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Combi Dock III became the largest cargoship to berth at Pembroke Port, Wales having loaded parts of a decommissioned oil refinery that were exported to Pakistan.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - Combi Dock III recently became the largest cargoship to visit Pembroke Port, Wales from where exported parts of a decommissioned oil refinery were loaded and bound for Pakistan. The Murco refinery in Milford Haven closed in 2014 and…
Newest member of MBNA Thames Clipper fleet, the catamaran Jupiter Clipper recently joined the largest commuter and tourist operator on river services though central London. Above the new 175 passenger craft is seen in Southampton prior to making a delivery voyage to the UK capital.
Ferry
#ferry - Afloat last week featured Dublin Discovered Boat Tours, the capital's only dedicated operator on the Liffey, among it's London counterparts are MBNA Thames Clippers which introduced brand new craft but also commissioned to transport commuters, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Making a maiden 'Irish' visit, newbuild Silver Muse at anchor off Dunmore East yesterday. The flagship of ultra-luxury operator Silversea Cruises is today visiting Cork Harbour
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - Record operating profits at the Port of Waterford amounted to €964,000 for the first six months of this year, up substantially from the same period in 2016. Turnover at the company increased by 21% to €3.8m for the…
Adrian O'Neill, newly appointed Irish Ambassador to the UK launching the joint IMDO networking reception for colleagues and clients of LISW17
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - Mr. Adrian O'Neill the recently appointed Ambassador of Ireland to the UK hosted a joint reception with the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) on Wednesday during London International Shipping Week, writes Jehan Ashmore. The IMDO which is the…
New flagship: Silver Muse is the leadship of a new Silver 'Spirit' class operating  at the top end of the luxury cruise market
Cruise Liners
#cruiseliners - A brand new flagship Silver Muse made her maiden 'Irish' port of call off Dunmore East, Co. Waterford today, writes Jehan Ashmore. Silver Muse introduced into service this summer, had sailed overnight from Falmouth in the UK and…
As part of Open House Dublin, a unique opportunity by boat-tour is to view works underway of the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR) project, part of the port's masterplan.
Dublin Port
#dublinport - Beginning a month from today is Open House Dublin 2017, the annual event this year takes place on the weekend of (13-15 October). As part of the weekend of venues and events organised by the Irish Architecture Foundation…
The freightship Mali Rose operated by the Isles of Scilly Steamship is moored after it collided with other boats in Penzance harbour
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - An investigation has begun into how a new freightship introduced last month for the Isles of Scilly, crashed into boats moored in Penzance harbour. According to CornwallLive, the 842-ton ship collided with a yacht and trawler in the…
Winds of change: The final member of the 'W' class Arklow Shipping bulkers, Arklow Wind (above at Dublin Port) has taken place in recent weeks. The 13,988dwt cargoship is now under the Dutch flag.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - As part of the continuing newbuild replacement programme at Arklow Shipping, one of their oldest cargoships has been finally disposed from the fleet, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arklow Wind dating to 2004 was one of a trio of 'W'…
A Rosslare-Cherbourg ferry Stena Horizon is undergoing repairs and is expected to resume service this weekend.
Ferry
#ferry - A car ferry that encountered technical difficulties during a crossing between Ireland and France last weekend continues to remain out of service, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Stena Horizon with capacity for almost 1,000 passengers and 200 cars had…
Mercy Ships Charity: Coffee Campaign will see customers of Stena given the opportunity to choose to buy coffee or tea in a special Mercy Ships mug where 20p will be donated directly to charity. The campaign will run throughout this month and October. Pictured at the launch are: Stephen Bryden, Stena Line On Board Sales and Services Manager (Irish Sea North), Norris McLean, On Board Sales and Services Manager, Stena Superfast VIII and Anna Hazzard, Stena Line Route Marketing Executive, Irish Sea North.
Ferry
#MercyShips - A Coffee Campaign launched by Stena Line is to support the Mercy Ships charity to assist in their efforts to deliver free, world-class health care to people in need in the developing world. A key part of the…
The Welsh capital has among its (Lo-Lo) container feeder services those connecting Dublin Port and Warrenpoint Harbour. Above the Port of Cardiff's Queen Alexandra Dock.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping – Over £4 million is to be invested by ABP South Wales at the Port of Cardiff which annually handles around 1.7 million tonnes of cargo. The improvements at the port in the Welsh capital are for warehousing and…
As previously published on Afloat.ie this week is a 3D image of Irish Ferries new €144m cruiseferry due for delivery in mid-2018. The 1,885 passenger and crew capacity cruiseferry is to operate Dublin-Holyhead and at weekends Ireland-France sailings.
Ferry
#Competition - A competition has been launched by Irish Ferries to name their new €144m cruiseferry, which will be the biggest ever ferry to operate on the Irish Sea. The 55,000 tonne ship is due to enter service in mid-2018.…
150 Years Of The Shipping Forecast
Weather
#ShippingForecast - Do you know your Dogger from your Fisher? If so, it’s likely you know the Shipping Forecast, the 150th anniversary of which was marked last Thursday 24 August. But do you know how the specialised weather broadcast came…
A joint campaign launched in the UK is to encourage visitors to Ireland's Ancient East by travelling Fishguard-Rosslare, served by the Stena Europe.
Ferry
#ferry - A joint campaign has been launched in the UK by Stena Line and Tourism Ireland which will be seen by over 3 million people. The new campaign invites people to stir their soul and travel Fishguard-Rosslare to enjoy…
Stern Block 10 (off Liverpool Waterfront) is seen on a barge bound for Birkenhead where the £200m new British polar research vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough is under construction. Originally, through a public online competition to name the vessel, the winner was 'RRS Boaty McBoatface', however this was rejected by officials.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - A major feat of UK engineering took place last week as the “stern section” of the new British polar research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough was transported by barge from Newcastle to Birkenhead. The barge departed from the…
LISW17 takes place between 11-13 September. Above: The Pool of London during last year's historic once-off visit to the UK capital by passenger-cargoship RMS St. Helena which moored alongside HMS Belfast. Excursion boat Mayflower Garden had transferred passengers and guests to the Royal Mail Ship via the WW2 warship-turned-museum.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) and the Embassy of Ireland in London will host an evening networking reception for clients and colleagues attending London International Shipping Week. The reception to be held in the Irish Embassy in…

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