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The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 has been involved in the search for the missing sea angler since Saturday morning
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#Missing - The search continued today (Tuesday 19 September) for a sea angler who was swept into the sea from a popular but treacherous fishing spot near Doonbeg in Co Clare at the weekend. According to TheJournal.ie, the missing man…
Pat Lake was involved in the building of the leather boat that recreated St Brendan’s legendary voyage in 1976
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Pat Lake RIP

16th September 2017
The death has occurred unexpectedly in Cork of one of the most respected figures in boat building in Pat Lake, who led Castlepoint Boatyard in Crosshaven for many years before his retirement a decade ago. Pat had been a major…
Attending the DSEI Fair is LE Samuel Beckett which berthed at the ExCel centre in London's east Docklands
Navy
#navy - The Irish Naval Service are not the only foreign navy so far attending the London Arms Fair as the Belgium Navy are represented with a vessel visiting the international event, writes Jehan Ashmore. Furthermore to a previous report…
It could be anywhere in the northern Caribbean, but this scene of total harbour devastation is how things look this morning in a sheltered port previously thought to be a reliable “Hurricane Hole”
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The unprecedented damage wreaked by Hurricane Irma in recent days in the Caribbean, and now in Florida, has been a wake-up call for Irish sailors writes W M Nixon. While we may just have experience a breezy early-Autumn weekend here…
The UK's Royal Navy whose biggest ever ship, HMS Queen Elizabeth (above on the Solent) was built in blocks in six British locations, before being assembled in Rosyth, Scotland. Afloat adds among the yards involved was Babcock Marine's Appledore yard in Bideford, Devon which is currently constructing a fourth OPV90 class for the Irish Naval Service which is to be named LE George Bernard Shaw.
Belfast Lough
#belfastlough- A multimillion-pound fleet of new warships writes The Belfast Telegraph could be built in blocks across several shipyards in Britain, including Belfast, the Defence Secretary has announced. While tender is open for selection for the build, Harland and Wolff…
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Shortened champs suit one Little Fella  – Cameron Good takes Dragon South Coast titlein becalmed Kinsale (view Bob Bateman’s pics), strong southerlies decide 31.7 Nationals early, & Sin Bin is new SB20 Corinthian World champ. Multi-tasking Boyd is Sailor of Month  – The RORC Series is in…
Rescued migrant refugees on board a RHIB belonging to the OPV LÉ William Butler Yeats as seen off Libya
Navy
#navy - Naval Service Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) LÉ William Butler Yeats has rescued 41 migrants during two separate search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean yesterday, 2 September. RTE News reports that the search and rescue was request from…
The Irish Naval Service OPV LE Aisling before decommissioning
News Update
#newsupdate- Designs have been drawn by an Australian company to convert the State’s former Naval Service patrol ship Aisling into a luxury “superyacht”. As The Irish Times writes the proposed refit could cost several million US dollars, but would add…
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Lyden’s back with Olympic-sized bang Having taken time out for studies, former Junior Helms champ Fionn Lyden has signalled Tokyo 2020 intent with U23 Worlds bronze, and faces likely trials rival Oisín McClelland in Gold Cup. Upping Anchor for Quarter Ton Cup bid  Paul Gibbons’ Anchor Challenge…
Wreckage from the Spanish Armada ships visible on the beach at Streedagh
Coastal Notes
#SpanishArmada - A Sligo-based group dedicated to promoting the northwest coastal area’s links with the historic Spanish Armada has been honoured by the King of Spain in a special ceremony this week, as RTÉ News reports. The Plate of the…
Lower Lough Erne in Co Fermanagh
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#Enniskillen - The Sunday Life reports that a woman has died after falling from a boat in Enniskillen in the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday 26 August). The PSNI recovered the woman and a man from the waters of…
James Osborne - a member of the Royal Irish Yacht Club, he was elected to the Irish Cruising Club in 1974
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James Osborne 1949-2017

26th August 2017
The sudden death of James Osborne of Dublin and Donegal has deprived a wide circle of family, friends and colleagues – many sailing people among them - of someone whose varied interests were pursued with considerable enthusiasm and ability leavened…
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Appetizers bode well for Taste of Greystones mains With some 140 entries expected, the stage is set for the east coast summer season to close on a high. But the most anticipated arrival at Sunday’s Taste of Greystones Regatta — after…
Call For Tenders For Radio Surveyors Panel
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#MarineNotice - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises that a panel of radio surveyors is being established for a period of three years from this October. This panel will carry out statutory…
Marine Notice: Air-To-Ground Shoot At Gormanstown Air Defence Range
News Update
#MarineNotice - The Defence Forces advise that they will conduct an Air Firing (Air to Ground) Shoot at Gormanston Ranges from Monday 28 August to Saturday 9 September, excluding Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September, between 9am and 5.30pm each…
Clontarf Prepares To Sail Against Suicide
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#CB&YC - Sail Against Suicide will take place for the second year running on Saturday 9 September hosted by the Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club. The event was started last year by local youth sailor Jessica Clohisey, inspired by her…

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