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Two On Trial Over Boating Offences In River Liffey Shipping Lane

7th June 2019
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Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Anna Livia. Dublin District Court was told it was one of two lifeboats that approached the sailboat in the shipping lane on 1 June 2017 Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Anna Livia. Dublin District Court was told it was one of two lifeboats that approached the sailboat in the shipping lane on 1 June 2017 Photo: RNLI/Dun Laoghaire

A small sailing boat that was “erratically” zigzagging in the shipping lane delayed a cruise liner from entering Dublin Port, as the Irish Independent reports from a Dublin court.

The trial of two Crumlin men facing charges under the Maritime Safety Act and the Public Order Act is currently before Dublin District Court, following the incident on 1 June 2017 ahead of that year’s Dublin Port Riverfest.

As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Brian Stacey and Ronan Stephens were charged over the incident that prompted an early-morning chase up the River Liffey as far as Sir John Rogerson’s Quay.

It’s also claimed that the activity delayed the entry of the 4,000-tonne cruise liner Corinthian into the port.

The trial continues on Tuesday 18 June. Independent.ie has much more on the story HERE.

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