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Just as well Ballyholme Yacht Club is at present extending the south dinghy park and widening one of the launching slips because next July an entry of over 300 is expected for the Laser Youth Radial European Championships which will…
The iconic cranes of Belfast shipyard, Harland & Wolff (saved from closure last month) is located in the east of the harbour estate
An energy firm, BBC reports, that agreed to buy the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast has raised the money it needs to complete the deal. InfraStrata raised £6m through a share issue on Monday. The east Belfast shipyard, best…
View taken from Belfast Lough of the Harland & Wolff shipyard
The Belfast shipyard that built the Titanic, Harland and Wolff is according to the Sunday Times, set to be rescued tomorrow in a £6m deal. AIM-listed company, InfraStrata has agreed to buy the historic shipyard out of administration, will tap…
Members of Lagan Search & Rescue
Belfast used to turn its back on the River Lagan. Not anymore writes Betty Armstrong. Within the city much development, both commercial and urban, has taken place around the river – a weir, Belfast Harbour Marina, riverside walks, a new…
Samson & Goliath cranes of H&W shipyard, Belfast. Workers staged a sit-in protest at the shipyard for weeks as part of a campaign to save one of Northern Ireland's biggest names in industry
As the Belfast Telegraph writes, the firm which agreed to buy Harland & Wolff has not met an initial deadline to pay part of the purchase price of the iconic Belfast shipyard. Having paid a £500,000 deposit at the start…
Doug Smyth OBE
Tributes have been paid to Northern Ireland sailing stalwart Doug Smyth OBE who passed away this summer writes Betty Armstrong. Doug, a member of Carrickfergus Sailing Club and former Chair of The Royal Yachting Association Northern Ireland (RYANI) died on 21…
Belfast Harbour: Potential benefits of 5G technology include how gantry cranes (as above) can be inspected and maintained remotely. Also pictured AFLOAT adds is CMA-CGM's containership Nicolas Delmas.
A real-time demonstration in Belfast Harbour was staged to highlight the benefits 5G can deliver to business and industry - including how its cranes can be inspected and maintained remotely. In a first for the UK, the Irish News writes,…
Laser racing at the Ballyholme Yacht Club Icebreaker Series Race Two
Week two of the Ballyholme Yacht Club Icebreaker series on Belfast Lough in Northern Ireland was quite a bit calmer than the first week. One the water at least. The previous night's activities did have an impact on the turn…
BrexitPorts: Small print on operational details of complex Irish Sea border checks has yet to be written. Above: AFLOAT adds is an Irish Sea ferry, the Belfast registered Stena Lagan which operates between Northern Ireland and Birkenhead (Merseyside) in the north-west of England. In addition Stena Line also serve out of Belfast linking Cairnryan, in Scotland where the British Ports Association's conference (see below) will next year be held in Aberdeen on the North Sea.
In a major change from the original Northern Ireland backstop to avoid a hard border will require a huge leap into the unknown. It is the area of customs. In practical terms, The Irish Times reports, this is the most…
The Junior Icebreaker at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough
Adverse weather with strong gusts in the lead up to this week’s racing threatened to spoil the day again for this week’s Charles Hurst Jaguar Land Rover sponsored Junior Icebreaker at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough. Saturday morning however…
Workers return to the Harland and Wolff shipyard after a buyer was found to save the Belfast shipyard. ABOVE: Campaign banner with the slogan 'Save Our Shipyard' was recently revised with insertion of the letter 'D' to reflect the current changed fortunes of the iconic shipyard located in the east of the port estate.
Employees according to Belfast Telegraph, have returned to work at Harland and Wolff after the sale of the closure-threatened shipyard. There were cheers as the remaining staff walked through the gates in Belfast at 9am. It followed a nine-week campaign which saw…
The £40m investment programme at Belfast Harbour's container terminal at Victoria Terminal 3 (VT3) includes 10 new cranes. AFLOAT adds VT3 is operated in partnership between the port and Dublin based ICG, which connects Northern Ireland’s businesses to global markets through European hub ports of Rotterdam, Antwerp in addition serves Le Havre.
In an announcement Belfast Harbour is to invest £40m to upgrade its container terminal, writes the News Letter.  Victoria Terminal 3 (VT3), where the upgrade will take place, connects Northern Ireland to global markets through European hub ports of Rotterdam…
Samson & Goliath: Giant gantry cranes at the shipyard of Harland & Wolff
According to the News Letter, hopes that the troubled shipyard of Harland & Wolff can be rescued were rising (yesterday) after a weekend of intensive negotiations. The iconic company based in Belfast Lough entered administration last month after its Norwegian…
Denis Doyle’s Moonduster in her prime, as she was between 1981 and 2001 – designed by German Frers Jnr, built by Crosshaven Boatyard, and with sails by McWilliam of Crosshaven
As each year passes, it becomes increasingly difficult to explain to up-and-coming offshore racers just what “The Doyler and The Duster” meant to a whole generation of Irish sailors writes W M Nixon. Crosshaven-built in 1981 and kitted out with…
Supported by three coaches from the RYA Magenta Project, the group sailed from Bangor Marina in six yachts from the Belfast Lough Quarter Ton Class and Sigma Class.
Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough has hosted a keelboat coaching event as part of the Magenta Project, with 34 female sailors taking to the water. The Club is just one of five clubs across the UK to become successful in…
Harland & Wolff workers continue their protest at the Belfast shipyard regarding the future of the company.
Shipyard Harland & Wolff has taken a step closer to survival with confirmation that the consortium to which it belongs has been awarded a £1.25bn contract to build new warships. As the News Letter reports, East Belfast MP Gavin Robinson…

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