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#LOUGH DERG - RTÉ News reports that the body of a man in his 40s was recovered from Lough Derg on Friday night. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat was launched to investigate an upturned speedboat in Youghal Bay near Garrykennedy on Thursday evening. The 20ft vessel was said to have extensive damage to the outdrive and propellers, consistent with damage sustained while running. The Killaloe unit of the Irish Coast Guard immediately launched a search…
#MARINE RESOURCES - The Irish Times reports on ambitious plans to double the turnover generated by the ocean economy as announced by the Taoiseach yesterday. The new 'ocean wealth roadmap' is specifically geared towards exploiting the potential for 'blue growth', which is also the focus of the EU Strategy for the Atlantic to be discussed at the first Altantic Forum in September. Ireland currently generates 1.2& of its GDP from the marine sector, compared to 4.2% in the UK and…
#MARINE RESOURCES - The first event of the Atlantic Forum to inform the EU Strategy for the Atlantic (EUSA) will be held on Faial Island in Portugal's Azores on Friday 21 September. The inaugural meeting will be held under the them of 'Coastal and Deep Sea Natural Resources'. According to the Marine Institute, the momentum of the Atlantic Strategy towards 'Blue Growth', enhancing growth and jobs, "will come through the development of marine renewable energies, new visions for aquaculture production, innovative scientific…
#MISSING FISHERMAN - Search teams combing the coast off Valentia Island for a missing fisherman have this afternoon found the body of a man, according to the Irish Examiner. A major search operation was launched last night after the 32-year-old angler slipped and fell into the water while fishing with a group of seven at Culloo Rock off the Co Kerry island. Garda and Naval Service divers this afternoon joined the search, which resumed at 6am headed by the Valentia lifeboat…
#MARINE NOTICE - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) reminds mariners to familiarise themselves with the operation of the distress alert button on GMDSS marine radio equipment. Radio communications fitted on board Irish ships and fishing vessels with distress button capability, such as DSC or GMDSS-compliant satellite terminals, are fitted with a distress button which initiates an automatic distress alert on maritime mobile distress frequencies. This includes the identification of the vessel and…
#SHIP'S SILVER SALVAGE – A record breaking 48 tonnes of silver bullion has been recovered from S.S. Gairsoppa, a 412-ft British cargoship that was torpedoed by U-Boat in WWII and sank some 300 miles south-west of the Galway coast in 1941. The salvage operation was carried out by Odyssey Marine Exploration, in depths of three-miles, where the hoard of 1,203 bars or approximately 1.4 million troy ounces of silver was retrieved. According to the US based company it is the…
# NEWS: The adventurer and former Trinity oarsman Mark Pollock will give a talk next Wednesday, July 25th, at 7pm in the Edmund Burke Theatre, Trinity College. Pollock continued to row even after he lost his sight at 22 and he took on major challenges, becoming the first blind man to hike to the South Pole. He became paralysed after a fall in July 2010 and has been seeking ways to learn to walk again. He will share with the…
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