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Wreckage from the Westerly on Claremont Beach in Sutton. A hull plate Number ST2 is visible
Debris from the break–up of Holyhead Marina on the north coast of Wales continues to wash ashore along the County Dublin and Wicklow coasts.  Afloat.ie reader Peter Cunning found debris from on Sutton beach on Dublin Bay this week, which he believes…
Containerships docked in Ireland's largest port, Dublin where annual volumes of goods is expected to rise to 77.2 million tonnes by 2040. Afloat adds the containerships are docked at the DFT Terminal, one of three Lo-Lo facilities located in the port estate.
#DublinPort- Expansion in Dublin Port will happen at a faster than expected pace over the next 20 years as population growth boosts volumes passing through the country's main goods gateway, the semi-state company behind the port said. As the Independent.ie…
UCD Sailing Team Success on the Liffey at Annual Colours Match
This years Colours match between UCD Sailing Club (UCD SC) and Dublin University Sailing Club (DUSC) was held on Saturday the 14th of April in Dublin City. UCD SC successfully brought home the Colours trophy which was won by DUSC…
Hugh Gill Senior and Junior competing in the GP14 Challenge at Swords
The forecast for the GP14 O'Tiarnaigh Challenge 2018 was moderate to fresh breeze for the Saturday and strong breeze and up to 30 knots of gusts for the Sunday. OD Peter Smyth at the Saturday morning briefing made the decision…
National Ferry Fortnight is underway and continues to 28 April. Among participating ferry operators is the Isle of Man Steam Packet whose ropax Ben-My-Chree is seen with a spectacular sunset over the island.
#FerryNews - Among ferry operators serving the UK, is the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company which is encouraging more people to rediscover the joy of travelling by sea. The ferry operator has teamed up with Manx National Heritage to…
Milford Waterfront in Pembrokeshire, south Wales is a key part of the Port of Milford Haven diversification strategy
#Ports&Shipping - The Port of Milford Haven in south Wales has published its 2017 Annual Report and Accounts. The report highlights how strategic long term investments have supported the growth of alternate business streams. It also demonstrates the role of…
‘Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands’ To Showcase Tourism In Midlands Waterways
#Tourism - ‘Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands’ is the new tourism brand for the Midlands region, with a particular emphasis on its inland waterways. More than 10,000 consumers gave their put to Fáilte Ireland on the development of the brand, which hopes…
Graham Hill on HotelPlanner.com, skippered by NI sailor Conall Morrison
#ClipperRace - On Day 23 (Monday 16 April) of Race 9: Race to the Emerald City, the leading Clipper Race teams have rounded the final waypoint of the 5,600 nautical mile marathon across the North Pacific Ocean, and are now…
Keith Swanick (left) and John Gallagher, representing the Erris Community, pictured with Chris Reynolds, Director, Irish Coast Guard, after they received a People of the Year Award at the 43rd Rehab People of the Year Awards, in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. The winners, who are nominated by members of the public, were revealed live on RTÉ One television at a star-studded black-tie ceremony hosted by Gráinne Seoige and Aidan Power, from Dublin’s Mansion House. Ireland’s longest-running and most prestigious awards event, the Awards recognise people for their heroic deeds and remarkable achievements
The community of Erris and Irish Coast Guard have been jointly honoured at the People of the Year Awards, with special recognition for the crew of Rescue 116 which was lost off the Mayo coast in March of last year.…
The Masterplan document, which covers 2018-2043, aims to build on the port’s position as the second largest port in Northern Ireland and as a major economic driver for the region.
Warrenpoint Port has unveiled a major 25-year growth plan as it forecasts a continued growth in trade following Brexit. The Masterplan document, which covers 2018-2043, aims to build on the port’s position as the second largest port in Northern Ireland…
A late night launch on Saturday 14 April for Killaloe Coast Guard to a yacht stranded for the second time in the same day on Scariff Bay
#Rescue - A lone sailor whose yacht ran aground on Scariff Bay over the weekend had difficulties again just hours after his rescue. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Lough Derg  RNLI launched its lifeboat on Saturday evening (14 April) to…
Development works at Dublin Port are already advanced with construction of the ABR Project well under way and capital investment of €1 billion planned over the next decade
The first review of the Masterplan commenced in 2017 with the purpose of ensuring that the Masterplan 2040 remains relevant and achieves its central objective of providing a clear vision for the sustainable development of Dublin Port into the future.…
Centenary Season. Twenty years ago in April 1998, Ian Malcolm’s Howth 17 Aura celebrates her Centenary by returning to her birthplace of Carrickfergus on Belfast Lough with its famous 12th Century Norman castle
These days, we’ve become accustomed to the historic Howth 17s of 1898-vintage – the world’s oldest keelboat class still sailing as originally designed – putting in admired appearances at classic boat festivals at home and abroad writes W M Nixon.…
The Oyster 625, Ruth II, anchored off Sandycove Point on Dublin Bay on Saturday
A 'blessing of the boat' ceremony for Dublin yachtsman Liam Shanahan's new Oyster 625 Ruth II took place this afternoon at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire.   Family and friends gathered onboard the new Rob Humphries design that recently arrived in…
Jeremy Elliott fits a new Spirit 76 3Di mainsail for a North Sails Ireland client in Antibes
Kinsale sailor and naval architect Jeremy Elliott is heading up North Sails Design Services giving him a key role in making the latest technology available to the North Technology Group companies and their clients. Based in Gosport, he’s worked on everything…
Denis Murphy’s Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo dominated Class One
A strong south east breeze provided Kinsale Yacht Club's Matthews Helly Hansen sponsored Spring Series with two excellent races. Race one got away promptly at noon with the round the cans course finishing at Charles Fort. Race two got away…
Arklow RNLI crew help Mary Nolan Hickey take a load off after she crossed the finish line yesterday
#RNLI - Three-and-a-half months after setting out from her Arklow home, 65-year-old marathon runner Mary Nolan Hickey has completed her ‘lap of the map’ visiting RNLI lifeboat stations around the Irish coast, as TheJournal.ie reports. Hickey received a hero’s welcome…
LÉ Samuel Beckett seen underway heading upriver off Blackrock Castle to Cork City-centre quays.
#Navy - Leadship of the Irish Naval Service OPV90 class, LÉ Samuel Beckett is departing today for the Mediterranean to take part in 'Operation Sophia'. As The Irish Examiner reports, Ireland first joined the EU naval operation against smugglers and…
Cllr Ossian Smyth (Green Party) doesn't want Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to take on Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company's liabilities
#DLHarbour - The proposal by Transport Minister Shane Ross to transfer Dun Laoghaire  Harbour’s liabilities to the local authority along with its assets is “not acceptable”, according to a local councillor. Last Monday 9 April, Green Party Cllr Ossian Smyth…
Aileen Crowley and Aifric Keogh
#Rowing: Ireland took its third bronze medal of the day through the pair of Aifric Keogh and Aileen Crowley in the Memorial Paolo d’Aloja in Italy this morning. The race developed into a battle between two Italian crews, with Ireland…

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