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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.…
Among the finalists in the first ever Maritime UK Awards to be held during the Southampton Boat Show will be the Port of Dover, the UK's busiest ferry port. AFLOAT adds above is a DFDS ferry serving Calais/Dunkerque and cruiseship of Hapag Lloyd, Europa. Noting beyond the Strait of Dover is the coastline of France.
Recently announced were the finalists for the inaugural Maritime UK Awards which will be held next month during the Southampton Boat Show. According to the British Ports Association (BPA) the winners will be announced in front of 400 of the…
Scottish Economy Secretary, Derek Mackay, at the now newly nationalised Ferguson Marine shipyard located at Port Glasgow on the Clyde. AFLOAT adds in the background is MV Glen Sannox, the first of a pair of CalMac ferries which have incurred a huge over-run on a contract with Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) ferries.
Additional jobs,The Scotsman writes, could be created at newly nationalised Ferguson Marine in order to complete the two vessels which nearly sank the shipyard, Scotland's economy secretary Derek Mackay has announced. Speaking after the first meeting of the Programme Review…
Clydeside shipyard Ferguson Marine is to be nationalised by the Scottish Government if no buyer is secured within four weeks. Above: Afloat adds is a file photo of newbuild Glen Sannox, first of a pair of much delayed dual-fuel ferries for CalMac. This ferry is destined for the Firth of Clyde service linking Ardrossan and Isle of Arran.
On the Clyde the Ferguson shipyard in Port Glasgow has been nationalised by the Scottish government. Ministers reports BBC News, will now operate the yard under a management agreement with administrators, which will see the Scottish government buy the facility…
The Scottish government has said it is "ready and willing" to take Ferguson shipyard into public ownership. The facility AFLOAT adds is the last commercial civilian shipyard left on the Clyde where a pair of newbuild dual-fuel ferries according to the government are to be completed for CalMac's west coast services including the Isle of Arran.
In a decision by the Scottish government it is "ready and willing" to take Ferguson shipyard into public ownership, Economy Secretary Derek Mackay has announced. As BBC News reports, the minister said this was to avert the yard's closure with…
The sole surviving commercial shipyard on the Clyde, Afloat adds is Ferguson Marine at Port Glasgow, where the facility is intended to be put into administration. Above the much delayed dual-fuel newbuild Glen Sannox planned for CalMac's Isle of Arran ferry route on the Firth of Clyde linking Ardrossan.
The Independent reports, around 350 jobs are at risk after the directors of a shipyard on the River Clyde in Port Glasgow served notice of their intent to go into administration, five years after it staved off closure. The decision…

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