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RNLI deputy chair Eddie Donaldson with Jo May from the Portrush and Portstewart fundraising team who received her 40-year award
RNLI stations in Northern Ireland are celebrating several volunteers who were presented with long-service medals at Belfast Castle recently. Held this year for the first time since the Covid pandemic, the event was attended by the deputy chairman of the…
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue
The future of Ireland’s marine sector will be discussed as part of a major event on agri-food policy hosted by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue in Dublin Castle on Thursday 13 October. Speaking about Food Vision…
The cable-laying vessel CS Durable
SubCom will be carrying out subsea cable installation operations in Irish waters off the coast of Co Mayo, scheduled to begin Thursday 18 August. A total of three vessels will be working on the America Europe Connect-2 project: the guard…
Toppers racing in East Antrim on Larne Lough
With some of the World Championship Toppers appeared to be stuck in a container somewhere, there is some doubt if they'll make it to East Antrim Boat Club in Larne for this weekend's Northern championship. But maybe if they happen…
The J/92 J'zus Outhaul (Brian Dempsey) from Arklow competing on Carlingford Lough at the Moneley Oyster Pearl Regatta
The inaugural Moneley Oyster Pearl regatta was held in 1979 and has been an enduring feature of sail racing in Carlingford Lough ever since, bar the Covid lockdown years. The people of Carlingford have been harvesting oysters since medieval times.…
Penny Doig, one of four young Northern Ireland sailors that competed at the Optimist Nationals on Dublin Bay
The four Northern Ireland competitors at the Irish National Optimist championships at Royal St George YC certainly had four days of valuable race experience last week which will stand them well for the future. The four, three siblings from the…
The biggest private residential vessel on the planet, The World is early next month to visit for the first time Killybegs Harbour in Co. Donegal.
The World which is one of the most unique ships to ever visit Killybegs is set to dock at the Donegal port next month. The largest purely residential ship on earth is paying its first ever visit to this county.…
The parent company of shipbuilder of Harland&Wolff plc bought the Appledore shipyard, north Devon in August 2020 in a £7m deal.
Shipbuilder group Harland and Wolff has reported a widened pre-tax loss of £25.5m as expenses swelled during its Covid-19 recovery. The maritime engineering company is known for the famous Belfast shipyard where the Titanic was built, and its parent company…
John and Donal McGuinness of Moville Boat Club set their spinnaker on a downwind leg in the first day of racing at the GP14 World Championships in Skerries County Dublin
After two days with no racing, day 3 arrived, and the 106-boat GP14 World Championship fleet at Skerries in County Dublin knew they were in for a busy day. The fleet launched early off the sand in the harbour into…
Doyle Shipping Group has three large cranes ready to be loaded onto a ship at Cork Dockyard (formerly the shipyard of Verolme) and transported on a 10-day voyage to US east coast ports.
In Cork Harbour on Friday operations are to commence in moving the first of three ship-to-shore container cranes built in Killarney that are destined for one of the world's largest shipping terminals located on the east coast of the US.…

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