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Weekly Maritime News and Affairs with Tom MacSweeney
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…
Six Thousand Milk Bottles, Barryroe Oil Progress & What Ships Might Look Like in 2020
Island Nation
#thisislandnation – Six thousand milk bottles in Bantry's inner harbour, Barryroe Oil progress, what will ships look like in 2020, disappearing manta rays, a new book scheme for seafarers, emotion in Union Hall, and the future of navigation and visual…
Oil from West Cork, Civil Service & the Marine, Difficulties for Sailing
Island Nation
#island nation – Barryoe Oil from West Cork; can Irish civil servants co-operate in the interest of the marine sphere; more signs of the difficult economic times with sailing cutbacks; deciding whether the white shark should continue to be protected;…
Boat Building, Maritime Plans, Salmon Catch, Dublin Bay and Scrapping Ships
Island Nation
# ISLAND NATION –  The boat builder who sailed a spinnaker on the Grand Canal in Venice, the government's maritime plan, more than 1,000 salmon caught on just two Irish rivers in one week, the polluted air of Dublin Bay,…
This Island Nation - Union Hall, Round Ireland, Volvo Ocean Race and Lifeboats
Island Nation
#islandnation – A great maritime show in Galway, controversy after the Round Ireland in Wicklow, honouring the community of Union Hall, tougher inspection of cruise ships visiting Irish ports, hogging moorings on the inland waterways, aliens in the Royal Canal,…
Plenty of Maritime News from Fish Ireland, Volvo Ocean Race and Round Ireland
Island Nation
#islandnation – The FISH IRELAND Exhibition in Killybegs, the Volvo Race in Galway, the Round Ireland Race at Wicklow, commemorating an Arctic hero in Courtmacsherry and where is the summer for sailing? That's quite a mix of maritime material for…
The Pace Picks Up in Galway
Island Nation
#islandnation – THIS WEEK : Smelly humans, the pace picks up in Galway, pirates in Baltimore, the response of fishermen to the condescending RNLI and a Cork beauty are amongst my topics this week, read on ..... GALWAY PACE PICKS…
Safety in Sailing, Ocean Wealth in Galway, Round Ireland Race and More
Island Nation
In this week's column: Safety in sailing; ocean wealth in Galway; the US Navy going green; increased shipping in the Arctic Circle; Denis Noonan and the Round Ireland Race; Australia's world ocean reserve and the UK Coastguard suggests offshore sailors…
Keeping Watch, Children Drowning Stats and a Cork Harbour Old Beauty
Island Nation
#ISLANDNATION – The effect of six-on/six-off hours of watchkeeping on accidents at sea, boat hooks aboard lifeboats, 67 children drowned in 10 years, a traditional beauty in Cork Harbour and the astonishing discovery beneath the Arctic ice are my topics…
President Higgins Shows Maritime Interest
Island Nation
#ISLAND NATION – It is encouraging that the first citizen of THIS ISLAND NATION is taking an interest in the marine sphere. I was M.C. at the national commemoration ceremonies for the Titanic centenary in Cobh when President Michael D.…
Ireland Needs the Marine Sector
Island Nation
#ISLAND NATION – The Commissioners of Irish Lights, the seafood industry and country's ports and shipping movements all provided indications this week of how important the marine sector is to this nation. Twenty-one seafood companies are investing €15.5m. and creating…
The Greatest Maritime Disaster - Seafood Advances But Shipping Slows
Island Nation
#ISLANDNATION – The sinking of the Titanic in 1912, remembered so much this year in the centenary of the disaster, is probably the most well-known shipwreck, but it is not the greatest maritime disaster ever. If you want to know…

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