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SBF Winners: Left to right:  John Belger (UK organiser), Steve Mills, Steve Arnold, Wesley Lewis (‘Even Less’ boat),  Josie Mahon (Inland Fisheies Ireland)
Angling
The recent 32nd Rosslare Small Boats Festival attracted more than 120 anglers from Wales, Scotland, Isle of Wight, Ireland and many parts of England, including Manchester, Liverpool and Portsmouth. Sponsored by Inland Fisheries Ireland, Garmin, DAIWA and Sea Angler magazine,…
'Keepers of the Port' filmed and directed by Moira Sweeney is the second of two films at the IFI Temple Bar, Dublin this Saturday, 23 September. Above: Close up of the machinery used to load and unload containers at a ship docked in the port's MTL Terminal, Ringsend.
Dublin Port
#films - This Saturday, 23 September, the Irish Film Institute Temple Bar in association with Aemi Productions are to screen two films as part of Dublin Port's perspectives series port | river | city project. TIME AND TIDE: Tribute to…
U23 Finn World Championships Bronze Medallist Fionn Lyden will be in action in Mullingar
All Irelands
U23 Finn World Championships Bronze Medallist Fionn Lyden will compete at the All Ireland Sailing Championships next month in a line–up published today.  With just over one week to go, Irish Sailing has announced the line–up for both its Senior and…
The chimney stack of Anglesey Aluminium, this is a familiar landmark which is visible from Snowdonia. Afloat adds that the former plant in north Wales outside Holyhead is from where exports were made through the port using an exclusive jetty. This structure is adjacent to where rivals Irish Ferries and Stena Line currently berth at Salt Island. The Port of Holyhead is operated by Stena Line Ports Ltd, who are the statutory harbour authority which also manages visiting cruiseships.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - When the north Wales plant of Anglesey Aluminium closed its site in Holyhead there was a commitment of a ‘jobs’ legacy to bring new work into the port town. The closure of smelting (2009) and then re-melt (2013)…
Alexandra Basin where works are underway to redevelop this part of Dublin Port whose office headquarters are in the background. Berthed on the left is Doggersbank at the jetty for loading lead-zinc ore from Boliden (former Tara Mines). The jetty is to be demolished as part of the works and on the right is Novatrans alongside the agri-products facility.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - “More EU budget for transport, the best investment plan for Europe” is the slogan launched today from a coalition of thirty European transport organisations. The campaign is calling for a strong connecting Europe Facility for the next financial…
in this file photo taken earlier this year are initial construction stages of City Quays 2 development. Afloat adds that along the quay is where the old Isle of Man Steam Packet ferry terminal was located. In the background to the right of the tower under construction are the Belfast Harbour Commissioners headquarters.
Belfast Lough
#belfastlough - Belfast Harbour Commissioners has announced that ITV Broadcasting, owners of UTV are the latest tenant for its new £250 million City Quays 2 office development. City Quays 2 is a new office led development of 20 acres on…
Dead crayfish in the River Suir
Marine Wildlife
#Crayfish - Large numbers of dead freshwater crayfish have been reported in the River Barrow in the stretch from Carlow to Graiguemanagh. It has been confirmed using DNA analysis that the cause of death was crayfish plague. This is the…
Arranmore RNLI tows the crabbing boat with four on board
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Arranmore RNLI was called to give assistance to a crabbing boat which got into difficulty off Arranmore on Tuesday (19 September). The all-weather lifeboat was alerted at 4pm when the 60-tonne, 15m vessel with four crew on board suffered…
Majority of Irish exporters trading with the UK will require help in the next month's budget to cushion the effects of Brexit. Above: Containership Sophia departing in Dublin Bay.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping -A majority of Irish exporters, more than 9 out of 10 trading with the UK writes The Irish Examiner need some sort of help in next months budget to cushion the effects of Brexit, according to the Irish Exporters’…
The team who will be racing onboard the Open 60 Artemis Ocean Racing are currently waiting for an optimum weather window
Vendee Globe
Four young offshore sailors, including two from Northern Ireland, Mikey Ferguson and Andrew Baker, are on standby for an assault on the Length of Britain Challenge, from Land’s End to John O’Groats. The current record held by British sailor Phil…
A new container service operated by WEC Lines (see above ship from among Dutch owners fleet) is to link ports on a Ireland-UK-Iberian network starting in late September
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - A new container shipping service connecting Dublin and Liverpool along with an Iberian network of ports is to begin later this month, writes Jehan Ashmore The company WEC Lines is a Dutch operator that will connect the Irish…
The ILB crew located the boat shortly after 9.30am. Neither person required medical attention and they were towed back to shore at Dun Laoghaire.
