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Patria Seaways, which as Stena Traveller inaugurated Stena Line’s Dublin-Holyhead route in 1995, currently serves DFDS on the Strait of Gibraltar, having acquired operator FRS on the busy Spain-Morocco market in the western Mediterranean, where Stena Line acquired shares with rival Africa Morocco Line (AML), marking also a first presence in this market. AFLOAT.ie awaits a response from Stena as to the future of Stena Europe, which recently left Rosslare-Fishguard, so could it return to the ‘Strait’ like last year, when chartered with another operator, but by joining AML?
Stena Line’s recent announcement of acquiring shares in Africa Morocco Link (AML) follows another Scandinavian ferry rival, DFDS, which in January completed the process in its acquisition of a Strait of Gibraltar operator, writes Jehan Ashmore. It was in September…
Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis
Greece says it plans to become the first EU state to ban bottom trawling in all of its marine protected areas (MPAs) by 2030. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made the announcement this week at the “Our Ocean” conference in…
European Fisheries Control Agency executive director Susan Steele
Three European agencies have initiated the first Coast Guard “capacity building” and training exchange at European level. The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA), the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) are working…
The remnants of the two rowing boats involved in the Corrib rowing training that went wrong
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has said that a training session which went wrong on the river Corrib and resulted in the loss of two competitive rowing craft “posed a threat of death or serious injury” to those involved.…
Alinghi Red Bull Racing’s BoatOne: teamwork makes it real. The team officially presented its race yacht, BoatOne, with a christening ceremony at dockside that featured a human tower from local Castellers. The milestone marks a significant shift to the final competition phase of the campaign with the official opening of the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup a little more than four months away
Alinghi Red Bull Racing Base has officially presented its race yacht, BoatOne, in a grand ceremony that featured a human tower constructed by the traditional Castellers. The milestone marks a significant shift to the final competition phase of the campaign…
2023's Irish Sailor of the Year Eve McMahon of Howth Yacht Club had the best result of the Irish Olympic sailing team at the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma earlier in April, finishing 14th overall out of 114 boats after 5th place on her final day of racing. She races again next week at French Olympic Week in Hyeres
Next week, a full Irish Sailing squad will race in all three Paris 2024 qualified disciplines at the French Olympic Week on the Cote D'Azur. The event will feature 824 sailors on 660 boats from 90 nations competing in ten…
Bob Espey was the first-ever Northern Irish championship Waszp winner at Ballyholme Yacht Club
Despite the Yellow Weather warning for County Down last weekend, six Waszp dinghies did turn up at Ballyholme Yacht Club for the first ever Northern Irish championships section of the Four Nations Cup. But with little respite from the North…
File image of a container cargo ship
The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) of the Marine Institute and Innovate UK hosted a networking reception in Dublin on Monday (15 April) to advance their joint plans to create green shipping corridors between Ireland and the UK. The event…
Jake McCarthy (Skibbereen RC) will row for Ireland in the Lightweight Men’s Single at the 2024 European Championships in Szeged, Hungary
Rowing Ireland has announced the athletes that will represent Ireland at the European Championships. Racing will take place from the 25th April – 28th April in Szeged, Hungary. The Szeged National Canoeing and Rowing Olympic Centre has an eight-lane rowing…
The research vessel Fugro Helmert
The Department of Transport has been advised by Dublin Array that they will be conducting geophysical, geotechnical and environmental surveys for the Dublin Array offshore wind farm project. Site investigation operations for the wind farm and the Expert Corridor Route…