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Solar PV panels on the roof of IFI’s main office in CityWest
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has recently installed solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on its headquarters in CityWest, Dublin. A total of 156 PV panels were installed on the main office roof and a further 154 were installed on the warehouse roof.…
Finns race at Hyères in 2017
The Notice of Race for the 2021 Open and U23 Finn European Championship has been published and registration is also now open. The 66th Finn Europeans will take place in Hyères, France from 16-23 April. Registration runs until 31 January…
New Technologies May Help Fishing Skippers Avoid Unwanted Catches
Scientists at the Marine Institute are investigating how new technologies could be used to share real-time information and help fishing skippers avoid unwanted catches. The IFISH (Irish Fisheries Information Sharing Network Development) project, funded by the Science Foundation Ireland, is…
Inshore fishing in a small fishing vessel on Dublin Bay
Minister for Marine Charlie McConalogue has said he is “committed” to protecting inshore waters for smaller fishing vessels. Mr McConalogue is currently appealing a recent High Court ruling which overturned a new Government policy directive to protect inshore waters. The…
The south Wales Port of Milford Haven's scholarship panel met to virtually interview candidates. Pictured (l-r) are Maxine Thomas from Pembrokeshire College, Chairman of the Port Chris Martin and Headteacher of Haverfordwest High VC School Jane Harries.
In south Wales, four Pembrokeshire students have been successful in securing scholarships from the Port of Milford Haven under its prestigious Scholarship Scheme as Afloat previously reported. Launched in 2003, the Port (including the ferry terminal at Pembroke Dock) has already supported…
Southampton Boat Show 2021 Scheduled for September 10-19
The 52nd edition of the Southampton Boat Show UK's, the largest boating event will take place from September 10-19 2021. British Marine, organiser of the Southampton International Boat Show, has confirmed that the 52nd edition of the UK's largest watersports…
Ships that pass as history is being made. With the final stages of Brexit negotiations in the balance, the Limerick Trading Ketch Ilen is recorded by RTE News coming up Dublin's River Liffey as the cross-channel ferry Clipper Pennant heads out for a UK port, still under minimal customs regulation. With Ilen making for a berth at Poolbeg Marina, she has been instructed to hold to the south side of the Dublin Port Channel
The Limerick ambassadorial ketch Ilen arrived on the Liffey River at Dublin in the late hours of Sunday after a fast passage, and since then has been out daily from Poolbeg Y & BC's marina on Dublin Bay with a…
The coronavirus pandemic has largely shut down the cruise industry. Above Afloat adds is a 'Quantum'-class cruise ship of operator Royal Caribbean International (RCI).
A cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean has returned to Singapore on day three of a four-day "cruise to nowhere" after a passenger tested positive for Covid-19. BBC News reports, the Asian city state's "cruises to nowhere" - starting and…
Solo star Tom Dolan
Developing out of the successful Weather and Sailing conferences is this short webinar focusing on weather and the single-handed sailo scheduled for next Tuesday, December 15.  The two speakers for this joint webinar, which will focus on the challenges faced…
Christmas Swims Must Be Different This Year - Water Safety
This Christmas is very different from all our other Christmases we have experienced and thousands of people around the country who will want to immerse themselves in our invigorating waters must demonstrate compliance with our NPHET guidelines says John Leech…
Christian Beck's InfoTrack was all-class in Tuesday's showcase Sydney Harbour race
InfoTrack owner Christian Beck and his crew continue to firm as the ones to beat for line honours in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race after they produced a near-perfect performance to win the 2020 Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big…
Kelp expert Dr KathrynSchoenrock
A leading specialist in the ecology of Irish kelp forests along the Atlantic coastline has been given an award by the Irish Research Council (IRC). NUI Galway marine ecologist Dr Kathryn Schoenrock has been given Early Career Researcher of the…
A photo provided by MBSC member John Hegarty of the race hut at Monkstown circa 1922
Despite the impact of the pandemic Monkstown Bay Sailing Club in Cork Harbour has had a resurgence of numbers in dinghy league racing. So outgoing Commodore Ciaran McSweeney told club members as he completed his two-year term in office. New…
UHL Future with her cargo onboard at Cork Docks
UHL Future, the first of two heavy lift vessels has loaded four of eight  RTG cranes in the Port of Cork for discharge in Berbera, Somaliland. As Afloat reported earlier, the heavy-lift operations have been ongoing at Cork Dockyard in Cork Harbour this week.…
Irish Defence Forces To Carry Out Military Exercise in Dublin Docks
The Irish Defence Forces say they will be conducting a military exercise in the Poolbeg area of Dublin Docks tomorrow morning between 6 & 9.00 am  The exercise aims to test junior leaders in a Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT)…
The new Stena Embla during sea trials. Stena Line is one of Europe's leading ferry companies with 36 vessels and 18 routes in Northern Europe. Stena Line is an important part of the European logistics network and develops new intermodal freight solutions by combining transport by rail, road and sea. Stena Line also plays an important role for tourism in Europe with its extensive passenger operations
Stena Line says while today’s news on the Withdrawal Agreement is positive, the ferry company hopes it helps ease the way to agreeing on a Trade Deal. Clarity on Northern Ireland is only one part of Brexit and there remain…
The North Shannon Yacht Club
In 1896 a yacht club was founded on Lough Boderg which lies between counties Roscommon and Leitrim. The club thrived until 1929 when the profile of Irish society was changing from a landlord controlled society to a more democratic society.…
Rio Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy will represent Ireland in Tokyo 2021
Aquatic sports of sailing, canoeing and rowing are all now on the board of the Olympic Federation of Ireland after today's EGM. The elections and the EGM took place online due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, with voting delegates from…
Robert and Colette Foster with their lifeboat crew daughter Caoimhe and her younger sister Clodagh at Crosshaven RNLI
The families of RNLI lifeboat volunteers have joined an all-Ireland appeal for support after the charity’s usual Christmas fundraisers were cancelled. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the charity that saves lives at sea launched its 2020 Christmas appeal as so…
EU-UK Deal: The agreement will be formally approved by EU member states and the UK government in the coming days. Above AFLOAT photo of freight vehicles on a North Channel ferry making an inbound sailing to Northern Ireland from GB.
An agreement between the EU and UK has been reached in principle on how to implement the most contentious issues around the Northern Ireland Protocol. The agreement as RTE reports, was announced in a joint statement by European Commission Vice-President…
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