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#GalwayHarbour - The mid-west city of Galway is to be twinned with the Irish Naval Service newest ship, LÉ William Butler Yeats, at a reception this weekend to mark and honour the relationship between the city and vessel.
As the Galway Advertiser writes, the ceremony, hosted by Galway City Council, will take place this Saturday, September 15.
It will be attended by Fine Gael Galway West TD and Minister of State for Natural Resources and Digital Development Seán Kyne, who will represent the Minister with responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe.
For more on the twinning of the newest OPV P60 class vessel in service, click here.
Operating under the direction of the board, the CEO will be responsible for the management and direction of all aspects of the Port of Galway.
More details of the full-time post and how to apply can be found at the Galway Advertiser’s Classifieds section HERE.
#Seafest2018 - Returning to Galway in 2018 will be Seafest, Ireland's biggest and most spectacular maritime festival.
For three days SeaFest 2018 take place from from 29th June to 1st July – a weekend of fun, family friendly events not to be missed.
More than 100,000 visitors flocked to Galway Harbour to enjoy a host of activities and entertainment on and around the water for SeaFest 2017. World Champion Flyboarders performed breath-taking aerial acrobatics in the heart of Galway's ship-filled harbour. There were open tours of the tall ship The Phoenix, Irish naval vessel LÉ Ciara, and the Marine Institute's research vessel RV Celtic Explorer. Visitors also took to the water and gave kayaking and sailing a go with the Irish Sailing Association offering disabled access to budding sailors.
BIM and Bord Bia hosted a showcase of Irish seafood with live cookery and fishmongery demonstrations, as well as interactive exhibits and displays of live fish and shellfish species. A huge display from the Defence Forces was popular with the young and the young at heart. The LookWest.ie Marquee hosted talks from marine-inspired entrepreneurs based in the West of Ireland.
The dedicated Kids Zone kept little hands busy with art and craft workshops, storytelling sessions and face-painting. The festival programme also included the interactive gallery, The Wild Atlantic – Sea Science, at Galway City Museum and an exhibition on polar explorer Roald Amundsen at NUI Galway.
SeaFest deepens our knowledge and appreciation of the ocean, celebrates our maritime heritage and also generates awareness about Ireland's abundant marine resources.
SeaFest 2018 will aim to build on the entertaining and educational experiences offered at this year's festival.
Galway Harbour is playing a key role in the two phases of the wind energy project, receiving the turbine tops, hubs and blades before they’re moved by road to the wind farm cluster between Galway city and Connemara.
Unlike the Silver Explorer, operated by Silverseas Cruises, which transited through the narrow entrance into Dun Aengus Dock, the Bremen (1990/6,752grt) made an anchorage call offshore. The latter vessel which is operated by Hapag-Lloyd, has a four-star ranking according to the Berlitz Guide to Cruising 2012.
The small expedition ship takes her 164-guests who in comparison are served by a large crew numbering 100. The vessel visits some of the most beautiful and remote regions in the world which has included visiting both the poles at the Artic and Antarctica.
On this particular cruise, she had called to Kilronan, Inishmore on the Aran Islands and is currently underway heading for Tory Island.
The presence of the Silver Explorer, previously Prince Albert II, made for an interesting experience as Galwegians witnessed the vessel navigate skillfully through the tight confines of Dun Aengus dock system.
A further six cruise calls are scheduled, the next been Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) Marco Polo, the classic cruiseship with her liner heritage is to make the port of call in July.
#GALWAY HARBOUR - The redevelopment of Galway Port was discussed during the Taoiseach's recent visit to China. It was one of a number of key infrastructure projects that could benefit from a deal that was signed by An Taoiseach to allow Chinese investment in Irish assets.
In an agreement signed in Beijing by Enda Kenny and Chinese premier Wen Jiabao, it will facilitate engagement by the National Treasury Management Agency (MTMA) with China's sovereign wealth fund in relation to possible investment in Ireland.
Redevelopment plans for the port are set to be lodged with An Bord Pleanála in August. For more on the story Galway News.ie reports.
#CRUISE LINERS- Galway Harbour can look forward to welcoming nine cruise calls to the mid-west port this year, with the first visitor being Arion which is scheduled to arrive in Galway Bay during late May, writes Jehan Ashmore.
Arion harks back to an era of the more classically designed ships with graceful sweeping lines. The 5,888 tonnes veteran vessel was launched in 1965 at Pula, in Croatia, as Istra and later in her career she underwent a major reconstruction in a Lisbon shipyard during 2000.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) will be sending their Marco Polo, another classic veteran, in July as part of a 12 night 'Emerald Isle' discovery cruise departing Tilbury, with en-route calls to Cobh and Glengariff the previous day.
For a full listing of the cruise-calls schedule click HERE.