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GAC Pindar has managed logistics including boat liftouts in Itajai (pictured) and other locations around the world
Following successful collaborations in the 2014-15 and 2017-18 editions of the former Volvo Ocean Race, GAC Pindar has been appointed official logistics provider to The Ocean Race for an unprecedented third consecutive time. As an official partner of The Ocean…
Measurements were collected by the RV Celtic Explorer in 2017 and 2018
Surface ocean carbon dioxide observations collected by the Marine Institute’s RV Celtic Explorer have been published in the 2020 version of the Surface Ocean Carbon Atlas (SOCAT). These data provide scientists, climate researchers and international policy makers with essential information…
RYANI Wants Feedback On ‘Women On Water’ Programme
RYA Northern Ireland is calling for women across Northern Ireland to give feedback on its Women on Water programme. The governing body hopes to find out what boaters want through a development survey, which will help to shape future programmes.…
Victoria Lock at Meelick is the first lock upstream of Lough Derg
Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels that low water levels exist on the upstream approaches to Meelick Weir and Victoria Lock, north of Portumna on the Shannon Navigation. Water levels are currently up to 45cm below summer levels…
Oban RNLI volunteer Dr Colin Wilson is stepping down
Oban RNLI in western Scotland has expressed sadness at the retirement of Dr Colin Wilson as a volunteer crew member. Dr Wilson has served the RNLI in Oban since 1990, first joining when the station had the Brede class lifeboat…
A tagged bluefin tuna in Donegal Bay last year
Twenty-two charter angling vessels have been granted authorisation to participate in a bluefin tuna data collection programme after a successful pilot last year. The Tuna CHART (CatcH And Release Tagging) programme will see skippers catch, tag, measure and release Atlantic…
Dara Calleary is Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo
Dara Calleary has been named as the new Minister for Agriculture and the Marine following last night’s dramatic sacking of Barry Cowen from the post. RTÉ News reports on the new appointment confirmed today (Wednesday 15 July) by Taoiseach Micheál…
Isle of Man Registry Director Cameron Mitchell. The launch of the app will become the first ever seafarer welfare app designed by a ship registry.
The Isle of Man Ship Registry, which is one of the world's leading flag states, is set to launch the first ever seafarer welfare app designed by a ship registry. Director of the Isle of Man Ship Registry Cameron Mitchell…
The new Rodman Spirit 31 at Crosshaven Boatyard
Crosshaven Boatyard — the Irish agents for Rodman Boats — yesterday took the wrapping off a new Rodman Spirit 31 at their Cork Harbour yard and marina. The hardtop inboard model comes with 320HP Volvo diesel engine, slightly different from…
Get Out & Have Fun On The Water With Jobe Towables From CH Marine
With the weather looking up from this weekend, there’s no better time to get out and have fun on the water with a Jobe towables from CH Marine. The range includes inflatable chairs like the two-seater Anura, now only €239…
Floating Wind Technology a "Game Changer" for Ireland -Eirwind Blueprint Forecasts
Cork harbour could become central to Ireland’s development as an international centre for hydrogen energy technology, a new offshore wind blueprint by the Eirwind consortium forecasts. As The Irish Examiner reports today, Ireland could be exporting bulk hydrogen as part…
Barry Cowen is Fianna Fáil TD for Offaly and had been in the role of Minister for Agriculture and the Marine for only two weeks
Ireland’s new Marine Minister has been sacked from his role amid controversy surrounding a three-month road ban he received for drink-driving in 2016. RTÉ News reports that Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen’s appointment as Minister of Agriculture and the Marine…
Four Fireballs from the Irish fleet contested last night's DBSC Tuesday race
Four Fireballs raced in the third of the Tuesday DBSC series in Dun Laoghaire last night. Once again the harbour was the setting due to Covid19 restrictions on rescue personnel. Any fears that the enclosed waters may have resulted in…
Another fine turnout of Lasers for DBSC dinghy racing inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour
DBSC Results for 14/07/2020 Race one: Laser Standard result is under review. Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Gringo, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Something Else Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Gringo, 2. Something Else, 3. Jalapeno Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Jalapeno, 2. Something Else,…
A stack of creels used for lobster and crab potting
The UK’s Cruising Association’s Regulations and Technical Services group (RATS) has welcomed the move by the Scottish government to update its rules for marking lobster pots in Scottish waters. The best practice guidance, which came into force on 20 June,…
Alison O’Hagan training in Lough Neagh before her eventful swim last Saturday
An open water swimmer has hailed her crossing of Lough Neagh as a triumph — despite being whisked to hospital after breathing water into her lungs. As BelfastLive reports, Lurgan woman Alison O’Hagan was 13km into her 14km endurance swim…
Baltimore RNLI’s Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat
Two Baltimore women are running a virtual relay race around Ireland for their local lifeboat, after the annual charity walk was cancelled over coronavirus restrictions. Anna Carthy and Odharnait Collins are now on day three their ‘Race to Raise’ in…
A new traffic system at Dun Laoghaire cuts off the primary access route to the base of the East Pier where the National Yacht Club (pictured) and Dun Laoghaire RNLI lifeboat are located
A new cycle lane at Dun Laoghaire Harbour runs across the primary access route for the town's RNLI Lifeboats, one of the busiest stations in the country and restricts the lifesaving service in its emergency response, according to the Dun…
More Time To Fly Your Flag At Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dun Laoghaire’s local authority has extended the deadline to take part in its summer flag-making initiative. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, locals of all ages are invited tell their own Covid-19 story with a flag of their own making. Submitted…
British Ports Association called the promised resources to cover infrastructure, systems and staffing ‘helpful measures designed to ease the new borders requirements which come into force next year’. ABOVE AFLOAT's photo of a Larne-Cairnryan serving ferry, European Causeway of P&O Ferries which also has just two of an original five-strong fleet operating Dover-Calais albeit in a freight-only mode due to the fallout of Covid-19. The UK government has however provided a further funding of £37m (in April it was £17m) to the ferry firm and others to ensure a secure and stable supply of goods to and from the UK and the EU. Afloat also adds the financial support package includes funding from the N.Ireland Executive on some Irish Sea routes: Cairnryan-Belfast/Larne and Heysham-Warrenpoint.
BrexitPorts: The British Ports Association welcomed a new UK government promise to provide more than £700m (US$880m) in funding to cover infrastructure, systems, staffing to cope with the new border requirements relating to the Britain's departure from the EU customs…

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