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It is unlikely a brand new warship would ever be built entirely in Belfast, according to Sir John Parker's call for “sea-change” which would see ships built in modular form across the UK for final assembly at a specific hub.
#NavalNewbuilds? - Proposals of future naval shipbuilding to be shared around UK yards including Harland & Wolff writes The News Letter have been warmly welcomed in Belfast. The report prepared by Ulster-born industrialist Sir John Parker - a former chief…
HMS Duncan which departed Portsmouth Naval Base to 'shadow' the Russian Navy. Seen above at the UK port is a sister of the Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon which called to Cork Harbour this summer.
#Destroyer - A UK naval destroyer was forced to cancel a visit to Belfast today, due to Russian warships understood to be bound for Syria to reinforce attacks on Aleppo, writes Jehan Ashmore. Senior Royal Navy Officer for Northern Ireland,…
Despite difficult trading, annual turnover increased in 2015 to over £66m, the highest level of the past decade.
#Turnover2015 - Harland and Wolff Group (H&W) writes the Belfast Telegraph continues to operate in testing market conditions as a diverse engineering business. The company, a subsidiary of the Fred Olsen Energy Group, operates in shipbuilding, heavy engineering, ship repair,…
Howth 17s participated in Royal Ulster Yacht Club's 150th anniversary sail past at the weekend
At Royal Ulster Yacht Club over 80 boats gathered off Bangor on Saturday to take part in the 150th Anniversary Sail Past. It was the latest event in June's RUYC Sesquicentennial celebrations. Previously, as Afloat.ie reported, the club welcomed HRH…
Coaster Torrent with a cargo of pot-ash alongside Clarendon Dock, Belfast Harbour.
#RecordPerformance -Turnover at Belfast Harbour, which handles 70% of Northern Ireland’s seaborne trade and 20% of the entire island’s, rose by 3.4% to £54.3m. According to the annual report for 2015, operating profit also increased by 3.4% to stand at…
The International 12 Metre Sceptre – America’s Cup Challenger in 1958 – will be in the fleet celebrating the Royal Ulster YC’s 150th Anniversary at Belfast Lough on Saturday June 25th
The first event of the 150th Anniversary celebrations for Royal Ulster Yacht Club at Bangor on Belfast Lough will take place from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June. The Sigma 33 UK & Irish National Championships has attracted twenty boats…
Harland and Wolff, Belfast, the marine, engineering and offshore renewables energy manufacturing facility located on Queens Island
#H&W - Harland and Wolff, Belfast faces a tough year ahead having failed to secure a "sufficient workload" as the latest accounts shows a big drop in profits for 2015. The Belfast Telegraph writes that the firm generated operating profit of…
The world's most powerful tidal turbine built at Harland and Wolff is to be launched in Belfast Lough today
#WorldsLargest - The world's most powerful tidal energy turbine writes the BBC News was assembled at Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. One of the yard's cranes, Goliath, will lower the 520-tonne structure into Belfast Lough today, Wednesday. Each of the…
HMS Caroline, the only surviving vessel of the Battle of Jutland, in Belfast's Alexandra Dock, Queen's Island
#HMScaroline - Descendants of First World War Irish sailors reports the Belfast Telegraph are to take part in commemoration ceremonies in the city where the only surviving vessel of the Battle of Jutland remains.   HMS Caroline has undergone a…
An artist's impression of the Belfast Lough film studio
#BelfastLough - Work has already begun on a major new film studio lot on the shores of Belfast Lough. According to the Belfast Telegraph, Belfast-based RPP Architects are drawing up plans for the North Foreshore Film Studios located at Giant's…
The Battle of Jutland in 1916 was fought off the coast of Denmark
#Jutland100 - Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster is due to launch the Jutland Square project on Friday, writes the Belfast Telegraph. The project is an art installation commemorating more than 300 sailors from all over Ireland who lost their…
Royal Ulster Yacht Club on Belfast Lough celebrates 150 years this Summer
In 2016, Royal Ulster Yacht Club is celebrating the 150th Anniversary of its formation in 1866. To mark the anniversary there will be a series of sailing and cruising events throughout the summer. The important date was highlighted by WM…
At the engineering facility’s Belfast Dock in 2012 was the dry-docked giant, SeaRose FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading) vessel used for the oil and gas sectors.
#JobLosses - Sixty jobs are set to go at Harland & Wolff, the losses represent approximately one third of the east Belfast engineering firm's permanent workforce, reports BBC News. Discussions are soon to get underway with unions. The company is…
Belfast Lough's North Foreshore has been earmarked for a new film studio development
#BelfastLough - Giant's Park on the North Foreshore of Belfast Lough is set to be the location of a new film studio, according to BBC News. The circa £14 million development aims to capitalise on Northern Ireland's increasing popularity as…
#Belfast - Fans of the recently knighted Sir Van Morrison are mounting a campaign to have a new river bridge in East Belfast named in his honour, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. The musician grew up close to where a…
#23mTonnes - Around 23 million tonnes of cargo was handled by Belfast Harbour during 2015, similar to its throughput for 2014. The tonnages suggest a varying performance between sectors in the wider Northern Ireland economy with commodities linked to the…

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