental Subcommittee, Irish Offshore Operators Association presents the Future Achiever Award to Sean Harrington, Atlantic Towage & Marine.

Excellence in Marine Technology Award

Excellence in Marine Technology Award 2016

Sponsored by:
Marine Institute

Seagull Buoys - JFC Manufacturing

Seagull Buoys, JFC Manufacturing - Marine Industry Awards 2016

Dr. Peter Heffernan, CEO, Marine Institute and Michael Creed, T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine present the Excellence in Marine Technology Award to Colin Concannon, JFC Manufacturing.

Excellence in Marine Education & Training Award

Excellence in Marine Education & Training Award 2016

Sponsored by:
Marine Institute

Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training

Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training - Marine Industry Awards 2016

Dr. Peter Heffernan, CEO, Marine Institute and Michael Creed, T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine present the Excellence in Marine Education & Training Award to Dr. Pauhla McGrane, Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training.

Excellence in Marine Research Award

Excellence in Marine Research Award 2016

Sponsored by:
Marine Institute

Coastal/Ocean Observing System, NUIG

Coastal/Ocean Observing System, NUIG - Marine Industry Awards 2016

Dr. Peter Heffernan, CEO, Marine Institute and Michael Creed, T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine present the Excellence in Marine Research Award to Michael Hartnett, National University of Ireland Galway.

Excellence in the Provision of Professional Services to the Marine Industry

Excellence in the Provision of Professional Services to the Marine Industry 2016

Sponsored by:
Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO)

GAC Training and Service Solutions

GAC Training and Service Solutions - Marine Industry Awards 2016

Liam Lacey, Director, Irish Maritime Development Office and Michael Creed, T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine present the Excellence in the Provision of Professional Services to the Marine Industry award to Jim O'Byrne, GAC Training and Service Solutions.

Marine Industry Supplier of the Year

Marine Industry Supplier of the Year 2016

Sponsored by:
The Sunday Business Post

Mooney Boats

Mooney Boats - Marine Industry Awards 2016

Noel Killeen, The Sunday Business Post presents the Marine Industry Supplier of the Year award to Lee Mooney, Mooney Boats.

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