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#Philippines - Howth Coast Guard will be hosting a donation drive for clothing and other items needed by people in the Ajuy area of the Philippines currently recovering from the recent Typhoon Haiyan disaster. The coastguard station on the West…
#Philippines – The Royal Navy's helicopter-carrier HMS Illustrious (R06) which visited Dublin Port in April is heading for the Philippines to bolster efforts to help those in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. UK Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday ordered that…
#EmerNIGERIA – The former Naval Service OPV L.E. Emer took the short journey between the Naval Base on Haulbowline Island to Cork Dockyard Ltd today for upgrading work for her new owners, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 65m vessel was brought…
#QEaircraftcarriers - On Armistice Day the massive hull of the Royal Navy's newbuild 65,000 tonnes aircraft-carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, was finally completed with the 'ski-ramp' slotted into place at Rosyth Dockyard, writes Jehan Ashmore. The facility on the Forth of…
#YellowSub - It's recently charmed the denizens of Belfast - and now the famous Yellow Submarine is making its way from the Lagan to the Liffey to mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' first and only performances in Ireland.…
#UKyardClosure - Shipyard workers at BAE Systems, numbering 1,775 jobs are to lose their jobs in Scotland and England and end shipbuilding altogether at Portsmouth, writes BBC News. The firm said 940 staff posts and 170 agency workers will go…
#budget – In a week that saw Sports Council Grants hit in the budget, it is still unlcear as to how this might affect Irish sailing, a sport that benefitted from a range of state support to the tune of…
#Missing - RTÉ News reports that an air and sea search and rescue operation to locate a missing person off Howth in North Dublin has been suspended. According to the Howth Coast Guard, rescue crews including the Howth RNLI inshore…
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