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Half a century ago construction began on Goliath, then the largest crane in the world which formed the first of the giant shipbuilding cranes in Belfast at the Harland & Wolff yard. The second crane Samson soon followed to become iconic symbols of the city's industrial pride and heritage known throughout the world.
#BelfastLough - This month 50 years ago, November 1968 the landscape of Belfast was forever changed when a giant yellow crane known as Goliath rose from the Harland and Wolff shipyard. As BBC News NI recalls, it would be joined…
Artemis Technologies, a spin-off from America’s Cup team Artemis Racing, has announced plans to establish a new facility in Belfast Harbour, initially creating 35 jobs, in a bid to return commercial shipbuilding to the city. It will develop a city to city passenger Autonomous Sailing Vessel that will run without the need for fossil fuels. Pictured at the launch, from left, Artemis Technologies Chief Executive, double Olympic gold medalist Iain Percy OBE, Northern Ireland Secretary of State Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Belfast Harbour CEO Joe O’Neill and Mark Gillan, Head of Innovation, Artemis Technologies.
Artemis Technologies, a spin-off from America’s Cup team Artemis Racing, is to establish a new facility in Belfast Harbour, initially creating 35 jobs, in a bid to return commercial shipbuilding to the city. The company led by double Olympic gold…
Unite says UK shipyards like Belfast's Harland & Wolff should get work otherwise cranes could “end up as tourist attractions” if MoD contracts go overseas
#BelfastLough - Belfast's iconic cranes of Samson and Goliath could “end up as tourist attractions” if military shipbuilding contracts are awarded overseas, it has been warned. As Belfast Live reports the union UNITE made the claim as they launched a…
The ferry was travelling from Belfast to Liverpool
#BelfastLough - An evacuation of passengers according to ITV News from a ferry took place after a report that a “device” had been left on board. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said the Belfast to Liverpool service was held…
A Multihull start at the Festival of Speed weekend at Ballyholme Yacht Club
The Irish Multihull Association introduced an innovative approach to their National Championships this year by inviting the 49er and 29er fleets to join them in a high-speed weekend of competitive sailing on Belfast Lough where we hosted the World F18…
Launching the Icebreaker series from (left to right): Richard Honeyford, Chief Operating Officer, RYA NI, sponsor Michael Keenan of Danske Bank, Pete McDowell, Commodore BYC, Dan McCaughey, Laser Sailor, Aidan Pounder Vice Commodore BYC and Charlie Winton, Ladies Captain, BYC.
Ballyholme Yacht Club is pleased to launch the Icebreaker Series 2018/19. Now in its fourth decade, this event attracts a range of sailors from all over Belfast Lough. Commencing on Sunday, September 30th and continuing each Sunday until 16th December.…
Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle begin their journey to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in their new 49er FX on Belfast Lough next month
Annalise Murphy will launch her new Olympic sailing campaign in the 49erFx at Ballyholme Yacht Club's 'Weekend of Speed' on Saturday and Sunday, 15th and 16th September. The Rio Olympic silver medalist will race under handicap against men's high-performance Olympic 49er teams as she…
The floating production and storage offloading vessel, Searose FPSO which Afloat adds berthed at H&W's (BDD) Belfast Dry-Dock to undergo work that took place in recent years.
#BelfastLough - Fred. Olsen Energy, the Norwegian drillship,rig operator and owners of the yard that built RMS Titanic, is considering a debt and equity restructuring that would almost wipe out the value of its current shares, the company said. With…
UK Government support is sought for the return of shipbuilding at Harland & Wolff, Belfast
#BelfastLough - UK government should show greater support for shipbuilding firms after Brexit, according to the chief executive of Harland and Wolff. As BBC News reports, Brexit offers opportunities, but the industry still needs government support, said Jonathan Guest. A…
Great sailing conditions for Bangor Town Regatta
Over 500 sailors and 100 keelboats and dinghies relished in the champagne sailing conditions served up in Belfast Lough by joint host yacht clubs Royal Ulster and Ballyholme in the first Bangor Town Regatta. The new event is already booked…
Bulkers berthed in Belfast at Stormont Wharf. Pacific Cebu was loaded with imported coal and Hong Hing which was importing grain and feeds.
#BelfastLough - Belfast Harbour announced its results for 2017 and has reported a record financial performance and a strong investment pipeline of £132m in port infrastructure. In addition to port infrastructure, real estate projects are been targeted at improving the…
Bangor Town Regatta – The head turner will be Jamie McWilliam's Ker 40 from Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club seen here competing at Howth's Wave Regatta
There's less than a week to go until the inaugural Bangor Town Regatta hosted by Royal Ulster Yacht Club and Ballyholme Yacht Club in Belfast Lough. The last Bangor Week was hosted back in 2005 when a full week was…
rom left: Captain Toledo, MJM group chairman Brian McConville, Larry Pimentel, head of Azamara Club Cruises and Damien Morgan, MJM
#BelfastLough - Chief executive of Azamara Club Cruises, the firm which has docked its Azamara Pursuit in Belfast for a £50m makeover, said the project could see the "renaissance" of a bygone industry here, writes The Belfast Telegraph. Larry Pimentel,…
Following its class championships in Dun Laoghaire in June, the Sigma 33 class is expected to compete at Bangor Week in July
Sunshine and wind and the start of the Scottish Series to get everyone in the mood again for the new sailing season. And not long to go until Howth host their inaugural Wave Regatta followed by the return to Belfast…
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with UNITE NI representatives on the visit to Harland & Wolff, Belfast
#BelfastLough - The UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn backed a plan to boost the shipbuilding industry in Belfast as he visited Harland & Wolff shipyard. Earlier on Friday, writes BBC News, Mr Corbyn crossed the Irish border after meeting business…
The Dong Energy site (left) and behind the famous gantry cranes of Harland & Wolff, Belfast
#BelfastLough - Chief Executive Robert Cooper has stepped down from his position in Harland & Wolff Group after a 44-year career at the shipyard, where he has been replaced by Jonathan Guest. As The Irish News reports, he began his…

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