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Dublin Port Company has announced the launch of its 2016 cruise season as preparations get underway for the return of luxury cruise liner MSC Splendida next week. She is among 113 cruise calls confirmed this season, the largest number of…
I have been vocal over the past few months in expressing concern about improving access to sailing and combating the impression that the sport is elitist. I spoke about the need for initiatives at the annual conference of the Irish…
#MarineWildlife - A seriously ill seal pup found on the streets of Galway last December is just weeks away from release back into the wild. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the tiny seal no more than three weeks old was…
#Coastguard - Northern Ireland coastguard teams have taken part in a major rescue exercise The Gobbins in Co Antrim ahead of the cliff path's reopening this May Day weekend, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. As many as 50 volunteers from…
#Baltimore - A verdict of accidental death was returned at Clonakilty courthouse today (Tuesday 26 April) in the deaths of a Penney's retail scion, his son and his son's girlfriend, all three of whom drowned off Baltimore in West Cork…
Gusts of over 33–knots have put paid to tonight's first race of the 2016 Dublin Bay Sailing Club season. Northerly winds are currently averaging 23–knots on the Bay. Dinghy racing has been cancelled.  
How many times have you agonised over bringing expensive electronic equipment afloat, vowing to come up with a solution 'next time' only never finding one? The problem may have just been solved by SUBTECH SPORTS who have introduced a '100…
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced its intention to phase out its fish farming operations over the coming years. A plan will now be developed to implement this decision. The IFI Board, having reviewed the fish farm operations from both…
#CrewRest – The Dutch embassy has contacted Afloat.ie to say the submarine that docked in Dublin Port was not in directly for repairs but for a crew rest and recreational call to the capital, writes Jehan Ashmore. HNLMS Walrus had…
With nine wins in ten races, Rory Fitzpatrick of the National Yacht Club is the undisputed king of the Irish Moth Tour 2016 following the weekend's Moth Inland Championships held on the inner lakes of Lough Ree. Although Fitzpatrick, who…
Irish Ferries has linked up with An Garda Siochana, to support their forthcoming ‘Chris Crossing’ charity boat row across the Irish Sea, the aim being to raise some €50,000 for the National Neurosurgical Centre at Beaumont Hospital. Planned in memory…
A UK Agricultural Engineering lecturer is to travel to Union Hall, Cork this July to undertake a challenge to rebuild a Massey Ferguson tractor in 24-hours, with a little help from colleagues and friends. The tractor will then be raffled…
Lough Ree Yacht Club's Caoilin Croasdell & Alexander Farrel were the Overall and Gold Fleet Winners of the Mirror dinghy Western Championships at Sligo Yacht Club at the weekend. Second place went to Oisin MacAllister & Rory MacAllister of Royal Cork Yacht…
#FerryNews - The fire broke out on the Irish Ferries 2.40am (yesterday, Monday) Holyhead to Dublin crossing and normal services have now resumed. According to the Daily Post, the firm’s largest ferry Ulysses, which can carry up to 2,000 passengers,…
#PortProfits – The Chief Executive of the Port of Milford Haven has praised staff for delivering strong performance in tough trading conditions at the UK’s biggest energy port. The south Wales port  has published its accounts for 2015, showing the…

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