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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…
'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,…
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 Afloat.ie, a large-scale…
Belfast Harbour Marina Hosts City's Largest Yacht Gathering
#BELFAST LOUGH – The largest flotilla of yachts ever assembled in Belfast Lough took place on Sunday, 6th May to help officially open Belfast Harbour's new marina. Over 60 boats sailed up the Lough into the new facility at Abercorn…
Requiem for Titanic Victims on 100th Anniversary
#TITANIC - Philip Hammond's Requiem for the Lost Souls of the Titanic will be staged at St Anne's Cathedral on the centenary of the tragedy, BBC News reports. The Belfast composer has spent over three years working on the "haunting"…
Flannigan to the Fore at Ballyholme Icebreaker
#ICEBREAKER – Last Sunday saw the conclusion of Part 1 of this year's Ballyholme Yacht Club "StenaLine" Icebreaker series. The event has been a great success so far with only 2 weekends un-sailable due to weather. The numbers have been…
Belfast Lough Regatta Dates for 2012
#BELFAST LOUGH - Provisional dates for the 2012 Belast Lough Yachting Conference (BLYC) Regattas have been announced. The BLYC encompasses all yacht clubs on Belfast Lough and Larne Lough and co-ordinates their individual events. The interim schedule for 2012 runs…
'Chain Gang' Prevails in Belfast Lough Autumn League
What better way to energise yourself on a Sunday morning than going sailing? Last Sunday provided great conditions for the third race of the Mackey Eyecare Autumn Series. With winds gusting over 25 knots there was plenty of excitement to…
Olympic Visitor Wins Autumn League Elite Race
Despite the light airs on Belfast lough last Sunday morning for the fourth sailing race of the Mackey Eyecare Autumn Series, Ian Wilson and his crew had an impressive win in their Corby RESPECT. They were almost 12 minutes ahead…
NI Minister Brings Forward Marine Litter Strategy
Stormont's environment minister has called for a marine litter strategy in Northern Ireland. UTV News reports that Alex Attwood joined thousands of volunteers taking part in a morning cleanup on the shores of Belfast Lough for the Marine Conservation Society's…
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