19th March

Former survey vessel goes under the hammer

(if not previously sold)
July 6, 2017
12 noon

CB 1

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Type                      GRP Research & Patrol Vessel
Official No              403203
Built                      1996 Cork, Ireland
LOA                      17.2m
Beam                    4.5m
Tonnage                31.79 GT / 21.62 NT
Engine                  2x Caterpillar 3176B.. Each of 450 hp
Power                   Total power 671.4 kW

Seafest maritime festival launches interactive app

An festival guide app for Seafest 2017 is now available to download free (Android and iOS), giving the latest information on Ireland's premier maritime festival, Galway (June 30-July 2).

The app contains the full festival programme; maps and directions; latest news along with general visitor information and social media feeds. 

Seafest 2016

Gold at the end of the rainbow for Marine Institute RV Celtic Explorer and RV Celtic Voyager? Seafest 2016, Galway. Photo Gillian Mills 

It also features and interactive 'My Favourites' list where users can add in their preferred festival events and create their own unique 'My Map'.

Read more: Seafest maritime festival launches interactive app

Ireland hosts IoT for the Sea conference

Enabling a 'connected ocean' presents enormous opportunities for the Irish marine sector, where Ireland as an ICT hub is fast becoming a global hub for 'blue technology', according to the organisers of the 2017 Digital Ocean conference ( NUI Galway, June 30).

Digital Ocean conference2017

Ireland has 'real capabilities across key enabling technologies' required to drive blue tech innovation, such as nanotechnology; sensors; data analytics; robotics; communication technologies and advanced materials, says Dr Edel O'Connor, Irish Marine Development Office.

Looking into the blue future are John Breslin, SmartBay Ireland and Francis Flannery, SonarSim

Read more: Ireland hosts IoT for the Sea conference

Marine traffic increase through Irish ports

Overall traffic through Irish ports increased by 2% in 2016, predominantly by unitised trade - roll-on/roll-off and lift-on/lift-off by 7% - according to the Irish Maritime Transport Economistproduced by the Irish Maritime Development Office. 

Dublin Port

Dublin Port: 14.2m GT exports in 2016

The report also highlights an 11% increase in the number of cruise vessel calls to Irish ports (274); however passenger numbers between the island of Ireland, UK and continental Europe declined by 2.6% to 4.3 million over the same period.

Read more: Marine traffic increase through Irish ports

Cruise berth judicial review: SOS welcomes outcome but seeks clarification

An Bórd Pleanála has indicated it does not wish to contest the judicial review initiated by the environmental group, Save Our Seafront, in respect of the proposed cruise berth in Dún Laoghaire Harbour which lies 12km south of Dublin City.

DLHC Judicial Review Star Legend

Star Legend (135m) will visit Dún Lagoghaire on June 26

It has further stated by way of explanation that 'certain unspecified information' potentially relevant to the assessment carried out prior to the grant of permission, 'had not been furnished by the Harbour Company or identified by any other prescribed body or third party during the course of the application process'.

Read more: Cruise berth judicial review: SOS welcomes outcome but seeks clarification

Absence of map data may have contributed to fatal helicopter crash

A warning system that increases pilot ‘situational awareness’ did not include Black Rock and its lighthouse or the terrain of the island in its database, according to the preliminary report of the Air Accident Investigation Unit into the crash of Irish Coast Guard helicopter R116 (March 15) that claimed the lives of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, co-pilot Capt Mark Duffy, winch operator Paul Ormsby and winchman Ciaran Smith.

Coast Guard R116

ILV Granuaile supports the ROV and divers during search operations of R116 at Blackrock island 

A digital map that allows the pilot to view a representation of terrain and obstacles ahead is included in the Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS), ‘provided these are contained in the database’.

Read more: Absence of map data may have contributed to fatal helicopter crash

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