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Dutch Divers Are Galway Bound To Remove ‘Ghost’ Lobster Pots From Sea Bed
#StoneAndPots - Dutch divers are bringing their campaign against ‘ghost fishing’ to Galway Bay next month, as the Irish Examiner reports. Previously covered on Afloat.ie earlier this year, the Ghost Fishing Foundation co-ordinates cleanups of lost or abandoned fishing gear…
Courtmacsherry RNLI's all-weather lifeboat
#RNLI - Courtmacsherry RNLI rescued six people yesterday afternoon (Sunday 22 July) when their 20ft RIB dive boat got into difficulties at the Old Head of Kinsale. The all-weather lifeboat under coxswain Kevin Young and a crew of six launched…
Jim Warny suited up for a subterranean dive near his home in Ennis this past April
#Diving - When Ennis-based cave diver Jim Warny arrived at the Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand earlier this month, he felt “within my comfort zone”. That’s despite the unprecedented challenge that faced Warny and his fellow subterranean diving experts in…
The entrance to the Tham Luang cave days into the search and rescue operation for the soccer team, who were all recovered alive as of Tuesday 10 July
#Diving - Amid the jubilation surrounding the rescue of 12 boys and their football coach from a cave system in Thailand, The Irish Times notes an Irish connection to the story. Belgian national Jim Warny, who lives and works in…
Deeper Water Dumping Might Be Solution To Dublin Bay Dredging Issues Says Diver
#DublinBay - The dumping of sewage sludge in deeper waters beyond the Kish Bank “might well serve as a model” for the current dredging of Dublin Port. In a letter to The Irish Times earlier this week, Cormac F Lowth,…
Dublin Port ahead of deepwater channel dredging operations that began late last year
#DublinBay - All planned diving expeditions in Dublin Bay have been cancelled due to silt from dredging operations clouding the water, it has been claimed. The Irish Times reports that Irish Underwater Council members have abandoned all scheduled dives, as…
Irish Diving Entrepreneur Hopes To Bring His Business Back Home
#Diving - As Limerick-raised entrepreneur Greg Wixted prepares to open the first of a new chain of diving resorts in Gran Canaria, he tells the Limerick Post that he hopes to someday bring the business to the Wild Atlantic Way.…
L-R: Tony Parle, Trevor Devereux, Niall McGee, Michael Rossiter, Derek McDonnell (in water), Johnny Moore, Nick Kendall, Sam Nunn, Alan Hinchy, Eugene Kehoe.
Last Sunday, Wexford Sub Aqua Club, presented the Kilmore Quay branch of the RNLI, with a cheque for €1,000. The presentation was done just before the crew went out for their scheduled morning training exercise. This money was raised by…
Project To Tackle ‘Ghost Fishing’ Scourge Coming To Ireland This Summer
#Fishing - Marine wildlife worldwide continues to fall victim to ‘ghost fishing’, trapped in lost or abandoned fishing gear. The situation prompted a group of experienced divers, who often come across discarded nets and other debris, to form the Ghost…
Yesterday’s multi-agency search for two missing divers off Dalkey Island had a happy result
#Rescue - Two divers were rescued yesterday afternoon (Sunday 20 August) after they failed to surface during a dive off Dalkey Island. The dive boat cox alerted the Irish Coast Guard by marine VHF and began a search patter procedure…
The diver’s remains were recovered at the Pinto, one of a multitude of wrecks off the North Coast
#Diving - The body of a diver missing off the Donegal coast since Saturday was recovered yesterday (Monday 14 August), according to Canada’s Globe and Mail. The deceased, a Canadian citizen believed to be in his 60s and who has…
The telegraph was recovered in a supervised dive off Kinsale on Tuesday 25 July
#Lusitania - The main ship’s telegraph from the Lusitania has been recovered from the wreck site off West Cork. Heritage Minister Heather Humphreys made the announcement last Wednesday (26 July) as the telegraph was undergoing preliminary conservation on shore by…
Stephen Keenan from Dublin had been working in Egypt teaching free diving for almost a decade
#Diving - Tributes have been paid to Irish free diver Stephen Keenan, who died on Saturday (22 July) in an incident off the coast of Egypt. According to TheJournal.ie, the 39-year-old Dubliner — who ran a diving school in the…
Rescue 116 pictured over Wicklow in August 2015
#Rescue116 - Favourable conditions this weekend will aid a fresh search of the waters around Black Rock for the two Irish Coast Guard personnel still missing after the Rescue 116 tragedy four months ago. Winch operator Paul Ormsby and winchman…
Dunmore East RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Elizabeth and Ronald
#RNLI - Dunmore East RNLI rescued two divers who got into difficulty off Hook Head in Co Wexford on Sunday afternoon (28 May). The volunteer crew were requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat at 1.19pm following a report from the…
The large-scale dive search follows a ‘360-degree’ terrain survey of the island off Co Mayo
#Rescue116 - More than 100 divers have joined a major search since early this morning (Saturday 22 April) for Paul Ormsby and Ciaran Smith, the two Irish Coast Guard crew members still missing after the Rescue 116 tragedy over a…

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