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Jehan Ashmore

Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

A container ship Afloat adds berthed in the port's DFT Terminal.
Record growth figures again in Dublin Port Company have been reported for 2019 as trade with the European Union countries experienced strong growth. Volumes on Ro-Ro (Roll-on/roll-off) and Lo-Lo (life-on/lift off) shipping services to Continental Europe grew by 10.7%, but…
File photo of the Dual-fuel car and passenger ferry Glen Sannox which is currently under construction at Ferguson Marine shipyard on the Clyde, Scotland
Bosses at a Scottish shipyard were “fairly and squarely” to blame for the calamitous delays and costs overruns at Ferguson Marine, it has been claimed. As The Herald reports, Kevin Hobbs, chief executive of Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) –…
Container ship APL Singapura berthed at the French northern port of Dunkerque
Container ship APL Singapura operated by CMA CGM became the first ship to use the Port of Dunkirk's shoreside power (cold ironing) facilities last week. The cold ironing system reports The Maritime Executive, was installed at the Terminal des Flandres…
Ocean temperatures record highest in 2019
The warmest year for the ocean in all of human history took place last year, according to a new study. According to, research from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics also found that the past five years produced the warmest…
The main Isle of Arran ferry on the Forth of Clyde service linking Ardrossan and Brodick AFLOAT adds has the name of the vessel displayed in both English and Gaelic. The ferry Caledonian Isles (Eileanan Chaledonia) is one of the largest in the 33 strong fleet operating in Scotland's Western Isles.
The largest UK ferry and harbour operator is adding to its support for Gaelic speakers by offering a bi-lingual English and Gaelic customer care service. As a pilot project over the summer the Scottish ferry operator, Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) created…
File image of LÉ Eithne
The Defence Forces growing manpower crisis has left the Naval Service unable to confirm if it can bring two tied-up ships back into operational service this year. In an unprecedented move last June, it was forced to bring LÉ Eithne…
Leadship of the new E-Flexer class ropax, Stena Estrid AFLOAT adds is seen on arrival in Dublin Port yesterday following a maiden crossing from Holyhead, north Wales. In the foreground of the 'next-generation' ferry is a Dublin Port tug Shackleton which presented a traditional maritime water cannon salute.
Not even Storm Brendan as Afloat reported, could prevent Stena Line’s newest ferry Stena Estrid making its maiden voyage yesterday on the Holyhead to Dublin route. After more than six years’ in planning and construction, Estrid braved the challenging sea conditions…
Stena Estrid AFLOAT adds departing this morning from Holyhead on the Irish Sea route to Dublin Port. The new leadship E-Flexer class ferry this afternoon is to complete a maiden round trip voyage to its north Wales homeport, albeit delayed due to Storm Brendan.
The newest Stena Line ferry is expected to begin sailing the Dublin to Holyhead route on the Irish Sea today. The 215m (705ft) Stena Estrid, writes, is described as "one of the most advanced vessels in operation", with space to…
A basking shark photographed off Malin Head, Co. Donegal
The Friends of Glenua 2019/20 Winter Lectures, in aid of the RNLI, resumes on Thursday 16 January at the Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club, Dublin. An entry contribution of €5 is in aid of the RNLI and the subject of…
Roonagh Pier, Louisburgh which was posted on Facebook by the Co. Mayo ferry operator.
A ferry operator in Co. Mayo has issued a call for break-water and new pier facilities at Roonagh, Louisburgh. According to The Connaught Telegraph, the Clare Island Ferry Co. (O'Grady) posted a photograph on ts Facebook page of Roonagh (yesterday)…
The 'next generation' ferry, Stena Estrid will sail between Holyhead and Dublin
A new ferry to be introduced by Stena Line is expected to enter commercial service next week but the hunt is on for a ‘god parent’ after the Irish Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar turned down the invitation. According to NorthWalesLive, the Stena…
LE George Bernard Shaw, the newest Naval Service patrol vessel Afloat adds on annual fleet exercise conducted last year
A submission from an expert group to the government says it must bolster the Naval Service to protect the country's maritime security. The submission, seen by the Irish Examiner, was made by the Irish Maritime Forum, an independent and non-political…
The scholarship panel was chaired by the Port of Milford Haven Chairman, Chris Martin (centre) who was joined by Sara Aicken from the Port (left) and Maxine Thomas from Pembrokeshire College (right).
University students totalling five from Pembrokeshire, Wales, are to receive scholarships from the Port of Milford Haven – one more than usual – as the standard proved to be exceptionally high this year. The south Wales port has awarded scholarships…
Stranded ferry passengers were left on the Isle of Arran in south-west Scotland. The Brodick-Ardrossan route on the Forth of Clyde is served a pair of ferries one of which AFLOAT pictured above, the Isle of Arran is offshore of its island namesake.
Passengers taking a ferry have been stranded on the Isle of Arran, Scotland, after bad weather caused service disruption and cancellations. Gusts of up to 60mph, reported STV News, have affected the safe delivery of CalMac sevices from Brodick to Ardrossan…
A third of those who paid to leave early had studied nautical science while others studied engineering, financial maths, geomatics, financial management, strategic risk management and global security
Officers in the Defence Forces have paid up to €67,000 each to buy their way out of their military careers early rather than continue to serve for the time they initially agreed, it has emerged. The Irish Times has established…
The reconfigurable livestock lake-boat named Joe Magee was delivered to Northern Ireland's RSPB. AFLOAT adds the 15-metre custom-made cot for use on Lower Lough Erne, weighs 14 tonnes and was built by Mainstay Marine Solutions based in Pembroke Dock, south Wales.
The launch of a new boat is a boost in the efforts to protect the habitats of endangered birds in County Fermanagh, reports BBC News NI. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) will use it to transport…
S.S. Nomadic, the purpose built White Star liner tender which AFLOAT adds served out of Cherbourg, France,  is preserved as a static museum attraction that forms part of Titanic Belfast centre
So it's full steam ahead at one of Ireland's most popular visitor attractions as profits at Titanic Belfast increased last year by 63% to £4.2m. According to the Belfast Telegraph, in the 12 months to the end of last March, more…
The leadship of the Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV90) P60 class LÉ Samuel Beckett at sea
The Defence Forces has despite ever-decreasing numbers due to the retention crisis, has managed to undertake a mammoth number of operations during the year, ranging from guarding visiting dignitaries to naval fishery patrols, bomb disposal, and airlifting seriously ill patients…
Rossaveel Harbour, Connemara
Construction of amenity facilities has been granted planning permission at Rossaveel Fishery Harbour Centre in Connemara, reports Galway Bay FM.  The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine have been awarded the permission to progress the works at the small…
The ferry arrived (at Holyhead, north Wales) after a 10,000 mile voyage from the Chinese shipyard where it was built
Stena Line's first "next generation" ferry has arrived at its Wales base. The Stena Estrid writes NorthWalesLive, arrived at Holyhead (yesterday) after a brief visit to Dublin Port for berthing trials late on Sunday night. Built in China, the ship set…
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