Belfast City Council serves an overall population of approximately 330,000 people providing a wide range of services including leisure, parks, waste management, tourism, commercial permitting, street cleansing, planning and building control, recycling, etc.
Established in 1847, Belfast Harbour Commissioners manage some 2,000 acres of docks, harbour and real estate encompassing Northern Ireland’s main logistics and distribution hub. It’s also home to major businesses including Microsoft, Harland & Wolff, Bombardier, Capita and CitiGroup.
The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust came into existence on 1st April 2007 and is one of five in place throughout Northern Ireland. It manages the health care of approximately 340,000 people living in the city of Belfast and part of the borough of Castlereagh.
On 18 January 2007, severe gale force winds and huge waves caused serious damage to the ship Napoli’s hull, including a crack in one side and a flooded engine room. The ship was then 50 miles (80 km) off the coast of Cornwall in the English Channel with approximately 41,700 tonnes of cargo on board.