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Could the UK shipyard of Appledore Shipyard in Devon reopen? The yard's final ship to be built AFLOAT adds was the Irish Naval Service OPV P60 class L.É. George Bernard Shaw seen berthed at the fit-out quay (noting without bow-mounted 76mm OTO Melara gun). The €67m OPV (P64) made its delivery voyage from the Torridge Estuary and across the Celtic Sea to Cork Harbour in October last year.
In the UK, a Torridge MP is ‘cautiously optimistic’ Appledore Shipyard will reopen in the near future after a crucial meeting at Downing Street. As the North Devon Gazette reports, it follows a high level meeting convened by Geoffrey Cox…
Gantry cranes at a container port.
In advance of the European Parliament’s hearings of the commissioners-designate, a coalition of more than 40 European associations and organisations renewed their call for a strong transport budget according to the European Sea Ports Organisation.  While the previous European Parliament and…
Across the world, Women in Maritime associations help improve gender balance in the shipping sector. One of these regional networks was formalized last week in Latin America.
Today is 'World Maritime Day' which is been celebrated by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the global shipping community. The theme for this year's event is "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community". This provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the…
A record turnover of £10m was achieved at Foyle Port during 2018/19. Above: Afloat adds is the bulk-carrier Clover Colossus berthed at Lisahally, the port's main terminal located downriver of Derry city.
It has been announced that Foyleport had a record £10 million in turnover despite the uncertainty posed by Brexit. The Derry harbour, reports The Irish News, recorded an operating profit of £1.9m during 2018/19, marking its seventh year of consecutive…
The 30m cargo ship Evora which has been detained by the Marine Survey Office after it was holed near Kinvara, Co Galway. Residents feared that the fuel on board could cause a pollution risk in an area rich in shellfish
Irish authorities are still detaining a cargo ship close to Kinvara in south Galway Bay after its hull sprang a leak while loading cargo for the Bahamas writes Lorna Siggins As Afloat reported previously, the 30m ship Evora was detained last…
The 30m cargo ship Evora which has been detained by the Marine Survey Office after it was holed near Kinvara, Co Galway. Residents feared that the fuel on board could cause a pollution risk in an area rich in shellfish
Irish authorities have detained a cargo ship close to Kinvara in south Galway bay after its hull sprang a leak while loading cargo for the Bahamas writes Lorna Siggins The 30m ship Evora has been detained by the Marine Survey…
UK prime minister Boris Johnson on board NLV Pharos for a 'Maritime Careers' event when moored in the Pool of London as part of London International Shipping Week (LISW19) which concludes this Sunday, 22 September. Note in foreground, one of the slanting funnels of HMS Belfast which is a key visitor attraction on the Thames located downriver of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.
UK prime minister Boris Johnson visited London International Shipping Week (LISW19) yesterday where he boarded NLV Pharos, a Scottish aids to navigation tender which moored alongside HMS Belfast, writes Jehan Ashmore. In between promoting maritime careers to an audience of…
Ronald Spithout President of Inmarsat presents ISWAN award to Liverpool Seafarer Centre CEO John Wilson during LISW2019
A UK ecumenical charity, Liverpool Seafarers Centre (LSC) has been crowned the world’s best seafarer centre at an awards ceremony held as part of London International Shipping Week (LISW19).  The charity, based in Crosby and Eastham on the Wirral, was…
A container terminal at Dublin Port
The European Commission before summer kicked off the review of the TEN-T Regulation 1315/2013 with a public consultation. The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) submitted its proposals for the review. “European ports remain strong supporters of the 2013 Europe’s Transport…
Political Pilot: At the helm of a Port of Milford Haven pilot cutter is the UK's Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales Kevin Foster during a recent visit of the UK's largest energy port located in the Principality on the Pembrokeshire coast. Among topics discussed was the potential opportunity, post-Brexit, for the Welsh port to be designated as a Freeport.
In advance of the UK's prime minister Boris Johnston meeting today in Dublin, it was also reported on RTE News of yesterday's visit by Leo Varakar to Dublin Port where the Taoiseach viewed the €30 million investment that has been put in…
Tony Graham Cammell Laird COO at a presentation for an ambitious scheme to develop a new £150m Caribbean based disaster-relief ship at London International Shipping Week (LISW19) which began today. The launch Afloat adds follows the recent devastation in the Bahamas caused by Hurricane Dorian.
UK shipyard Cammell Laird located in Birkenhead, Merseyside, has helped launched plans for a new £150m disaster relief ship at the London International Shipping Week (LISW19) which began today. Britannia Maritime Aid (BMA), the registered charity leading the project, wants…
Westport to Westminster: Irish maritime links involving Granuaile, the 16th century Pirate Queen of Mayo to the present day role of the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) which is sponsoring a major event during London International Shipping Week (9-13th September).
Following a recent re-enactment to retrace Granuaile, the Irish Pirate Queen's voyage from the west of Ireland to London where she met the Virgin Queen in 1593, the Irish will again be present in the UK capital as part of…
The Scottish shipyard of Ferguson Marine, located in Port Glasgow is the last civilian shipyard left on the Clyde.
Scottish National Party ministers, The Herald writes, have extended the deadline for finding a buyer for the last civilian shipyard on the Clyde. Finance Secretary Derek Mackay told MSPs the marketing of Ferguson Marine in Port Glasgow could take 50…
Regulations For Pilot Transfer Arrangements
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) reminds the owners of ships and fishing vessels, as well as port authorities, pilots, seafarers and more, of the importance of proper pilot transfer arrangements. These arrangements — with include pilot ladders…
Scotline have confirmed an order for a third newbuild to a Dutch shipyard from where above second sister Scot Explorer (registered in Inverness) is due to be completed in November of this year.  As for the third timber products carrier will be delivered but not until the end of 2020.
A UK forest-products specialist which has operations including services to Irish Ports have ordered a third newbuild of the same design from a Dutch shipyard, writes Jehan Ashmore. Scotline Marine Holdings Ltd confirmed the order from Royal Bodewes Shipyard of…
The Skibbereen-based tug Ocean Challenger
A tug from a Cork-based salvage company has spent a week at sea on a mission to tow a stricken cargo ship to safety here — from over a third of the way to Canada, as the Irish Examiner reports.…

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