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Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company Partners With Online Platform For Leasing Event Space
Dublin Bay
#DLHarbour - Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company has announced a new event space partnership with online platform Fillit. Four locations in the harbour will be available for rent on short-term lease for various events, pop-ups and other promotions via the new…
A ship’s telegraph much like this one was retrieved from the Lusitania wreck by diver Eoin McGarry
Diving
#Lusitania - A Dungarvan diver has recovered a telegraph machine from the wreck of the Lusitania off West Cork, as The Irish Times reports. Eoin McGarry retrieved the treasure trove under licence from the Heritage Minister and on behalf of…
The IMO has reached an agreement in favour of maintaining deadline of 2020 for introducing a global cap of  0.5% sulphur content in marine fuels
Ports & Shipping
#GlobalSulphur - The International Maritime Organistions IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has reached an agreement on global sulphur cap. The IMO last week agreed in favour of maintaining the deadline of 2020 for introducing a global cap of 0.5%…
Skerries lifeboat crew rescues two swimmers from the water off Colt Island on Hallowe'en afternoon
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Skerries RNLI responded yesterday afternoon (31 October) to reports of swimmers in difficulty to the south of Colt Island off the north Co Dublin town. Shortly after 12 noon, a member of the local fishing fleet alerted Dublin…
Unsung hero Tom Crean
Seascapes
Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme Seascapes – prolific writer and broadcaster Hugh Oram brings us the story of Jacobs Biscuits from their earliest days in Waterford port in 1853 ; we talk to Lye…
CH Marine prizewinners at Royal Cork. Scroll down for prizewinners gallery.
Royal Cork YC
The CH Marine Royal Cork Yacht Club Autumn league came to a light air climax on Sunday. Racing both inside and outside the harbour, it was a relaxing way to finish the series! You can view the last day's action…
At 106 years old, the former Irish lightship, Penguin, now Arctic Penguin of Glasgow berthed with the stunning backdrop of Inveraray, Loch Fyne. The veteran vessel is to undergo a refit project to offer 'sailing' charters along the Scottish Western Isles
Historic Boats
#HistoricBoats- A rare example of an Irish built ship dating more than a century and listed on the UK Historic Ships Registry, is to undergo a major refit for ‘sailing’ excursions in Scotland, writes Jehan Ashmore. The historic ship Arctic…
At almost 50m long Emerald Gratia was the largest of four industrial mussel dredgers that worked the seabed of Dalkey Sound last week
Fishing
#DredgingDalkey - Industrial mussel seed dredging will leave Ireland's coastal waters "full of jellyfish and little else", convervationists claim. As the The Irish Independent writes, four industrial trawlers had worked in Dublin Bay over the three days beginning last Sunday (23 October). …
A sea trout caught by an angler in Galway Bay
Angling
#Angling - Poaching is a direct threat to efforts to revive salmon and trout angling and associated tourism in Connemara, a local business has warned. Brian Curran of Lough Corrib-based Ireland West Angling told the Connacht Tribune that poachers are doing “untold…
Two Akula-class subs like this one were reportedly tracked in the Irish Sea recently
News Update
#RussianSubs - Russian submarines have been tracked through the Irish Sea by the British military in recent days, according to Mail Online. Two nuclear-powered Akula-class submarines were reportedly monitored by Royal Navy radar as they travelled to meet with a…
Former Royal Navy ice patrol survey ship, HMS Endurance (named in honour of Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914-1918 Antarctic expedition ship) departing Portsmouth under tow to Turkish ship-breakers
Marine Science
#ShackletonShips - The Ross Sea announced as the World’s largest marine park in the Antarctic is where ice patrol survey ship HMS Endurance nearly sank in the south Atlantic in 2008. Since then the ship has remained laid up, however in recent…
Monika Dukarska with silver medallist Alexandra Tsiavou and Edwig Alfred (bronze) at the World Coastal Championships.
Rower of Month
#Rowing: Monika Dukarska is the Afloat Rower of the Month for October. The Killorglin woman became the world champion in the solo (single) at the Fisa World Coastal Rowing Championships in Monaco. She won the final by 26 seconds, leaving…
Optimist racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The 2017 National Championships will be hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club
Optimist
The Irish Optimist class has published its 2017 calendar highlighting the youth boat's national championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club as the season's penultimate fixture from August 17 to 20.  February kicks off the season with the Baltimore Sailing…
Howth Yacht Club's Kissane Lying 15th Overall in Women's Match Racing  After Busan Cup
Match Racing
Howth Yacht Club's Diana Kissane, Jane Butler, Clara Hynes, Tara Flood and Jennifer Andreasson were tenth overall at the Busan Cup Women's International Match Race at the weekend. As Afloat.ie reported previously it means the sole Irish competitors in the Womens International…
Dolphins accompany Howth's Coastguard RIB
Coastguard
The Howth–based Coast Guard boat “Sean A Dunne” was joined by some unexpected visitors today in the form of a school of Bottlenose Dolphins. The Coast Guard crew of four from Howth station were on routine exercise in the Irish…
The tall ship 'Roald Amundsen' from Cologne arrived in to Cork Harbour this afternoon. Scroll down for photo gallery
Royal Cork YC
A light south–easterly breeze, a holiday atmosphere in Royal Cork Yacht Club and a stillness in the air greeted competitors for the final days racing in the CH Marine Autumn Series writes Bob Bateman. The trees on the way to…
Dr. Austin O’Carroll will give a talk: "The Road to Rio Paralympic Sailing" next Thursday 3 November at 20:00 in Poolbeg Y&BC Ringsend, Dublin
Coastal Notes
#Lecture - Glenua & Friends presents the lecture: The Road to Rio Paralympic Sailing The talk by Dr. Austin O’Carroll takes place next Thursday 3 November at 20:00 in Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club Ringsend, Dublin. Entry €5 (in aid of…
At the National Yacht Club's fish supper in aid of the RNLI are from from right to left are Rita O'Reilly, Ken Robinson, Pamela Bell and Emma Robinson
National YC
Dun Laoghaire RNLI Lifeboat hosted a fundraising Fish Supper at the National Yacht Club last Friday where €1,000 was raised. The RNLI Fish Supper initiative, is an annual charity fundraising event to support the RNLI's lifesaving work. 
Easkey Britton giving her TEDxDublin talk in 2013
Surfing
#Adventure - Pioneering Irish surfer Easkey Britton was keynote speaker at the fifth annual International Adventure Conference in Tralee last week, as The Kerryman reports. The event attracted experts from as far afield as New Zealand for three days of…
A sea trout caught by an angler in Galway Bay
Angling
#Angling - Northern Ireland’s new online fishing permit application system has “transformed” the industry, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. The new NI government web portal, designed by Belfast firm Kainos with BT, enables anglers and commercial fishermen to apply for…

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