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Afloat.ie: Christmas Day Swim Advice
Marine Warning
Irish Water Safety has issued a warning to cover activities over the holidays including Christmas Day swims. Christmas Charity Swims The Christmas season in Ireland is a time when thousands of people around the country traditionally run sponsored swims in…
Afloat.ie There is No Such Thing as Safe Ice
Marine Warning
Irish Water Safety is warning the public about the danger of drowning as the forecasted spell of severe weather and frosts may well create some frozen ice over canals, rivers and lakes. Children are especially at risk as they are…
Afloat.ie: 'He Would Still Be Here Today' - Podcast Targets Fishermen
Marine Warning
The latest video Podcast produced by the UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency features true life experiences from Jane Dolby from Essex, a widow who lost her husband to the sea, Tom Smith from Fife, a fisherman who survived his boat…
Afloat.ie: Turning Stormy Tonight
Marine Warning
Met Eireann issued a Weather Warning this afternoon at 4pm. It is to turn stormy tonight with winds gusting 100 to 130km/h, with highest values in Northern areas. A Southwest gale to storm force winds tonight on all Irish Coastal…
Afloat.ie: Flood Warning Issued
Marine Warning
The Chief Executive of Irish Water Safety, John Leech, has today warned about the increased risk to the public in our current flood conditions. Flood conditions expose the public to hazards they need to be aware of. Fast moving water…
Afloat.ie: High Rainfall Poses Risk to Boaters
Marine Warning
Waterways Ireland has issued a reminder to skippers that following periods of prolonged rainfall that high flow rates, increased current speeds and water turbulence especially in the vicinity of bridges, weirs, locks, flood gates and other infrastructure will be hazardous…
Water Safety Body Warns on Weather
Marine Warning
With gales, changeable and inclement weather expected over the weekend, Irish Water Safety is reminding boaters of the importance of taking a good weather forecast and to factor this in to their plans accordingly. In addition we wish to remind…

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