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The Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 118 was involved in yesterday’s operation off Malin Head
#Donegal - A man in his 60s and a teenage boy have died after the fishing boat they were on capsized off Malin Head in Donegal yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 17 July). As Independent.ie reports, it’s believed the vessel got into…
Mary and George Coombes aboard their new Lagoon 450S Realta Bheag
When does life really start? asks W M Nixon. Maybe it’s when the kids have grown up and left home, and you’ve the resources to buy the dream second home for the perfect holidays of your retirement. Of course, 95%…
The Prestige 460 has an L-shaped cockpit, which allows for maximum use of space
Leading Irish yacht broker MGM Boats have arrived at Cork Week's festival of sailing with one of their new Prestige 460 Flybridge motor cruisers for demos and display purposes. The boat, that is based a the Royal Cork Marina in Crosshaven is fitted…
Hubo, sailing downwind during the North Sea Series
UK Sails Ireland has put sails on two very competitive entries for the inaugural IRC/ORC worlds, commencing in the Hague in Holland this weekend. The boats are Rob McConnell's A35 'Fools Gold' from Dunmore East, with a full Irish crew…
CH Marine’s Guide To Buying A Lifejacket For Your Child
#WaterSafety - Finding a lifejacket for your child isn’t hard — but it is vital to choose the right jacket with the right features, as CH Marine’s new handy buying guide explains. Lifejackets are now designed even for infants as…
Howard Pridding has taken up the role of interim Director of External Affairs at the RYA
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has announced the appointment of Howard Pridding in the role of interim Director of External Affairs. No stranger to recreational boating, Pridding previously worked in a variety of roles at British Marine for over 27…
Graham Curran of UK Sailmakers trims a (red) J109 spinnaker at the Royal St. George Yacht Club Regatta made by the Cork Harbour firm
With the advent of high–tech construction, most upwind sails are now being manufactured in specialist facilities in the likes of Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and South Africa. However, some sails are still being made in Ireland in a few lofts.…
Daniel Norton of SEMRU, Ministers of State Damien English and Sean Kyne, and Marine Institute CEO Dr Peter Heffernan at the launch of SEMRU’s latest bi-annual report
#OurOceanWealth - New research from NUI Galway’s Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) focuses on the ecosystem service benefits that society receives from Ireland’s marine environment. The latest bi-annual report — Valuing Ireland’s Marine Ecosystem Services — was launched at the…
The Jeanneau ‘Bellino’ finished second in Class two, third in the two handed division and eighth overall, an impressive two-handed sailing feat
Irish Jeanneau agent MGM Boats have been quick off the mark to congratulate the Jeanneaus that completed the Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race this week. The firm's Ross O'Leary says 'Jeanneau was one of the best-represented brands in the race with…
Short races at the North Sails training camp in Newport, Rhode Island
After a week of intense training with Japanese teams in Newport, Rhode Island, culminating with the New York Yacht Club One Design Regatta, a lot was learned about light air tuning and trimming. Local skipper and North Sails pro Tim…
Flyboarders in action at Galway Docks during SeaFest
#OnTV - RTÉ One’s Nationwide will devote this Wednesday’s episode to this year’s SeaFest, Ireland’s national maritime festival, which welcomed over 100,000 visitors to Galway over the weekend. Presenter Mary Kennedy spent a couple of days in Galway Harbour, talking…
 Volunteers from Stena Line, third engineer Johnny Joensuu and Maria Ekstrand who will work on board hospital ship Africa Mercy
#HospitalShip - After a year of preparation, the first volunteers from Stena Line are on board Mercy Ships’ hospital ship Africa Mercy. In addition to fundraising and raising awareness for the humanitarian NGO, Stena Line aims to contribute to the…
Lesley Robinson has been appointed as British Marine CEO
British Marine has announced that Ms Lesley Robinson has been appointed as CEO and will take up the position on 16 July 2018. Lesley is a high calibre, proven, Chief Executive with both UK and international experience in numerous public,…
Port Of Galway Recruiting New CEO
#Jobs - The Port of Galway is recruiting a new chief executive officer for a seven-year fixed term to oversee the port’s ambitious expansion and development plans. Operating under the direction of the board, the CEO will be responsible for…
PwC partner Declan McDonald, oceanographer and climate change expert Kathryn Sullivan; Marine Minister Michael Creed and Marine Institute chief executive Dr Peter Heffernan pictured ahead of this year’s Our Ocean Wealth Summit, which opened in Galway yesterday
#OurOceanWeath - Employment growth of more than 16% in the marine sector was among the encouraging statistics cited by Marine Minister Michael Creed in his address to the Our Ocean Wealth Summit, which opened at Galway Docks yesterday (Thursday 28…
MV Lifeline, which is carrying 234 rescued migrants
#NewsUpdate - Tánaiste Simon Coveney hopes Ireland's decision to take 25 migrants from a stranded rescue ship will encourage other EU countries to do the same. As The Irish Examiner reports, MV Lifeline, which is carrying 234 rescued migrants, has…

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