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Day of the Seafarer 2012: It came by Sea and I can’t Live Without It
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING – Today is the International Day of the Seafarer, and people around the world are being asked to use social networks to highlight just how important seafarers are as they transport more than 90% of global trade…
Ports & Shipping Review: President Reopens Maritime Museum, Olympic Torch Relay Visits Howth Harbour, Water Wags 125th Anniversary, Rig Returns to Dublin Bay and Cruiseship Recalls Falklands Conflict Role
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING REVIEW: Over the last fortnight Jehan Ashmore reported the shipping scene which saw President Higgins officially reopen the National Maritime Museum of Ireland in Dun Laoghaire. The President was again on duty on the far side of…
Ardmore Shipping Call for Importance of Human Component in Technical Performance Management
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING – Gery Docherty, Technical Superintendent at Ardmore Shipping Ltd spoke of the importance of the human component in technical performance management at last month's 'Propulsion & Emissions Conference 2012' organised by The Motorship. Among the conference guest…
Ports & Shipping: A President is Cruiseship Guest, Irish based d'Amico Order Bulkers, Olympic Cruiseship Calls to Dublin & Arklow Newbuild
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING REVIEW – Over the last fortnight Jehan Ashmore reported the shipping scene which saw former Irish President Mary Robinson on board the National Geographic Explorer . She was a guest speaker during a 'Exploring the British Isles…
Polish Captain Sentenced After Shipping Collision
Ports & Shipping
#SHIPPING – On 7th March 2012, Miroslaw Pozniak, the master of the merchant ship 'Union Moon', registered in the Cook Islands, was outbound from the port of Belfast when he collided with the inbound ferry 'Stena Feronia' There were 51…
Former Dublin Port Tug on Delivery Voyage to Portugal
Ports & Shipping
#SOLD DUBLIN TUG SETS SAIL – With a career spanning nearly four decades, the former Dublin Port Company tug Ben Eadar (1973/198grt) departed over the weekend on her delivery voyage to serve new owners in Portuguese waters, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Fall in First Quarter of Shipping Volumes
Ports & Shipping
#SHIPPING – The volume of shipping and port traffic through the Republic of Ireland declined in the first quarter of 2012. This is according to the latest figures released by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) at the European Shortsea…
Irish Based d’Amico Dry Orders Bulk Carriers from Chinese Shipyard
Ports & Shipping
#NEWBUILD BULKER ORDER– Irish based d'Amico Dry with offices in Dublin, has ordered six 40,000 dwt bulk carrier newbuildings, with options for further six vessels, from China's Yangfan Group. The company which is a fully owned subsidiary of the d'Amico…
UK Youth Trainee Vessel to Visit Dublin Port
Ports & Shipping
#TRAINEE VESSEL VISIT– A small motor-training vessel the T.S. Jack Petchey based in the UK, is heading for Dublin Port today having called to Arklow, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 24m long vessel built in 2010 is based in London. She…
Ports & Shipping Review:  Ship Celebrates 50 Years, Historic Cruise Call to Drogheda, Dredger Dry-Docked and New Naval Service Ships
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING REVIEW – Dublin 'Docklands' floating river-restaurant ship M.V. Cill Airne celebrated her 50th anniversary having been built nearby at the Liffey Dockyard. A special lunch and lecture organised by the Cobh branch of the World Ship Society…
Former Dundalk Dredger Completes Dry-Docking in Dublin
Ports & Shipping
#FORMER DUNDALK DREDGER  – The former Dundalk Port Company owned dredger Hebble Sand (1963/757grt) departed the dry-dock in Dublin Port last week in readiness for her new owners Abco Marine Ltd, writes Jehan Ashmore. Last October the vessel was sold…
Ardmore Shipping Supports Cadetship Programme
Ports & Shipping
#IRISH CADETSHIPS – Ardmore Shipping Ltd which operates a fleet of tankers on a global basis is taking part in the Irish Cadet Training Programme run by the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI), writes Jehan Ashmore. The Irish registered…
Ultra Deepwater Installation Vessel Calls to Dublin Port
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING – One of the world's largest and most advanced ultra deepwater installation and cable laying construction vessels, the AMC Connector arrived into Dublin Bay this morning, having picked-up a pilot offshore of the Baily Lighthouse, writes Jehan…
Irish Ports Growth Levels Slowed in 2011
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS – The pace of the volume recovery that began in 2010 for the Irish Ports and Shipping sector slowed last year with only one of the five principle cargo segments seeing any growth, according to the latest annual edition…
First Quarter Boost for Drogheda Port
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING – After the first three months of 2012 Drogheda Port Company reported figures well above average in the port sector with throughput growth posting an impressive 59% increase on the corresponding period of last year. Over 228,000…
Irish Ferries Appoints Operations Director
Ports & Shipping
Andrew Sheen has been appointed Operations Director, Irish Ferries. A former engineer on the company's fast ferry Jonathan Swift, Mr. Sheen joined Irish Ferries from the UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency having served as Technical Performance Manager, Engineer and Ship…

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