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#SafeTrx - Users of the ISA's SafeTrx app are advices that the system will be unavailable tomorrow morning and afternoon (Tuesday 15 September) for an upgrade. During the planned upgrade from 6am to 3pm, the SafeTrx apps for iOS and…
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An Garda Síochána are contesting the International Coppers Cup (ICC) 2015 in Croatia. The ICC is a sailing regatta consisting of 24 teams from International Police Forces. Although the regatta previously held in the Netherlands it ended two years ago but…
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#Missing - Independent.ie reports on an ongoing search for a lobsterman feared missing off the Mayo coast since yesterday evening (Friday 11 September). A fishing vessel was spotted on the beach at Benwee Head close to where the lone fisherman…
Tom MacSweeney Asks – Do Fishermen Like Sailors?
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Now, why would I raise such a question.....?I have been writing and broadcasting about maritime matters for over 20 years, an experience that at times fills me with hope for the future – that our maritime resources will be appreciated…
Two Workers Die After Crane Accident Over River Shannon
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#Shannon - Two men have died while working on a crane performing bridge works on the River Shannon in Limerick city yesterday afternoon (Saturday 29 August). As BreakingNews.ie reports, the men were in a cage attached to a crane being used for remedial…
Body Found In Search For Missing Japanese Tourists Off Kilkee
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#Missing - Emergency teams have reportedly found a body in the search for two Japanese tourists missing off the Clare coast for more than a week. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Eiji Takagi (61) and Ushio Azaki (61) have not been…
Search Continues For Missing Tourists On Clare Coast
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#Missing - Searching resumed today (Wednesday 26 August) for a Japanese couple missing since the weekend. As BBC News reports, a car hired by the tourists in their 60s was found yesterday at Byrnes Cove in Kilkee. But it's believed it…
Drascombe Lugger Reported Stolen From Cork Harbour
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#stolendrascombe – A Drascombe Lugger dinghy fitted with an outboard engine has been reportedly stolen from Carrigaloe, Cork Harbour last night. Details are on the attached facebook post above.
Yacht Designer Mark Mills To Race Maxi Cup in Sardinia
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#supernikka – Wicklow yacht designer Mark Mills has had a 'scintillating summer' in his own words following a number of international successes including his latest launching of the 62' SuperNikka to her maiden victory in the sixth edition of the Miglia…
Olivia Murphy 1944–2015
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#oliviamurphy – Irish sailing has lost one of its best-loved people with the death of Olivia Murphy of Sutton in Dublin at the age of seventy, after a gallant five month battle with cancer. Her crowded and moving funeral on…
Search For Angling Tourist Missing Off Kerry Coast
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#Missing - Independent.ie reports that the search has resumed this morning for an angling tourist missing of the Kerry coast since yesterday afternoon (Friday 14 August). It's understood that the Chinese visitor was fishing with friends off Kerry Head when…
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Afloat.ie, the Irish sailing, boating and maritime website, has reached a high water mark this summer, informing and entertaining a larger boating audience than ever before. Based on analytics, Afloat.ie readership was up ten per cent on the same period…
Tributes Paid To Galway Maritime Executive Steve Ackland
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#Acky - The Irish Times reports on tributes to Galway-based chandler Steve Ackland, who lost his life on Thursday 30 July. The Galway Maritime Ltd director, originally from Hamble in Southampton and affectionately known as 'Acky', died in hospital after…
Marine Institute On The Move To New Dublin Office
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#NewAddress - The Marine Institute is moving its Dublin office next month from 80 Harcourt Street to nearby Wilton Place, where it will be sharing the same building as the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland…
Marine Executive Dies in Galway Yacht Accident
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#galwayyachtdeath – A marine leisure industry professional has died after falling overboard from a yacht in Galway. It is understood the accident happened in the vicinity of Galway harbour yesterday. Update here

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