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Skerries Sailing Club looking very trim, as befits the new SuperValu TidyTown status, with GP 14s preparing to go out to the race area
Coastal Notes
Anyone involved in assessing national sailing contests such as the Mitsubishi Motors “Club of the Year” or the “Sailor of the Month” awards will be able to tell you it’s much better to do such work by stealth if…
Rare moment in Irish shipbuilding as the new carferry Spirit of Rathlin is lowered into the River Avoca yesterday
#FerryLaunched – A newbuild and that of a car ferry, which is rare in Irish shipbuilding, was launched at Arklow, Co. Wicklow yesterday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 6 vehicle / 140 passenger ferry, Spirit of Rathlin was launched from Arklow…
The initial alarm was raised by a member of the public reporting two kayakers in trouble with one kayaker in the water
RNLI Lifeboats
Larne RNLI has rescued two kayakers who got into difficulty off the County Antrim coast yesterday evening (Tuesday 27 September). The volunteer lifeboat crew responded to a launch request from Belfast Coastguard at approximately 6.30pm following reports of two kayakers…
Deputy CEO Niclas Mårtensson has been appointed CEO by Stena Line
#NewStenaCEO - A new CEO has been appointed by Stena Line, the Swedish owned company which is one of Europe’s largest ferry operators with 35 ferries and 22 routes in northern Europe. Deputy CEO Niclas Mårtensson assumed the position with his…
Dr Peter Heffernan, Dr Margaret Rae, EU Commissioner Karmenu Vella and Dr John Killeen at the Atlantic Stakeholders Conference in Croke Park on Tuesday 27 September
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Co-ordination and Support Action (AORA-CSA) has received the first Atlantic Project Award for International Cooperation. The Marine Institute-led project was presented with the accolade yesterday (Tuesday 27 September) during the Atlantic Stakeholders Conference…
The Terminator 755 is the first 100% fiberglass model released with Sealegs that does not feature the Hypalon or Aluminium pontoons
Boat Sales
New Zealand based Sealegs International has announce the coming release of the Terminator 755 Amphibious by Sealegs at the Auckland On Water Boat Show. The craft features System 60, the amphibious enablement system (AES) by Sealegs, and was developed by…
Sunseeker's 116 yacht is a new model for the boat show season
Boat Sales
Sunseeker International powerboat firm is celebrating a triumphant start to the boat show season following the successful Cannes Yachting Festival and Southampton Boat Show, with £70m of confirmed retail orders (exc. tax), and an expected £25m of additional orders to…
The new Fjord 42 open has an even more striking hull design and a flat deck layout
Boat Sales
Fjord is known for unique powerboats. The vertical bow and a clear visual language of extraordinary hulls stand out in every port and make up the outstanding design from Patrick Banfield. The latest development of the brand portfolio of the…
Southampton boat show 2016 – In total some 750 boats were on display, with over 330 of the world's leading sailboats and high-performance powerboats on the water
Marine Trade
Britain’s best loved boating festival, the 2016 Southampton Boat Show, drew to a close on Sunday 25 September with organisers, exhibitors, sponsors and visitors all hailing the Show a great success. A quality attendance, thrilling atmosphere, fun attractions and entertainment…
S.S. Nomadic the purpose built tender that served RMS Titanic, forms part of Titanic Belfast which has attracted more than 3 million visitors
#TitanicBrexit - Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, which is home to Northern Ireland’s and Europe's most popular tourist attraction, has reported losses for last year of £333,111 (€383,329), newly filed accounts show. Titanic Island Limited, which controls the group of companies working…
Anglers Urged to Stay Safe on the Water
Inland Fisheries Ireland and Irish Water Safety have outlined water safety advice in light of 18 angling related deaths in last three years. Anglers in Ireland are reminded of the importance of staying safe on the water as they enjoy…
The new 70m 'defies sailing convention but not the sailing experience'
Boat Sales
UK–based Dixon Yachts has launched a 'game changing' 70–metre design, offering sailing performance and interior space planning normally associated with motor yachts. DynaRigs have been chosen to maximise the sailing opportunity and minimise the sailing effort. Unlike a conventional rig…
The Jeanneau Leader 30 sportsboat
Boat Sales
The Leader 30 has received the “Barca Dell’Anno” award, the new award created by the magazine Vela e Motore, with the support of the National Union of the Italian Marine Industry. Distinguished among four competitors in her class, the Leader…
Fourth of 10 cargoships on order to ASL, Arklow Valley under tow from the inland Dutch shipyard to the open sea where she begin sea trials today
Ports & Shipping
#SeaTrials - As a new car ferry is to be launched in Co. Wicklow yard as previously reported, an Arklow Shipping Dutch flagged and built cargoship is making first sea trials today, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Royal Bodewes newbuild no…
Hauling net on the RV Celtic Explorer
#Fishing - The Marine Institute’s annual Irish Groundfish Survey (IGFS2016) began off the North West Coast on Sunday 25 September, continuing till Thursday 6 October, in fulfilment of Ireland’s Common Fisheries Policy obligations. IGFS2016 is a demersal trawl survey consisting…
A Portuguese man o’ war beached in the Bahamas
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Sightings of the deadly Portuguese man o’ war along the West Coast have prompted calls for caution among coastal users, especially surfers and other beachgoers. yesterday reported that as many as 15 of the toxic sea organisms…
Clifden RNLI on exercise
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - An island medical evacuation was carried out yesterday (Monday 26 September) by the volunteer crew of Clifden RNLI on the Mersey class all-weather lifeboat Fisherman's Friend. In calm seagoing conditions, the lifeboat was launched at 1.15pm to attend…
World Sailing's 2016 Annual Conference: 'Our Sustainable Future'
World Sailing
World Sailing's Annual Conference is the central meeting point where the strategy of sailing is reviewed, discussed and celebrated. For the 2016 Annual Conference, the dialogue and engagement will be centred on an overarching theme of, 'Our Sustainable Future'. Sailing…
An example of the 200M Mantsinen crane, which when completed will be the World's largest hydraulic crane located at ABP's Port of Garston on the Mersey, south of Liverpool
Ports & Shipping
#NewPortCranes - The Merseyside Port of Garston located south of Liverpool is one of five Associated British Ports (ABP) to have ordered new hydraulic cranes worth £6m across the UK ports group.  The five Mantsinen hydraulic cranes have been purchased…
At 40 years old the Canna, the current car ferry serving Rathlin Island from Ballycastle, Co. Antrim and passenger-only route partner, Rathlin Express
#NewBuild - Arklow Marine Services are to launch a new car ferry which is to serve Rathlin Island off the Antrim coast, writes Jehan Ashmore. Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure (DFI) awarded the contract for the 6 vehicle /140 passenger…

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