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“We are celebrating here afloat on the Antarctic floe not knowing what way we will drift next or be frozen in for another winter... Breakfast a seal steak and cup of tea...dinner a pancake made of flour water fried in…
Revenue Guidance For Compliance With Green Diesel Ban For Pleasure Craft To Come Before New Year
The Revenue Commissioners will prepare guidance material for their website and update relevant tax and duty manuals in advance of the upcoming ban on the use of green diesel for private pleasure craft, it is understood. That’s according to the…
Revenue ‘Yet To Reveal Changes For Oil Suppliers’ Ahead Of Upcoming Green Diesel Ban
With only seven weeks until the ban on the use of green diesel for private pleasure craft comes into force, the Revenue Commissioners have yet to formally declare to oil suppliers what changes are required under the new legislation, according…
Stormy conditions at Castle Point near Kilkee in January 2014
BreakingNews.ie reports that a sea angler has died in an incident on the Co Clare coast yesterday afternoon (Saturday 26 October). The man, believed to be a Polish national in his 40s, had been fishing with another man at Castle…
Fine Gael MEP Maria Walsh
Fine Gael MEP Maria Walsh has defended her decision to vote against a resolution in the European Parliament to enhance rescue missions for migrants in the Mediterranean. The vote in Strasbourg yesterday (Thursday 24 October) lost by two. Every Fine…
Finance Bill Confirms Mineral Oil Tax Ban On Green Diesel For Private Pleasure Craft From January
As professional services giant PwC highlights in its Budget insights summary, the Finance Bill published last Thursday introduces measures to bring Ireland in line with EU law with respect to the use of marked gas oil for private pleasure navigation.…
Olaf Harken, Co-founder Of Marine Hardware Brand, Dies At 80
Olaf Harken, who co-founded namesake sailing hardware specialist brand Harken with his brother Peter more than 50 years ago, has died at the age of 80. Originally sailboat builders under the Vanguard name, Olaf and Peter Harken started what became…
Kodie Healy went missing on a lobster potting trip last Wednesday 9 October
Yesterday evening (Sunday 13 October) divers recovered a body in the search for fisherman Kodie Healy who went missing last week off West Cork, as BreakingNews.ie reports. A major search operation was launched last Wednesday evening when the 24-year-old failed…
Marine Notice: Geohazard Investigation In Irish Sea
A geohazard investigation to provide support for ongoing research at the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG) will be undertaken in the Irish Sea from Thursday 24 October until Wednesday 6 November, weather dependent. The locations of these…
Boats were wrecked yesterday during northerly gales in Bray Harbour in County Wicklow
The northerly gales that brought damage to east coast harbours yesterday including Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay, also caused damage in County Wicklow at Bray Harbour. According to local reports, up to eight boats were wrecked in the high seas…
To mark the 75th anniversary, Ambassador Crawford (pictured with cap) unveiled a monument to the fallen airmen in Clifden
An epic rescue of five north American naval crew who survived 33 hours in a liferaft has been marked on the 75th anniversary of the incident in north Connemara writes Lorna Siggins. Five of their fellow crew died when a…
A crewman at the mast of the Howth Yacht Club J109 'Outrajeous' prepares to 'ping the line' on an onboard computer at a start of Volvo Dun Laoghaire Dun Laoghaire Regatta. Should Race Officers provide time for competing boats to do this between races?
Afloat correspondent Mark Mansfield who provided some sailor-focused thoughts for Race Officers on race management in his recent article here has had one of his tips rebutted by the editor of American website, Scuttlebutt. Scuttlebutt's Craig Leweck who picked up the…
Anthony O'Leary's Ireland team (left) seeks the lead at the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup in Irish designed IC37s
Ireland is on the International yacht racing stage this week thanks to triumphs on the water and off at last Saturday's Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. As Afloat reported previously, the Crosshaven, County Cork team led by Anthony…
The 90m superyacht Nero listing in dry dock at Amico & Co in Genoa
Four people were reportedly injured when a superyacht owned by Irish media mogul Denis O’Brien listed while being relaunched from a dry dock in Italy. According to Boat International, the 90-metre Nero was in the process of being moved out…
Annalise Murphy with her Olympic silver medal at Rio 2016
Sailing and rowing are among the beneficiaries of Sport Ireland’s €3 million investment in women in sport announced yesterday (Thursday 6 September). Rowing Ireland will receive €100,000 over two years, while Irish Sailing and Canoeing Ireland will get a total…
Banners erected on the Port of Cork sign by environmental group Extinction Rebellion
Campaigners for the environment, Extinction Rebellion have targeted the Port of Cork in their latest protest. According to EchoLive.ie, signs emblazoned with slogans such as "Port of CO2" and "Business as Usual??" were attached to the Port of Cork sign…

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