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Rescue 116 over Dundalk Bay this morning after reports of windsurfers in difficulty
Rescue
#Ophelia - Windsurfers on the Louth coast have been roundly criticised on social media as they prompted a major rescue operation before the arrival of Storm Ophelia, as TheJournal.ie reports. The four windsurfers, originally thought to be kitesurfers, made their…
These durable and functional bags have been designed specifically with space saving in mind
Marine Clothing
New for 2018, Henri Lloyd has designed and developed a new collection of waterproof luggage known as the Dri Pac collection. The collection features a 5L, 20L and 40L dry bag and also a 25L rucksack version. These durable and…
Though no longer in the boatbuilding trade, Crosshaven Boatyard employs seven as a storage and servicing facility
Cork Harbour
#CorkHarbour - Crosshaven Boatyard manager Matt Foley has confirmed to Afloat.ie that the Cork Harbour facility is for sale as a going concern only, and not with vacant possession as advertised by the auctioneers and in the Irish Examiner. Foley…
A 50–foot Viking longboat is lifted off a trailer in advance of filming on Lough Dann in County Wicklow for the Viking TV series. Plans are afoot to locate one of the Norse boats at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
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Go–ahead Irish Sailing School, the INSS, are planning to moor a 50–foot Viking Ship in front of their Dun Laoghaire Harbour premises at the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire. In August, School Principal Kenneth Rumball co-ordinated a 'Battle of Dun…
The fallpipe vessel Seahorse is carrying out the works on the pipeline
News Update
#MarineNotice - PSE Kinsale Energy Limited advises that rock placement works will take place with an associated survey on the Kinsale Head Gas Export Pipeline off the South West Coast of Ireland from today (Wednesday 11 October). The objective of…
Mairéad Ní Cheóinín
Jobs
Mairéad Ní Cheóinín has been appointed to Seafarers UK as the charity’s new Corporate Fundraising Manager where her focus will be on engaging with the commercial maritime sector. Mairéad brings a wealth of business development, marketing experience and industry knowledge…
Mermaids in action at this year’s Lendy Cowes Week regatta
Cowes Week
#CowesWeek - Lendy Cowes Week organisers are seeking a new regatta director to replace the departed Phil Hagen. The job is a year-round, part-time post with responsibility to evolve the on-the-water side of the regatta, in order to build upon…
Green Marine’s composite manufacturing facility in Hythe
Marine Trade
#TradeNews - BBC News reports that Green Marine, the high performance yacht builder in the UK responsible for entries in the Volvo Ocean Race and America’s Cup, has gone into liquidation. Forty-six jobs have been lost with the end of…
RNLI lifeboats in Clifden, Co Galway
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - The RNLI is looking for “an experienced and dynamic leader” to run its 24-hour search and rescue on-call lifesaving service in Ireland and the Isle of Man. The lifesaving manager heads a team of area managers and dedicated…
Peter O'Leary and crew search for wind in a 1720. Scroll down the story for more photos
CH Marine Chandlery
Drifting conditions in Cork Harbour may have appeared beautiful to the onlooker but to the crews of the 52 boats competing in Royal Cork Yacht Club's CH Marine Autumn League it was very frustrating writes Bob Bateman. Outside Cork Harbour Race…
Howth Yacht Club's Aoife Hopkins leads the fleet around the Weather mark in race two of the Laser European Championships in Barcelona
Laser
19–year–old Aoife Hopkins from Howth Yacht Club started the her first day in gold fleet at the Laser European Championships in Barcelona with a mid-fleet result in race one followed by a 31st (discarded) in race two. Hopkins currently lies 20th…
Marine Notice: Cable Recovery Off South West Coast
News Update
#MarineNotice - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises that that a cable recovery operation is scheduled take place from next Monday 9 to Wednesday 25 October at locations off the South West…
One of just four RMS ships in the world, RMS St. Helena is to be withdrawn early in 2018. The passenger cargoship made a historic once off visit to London (as above) last year when moored alongside HMS Belfast. The RMS also notably made a maiden call to Dublin and Cork during the mid-1990's.
Ports & Shipping
#RMSstHelena - Operators of one of just four of the world's surviving Royal Mail Ships, St Helena Line has announced today, that it is to withdraw the passenger cargoship RMS St Helena from service in February 2018. The ship has…
The Irish Naval Service OPV, LE James Joyce on the first full of day arrival to the naval base headquarters on Haulbowline Island, Cork Harbour in 2015. The second OPV90 class newbuild is rafted alongside flagship L.E. Eithne at the oil berth.
Navy
#navy - Concerns have been played down by the Taoiseach as to the number of personnel quitting the Defence Forces has left the combined strength of the Army, Air Corps and Naval Service at a 50-year low. As The Irish…
The Kelly family’s J/109 Storm from Rush SC and HYC is the defending champion in this weekend’s J/109 Open Nationals in Dublin Bay.
National YC
With something like 25 seriously-campaigned J/109s around Ireland and throughout the Irish Sea, obviously you wouldn’t expect every boat to be heading for this weekend’s Irish Open Nationals in Dun Laoghaire. But by any standards a crack fleet of 15…
The Dublin Docker, Working Lives of Dublin’s Deep - Sea Port, an illustrated book which recalls the era when thousands of men unloaded and loaded the ships by hand on Dublin Docks
Book Review
Dublin Port Company today hosts the launch of The Dublin Docker, Working Lives of Dublin’s Deep - Sea Port, an illustrated book which recalls the era when thousands of men unloaded and loaded the ships by hand on Dublin Docks.…

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