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Podcast: Maritime Heritage Conference in Belfast & The Three Masted Schooner 'Result'

7th November 2016
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The Schooner Result after completion in Carrickfergus in 1893. Scroll down for podcast The Schooner Result after completion in Carrickfergus in 1893. Scroll down for podcast

Hello and welcome aboard your maritime programme Seascapes this week we have more from that recent Maritime Heritage Conference in Belfast with Christopher Kenny on “The Result” built in Carrickfergus , a Merchant Schooner , she had clipper bows and was rigged as a three masted topsail schooner and was launched in 1893 ........and a model of the vessel which is in storage but not for much longer we talk to the model maker a former ships captain Brian Harvey and Trevor Edwards we’ ll also be speaking with Commander John Gray of the Royal Navy .......Polar author Michael Smith from the Seascapes Archive on the Antarctic explorer Edward Bransfield from Ballinacurra near Midleton following Michael’s recent talk to the Cloyne Literary and Historical society........also the latest edition of Ireland’s only Diving Magazine – SUBSEA and a call to divers from Seasearch Ireland and the National Biodiversity Data Centre to record inshore marine biodiversity...............First here on Seascapes to that , and this young man Christopher Kenny from Carrickfergus where “The Result “ was built in Paul Rodger’s yard there and launched in 1893, it currently resides or indeed languishes at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum .....

From Christopher Kenny to two gentlemen who attended the Maritime Heritage Conference in Belfast and had a real sense of déjà vu, I’ll let Trevor Edwards explain before we hear from former ships captain and model maker Brian Harvey , we spoke in Autumn sunshine alongside the graving dock that houses The Nomadic....

The voices of retired ships Captain Brian Harvey and Garden Designer Trevor Edwards ...
Well from that remarkable meeting after twenty years to this man Commander John Gray of the Royal Navy who talked to Seascapes about the proud naval traditions on this island and how he was called to a life at sea.....

Commander John Gray of the Royal Navy from the recent Maritime Heritage Conference held in the Titanic Quarter in Belfast..... just to say that HMS Caroline is temporarily closed to the public until the Spring and is well worth a visit ............we’ll keep you posted when it re opens ......we hope to meet up with Robin Ruddock in the coming months , Robin gave a very moving , passionate and thought provoking talk on The Drontheims , Robin is involved in the preservation , restoration and use of Drontheims on the North coast......

The Nautical Institute has announced that a new Chief Executive has been chosen to lead the organisation.

Captain John Lloyd MBA AFNI, the Institute's Chief Operating Officer and an Institute member of 30 years standing, will take over in May next year when Philip Wake OBE.....
Lloyd’s 16-year seagoing career began in 1975, gaining command in 1987 and spending two years as a marine pilot at Walvis Bay. His extensive experience in maritime education has included senior positions at Warsash Maritime Academy and Flagship Training in the UK, CEO of Vanuatu Maritime College and Professor of Maritime Training at the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania.
As Chief Executive of The Nautical Institute, John will be managing the resources of an organisation that has 7,000 members and over 50 branches around the world. He has been a member of the Institute for 30 years.

The Irish Federation of Sea Anglers are hosting the World Shore Angling Championships in Wexford from the 11th of November to the 19th fishing the beaches of the East coast.
This event is a major economic boost to tourism and the economy of the South East with 30 teams representing 18 Countries from around the world. So if you are near Wexford extend a Cead Mile Failte to the visiting anglers..............

Last week we brought you Cliff Wedgbury’s Ballad of Michael Smith well in a moment we’ll hear Cliff’s musical tribute to the Unsung Hero – Tom Crean ..first to the man of the moment who was honoured by the Irish Polar community recently in the Midleton Park Hotel in East Cork following an illustrated talk by the distinguished Polar author on Edward Bransfield of Ballinacurra .........this was originally broadcast on Seascapes to coincide with the publication of “Great Endeavours” back in april of two thousand and eleven ...courtesy of the RTE Radio Sound Archives...

From the RTE Radio 1 Sound Archives , that extract from Seascapes featuring Polar Author Michael Smith was first broadcast in April of 2011......

The voice of Cliff Wedgbury and his homage to Tom Crean.....

The latest edition of Ireland’s only Diving Magazine – SUBSEA features the anchors recovered from The Aud; John Collins on Protecting Philippine Reefs; County Longford Scuba Divers; HMS Lawford; Irelands Hidden Gems and an Update on Divers Against Dumping ; also we hear about a New initiative by Seasearch Ireland and the National Biodiversity Data Centre to record inshore marine biodiversity ;which they are recommending ...

· Take part in 5 dives at the same site from May to September

· Learn to identify and record the abundance of 96 common species

· Track changes in species abundance and phenology

· Highlight rare or unusual species in your local area. 

 Join a network of recorders across Ireland and gain access to specialist courses and material

· Take part in quizzes and receive training material to help expand your identification skills

Contact Seasearch Ireland or encourage your local club or dive centre to organise a training day.
Choose a site you regularly dive that can be accessed at least once a month from May to September. You can Contact: Seasearch Ireland by email on [email protected] or on the book of the face........or you can see these details on the Seascapes webpage....

“That’s it for this week on Seascapes, next week here on your maritime programme we have the first part of an exclusive interview with David Ronayne CEO of shipping company The Mainport Group, a leader in the provision of marine services to ship-owners, exporters, importers, oil companies, seismic survey companies and others involved in the maritime trades its an Irish company based in Cork operating on a global basis ; we talk to Captain James Robinson of The Irish Maritime Forum about the EU mandated mission in the Mediterranean which is Operation Sophia ; all that and much more until next Friday night ...tight lines and fair sailing.”

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