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Rush Sailing Club Regatta 2022 is back next weekend
North Dublin's Rush Sailing Club Regatta 2022 will take place next weekend, 2/3 July after an unscheduled break over the last couple of years.  The club will no doubt use the annual occasion to celebrate its success last weekend at…
Chris Preston
The Royal Yachting Association has today (Monday 27 June) announced that the board has agreed a one-year extension to the tenure of Chris Preston, a passionate sailor with more than 50 years' experience of racing and cruising, as its chair.…
File image of Simon Coveney
Planned French military exercises near Irish waters have been halted, the Foreign Affairs Minister has confirmed. But as reports, Simon Coveney stopped short of declaring the drills cancelled outright or merely postponed, telling the Dáil today (Thursday 23 June)…
A Marine Leisure Guide has been launched by ABP’s Port of Southampton to assist leisure craft users stay safe on The Solent and Southampton Water.
As summer is underway along with leisure activities, ABP’s Port of Southampton has published its Marine Leisure Guide to help recreational users stay safe in and around The Solent and Southampton Water. As one of the UK’s busiest ports located…
File image of the cable-laying vessel CS Durable
SubCom has begun carrying out cable installation operations along the route of the IRIS Subsea Fibre Optic Cable System in Ireland’s Territorial Sea, Contiguous Zone and Exclusive Economic Zone areas. Following pre-lay shore end operations, as previously reported on,…
Ireland’s Ocean Economy 2019 report cover
The Marine Institute and the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) at NUI Galway are conducting a survey of marine and marine-related businesses as part of the regular reporting on Ireland’s Ocean Economy. Although the CSO and other State organisations provide…
AMS Retriever
Further to Marine Notice No 25 of 2022, Van Oord Ireland is due to commence installation of a 927m long pipeline as part of the Arklow Long Sea Outfall project. The installation works were set to commence today, Monday 20…
French naval vessel
Irish vessels and crew have been warned over safety risks associated with a French military exercise off the South West Coast next week. Marine Notice No 38 of 2022 from the Department of Transport gives details of the planned rocket-firing…
OSV Artabro
SubCom is carrying out pre-lay grapnel and route-clearance operations along the route of the IRIS Subsea Fibre Optic Cable System in the Ireland TS, CZ and EEZ off Galway and Mayo from this week. The operations are expected to be…
A multi-million euro plan for Cork City's docklands have been announced.
As the Irish Examiner reports, Cork City Council is set to spend millions buying the Port of Cork’s city-centre quays to help facilitate one of the largest docklands regeneration schemes in Europe.  The local authority and the commercial semi-State company…
A multi-million euro plan for Cork City's docklands have been announced which is to involve Cork City Council acquire around 1.5km of quayside from the Port of Cork along the city's north and south docks (as above) AFLOAT captured a short-sea trader Avalon berthed with the backdrop of the former Odlums building and R&H Hall silo building on Kennedy Quay.
Millions is to be spent by Cork City Council to buy the Port of Cork’s city-centre quays to help facilitate one of the largest docklands regeneration schemes in Europe. The local authority and the commercial semi-State company have reached an…
AMS Retriever
Van Oord Ireland is to commence operations on the Arklow Long Sea Outfall project in the coming week. The outfall will be approximately 1,000 metres in length and have a diameter of 630mm and will be laid in a pre-excavated…
The semi-submersible crane vessel Thialf
Continuing its Kinsale area decomissioning project, PSE Kinsale Energy Limited advises that its Kinsale Head platform removal campaign will commence later this month and is expected to run through to September. Works will be conducted by the semi-submersible, self-propelled crane…
Map of the NISA survey area
The North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore wind farm project is currently engaged in a benthic survey campaign off the coast of North Co Dublin, Meath and Louth. Similar to the survey conducted last autumn, the campaign involves the deployment…
File image of the North Beach at Greystones, Co Wicklow
RTÉ News reports that a woman has died after a number of swimmers got into difficulty off Greystones in Co Wicklow earlier today (Saturday 23 April). The deceased was one of three women in their 50s who were recovered from…
Kommandor Iona
Irish offshore renewables survey company Ondine is undertaking geophysical survey works as part of a scientific data-gathering exercise for the Voyage Offshore Array in the Celtic Sea, south of Co Wateford. The scope of this survey is the turbine array,…

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