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Keelboat racing accounts for about two thirds of active racing sailors, a thriving junior single-hander dinghy ‘pathway’ scene is the envy of all other fleets and it makes up 31% of all dinghy sailors (51% of dinghies), according to a…
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#Flooding - Galway county councillors have blamed the National Parks and Wildlife Service for blocking flood prevention measures. Galway Bay FM reports on a special sitting of Galway County Council, which heard a number of members take the NPWS to…
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An Afloat.ie and Dun Laoghaire Marina appeal led Gardai to a yacht 'stolen' in North Wales last week being found in a north Dublin estuary. The yacht was found within hours of the Afloat.ie story being published last Friday in…
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#Recall - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises that Kannad Marine, the manufacturer of Kannad SAFELINK EPIRBS, have issued a Global Recall Safety Notice for the following affected EPIRB units: EPIRB SAFELINK Manual+ GPS (part no K1202311)…
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Dun Laoghaire marina on Dublin Bay has relayed a call for any information on a yacht  reportedly 'stolen' (pictured above) from Holyhead marina in Wales. The name is ‘FRAM III' but they are unsure if it is on the vessel or…
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#NIMarinePlan - The latest update for stakeholders from Northern Ireland's Department of the Environment (DOE) on the draft Marine Plan details the next steps before the formal approval process. The draft plan is currently with consultants AECOM Ltd for the…
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Lucy Watson launched the 62nd London Boat Show at ExCeL London, which runs from 8-17th January 2016, aboard the Sunseeker 131, the largest boat ever launched at the show, priced at around £16M. Ireland is represented at the show by…
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#Missing - A body recovered from the sea near Galway City yesterday is believed to be that of missing student Michael Bulger, as TheJournal.ie reports. The body was spotted offshore by a search party volunteer near Ardfry Point in Oranmore,…
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#Flooding - Met Éireann confirms that further flooding is expected as prolonged falls of very heavy rain begin tonight (Friday 11 December) continuing through Saturday with totals of 30 to 50mm on lower ground. Towns and villages along the Shannon…
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"Ireland will be one of the hardest-hit countries in Europe and suffer more coastal and river flooding incidents in future, if a deal to limit global warming is not achieved in Paris," said Seán Kelly MEP, a member of the…
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#BusCrash - HM Coastguard teams from Bangor and Portaferry were on the scene at Strangford Lough this morning (Wednesday 9 December) after a bus crashed from Portaferry Road onto the beach below. No passengers were on board when the Ulsterbus…
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#MalahideYC - Malahide Yacht Club has put its Sports Capital Grant allocation to good use with the purchase of new dinghies and sails. According to the Swords Gazette, the €44,000 grant was used to procure six new sailing dinghies, two…
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#SuttonDC - A former sailing instructor has settled her case against Sutton Dinghy Club over an incident in which she lost a finger. As The Irish Times reports, representatives for Hannah Fitzsimons alleged that she had been "required to carry…
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#AoifeArrivesMalta – The former LÉ Aoife (P22) donated by the Irish Government and which is now known as ‘P62’ completed today a week-long delivery voyage from Cork Harbour to Valetta, Malta, writes Jehan Ashmore. P62 was yesterday underway in the…
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How Not to Drop Anchor!!

27th November 2015
An anchor winch malfunction onboard a ship causes a fire and leaves her crew running for cover before the anchor chain snaps and runs out
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#AoifeVoyageMalta - ‘Aoife’ (P62) departed Cork Harbour for the final time marking an end of an era for the Naval Service, as she passed Roches Point Lighthouse bound for Malta to serve a new career yet remain in a naval…
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