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#vor – The final pages of the Leg 2 epic to Abu Dhabi will be played out in the next 24 hours. The leading trio of Team Brunel, Dongfeng and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have been close sparring partners since crossing the Equator on day 16 but one crew no longer involved is Team Vestas whose shipwrecked Volvo 65 is still reefbound. Irish camera man and onboard reporter Brian ...
#Ports&Shipping –The latest IMDO Weekly Market Review includes the following stories as detailed below. Irish News: Burke Shipping acquires Greenore Port – As reported also on Afloat.ie, Burke Shipping Group has acquired Greenore Port in Co Louth. The price paid for the port is not known but it is thought to be in the region of €5m. The company plans to invest a subst...
#WildAtlanticWay - Check out this video shot by Eoin O'Hagan for Clare Virtually that shows the intense results of the first winter storm of the year at Doolin in Co Clare. Indeed, the winds from the so-called 'weather bomb' were so strong at that stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way that they blew the sea spray up and over the cliffs in a reverse waterfall!...
#StenaSailings – Stena Line's Belfast-Cairnryan sailings are according to their website operating albeit not to a full schedule, following an incident involving a ferry colliding at the Scottish port earlier this week, writes Jehan Ashmore. As previously reported, Stena Line said no passengers or crew on board Stena Superfast VII were injured in the incident which they also c...
#Rio2016 - Irish sailing will share in a €2 million boost from the Minister for Sport for the nation's Olympic campaign at Rio 2016. As the Irish Examiner reports, the ISA will get a €70,000 share to fund its pre-games team base in the Brazilian host city, where the likes of already Rio-bound sailors Annalise Murphy, James Espey, Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern will get all t...
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute has secured €800,000 research funding from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to carry out three significant research projects that address the needs of the aquaculture and seafood industry in the areas of shellfish health and seafood safety. The funding was announced yesterday (Thursday 1 December) by Marine Minister Simo...
#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 he was pronounced dead at the scene at Dinish Pier in Castletownbere. The incident occurred shortly before the Baltimore lifeboat was called to aid a fi...
#rnli – Baltimore inshore lifeboat was called to give assistance when a medical emergency occurred on board a 75ft fishing vessel in Roaring Water Bay, West Cork last night. The two crew on board had been pumping the vessel bilges with a petrol pump when one of them became overcome with fumes and collapsed. The boat which services mussel rafts in the bay was at her moorings a...
#FestiveMiniCruises – Boudicca (1973/28,551grt) of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has this evening departed Dublin Port on a 2 night mini-cruise for Irish passengers bound for Liverpool, writes Jehan Ashmore. The cruise which departed Ocean Pier is one of several festive 'taster' Irish Sea cruises before Christmas. Fred Olsen, the four-star operator is offering a choice of 1, 2 and...
#Weather - Huge waves came crashing over the Inishowen Peninsula yesterday as the Atlantic 'weather bomb' hit the northwest coast. The video above, care of The Daily Edge, shows the sheer power of the swells that brought waves as high as 62 feet off Irish shores, putting the cream of the world's big wave surfers on high alert. But as previously reported on Afloat.ie, the best s...
#CancelledSailings - UT.V News reports the ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan collided with the dock at the Scottish port around 6am on Tuesday. Stena Line said no passengers or crew were injured. It also said the incident was not weather related. As a result sailings have been suspended until at least 7.30pm today (to confirm see link to Stena website below). Stena Line said its ...
#vdlr – Up to 15 entries have already been received for what is expected to be Ireland's biggest sailing event in 2015. Among the early entries for Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta (VDLR) is a number of Scottish, English and Northern Ireland boats that responded almost immediately to the online publication of the July regatta's Notice of Race. Among the first was Clyde C...
#Condor102 - Channel Islands operator Condor Ferries latest acquisition, Condor 102, departed last week from Austal's shipyard in Balamban, Cebu in the Philippines, to begin her long (approx. 10,500 nautical miles) delivery voyage to Southampton. Upon her arrival in the UK, final preparations will be made before the 102-metre fast-ferry passenger and vehicle trimaran is schedul...
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 11:53

Largest Cruiseships to Killybegs to Visit in 2015

#Cruiseliners - Killybegs Information Centre has confirmation through Sinbad Marine Services that three visits to the port in 2015 have been scheduled by the prestigious brand P&O/Carnival Lines. The cruiseships to visit Killybegs under the P&O Cruises flag will be the largest passenger ships so far to use the port. Among the brands of Carnival Group are famous lines su...
#CancelledSailings – As a gale warning is in effect this has led to some cancelled fast-ferry and conventional sailings on the Irish Sea in addition to some sailings to and from France. Due to the adverse weather conditions Isle of Man sailings on the Douglas-Heysham single ro-pax served route, have been cancelled today with potential further disruption or cancellation to cro...
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 10:26

Irish Sailing Annual 2015 – Out Now!

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#afloatmag – The 2015 Irish Sailing Annual is published next Monday and packed with details of the forthcoming season plus a review of 2014. Details of the full colour annual below: NewsVOR reporter's prize then BANG!; Dun Laoghaire sailor becomes RORC Commodore; Arklow gets new marina; Volvo award for MGM Boats; 75 years of Sutton dinghies; Farewell to Jo...
#StenaHSSfuture? – Stena Line's introduction of Stena Superfast X to expand capacity on the Dublin-Holyhead route in early 2015, raises uncertainty over the future of the Dun Laoghaire HSS operated service to Wales, writes Jehan Ashmore. Now that Superfast X a larger passenger and freight ship of 29,500 tonnes is to make a debut in early 2015, this week's announcement comes a...
#energy – A major energy conference entitled "Cork Harbour – Energising the Region" will be held in Cork this week, to discuss the opportunities and challenges in terms of energy, industry and tourism for the Harbour. Providing more than one third of Ireland's energy requirements, the Harbour region is a vital element of Ireland's energy infrastructure and will be the focus...
#MarineWildlife - Leona the Loggerhead's last known whereabouts put her swimming south of the Canary Islands after her successful release last week, according to The Irish Times. The female sea turtle jetted off with Aer Lingus to the warmer waters off northwest Africa after almost a year in rehabilitation at the Galway Atlantaquaria, following her lucky discovery on a beach at...
#VOR - Disaster-struck Team Vestas Wind is "exploring the opportunity" of re-joining the Volvo Ocean Race a week after coming a cropper on an Indian Ocean reef, as Jonno Turner reports on the official race website. The news comes days after Ireland's own Brian Carlin, the on-board reporter for the ill-fated team, gave his personal account of what went down on their VOR 65 in a ...
#Overhauls - Winter overhauls of the majority of Irish Ferries fleet in early 2015 are understood to be heading to Birkenhead at Cammell Laird shipbuilder and repairs, writes Jehan Ashmore. Ulysses has been scheduled to go first for annual maintenance with the overhaul starting on 6 January, following the 02.40hrs sailing from Holyhead. On completion of her overhaul, her Dublin...
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