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Belfast Riverside Development Gets Approval
#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 - 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 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
#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- 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 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 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 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 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 - 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…
Belfast Harbour Reports Record Tonnage Levels for 2010/11
#BELFAST HARBOUR -The largest port in the north reported improved turnover and profit during 2010-2011, according to the annual report of Belfast Harbour. The port showed a 2% rise in profit before taxation to £17.8m and a 4% increase in…
Belfast Lough Sailability Hosts Irish Paralympic Sailing Team
#BELFAST LOUGH NEWS - Belfast Lough Sailability was selected to host the Irish Paralympic Sailing Team for their pre-event training last weekend from 28 June to 1 July. According to a spokesperson, the move "definitely puts Carrickfergus Marina and the…
'Land of Giants' Spectacle at Titanic Belfast
#BELFAST LOUGH – The largest outdoor arts event ever seen in Northern Ireland is to take place tonight in Belfast at the iconic landmark venue of the £100m Titanic Belfast, writes Jehan Ashmore. The spectacle is a combination of acrobatics,…
Belfast Lough Sailability Wants Your Vote in UK Lottery Awards
#BELFAST LOUGH NEWS - The Carrick Advertiser reports that disabled sailing charity Belfast Lough Sailability has has won a place in the semi-finals of the UK's National Lottery Awards 2012. Voting opened yesterday in the annual scheme, and the group…
Belfast Lough Sailability Names Latest Vessel in its Fleet
#BELFAST LOUGH NEWS - The Hawk 20 was officially named in a ceremony hosted by Belfast Lough Sailability last weekend. The Carrick Times reports that the disabled sailing charity's latest vessel can take up to six for experience on the…
Woman Arrested as Belfast Lough Baby Search is Called Off
#BELFAST LOUGH - A woman has been arrested on suspicion of wasting police time after reports of a baby falling overboard from a ferry in Belfast Lough have turned out to be unfounded.  As previously reported on, a large-scale…

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