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#ISL30thReunion- Irish Shipping Ltd, the state-owned deep-sea shipping company that was liquidated 30 years ago was marked by former employees attending a reunion that was held on Friday in the Conrad Hotel, Dublin, writes Jehan Ashmore. In recognition of the date's significance (14 November 1984) in Irish maritime affairs, the reunion attracted around 80 former seafarers and s...
Sunday, 16 November 2014 14:38

Six Humpback Whales Surprise Small Sailboat

#MarineWildlife - The video above shows the shocking moment when a small boat of wildlife watchers was suddenly surrounded by six giant humpback whales. As the Irish Mirror reports, the duo who captured this amazing footage were sailing in a Norwegian fjord when they saw the whales feeding on herring in the distance and decided to move closer for a better look. But little did t...
#Fishing - Illegal fishing may have just got a little more difficult thanks to a new marine science project backed by Google that aims to map commercial fishing activity around the globe in near real time. According to The Verge, the Global Fishing Watch system – launched at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia last week – uses satellite mapping data from...
#Fishing - The Marine Institute intends to obtain samples of spawning herring at the Bills of Achill this month, and the Glen Head/Aranmore area in December. The samples will be taken during spawning time. These samples are urgently required to assess the extent of mixing of Irish-spawned herring in VIa, particularly VIaN (West of Scotland). They will be used in a discriminant ...
Sunday, 16 November 2014 11:48

Deceased Named In Wicklow Kayaking Tragedy

#Kayaking - The Irish Mirror reports on tributes pouring in for the kayaker who died on the River Inchavore in Wicklow last Thursday evening (13 November). Twenty-one-year-old Shane Murphy from Baldoyle in North Dublin was an experienced kayaker, whose death has "affected the community badly", said neighbour Darragh McGhee. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the young man die...
#cruiserracing – The 2015 ICRA cruiser national championships will be sailed in conjunction with Kinsale Yacht Club's Sovereign's Cup regatta, the Cruiser–Racer conference heard at the weekend. Eight races are planned over four days. The full Notice of Race for the Wednesday June 24 to Saturday, 27th event has been published and is available to download below as a PDF ...
#cruiserracing – Ireland's three boat team that scored the most comprehensive victory in the 22–year history of the Commodores' Cup were saluted in Galway Harbour at the national cruiser conference yesterday when they lifted ICRA's Boat of the Year award. It was a fitting reward for a team that finished the international team regatta on 268 points, with an unprece...
#royalcork – ISAF Youth Silver Medallist Séafra Guifoyle has won the Pyewacket Cup for the fourth time at Royal Cork Yacht Club writes Claire Bateman. Royal Cork's Guilfoyle has topped off a magnificent period of sailing and received the well deserved accolade of being awarded the Pyewacket Perpetual Cup. His silver medal achievement at the ISAF Youth world Championship...
#IrishShipping@VCD – Irish Shipping Ltd had vessels built in the UK, outside Europe and notably during the tenure of Verolme Cork Dockyard which launched larger vessels before the 1984 closure of the company, writes Jehan Ashmore. It should be also noted when ISL was formed in 1941, this included taking on the abandoned Cork dock 'yard' that was Rushbrooke Dockyard, where suc...
#IslandNews - Nine offshore island communities are set to hold a press conference this coming Wednesday (19 November) over Government plans to terminate core funding for community development. “The withdrawal of this funding will mean the collapse of a wide range of programmes, activities and initiatives on the islands," according to John Orpan, vice-chair of the West Cork Is...
#VOR - Congratulations to Team Vestas Wind's Brian Carlin, who last night picked up the inaugural Inmarsat Onboard Reporter Award at the Volvo Ocean Race's first awards night in Cape Town. The experienced Irish sailing photographer and filmmaker – and frequent Afloat contributor – was chosen by the award jury for his "brilliant" storytelling and "unique style" via video, ph...
#Ports&ShippingReview: Over the last fortnight, Jehan Ashmore has reported on the shipping scene, where the European Sea Port Organisation (ESPO) re-elected Garcia-Milà as Chairman following a vote of the organisation's General Assembly held in Brussels. Tanker fleet operator Ardmore Shipping Corporation announced financial results and a $20 million Share Repurchase Plan. ...
Saturday, 15 November 2014 11:10

Eddie Jordan's Superyacht Available To Charter

#Superyacht - Irish F1 supremo Eddie Jordan certainly pulled out all the stops when he caught the yachting bug, commissioning the largest recreational vessel ever built by luxury specialists Sunseeker. And now his €40-million, 155-foot superyacht Blush, which was launched earlier this year, is available to charter over the winter months. But as Motor Boat & Yachting repor...
#irishsailingreview – 2014 has been the year in which Irish sailing regained its international confidence afloat by re-capturing the Commodore's Cup. Having won it in 2010, the national economic collapse prevented any defence in 2012, but in July 2014 the stain and shame of 2012's non-appearance was emphatically wiped from memory with a convincing team victory led by Anthony ...
#ArklowWillow- According to organisers of a Irish Shipping Ltd reunion this evening in Dublin, today marks the 30th anniversary of the liquidation of the former state-owned shipping company in 1984, writes Jehan Ashmore. Following the outbreak of WWI in 1939, the Irish Goverment realised the perilous state of not having a strategic fleet under its control and so led to the form...
#ClipperRace - The harassment case against Clipper Round The World Race organiser Sir Robin Knox-Johnson has been dismissed by an employment tribunal. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the offshore sailing legend was sued along with fellow organisers by lawyer-turned-sailor Ruth Harvey over victimisation and harassment she allegedly experienced while crewing the yacht Jamaic...
#IslandNews - Lambay Island is already known for supplying beef to some of Dublin's most exclusive restaurants – but did you know it also has wallaby? It's not just an urban myth: the lush green island off North Co Dublin, just 20km from the heart of the city, hosts a hardly mob of the marsupials among its wild grazing cattle, sheep and game. And the lean meat from these Auss...
Friday, 14 November 2014 10:32

Kayaker Dies On Swollen Wicklow River

#Kayaking - The Irish Times reports that a man has died after being swept away while kayaking on the River Inchavore near Lough Dan in Co Wicklow. The man, who has yet been unnamed, was out on the popular kayaking stretch yesterday (13 November) with around six others during heavy rain that quickly swelled the river's waters. Two other kayakers were airlifted with the casualty ...
#Angling - Billy Wallace reeled in a record-smashing catch recently in the form of a 225lb common skate - but sadly won't see his name in the record books, as the Angling Times reports. The sea angler was fishing in Donegal Bay off Sligo on Declan Kilgannon's Kiwi Girl when he landed the whopper, estimated to be 4lb heavier than the Irish record set more than 100 years ago. How...
#Kayaking - West Cork is getting a new kayaking and canoeing trail to encourage adventure tourism in the region, as the Irish Examiner reports. The new paddling trail will run between Skibbereen and Baltimore along the River Ilen and will have the full funding support of Cork County Council for works that include the upgrade of Deelish Pier in Skibbereen. “Market research sho...
#Island&FerrySale – The luxury Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort on Little Island in Waterford Estuary, as previously reported is for sale, however this does not include the cable-ferry Loreley, which is to be sold separately, writes Jehan Ashmore. Colliers International is seeking in excess of €4.5m for the secluded resort on the River Suir which also includes 4...
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