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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…
Sailing Yacht A afloat in the Kieler Förde in northern Germany
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#Superyacht - Sailing tests have begun on what’s purported to be one of the world’s largest sailing yachts, as Mail Online reports. Sailing Yacht A’s functional name is very much an understatement, as this enormous vessel is more than 140m…
Farmleigh House in Phoenix Park was the venue for the 2016 National Marine Gallantry & Meritorious Service Awards
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#Awards - Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross presented the National Marine Gallantry and Meritorious Service Awards 2016 at a ceremony in Farmleigh House on Friday evening (14 October) Minister Ross praised the “courageous achievements and service of…
The ‘mystery’ paddleboarder was picked up from the English Channel on Sunday 9 October
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#Rescue - A German national clad in only shorts, a fleece and a hat was rescued from the English Channel seven miles off the British coast on Sunday morning (9 October). But according to BreakingNews.ie, there have been conflicting reports…
Read Today's E–News From Afloat.ie
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Read Afloat's e–news below with all the latest sailing and boating highlights including: Dublin bids ‘bon voyage’ to @teamirelandvg; Conor Clarke on US #Melges24 2nd, tributes to Emergency veteran Des & Car shipper routes to come full circle? Find the…
Des Branigan was an able seaman with Irish Shipping
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#IrishShipping - Tributes have been paid to Irish Shipping veteran Des Branigan, who died recently aged 98, as The Irish Times reports. The Dubliner was among the first recruits of the Irish Shipping company — merchant sailors who put their…

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