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Belfast Harbour Reports Record Tonnage Levels for 2010/11
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#BELFAST HARBOUR -The largest port in the north reported improved turnover and profit during 2010-2011, according to the annual report of Belfast Harbour. The port showed a 2% rise in profit before taxation to £17.8m and a 4% increase in…
Belfast Lough Sailability Hosts Irish Paralympic Sailing Team
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#BELFAST LOUGH NEWS - Belfast Lough Sailability was selected to host the Irish Paralympic Sailing Team for their pre-event training last weekend from 28 June to 1 July. According to a spokesperson, the move "definitely puts Carrickfergus Marina and the…
'Land of Giants' Spectacle at Titanic Belfast
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#BELFAST LOUGH – The largest outdoor arts event ever seen in Northern Ireland is to take place tonight in Belfast at the iconic landmark venue of the £100m Titanic Belfast, writes Jehan Ashmore. The spectacle is a combination of acrobatics,…
Belfast Lough Sailability Wants Your Vote in UK Lottery Awards
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#BELFAST LOUGH NEWS - The Carrick Advertiser reports that disabled sailing charity Belfast Lough Sailability has has won a place in the semi-finals of the UK's National Lottery Awards 2012. Voting opened yesterday in the annual scheme, and the group…
Belfast Lough Sailability Names Latest Vessel in its Fleet
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#BELFAST LOUGH NEWS - The Hawk 20 was officially named in a ceremony hosted by Belfast Lough Sailability last weekend. The Carrick Times reports that the disabled sailing charity's latest vessel can take up to six for experience on the…
Woman Arrested as Belfast Lough Baby Search is Called Off
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#BELFAST LOUGH - A woman has been arrested on suspicion of wasting police time after reports of a baby falling overboard from a ferry in Belfast Lough have turned out to be unfounded.  As previously reported on Afloat.ie, a large-scale…
Belfast Harbour Marina Hosts City's Largest Yacht Gathering
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#BELFAST LOUGH – The largest flotilla of yachts ever assembled in Belfast Lough took place on Sunday, 6th May to help officially open Belfast Harbour's new marina. Over 60 boats sailed up the Lough into the new facility at Abercorn…
Requiem for Titanic Victims on 100th Anniversary
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#TITANIC - Philip Hammond's Requiem for the Lost Souls of the Titanic will be staged at St Anne's Cathedral on the centenary of the tragedy, BBC News reports. The Belfast composer has spent over three years working on the "haunting"…
Flannigan to the Fore at Ballyholme Icebreaker
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#ICEBREAKER – Last Sunday saw the conclusion of Part 1 of this year's Ballyholme Yacht Club "StenaLine" Icebreaker series. The event has been a great success so far with only 2 weekends un-sailable due to weather. The numbers have been…
Belfast Lough Regatta Dates for 2012
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#BELFAST LOUGH - Provisional dates for the 2012 Belast Lough Yachting Conference (BLYC) Regattas have been announced. The BLYC encompasses all yacht clubs on Belfast Lough and Larne Lough and co-ordinates their individual events. The interim schedule for 2012 runs…
'Chain Gang' Prevails in Belfast Lough Autumn League
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What better way to energise yourself on a Sunday morning than going sailing? Last Sunday provided great conditions for the third race of the Mackey Eyecare Autumn Series. With winds gusting over 25 knots there was plenty of excitement to…
Olympic Visitor Wins Autumn League Elite Race
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Despite the light airs on Belfast lough last Sunday morning for the fourth sailing race of the Mackey Eyecare Autumn Series, Ian Wilson and his crew had an impressive win in their Corby RESPECT. They were almost 12 minutes ahead…
NI Minister Brings Forward Marine Litter Strategy
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Stormont's environment minister has called for a marine litter strategy in Northern Ireland. UTV News reports that Alex Attwood joined thousands of volunteers taking part in a morning cleanup on the shores of Belfast Lough for the Marine Conservation Society's…
Titanic Belfast to Host Region's Largest Function Suite
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Event bookings are already being taken for the new Titanic visitors' centre due to open next spring in Belfast. The €114 million Titanic Belfast is being contructed on the Belfast Lough site where the infamous cruise liner was itself built…
Belfast Harbour Trade Improves
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Trade through Belfast Harbour is on the rise after a three-year drop, the The Corkman reports. http://www.corkman.ie/breaking-news/national-news/more-trade-through-belfast-harbour-2512638.html Cargo through the port rose by 5% in the last year to 16.5 million tonnes, following a 10% fall since 2007 due to…
Maritime Industry Mourns Loss of Tommy Rodgers
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Tributes have been paid to east Belfast maritime businessman Tommy Rodgers, whose funeral took place today, the Belfast Telegraph reports. http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/business-news/maritime-industry-mourns-death-of-business-community-stalwart-15046115.html Entering the industry at the tender age of 15, Rodgers went on to found TR Shipping Servies and later…

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