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#WORLD RECORD - A Dutch teenager has become the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the world solo - following a court battle for the right to embark on the challenge. Sixteen-year-old Laura Dekker sailed into harbour at Sint Maarten in the Caribbean on Saturday afternoon to complete her round-the-world voyage. She arrived a year and two days after setting out, and beat the previous unofficial record held by Australian Jessica Watson by eight months, according to RTÉ News. The feat is…
#NEWS UPDATE - The search is set to resume again this morning for the three fishermen not yet recovered after their trawler sank off West Cork last Sunday. Skipper Michael Hayes and Egyptian crewmen Saied Ali Eldin and Wael Mohammed have been missing since the fishing vessel Tit Bonhomme ran aground and went down in rough seas near Adam's Rock, at the mouth of Glandore Harbour. Only one of the six-person crew, 43-year-old Abdul Mohammed, is confirmed alive after he…
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 13:52

Titanic Artifacts a Snap - at $189 Million!

#TITANIC - The Titanic is for sale - if you have a spare $189 million to spend, according to the Los Angeles Times. The single-lot auction, which will take place in April on the 100th anniversary of the Belfast-built ocean liner's tragic demise, includes more than 5,000 items salvaged from the wreck, from gold coins and clothing to parts of the ship's hull itself. But casual buyers need not apply, as aside from the multi-million-dollar outlay, the prospective purchases must…
#NEWS UPDATE - The Irish couple rescued from the stricken cruise liner off the Italian coast have spoken of their joy to be back home safe and sound. Séamus Moore (52) and his wife Carol (50) from Clonmel were greeted by their three children at Dublin Airport yesterday, just two days after the Costa Concordia struck a sandbank and capsized off Tuscany. “It was a difficult experience but at the end of the day it worked out very well for…
#BLUE MONDAY – Christmas credit card debt? New Year Gloom. Still a month before the boat goes back in the water! According to some mysterious science today is dubbed 'Blue Monday 'aka the saddest day of the year'. Cheer yourself up on this the third Monday in January with an eyeball on our homepage and all the latest Irish boating stories. Better still, sign up for our enews, you're still in time to receive this lunchtime's offering! You can also…
#NEWS UPDATE - The Minister for Health has raised concerns over a new water treatment 'super plant' planned for Fingal, amid fears that a malfunction could see huge amounts of raw sewerage pumped into the Irish Sea. As reported in The Irish Times, Dr James Reilly echoed worries expressed by his north Dublin constituents and members of community group Reclaim Fingal Alliance, noting that the people of Skerries, Loughshinny and Rush are particularly "worried about the effects of the outfall…
#NEWS UPDATE - An Irish couple were among those rescued from the cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Italy on Friday night, the Irish Examiner reports. Three people are believed to have died, while 14 others were injured, after the Costa Concordia struck a sandbank and capsized off the Tuscan coastline in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The vessel was carrying more than 4,000 passengers at the time, many of whom jumped into the water as panic set in…
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