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Smooth Point Quay at Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre
The Department of Transport has been advised that the Marine Engineering Division of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is undertaking dredging and quay construction works at Smooth Point in Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre, Co Donegal. As previously…
As part of dredging campaign on the Waterford estuary will chiefly involve the Dutch dredger Amazone along with AFLOAT adds a local based multicat, the Fastnet Sound from Bilberry on the River Suir.
Dredging work is about to begin at the Port of Waterford with a maintenance dredging campaign to be carried out by a Dutch company. Baggerbedrijf De Boer B.V.'s trailing suction hopper dredger Amazone is next week to conduct activities in…
Among the Dutch dredging campaign vessels involved at Dublin Port, AFLOAT has identified the Johannis de Rijke which is currently en-route to the capital from Moerdijk, south of Rotterdam. Above is a fleetmate of the Dutch operator Van Oord which is the contractor for the MP2 Project to facilitate increased growth in ro-ro / lo-lo capacity using larger ships requiring deeper berths notably in the east of the port estate.
A Dutch marine contractor are about to begin work on a Capital Dredging campaign at Dublin Port in order to create two new riverside berths. As disclosed by Dublin Port Company, the contractor Van Oord, reports DredgingToday, intends to carry…
Courtmacsherry Harbour Boat Club is welcoming visitors this summer until August as harbour dredging has been deferred
Long-awaited dredging in Courtmacsherry Harbour is being deferred.  As Afloat reported earlier this month, the dredging at the popular West Cork boating harbour had restrictions put in place for visiting boats in June for a planned three to four weeks…
The popular West Cork boating harbour of Courtmacsherry where dredging is underway
Long-awaited dredging at the popular West Cork boating harbour of Courtmacsherry is underway but restrictions are now in place for visiting boats for three to four weeks as the harbour's pontoon is unavailable and the slipway blocked off. Local fishermen are…
Kinsale Yacht club Marina in West Cork with a moored visiting superyacht at the facility
One of the country’s leading marinas will become unusable for keelboats unless urgent action is taken to address increasing silting in the harbour area writes David Forsythe in West Cork Kinsale-based Fine Gael councillor Kevin Murphy told the recent meeting of…
Silting has filled up Sligo Port but dredging not viable says report. The scene above AFLOAT adds is taken from the bridge of Ceg Cosmos, a general cargo when on the approaches to the north-west harbour which is the only port located between Galway and Derry.  The digger on the hold deck hatch cover is used for handling cargoes such as round timber (logs).
There are fears for the future of Sligo harbour (a commercial port) after it was revealed on Monday that it is full of sludge which would cost millions of euro to clear, money that’s not available and dredging is not…
Barge Cliodna in Bangor Harbour
County Wexford based company Marine Specialists Ltd completed mobilising their new 26-metre barge Cliodna in Bangor Harbour on Belfast Lough on Monday, February 7th. Over the coming weeks, it will be inspected by the Maritime Coastguard Agency and prepared for…
Silting at Heysham has led to dredging to resolve the issue at the Lancashire port, England. Above AFLOAT adds on the right is the IOMSPCo's ropax Ben-my-Chree berthed at the linkspan that serves ferry traffic of the operator's main route linking Douglas.
The issues surrounding silting in the Irish Sea ferry port of Heysham appear to have been resolved. Last week, the Minister for Infrastructure, Tim Crookall MHK , spoke with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company regarding the problems that…
Overhead shot of a pile of oysters
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is now inviting applications from oyster fishers seeking a licence to operate an oyster dredge for the 2022 season. Applications will only be accepted from applicants with boats on the sea fishing boat register of the…
The largest number of boats affected by dredging will be those berthed in Carrickfergus
Two marinas and two harbours in the Mid and East Antrim Council area will be dredged over the coming winter and following Spring. They are Carnlough Harbour and Glenarm Marina on the Antrim Coast Road and Carrickfergus Marina and Harbour…
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue TD has welcomed the publication of today's revised National Development Plan. The NDP will set the Department’s new five-year rolling capital allocations. It will support economic, social and environmental development across the country. ‘As we emerge…
File image of Ballyconnell Bridge on the Shannon-Erne Waterway in Co Cavan
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels that dredging operations are taking place on the Shannon-Erne Waterway in Co Cavan until next Thursday 30 September. Dredging works are in the vicinity of Lock 1 at Corraquil, Lock 2 at Ballydonnell and…
In this shipping scene off Dunmore East last week was Arklow Venus (taking a pilot) when inbound for the Port of Waterford. Also the dredger, Amazone which is currently conducting a maintenance dredging campaign along various waters of the south-east estuary.
Dredging along the Waterford Estuary has begun recently and will continue into next month as part of an approximate 28 day period of operations, writes Jehan Ashmore. According to the Port of Waterford, they have embarked on a maintenance dredging…
Howth Dredging - It is proposed to reuse the dredged material to create an area for the public realm on the west side of Howth's West Pier.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), the harbour authority for Howth Harbour Fishery Centre in North County Dublin, is proposing to dredge seabed material from within the harbour to provide better water access to the fishing, leisure,…
Satellite image of Lough Neagh
Environmental campaigners have hit out at a Stormont decision to approve sand dredging in Lough Neagh, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. Sand dredging has been practiced in Lough Neagh since the 1930s, with no permission needed until after the lough…

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