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Good Friday in Galway as Second Ferry is Loaded
Ports & Shipping
The loading of the second former Aran Island ferry, Clann Eagle I onto the cargoship Thor Gitta in Galway has finally been completed today, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 4,078 tonnes vessel is scheduled to depart the mid-western port tomorrow evening…
Ferry-Tales of the Unexpected Continue in Galway Docks Drama
Ports & Shipping
In the process to load two fast-ferries onboard a heavy-cargo liftship in Galway port the operation has taken on yet another setback, writes Jehan Ashmore. Despite successfully loading the first ferry, the 172 gross tonnes ferry Clann na nOileain yesterday…
First of Two Ferries Loaded in Galway
Ports & Shipping
In a third attempt to load two fast-ferries bound for Mauritius, one of the vessel's has so far been successfully positioned onboard the cargoship in Galway dock, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Clann na nOileáin was first loaded onboard this morning…
Ongoing Ferry Saga As Cargoship is Detained
Ports & Shipping
In a third attempt to load two former Aran Islands ferries at Galway yesterday, operations took on a new twist as the cargoship chartered in to transport them was detained according to a report in todays Irish Times. The Thor…
Expansion Is The Only Way Says Dublin Port Chief
Ports & Shipping
Trade at Dublin Port is set to more than double over the next 30 years, according to its chief executive Eamonn O'Reilly. In an interview with The Irish Times last week, O'Reilly elaborated on the new 'master plan' for the…
Irish Ports See Volume Growth in 2010 with Slower Recovery Forecast for 2011
Ports & Shipping
After the record collapse of shipping volumes in 2009, the Irish Ports and Shipping sector saw a return to growth across most of the principle segments last year, according to the latest annual edition of the Irish Maritime Transport Economist,…
Cargoship to Attempt Second Ferry-Lift
Ports & Shipping
The heavy lift cargoship Thor Gitta is due to make a second attempt to load two former Aran Islands fast ferries in Galway Docks tomorrow morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. It is envisaged that the operation to hoist the sisters, Clann…
Inspection of Refloated Ship in Galway Bay Under Way
Ports & Shipping
Marine surveyors are currently inspecting the German cargo ship which was refloated yesterday in Galway Bay after running aground early on Thursday. The Irish Coast Guard confirmed to The Irish Times that no pollution had occurred in the grounding of…
Coveney Welcomes Refloating of Ship at Rossaveal
Ports & Shipping
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today welcomed the successful refloating of the Pantanal in Galway Bay this morning. Minister Coveney paid tribute to all those involved in what he described as "a very successful…
Coveney in Ros an Mhil to Support Effort to Refloat Grounded Ship
Ports & Shipping
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, is today travelling to Ros an Mhíl to see for himself the operation underway to attempt to refloat the large merchant vessel which ran aground in the harbour early…
Heavy Cargo-Liftship Runs Aground at Rossaveal
Ports & Shipping
A 7,837 tonnes heavy cargo-liftship Pantanal which was to collect two former Aran Island fast ferries, ran aground this morning in rough seas off Rossaveal, according to The Danish-owned vessel got into difficulties around 06.00 when it ran aground…
Reporting Inadequate Facilities for Handing Ship-Generated Waste
Ports & Shipping
The Department of Transport's latest marine notice lays out the format for reporting inadequate harbour facilities for handling ship-generated waste. Shipping companies depend on good standards at receiving ports and harbours in order to comply with the relevant EU directive.…
Germanischer Lloyd Award to Maritime Management
Ports & Shipping
The Co. Wicklow based Maritime Management has been awarded the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditation by the international accreditation body Germanischer Lloyd. The award to Maritime Management marks the company as a unique provider of ship management services basedin…
World's Largest Kite-Powered Vessel On The Way
Ports & Shipping
Cargill Ocean Transportation has signed on with an innovative new company to launch the world's largest ever kite-propelled vessel. The Hamburg-based company SkySails claims its technology can generate enough propulsion to reduce fuel consumption by up to 35% in ideal…
French Navy to Visit Dublin's St. Patrick's Festival
Ports & Shipping
Two vessels from the French Navy based in the Breton naval port of Brest, are to make a four-day visit to Dublin Port during the course of St. Patrick's Day festivities. The minehunter CMT Cassiopée (M642) and mine-route survey craft…
German Navy Cancel St. Patrick's Weekend Visit due to Libyan Crisis
Ports & Shipping
A courtesy call to Dublin of a German Navy task force group over the St. Patrick's weekend has been cancelled due to humanitarian relief operations off Libya, writes Jehan Ashmore. The task force comprising of two frigates FGS Brandenburg (F…

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