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Marine Notice: Offshore Rock Placement In Corrib Gas Field
News Update
#MarineNotice - Shell E&P Ireland advises that it will commence rock placement works between two wells in the Corrib Gas Field before the end of this month. These works, which are expected to be completed by the middle of August,…
Enniskillen Blueway Activity Hub Now Open For Business
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - ​The newly opened Enniskillen Blueway Activity Hub offers a range of activities from guided canoeing and kayaking tours to electric bike hire, day boat hire and water taxi tours.​​ Developed by Waterways Ireland with the Enniskillen Business District and…
The teenage girl is lifted to safety by Coleraine Coastguard’s rope rescue specialist
Rescue
#Rescue - Coleraine Coastguard rescued a teenage girl who was stranded at the base of a 100ft cliff at Castlerock yesterday evening (Monday 24 July). The coastguard rescue team was tasked to Castlerock following a report of two girls cut…
Rambler 88 continued its dominating form at the Isle of Wight this past weekend
RORC
#Rambler88 - Last weekend’s RORC Channel Race has clearly demonstrated two things writes W M Nixon. Firstly, the way that George David’s hugely impressive Rambler 88 won the Volvo Round Ireland race 2016 every which way was no flash in the…
Site map of the proposed new lock for the Lagan Canal
Inland Waterways
#LaganCanal - Belfast will get its first new boat lock in more than 250 years as work begins on a £4 million project near Belfast Boat Club. As ITV News reports, the new lock plan — which includes a weir…
The blue whale is the largest animal known to have ever existed on earth
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - The skeleton of a blue whale beached on the Wexford coast in the late 19th century has now taken pride of place at London’s Natural History Museum. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the museum paid the equivalent of…
Port volumes in Dublin are up almost 30% in past five years – preliminary work is starting on a second major Masterplan Project to provide capacity for future growth.
Dublin Port
Dublin Port Company has published its latest trade figures showing half-year growth of 2.9%, putting Dublin Port on track for a third successive record year. As Afloat.ie reported yesterday, overall volumes in Dublin Port have grown by 28.8% in just…
Euro Champ – Aoife Hopkins of Howth Yacht Club
Laser
With a first overall for Aoife Hopkins of Howth, a second overall for Aisling Keller of Lough Derg, and a seventh overall for Sally Bell from Belfast Lough, Ireland has made pretty much of a clean sweep of the Laser…
Dublin Port's trade in exports and imports as measured by tonnage rose 2.9% in the first six months
Dublin Port
#dublinport - The worst of the potential fallout this year from Brexit has been avoided by Dublin Port even though its rate of expansion is down to the slowest pace for four years, despite a booming economy. As The Irish…
Aoife Hopkins has continued on top form at the Laser Radial Women’s Under 21 Euros at Douarnenez today.
Laser
Aoife Hopkins and Aisling Keller have strengthened Ireland’s dominance of the U21 Women’s Laser Radial Europeans at Douarnenez in Brittany today writes W M Nixon. With one race still to sail in the ten-race series, Hopkins has taken two more…
Patsy Kelly’s lobster boat Loch Corrib II pictured at Ballinacourty pier a month after the incident
MCIB
#MCIB - Marine investigators have recommended that fishermen be reminded of best practice for wearing PFDs while on the water. That’s the main recommendation from the Marine Casualty Investigation Board’s (MCIB) report on an incident in Galway Bay last September…
Liverpool2, phase 2 has begun construction
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - Work has begun on Peel Ports Group's second phase of expansion at its £400m Liverpool2 deepwater shipping terminal. The company reports MultiModal, plans to invest in equipment, infrastructure and port technology as its grows the facility. Phase two…
Rescue For Girl Swept Out To Sea In Donegal
Rescue
#Rescue - Malin Head Coast Guard has issued a warning over changing tides after a series of rescues off the Donegal coast yesterday (Sunday 23 July). The most serious of these involved a six-year-old girl whose inflatable was swept out…
Stephen Tudor's Sgrech from Pwllheli was a winner in the Lyver Race
ISORA
The Lyver Race, after the postponement from the 30th June, took place on Friday 21st July writes Peter Ryan, Chairman of ISORA. The race is also an ISORA, RORC and a qualifier for the Fastnet Race. While 32 boats had entered…
Stephen Keenan from Dublin had been working in Egypt teaching free diving for almost a decade
Diving
#Diving - Tributes have been paid to Irish free diver Stephen Keenan, who died on Saturday (22 July) in an incident off the coast of Egypt. According to TheJournal.ie, the 39-year-old Dubliner — who ran a diving school in the…
Merveilleux! Aoife Hopkins showing how it should be done in the big stuff at Douarnenez. Photo Aoife Hopkins Sailing/Gauthier Thomas
Laser
Ireland’s Aoife Hopkins of Howth and Aisling Keller of Lough Derg hold the lead going into today’s final racing in the Laser U21 European Championship at Dournenez in Western Brittany writes W M Nixon. The French race officers are hoping to…
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring T.D. announces over €500,000 Investment for 22 marine projects in Mayo, Sligo at the Mulranny Park Hotel. L/R; BIM FLAG Northwest Co-ordinator Declan Nee  BIM CEO Jim O’ Toole, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring T.D.,  FLAG Northwest Ger Hassett
Maritime Festivals
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring T.D. yesterday (Monday, 24th July) joined BIM (Bord Iascaigh Mhara), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency and the North West Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) to announce over €500,000 in total investment for 22…
Baltimore's RNLI Inshore Lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
Baltimore RNLI carried out a medical evacuation yesterday afternoon (Sunday 23 July) after a man sustained injuries while on a visit to Sherkin Island off the coast of West Cork. The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their inshore…
Looking back ashore, boaters got a unique view of the air display off the County Wicklow Coast
Coastal Notes
An estimated 1,000 boaters in a fleet of 200 boats gathered off the County Wicklow coast this afternoon for a spectacular edition of the Bray Air Show. A selection of pleasure craft from small fishing boats and RIBs right up…
European Medals Winner Gina Griffin from Kinsale Yacht Club. Scroll down for homecoming gallery below
Kinsale
European Medals Winner Gina Griffin arrived home today from Polands to a hero's welcome at Cork Airport. Kinsale Yacht Club Commodore Tom Roche led the KYC welcoming party, along with family and many friends from the KYC Sailability Class. Griffin…

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