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Ecocem Ireland officially opened in the UK last week a second bulk Import terminal in Sheerness in the Port of Medway. The new facility follows the Runcorn plant on the Manchester Ship Canal that opened in early 2016
Ports & Shipping
#NewTerminal - Ecocem Ireland, manufacturer of high performance low carbon cement, upped their export capacity with the official opening in the UK last week of a second bulk Import terminal in Sheerness, the Port of Medway. The new facility in…
The HPV LE Eithne yesterday rescued refugee migrants off Libya during Operation Pontus. Note the addition of the awning covering the HPV's heli-deck, to provide shelter to those rescued from the wind and sunny climate of the Mediterranean.
Navy
#RefugeeRescue- Following a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre, LÉ Eithne yesterday located and rescued a total of 135 migrants off Libya. The migrants were found on an inflatable craft approx 83Km off the north-west coast of Tripoli.…
Corrib Gas Field Pipeline Survey & Inspection From This Month
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#MarineNotice - Shell E&P Ireland advises that inspection and engineering tasks will take place at the Corrib Gas Field and related offshore infrastructure from this month. The work, due to commence in mid June and last for around 40 days,…
The exhibition Cold Recall is based on images from the original lantern slides that Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen used in public lectures about his expeditions through the Northwest Passage and to the South Pole
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#Amundsen - A unique exhibition on Roald Amundsen’s expedition to the South Pole was officially opened at NUI Galway by Seán Kyne TD, Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources, on World Oceans Day (Thursday 8 June). A…
Voyage with a purpose – Danny Sheehy’s currach making purposeful progress through the Hebrides during the first of his pilgrimage voyages, delivering an Irish Bible from Kerry to the Abbey founded by St Columba at Iona in Scotland
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In recent years, the voyaging of popular sailor-poet Danny Sheehy on the coasts of Europe in a Kerry currach has earned him many friends and admirers, even among those who have never personally met him, as his engaging personality and…
Stormy Atlantic seas on the recent GO-SHIP survey aboard the RV Celtic Explorer
News Update
#OurOceanWealth - Maritime Alliance executive director Greg Murphy will provide insights into the success of the US ‘blue tech’ cluster for the Irish marine sector in his keynote address at the Our Ocean Wealth Summit later this month. Murphy heads…
The RV Celtic Voyager will conduct the seabed mapping survey for PSE Kinsale Energy from Monday 12 June
News Update
#MarineNotice - Mariners of the South Coast are advised that PSE Kinsale Energy will undertake a seabed mapping survey in the Kinsale Head and Seven Heads Gas Fields next week. The survey is expected to begin on Monday 12 June…
Audrey Dickson
News Update
The death of Audrey Dickson at the age of 83 has deprived the Sutton area and her family and friends of a very special person. She played a central role in the life of Sutton Dinghy Club, and was regarded…
Marine Notices: Seafarer Exam Dates, Fishing Vessel Code Reminder & ID For Recreational Craft
News Update
#MarineNotice - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has posted its schedule of examination dates for Certificates of Competency for Deck Officers, Marine Engineer Officers, Skippers and Second Hands for the year commencing 1 September 2017, as detailed in…
Eddie Kelliher (right) with Harry Maguire (centre) and Rob Dalton at the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Sailing Regatta
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Eddie Kelliher

2nd June 2017
Olympic sailor Eddie Kelliher from Dun Laoghaire in County Dublin has died in his 98th year. A Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) member for more than 62 years, the Killiney yachtsman was the RIYC's first Olympian. He represented Ireland in…
Paul Kehoe refuses to comment on criticism from Italian authorities of LE ‘Niamh’ in not entering territorial waters of Libya during a refugee rescue operation in August 2015. Above a RIB dispatched from LE Samuel Beckett assists a rescue last year.
Navy
#MinisterDefends - Paul Kehoe Minister of State for Defence has said he was immensely proud of the Naval Service as the LE Eithne and its crew prepared to depart for the Mediterranean to assist in the rescue of refugees fleeing…
The Geo Caspian will be trailing yellow tail boys more than 8,000 metres behind
News Update
#MarineNotice - Geoscience company CGG’s 3D seismic survey in the Porcupine Basin extends from today (Saturday 20 May) for the next 50 days, weather dependent. Joining the survey previously reported last month is the Geo Caspian (Callsign 3FCZ6), accompanied by…
French 'Foiling Festival' Starts Today
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Running from today to Sunday 21st May, Pouliguen Bay - La Baule - Pornichet will host the second edition of the Foiling Bay, a spectacular event that celebrates the foiling phenomenon. This year the Foiling Bay, La Baule’s newest Derby,…
Spanning the generations. At the award of the Mitsubishi Motors “Sailing Club of the Year 2017” trophy to Wicklow Sailing Club were (back row, left to right) Cillian Ballesty, Robert Bell King, Carl Somers, Kieran Fitzgerald and Ryan Fitzgerald, (middle row) W M Nixon, Billy Riordan (CEO Frank Keane Holdings), Jack Roy (President Irish Sailing Association), Frank Keane (Chairman FKH, owners of Mitsubishi Motors Ireland), Denise Cummins (Commodore, Wicklow SC (2017-2018), Hal Fitzgerald (Commodore WSC 2015-2016), and Gerard Rice (MD, Mitsubishi Motors) (front row) Jack Cummins and Hal Og Fitzgerald. Photo: Angela Ballesty
News Update
The sun shone on a crowded Wicklow Sailing Club last night as one of the country’s smallest clubs was celebrated with the presentation of the Mitsubishi Motors “Sailing Club of the Year 2017” award to WSC in recognition of its…
Scarborough in North Yorkshire is a popular port of call for cruisers around the UK and Ireland
News Update
#Missing - Emergency services are scouring the coastline around Scarborough in north-east England after a yacht with no crew ran aground near the town early this morning (Tuesday 16 May). According to the Guardian, the yacht, named Don’t Panic and…
Former Irish Naval Service LE Aisling which was sold for €110,000 but is said to be back on market at €685,000. The vessel renamed Avenhorn was towed from Cork in late April and is seen above just after delivery voyage to Rotterdam.
News Update
#AislingResale - An auctioneer in Cork who handled the State’s sale of the Naval Service patrol ship LE Aisling for €110,000 has said he is not surprised if the vessel is now being advertised at multiples of that figure, writes…

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