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The Paralympic Sonar fleet raced only one of two races yesterday
In the only race of the day for the Sonars on the second day of the Rio Paralympic sailing regatta, Ireland's John Twomey from Kinsale Yacht Club with crew Ian Costelloe and Austin O'Carroll finished 12th from 14 to put them 13th…
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas docked in Rotterdam earlier this year
Cruise Liners
#CruiseLiners - A crewman has died during a safety drill on the world's largest cruise liner in the Mediterranean, as AFP reports. The Filipino was one of five crew members from the Harmony of the Seas who were on board…
Thorsten Kusters and Jens Koschnick Take 1st in the Pairs, with John Boyle and Colm Breheny
German duo Jens Koschnick and Thorsten Kusters scooped this year’s Lakelands & Inland Waterways World Pairs Angling Championships title and the €10,000 prize In a week with some of the best weights seen in the five years of this competition…
The project involved the fitting of four 50kWp Solar PV panel arrays to the roofs of terminal buildings, garage and shore shop as above
Coastal Notes
#SolarPort - As part of a drive to become the world’s greenest ferry operator, Stena Line has just delivered an innovative solar project at its Port of Holyhead in Wales.  The project involved the fitting of four 50kWp Solar PV…
John Twomey's Sonar starts in yesterday's first race of the Rio Paralympic regatta
Ireland's Paralympic sailing team secored a ten and 14 in the first two rounds of the three person keelboat regatta yesterday. Kinsale Yacht Club's Sonar crew of John Twomey, Ian Costelloe and Austin O'Carroll now lie 12th from 14 with two…
Statement from Minister Shane Ross on Death of Volunteer Coast Guard Caitriona Lucas
It was with extreme sadness that I learned of the tragedy which occurred this afternoon in the waters off Kilkee, Co Clare. Caitriona was a member of that extraordinary group of men and women who dedicate their skills, time and…
Mike Slade (left) wins in Porto Cervo, Italy
Mike Slade's Leopard 3 won the prestigious Maxi Racing Class at the 27th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, Italy today. After a fascinating duel between Mike Slade's British Maxi Leopard 3 and Round Ireland monohull record…
Dragon Sailors Great–grandad Noel (92), Grandad Paul (66), grandson Rory (38) and great grandson Evan (2)
Proving sailing really is 'a sport for life' are four generations of the Maguire family from Dun Laoghaire, afloat on Dublin Bay recently in a Dragon keelboat. The Royal St. George Yacht Club clan were out for a day sail…
Coastguard Member Dies During Search Off Kilkee
#Coastguard - RTÉ News is reporting that a member of the Irish Coast Guard has died after a rescue boat overturned during a search for a man missing of Kilkee this afternoon (Monday 12 September). Two other coastguard crew were recovered…
The imposing Dún Briste sea stack at Downpatrick Head, Co Mayo
Coastal Notes
#SeaStack - A famous sea stack off the Co Mayo coast has been climbed for the first time in more than 25 years, as Travel reports. At the end of August, Iain Miller and his climbing partner Paulina Kaniszewska…
French yachtsman Jean Conchaudron clings to his upturned hull after keel failure
#Rescue - The French sailor rescued from the hull of his upturned yacht off the Wexford coast this summer has again paid tribute to the Irish Coast Guard crew who came to his aid. As previously reported on, yachtsman…
Bobby Kerr visits a business on Upper Lough Erne while filming UTV Ireland's Along Home Shores
Maritime TV
#OnTV - ​Filming has commenced for the new UTV Ireland programme Along Home Shores. ​​The eight-part TV series is focusing on the waterways of Ireland, with each show examining inland, coastal and offshore lives in a different region of the…
The 4,000-passenger Carnival Vista entered service in May 2016
Cruise Liners
#CruiseLiners - Millions of euros worth of damage has been inflicted at a marina on the island of Sicily by a 'mini-tsunami' caused by the engines of a manoeuvring cruise liner. Video from Mail Online shows the moments when the…
A rigid inflatable boat (RIB) of the LE James Joyce with migrants rescued on board
#migrantsrescue - A Naval Service vessel writes The Irish Independent at the weekend rescued more than 400 migrants as part of its operations in the Mediterranean. The LE James Joyce and her crew were part of a mission co-ordinated by…
Primary Schools' Marine Education Programme Expands
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute’s Explorers Education Programme is growing and is now available in Galway, Clare, Mayo, Cork and Waterford, delivered by centres including Galway Atlantaquaria, Loop Head Summer Hedge School, Redrose Developments, Lifetime Lab and Oceanic Surf School…
Paddy Crowley with the RNLI Crosshaven crew
RNLI Lifeboats
There were double celebrations for the RNLI in County Cork this weekend with two new lifeboats officially named and blessed in Youghal and Crosshaven. At a special ceremony held on Saturday, Youghal RNLI officially named its new Atlantic 85 class…
The boat crashed into the pier with 148 people on board
News Update
A passenger boat with 148 people on board has crashed into a pier on the River Thames with its engine on fire.  Dramatic footage (below) showed the pleasure boat hit a wooden pier at Canary Wharf with smoke billowing from…
Land Rover BAR competing at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Toulon Super Sunday
America's Cup
The Land Rover BAR crew proved themselves rock steady under immense pressure on Super Sunday at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series event in Toulon. They now lead the overall series by fourteen points going into the final event…
Shane McCarthy and Noel Butler are Fireball Munster winners. Scroll down for more prizegiving photos
Noel Butler and Shane McCarthy have won the Fireball Munsters at Killaloe after racing was abandoned for day two of the event. On Sunday morning the forecast strong southerly winds kept building and while initially it looked sailable a series…
Dun Laoghaire Coastguard on scene at Dalkey Island in the search for people stranded at the Muglins Rocks
RNLI Lifeboats
It was a busy afternoon for Dun Laoghaire All-Weather RNLI lifeboat, Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard and Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 116 woh responded to a calls with good intent as southerly winds are gusting over 50 knots on Dublin Bay today.…

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