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Dublin to Host First of Corporate Regatta Series
#Rowing: Dublin City Council and Waterways Ireland have backed a new Corporate Regatta in Dublin, the first of a planned series. The Rowing Ireland event will be held on May 10th in the Docklands. Crews from companies will compete, with…
MacAndrews whose origins date to 1770 had operated the containership Ranger (circa 800TEU) docked in Dublin Port at the DSG terminal before the merger took place on 1 April with CMA-CGM's subsidiary Containerships which also operate out of Belfast and Cork on intra-European multi-modal transport services.  The 803 TEU containership was next bound for Setúbal, Portugal.
#ports&shipping - In what was considered to be the oldest existing shipping company and originally Scottish based has merged this month with a French owned container giant's Finnish subsidiary, writes Jehan Ashmore MacAndrews which was established in 1770 dissapeared from…
 Jules Mitchell's young team from Antigua will be back following their class win last year
Who would have dreamed it that the Royal Cork Yacht Club 1720 sportsboat design would have crossed the Atlantic and be winning in the Caribbean some 26 years later? Since first launching in Cork Harbour 1993, the enduring demand for Tony Castro's versatile sportsboat is…
ICRA is seeking to make ECHO handicap work better at cruiser racer National events
ICRA, the national cruiser-racer body, is attempting to widen the appeal of the Royal St. George–based National Championship entry next month on Dublin Bay with the introduction of a new trial handicap system writes Dave Cullen. While the current ECHO system…
Smurfit Kappa has shown some impressive bursts of speed
Smurfit Kappa, the new Figaro 3 being raced in the current Sardinha Cup series in France by Tom Dolan and Damian Foxall, has been comfortably in the top ten since the start of the 320-mile Leg 3 off St Gillles…
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Finn Lynch in action in Palma
Before setting off for next week's World Cup Regatta in Genoa, Italy, Finn Lynch gives some thoughts on his great result last week at the Palma Regatta where the Viking Marine Ambassador placed fourth overall. 'I meant business in Palma. The only notable…
Oscar Wilde AFLOAT adds when operating on the Rosslare Europort (above) based routes to France to the ports of Cherbourg and Roscoff. Since Autumn last year the cruiseferry however operated Dublin-Cherbourg prior to to eventual debut of newbuild W.B. Yeats last month. As recently reported on Afloat, Oscar Wilde had undergone dry-docking in H&W Belfast.
#ferries - Irish Ferries cruiseferry Oscar Wilde which operated Rosslare based routes to France until last year has according to owners Irish Continental Group to be disposed following an agreement to sell the 1987 built ship to a new owner.…
Dublin Port Announces 'Dwell Time' Initiative to Increase Port Capacity Post-Brexit
Dublin Port Company (DPC) has today announced an initiative to decrease the dwell time of containers and trailers at Dublin Port so as to increase the Port’s throughput capacity for future growth. As Afloat reported earlier, Phase 1 of the…
LÉ Samuel Beckett the leadship of the P60 class OPV90 quartet which AFLOAT adds yesterday docked in Dublin Port to berth along Sir John Rogersons Quay.
#navy - Patrol ship captains of the Irish Naval Service are being forced to seek ‘volunteers’ to crew their vessels due to decreasing numbers available. The Irish Examiner has learned the Naval Service is desperately trying to crew a nine-ship…
Dublin Port: The new charges and restrictions will apply from June 1st to one of three container terminals. Above AFLOAT adds is the terminal operated by the Doyle Shipping Group (DSG) which is located in Alexandra Basin (East).
#dublinport - Measures in Dublin Port will see halving the time it will allow shipping containers to be held for free and doubling charges for subsequent storage in order to increase space for Brexit, reports The Irish Times. The State’s…
Volunteer crewmember and comedian PJ Gallagher joined members of Dun Laoghaire RNLI, where he volunteers, to help well-known fundraiser, Mary Nolan Hickey on her way as she cycles around Ireland for Mayday, Pictured with Mary and PJ are Kieran O’Connell (Colley), Coxswain Mark McGibney and Eamon O’Leary of Dun Laoghaire RNLI
The RNLI is calling on people to support their volunteer lifeboat crews as Mayday, the charity’s annual fundraising campaign, was launched yesterday. Volunteer crewmember and comedian PJ Gallagher joined members of Dun Laoghaire RNLI, where he volunteers, to help well-known fundraiser,…
Sailors Asked To Help Spot Migrating Puffins
I remember when I first saw the Puffin seabirds. It was my first time sailing along the Kerry coastline and it was off Portmagee, on the appropriately named Puffin Island. We had closed the small Island south of Valentia which…
With the latest foiling technology, Jérémie Beyou's Charal (FRA) will be one of 29 IMOCA 60s competing in this year's Rolex Fastnet Race
One of the largest fleets of IMOCA 60s ever gathered is due to set off on the Rolex Fastnet Race on Saturday, 3rd August. 29 of the boats, best known for their use in the Vendée Globe singlehanded non-stop round…
From the Land to the Sea: Jean-Marc Roué, a Breton farmer and boss of Brittany Ferries has concerns over Brexit.
#ferries - A Breton farmer and boss of Brittany Ferries Jean-Marc Roué has recently been re-elected president of Armateurs de France, the French equivalent of the UK Chamber of Shipping, writes Jehan Ashmore. This afternoon the UK Prime Minister, Theresa…
New Title Sponsor for Southampton International Boat Show
British Marine has announced that it has signed a title sponsorship agreement with member Borrow A Boat for Southampton International Boat Show. Taking place this September (13-22), the forthcoming edition of this world-class event will be promoted as Southampton International Boat…
The Alan Kurdi rescue vessel, belonging to the German NGO Sea-Eye.
The Mediterranean migrant rescue charity founded by a Malta-based couple with Irish links has launched a relief mission to assist a German rescue ship which has been stranded for over six days in international waters and refused safe harbour writes…
Mary Nolan Hickey is heading off on another lap of Ireland for the RNLI
Mary Nolan Hickey (66) ran around Ireland for the RNLI lifeboat last year, but is now setting off again on her bike for the same cause writes Lorna Siggins. The veteran athlete from Arklow, Co Wicklow with some 57 marathons under…
She likes a breeze. The new foiling Figaro 3 has been recording impressive speeds in the current Sradinha Cup series when the wind is up, but strong winds are unlikely for the long Stage 3 now re-scheduled for Tomorrow (Thursday).   
The start of the Sardinha Cup Stage 3 for the new Beneteau Figaro 3 fleet has now been reset for 1330hrs local time tomorrow, Thursday, April 11th off St Gilles Croix de Ville, following a massive effort by the shore…
The partially completed new jetty at the Dun Laoghaire Baths site photographed this week at low tide. When finished DLR says the pier will permit swimmers to enter deep water clear of the rocks at low tide
Progress on the redevelopment of the Dun Laoghaire Baths site on Dublin Bay continues apace with part of the newly-built pier and jetty now clearly visible in the Scotsman's Bay area at the back of the East Pier. When finished…
Ireland's Marine Minister Creed (right) with EU Commissioner Vella
The EU Commission today issued a Brexit Contingency Plan, agreed with Ireland and seven other impacted Member States, which sets out how fisheries would be managed in a No Deal Brexit. Fisheries is recognised as one of the most immediately…

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