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According to BBC Newsline, people living along the shores of Belfast Lough (above) say they're opposed to the development of a major oil importation facility close to their homes. The plan would see large tankers docking near Whitehead to pump off fuel. Those opposed to the plans say they don't fit with everything the public is being told about climate change and the need to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Afloat adds also above a cargoship inbound to Belfast Harbour while a ferry heads out of port.
Along the shores of Belfast Lough, people living in the area have said they cannot understand the logic for the expansion of an oil facility that would see large tankers offloading fuel several times a month. The £20m project, reports…
Harland and Wolff win first contract since takeover.
Shipyard Harland and Wolff has won its first contract since it was taken over by the London-listed group InfraStrata. The new parent company of the historic Belfast shipyard said that Harland and Wolff had secured a contract for the “dockings…
InfraStrata moved in to rescue the ship yard after its previous owner got into financial difficulty.
Harland & Wolff's new owner is to take possession of the historic Belfast shipyard today as it pays £3.3m to the administrators of the business. According to the Belfast Telegraph, Infrastrata plc plans to use the shipyard which built the Titanic…
The visiting cruise liner MSC-Meraviglia in Belfast Harbour
Belfast Harbour has been named the best port of call in the UK and Ireland for cruise ships. The accolade was awarded by a global panel of cruise experts as part of the 2019 Cruise Critic Editors’ Pick Awards. It…
The Stand Up Paddleboarding Fundraiser at Bangor Harbour
It’s not often a Notice to Mariners is issued by Bangor Harbour on Belfast Lough for a paddleboarding event but this was the case when a fundraiser was held in the Harbour on a very cold Sunday morning (1st Dec)…
Royal Ulster Yacht Club Goblet - Could Afloat Readers Solve This Australian Mystery?
Recently Royal Ulster Yacht Club was contacted by a Mr Andre Jaku of Melbourne, Australia about a goblet he had bought from Leonard Joel’s Auction house in the city.  It was listed as silver and was engraved with the words: …
Bangor promenade beside the marina
Another project in addition to the Bangor Queen’s Parade development on the County Down coast mentioned recently in Afloat, should see the enhancement of a two-mile stretch of the coast from the west of the Bangor Harbour all the way through…
Bangor Marine heads a major £50m regeneration project of Queen’s Parade in the town
Since Victorian times until about thirty years ago, Queens Parade in Bangor was a thriving seaside thoroughfare with shops, hotels, a cinema, and ice cream vendors all colourfully set in a row, attracting hundreds to that part of the town…
The Harland & Wolf shipyard located in the east of Belfast Harbour
London-listed company, Infrastrata that is taking over Harland & Wolff, could bring major shipbuilding projects back to Belfast after confirming plans to work with Navantia, the Spanish state-owned shipbuilding company. According to The Irish Times, Infrastrata has signed a memorandum…
Bangor Marina on Belfast Lough
The Ards and North Down Christmas lights switch-on this year on Saturday (23rd) at Bangor on Belfast Lough will be followed by a spectacular firework display from a floating barge moored outside the Harbour. A 200-metre safety zone will be…
Belfast Lough will, from 25th till 28th June next year, see a repeat of the 2018 reincarnation as Bangor Town Regatta, a four-day multi class event
A ‘Town’ Regatta in Bangor first saw the light of day a century ago and Belfast Lough will, from 25th till 28th June next year, see a repeat of the 2018 reincarnation as Bangor Town Regatta, a four-day multi-class event…
A rainbow on Belfast Lough as viewed from the Harbour's Window on Wildlife
As you make your passage west through Belfast Harbour to the Marina you probably don’t realise that on your port side near the cruise liner terminal is gem of a wildlife sanctuary just a hundred metres away writes Betty Armstrong.…
Ballyholme Yacht Club
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…

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