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Belfast 400 Years of Maritime History Exhibition
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#Belfast400 – Belfast's 400 years of maritime history is being recognized with a new exhibition. The News Letter which has more reports that the new heritage space 'A Port that Built A City' in Belfast Harbour details the city's emergence…
Belfast Harbour Achieves High Standards in 'Green' Survey
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#GreenPort – Once again Belfast Harbour has been named as one of Northern Ireland's top 'green' companies in a major environmental survey. The harbour scored the second highest marks and was awarded Platinum quintile status in this year's NI Environmental…
Giant 360ft Oil Rig Arrives in Belfast from Brazil For Refurbishment
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#OilRig- As previously reported a giant offshore drilling platform standing 360ft high has made its way from Brazil to Northern Ireland for maintenance, before being redeployed to the North Sea. The Belfast Telegraph which has more on this story writes…
Belfast Barge is Lagan Legacy to City’s Maritime and Industrial Past
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#BelfastBarge – Dublin Docklands has the M.V. Cill Airne, the floating restaurant and bar venue however are you aware of The Belfast Barge and its maritime museum, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Lagan Legacy's Barge bears a precious cargo with the…
Harland and Wolff Recruit 600 Temporary Jobs for Giant Oil Rig Refurbishment
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#OilRig – Harland & Wolff are to recruit 600 skilled tradesmen to work on one of the biggest oil rigs to be refurbished in Belfast. According to the Belfast Telegraph which has more on this story, the giant offshore drilling…
Naming Ceremony Marks Second Tug for New Belfast Port Towage Operator
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#NewTUGS - The tug Masterman was named at a ceremony in Belfast Port last week, the event marks the second tug for SMS Towage Ltd which launched a new towage service in early October, writes Jehan Ashmore. The entry of…
'White Handkerchief' Story Is A Blast From Belfast Lough's Past
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#BelfastLough - The Carrickfergus Times has unearthed a dramatic rescue story from Belfast Lough's long maritime heritage. As the Larne Times reported 61 years ago, Jack Smith has set off in his new motorboat from Belfast headed to Coleraine when…
New Sculpture Reflects Belfast Harbour's 400th Maritime History
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#BelfastPort400 – A new eight-metre tall seahorse sculpture reflecting Belfast's maritime history was unveiled yesterday at the entrance to the city's port. According to the Belfast Telegraph (which has more on this story), the stainless public artwork was commissioned by…
Belfast Harbour's Public AGM
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#BelfastPortAGM – Belfast Harbour's public AGM is to be held tomorrow (22 October) between 9.45am - 10.45am. The venue is the Belfast Harbour Office on Corporation Square. In order to anticipate demand, the organisers would appreciate if interested parties would…
HMS Caroline Has Potential to be Key WWI Commemoration Project
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HMScaroline – As previouslt reported, the Belfast-based former WWI warship HMS Caroline could create "one of the most significant World War One commemoration projects in the world". The claim has been made by the grandson of the admiral who commanded…
Harland & Wolff to Refit Huge Oil Rig is a Christmas Bonus
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#Harland&Wolff – Harland & Wolff's landmark iconic cranes are to be relocated due to the refit of a massive oil rig which will act as the city's unofficial Christmas tree, bedecked with lights, as it towers over the harbour estate…
Belfast Harbour Port Masterplan: 20-30 Year Period
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#BelfastPort – In this 400th anniversary year of Belfast Harbour which was established by a Royal Charter, the port in 2013 has embarked on a Port Master Plan for a period over the next 20-30 Years. The Masterplan sets out…
Belfast Harbour Welcomes Return of Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
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#BelfastCruises – This Autumn Fred Olsen Cruise Lines is 'bringing the world closer' to the people of Belfast, with three exciting cruise itineraries on board the 880-guest Boudicca. According to Breaking Travel News, guests will have the opportunity, for the…
Belfast Harbour Office Tour Competition: From Clock Tower to Cellar
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#BelfastHarbour – Belfast Harbour Commissioners which celebrates its 400th anniversary this year, are running a competition to win a private tour of the company's Grade A listed office building which dates to 1854. The building which was extended in 1895,…
Belfast Lough Beach Flasher Faces Fine
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#BelfastLough - A 31-year-old man from Newtownabbey has been fined a total of £600 (€697) for assaulting a police officer and exposing himself at a beach on the shores of Belfast Lough. As UTV News reports, Belfast Magistrates Court heard…
World Exclusive as Residences at Sea Sails to Belfast Harbour
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#TheWorld – Residensea's 41,000 tonnes ultra-luxury The World, the only private residential community-at-sea based ship berthed in Belfast Harbour this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. Residents on board the 644ft ship may travel the globe without ever leaving home, as they…

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