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#MarineNotice - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises that a panel of radio surveyors is being established for a period of three years from this October. This panel will carry out statutory…
Marine Notice: Air-To-Ground Shoot At Gormanstown Air Defence Range
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#MarineNotice - The Defence Forces advise that they will conduct an Air Firing (Air to Ground) Shoot at Gormanston Ranges from Monday 28 August to Saturday 9 September, excluding Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September, between 9am and 5.30pm each…
Clontarf Prepares To Sail Against Suicide
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#CB&YC - Sail Against Suicide will take place for the second year running on Saturday 9 September hosted by the Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club. The event was started last year by local youth sailor Jessica Clohisey, inspired by her…
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Today's Fastnet race turns into a victory lap for the new Calves Week champ. A forecast of fresher winds has required some contingency planning for what is now Calves Week’s big finale, but after a dominant display that matched her D2D victory…
Fishing trawlers at Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre
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#MarineNotice - Piling and pontoon installation works were set to commence yesterday (Tuesday 8 August) at Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre in Co Donegal. The works, scheduled to be completed by Monday 16 October are being carried out by an 18m…
Railroad Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal near Boston
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RTÉ News reports that an investigation has begun into the death of an Irish boy in a boating incident in the United States last week. Harry O’Connor, 8, died on Saturday (29 July) three days after he was involved in…
Marine Notice: Offshore Rock Placement In Corrib Gas Field
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#MarineNotice - Shell E&P Ireland advises that it will commence rock placement works between two wells in the Corrib Gas Field before the end of this month. These works, which are expected to be completed by the middle of August,…
Spindrift encountered strong winds off Lands End and abandoned her Round Ireland Speed Record Bid
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The giant trimaran Spindrift 2 that was en route to Dun Laoghaire to start a Round Ireland Record attempt has had to scrub the bid due to strong winds off Lands End. Afloat.ie reported earlier the trimaran was due to…
Spindrift 2 can reach speeds of nearly 50–knots
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The massive French trimaran Maxi Spindrift 2 is en route to Dun Laoghaire from France to attempt to beat Phaedo's Round Ireland Speed Sailing Record set in a time of 36 hours and 52 minutes in August last year. The…
Tributes To Teen Who Drowned In Shannon Marina Incident
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#Shannon - Tributes have been paid to a Longford teen who drowned at a marina on the River Shannon yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 18 July), as RTÉ News reports. Damola Adetosoye, 17, was among a group of 20 teenagers who were…
The Fugro Venturer is the newest of the geo-intelligence services company’s purpose-designed survey vessels
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#MarineNotice - Nexen Petroleum Ltd advises that it will conduct a 2D seismic survey in the Southern Porcupine Basin off the South West Coast of Ireland this week. The survey will commence on Wednesday 12 July and will last approximately…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
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#DLHarbour - Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company’s chief executive is seeking over €350,000 in backdated bonuses from the company, as Jack Horgan-Jones writes in yesterday’s Sunday Business Post. Gerry Dunne lodged High Court proceedings against his employer in September last year,…
The seismic vessel Polar Marquis will be working off the south west coast for the next three months
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#MarineNotice - Mullock & Sons (Shipbrokers) Ltd advises that a seismic survey is being conducted some 210 nautical miles west-southwest of Bull Rock Lighthouse off West Cork. Operations are scheduled to begin tomorrow (Tuesday 11 July) with provision to start…
The drill ship Stena Icemax will be working in the Southern Porcupine Basin for the next two months
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#MarineNotice - Providence Resources advises it intends to drill an exploration well in the Southern Porcupine Basin. Operations were scheduled to begin today (Monday 3 July) to drill the well at a depth of 2,250 metres some 220km off the…
Marine Institute CEO Dr Peter Heffernan with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Hildegarde Naughton TD out and about at SeaFest on Saturday 1 July
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#BlueEconomy - The ‘blue economy’ is outperforming Ireland’s general economy, according to Galway’s Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit. Figures from the fourth SEMRU report released for the Our Ocean Wealth Summit on Friday (30 June) show that the direct economic value…
On the Friday opening of Dublin Riverfest held earlier this month is seen the purpose-built spectator stand that is a novel feature for an Irish maritime festival. The stand was especially erected to overlook the tallships (including Shtandard also above), the flyboarding antics of Jet Man and those ThunderCats!
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#SpectatorStand - Looking back on the fifth Dublin Port Riverfest held over the June bank holiday the Liffey event attracted record crowds thronging the North Wall Quay, writes Jehan Ashmore. On the Saturday alone a record 41,500 visitors attended out…

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