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One last sighting of the humpback whale freed from ropes by Penlee RNLI on Easter Sunday evening
A humpback whale caught in fishing ropes off the coast of Cornwall in south-west England has been saved thanks to the efforts of local rescuers. According to Marine Industry News, the whale known locally as “Ivy” became entangled in Mounts…
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Join the IMDO, Marine Institute, the UK’s Department for Transport and Innovate UK to look at exciting opportunities at an upcoming briefing event as they delve into initiatives shaping international green shipping corridors. The event will be examining the opportunities…
Dive Ireland Expo 2024
The annual Dive Ireland Expo is running this weekend at the Sport Ireland Campus near Blanchardstown in West Dublin. Organisers at Viking Sub Aqua Club promise “the biggest dive show ever”, with SCUBA diving featured along with snorkelling, free diving…
Tánaiste, Foreign & Defence Minister, Micheál Martin, has officially announced the names for two Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPV) LÉ Aoibhinn and LÉ Gobnait at the Naval Service Base at Haulbowline, Cork Harbour. They are to carry out fishery duties, etc on the Irish Sea, east and south-east. AFLOAT adds the long standing practice for naming Naval Service vessels has been of female mythological and historical personages, but the Tánaiste reverted to the use of traditional Irish names for the IPV’s, following a departure from this practice, when the Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) P60 class were named after notable Irish male literary figures, starting with lead ship, LÉ Samuel Beckett.
The Tánaiste Micheál Martin and Minister for Defence yesterday officially announced the names of the two newest additions to the Naval Service fleet, which had been purchased from the New Zealand Government. The Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPV) named the LÉ…
An ILCA 6 race start on the only day of racing at the 2024 Irish Sailing Youth National Championships at the Royal Cork Yacht Club
Not many were surprised when the Irish Sailing Youth National Championships, which have been taking place at the Royal Cork Yacht Club since Thursday, concluded early due to the landing of Storm Kathleen and a deteriorating forecast for the following…
Members and guests of Cockle Island Boat Club at a Civic reception in Bangor City Hall marking their 50th anniversary
The Eagle Wing emigrant ship is reputed to have sailed from Groomsport on the south. shore of Belfast Lough in 1636 with 140 passengers and was the first attempt by Ulster-Scots folks to emigrate to America. At 140 tons, it…
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Racing at Bangor Regatta in June promises to be keener than ever with the appearance in the Coastal IRC and YTC class of not one but two Swans. The Swan 40 Sloop John T is better known outside Northern Ireland…
Inis Oírr pier on Friday evening as Storm Kathleen makes her presence felt off the Galway coast
As Storm Kathleen is forecast to sweep up the Atlantic seaboard, Aran Ferries has cancelled a number of sailings to the Aran islands this weekend. The company which runs its ferry service from Ros-a-Mhíl, Co Galway, says there will be…
Micky Beckett won ILCA 7 gold with a day to spare, on day five of the World Cup Series at the 53 Trofeo Princesa Sofía Mallorca
Great Britain’s Micky Beckett has won ILCA 7 gold with a day to spare, on day five of the World Cup Series at the 53 Trofeo Princesa Sofía Mallorca by Iberostar. Matching Beckett’s feat and conquering the Nacra 17 mixed…
Storm Kathleen: Strong and fast winds will bring disruption across Ireland
Storm Kathleen has prompted Galway City Council to close access to roads and car parks and to distribute sandbags to areas vulnerable to potential flooding. A yellow wind warning for Ireland has already been issued by Met Éireann for the…