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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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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…
Rescue 115 is involved in the search off West Cork that began last night
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#Missing - The search resumed off West Cork this morning (Tuesday 16 August) for a man in his 60s who failed to return to Schull from a solo fishing trip yesterday evening, as The Irish Times reports. RNLI lifeboats from…
Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare
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#CliffsOfMoher - Gardaí are investigating after divers discovered a body in the sea off the Cliffs of Moher yesterday afternoon (Sunday 14 August). Members of the Burren Sub Aqua Club made the grim find around 3pm while on a diving…
The body of 51-year-old Prof Aongus Curran was recovered on Saturday 13 August after a search of the Oughterard area
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#LoughCorrib - The Irish Times reports that the man whose body was recovered from Lough Corrib at the weekend has been named as leading ear, nose and throat specialist Prof Aongus Curran (51). The consultant and cancer surgeon is believed…
Lough Corrib
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#Missing - Galway Bay FM reports that a body was recovered from the water near Oughterard Pier in the search for a fisherman missing in Lough Corrib yesterday afternoon (Saturday 13 August). As previously covered on Afloat.ie, the search began…
The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 took part in the initial search on Friday 12 August
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#Missing - The search resumed this morning for a fisherman missing in Lough Corrib near Oughterard in Co Galway. As RTÉ News reports, emergency services were joined by local fisherman to begin the search after a fishing boat was found…
The drilling rig Transocean Winter leans on the beach at Dalmore on Lewis after blowing ashore in high winds
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#OilRig - BBC News reports that a 17,000-tonne oil rig has run aground at Scotland's Outer Hebrides after storm-force winds battered the area on Monday (8 August). The drilling platform Transocean Winner was under tow when it was blown onto…
Barmouth Beach on Cardigan Bay
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#Missing - BBC News reports that the search has resumed for two teenagers missing in the Irish Sea off north-west Wales since yesterday afternoon (Sunday 7 August). The two boys, ages 14 and 15, had got into difficulty while swimming…
It's a record. Lloyd Thornburg celebrates in Dun Laoghaire this morning
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American skipper Lloyd Thornburg has set a new Round Ireland speed sailing record in his 70–foot trimaran Phaedo 3 just a month after a new record was made by rival MOD 70 Oman Sail. Phaedo 3, with Ireland's leading offshore…
The MOD70 Trimaran Phaedo 3 passes the Blasket islands on its Round Ireland record bid this morning. See video below.
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Having left Dublin Bay (Kish lighthouse) at approximately 3pm yesterday (Wednesday), American trimaran Phaedo3 is now two–thirds of the way round their anti–clockwise Round Ireland record bid. TRACKER here. The crew, led by skipper Lloyd Thornburg, are currently gybing downwind…

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