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Alpha Marine will be undertaking a reconnaissance survey in the Irish Sea off the Wicklow coast to provide background information informing future site investigation works for phase two of the Arklow Bank Wind Park. The works, which will include magnetometer…
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An upcoming webinar hosted by the Marine Ireland Industry Network aims to highlight ‘Ireland’s Blue Edge in Innovation’. The showcase of Irish marine clusters and technology companies will be hosted on the GoToWebinar platform on Thursday 30 September from 11am…
Racing in the second leg of The Ocean Race Europe from Cascais in Portugal to Alicante in Spain
An overwhelming number of people working in the sailing and boat building industry say they want the field to become more sustainable. And nine out of 10 respondents to the survey by The Ocean Race feel that not enough is…
The construction support vessel North Sea Giant
Kinsale Energy will undertake vessel-based subsea ROV/removal operations in the Kinsale Head and Seven Heads Gas Fields from later this month. The works are part of its decommissioning campaign on subsea infrastructure across the two gas fields, and are due…
File image of the cable installation vessel CS Recorder
Installation of the Havhingsten fibre optic telecommunication cable system is planned from Monday 23 August until Thursday 23 September in the Irish Sea outside of the Irish 12-nautical-mile zone. Works within 12 nautical miles of Ireland’s mainland are planned from…
A UK Royal Navy mine countermeasures naval vessel, HMS Ramsey named after the Isle of Man harbour of Ramsey, is seen above last week in Rosyth Dockayard, Scotland having been decommissioned.
A naval minehunter with close Manx ties has been given a final farewell by the UK's Royal Navy. HMS Ramsey (see: Manx Shipping Scene), along with HMS Blyth, was officially decommissioned during a formal service at Rosyth Dockyard in Scotland…
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Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan today (Monday 9 August) participated in the first signature event of India’s UN Security Council presidency and has welcomed the agreement by the Council of a Presidential Statement on maritime security to mark the occasion.…
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Following the Marine Notice two months ago on the deployment of wave buoys and a floating lidar buoy at the Dublin Array offshore wind farm, a new notice has been issued regarding the lidar buoy’s move to a fixed position.…
Olympic gold medalists Fintan McCarthy, left, and Paul O'Donovan. Their club, Skibbereen Rowing Club, has benefited for a FLAG grant towards a new safety boat
The home of this week's Olympic Gold medallist scullers, Skibbereen Rowing Club in West Cork, is one of 62 coastal community groups that has received funding today by Fisheries Local Action Groups under the Department’s EMFF Programme. Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue T.D…
File image of Dollymount Strand on Bull Island in north Dublin
The number of drowning tragedies around Ireland this week has risen to six after the deaths of a man in his 60s and a teenage boy. As reports, the man was recovered unconscious from the water at Dollymount Strand…
File image of Lough Gowna in Co Cavan
Four people have drowned in separate tragedies around the island of Ireland yesterday, Wednesday 21 July, as the Irish Independent reports. In Co Cavan, a woman in her late 20s died after entering the water at Loch Gowna to rescue…
A statue of Admiral William Brown at the museum in Foxford Co. Mayo
It has been expressed with regret the closure in Foxford, Co. Mayo of the Admiral Brown Memorial Museum.  As the Connacht Telegraph writes, the closure is due to lack of funding and which has been met with dismay both locally and in…
Stena Spey mobile offshore drilling unit
The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport advices of a forthcoming rig move as part of Kinsale Energy’s subsea wells abandonment campaign running until the end of this year. As previously reported on, the mobile offshore drilling…
Sarah Treseder
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has announced that its chief executive Sarah Treseder will be leaving her role to become the next CEO at the UK Chamber of Shipping, replacing Bob Sanguinetti. Commenting on her appointment, Treseder said: “I have…
Schull Harbour Sailing Club Commodore Sean Norris
A 12-mile "gentle reintroduction" started the racing season at Schull Harbour Sailing Club in West Cork. The 'Saturday Morning Taste of Sailing' sessions were restarted, with thirteen junior sailors in five boats bringing youngsters onto the water for club training.…
Stena Spey mobile offshore drilling unit
The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport advises that Kinsale Energy’s well decommissioning operations at the Kinsale and Seven Heads gas fields will continue in June and July. The Stena Spey mobile offshore drilling unit (callsign GCWP) is…

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