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New Board Chairperson of the Loughs Agency, Heather Mackey
The Loughs Agency has welcomed the announcement of its new Board Chairperson, Heather Mackey, who is also the first female appointee in the role. The appointment was officially announced at a meeting of the North South Ministerial Council (NSMC) held…
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The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport gives advance notice of the discontinuation of the Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) service around the coast of the island of Ireland from 31 March 2022. DGPS has been provided as…
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The Department of Transport advises that an analogue survey consisting of multibeam, side-scan sonar and magnetometer will be carried out off the South Coast of Ireland by the Marine Institute on behalf of Providence Resources from Saturday 23 to Sunday…
Isle of Man where a campaign group opposed to a proposed £100 million marina in Ramsey (north-east coast) says recently submitted revised plans for the scheme have not allayed their concerns.
On the Isle of Man, a campaign group opposed to a proposed £100 million marina in Ramsey says recently submitted revised plans for the scheme have not allayed their concerns. The new plans by Ramsey Marina Ltd see the original…
Map of the NISA survey area
A benthic survey campaign is being undertaken off the coast of north Co Dublin, Co Meath and Co Louth for the North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore wind farm. Scheduled to begin yesterday, Wednesday 29 September and continue to next…
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Vermilion Exploration & Production Ireland Limited will begin a maintenance campaign at the Corrib Gas Field subsea infrastructure from tomorrow, Friday 1 October. The maintenance works at the Corrib gas field will take place at Latitude 54° 20’ 20.413” N,…
COP26 on Clydeside: Police divers in Scotland search the River Clyde as part of the security operation in advance to the Cop26 climate change conference to be held in Glasgow during November.
Police divers in Scotland are searching the River Clyde as part of the security operation in the run up to the Cop26 climate change conference in Glasgow. As The Herald reports, specialist officers, who can search in confined spaces as…
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Alpha Marine will be undertaking a reconnaissance survey in the Irish Sea off the Wicklow coast to provide background information informing future site investigation works for phase two of the Arklow Bank Wind Park. The works, which will include magnetometer…
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An upcoming webinar hosted by the Marine Ireland Industry Network aims to highlight ‘Ireland’s Blue Edge in Innovation’. The showcase of Irish marine clusters and technology companies will be hosted on the GoToWebinar platform on Thursday 30 September from 11am…
Racing in the second leg of The Ocean Race Europe from Cascais in Portugal to Alicante in Spain
An overwhelming number of people working in the sailing and boat building industry say they want the field to become more sustainable. And nine out of 10 respondents to the survey by The Ocean Race feel that not enough is…
The construction support vessel North Sea Giant
Kinsale Energy will undertake vessel-based subsea ROV/removal operations in the Kinsale Head and Seven Heads Gas Fields from later this month. The works are part of its decommissioning campaign on subsea infrastructure across the two gas fields, and are due…
File image of the cable installation vessel CS Recorder
Installation of the Havhingsten fibre optic telecommunication cable system is planned from Monday 23 August until Thursday 23 September in the Irish Sea outside of the Irish 12-nautical-mile zone. Works within 12 nautical miles of Ireland’s mainland are planned from…
A UK Royal Navy mine countermeasures naval vessel, HMS Ramsey named after the Isle of Man harbour of Ramsey, is seen above last week in Rosyth Dockayard, Scotland having been decommissioned.
A naval minehunter with close Manx ties has been given a final farewell by the UK's Royal Navy. HMS Ramsey (see: Manx Shipping Scene), along with HMS Blyth, was officially decommissioned during a formal service at Rosyth Dockyard in Scotland…
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Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan today (Monday 9 August) participated in the first signature event of India’s UN Security Council presidency and has welcomed the agreement by the Council of a Presidential Statement on maritime security to mark the occasion.…
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Following the Marine Notice two months ago on the deployment of wave buoys and a floating lidar buoy at the Dublin Array offshore wind farm, a new notice has been issued regarding the lidar buoy’s move to a fixed position.…
Olympic gold medalists Fintan McCarthy, left, and Paul O'Donovan. Their club, Skibbereen Rowing Club, has benefited for a FLAG grant towards a new safety boat
The home of this week's Olympic Gold medallist scullers, Skibbereen Rowing Club in West Cork, is one of 62 coastal community groups that has received funding today by Fisheries Local Action Groups under the Department’s EMFF Programme. Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue T.D…

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