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Harland & Wolff Awarded Rig Contract Amid Strong Recruitment Drive
#RigContract -  Harland and Wolff (H&W) has announced a contract to dry dock and provide a Renewal / Special Periodic Survey of the rig Byford Dolphin. The contract of the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) was from Aberdeen-based Dolphin Drilling…
Belfast Lough Sailability Hails Community Fundraising
#BelfastLough - Antrim-based charity Belfast Lough Sailability has underscored the importance of community fundraising to its cause, as the Carrick Times reports. The training organisation for sailors with disabilities, which is currently seeking more volunteers to assist in its teaching…
Belfast Lough Sailability Seeks More Volunteers For Training
#BelfastLough - Belfast Lough Sailability is on the lookout for new volunteers to assist in its sail training efforts for people with disabilities. As highlighted in the Carrick Times recently, the Northern Irish charity regularly runs training sessions from its…
Boutique Hotel A Step Closer for Titanic Quarter
#BoutiqueHotel - In the Titanic Quarter, a luxury hotel employing 75 people, has come a step closer, it can be revealed reports the Belfast Telegraph. The flagship 84-bedroom four-star 'boutique' development will be based at the old Harland & Wolff…
Highest Score Awarded to Belfast Harbour in Northern Ireland ‘Green’ Survey
#GreenAward – The highest scoring level of platinum status has been achieved by Belfast Harbour, in this year's Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey. Now in its sixteenth year, the Survey, generated by Business in the Community's ARENA Network campaign and…
Planning Granted for Belfast Harbour’s City Quays 2
#BelfastCityQuays2 – Following planning permission work is begin on a Belfast Harbour led development that forms part of wider £250m City Quays scheme as previously reported on Afloat.ie. The work on the site of City Quays 2 an office development…
NATO Minehunters To Make Bold Display In Belfast Lough
#BelfastLough - A fleet of eight NATO minehunters is set to make a bold display in Belfast Lough tomorrow morning (Friday 17 October). As the Ballymena Times reports, the ships and their international crews - part of the Standing NATO…
Harland & Wolff Appoint New Director of Fabrication
#H&Wappointment – Harland & Wolff Heavy Industries has appointment Jonathan Guest as Director of Fabrication, of the Belfast based ship repairer, conversion, engineering and renewable energy manufacturer. Guest's appointed to the Board of H&W, will see him have responsibility for…
Former Belfast Ferry Terminal Transformed for Film ‘High Rise’
#FilmHighRise- A former Belfast Harbour ferry terminal has been transformed for the film 'High Rise' set in a 1970s apartment block. According to Belfast Harbour, the filming at the disused Stena Line terminal at Ballast Quay involved the creation of…
Belfast Giants: Another Rig Is Just Here for Parking
#BelfastGiants - Belfast City residents and those living alongside the lough may have noticed a new hulk which sailed into the city recently, reports the News Letter. A large oil rig, called the Borgny Dolphin, has docked at Harland and…
Boat Naming Ceremony for Carrickfergus-Based Disabled Sailing Charity, Belfast Lough Sailability
#sailability – Weather presenter Cecilia Daly performed a weather-themed boat naming ceremony at Carrickfergus at the weekend for a new member of the Belfast Lough Sailability flotilla which was funded by The Lloyds Bank Foundation for Northern Ireland, and Sainsburys.…
NI Minister Greenlights Belfast Harbour Expansion
#BelfastHarbour - 4NI reports that Northern Ireland Environment Minister Mark Durkan has granted planning permission for a 60-acre extension to Belfast Harbour. The expansion for port-related uses goes hand in hand with last year's announcement of Ireland's first dedicated cruise…
Harland & Wolff Appoints New Director of Ship & Offshore Unit Repair
#H&Wdirector- Harland & Wolff Heavy Industries has appointed James Lappin as the new Director of Ship & Offshore Unit Repair. The new position will involve total responsibility for developing and growing the Belfast company's business in this sector and execution…
Cruise Belfast's Bumper Cruise Season to Include Biggest Ever Cruiseship Caller
#CruiseBelfast- Belfast Harbour's bumper cruise season is to have a total of 61 callers this year, among them the largest cruiseship ever to visit the port, the newbuild Royal Princess which has a capacity of 3,600 passengers, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Northern Ireland Restricted Keelboat Racing Association (NIRKRA) Crowns New King
#nikra – Despite the horrendous weather which had encircled Northern Ireland last weekend a tiny window opened to allow the August "Challenge" races of the Northern Ireland Restricted Keelboat Racing Association (NIRKRA) to proceed on Belfast Lough. A Bangor bay…
Royal Navy Warship HMS Duncan Visits Belfast
#BelfastLough - The Belfast Telegraph reports on the weekend visit to Belfast Lough paid by the Royal Navy's latest warship HMS Duncan. Along with Dundee in eastern Scotland, Belfast is an adoptive city of the 152m-long vessel, which docked at…

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