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Stena Spey mobile offshore drilling unit
The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport advices of a forthcoming rig move as part of Kinsale Energy’s subsea wells abandonment campaign running until the end of this year. As previously reported on, the mobile offshore drilling…
Sarah Treseder
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has announced that its chief executive Sarah Treseder will be leaving her role to become the next CEO at the UK Chamber of Shipping, replacing Bob Sanguinetti. Commenting on her appointment, Treseder said: “I have…
Schull Harbour Sailing Club Commodore Sean Norris
A 12-mile "gentle reintroduction" started the racing season at Schull Harbour Sailing Club in West Cork. The 'Saturday Morning Taste of Sailing' sessions were restarted, with thirteen junior sailors in five boats bringing youngsters onto the water for club training.…
Stena Spey mobile offshore drilling unit
The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport advises that Kinsale Energy’s well decommissioning operations at the Kinsale and Seven Heads gas fields will continue in June and July. The Stena Spey mobile offshore drilling unit (callsign GCWP) is…
The Port of Holyhead (Stena Line Ports) is asking for the public’s views on the proposed refurbishment of the Breakwateras part of its pre-application consultation from June 7 to July 4.
Plans to refurbish the Port of Holyhead's Breakwater amid concerns it could fail within the next 15 years has led to a consultation launched. Investigations of the structure have identified a need for a large scale refurbishment of the Breakwater…
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Partrac Ltd intend to deploy three Metocean buoys at the Dublin Array offshore wind farm in a one-day operation some time between this Wednesday 9 and Wednesday 23 June, weather permitting. One floating lidar buoy and two wave buoys will…
File image of the RV Ridley Thomas
The Department of Transport has been advised of a geophysical marine route survey operation taking place in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean off Galway and Mayo from next week. The survey activity will take place within the Irish TS, Irish CZ…
The Wexford blue whale mosaic takes shape
A unique whale-shaped mosaic which is set for permanent public display aims to connect present-day Wexford with its storied maritime past, as RTÉ News reports. With the help of artist Helen McLean, Wexford Arts Centre has been creating the patterned…
File image of the CS Responder
Following the start of route clearance and pre-lay operations last month, SubCom will carry out cable installation works along the route of the Grace Hopper subsea fibre optic cable system route in the Irish EEZ from this weekend. The first…
The naval flotilla are understood to be taking part in a NATO exercise this month, among them berthed in the UK at the Port of Liverpool (above). They are the Royal Danish Navy's leadship 'Absalon' class frigate RDN Absalon and the Royal Canadian Navy's leadship 'Halifax' class HMCS Halifax. Both frigates AFLOAT adds departed Merseyside this morning and headed into the Irish Sea between north Wales and the Isle of Man.
Two large naval warships which were spotted off North Wales this week, have berthed at the Port of Liverpool (Afloat adds, this morning they departed into the Irish Sea).  The Royal Canadian Navy's Royal Danish Navy's HDMS Absalon and HMCS…
The Cetilar branding for Roberto Lacorte’s new 60’ Foiler Flying Nikka has been revealed
Construction is due to start shortly on the County Wicklow extreme foiler design of the new 60’ Flying Nikka from the drawing board of Mark Mills.  The Cetilar branding for Roberto Lacorte’s Flying Nikka has been revealed by its sponsor PharmaNutra…
An image captured by drone of the third logboat spotted in the River Boyne by Anthony Murphy, this one on Sunday 2 May
A citizen archaeologist may have spotted the remains of two previously unknown medieval logboats in the River Boyne. Last week, The Irish Times reported on Anthony Murphy’s drone footage of a rectangular object in the riverbed captured on Monday 26…
Green Rebel Marine to Begin Geophysical Survey Off West Coast
Green Rebel Marine will conduct a geophysical survey campaign over 15 days between this Monday 26 April and Friday 4 June, weather depending. The works, which will involve the use of multibeam echo-sounder and sub-bottom profiling systems, will take place…
Former Six One presenter Bryan Dobson
In Friday’s Irish Times (23 April), RTÉ news broadcaster Bryan Dobson writes a length about his passion for sailing. Inspired by his earliest experiences afloat — in a small boat his father-in-law sailed out of Bullock Harbour in Dalkey — and…
Marine Notice: Route Clearance & Pre-Lay Run for Subsea Fibre Optic Cable in Irish EEZ
The Department of Transport has been advised of a route clearance and pre-lay grapnel run, on behalf of SubCom LLC, across the pathway of the Grace Hopper subsea fibre optic cable system route in the Irish EEZ. Operations were set…
Richard Street takes a pandemic regulations-compliant test row with the newly-acquired Glandore dinghy on Blessington Lake
You may remember a little while back, we were recording the sad yarn of Don Street losing his beloved vintage clinker-built service tender Red Rocket when a freakish October gale swept over Glandore pier, and removed everything in its way,…

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