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AMS Retriever
Van Oord Ireland is to commence operations on the Arklow Long Sea Outfall project in the coming week. The outfall will be approximately 1,000 metres in length and have a diameter of 630mm and will be laid in a pre-excavated…
The semi-submersible crane vessel Thialf
Continuing its Kinsale area decomissioning project, PSE Kinsale Energy Limited advises that its Kinsale Head platform removal campaign will commence later this month and is expected to run through to September. Works will be conducted by the semi-submersible, self-propelled crane…
Map of the NISA survey area
The North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore wind farm project is currently engaged in a benthic survey campaign off the coast of North Co Dublin, Meath and Louth. Similar to the survey conducted last autumn, the campaign involves the deployment…
File image of the North Beach at Greystones, Co Wicklow
RTÉ News reports that a woman has died after a number of swimmers got into difficulty off Greystones in Co Wicklow earlier today (Saturday 23 April). The deceased was one of three women in their 50s who were recovered from…
Kommandor Iona
Irish offshore renewables survey company Ondine is undertaking geophysical survey works as part of a scientific data-gathering exercise for the Voyage Offshore Array in the Celtic Sea, south of Co Wateford. The scope of this survey is the turbine array,…
Minister of State Jack Chambers (left) at the launch of the public consultation on Ireland’s hosting of major sports events
Sailors and sailing clubs around Ireland have an opportunity to make their voices heard on the hosting of major sporting events in Ireland via a new public consultation. The main objectives of this consultation — consisting of five multiple choice…
Skandi Constructor
The Department of Transport has been advised that Kinsale Energy plans to undertake decommissioning activities on the subsea infrastructure in the Kinsale Head and Seven Heads gas fields. These works are due to commence on or around Tuesday 10 May…
One of Bray Sea Scouts’ two Yamaha outboards
Bray Sea Scouts have appealed for Ireland’s sailing and boating community to be on the lookout for two outboard engines that were stolen from their scout den this week. The 5th Wicklow (Bray) Sea Scout Group say the 15hp and…
Ian Walker
Ian Walker MBE will be stepping down from his position as RYA racing director this summer, the organisation has confirmed. Walker joined the RYA in the autumn of 2017 and, in his dual role as performance director, he oversaw the…
Fugro Supporter
Fugro Germany Marine GmbH plans to conduct a cable route survey outside Irish territorial waters (12NM), but within the Irish EEZ, along the proposed Beaufort Cable System cable route in the Celtic Sea. Geophysical and geotechnical operations on the planned…
Áine Gray is an ever-present figure in any recollection of Glenans Ireland in the 1970s. Áine was always around to help and support whatever enterprise was afoot. She served on the committee for many years and made a huge contribution…
MV Olympic Challenger
Britannia’s Gold Ltd is currently undertaking subsea exploration activities off the North West coast. Marine survey and salvage works commenced this past Monday 28 March and are expected to continue until Thursday 14 April, subject to weather conditions. Works by…
The stern of the Endurance with the name and emblematic polestar
Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance has been located in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea just 106 years after it was crushed in ice. The wreck of the ship has been filmed by the Endurance 22 expedition at a depth of 3009 metres (9868…
RV Celtic Voyager
The Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG) at University College Dublin will undertake its InStor survey to acquire data for leakage monitoring for carbon capture and storage in the North Celtic Sea next month. Supporting ongoing research at…
RV Celtic Explorer
The third leg of this year’s Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Survey (IAMS 2022) will be carried out from Wednesday 13 to Friday 22 April. Following this month’s surveys off the West, Southwest and South coasts, as previously reported on Afloat.ie,…
SpaceShip: Image of forward section (bow) of a seaborne launch vessel that will be based at Port Talbot in south Wales.
In Wales there are plans to launch rockets at sea and build satellites that will act as mini-factories form part of a new strategy to boost the Principality's space industry. The hope is the sector will bring in £2bn a…

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