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Oil Pollution, Ship Break-ups, Dublin Bay Viewing Tower & Angling
Island Nation
#islandnation – Denying ships refuge when in trouble is a questionable policy... a sea watch tower in Dun Laoghaire... Two World Presidents from Ireland ... Angling is good this November and the people of Malin to Mizen, all in this…
Hybrid Car Carriers, Whales, Sea-Sickness & Preserving Island Life
Island Nation
#maritimenews – The world's first hybrid car carrier, whale trouble in Baltimore, is it safe to live near the water, 'heave ho' the stomach, preserving island life read more in THIS ISLAND NATION .... SEASICKNESS – HEAVE HO! SEASICKNESS, mal…
Ports Call for Co-ordinated Action, National Marine Plan & Col Regs
Island Nation
#islandnation – In THIS ISLAND NATION this week .... Determination at 70 .... The ports call for co-ordinated Government action .... Why is the public starved of information about the national marine plan? .... Galway Bay environmental controversy and who…
Sea Crusades, Shipping Youngsters & A Kilmore Quay Ballad
Island Nation
In THIS 'ISLAND NATION' this week, I invite you to join me on a sea crusade, report that the Shipping Industry should encourage youngsters from Sail Training... A song for the Kilmore Quay fisherman who defied the EU ... 50…
Caught Out by The Tide
Island Nation

Caught Out by The Tide

19th October 2012
#islandnation –  Why do people still use a boat when they do not have enough basic knowledge of the movement of tides, sea conditions and the responsibility upon them that, if they go out on the water then they must…
Staying Out of the EU was Norway's Best Decision
Island Nation
#islandnation – In THIS ISLAND NATION this week .. How Norway preserves, protects and respects maritime tradition and its marine industries STAYING OUT OF THE EU WAS THE BEST DECISION I am in Norway this week where I have been…
Free Fish at Kilmore Quay, Coastal Radio Station Battles & Boat Break–ins
Island Nation
In This ISLAND NATION this week .. Protect yourself against Eastern European boat thieves .... EU shambles as hundreds get free monkfish in Kilmore Quay ... Limerick invention for disabled sailing .... $31m. dollars paid for ship damage to a…
Lifeboat Design, Foam in Aberdeen, and International Maritime Stories
Island Nation
KEEPING A LIFEBOAT UNDER WRAPS Keeping a lifeboat design under wraps is some achievement, but that's what an Irishman did with the design for the first RNLI lifeboat to be named after an Irish river. In fact, at the age…
Leading the World in Marine Research
Island Nation
#islandnation –In your maritime 'This Island Nation' column this week. Ireland will lead the world in maritime research ...Will you help to survey the coastline? The Titanic Captain had trouble with his navigation ... Extreme trapezing ... A new cruise…
Silver Millions, Piracy Hostage Couple & World Cup Sailing Students
Island Nation
In this week's This Island Nation Column, millions in silver to be recovered off Cork, a piracy hostage couple sailing again, five million dollars to recover a schooner and reports about world cup students and an offer to survey whales.…
The Future of Shipping Fuels, Ireland's last Engineless Sailing Schooner & Lots More
Island Nation
#thisislandnation – The future of shipping fuels, Ireland's last engineless sailing schooner, galley slaves in Russia, locating the newest lifeboats and GPS disruption all in This Island Nation this week. A FUTURE IN ALGAE The United States Navy uses 80,000…
An amazing sea rescue, NAB-ing change, UK politicians support what Ireland’s will not, sailing in Galway and Mayo and much more in your TIN this week…
Island Nation
An amazing sea rescue, NAB-ing change, UK politicians support what Ireland's will not, sailing in Galway and Mayo and much more in your TIN this week..... AMAZING SEA RESCUE A 31-year-old seafarer has survived ten hours of swimming after ships…
Tall Ships, Galway Volvo Ocean Race, European Tour, Sharks and More
Island Nation
An unforgettable experience on a tall ship, Galway and the Volvo Race, the MOD70 European Tour in Dublin, protection for seafarers after 92 years, Wi-Fi and sharks, topics in your TIN this week. Read on .... UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE" ON A TALL…
Rambler Crew Thankful, A Story of Two Vessels, Our Paralympians and Cork's New Pilot Boat
Island Nation
The Rambler Crew thank Valentia Radio for saving their lives in the Fastnet Race, but Coast Guard management wants to shut the station .... My story of two vessels ... John Twomey's Parlaympian achievements ... Cork gets a new Pilot…
Magnificent Asgard, Commercial Fishermen and a Sticky Situation
Island Nation
ASGARD rises again .. Can you help to find goose barnacles? ... Irish brothers wrap up the 18s in Scotland... Commercial fishermen want bass fisheries re-opened.... The weather hasn't really been so bad – do you believe that? The Channel…
Valentia Radio, Coastguard Equipment & Poor Olympic Coverage
Island Nation
Another attempt is being made by Coast Guard management in Dublin to close the coastal radio stations at Valentia and Malin Head and centralise operations in Dublin. That, the poor quality of television coverage of sailing at the Olympics, the…
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