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ISydney Harbour Opera House (built 1958-1973) and Sydney Harbour Bridge (1922-1932). It's perfectly possible that neither of these very special structures would have been given prior approval by a rigorous Feasibility Study
A secretive organisation known as SFA (the Studying Feasibility Alliance) is working behind the scenes to encourage the establishment of a professional body for one of the fastest-growing business sectors in the marine and other spheres in Ireland, the lucrative…
The RV Celtic Voyager will be used on the upcoming MOVE 2 survey
The Department of Transport has been advised that the MOVE 2 Survey of the mobility of sediment waves and sand banks will be carried out from this Friday 26 to next Tuesday 30 March in the Irish Sea between Wicklow…
Stena Spey, a mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU), will first be deployed in the Southwest Kinsale Gasfield
PSE Kinsale Energy advises that it is engaging in works to decommission subsea wells at the Southwest Kinsale, Seven Heads and Ballycotton gasfields from this week for the next eight months. Weather depending, advance works were set to begin between…
Irish Virtual Launch Event for Horizon Europe This Thursday
Running from 2021-2027, Horizon Europe will be the most ambitious research and innovation programme in the world with a budget of €95 billion. Building on the achievements of Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe offers a broad range of opportunities for Irish…
Marine Notice: Hydrographic & Geographic Surveys in Celtic Sea & Atlantic Ocean
The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport advises that INFOMAR will undertake a hydrographic and geographic survey operation in the Celtic Sea and Atlantic Ocean for six months from this April. The massive operation will involve research vessels…
Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O'Brien, TD, and Minister of State with responsibility for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, TD, invite submissions,observations and comments on the final report of the Marine Protected Area (MPA) Advisory…
Low Water in High Summer at Glandore Pier. This calm scene belies the fact that, in an Autumn southeast gale with spring tides, the boats above high water at the top of the slip are at serious risk
Don Street of Glandore and the Caribbean celebrated his 90th Birthday in distance-compliant-style with the Glandore Dragons in July 2020. And as he has had his writings about sailing published regularly - both in books and magazines - since 1964,…
the moment a £65m superyacht crashes into dock . . . twice
A £65m superyacht crashed into a luxury Caribbean yacht club’s pier, causing ‘very significant’ damage, after reportedly suffering a computer malfunction. The 235ft-long vessel is said to be owned by Capri Sun juice tycoon Hans Peter Wild, but it is…
Rescuers from his cargo ship the Silver Intuition found chief engineer Vidam Perevertilov clinging to the fishing buoy
A man survived 14 hours in the Pacific by clinging to a fishing buoy after he fell overboard from a cargo ship. Marine Industry News rounds up the stories on Vidam Perevertilov, the chief engineer on board the Silver Supporter…
Opposition calls to introduce mandatory hotel quarantine for all arrivals into the country’s ports and airports. Above close up of the main terminal (No.1) building in Dublin Port.
Political parties from the opposition have called for the introduction of mandatory hotel quarantine for all arrivals into the country’s (ferry)ports and airports. Mandatory hotel quarantine legislation, which would see passengers from 20 countries stay in facilities for two weeks…
Pelagic 77 Vinson of Antarctica launched at KM Yachtbuilders
The latest Tony Castro design has hit the water in Holland, a new 77-foot expedition yacht that will voyage to the Antarctic under round-the-world skipper Skip Novak. The designer of the Clipper 23m racing fleet, the SB20 sportsboat but probably…
Brendan Sharvin – kindness combined with lightning wit
The death of Brendan Sharvin of Strangford village at the age of 95 has taken from among us a remarkable man who was a leading figure in the development of sailing and boating in the southern part of Strangford Lough,…
Phocea Ex-Club Med, the legendary 75m racing yacht built for Alain Colas and the 1976 Single-handed Trans-Atlantic Race burns in Langkawi Harbour
The 75.13-metre sailing yacht known as Enigma and Phocea caught fire yesterday off an island near Langkawi, Malaysia as Superyacht Times reports. While at anchor less than one nautical mile northeast of Pulau Singa Kecil (Lion Island), the 530 GT…
A still from aerial footage of the oil leak at the wreck of the Belfast-built MV Schiedyk at Bligh Island, British Columbia
An operation to clean up an oil leak from a shipwreck in Canadian waters has consulted archives in Northern Ireland where the vessel was built in the late 1940s. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, the MV Schiedyk sank in January…
The remnants of the 1815 figurehead, and (right) HMS Victory has it looks today
Scientists have discovered that a replica of the figurehead from the warship Admiral Nelson commanded in the Battle of Trafalgar dates from just years after the event. Unfortunately, the 10-foot-tall sculpture was cut up by chainsaw into six pieces more…
AFLOAT exclusively reveals the ship's name of the Marine Institute's new research vessel is to be the RV Tom Crean, in honour of the Irishman's considerable seafaring and polar expedition achievements in Antractica of more than a century ago.
A Norwegian naval architect consultancy that has designed the Marine Institute's new research vessel, reveals is to be named RV Tom Crean after the Irish seaman and polar explorer in Antarctica, writes Jehan Ashmore. The name chosen for the…

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