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Body Recovered From River Erne After Lengthy Search For Missing Monaghan Man
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#LoughErne - Police have recovered a body in Lough Erne believed to be that of a Monaghan man missing since December. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Kieran McAree was thought to have entered the lough after abandoning his car in…
Diaspora Museum Plans Scrapped By Government
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#diasporamuseum – The governement has altered course on plans for a national emigrant museum because it fears a backlash from rejected bidders ahead of the general election, according to a report into today's Sunday Business Post newspaper. Inspite of a…
Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth Conference 2015 - Save The Date
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#OurOceanWealth - Ringaskiddy and Haulbowline in Cork Harbour will host the 2015 Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth Conference on 10 and 11 July. Last June's inaugural event at Dublin Castle outlined the significant progress made to date in implementing the Government's…
Bodies Found In Search For Missing Trawler In English Channel
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#Missing - BBC News reports that two bodies have been recovered from the sea in the search for four fishermen whose trawler went missing in the English channel this week. Lifeboat crews from Dungeness, Dover and Hastings RNLI stations yesterday…
Royal Irish Yacht Club Sailor Michael D'Alton to Receive Legion d'Honneur for D-Day Heroism
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#d-day – Ninety three year–old Dublin Bay sailor Michael 'Mickey' D'Alton will receive the Legion d'Honneur today from the French ambassador, Jean–Pierre Thebault with full military honours for his heroism at D–Day, June 1944. The then 23–year–old sub–Lieutenant piloted landing…
Fisherman's Body Recovered From Howth Harbour
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#Howth - The Irish Times reports that the body of a fisherman was recovered from Howth Harbour early yesterday morning (Friday 9 January). The Latvian national, who was a longstanding member of the local fishing community, is thought to have…
Marine Notice: Updated List Of Approved Training Course Providers For Seafarers
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#MarineNotice - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises of the most recent list of approved training course providers under STCW 78. These providers are approved to provide training for the various ancillary courses under the provisions of…
Three Dead In Catamaran Capsize Off Costa Rica
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#Capsize - Three people are reported dead after a tourist catamaran capsized off Costa Rica, as the Guardian reports. The incident, which occurred yesterday (8 January) some nine miles off the Central American country's Pacific coast, is thought to have…
See Foiling Catamaran at Tomorrow's London Boat Show
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#londonobatshow – A first for tomorrow's London Boat Show is the real-time build of a 5.9m sailing catamaran with a cutting-edge hydrofoil system developed by Southampton Solent University. Afloat first reported on the new British foiling cat last September when…
Search Ends For Missing Crew Of Capzised Cargo Ship Off Scotland
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#Cemfjord - As the investigation into the grounding of a car transporter in the Solent gets under way, at the other end of the UK stormy weather has been blamed for the capsize of a cargo ship in Pentland Firth.…
Search For Missing In Belfast Lough, Lough Erne Brings NI Communities Together
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#Missing - On New Year's Day emergency teams entered the third day of a search and rescue operation on the north Down coast for a woman missing from her Bangor home since Monday 29 December. According to the Belfast Telegraph,…
Greek Fire Ferry Cable Snaps, Killing Two
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#NormanAtlantic - A cable used to tow the blaze-damaged Mediterranean ferry Norman Atlantic has snapped, killing two Albanian crewmen, the Daily Telegraph reports. The incident is the latest in a series of tragedies since fire engulfed the lower decks of the…
Four Bodies Recovered In Greek Ferry Fire As Rescuers Battle Elements
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#NormanAtlantic - RTÉ News reports that Italy has launched a criminal investigation into the blaze on the car ferry Norman Atlantic as the Greek government confirms the recovery of four bodies from the site of the disaster off Corfu. As…
Man Dies In Quad Bike Accident On Wexford Beach
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#Wexford - The Wexford People reports on the death of a man in his early 50s after a quad bike accident on Ballinesker Beach in Curracloe yesterday afternoon (23 December). The man was reported missing in the afternoon and found…
Rick Tomlinson Sailing Calendar Out Now!
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#ricktomlinson – The 27th edition of  Rick Tomlinson's Portfolio and Desk Calendars are now available featuring 12 spectacular images from recent assignments around the world.Action and art has always been Rick's style, "Each picture will hang on the wall for…
Body Of Fisherman Recovered Off Beara Peninsula
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#Fishing - The Irish Times reports that the body of a fisherman was recovered off the Beara Peninsula in West Cork yesterday (Thursday 11 December). Attempts were made to resuscitate the man, thought to be in his early 60s, but…

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