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Harland & Wollf workers protest in front of Parliament Buildings, Stormont during the visit of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
An emergency meeting is to be held by Belfast Council on Friday in a bid to help save the historic Harland and Wolff shipyard from closure. The meeting writes Belfast Telegraph has been called by SDLP councillor Brian Heading and…
BBC News reports that the UK government has said that the crisis at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast is "ultimately a commercial issue". Unions say the yard is at imminent risk of closure and have called for it…
Save Our Shipyard: protesters yesterday brought a shipping container to the front gates of Harland and Wolff for shelter for workers who say they will protest all day and all night until a solution is found to save their jobs
Harland and Wolff workers, writes BBC News, have closed the shipyard's gates as part of a protest following news that the business is up for sale. They have demanded Boris Johnson's government renationalise the yard and saves their jobs. The…
Ailing Belfast shipyard Harland & Wollf said to be just ‘days’ from closing doors. The yard has been in existence in the city for 158 years.
Leaders from trade unions in the North are appealing to the new UK prime minister Boris Johnson to nationalise Belfast’s historic Harland & Wolff shipyard to save it from closure. As The Irish Times reports, unions have warned the yard,…
The iconic cranes of Samson & Goliath at the Belfast shipyard
The Belfast shipyard at Harland and Wolff could go bust within days as fears mount over its future, it has emerged. Unions and sources familiar with ongoing negotiations at the shipyard, reports Belfast Telegraph, have said that the company could…
The Harland & Wollf shipyard in Belfast employs around 130 people, specialising in energy and marine engineering projects.
Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast reports BBC News, can only survive until the end of the month without a deal, Unite the Union has said. The business has been up for sale amid serious financial problems at its Norwegian…
Participants in the Frances Thornton Memorial swim in 2016
Close to 130 hardy souls will take to the waters of Galway Bay tomorrow (Saturday 20 July) for the 14th annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the early sell-out event is one of Ireland’s…
Turnover in Belfast Harbour up 11 per cent to £68.8 million as trade rises by 900,000 tonnes year on year. AFLOAT adds CMA-CGM's containership Nicolas Delmas berthed in the port close to the VT4 Terminal for Stena Line's service to Cairnryan, Scotland.
A record 24.6 million tonnes of trade was handled in Belfast Harbour for the first time in its 400-year history last year, latest financial accounts show. Trade increased by 900,000 tonnes year on year, which The Irish Times reports has…
‘Business As Usual’ At Harland & Wolff As Owner Says It’s Filing For Bankruptcy
Harland and Wolff’s Norwegian majority owner has announced it will file for bankruptcy — but the Belfast shipyard says business will continue as usual, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. The move comes after Dolphin Drilling ASA, formerly Fred Olsen Energy,…
The former Drawing Office at the Titanic Hotel, Belfast. Afloat adds they are the oldest part of the former shipyard buildings that date from the Victorian era when Edward Harland and Gustav Wolff were the principal designers.
The Titanic Hotel in Belfast has been awarded the title of 'Northern Ireland's Leading Hotel 2019' at the World Travel Awards.  The hotel writes The Belfast Telegraph was given the award at a ceremony in Madeira, Portugal on Sunday evening.…
The oil terminal jetty at Cloghan Point south of Whitehead, Co Antrim
Locals in Whitehead, Co Antrim have been vocal in their opposition to plans that would see the oil terminal at Cloghan Point upgraded to a large-scale distribution hub, as Belfast Live reports. LCC Group, the company behind the Go petrol…
Mexican sail training tall ship Cuauhtémoc is in Belfast this weekend
Mexican tall ship Cuauhtémoc is the star attraction at the Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival which continues till tomorrow, Monday 27 May. The sail training ship is among the host of vessels — including Naval Service OPV LÉ Samuel Beckett —…
£15 million is to be invested at Belfast Harbour's Victoria Terminal 2 (VT2), which currently services Stena Line's popular Belfast to Liverpool route. Afloat adds above is Stena Lagan which along with a sister operate the passenger service
#belfastlough - In an announcement Belfast Harbour is to invest £15 million to re-develop one of its ferry terminals. The project, reports The Irish News, is part of a long-term investment strategy in port infrastructure will see the transformation of…
The growing RC35 class were one of the strengths of the successful Bangor Town regatta in 2018. The Regatta is now set to be run on a biennial basis
An event which was once a major highlight of the Belfast Lough programme in times past found a new and very active lease of life when Bangor Town Regatta was re-introduced as a major biennial event in July 2018. The…
The new RS21 keelboat is prepared for launching on Belfast Lough on Sunday
Sunday saw the first time that the brand new RS21 keelboat hit the water in Ireland with opportunities this month to get sailing on this exciting design. The Northern Ireland RS agent - Bosun Bob's brought the asymmetric keelboat over…
Artemis Technologies CEO Iain Percy OBE with the firm’s head of innovation Mark Gillan in Belfast last October
Artemis Technologies’ Belfast-based bid for a carbon-free yacht-building project is in line for major seed funding, according to Sail World. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the company spun off from America’s Cup team Artemis Racing and led by double Olympic…

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