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Sailing Leagues Cancelled as Met Eireann Issues Weather Alert
As sailors felt the brunt of the weather this morning with the cancellation of Autumn leagues in Howth and Cork. Met Éireann issued a weather alert countrywide for this evening and Monday. It will be extremely windy - especially on…
Marine Notice: Deployment of Waverider Buoys
The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises that two Waverider buoys are set to be deployed off the west coast from tomorrow 10 October. The buoys will be operational for between 12 and…
Ireland Battens Down the Hatches for Hurricane Katia
Ireland has battened down the hatches because of fears Hurricane Katia would wreak widespread havoc with storm-force winds and giant waves. The Coast Guard has issued a weather alert warning people to stay away from cliff edges. Boaters are also…
Coast Guard Advises Caution in Severe Weather
The Irish Coast Guard has advised members of the public to take care in the current severe weather conditions, particularly around the coast and in exposed areas. Sea ActivitiesAvoid sea or water-based activities today if possible. Cliff WalkingThere is safety…
Is Your Lifejacket Safe? Free Test at Dun Laoghaire Marina this Sunday
Is your lifejacket safe? That's the question the RNLI is asking sailors this Sunday at Dun Laoghaire marina. And If last year's clinic's statistics is anything to go by then the answer is most likely no. Over 90% of lifejackets…
Marine Notice: Hydrographic Survey off Dundalk
The latest Marine Notice from the DTTAS advises all seafarers near Dundalk Bay and Carlingford Lough to give a wide berth to the hydrographic and oceanographic survey operation in the area this month. The RV Celtic Voyager (callsign EIQN) will…
Beware of Tides on Busy UK Bank Holiday
The UK Coastguard is warning coastal visitors to check tide times after multiple incidents around the country where people have been cut off by the tide. Coastguard coordination centres have dealt with at least eight different incidents this afternoon involving…
UK Coastguard Warns on Tides and Sea Safety
As the UK Bank holiday approaches the UK coastguard has issed a warning to check tides and stay safe. With the school holidays well underway and the busy bank holiday weekend around the corner, coastguards and the Shipping Minister are…
Warning To The Public - October 2011
WARNING TO THE PUBLIC AIR CORPS FIRING EXERCISES AND AIR DEFENCE ARTILLERY FIRING EXERCISES On Monday 10th October 2011 from 09.00hrs to 18.00hrs At GORMANSTON, CO. MEATH IT IS DANGEROUS FOR PERSONS, SHIPPING, LIVESTOCK OR AIRCRAFT ETC., TO BE WITHIN… - Essential Maintenance Tonight goes in for some overdue maintenance tonight. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please be assured the website will be back in the morning faster than before!
Warning to the Public
WARNING TO THE PUBLIC AIR CORPS FIRING EXERCISES AND AIR DEFENCE ARTILLERY FIRING EXERCISES  From Tuesday 14th June to Saturday 18th June 2011 (inclusive)  From Monday 20th June to Saturday 25th June 2011 (inclusive)  From Monday 27th June to Friday…
Notice of Seismic Survey Off South Coast
The latest Marine Notice from the DTTAS advises all seafarers off the south coast in the North Celtic Sea to give a wide berth to vessels conducting a 3D seismic survey next month. The M/V Polarcus Samus (callsign C6XK8) will…
Safety Notice Issued after Winch Accident
Sailing winch manufacturer Lewmar have issued a safety notice following an accident aboard a 2006 Amel 54 in Jolly Harbour Marina, Antigua while carrying out the lifting operation of a crew member using a self-tailing winch. Currently an investigation is…
Heat Waves Masks the Danger of Cold Water
Unseasonaly warm weather presents a simple danger this weekend, the cold water that many will enjoy. Cold is the greatest causation of drowning in Ireland, sea water temperatures are approximately 10° Centigrade and fresh water is colder than this. The…
Don't Drink and Drown this Sumer - UK Coastguard Issues Warning
At 8.30pm on Friday, Liverpool Coastguard received 999 calls reporting that a 17 foot open boat had broken down with two people on board and was drifting off Harrington. Liverpool Coastguard requested the launch of Workington RNLI all weather lifeboat…
Launching? Check Your Boat Maintenance
With the lighter evenings now approaching and better weather on its way (hopefully!) many boaters will be thinking about getting back out on the water and sailing again. But have you carried out all of the maintenance needed to ensure…

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