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The inshore lifeboat retrieve the stricken Jet-Ski
RNLI Lifeboats
Howth RNLI rescued a man who got into difficulty on a jet ski this afternoon and ended up in the water east of Ireland’s Eye. The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch both their inshore and all-weather lifeboats at…
A 1720 struggles in the 30-knot winds for today's CH Marine League race in Cork Harbour. Scroll down for photo gallery
Royal Cork YC
Clases one, two and 1720’s raced inside Cork harbour today but classes three, four and whitesails was cancelled in what was to be an exhilarating but challenging penultimate day of Royal Cork Yacht Club's CH Marine Autumn Series writes Bob…
Waves breaking on the East Pier in Howth today
This afternoon at 3.30pm the Irish Coast Guard emergency operations centre in Dublin received a call reporting a missing jet skier. The Coast Guard team in Howth, Coast Guard Rescue 116 Helicopter and the Howth RNLI lifeboats were immediately tasked.…
Sanita Puspure
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure was part of the top women’s crew at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. The Old Collegians rower took the honours in the Women’s Championship Eights, with a crew of the top scullers in the…
On the left: A sister of USS Porter, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill berthed at the UK's Portsmouth Naval Base. Also berthed is HMS Dauntless a Type 45 destoyer, in which a sister HMS Duncan 'shadowed' units of the Russian Navy recently in the English Channel
Naval Visits
#USdestroyer - A high-security cordon will be put in place around a US Naval Destroyer during a three-day visit to Cobh, Cork Harbour.  In yesterday's Evening Echo it was reported that USS Porter was due to dock at the Cobh Deepwater Cruise…
Migrants rescued from the barge by LE Samuel Beckett northeast of the Libyan capital
#MigrantsRescued - A total 772 migrants were rescued by LÉ Samuel Beckett from a large wooden barge during a “complex search and rescue operation” off the coast of Tripoli, Libya. The operation writes The Irish Times was carried out on…
Sanita Puspure in Old Collegians colours.
#Rowing: Ireland’s Sanita Puspure had an impressive result at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. The Old Collegians rower teamed up with Magdalena Lobnig of Austria to finish second in the Women’s Championship Doubles behind Kim Brennan, the…
IWAI Kildare will use the Naas Canal Festival to showcase the leisure potential of the Grand Canal
Inland Waterways
The inland waterways of Co Kildare comes to life this coming October Bank Holiday weekend. Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) Kildare will host it’s now annual Naas Canal Festival from Friday October 28th to Monday 31st. A large fleet…
After a light wind start Howth's BAM is now reaching towards Stromboli with the A2 up doing 10 knots
Howth Yacht Club crew man Anthony Doyle reports from Conor Fogerty's Jeanneau 3600 BAM! on the second day of the Middle Sea Race Race. 'We're just through the straits of Messina at approx 1530, we have what you can only…
Monika Dukarska
Coastal Rowing
#Rowing: Monika Dukarska took her second World title today. The Killorglin oarswoman won the women’s solo final at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Monaco. She had over 26 seconds to spare over Greek international Alexandra Tsiavou (31) who finished…
Underway in the Pool of London, Thames river-bus Meteor Clipper with RMS St. Helena alongside HMS Belfast. The Royal Mail Ship, RMS St. Helena as reported on Afloat in June made an historic first ever visit to the UK capital. She was due to be decommissioned from routine South Africa-St. Helena route this summer, following construction of the South Atlantic island’s first airport. The airport however has not opened due to aviation safety concerns which has led to extension of RMS service.
#CityRiverFerry – Last night’s Late Late Show’s competition for a holiday in the UK capital is where visitors can take in the sights of the famous River Thames, which is to benefit with new larger passenger craft in summer 2017,…
Berthed at Kilronan Pier on Inis Mór is the Chateau-Thierry (first from right), a former US Army landing craft vessel that recently transported electrical generators to the neighbouring islands
Island News
#AranIslands - Major repairs to an undersea power cable between Galway and the Aran Islands have been completed more than two months after a fault left residents on Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr without power for several days. According to…
New Roadmap For Marine Biotechnology Research & Innovation In Europe Is Launched
Marine Science
#MarineScience - As previously highlighted on, the Marine Biotechnology Research and Innovation Roadmap was launched by the EU-funded Marine Biotechnology Consortium (ERA-MBT) last week in Brussels. The consortium brings together 19 partners from 14 countries across Europe to work with…
Galway Hosts Atlantic Action Plan & Marine Economics Conferences
Marine Science
#BlueGrowth - Galway's Marine Institute will host the third Irish national event of the support team for the Atlantic Action Plan on Thursday 24 November. Under the theme of ‘Linking the Atlantic Strategy and Current Funding Opportunities’, this event is aimed…
Marine Institute Open Day In November
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute is set to open its doors for its annual Open Day on Wednesday 23 November from 9.30am to 3pm. The Open Day at Ireland's national agency for marine research, technology, development and innovation is especially…
The complete package. DBSC Commodore Chris Moore racing his J/109 Powder Monkey in Calves Week at Schull. Despite her undistorted hull shape and comfortable accommodation, the J/109 frequently beats all comers in open IRC racing, while also now offering the possibility of viable One Design racing in Dublin Bay
W M Nixon
The J/109 has proven herself to be well suited for sailing in Irish waters for several years, achieving major successes in the main offshore races and championships allied to starring roles in top regattas. Yet it is only now that…
Arklow Cape was launched today in the Netherlands and will join the Irish flagged fleet with a port of registry at Arklow. Initially she flies the Dutch flag (see mainmast) before been officially handed over to her Irish owners.
Ports & Shipping
#CapeLaunch – A cargoship was launched today for Irish owners as the second of 10 in a new series from a shipyard in the Netherlands, writes Jehan Ashmore. Ferus Smit’s Dutch yard in Westerbroek, is where the single hold 5,054dwt cargoship,…
Monika Dukarska
Coastal Rowing
#Rowing: Monika Dukarska won her heat and qualified for the A Final of the women’s solo (single) at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Monaco today. The Killorglin Rowing Club competitor had 11 seconds to spare over second-placed Benedetta Bellio…
An aerial view of Carrickfergus marina (left) the sailing club (centre) and the town Harbour on the right in County Antrim
Irish Marinas
Carrickfergus Marina situated on the northern shore of Belfast Lough is making the most of the current Euro-Sterling exchange rates to highlight its Five Gold Anchor facility, with 300 fully serviced berths, to sailors and boat owners considering a change…
Busy scene at Belfast Harbour where ferry operator Stena from today ramp-up additional freight capacity for Christmas
#ExtraCapacity - Additional freight capacity by Stena Line on the Belfast-Liverpool service began today, in support of the retail sector in preparation for the key pre-Christmas trading period. Stena Line is adding an extra two sailings per week, from Friday,…

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