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Paul O’Regan
Chief Operations Officer / Harbour Master at Port of Cork


Harbour Master & Chief Operations Officer for the Port of Cork and Bantry Port Company. Captain O’Regan spent 15 years at sea with various companies. He was promoted to Master at the age of 28 and has served on Container vessels, Ro-Pax and Ferries.

Paul joined the Port of Cork Company in 2004 as a pilot, in 2007 he joined the harbour masters team as Deputy HM. In 2013, Paul was appointed as Harbour Master and Chief Operations Officer.

 As Chief Operations Officer, he is responsible for the logistics in the Container, Bulk, Ro-Ro and Cruise Terminals. As Harbour Master he has statutory responsibility for the safety of shipping, pilotage, emergency planning and vessel traffic control.

Captain O’Regan holds a degree in Nautical Science, a Class 1 Masters Qualification, diploma in Business Finance and has attended programmes in Harvard Business School