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Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:55

Browne to be Saluted by Tralee Bay Sailors

#KERRY SAILING – Tralee Bay Sailing Club will honour Sophie Browne's dinghy sailing exploits at its Fenit clubhouse in County Kerry on March 16th. The special TBSC Supper Party will kick start the 2012 sailing season and the New Zealand exploits of 14-year-old Sophie Browne at this year's Optimist dinghy world championships will be recounted. Browne finished ninth overall and was rewarded a home with the January Sailor of the Month Award. According to commodore Jacqui Browne many TBSC members…
Monday, 27 February 2012 21:19

Two Bodies Recovered from Water Near Belfast

#NEWS UPDATE - The PSNI has confirmed that the body recovered from Belfast Lough yesterday morning is that of missing Stranraer man Carius McNicoll. According to BBC News, the 24-year-old student was last seen on a ferry shortly before docking on 8 January. His body was discovered near Holywood in Co Down. A post-mortem has confirmed that the cause of death was drowning. In a separate incident yeserday, The Irish Times reports that a body recovered by divers in the…
#DEVELOPMENT - Representatives from the International Sailing Federation's member nations throughout the world will meet at Howth Yacht Club from 17-18 March for the inaugural ISAF Development Symposium. The aim of the two-day conference is to develop the criteria and future strategy for sail training and development within the governing body of world sailing, based on three core requirements: Fulfilling requirement set out in the ISAF Constitution to develop the sport and increase participation; Providing a structure for the sport…
Thursday, 23 February 2012 17:23

Marine Notice on Pipeline Survey in Celtic Sea

#NEWS UPDATE - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises on a pipeline survey in the Celtic Sea next month. PSE Kinsale Energy Limited will be commencing the survey of the 24" Gas Export Pipeline on 6 March 2012 using the Marine Institute vessel RV Celtic Voyager (call sign EIQN). The survey is expected to last 1 to 2 days, depending on weather conditions. The survey will take place along the existing pipeline…
#BOAT NAMES - The Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS) has released its 22nd annual list of the top ten boat names in America, which makes for some amusing reading. “A boat name reflects the life and loves of the owner,” says BoatUS's Occoless Trotter. “But it’s hard to sum it all up with just a few words.” Word play seems to be the biggest attraction for new boat owners in the US. Number one for 2011 is…
# MARINE – Speaking at the Atlantic Conference at Malahide on Tuesday,  Matthew King representing the EU's Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs, outlined the Commission's plans and indicative timetable for the Atlantic Forum to inform the EU Strategy for the Atlantic (EUSA). The Forum is not an entity, but rather a process or series of events to prepare an Action Plan for the EUSA. Timing is of the utmost priority as work on a new financial framework for the period 2014-2020…
#NEWS UPDATE - The body of the last missing crewmember of the stricken Tit Bonhomme was recovered in Glandore Bay in West Cork on Friday, The Irish Times reports. The remains of 23-year-old Egyptian national Saied Ali Edlin were discovered floating on the surface to the west of the bay off Long Point, almost a mile from the wreck site and close to a month after the tragedy occurred. It also comes just two days after the body of skipper…
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