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Ballyholme Ice Breaker Attracts London Olympic Duo
Belfast Lough
#ballyholme – Thankfully the wind had dropped a bit from Saturday and racing was definitely on. The sun even made an appearance which did warm things up a bit and the breeze held out to give us a great sail…
£50m Offshore Wind Terminal Completed in Belfast Harbour
Belfast Lough
#BelfastWindTerminal - A new £50m offshore wind terminal which has been completed in Belfast Harbour, has been handed over to DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the terminal, the first purpose-built offshore wind installation and pre-assembly…
Belfast Harbour’s Tonnage Record in 2012
Belfast Lough
#BelfastHarbour – Figures released by Belfast Harbour reveal that trade handled by the port during 2012 rose to a record 19.6m tonnes, up 11% on the previous year. The growth was driven primarily by an improved performance in the bulk…
Belfast’s Record-Breaking Cruise Boost
Belfast Lough
#BelfastCruiseCalls – The 2013 season will bring a record 57 cruiseships and more than 100,000 visitors to Belfast Harbour, compared to last year when only 44 cruiseships docked with 75,000 passengers, writes Jehan Ashmore. Tourists from all corners of the…
£1m to Restore Belfast’s Historic Warship
Belfast Lough
#HMS CAROLINE – The last surviving floating warship of World War I,HMS Caroline has been secured with a £1 million restoration grant. The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) is funding the project to protect Belfast-based HMS Caroline from falling into…
RYA Volunteer Awards for Belfast Lough Sailors
Belfast Lough
#RYAAwards - Two sailors from Northern Ireland have received awards from the Royal Yachting Association for their voluntary work, as the Carrickfergus Times reports. Belfast Lough locals Sheela Lewis from Whitehead received Karl Blythe from Carrickfergus were among 56 people…
Belfast Riverside Development Gets Approval
Belfast Lough
#BELFAST LOUGH - Major development plans for the land adjacent to the Odyssey complex on the waterfront in Belfast have been approved, as BBC News reports. The Odyssey Quays scheme comprises two hotels; multi-storey car parking; retail space; cafés, restaurants…
MIAB Report into Belfast Lough Collision Finds Fault on Both Sides
Belfast Lough
#BELFAST LOUGH - Inappropriate actions by the bridge teams of two vessels contributed to their collision in Belfast Lough earlier this year, according to the official report into the incident by the UK's Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MIAB). BBC News…
Belfast Harbour Launch Masterplan
Belfast Lough
#BELFAST PORT – Plans for the future of Belfast Harbour has been outlined for the next 20-30 years with the publication of a Masterplan. Interested parties are invited to download the document from the port's website. Those parties wishing to…
AGM of Belfast Harbour
Belfast Lough

AGM of Belfast Harbour

18th October 2012
#PORT AGM – The annual general meeting of Belfast Harbour is to take place at the Harbour Office, Corporation Square, during the morning of 23 October between 09.45 -10.45. As previously reported, Belfast Harbour recently unloaded its single largest ever…
Belfast Lough Deepened for Record Breaking 'Cargo' Ship
Belfast Lough
#BELFAST LOUGH- The record for the largest single cargo shipment to Belfast Harbour over its 400-year history was broken last Saturday, reports The Belfast Telegraph. The record was set by the bulk carrier 'Royal Breeze' which was laden with 56,000…
Belfast Harbour Notice: Changes to Navigation and Traffic Aids
Belfast Lough
#BELFAST HARBOUR - Mariners using Belfast Harbour are advised of a number of changes made to buoys placed in Belfast Lough to aid in navigation and traffic management. The existing Fairway Buoy has been moved east northeast (ENE) to a…
Record Year for Cruise Visits in Belfast
Belfast Lough
#BELFAST LOUGH - Belfast may no longer be building ships but it's certainly attracting them as 2012 marks a record year for luxury cruise ship numbers, according to BBC News. Nearly 80,000 passengers and crew from 111 different countries have…
Belfast Harbour Gets New Wind Turbine Building Hub
Belfast Lough
#BELFAST LOUGH NEWS - A new hub for wind turbine manufacturing at Belfast Harbour is expected to the completed by the end of this year, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. The 50-acre reclaimed site on the shores of Belfast Lough…
Belfast Harbour Boat Tours and WWI Warship Gem
Belfast Lough
#BELFAST HARBOUR TOURS- If there was ever a time to take a tour of Belfast Harbour, it is now on board the Lagan Boat Company, particularly in light of on-going developments as previously reported to keep the WWI veteran cruiser…
Belfast Lough Coastal Walk Ahead of August Bank Holiday Weekend
Belfast Lough
#BELFAST LOUGH - The Ulster Wildlife Trust has announced details of a coastal walk around Belfast Lough next Thursday ahead of the August Bank Holiday weekend. The guided coastal walk will follow the picturesque coastal toe-path from Whitehead Harbour to…

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