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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…
    Marine Notice No. 67 of 2013     Notice To All Ship Owners, Managers, Agents, Masters, Seafarers, Approved Doctors, Medical Referees And Training Establishments   Amended Seafarer Medical Certificate - Form 3 (ENG11) from 1 January 2014  …
Marine Notice No. 01 of 2014 – STCW Convention and Code "The Manila Amendments" - Security Training. It was intended that Marine Notices No. 50 to No. 59 would be published as part of a series being issued concerning the changes to…
Shannon Navigation Lough Derg, Red Porthand Buoy off Station
MARINE NOTICE No 3 of 2014 Shannon Navigation Lough Derg Red Porthand Buoy Off Station Waterways Ireland has been advised that a red porthand buoy has been sighted grounded near Tinker Point on the western tip of Illaunmore island. Its…
Fallen Tree Blocks Royal Canal's Richmond Harbour
MARINE NOTICE No 4 of 2014 Shannon Navigation & Royal Canal Clondara / Richmond Harbour Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters that a large tree has fallen across the navigation and is presently obstructing the entrance to Richmond Harbour and…
Marine Notice: Appointment of Recognised Security Organisations (Ports)
#MarineNotice - Marine Notice No 12 of 2014 details that the Marine Survey Office (MSO) of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has appointed the following companies to the panel as Recognised Security Organisations (Ports) for the creation of…
Damage to Westcove Perch & Leading Lights, Co. Kerry
Marine Notice No. 13 of 2014 Notice to all Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishermen, Yachtsmen and SeafarersDamage to Westcove Perch and Leading Lights, Co. Kerry, due to recent storms The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been…
Marine Notice: Revision Of Code Of Practice For Small Fishing Vessels
#MarineNotice - Marine Notice 14 of 2014 advises that a revised Code of Practice concerning the Design, Construction, Equipment and Operation of Small Fishing Vessels of less than 15 metres length overall (Revision 2 dated 20/01/14 with operative date of…
#fishing – Marine Notice No. 16 of 2014 Notice to all Fishing Vessel Owners, Skippers, Fishermen and Seafarers Enhanced Safety Training for Skippers and Crews of Fishing Vessels Less than 15m Length overall This Marine Notice is published in accordance…
Kinsale Yacht Club Honours Navy's Rear Admrial Mark Mellett DSM
#kinsale – Kinsale Yacht Club bestowed Honorary Membership to Rear Admiral Mark Mellett DSM at a Reception at the Yacht Club today. Rear Admiral Mellett DSM is the first member of the Naval Service to have been promoted to the Naval…
New Requirements For Certificates of Competency Under 'Manila Amendments' For ETOs and ETRs
#MarineNotice - Marine Notice No 3 of 2014 provides guidance on the implementation of the Manila Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers 1978, as amended (STCW), with respect to Electro-technical Officers (ETO)…
Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Rescues Kayaker After He Falls Out of Kayak
#rnli – Volunteer lifeboat crew with Lough Derg RNLI pulled a man from the Nenagh river this afternoon after they had received reports that he had fallen from his kayak and was being pushed down the fast flowing river. Members…
Wayfarer Dinghy North American Champs Won By Ireland's Fisher & Watt
#wayfarer – Every winter, Lake Eustis Sailing Club in Florida hosts the North American Mid-Winter Championships, giving the small, but enthusiastic North American Wayfarer fleet a chance to sail in warm waters. In 2014, this was particularly appealing as most…
Wexford RNLI Mark Centenary of Fethard Lifeboat Tragedy
#rnli – On the 20 February 1914 fourteen volunteer lifeboat crew with Fethard RNLI set out to rescue the crew of the Norwegian Schooner the Mexico, which had lost its bearings in terrible weather and had been driven onto rocks…
RNLI Marks Centenary Of Fethard Lifeboat Tragedy
#RNLI - One hundred years ago, nine volunteer lifeboat crew from Fethard RNLI lost their lives as lifeboat crews rescued 10 people after Norwegian vessel, the Mexico, struck rocks off the Wexford coast. Hundreds of people gathered to attend events…
Sailing Vessel Sunk on Grand Canal at Shannon Harbour
#grandcanal – Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners that a small unidentified sailing vessel is sunk in Shannon Harbour approx. 500 metres East of Griffith Bridge on the south bank. The vessel is an obstruction to navigation. The mast is lying…
German Tall Ship & Training Vessel to Visit Cobh, Port of Cork
#tallship – The German Embassy in Dublin has announced the arrival of the GORCH FOCK, Tall Ship and Training Vessel of the German Navy. The vessel will pay a visit to Ireland from March 13th to 29th, 2014. It will…

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