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One happy dog in the care of Lough Ree RNLI after a cruiser grounded on the Long Shoal on Monday morning
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Lough Ree RNLI’s lifeboat crew were alerted by the Irish Coast Guard on Monday morning (8 May) when four people and their dog on board a 40ft motor cruiser ran aground on the Long Shoal near the eastern…
The medical evacuation of a fisherman  took place 20 miles south of Ballycotton Lighthouse
RNLI Lifeboats
Ballycotton RNLI launched in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 10 May) to assist in the medical evacuation of a fisherman 20 miles south of Ballycotton Lighthouse. The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat by…
Pictured onboard Irish Ferries’ Ulysses at Dublin Port to launch the fourth Our Ocean Wealth Summit are PwC advisory partner Declan McDonald, tax partner Yvonne Thompson and Marine Institute CEO Dr Peter Heffernan
News Update
#OurOceanWealth - Professional services giant PwC has announced a new three-year headline sponsorship of the Our Ocean Wealth Summit, the fourth of which takes place in Galway next month. The one-day summit on Friday 30 June at NUI Galway coincides…
A Sunseeker yacht arrives in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay
Dun Laoghaire Marina, Ireland's largest marina and the 'gateway to Dublin city', welcomed two impressive Sunseeker motor cruisers at the weekend. Firstly, a Manhattan 56 model that was in transit on the Irish Sea stopped for fuel, one of the…
Tom Dolan (bow number 910 in foreground) narrowly leads his class after the first night at sea in the Mini-en-Mai 2017, but still has 329 miles to race with the prospect of flukey winds.
Solo Sailing
After their first night at sea, the Mini Transat boats racing the 500-mile Mini-en-Mai race in the eastern sector of the Bay of Biscay have put the navigation challenges of Western Brittany astern, and are well on their way, shaping…
The sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus), one of three shark species with six gills, is usually found in the warmer waters of the Mediterranean
Angling
#Angling - A group of sea anglers off the Co Clare coast have hooked what’s thought to be the largest ever sixgill shark caught by rod and line in Europe. As BBC News reports, English angler Ben Bond struggled for…
Baltimore RNLI's Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - A week of engine troubles around the Irish coast continued yesterday morning (Tuesday 9 May) when Baltimore RNLI went to the aid of a fishing boat on passage from France to Kerry. The lifeboat launched to the vessel…
Irish Coast Guard Airlifts Sailor From Royal Navy Submarine
Coastguard
#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard has airlifted a sailor with leg injuries from a Royal Navy submarine off the West Coast of Ireland, as The Irish Times reports. Sligo’s Rescue 118 helicopter was dispatched to the scene some 277km…
Racing Manager Job At Royal Ocean Racing Club
RORC
The Royal Ocean Racing Club is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the post of Racing Manager to direct a small but energetic race management team based in Cowes. The RORC is an international members' club with clubhouses in London…
Fifteen towns and villages, including Crosshaven pictured above, as well as the city, have joined together to create 60 events
Cork Harbour
Cork has claimed that this year’s ‘Harbour Festival’ will be the biggest maritime festival in the country. Fifteen towns and villages, as well as the city, have joined together with the City and County Councils and Cork Port Company to…
Light winds for tonight's DBSC dinghy racing inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour
DBSC
There were no finishers in tonight's DBSC keelboat racing in the light easterly winds that prevailed outside Dun Laoghaire harbour but inside dinghy classes all got finishes to bring to four the number of races sailed so far this summer…
Ireland’s Tom Dolan (910 foreground) going great guns in today’s early stages of the Mini-en-Mai
Solo Sailing
Ireland’s Tom Dolan is continuing to set the pace in his Mini Pogo 3 Offshoresailing.fr (IRL 910) in the 500 miles Mini-en-Mai as the leaders sweep past the Iles des Glenans and on towards the Point de Penmarch in a…
Cork moves from a city port to a sea port says chairman
Island Nation
In an exclusive interview for my weekly This Island Nation podcast, the Chairman of Cork Port says that it is moving “from a city port to a sea port.” Listen to John Mullins as he outlines why the port company…
Big Entry for Lough Rynn Regatta
Rowing
#Rowing: The second annual Lough Rynn Regatta will be held on the lake (Lough Rinn) near Mohill, Co. Leitrim on Saturday. The event is hosted by the Connacht Branch of Rowing Ireland. The 2,000 metre course has eight lanes and is…
The 500-mile Mini-en-Mai course, starting and finishing off La Trinite sur Mer, is an interesting mixture of coast-hopping and a long offshore leg. Scroll down for  Yellowbrick Tracker.
Solo Sailing
After a good start which saw him in third shortly after crossing the line in the 500-mile Mini-en-Mai event for Minitrasat 650s which started today off La Trinite sur Mer on France’s Biscay coast, Ireland’s Tom Dolan is currently rated…
Making a maiden port of call to Cobh in April, 2010 is Celebrity Eclipse which only a week before had transported stranded UK holidaymakers following the eruption of an Icelandic volcano. The ash-cloud caused aviation travel to be shut down across Europe.
Port of Cork
#CobhCelebrity – Cobh welcomed Celebrity Eclipse this morning as the giant luxury ship made a first port of call having set off from Southampton, the UK’s largest cruiseport, writes Jehan Ashmore. The ‘Solstice’ class 121,000 gross tonnage luxury cruiseship at…
The refit work carried out of Stena Line fleet operating out of Belfast took place at Harland & Wolff shipyard for over 4-months. Among the seven ships serviced, Stena Superfast VIII operates on the Belfast- Cairnryan service.
Ferry
#StenaRefit - Refit of all seven ships of Stena Line's Irish Sea north ferry fleet totalling £5m has recently been completed. The work carried out at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast took over a 4-month period. This involved…
Irish Maritime Law Association Biennial Seminar On 19 May
Ports & Shipping
#MaritimeLaw - The Irish Maritime Law Association will hosts its biennial seminar in Dublin on Friday 19 May. The day-long event will bring together high profile national and international speakers to address the market on current challenges in the maritime…
Taking to the water at the start of the 2016 Dunmore East RNLI Open Water Swim
Sea Swim
#Swimming - This year’s Dunmore East RNLI Open Water Swim sponsored by Activate and Lidl will take place on Saturday 20 May. Entry is €25 for any of three swims over distances of 1600m, 800m and a junior swim of…
Skerries RNLI Launches To Motor Boat In Difficulty
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Skerries RNLI assisted a motor boat with two men aboard that was experiencing engine difficulties at Rockabill Lighthouse on Sunday afternoon (7 May). Dublin Coast Guard tasked Skerries RNLI shortly after 12.30pm after receiving a call from a…

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