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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…
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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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In recognition of International Women’s Day on 8 March, the Department of Transport is hosting a webinar to promote the benefits of gender balance, diversity and inclusion on its State Boards. The department says it fully embraces the objectives identified…
AMS Retriever
Marine Notice 37 of 2021 advised of the deployment of one floating lidar buoy and two wave buoys at the Dublin Array offshore wind farm on the Bray and Kish Banks. The Department of Transport has now been advised by…
Map showing the survey area for the Lir Offshore Array
Geophysical survey works as part of a scientific data-gathering exercise for the Lir Offshore Array are set to begin this week. Survey company Ondine will be carrying out these works from Wednesday 9 February until the end of April, weather…
The Ocean Navigator
TechWorks Marine plans to deploy four trawl-resistant bottom mounted acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCP) frames in Castlemaine and Valentia off the coast of Co Kerry from this Monday 7 February. Weather permitting, the Ocean Navigator (callsign EI018) will deploy the…
A source of eternal and increasing fascination - Ernest Shackleton's doomed Endurance locked in the thickening ice of the Weddell Sea
The Kildare-born Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton becomes more famous with every passing year, particularly in America where his successful saving of the lives of every member of his doomed 1914-1916 expedition with the ice-crushed Endurance is used in top businessschools…
File image of Simon Coveney TD
Russian military exercises planned for next week will no longer take place within Ireland’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Foreign Affairs Minister has confirmed. In a tweet published this evening (Saturday 29 January), Simon Coveney — who is also Minister for…

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