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Banríon Uladh before the recent name change
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#BanríonUladh - A Northern Irish minister has sailed into stormy waters after rechristening a fisheries protection vessel from its Irish name to its English translation, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. Banrion Uladh — which patrols the Irish Sea between Lough…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
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#DunLaoghaire - Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company chief executive Gerry Dunne has lodged High Court proceedings against his employer, according to Sunday Business Post business correspondent Jack Horgan-Jones in yesterday’s edition of the paper. Dunne, who was appointed CEO in 2009,…
Body Recovered In Search For Missing Teacher Off Kilkee
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#Kilkee - BreakingNews.ie reports that a body was recovered yesterday (Saturday 24 September) off Kilkee in the search for missing teacher David McMahon. Hundreds had been involved in the search for the school teacher, who was last seen on 9…
North Sails Pays Tribute To Late Terry Kohler
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#NorthSails - North Sails has paid tribute to Terry Kohler, owner of the company from 1984 to 2014, who died at his home in Wisconsin on Tuesday 20 September, aged 82. Part of a business and political dynasty in his…
Bray Harbour in Co Wicklow
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#BrayHarbour - Boat owners in Bray are urged to be vigilant after a number of engines were stolen from boats in the harbour last month. The Wicklow Times reports that a number of boats moored in the harbour were apparently…
Engraving after a drawing by Capt George Back of HMS Terror town up by polar ice
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#HMSTerror - The discovery of what appears to be the wreck of the long-lost HMS Terror may rewrite the history of one of the biggest mysteries of polar exploration. According to The Guardian, the nearly completely intact Vesuvius-class bomb vessel…
Coastguard Member Dies During Search Off Kilkee
Coastguard
#Coastguard - RTÉ News is reporting that a member of the Irish Coast Guard has died after a rescue boat overturned during a search for a man missing of Kilkee this afternoon (Monday 12 September). Two other coastguard crew were recovered…
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
News Update
#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…

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