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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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Phaedo3 is half way round on her speed record bid. she was doing 25.7 knots approaching Achill Head at 0640 this morning
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Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD 70 was past Achill Island in Mayo this morning by 0700 in her anti-clockwise Round Ireland record attempt, which began at Dublin Bay Bay’s Kish Lighthouse at 3.0 pm yesterday afternoon writes W M Nixon. But though…
Round Ireland Record bid – MOD 70 Phaedo3 takes off at the Kish Lighthouse on Dublin Bay this afternoon
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Phaedo3 has just blasted through the start line of the official WSSRC course for the 'Round Ireland' record, in attempt to set a new time. With winds of over 20 knots, gusting 30 they speed through the line right beside…
Currently at Tory island, the low’s central pressure has already risen from 987 to 989
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If we’re going to have this abominable weather for the first week of August on the fronts and backs of the weaving Jetstream, then somebody might as well do something useful with it writes W M Nixon. So here’s cheers…
Phaedo3 (Lloyd Thornburg)  makes a Round Ireland speed record bid today at 3pm from the Kish lighthouse on Dublin Bay. Scroll down for live tracker updating every five minutes.
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Track the Round Ireland speed record attempt by the MOD70 Phaedo3 Lloyd Thornburg below. The record time to beat is: 38 hours, 37 minutes and 7 seconds. Stay tuned to the Yellowbrick tracker below.
A pro crew will make a Round Ireland speed record bid tomorrow from Dublin Bay
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Lloyd Thornburg's trimaran Phaedo 3 will make another attempt at the Round Ireland Speed Record tomorrow. Westerly winds are expected to reach 40–knots tomorrow giving ideal conditions for the 50–mph craft. News of the bid that has been circulating for…
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