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MSC Splendida will no longer call at two ports in Italy on 28 and 29 March
A cruise liner bound for Belfast in May has had its itinerary changed to avoid two upcoming port calls in Italy, following that country’s extraordinary national lockdown measures to control the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Belfast Telegraph, the MSC…
Iain Percy is vying for a £30m UK Government grant to part-fund an innovation project to develop (in Belfast Harbour) passenger ferries that use hydrofoil technology.
An Olympian with two gold medals is skippering a bid to make (Belfast Harbour) the UK a world leader in zero-emissions passenger ferries. Sailing champion Iain Percy is combining his own know-how from designing America’s Cup racing yachts with expertise…
Four of the six Elites entered at Bangor Town Regatta are from Belfast Lough
The six RS Elites entered for Bangor Town Regatta on Belfast Lough now warrant their own class and with three days of the early bird entry left, there is still time for more to join them at the bargain rate.…
Dan McGaughey
Preparations are well underway for the Laser Radial Youth European Championships to be held at Ballyholme Yacht Club this summer from 5th to 11th July 2020. Over 200 applications have been received from across the world already - although this…
Artemis Technologies Commercial Director David Tyler, left, joins Creative Composites Managing Director Jonathan Holmes to announce a collaboration that will see Lisburn-based Creative Composites make components for Artemis Technologies’ revolutionary new electric eFoiler Propulsion System. It forms part of Artemis Technologies’ wider plans to lead the decarbonisation of maritime transport from its base in Belfast
Belfast Lough-based Artemis Technologies - a world-leading high-performance maritime design and applied technologies company - has announced a partnership with Creative Composites in Lisburn to make parts for a revolutionary new foiler system – the world’s first commercially viable electric…
Belfast Harbour Studios at Giant’s Park
Belfast Harbour has submitted a planning application for the development of six new purpose-built film and television studios at its existing Giant’s Park site. The harbour company says the plans represent an investment of £45m and will generate 250 construction…
Jay Colville’s Forty Licks from East Down and RUYC is a Bangor Town Regatta entry
Bangor Town Regatta entry is now open and it’s the Sigma 33s who lead the way with five entries already for the June event writes Betty Armstrong. With Charles Hurst Jaguar Land Rover as headline sponsors, the event incorporates the…
F18 catamarans on Belfast Lough
Ballyholme Yacht Club will be the venue for the Irish Multihull Association’s Weekend of Speed in mid-May. The club has extensive experience of hosting national and international sailing events on the virtually tide and hazard free waters of Belfast Lough…
Bangor Sea Cadets after a Royal Navy parade
Among the craft in Bangor Marina on Belfast Lough who have made it their home since it opened thirty years ago, are the rowing boats belonging to the Bangor Sea Cadet Unit, T S Decoy. Their shore base is an…
The iconic Harland and Wolff cranes
Shipyard Harland and Wolff in Belfast Harbour has secured a £2m (€2.35m) asset backed term debt facility. Funds raised writes Independent.ie, will be used for working capital purposes, according to a statement from InfraStrata, the company which agreed to buy…
Belfast-Harbour
For the second year running the Port of Belfast trade tonnages handled during 2019 have remained strong at more than 24M tonnes. Positive growth was recorded in several sectors including Roll-on / Roll-Off (Ro-Ro) freight vehicles and exports of aggregates,…
Bangor Regeneration (Pictured-L-R) Mayor of Ards and North Down Communities Alderman Bill Keery, Deirdre-Hargey MLA and Aran Blackbourne from Bangor Marine Ltd
The regeneration of the waterfront in Bangor as detailed on 25th November in Afloat.ie, reached another crucial stage in its progress when the developer Bangor Marine Ltd. submitted a comprehensive planning application for the site at Queen’s Parade and Marine…
Keith Storey was the 'mug of the day' winner at the Icebreaker Sprint on Belfast Lough
Ballyholme Yacht Club was one of the first to organise winter sailing on Belfast Lough way back in the seventies. It’s called the Icebreaker and in the past, it has indeed at times involved breaking ice on boat cover. The…
The Great Light is a curved glass interpretive structure designed to resemble a lighthouse lantern room
At the end of the 500 metre Titanic Walkway which connects the Titanic and Olympic Slipways to the Alexandra Dock in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, proudly sits The Great Light, a curved glass interpretive structure designed to resemble a lighthouse lantern…
Artemis Technologies CEO Iain Percy (right) with Adrian Doyle of the Odyssey Trust
A high-performance Belfast maritime design firm could work with ship repair and engineering firm Harland & Wolff in the future, its chief executive has said. Iain Percy, a double Olympic gold medallist and chief executive of Artemis Technologies (see: previous story),…
The Danica Hav docked in Gdansk, Poland in 2016
A captain found drunk in charge of his ship in Belfast docks has been fined £500, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. Fifty-eight-year-old Oleg Okolobvich was arrested after fellow crew were forced to step in to avoid the cargo vessel Danica…

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