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Tommy Furey of INFOMAR shows the Kenyan delegation around the Marine Institute during their visit in February 2016
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#BlueGrowth - Ireland and Kenya have signed a Memorandum of Understanding towards co-operation of both country’s marine sectors. The agreement was signed as part of the visit of the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, to Kenya and…
Marine Institute headquarters in Oranmore, Co Galway will host the Horizon 2020 information session on Tuesday 12 December
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#Horizon2020 - The Irish Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan, in association with the recently launched Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020, will host an information session at the Marine Institute in Oranmore, Co Galway on Tuesday 12 December.…
The new Code of Practice was developed following a review of a 2008 edition within the Irish Maritime Administration and two consultations with key stakeholders.
News Update
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD, has today launched a new Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft. The Code of Practice is a valuable source of information, advice and best practice operational guidance…
The 32–footer came ashore in the high seas of Storm Ophelia
News Update
Attempts to recover a 32–foot that went aground in Schul, West Cork during Storm Ophelia get underway this morning.   A recovery team is expected to slide the yacht down the rocks and back into the water using inflated rubber bags.
Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba were picked up by the US Navy last Wednesday many thousands of miles off their purported course
Offshore
#Offshore - Doubts have been cast over the predicament of two female sailors rescued in the Pacific last week after investigators called into question some parts of their story. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba were…
Marine Institute headquarters in Oranmore, Co Galway
News Update
#MarineInstitute - Applications close at 3pm today (Monday 30 October) for new appointments to the board of the Marine Institute. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine invites applications from qualified candidates for four vacancies on the board. Candidates must…
The Harbour Innovation Campus will open at St Michael's Pier in July 2018
Dublin Bay
#DLHarbour - Reservations are now being taken for co-working spaces on Dun Laoghaire’s waterfront at what’s being touted as ‘Ireland’s largest innovation campus’. As many as 1,000 workers will benefit from the facilities at the Harbour Innovation Campus at St…
One of the two dogs rescued along with their owners from a small sailing yacht that had been adrift for months in the western Pacific
Offshore
#Offshore - Two women have been rescued in the Pacific Ocean after a dream voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti turned into a months-long nightmare, as RTÉ News reports. Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba set out five months ago on their…
Killaloe Sailing Club To Seek Planning Permission For New Clubhouse
News Update
Killaloe Sailing Club in Co Clare is applying for planning permission for a new clubhouse on the shores of Lough Derg. The site notice for the proposed development at Carrownakilly seeks permission to replace the existing storage shed and portacabin…
Red alert – Despite warnings telling people to stay inside and avoid going near the sea, there have been numerous reports of people not paying any heed to this safety advice.
News Update
Is it good enough that surfers, sailboarders, swimmers and yachtsmen put to sea, quite literally in the eye of a hurricane?  The overwhelming response online seems to be a resounding 'No'. There are now calls for legislation to penalise people…
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…
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…
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 UK's Royal Navy's newest 'City' class / Type 26 frigate which has been described as a Global Combat Ship will be called HMS Belfast. The original HMS Belfast a battle cruiser that took part in the Normandy beaches in 1944 has since for many years served as a visitor attraction on the Thames, London.
Belfast Lough
#NewHMSbelfast - One of the newest warships for the Royal Navy is to be called HMS Belfast writes The Irish News.  Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon made the announcement as his visited Harland and Wolff shipyard in the city, where…

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