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Cross-border ferry service links Ireland north and south

A one mile ferry journey across Carlingford Lough is being heralded as a major tourism boost for the north-east region of Ireland.Carlingford ferry

The 20-minute transit, saving passengers almost 35 miles and up to 90 minutes by road, connects the Mourne Coastal Route in the Ancient Kingdom of Mourne to the Carlingrford & Cooley Peninsula through a gateway to Ireland’s Ancient East.

Read more: Cross-border ferry service links Ireland north and south

GRP patrol vessel for auction

PUBLIC AUCTION
(if not previously sold)
July 6, 2017
12 NOON
MALAHIDE MARINA, CO DUBLIN

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Owner Inland Fisheries Ireland | Vessel Name Bradán Beatha | Vessel type GRP Patrol vessel

This Information relates to MV Bradán Beatha. It has no external warranty if disposed of to a third party for any purpose. All details will be given in good faith in the belief that they are accurate but no warranty of accuracy or completeness or suitability for purpose is either stated or implied. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. Any interested party must satisfy themselves re the condition and specification of the vessel before making any commitment.
Name               Bradán Beatha
Type                GRP Patrol vessel
Official N0        403204
Built                1995 Cork, Ireland
LOA                 15.8m
Beam               4.2m
Tonnage           23.55 GT / 16.01 NT
Engine             2x Volvo Penta 6 Cyl esn. 270049 / 270050
Power               Total power 638 kW

Former survey vessel goes under the hammer

PUBLIC AUCTION 
(if not previously sold)
July 6, 2017
12 noon
MALAHIDE MARINA, CO DUBLIN

CB 1

This description is provided for information only. All details are given in good faith in the belief that they are accurate but no warranty of accuracy or completeness or suitability for purpose is either stated or implied. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. Any interested party must satisfy themselves re the condition and specification of the vessel before making any commitment. This document is personal and confidential with warranty of any sort.

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

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