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Paul and Gary O'Donovan celebrate at Strathclyde
#Rowing: Ireland’s Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan do not do boring finishes. They took silver at the European Rowing Championships in Strathclyde in Scotland in a stirring three-boat battle. Norway raced at the head of the field from 1,000 metres.…
Sleek Profile: LÉ Róisín is open to public guided tours this August Bank Holiday Weekend while the OPV is berthed at Rathmullan Pier, Lough Swilly in Co. Donegal
#NavalService - L.E. Róisín, leadship of a pair of 'Róisín' or OPV80 class offshore patrol vessels will be open to the public in Co. Donegal this August Bank Holiday weekend. The OPV is berthed at Rathmullan Pier, Lough Swilly where…
Aoife Casey and Denise Walsh
#Rowing: Denise Walsh and Aoife Casey gave Irish fans plenty to cheer about at the European Rowing Championships in Strathclyde Park in Scotland. The Ireland lightweight double fought it out with Germany in an exciting B Final. Germany’s Leonie Pless…
Cloudy skies and a modest six-knot sea breeze greeted crews at the start of the first 420 race at HYC
Today was day one of the 420 Nationals forming part of 420 week at Howth Yacht Club. With the two different training modules split over four days now behind the sailors, day one of racing was predicted to be light…
A start in the women's Laser Radial class at the World Championships, a fleet in which Ireland has fielded two competitors
After two days of racing, Laser sailor Finn Lynch from the National Yacht Club had a fourth place, his second top ten of the four races, and lies 24th overall and inside the cut for the Gold fleet at the…
In this view taken from CMV's cruiseship, Marco Polo, three of the four ship-to-shore gantry container cranes are visible at the Hull Container Terminal. Two of the cranes were constructed in Ireland by Liebherr of Killarney. In the foreground is ScotLine's timber products cargoship, Scot Mariner which had been a caller to Wicklow Port but these days other vessels from the fleet call including the 2017 newbuild Scot Navigator.
#Ports&Shipping - Earlier this year, Afloat highlighted the arrival of Irish built ship-to-shore container cranes worth £10.5 million to the UK North Sea Port of Hull where further business has since taken root, writes Jehan Ashmore. The growing trade of…
RCI's Brilliance of the Seas made a second call to Holyhead Port which Afloats adds is operated by Stena Line Ports Ltd. According to the Daily Post, the Welsh Government say they are hoping to attract more of the vessels to the shores of north Wales.
#CruiseLiners - In north Wales a huge cruise ship has docked - giving thousands of tourists reports the Daily Post the chance to see the region’s sights. The Royal Caribbean International ‘Brilliance of the Seas’, one of the biggest cruise…
Paul O'Donovan and Gary O'Donovan win the semi-final at Strathclyde today
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan won an extremely close semi-final to qualify for the A Final of the lightweight double sculls at the European Rowing Championships in Strathclyde in Scotland this morning. Poland and the Czech Republic were the…
Shane O'Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan
#Rowing: Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan took fifth in their B Final of the pairs, 11th overall, at the European Championships in Strathclyde Park in Scotland. In overcast but calm conditions, Ireland started well, but Germany took over and held…
A photomontage of the finished development at Castletownbere
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., attended the signing of a contract for a €23.5 million, 216m long quay development project and associated works on Dinish Island, Castletownbere in County Cork. Welcoming the signing of…
Oisin McClelland of Donaghadee SC had a 33rd (discarded) then a 23rd and a 28th in a long day two of the world championships
Irish Rio 2016 veteran Finn Lynch opened his Sailing World Championship series in the Laser dinghy class with a sixth place as he bids to qualify Ireland for a place in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.  The National Yacht Club single-hander…
Afloat took this photo last Friday of a North Sea overnight ferry, Pride of York docked in King George Dock, Port of Hull. An incident took place on board during Sunday's return crossing from Zeebrugge, Belgium, that involved an ill-passenger taken off by helicopter.
#FerryNews - A North Sea ferry docking in Hull, England was delayed for an hour and a half after a man had to be airlifted to hospital. The Pride of York, operated by P&O ferries, reports HullLive was returning to…
West Cork sailing at its best – Paul O'Higgins' JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI in action at Calves Week
West Cork, Ireland's own Lotus Land, should be designated a licensed substance writes W M Nixon. A licensed substance with a proper scientific code, to be administered only by highly-trained professionals. People in white coats. In a clinical setting. For…
Pictured at the presentation of the €coMerit Certification to Dun Laoghaire Marina by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber and the Environmental Protection Agency were,  left to right,  Ms Gabby Mallon, CEO, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber, An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Ossian Smyth, Mr Paal Janson, General Manager, Dun Laoghaire Marina, Dr Shane Colgan , Manager, Resource Efficiency Unit, the Environmental Protection Agency, Mr John Bourke, Chairman, Marina Marketing and Management Ltd. and Ms Aileen Eglington President, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber.
Dun Laoghaire Marina, Ireland’s largest coastal marina, has been awarded '€coMerit' Environmental Certification by An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Ossian Smyth, Ms Aileen Eglington, President of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber, and Dr Shane Colgan, Manager Resource Efficiency Unit, the Environmental Protection Agency,…
Shane O'Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan
#Rowing: Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll finished a close-up fifth in their semi-final of the pairs at the European Rowing Championships in Strathclyde, Scotland. France were the dominant force and took the first of the three qualification places. Italy were…
Among the trade unions calling for a meeting with Irish Ferries over pay for crew of W.B. Yeats, Afloats adds is the British based RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers)
#FerryNews - Irish and British unions have called for an urgent meeting with Irish Ferries to discuss pay plans for a new 'super-ferry' due this autumn. SIPTU, RMT and Nautilus reports the Irish Examiner are seeking assurances over conditions for…
Participants on the ‘Restore’ tour at the World Canals Conference will visit Mountshannon on the Lough Derg Blueway in Co Clare
#WCC - Zhu Minyang completes the list of keynote speakers at the upcoming World Canals Conference in Athlone next month. Zhu has been the chair of the World Historical and Cultural Canal Cities Cooperation Organization (WCCO) since 2012, and has…
Accessing Boats in Harbour was Issue in UK Drowning Stats
In the UK, 13 people, who drowned in 2017, might be alive today had they been wearing a lifejacket or buoyancy aid. These are the findings of this year’s UK Casualty Review Panel. The panel meets annually to discuss the…
Members of Sphere 17 in Darndale enjoying a sea angling trip with the Dublin Angling Initiative last year
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is calling on youth clubs, community groups and schools in the Greater Dublin Area to take part in its Dublin Angling Initiative. The fishing programme aims to promote, develop and improve angling among children…
Portrush RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat William Gordon Burr
#RNLI - Portrush RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was launched last night (Thursday 2 August) to assist with the recovery of a man who had fallen from Elephant Rock into the sea at Ballintoy. The volunteer crew launched the lifeboat at 6.45pm and…

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