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The Grand Canal at Wilton Terrace, close to the scene of the incident at the weekend
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#GrandCanal - BreakingNews.ie reports on the recovery of a body from the Grand Canal in Dublin yesterday (Sunday 18 December) in the search for a missing man. The body was recovered by the Garda Water Unit at lunchtime yesterday near…
HMS Illustrious was decommissioned in 2014 and is seen that same year on dull September dawn when berthed at Portsmouth Naval Base.
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#HMSillustrious - The Royal Navy’s former and final ‘Invincible’ aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious which made a rare call to Dublin in recent years departed UK waters for the last time yesterday bound for a Turkish shipbreakers yard, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
The Scottish Sailing Institute (SSI) was created to attract events to Scotland, coordinate large championship events and race training activity
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As a result of a challenging financial environment, the board of directors of The Scottish Sailing Institute (SSI) has agreed to merge the SSI with the sportscotland National Centre Cumbrae in order to sustain a Scotland wide event resource for…
The late Arthur Rumball (left) with his brother Alistair in May 2015. Photo: W M Nixon
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When we remember that Arthur Rumball was one of the definitive backroom boys of the Irish maritime world, it is remarkable and heart-warming to reflect on just how many lives he influenced for the better, and how many young people…
L.É. Aisling the last of the 'Emer' class OPV trio built at Verolme Cork Dockyard which served a 36 year career may become a museum in Galway which is under consideration of the Government
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#AislingsFuture - A decommissioned Naval Service ship may be turned into a museum in Galway, writes The Connacht Tribune. The idea of using the LÉ Aisling as a visitor attraction in the city, has been floated with Government. Paul Kehoe,…
Irish Ferries' Isle of Inishmore sails the Rosslare-Pembroke route
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#Ferry - The body of a woman was recovered from the water in South Wales yesterday (Friday 2 December) after a major search operation for a person missing from a Pembroke-to-Rosslare ferry, as the Western Telegraph reports. Irish Ferries’ Isle…
Annalise Murphy on the podium in Rio with her silver medal in the Laser Radial
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#ISF - Rio silver medallist Annalise Murphy is now an honorary member of the Irish Sailing Foundation (ISF) following her incredible Olympic success this past summer. The announcement comes as the ISF, the new investment support structure for Ireland’s high…
Tokyo Bay’s Sea Forest is still expected to host rowing and canoe sprint events for the 2020 Olympics
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#Tokyo2020 - Irish Olympic rowing and canoeing hopefuls look set to stay in Japan’s capital for the 2020 Games as plans to move their venue to a city 400km north are likely to be abandoned. As Inside the Games reports,…
Dublin’s Merrion Strand is one of the areas singled out by the EPA for poor water quality caused by raw sewage discharge
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#Pollution - Cork Harbour, Ringsend in Dublin and more than 40 other Irish riverside or coastal towns and cities in still fail to meet EU sewage standards, according to a damning new EPA report. RTÉ News has details of the…
Fishing fleet at Howth Harbour
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#MarineNotice - Marine Notice No 46 of 2016 advises that piling works were set to commence at Howth Fishery Harbour Centre, weather permitting, on or around this past Monday 21 November. The works involve the installation of 3 No. circular…
The Red Ensign flying at County Antrim Yacht Club
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#YachtCode - The UK’s Red Ensign Group (REG) of shipping registers is developing a new regulatory framework for yachts, as British Marine reports. The rebranded Red Ensign Group Yacht Code will consolidate an updated version of the Large Yacht Code…
The missing man went overboard some 6km east of Kilmichael Point
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#Missing - The search was set to resume this morning for a fisherman missing after going overboard from a three-man fishing vessel off the Wicklow-Wexford border yesterday morning (Wednesday 16 November). As The Irish Times reports, RNLI lifeboats from Rosslare…
The CityOne Training Dinghies designed by Theo Rye on the Shannon in Limerick in company with one of the Ilen Boatbuilding Company’s new-built traditional gandelows in September 2014
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Theo Rye 1968-2016

15th November 2016
Irish sailing has lost one of its best friends and greatest mentors with the passing at the weekend of Theo Rye. Maritime historian, technical expert, yacht designer and repository of much arcane lore in all areas of old and classic…
Low-lying coastal part of Wellington on the south coast of New Zealand's North Island are currently being evacuated amid tsunami warnings
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#Tsunami - New Zealand authorities have urged people in low-lying coastal areas to reach higher ground after a tsunami was trigged by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and a series of strong aftershocks in the country’s South Island. No injuries have…
Royal Netherlands Navy submarine HNLMS Walrus departing Dublin Port in 2008, the leadboat of a quartet of 'Walrus' class submarines. A sister HNLMS Bruinvis departed Cork Harbour on Monday of this week
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#Submarines – A Dutch Navy submarine which Afloat.ie covered in departing Cork Harbour on Monday is a ‘Walrus’ class submarine, one in which was driven away two days later by Russian warships in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. A Russian defence…
Two Akula-class subs like this one were reportedly tracked in the Irish Sea recently
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#RussianSubs - Russian submarines have been tracked through the Irish Sea by the British military in recent days, according to Mail Online. Two nuclear-powered Akula-class submarines were reportedly monitored by Royal Navy radar as they travelled to meet with a…

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