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Ports & Shipping Review: Manx Route Opens, Toxic Cargo-ship Leak, Replenishment at Sea, Cruise Callers, Ferry Festive Boost, Arklow Newbuild and much more
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING REVIEW - Over the last fortnight Jehan Ashmore has reported from the shipping scene where the Manx-UK winter operated Douglas-Liverpool (Birkenhead) route resumed service. The port of Warrenpoint on Carlingford Lough was where 18 people suffered injuries…
Sinbad Marine's Coastal Cat Up for Sale
Ports & Shipping
#CAT FOR SALE- Killybegs based Sinbad Marine Services have put up for sale the 12m SMS Coastal Cat, a 2010 built specialized survey and workboat completed at the local yard of Mooney Boats. The 4-tonnes bollard pull vessel has a…
18 Injured as Toxic Gas Leaks from Irish Cargoship
Ports & Shipping
#SHIP TOXIC LEAK - Eighteen people are being treated after toxic gas used to kill rodents escaped from an Irish flagged dry-cargoship docked at Warrenpoint, Co Down. The cargo on board Arklow Meadow had become wet and unstable. The gas…
Ports & Shipping Review: Ferry Disruption, Remembering Seafarers, Naval Service First, Shipping Awards and Newbuild Abis Dublin
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING REVIEW - Over the last fortnight Jehan Ashmore has reported from the shipping scene where Celtic Link Ferries sailings between Rosslare and Cherbourg resumed operating, following mooring issues encountered in Cherbourg. Memorial services were held in Dublin…
Hapag-Lloyd Wins Deep Sea Shipping Award
Ports & Shipping
#SHIPPING AWARD – Hapag-Lloyd was awarded Deep Sea Shipping Company of the Year Award at this year's Irish Exporters Association's Export Industry Awards. The category was sponsored by the Port of Cork Company which recognises the strategic role that deep…
Ro/Ro Traffic Unchanged as Irish Ports & Shipping Volumes Steady in Third Quarter
Ports & Shipping
#shipping – The volume of port and shipping traffic through the Republic of Ireland remained relatively stable in the third quarter of 2012 according to the figures released today by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO). The latest analysis of…
Irish Ports and Shipping Volumes Remain Steady in Third Quarter
Ports & Shipping
#PORT & SHIPPING – According to the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) the volume of port and shipping traffic through the Republic of Ireland remained relatively stable in the third quarter of 2012. The latest analysis of the traffic data…
Patrol Ship Purchased, Dublin Dry-Dockings, Belfast Port Masterplan, IMDO Launch Report, Naval and Cruiseship News
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING REVIEW - Over the last fortnight Jehan Ashmore has reported from the shipping scene where the Royal Navy's fishery patrol vessel HMS Mersey docked in Dublin Port, having been purchased from her shipbuilder-owners as part of a…
Nine Commercial Irish Ports Recorded a Fall in Turnover of 3% in 2011
Ports & Shipping
#ports – The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) has released a report on its analysis of the semi-state port companies' published financial statements for the accounting period 2011. The focus of this analysis is to extrapolate key data from the…
To the Manor Born as Arklow Vessel Undergoes Dry-Docking
Ports & Shipping
#DRY-DOCKING –One of the largest vessels of the 40-plus Arklow Shipping Ltd fleet, Arklow Manor of 9,682grt/14,008dwt entered the dry dock in Dublin Port yesterday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 139m dry-cargo vessel docked in Graving Dock No.2, though the facility…
Ports & Shipping Review: Celtic Link Ferry 1st Year, Collision in Rosslare,Ports to Gain from Energy Sector, Volunteers for Tallship Dry-Docking and More...
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING REVIEW - Over the last fortnight Jehan Ashmore has reported from the shipping scene where Celtic Link Ferries celebrated their first year in service of the ro-pax ferry Celtic Horizon which operates the Rosslare-Cherbourg route. Also in…
Ports & Shipping Review: Cruising to the Sun, WWI Warship’s Tourist Role, Stena’s 50th Year, Cargoship Record, Dock Survey of Lighthouse tender and more…
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING REVIEW - Over the last fortnight Jehan Ashmore has reported from the shipping scene where Irish passengers left wintery conditions by embarking on a cruise directly from Dublin Port which was bound for sunnier climes in Iberia…
Review of Rosslare Could Lead to Change of Ownership
Ports & Shipping
#ROSSLARE - The Department of Transport has tendered for external consultants to carry out a strategic review of Rosslare Europort, the Co. Wexford harbour which is predominantly a ferryport is currently operated by Irish Rail, the Irish Times reports. The…
Multi-Cat Joins Fleet at Island Shipping
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING -Island Kestrel (2009/90grt) a 22m Multi-Cat, is the latest acquisition for Island Shipping, the Wicklow based marine engineering, plant and consultancy company, writes Jehan Ashmore. The versatile shallow draft twin –screw vessel is of the Eurocarrier 2209…
Ports & Shipping Review: EU Ports Conference, Irish Cargoship Strikes Rock, Cruise Sector, Lifeline for WWI Warship, Lightship Scrapped and more…
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING REVIEW - Over the last fortnight Jehan Ashmore has reported from the shipping scene, where the European Commission hosted a major ports conference on the EU policy framework for ports. Irish Ferries won 'Best Ferry Operator' in…
New Irish Cargoship Strikes Rock on Maiden Voyage
Ports & Shipping
#IRISH CARGOSHIP - A brand new Irish flagged cargoship, Huelin Dispatch (2012/2,545grt) while on its maiden voyage struck a rock off Alderney, one of the Channel Islands, last Friday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Dutch built 89m newbuild registered in Dundalk,…

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