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#FerryOnTV - As reported on Afloat, the latest episode of  BBC's popular 'Coast' focuses on the Irish Sea, with presenter Nick Crane sailing from Holyhead to Dublin on board Irish Ferries cruise ferry, Ulysses. The hour-long BBC2 programme broadcast on…
#Rio2016 - Rio has made "great progress" in preparing for next summer's Olympic Games but "challenges" remain, not least of which is Guanabara Bay's significant pollution problem, according to the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). As the Guardian…
#MarineWildlife - BBC News reports on three revet sightings of an orca, or killer whale, in the Irish Sea off Ceredigion in Mid Wales. It's believed the orca - which could be John Coe, a large male known for a…
#Angling - More than 300 fish – including brown trout and sea trout – have been killed in a "major pollution incident" on the River Enler in Co Down, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. And local anglers have expressed their…
#Kayaking - Wexford native Susan Honan is celebrating after kayaking 1,600km around the island of Ireland with her friend Sonja Ewen, as the Wexford People reports. Honan is one of only a handful of women - including solo kayaker Elaine…
#PolarShip - "You are made for the ice," is how legendary polar explorer Roald Amundsen christened the tall ship Maud in 1917. That's because the vessel was destined to be deliberately stuck in ice above the Bering Strait in order…
#RNLI - RNLI lifeboats from Portrush in north Antrim and Arranmore in Donegal were launched yesterday evening (Tuesday 28 July) on separate callouts to assist fishing boats in difficult. The Portrush all-weather lifeboat was launched at 6pm to reports of…
#AoifetoDryDock - Former Naval Service OPV LÉ Aoife which is under the ownership of the Maltese authorities having been donated by the Irish Government is to undergo a refit, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 'Emer' class OPV is to enter dry-dock…
#rnli – Lifeboat crew with Rosslare RNLI launched yesterday afternoon  to a 42ft yacht with two people onboard after the vessel became entangled in lobster pots close to Carnsore Point. Conditions this afternoon were described as showery with a south…

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