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#RNLI - Lough Derg RNLI's lifeboat launched this morning (Friday 1 July) to assist four people on board a 40ft cruiser whose anchor came loose and dragged beneath their boat in severe weather. At 11.20am Valentia Coast Guard requested the…
#MarineAwards - The second annual Marine Industry Awards, hosted last night (Thursday 30 June) at the Radisson Blu Galway, saw Dr Dave Jackson of the Marine Institute named as Marine Industry Leader for 2016. The Marine Institute was proud to…
#Rowing: Ireland’s last crew at Henley Royal Regatta exited this morning. Monika Dukarska was well beaten by Lisa Scheenaard of the Netherlands in the Princess Royal for women’s single scullers. Scheenaard, on the Berkshire station, took a little time to…
#SeaChange - The Marine Institute yesterday (Thursday 30 June) hosted a number of research projects highlighting important achievements made by the Government's investment in the Sea Change strategy to build capacity, support innovation and ensure the quality of our marine…
#Rio2016 - Tailored advertising spots to capture the spirit of success at next month's Olympics are now being offered by Ireland's national broadcaster. According to The Irish Times, these branded "bespoke congratulatory messages" will feature in commercial breaks following any…
#SmartBay - Launching in tandem with the Our Ocean Wealth Conference in Galway today (Friday 1 July), the SmartBay Subsea Observatory will begin feeding data from the seabed at Galway Bay to businesses, researchers, scientists and policy makers. Supported by the…
#ExportersBrexit - Bad news for Irish exporters into the UK as these imports will decline as foreign products become more expensive thanks to the weakening of sterling, ratings agency Fitch has warned. The Irish Independent writes that a weaker sterling…
#Rowing: Trinity’s coxed four exited Henley Royal Regatta on their second day of action today. Orca of Utrecht in the Netherlands slipped into a small early lead in this Prince Albert race but then stretched it to over a length…
A Life on the Edge survey voyage is an attempt to log the abundance of life on Irelands’ southern shelf edge in September. Irish Whale & Dolphin Gropup's Patrick Lyne is issuing an invitation to join this survey to assist…
UK Marine industry figure David Pougher takes over the well respected role of British Marine President from Fiona Pankhurst who has held the position since 2014. During her time as President, Fiona led the organisation forward and was instrumental in…
Kinsale Yacht Club host the Irish Squib National Championships for the third time in August. They hosted it first on 2008 and again in 2013 when KYC members James and Bruce Mathews in Mucky Duck took the title.Seven races are…
The Minister with Responsibility for Defence has stated that the operational requirements of the Defence Forces will be reviewed, depending on the outcome of Bord Pleanala’s decision on the application by Indaver to build an incinerator at Ringaskiddy in Cork…
Drogheda Harbourmaster Capt. Martin Donnelly previews this year's maritime festival for Afloat readers. The Irish Maritime Festival, in association with Maxol, is going from strength to strength. The festival, hosted by Louth County Council and Drogheda Port Company, takes place…
Marine Minister Creed officially opens third national marine (Ocean Wealth) conference and launches third Progress Report on Implementation of Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth today. The Minister outlined the Government’s continued commitment to blue growth and implementation of Harnessing Our Ocean…
After four races sailed in WIORA at Kilrush Marina, John Collins Ibaraki from Galway Bay Sailing Club contiunes his lead in the week's biggest class on the Shannon Estuary in County Clare. The modified GK34 leads Ray McGibney's Dehler 34…

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