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Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed with Minister of State Joe McHugh at the launch of the Small Craft Harbour in Killybegs, Co Donegal
Coastal Notes
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD today launched two new major marine projects in Killybegs, Co. Donegal. The first of these was the redevelopment of the United Fish Industries (UFI) fishmeal plant which has just been…
M/V Northern Wind is currently on a seabed mapping operation off the East Coast
Marine Warning
#MarineNotice - All vessels on the East Coast, particularly those engaged in fishing, are requested to give a wide berth to a survey vessel carrying out seabed mapping operations on behalf of Clinton Marine Survey AB. M/V Northern Wind (Callsign…
Dublin Port’s sustainability report for 2015 highlights a 97% reduction in both water consumption and its recycling rate
Dublin Port
#DublinPort - Dublin Port achieved a 97% recycling rate in 2015, according to its latest sustainability report. Published over the summer, the report also highlights a 97% reduction in water consumption and a successful surveillance audit for the ISO 14001…
Armada Fleet: Spanish Navy wreath laying ceremony on board Centinela, a fishery patrol vessel off the Sligo coast
Naval Visits
#ArmadaEvent - The Spanish Navy held a ceremony in memory of the Armada fleet that brought the 6th annual Celtic Fringe Festival to a close at Streedagh Beach in Sligo on Sunday afternoon. Tributes were paid on land and at…
The Wicklow RNLI inshore lifeboat launches to assist the broken-down personal water craft
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI's inshore lifeboat launched shortly after 5pm yesterday evening (Sunday 25 September) to assist a person on a broken-down personal water craft. The man had set off from Wicklow Harbour and was about a mile offshore when…
Joker II skippered by John Maybury of the Royal Irish Yacht Club
Racing
It looks like a full fleet on October 1st and 2nd in Dun Laoghaire as the RoyaI Irish YC host a new end-of-season format J/109 Nationals 2016 for one of the most successful multi-pupose cruiser/racer classes in Ireland and on…
Irish freight hauliers heading to mainland Europe will have added capacity as Caroline Russ is to enter service operating three times weekly from UK east coast port of Killinghome to Europoort in the Netherlands
Ferry
#FreightCapacity - Irish freight heading to and from mainland Europe via the UK landbridge will have additional freight capacity as Stena Line respond to demand on a North Sea route to the Netherlands. The operator on the Killingholme-Rotterdam (Europoort and…
Mark Turner
Olympic
Mark Turner, the new CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, has released his notes for a presentation to the ISAF Conference back in 2013 (now World Sailing) on how to develop the dinghy/Olympic sailing world to take it up a…
Anna Ostling and crew celebrate Match Race success
Match Racing
Anna Ostling, who first shot to match race fame in Cork Harbour two years ago, with crew Annie and Linnea Wennergren are the 2016 Women's Match Racing World Champions. In the Buddy Melges Challenge, the third event of the 2016…
Howth inshore lifeboat – The inflatable rescue craft is highly manoeuvrable and specifically suited to surf, shallow water and confined locations
RNLI Lifeboats
Members of Howth RNLI lifeboat will gather at the lifeboat station this Sunday (2 October 2016) to name their new inshore lifeboat Aideen Cresswell in memory of the incredible woman who funded it. Aideen Cresswell (nee Stokes) was born in…
Kinsale Yacht Club's At Home' yesterday. Photo gallery below
Kinsale
There was a great turnout for Kinsale Yacht Club's 'At Home' Regatta yesterday. The all–in IRC 2016 cruiser fleet attracted 19 entries and was won by Richard Hanley's GK24 Saoirse. In a 41–boat ECHO handicap division the win went to an Elan…
All Ireland Junior Champion Johnny Durcan
Youth Sailing
South coast youth sailors took to the podium in style at the ISA All Ireland Junior Sailing Championships prizegiving this afternoon securing the top three places overall in the 16-boat invitational fleet. It is the third year in a row…
The J109 Jalapeno set a course record in reaching the Kish lighthouse in 51 minutes in today's DMYC race from Dun Laoghaire
Offshore
Today's winner of the DMYC Kish race from Dun Laoghaire harbour reached the lighthouse on the edge of Dublin Bay in approximately 51–minutes. The J109 Jalapeno may have completed what organisers believe is a course record in the blustery westerly conditions…
The Naval Service newest addition the OPV90 class LÉ William Butler Yeats which made a maiden call to Dun Laoghaire Harbour this weekend
Navy
#FirstVisit - LÉ William Butler Yeats, the third OPV90 class with another sister on order costing €55m, departed Dun Laoghaire Harbour having made a maiden call this weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. The latest OPV90 class otherwise known as the ‘Samuel…
Today's DMYC 'Kish' race was held in blustery conditions. Scroll down for photo gallery below
Offshore
A fine fleet of mixed sailing cruisers braved south–westerly winds gusting to gale force on Dublin Bay today for the ten–mile Round Kish Lighthouse Race. The DMYC race started at 11am and included many Dublin Bay boats but also visitors…
Campaigners Fear ‘Back Door’ Salmon Farming Via Galway Bay Test Site
Fishing
#FishFarm - Could proposals for the Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site provide a back door for fish farming in the bay? That’s the concern of local campaigners after a Statutory Instrument was enacted earlier this month that…
Body Recovered In Search For Missing Teacher Off Kilkee
News Update
#Kilkee - BreakingNews.ie reports that a body was recovered yesterday (Saturday 24 September) off Kilkee in the search for missing teacher David McMahon. Hundreds had been involved in the search for the school teacher, who was last seen on 9…
Design and testing of the boat will take about 18 months, the team will start building it in 2018
Marine Science
Members of the public will be able to see their name etched into history when ambitious plans to build a multi-million pound robot boat to mark the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower out of Plymouth take another…
Jenny Egan
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Peter Egan and and Mads Brendt Pedersen won the Liffey Descent today. The K2 paddlers beat Nicky Cresser and Jonathan Boyton in a sprint finish at Islandbridge. The recently-crowned K1 and K2 World Champion, Hank McGregor finished fifth in…
Pilot whales are regularly spotted off the Irish coast
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - A young pilot whale was saved by a group of quick-thinking Wexford men after stranding on a beach at Kilmore Quay, as the New Ross Standard reports. When Neil Bates spotted the 3m whale at Ballyteige Burrow and…

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