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Along with the Port of Cork, Dublin Port needs "additional measures" to mitigate the adverse impact of Brexit, according to the Irish Ports Association
#Brexit - An Irish ports industry body has called on the European Commission to shore up measures against the adverse impact of Brexit on marine passenger and freight transport between Ireland and the continent. The commission is proposing to realign…
Megayacht cruiseship Variety Voyager has spent the majority of the last five weeks berthed along Sir John Rogerson Quay in Dublin Port. This afternoon the luxury cruiseship was finally removed from a list of detained ships and departed for Denmark.
#Cruiseliners - A megayacht cruiseship that has been docked in Dublin Port for the last five weeks due to detention by maritime authorities has finally been lifted today, writes Jehan Ashmore. According to the Paris MoU, the principle regulatory authority…
The BHA has highlighted the consequences of a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario to EU ports as well as those in the UK.  Note the downloads links below on the UK's ‘no-deal’ advisory notices on trading with the EU. In addition to the EU preparations on the UK leaving the European Union.
#Ports&Shipping - Following the recent publication of the UK Government’s advice on contingency planning for a ‘no deal’ Brexit outcome, the British Ports Association (BPA) has suggested that negotiators have it in their power to agree a deal that would…
Launch of an Open Call for Filmmakers to respond to Dublin “Port – River – City” Brief
#DublinPort - Dublin Port and the Little Museum of Dublin have announced a new Irish film prize with a commissioning fee of €20,000 to produce a new short film. The film will be seen by over 100,000 visitors to the…
Cruiseship Variety Voyager remains under detention in Dublin Port. Visible is one of two of the 68m megayacht's lifeboats on the port side. Astern on the quayside is a construction cement silo along with the restored 'Diving Bell' on Sir John Rogersons Quay.
#Detention - Among the reasons cited for the detention of a cruiseship in Dublin Port which has remained docked for almost three weeks, Afloat can now reveal chiefly concerned the condition of the ship's lifeboats, writes Jehan Ashmore. According to…
Detained cruiseship Variety Voyager remains in Dublin Port (Sir John Rogersons Quay) from where the mega-yacht like vessel had arrived in late July. On the left is the distinctive orange painted 'Diving Bell' restored in recent years.
#Detention - A Maltese-flagged cruiseship still remains under detention in Dublin Port having arrived in the capital almost three weeks ago, writes Jehan Ashmore. Authorities, Paris MoU, the official body responsible for eliminating the operation of sub-standard ships (see list) detained…
Rockabill Island off the Dublin Coast
“One good Tern deserves another,” I was told in a discussion during the past week about the increasing importance of Dublin Bay in marine conservation terms – around the same time as Dublin Port announced that it was not going…
A Dublin Port pilot along side a departing cargo ship on Dublin Bay
Dublin Port today launched its Masterplan 2040 Reviewed 2018, updating the long-term development plan for the port first published in 2012. Masterplan 2040 Reviewed 2018 sets out four key changes to the port’s development plans: The port will now be…
Pictured was Lord Mayor of Dublin and Honorary Admiral of Dublin Port, Nial Ring with Dolores Wilson, chairperson of  St Andrew’s Resource Centre South Docks Festival, and Betty Ashe of St Andrew’s Resource Centre, Lucy McCaffrey, Chairperson Dublin Port Company and Eamonn O'Reilly, Chief Executive, Dublin Port Company
The new Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring, yesterday took to the waters of Dublin Bay to take part in the annual ‘Casting of the Spear’ ceremony. The ‘Casting of the Spear’ is a tradition dating back 530 years and…
Royal Canadian Navy's HMCS St. John's (340) with 225 crew is currently on a visit to Dublin, the Halifax class guided-missile frigate patrols European waters for NATO to defend and act as a deterrent to Russia. Above: A frigate fleetmate, HMCS Montreal  (336) also pictured in the Irish capital last year, is one of 12 'Halifax' class commissioned that form the backbone of the nation's navy.
#NavalVisits - A Royal Canadian Navy frigate assigned specifically to patrol European waters to meet and support NATO interests in the context of tensions with Russia, is currently on a visit to Dublin Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. The arrival of…
Naomh Éanna is to be turned into a luxury hotel on the Liffey. The Dublin built former Aran Islands ferry-cargoship is currently berthed in Grand Canal Dock's 250 year-old drydock in Ringsend, where the owner expects to restore the ship in the dry dock.
#HistoricBoats - Former ferry cargoship that CIÉ serviced the Aran Islands will writes The Irish Times become home to luxury five-star accommodation berthed at Dublin’s Custom House Quay as its owners plan a significant investment. The Naomh Eanna, acquired by…
The six-day Sail Training voyage is aboard the Tall Ship Pelican of London
Twenty four deaf and hearing impaired students along with four aided communicators from around Ireland have set out on the adventure of a lifetime on a 6-day Sail Training voyage aboard the Tall Ship Pelican of London. The voyage organised…
At the announcement of the first Stena-E Flexer that is to enter service on the Dublin-Holyhead route, are pictured in the Irish capital, (L-R) Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland and Ian Davies, Stena Line’s Trade Director, Irish Sea South. The news of new tonnage follows the 2018 Best Ferry Company awarded to the ferry operator at the Travel Media Awards held also in the capital this week.
#FerryNews - Stena Line has confirmed that the first of its new E-Flexer RoPax ferries currently under construction in China is planned to enter service on its Dublin - Holyhead route in early 2020. Last year Stena (Stena Line’s parent…
Sonar-towing trainee vessel Altaïr (M771) and minecounter measures Cassiopée (M642) seen on a previous call to Dublin Port. The pair are currently part of five-strong flotilla visiting the capital this weekend, though the MCM vessel is berthed downriver whereas the rest of the visitors are alongside Sir John Rogersons Quay.
#NavalVisits - A flotilla of five French Navy vessels are currently on a call to the capital following the small ships arrival into Dublin Port yesterday morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. Mine counter measures (MCM) vessel Cassiopée built in 1984 is…
Tall Ship Bellem departs Dublin Bay accompanied by local yacht Ruth II
A flotilla of yachts and pleasure craft including sailing dinghies, RIBs and angling craft gathered off Dun Laoghaire Harbour today to wish Bon Voyage to 16 Tall Ships who visited Dublin Bay over the Bank Holiday weekend and are now en route to…
Pictured on board ‘The Pelican of London’ tall ship berthed on Sir John Rogersons Quay were Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mícheál Mac Donncha, LT/CDR of L.E Orla, Ronan McLoughlin, Terre Duffy, Water Ways Ireland, Derek Kelly, Dublin City Council, Mary Weir, Dublin City Council and John McKeown, Waterways Ireland at arrival of The Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta into Dublin Port today Friday, 1st June until Monday, 4th June 2018
The Tall Ships that have been anchored in Dublin Bay and Dun Laoghaire since Thursday have arrived in Dublin City Centre this evening for the start of the Tall Ships Regatta. Read more about the event here.  The Sail Training…

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