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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…
Laser racing at Ballyholme Yacht Club for the National Title
Over 100 sailors competed across 4 days for the Irish Laser Nationals at Ballyholme Yacht Club from 22nd to 25th August 2019.  Nine races were completed in the first 3 days of the championship in moderate to fresh southerly breezes…
An overall view of the extensive Harland & Wolff shipyard located in the east of Belfast Harbour
Administrators of the Harland and Wolff shipyard, reports BBC News, say they have received a number of non-binding offers to buy the business as a going concern. The yard, best known for building the Titanic, was placed into administration earlier…
The shipyard of Harland & Wolff
Two "credible" bids, reports Belfast Telegraph, have now been received for the stricken shipyard Harland & Wolff, it's been claimed. DUP leader Arlene Foster and the party's East Belfast MP Gavin Robinson made the claim following a meeting with business…
Employees of Harland and Wolff during their protest at the gates of the shipyard in Belfast
The administrators for Harland & Wolff have extended the temporary unpaid lay-off of workers in what a trade union said was a "light at the end of the tunnel" for the stricken shipyard. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, business advisers…
Positive talks took place over the future of the famous Belfast shipyard
"Positive discussions" have been held regarding the sale of Belfast shipyard Harland and Wolff, according to the administrators. The business, BBC News reports, entered administration earlier this month, with accountancy firm BDO overseeing the process. The move places 120 jobs…
The Harland & Wolff shipyard
A trade union, writes Belfast Telegraph, the GMB has said it's in talks with the administrators of Harland & Wolff about extending the temporary lay-off of staff beyond Friday, it has emerged. GMB and the Unite union last week reached…
Samson and Goliath: The twin iconic cranes at the Harland & Wolff shipyard, Belfast Harbour
The Belfast Telegraph writes of a former Northern Ireland minister that has said Secretary of State Julian Smith must "think outside the box" to try and save Harland and Wolff shipyard. The iconic Belfast company entered administration last week after…
Employees of Harland and Wolff during their protest at the gates of the shipyard in Belfast
Retired and former Harland and Wolff workers, writes Belfast Telegraph, have been invited to return to the shipyard on Sunday as part of a special event. Concrete prints will be made of the "hands that built the shipyard" during an…
Bidders have expressed an interest in purchasing Harland & Wolff, the famous shipyard located in Belfast Harbour
Potential bidders, reports Belfast Telegraph, have expressed an interest in buying Harland and Wolff, administrators have confirmed. Insolvency experts Brian Murphy and Michael Jennings from business advisory firm BDO are now running the business. On Wednesday the majority of the…

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