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Win a Henri Lloyd Breeze Holdall in our free to enter competition below
Marine Clothing
Leading Sailing Clothing Manufacturer Henri Lloyd is giving away a Breeze Holdall – very handy for boaters on the move – in this Afloat.ie competition below.  New for 2017, the Henri Lloyd Breeze Sailing Holdall has been designed for the everyday traveller, both…
On the Friday opening of Dublin Riverfest held earlier this month is seen the purpose-built spectator stand that is a novel feature for an Irish maritime festival. The stand was especially erected to overlook the tallships (including Shtandard also above), the flyboarding antics of Jet Man and those ThunderCats!
Tall Ships
#SpectatorStand - Looking back on the fifth Dublin Port Riverfest held over the June bank holiday the Liffey event attracted record crowds thronging the North Wall Quay, writes Jehan Ashmore. On the Saturday alone a record 41,500 visitors attended out…
ISA’s Re-Brand as 'Irish Sailing' Gets Mixed Response
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We live in a world swamped in acronyms, so much so that even a simple one like ISA has to be explained as “Irish Sailing Association” to all except those involved with or interested in our sport writes W M…
At the scene of the rescue operation, LE Eithne off the coast of Libya
Navy
#Refugees - LÉ Eithne of the Irish Naval Service writes the Journal.ie has rescued approximately 183 people yesterday (25 June) in the Mediterranean Sea, just north of the Libyan capital Tripoli. While on patrol at around 6 am, the LÉ…
Teenage Boy In Serious Condition After Sailing Incident Off Skibbereen
News Update
#Skibbereen - TheJournal.ie reports that a 14-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was struck in the head by a boom while yachting off Skibbereen yesterday morning (Saturday 24 June). The teenager was airlifted to Cork University Hospital by…
The vessels MV Bradan Beatha (left) and MV Costantoir Bradan are being sold by Public Auction by by Dominic Daly Auctioneer – in association with Promara Ltd – Noel O'Regan. Scroll down for details.
Boat Sales
Two Survey Vessels are for sale by public auction (if not previously sold) by Dominic Daly Auctioneer – in association with Promara Ltd – Noel O'Regan on Thursday, 6th July 2017 at 12 noon at Malahide Marina, Co. Dublin. The vessels…
Ecocem Ireland officially opened in the UK last week a second bulk Import terminal in Sheerness in the Port of Medway. The new facility follows the Runcorn plant on the Manchester Ship Canal that opened in early 2016
Ports & Shipping
#NewTerminal - Ecocem Ireland, manufacturer of high performance low carbon cement, upped their export capacity with the official opening in the UK last week of a second bulk Import terminal in Sheerness, the Port of Medway. The new facility in…
The Phoenix Tall Ship on the River Boyne
Maritime TV
The Irish Maritime Festival will be centre-stage on RTE Nationwide tonight at 7.00pm on RTÉ One as the full half-hour programme is dedicated to its recent staging at Drogheda Port on the River Boyne. It will feature the Boyne Swim,…
An Interceptor 48 pilot boat in its element
Marine Trade
Safehaven Marine has signed a deal with offshore support contractor Svitzer to provide two new Interceptor 48 pilot boats for operation at the new TM2 port terminal at Tangier in Morocco. The two 15m vessels, due for delivery in October…
The HPV LE Eithne yesterday rescued refugee migrants off Libya during Operation Pontus. Note the addition of the awning covering the HPV's heli-deck, to provide shelter to those rescued from the wind and sunny climate of the Mediterranean.
Navy
#RefugeeRescue- Following a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre, LÉ Eithne yesterday located and rescued a total of 135 migrants off Libya. The migrants were found on an inflatable craft approx 83Km off the north-west coast of Tripoli.…
Dick Warner is perhaps best known for his landmark 1990s documentary series Waterways
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - Tributes have been paid to veteran naturalist and broadcaster Dick Warner, who died today (Friday 16 June) after taking ill on a boat on the Shannon, as The Irish Times reports. Warner was best known for his landmark…
Cruising on Beaufort Venture
INSS
#Cruising - Leisurely cruising isn’t all that’s on the agenda when the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School’s Elan 36, Beaufort Venture, sails the South East Coast this July. INSS cruising instructor Gary Curran will lead each cruise in a…
Corrib Gas Field Pipeline Survey & Inspection From This Month
News Update
#MarineNotice - Shell E&P Ireland advises that inspection and engineering tasks will take place at the Corrib Gas Field and related offshore infrastructure from this month. The work, due to commence in mid June and last for around 40 days,…
The exhibition Cold Recall is based on images from the original lantern slides that Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen used in public lectures about his expeditions through the Northwest Passage and to the South Pole
News Update
#Amundsen - A unique exhibition on Roald Amundsen’s expedition to the South Pole was officially opened at NUI Galway by Seán Kyne TD, Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources, on World Oceans Day (Thursday 8 June). A…
Crewsaver Ergofit Lifejacket CH Marine Competition Winner Announced
CH Marine Chandlery
Congratulations to Conor Totterdell of County Dublin who is the winner of the Crewsaver Ergofit 190N Pro Auto Harness Light and Hood in the Afloat.ie/CH Marine Competition. The competition was part of CH Marine's annual LIFEJACKET AWARENESS WEEK. You can…
Voyage with a purpose – Danny Sheehy’s currach making purposeful progress through the Hebrides during the first of his pilgrimage voyages, delivering an Irish Bible from Kerry to the Abbey founded by St Columba at Iona in Scotland
News Update
In recent years, the voyaging of popular sailor-poet Danny Sheehy on the coasts of Europe in a Kerry currach has earned him many friends and admirers, even among those who have never personally met him, as his engaging personality and…

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