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Wicklow Harbour, a busy and colourful place on the morning of the Round Ireland start
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In a big sailing week for County Wicklow, New York Yacht club has announced Kilbride's Mark Mills will design its brand new IC37 One-Design IC37 One-Design fleet, and tonight Wicklow Sailing Club will be awarded the coveted Mitsubishi Motors Ships Wheel…
LÉ Niamh had informed the Italian coastguard it was too dangerous to proceed to the vessel as it was too close to the Libyan coast, according to extracts of recordings cited in evidence during a trial in Palermo, Sicily.
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#DeploymentDelays - Tensions between a Naval Service patrol ship and the Italian coastguard writes The Irish Times, have emerged during a trial of three Libyan men accused of people trafficking in the Mediterranean. The exchanges have led to a call…
Pictured onboard Irish Ferries’ Ulysses at Dublin Port to launch the fourth Our Ocean Wealth Summit are PwC advisory partner Declan McDonald, tax partner Yvonne Thompson and Marine Institute CEO Dr Peter Heffernan
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#OurOceanWealth - Professional services giant PwC has announced a new three-year headline sponsorship of the Our Ocean Wealth Summit, the fourth of which takes place in Galway next month. The one-day summit on Friday 30 June at NUI Galway coincides…
The Irish Youth Sailing Club launching in better times from Dun Laoghaire’s West Pier
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#Crime - A sail training boat owned by the Irish Youth Sailing Club is among those vandalised in an incident at Dun Laoghaire’s West Pier over the weekend, as TheJournal.ie reports. The RIB, which was slashed and had its outboard…
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Day Four of the Fastnet Race began with a guest appearance by the Courtmacsherry lifeboat, and the drama continued at the front end of the fleet with two VOR65s finishing within 60 seconds of each other. With boats still rounding the…
Bangor RNLI were involved in the search operation in the Irish Sea off Dumfries and Galloway since Saturday evening
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#Missing - Police Scotland confirmed that two bodies were recovered from the Irish Sea in the search for a speedboat missing off the Scottish coast, according to Yachting & Boat World. RNLI lifeboats and coastguard volunteers from Northern Ireland were…
Pamela Lee of Greystones worked the bow of winning TP52 Conviction at Antiqua Race Week
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Greystones Sailing Club and Lough Derg Yacht Club member Pamela Lee racing on TP52 'Conviction' as Bow at Antigua Race Week wrapped up class RSA3 in impressive style. When we last reported, Conviction led with four wins from five races and she continued on that…
NI Lifeboats Join Search For Speedboat Missing Off Scotland
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#Missing - RNLI lifeboats from Bangor and Donaghadee have joined the search for a speedboat with two men missing off the Scottish coast, as BBC News reports. Coastguard volunteers from Bangor are also part of the emergency operation launched last…
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While the restoration of Conor O’Brien’s ketch Ilen continues apace in Oldcourt, Co Cork, apprentice boatbuilder Elan Broadley, pictured above, is currently getting the ship’s tender ready for a debut at the Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival later this month. Winkie Nixon looks…
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Maiden medallists Tidey & Dolan are Sailors of Month: Three years ago Saskia Tidey had just vowed to “bring a medal home” with new 49erFX partner Andrea Brewster, while Co Meath sailor Tom Dolan was still formulating a plan to mount a Mini Transat…
Avenhorn arriving on the approaches to the New Waterway that connects the North Sea to the Port of Rotterdam. Despite the sell, the vessel retains her naval pennant number P23 on the bow.
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#AvenhornArrives – Former Naval Service OPV LÉ Aisling under her new name Avenhorn arrived in Dutch waters following a five-day towage delivery voyage, writes Jehan Ashmore. The operation began on Sunday to tow Avenhorn from Cork Harbour from where the oldest…
Farewell Aisling: The former Naval Service OPV passes off Cobh, Cork Harbour for the final time last night, Sunday under tow to the Netherlands.
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#FarewellAisling! - The former LÉ Aisling which was sold at public auction this date last month departed Cork Harbour for the final time last night marking an end of an era, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 36 year old Offshore Patrol…
Aill na Searrach at the Cliffs of Moher
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#CliffsOfMoher - RTÉ News reports that a man died after a BASE jump went wrong at the Cliffs of Moher yesterday morning (Saturday 22 April). It’s understood that the deceased, one of three men who had gone to Aill Na…
File photo of LE Aisling while undergoing work to the mainmast when berthed in the Naval Service basin in Haulbowline, Cork Harbour. It is from this basin that the sold OPV is to be towed tomorrow, Sunday to the Netherlands.
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#Aisling2SetSail- The former LÉ Aisling which was sold at public auction last month has been renamed Avenhorn by Dutch owners, and is expected to depart Cork Harbour tomorrow for the final time, writes Jehan Ashmore. Afloat has noted that the…
The HPV LE Eithne 'dressed overall' when docked in Dun Laoghaire recently on occasion of the Naval Service conferred 'Freedom of Entry to the County' by DLRCC. This was in recognition of the humanitarian role carried out by the navy in the Mediterranean where the HPV is set to return on such duties.
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#MigrantMission - Flagship LE Eithne of the Naval Service is to be deployed again on humanitarian missions in the Mediterranean Sea, so to assist in the ongoing refugee migrant crisis off north Africa, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 1984 built Helicopter…
The Geo Coral was one of four C-class vessels to join the CGG hydrographic fleet in 2013
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#MarineNotice - Geoscience company CGG is currently conducting a 3D seismic survey off the South West Coast of Ireland in the Porcupine Basin. The three-month survey was scheduled to begin on Tuesday 11 April and will continue till Saturday 15…

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