Irish government announced seven offshore renewable energy projects that have been designated as relevant projects. This means they will be speeded up under the country’s new Marine Planning and Development Management Bill, 2020.
Ireland’s MCIB issued an investigation report on the fatality of a crew member while attempting to board a fishing vessel at Rosslare Europort, in May 2019. The crew member was under the influence of alcohol.
Ireland’s MCIB issued an investigation report on a fatal incident at Killybegs Harbour Co. Donegal in March 2019. The investigation revealed a man fell in the water while transiting from one vessel to another, after consumption of alcohol and in poor weather that caused movement of vessels.
Despite the several disruptions that COVID-19 has brought upon the shipping industry, Ireland’s second largest port, Port of Cork continues its trade operations. In fact, port authorities confirmed that freight operations and arrivals still remain unaffected.
Cork County Council’s marine contractor boarded the ghost ship that ran aground on Cork coast during Storm Dennis. It is believed that the ship had been drifting for more than a year, passing the Americas, Africa and Europe.
A ghost ship washed ashore in Ireland after more than a year at sea. Namely, public was warned away from MV Alta, which ran aground on Cork coast during Storm Dennis. It is believed that the ship had been drifting for more than a year, passing the Americas, Africa and Europe.
One fisherman lost his life and another one is missing after a trawler sank seven miles South of Hook Head, Ireland, on 4 January, according to data provided by RNLI. The vessel activated an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) alert on 10.30 pm Saturday.
Organizations in Ireland, Wales and Cornwall have joined forces to work together for the development of floating wind energy projects in the Celtic Sea. The Celtic Sea Alliance announced it is working with national, devolved and local governments on the best approach to deliver floating wind projects.
During the UN Climate Summit 2019, Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that he and his Climate Change Advisory Council announced that oil offshore explorations should end in Ireland waters, as the exploration procedures are not in line with a low-carbon future.
Ireland’s Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) issued an investigation report on a fatal incident involving a recreational powerboat off the Coonanna Pier in Co. Kerry, in September 2018. The report highlighted issues related to lack of basic safety equipment and consumption of alcohol.
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