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The late Jack Roy in an unusually serious frame of mind after officiating as PRO at the Sovereigns Cup in Kinsale

Jack Roy RIP

13th December 2021 News Update
The death of former Irish Sailing President and Olympic Games Race Officer Jack Roy of Greystones and Dun Laoghaire has deprived our sport of one of its most popular and enthusiastic devotees, both in terms of services to sailing and in…
The cable installation vessel Stornes
Further to last week’s Marine Notice advising of the latest works on the Havhingsten fibre optic telecommunication cable system this month, rock placement activities in the Irish Sea are also planned from this weekend. There are four crossing locations in…
File image of the CS Île de Batz in Brest, France
Installation of the Havhingsten fibre optic telecommunication cable system in the Irish Sea inside of the Irish 12-nautical-mile zone is planned for this month. It follows works this past autumn in the Irish Sea outside of territorial waters, as previously…
File image of the RV Celtic Voyager
The second leg of the MOVE 2 survey of the mobility of sediment waves and sand banks will be carried out in the Irish Sea off Wicklow and Wexford from next weekend. As noted previously on Afloat.ie, reporting on the…
27 Migrants died as a boat capsizes in English Channel to Britain
Doras, a non-governmental organisation for migrant and human rights, has called on the Government to voice its opposition to sea patrols, offshore detention of refugees, and troops deployed on French beaches. This follows the deaths of 27 people in the…
Grain de Sail Cargo Sailboat
This time it's around 10,000 bottles of organic French wine that began the same epic fossil-fuel-free voyage across the Atlantic Ocean as last Spring 2021 and Fall 2020. Bound for New York City again, the wine and chocolate are signature…
Aigéan Marine Teoranta was established in 2020 to provide marine and offshore services to Northwest Europe
Two new notices have been issued for the supply of vessels to offshore and marine consultants and the Revenue Commissioners, respectively. In the first, a request for tender (RFT), Aigéan Marine Teoranta requires the supply and delivery of a second-hand…
File image of the Cleddau River in Haverfordwest, near Pembroke in South Wales
A woman has been arrested after the death of a fourth person following a paddleboarding tragedy in South Wales last weekend. As Wales Online reports, three people died at the scene after an incident on the morning of Saturday 30…
Youth climate activists on board Rainbow Warrior which was granted permission to sail to COP26. As above the vessel makes its way up the Clyde today.
In Scotland the Clyde port authority and Police have reportedly U-turned on a decision to deny permission to four youth climate activists who are aiming to sail up the Clyde to COP26. The activists, The National writes are members of…
Irish Road Hauliers Association says members are at breaking point
RTE News reports that hauliers are threatening to hold protests over climate emission cuts to the transport sector and "astronomical costs". The Irish Road Haulage Association will hold a members meeting in the next fortnight to discuss protests on the…
File image of the Stena Spey mobile offshore drilling unit
The latest rig move as part of PSE Kinsale Energy’s subsea well abandonment campaign will take place this week, preceded by anchor pre-lay operations. The Stena Spey mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) is currently operating at the Seven Heads Gas…
New Board Chairperson of the Loughs Agency, Heather Mackey
The Loughs Agency has welcomed the announcement of its new Board Chairperson, Heather Mackey, who is also the first female appointee in the role. The appointment was officially announced at a meeting of the North South Ministerial Council (NSMC) held…
File image of Valentia Lighthouse in Co Kerry
The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport gives advance notice of the discontinuation of the Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) service around the coast of the island of Ireland from 31 March 2022. DGPS has been provided as…
File image of the RV Celtic Voyager
The Department of Transport advises that an analogue survey consisting of multibeam, side-scan sonar and magnetometer will be carried out off the South Coast of Ireland by the Marine Institute on behalf of Providence Resources from Saturday 23 to Sunday…
Isle of Man where a campaign group opposed to a proposed £100 million marina in Ramsey (north-east coast) says recently submitted revised plans for the scheme have not allayed their concerns.
On the Isle of Man, a campaign group opposed to a proposed £100 million marina in Ramsey says recently submitted revised plans for the scheme have not allayed their concerns. The new plans by Ramsey Marina Ltd see the original…
Map of the NISA survey area
A benthic survey campaign is being undertaken off the coast of north Co Dublin, Co Meath and Co Louth for the North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore wind farm. Scheduled to begin yesterday, Wednesday 29 September and continue to next…

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