Wednesday 2 May 2007

Highland Radio- Co Donegal, Ireland- Local Radio Station

Highland Radio- Co Donegal, Ireland- Local Radio Station:
Safety warning after teen drowns at sea May 02, 3:41 pm
The Irish Coastguard has issued a warning about the use of inflatable on the sea following the death yesterday of a teenager off the Coast of Co. Derry.15 year old Robert McMullan from Coleraine was swept to sea after a rubber dinghy he and a friend where in capsized off a beech at the costal town of Castlerock.His friend managed to make it ashore where he raised the alarm and an extensive search operation was launched.Robert was discovered in the water by the Donegal based Greencastle Lifeboat at around 5 O'clock yesterday evening.He was airlifted to hospital where he later died.

Tuesday 1 May 2007

Cruise ships keep heading for UK and Europe

Cruise ships keep heading for UK and Europe: "Cruise ships keep heading for UK and Europe
Despite American spelling, CARNIVAL SPLENDOR will debut in the UK

Carnival Cruise Lines' new 113,300-ton CARNIVAL SPLENDOR - representing a new class of vessel with a host of innovations including exclusive new 'spa staterooms' that surround a luxurious 21,000-square-foot health and wellness centre -- will debut in July 2008 operating the line's first-ever Northern European cruise programme.

These 12-day Northern Europe voyages, which will operate July 13 - Aug. 30, 2008, will offer guests a diversity of shoreside experiences with visits to historic, centuries-old cities in Denmark, Germany, Finland, Russia, Estonia, and The Netherlands."

Latest ferry from Polish shipyard arrives on the Clyde

Latest ferry from Polish shipyard arrives on the Clyde: "Latest ferry from Polish shipyard arrives on the Clyde
She was eagerly awaited and at last she arrives on the Clyde

Sister to the mv BUTE delivered last year, the latest new ferry built for Caledonian MacBrayne, the mv ARGYLE, arrived on a day soaked, not with April showers, but with April sunshine this morning, 29th April 2007.

Enthusiasts and Calmac travellers alike have been awaiting the new ferry, but probably true to say that the former have anticipated her arrival long before your average Rothesay-goer has, with AIS screens being hungrily scanned as she left her builders in Gdansk until her arrival, ( via a short stop in Portland) on the Firth of Clyde's welcoming waters earlier on today."

Sunday Business Post | Irish Business News

Sunday Business Post Irish Business News: "Donegal trawler company sues state
29 April 2007 By Ian Kehoe
The company behind one of the country’s largest supertrawlers has launched a multimillion-euro legal action against the state, claiming the government unlawfully reduced its fishing quota.

Atlantean, a Donegal company that operates a vessel of the same name, has taken judicial review proceedings in the High Court against the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources.

The company is also seeking €4million in damages. If Atlantean is successful, more than a dozen other vessels could take similar actions.

The potential liability to the state is estimated at between €60 million and €80 million. Atlantean is owned by Dublin-based fisherman Des Faherty, but operate s from Killybegs in Co Donegal. The case has now been listed for hearing in the Commercial Court, the part of the High Court which fast-tracks multimillion euro business disputes."

Professional Mariner

Professional Mariner

The Pilot Boat: Human Error#links

The Pilot Boat: Human Error#links

Fictional Human Error

Very interesting blog on pilot boats, with a fictional human error story link here.

.·´¯`·-» BLOGUE dos NAVIOS e do MAR - SHIPS AND THE SEA «-·´¯`·.

.·´¯`·-» BLOGUE dos NAVIOS e do MAR - SHIPS AND THE SEA «-·´¯`·.: "Following a refit and dry dock at the Lisnave shipyard in Setubal, the Cruise Ship THE WORLD (43.188 GT / 2002), was photographed leaving the river Sado outbound for Lisbon on 30 April 2007."

Other Maritime Blogs

Was looking around for other Maritime blogs on the net and we came across, this great blog Called Tims Times. They have some lovely pictures of a French pilot boat coming alongside.