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RNLI Achill Island's 17 hour Callout to Fishing Vessel in Trouble off Mayo Coast
#rnli – Lifeboat crew with Achill Island RNLI returned home in the early hours of this morning (Friday 20 September) after a marathon callout to a fishing vessel 54 miles west of Achill Island off the Mayo coast. The lifeboat…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 21 September 2013
BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Prima Nocte (Patrick Burke et al), 2. Attitude (T Milner J Sugars M Branigan), 3. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Prima Nocte (Patrick Burke et al) CRUISERS…
RNLI Rescue Figures Show Massive Increase in Irish Lifeboat Summer Launches
#RNLI – RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews in Ireland were kept busy this summer, with the charity's lifeboats launching 571 times during the months of June, July and August. The figure represents an increase of 43 per cent on the previous…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 28 September 2013
#DBSC - Here are the latest results from the Dublin Bay Sailing Club for Saturday 28 September, the last race of the Summer 2013 season. BENETEAU 317 Echo - 1 Attitude (T Milner/J Sugars/M Branigan); 2 Extreme Reality (P McSwiney/E…
Approved Training Course Providers Under STCW 78/95. (Amended)
Marine Notice No. 33 of 2013  This Marine Notice Supersedes Marine Notice No. 50 of 2008 Amended 04/10/2013 Notice to all Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishermen, Yachtsmen and Seafarers Approved Training Course Providers under STCW 78/95 The…
Fisherman Rescued By RNLI Crew Meets His Rescuers - And Owes His Life To Lifejacket Initiative
#RNLI - A fisherman whose boat sank in minutes has thanked several organisations who implemented and trained him on using a lifejacket for saving his life.  Samuel Cully, a fisherman from Portavogie, was in the water for 45 minutes after…
Live Surface to Air Firing Practices at Gormanston Air Defence Range, Co. Meath.
Marine Notice No. 48 of 2013 Notice to all Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishermen, Yachtsmen and SeafarersLive Surface to Air Firing Practices –Gormanston Air Defence Range, Co. Meath. The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been…
STCW Convention & Code "The Manila Amendments" - Security Training
Further to Marine Notice No 42 of 2011 this Marine Notice provides specific information on the implementation of the 2010 Manila Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978 , (STCW), as amended,…
'Reindeer Runs' Return To Raise Funds For Irish Lifeboats
#RNLI - The hugely popular RNLI Reindeer Runs have returned to raise funds for the charity that saves lives at sea. The event has fast become a favourite with families, runners and walkers, many of whom dress up in antlers…
Clifden RNLI Crewman Shares Lifesaving Skills On Danish Lifeboat
#RNLI - Clifden RNLI volunteer crewmember James 'Digger' Mullen was selected from thousands of RNLI volunteers to represent the charity last month on a European Lifeboat Crew Exchange in Denmark. Lifeboat crew from seven European countries were invited on a…
Applications for Authorisation to act as Recognised Security Organisation (Ports)
#ports – The Marine Survey Office (MSO) of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport wishes to authorise Recognised Security Organisations - RSO (Ports) for the period 1 st January 2014 to 31 st December 2018.   The authorisation will…
RNLI to Trial New Lifeboat Station at Union Hall in Cork
#rnli – The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has announced that it is to trial a new lifeboat station at Union Hall in south west Cork. At a meeting of the RNLI Board of Trustees the decision was taken to…
Maritime Security Measures for Vessels Operating on Domestic Voyages in Ireland
#Marine Notice –  No. 61 of 2013. This Marine Notice supersedes Marine Notice No.16 of 2007 Notice to all Owners/Operators of Passenger Ships, Cargo Ships engaged on Domestic Voyages in Ireland, Masters, Local Authorities and Harbour MastersMaritime Security Measures for Vessels…
Stunning Sea Rescue Photography Exhibition Coming to Dublin
#rnli – An outdoor exhibition showcasing striking photos of the lifesaving work of the RNLI in Ireland and the UK will be displayed on Grand Canal Square Dublin from Friday 15 November to Monday 2 December. The unique display will…
Enniskillen RNLI Launch After Light Aircraft Ditches in Upper Lough Erne
#lifeboat – Lifeboat crew at Enniskillen RNLI launched this afternoon (Friday 15 November) when a small aircraft reported that it was in trouble and about to ditch in Lough Erne. The lifeboat crew based at Carrybridge on Lough Erne launched…
Marine Notice No. 64 of 2013 This Marine Notice supersedes Marine Notice No. 45 of 2011   Notice to all Manufacturers, Authorised Representatives, Importers, Distributors and Private Importers involved in placing on the market and/or putting into service Recreational Craft…
Grand, Royal Canals & Barrow Navigation Planned Closures
MARINE NOTICE No 130 of 2013 GRAND, ROYAL CANALS AND BARROW NAVIGATION PLANNED WINTER CLOSURES2013-2014 Waterways Ireland wishes to advise Masters and owners of vessels that the following planned closures will be in place for the winter of 2013-2014. Grand Canal…
Irish Fireball Prizegiving Celebrates Success at National Yacht Club (Photos Here!)
#fireball – The Irish Fireball Class gathered in the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire last Friday, 22 nd November, to celebrate the season just past and recognize those people who had excelled on the water or made significant contributions…
Marine Notice: Clarification Of Dyslexia Policy for Maritime Training
#MarineNotice - Marine Notice No 65 of 2013 gives notice to all masters, officers and seafarers in the Mercantile Marine and to those involved in maritime training and medical assessments of clarification of the dyslexia policy for examination and assessment…
Marine Notice: Construction Works At An Daingean Fishery Harbour Centre
#MarineNotice - Marine Notice No 66 of 2013 concerns construction works at An Daingean Fishery Harbour Centre in Co Kerry, which were set to commence on or around last Friday 6 December 2013, weather permitting. These ongoing works will involve…

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