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The boat crashed into the pier with 148 people on board
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A passenger boat with 148 people on board has crashed into a pier on the River Thames with its engine on fire.  Dramatic footage (below) showed the pleasure boat hit a wooden pier at Canary Wharf with smoke billowing from…
Ailish Sheehan
Rowing
#Rowing: Ailish Sheehan, the Limerick rower who was badly injured in a fall on Sunday after the World University Rowing Championships in Poznan, has died. BUCS, the British university and colleges sports organization, said in a statement: British Universities &…
In July 2016, in separate cases, three dead dolphins were found on the south-west coast of Ireland in the space of one week, one with a rope around its tail
Marine Wildlife
Seán Kelly MEP (Ireland South) is calling for regular on-board inspections of supertrawlers fishing off the Irish coast to ensure that they are fully compliant with the EU Common Fisheries Policy, following a reported rise in dolphin deaths. The Fine…
Aran Islands RNLI's all-weather lifeboat
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#GalwayBay - A fisherman who was recovered from Galway Bay after a major search and rescue effort yesterday afternoon later died in hospital, as The Irish Times reports. The alarm was raised after the man's 6m potting boat was found…
National Marine Gallantry and Meritorious Service Awards presented by the then Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donoghue held in Farmleigh House in Dublin. Pic shows Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donoghue with Mr Jim Griffin who received the Marine Ministerial Letter of Appreciation for Meritorious Service For acting on his initiative in realising that he was the nearest trained asset to assist with rescuing 7 people at Tramore Bay in August 2013 who were cut-off by the tide
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Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport is inviting nominations in respect of the National Marine Gallantry and Meritorious Service Awards 2016. The purpose of this awards scheme is to recognise outstanding acts of courage, heroism, skill and initiative in the…
Kerrykeel, on the Broad Water south of Fanad in Co Donegal
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#Kerrykeel - The body of a woman whose car went of a pier near Kerrykeel in Co Donegal yesterday has been recovered from the water, as Independent.ie reports. A post-mortem was set to be carried out in Letterkenny General Hospital…
Five Fingers Strand across from the Isle of Doagh
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#IsleOfDoagh - A body has been found this afternoon (Thursday 1 September) in the search for a man missing from the Isle of Doagh since Monday evening. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the man was reported missing by his family…
Aberystwyth RNLI take the runaway speedboat under tow
News Update
#IrishSea - A man has died after going overboard from a speedboat in the Irish Sea off Aberystwyth in West Wales yesterday morning (Wednesday 31 August). Aberystwyth RNLI launched its Atlantic class lifeboat at 9.30am to reports of an empty…
Port Oriel at Clogherhead in Co Louth, where the diver was winched from the water on Monday
Diving
#Diving - TheJournal.ie reports on the death of a diver who got into difficulty off Clogherhead in Co Louth on Monday (29 August). Clogherhead RNLI and the local Irish Coast Guard unit were called to the scene around 5.30pm on…
Oriel Sea Salt Joins European List Of Protected Foods
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#SeaSalt - Marine Minister Michael Creed has welcomed the European Commission's approval of the addition of Oriel Sea Salt and Oriel Sea Minerals to the quality register of Protected Designations of Origin (PDO). “This is great news for the producers…
Carrickabraghy Castle on the Isle of Doagh
News Update
#Missing - The search continues today (Wednesday 31 August) for a man missing after going swimming off the Inishowen Peninsula in Co Donegal this past Monday. According to The Irish Times, the man in his 50s was reported missing at…
Tullan Strand in Bundoran, Co Donegal
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#Donegal - A body recovered off the Donegal coast yesterday morning (Sunday 28 August) has been identified as missing soldier Gavin Carey, according to BreakingNews.ie. Corporal Gavin Carey was reported missing after getting into difficulty while swimming with fellow soldiers…
The Cliffs of Moher looking towards O'Brien's Tower
News Update
#CliffsOfMoher - A body has been recovered from the sea below the Cliffs of Moher after a search operation that began on Wednesday (24 August). BreakingNews.ie reports that the body was found last night but recovery by Garda divers could…
Rescue 118 based in Sligo
News Update
#Missing - The search resumed at first light this morning (Wednesday 24 August) for a swimmer reported missing off Bundoran in Co Donegal yesterday evening. BreakingNews.ie reports that the man got into difficulty while swimming at Tullan Strand. The alarm…
Tugs from Smit Salvage preparing for the re-floating of the oil rig off the Isle of Lewis
News Update
#OilRig - Tugboats from Smit Salvage have tugged the 17,000-tonne Transocean Winner free during high water levels and will be taken Broad Bay on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland until it can be transported to a repair facility. The Daily…
Rescue 115 was involved in the search off West Cork that began on Monday night 15 August
News Update
#WestCork - The body of a fisherman whose body was recovered off West Cork yesterday morning (Tuesday 16 August) has been named as Michael O'Brien of Ballydehob, according to The Irish Times. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the alarm was…

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