RNLI Lifeboats
Two sailors were rescued by the Dun Laoghaire RNLI Inshore lifeboat this morning after their small dinghy capsized on Dublin Bay. The incident occurred shortly before 9am off the West Pier at Dun Laoghaire when the two person crew capsized…
Culture Night 2017 (Friday 22 September) Among those events with a maritime setting is the Harvest Moon Celebration taking place at Hook Head Lighthouse, Co. Wexford
Lighthouses
#CutlureNight - Among the numerous events of Culture Night 2017 there are those with a distinct maritime theme. A notable event taking place on the night (Friday 22 Sept) is the annual Harvest Moon celebration at Hook Head Lighthouse, Co.…
File photo: On the left is a structure under construction at the Dong Energy site at Harland & Wolff where other renewable energy firms are engaged with manufacturing at the facility in Belfast.
Power From the Sea
#powerfromthesea - Harland and Wolff, the former giant of shipbuilding in Belfast is meeting demands from new contracts and is currently hiring a range of staff, it has emerged. As the Belfast Telegraph writes, the marine and engineering firm is…
Jenny Egan and Peter Egan compete separately at Irish Marathon Championships 2017.
Canoeing
#Canoeing: An international contingent will take on the Liffey Descent this Saturday, September 23rd. A Spanish crew who are determined to beat all comers in the canoe race will contend with a world champion from South Africa in a field…
The Connecting Europe Conference takes place in Tallinn beginning tomorrow. Afloat adds that the Estonian shipping company Tallink among its fleet operates the new MS Megastar delivered in early 2017 on the service linking Helsinki, Finland. The €230 million cruiseferry is the first in the fleet to use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - Following the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) attendance of last week's LISW17, the Irish government shipping agency will also be attending the Connecting Europe Conference taking place this week in the Estonian capital of Tallinn. The IMDO will…
Transit Gateway: Mapping Phase 8: Dublin Port from 1965 to 1986 / Transition
Dublin Port
#TransitGateway - As part of “Port Perspectives”, the project Transit Gateway documents the transitional changes of the shape of Dublin Port from its medieval shoreline to its current infrastructure. The penultimate seminar takes place next week in The LAB, Foley…
Aoife Hopkins, Ireland's U21 Laser Radial European Champion, also achieved a whopping 601 points in her Leaving Cert this Summer
Tokyo 2020
How do you strike a balance between the sport you love and a life outside it? How do you achieve great results but still have other strings to your bow? A criticism that is often levelled at performance athletes is…
Bibby Stockholm is one of two large-scale apartment barges proposed as a solution for students struggling to find accommodation in Galway
Galway Harbour
#Galway - Galway Harbour Company has ruled out any notion of floating student accommodation in the city’s docks. According to Galway Bay FM, harbour CEO Eamon Bradshaw said lack of space in the inner docks was the reason for rejecting…
Dr Triona McGrath giving her talk on ocean acidification at TEDxFulbrightDublin on 6 February 2016
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute and the Fulbright Commission are once again offering a unique opportunity for an Irish PhD candidate or scholar to travel to the USA to research in the fields of marine science or a marine-related business…

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