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  • They were lucky with the weather conditions as well.





  • Sitting on Dun Laoghaire pier at moment watching this sail out of the harbour. Wonder if it's gone for good.




  • scotchy wrote: »
    Sitting on Dun Laoghaire pier at moment watching this sail out of the harbour. Wonder if it's gone for good.

    Afloat had an article on it a few days ago saying the boat had been repaired and was heading back to spain




  • More like old news, but a report and footage from the first car ferry to arrive into Rosslare.
    For the first time a car ferry service at Rosslare Harbour will allow passengers to drive between ship and shore.

    Following an eight month period of hard work, the first drive on-drive off car ferry service begins at Rosslare Harbour in County Wexford. The British Railways’ steamer St David arrives from Fishguard in Wales carrying 63 cars and one motorcycle.

    The first car ashore is driven by John Freeman from London. Once vehicles leave the ship, they are driven onto a moveable ramp and then through a subway under Rosslare Pier. Drivers continues along a newly built concrete road to the mainland where they pass through customs.

    Previously cars had been lifted off the steamers by crane and brought to the mainland on railway wagons.

    Passengers travelling to Fishguard on the return journey are also using the car ferry for the first time.

    Initially, there will be two steamers a day, increasing to three ships a day in each direction during the summer. 25,000 tourist cars have already been booked on the route.

    The official opening at Rosslare is to take place on 11 June 1965.

    An RTÉ News report broadcast on 24 May 1965. The footage shown here is mute.

    Video in link. https://www.rte.ie/archives/2020/0417/1132069-new-car-ferry-service/




  • I see Ever Given is still detained in the Suez, latest is they are blaming the canal for allowing them through in bad weather with no tugs, apparently a decision will be made on Sunday as to what happens next.
    Lawyers representing Shoei Kisen argued that the SCA had been at fault for allowing the ship to enter the waterway amid bad weather, Ahmed Abu Ali, a member of the legal team, told Reuters, adding that the authority failed to prove any fault by the ship.

    Recordings from the ship that were presented to the court showed disagreements between SCA pilots and its control centre over whether it should enter the canal, Abu Ali said.

    Lawyers for Shoei Kisen said the ship should have been accompanied by at least two tug boats suitable for the ship's size "but this didn't happen", he added.

    The court was expected to issue a decision on the case on Sunday, lawyers and witnesses said.

    https://www.reuters.com/world/ship-owner-says-suez-canal-was-fault-over-ever-given-grounding-lawyer-2021-05-22/


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  • Brand new container ship MV X-Press Pearl has been on fire for six days now, off the coast of Sri Lanka. Her cargo of 1,486 containers includes 25 tonnes of Nitric Acid. All 25 crew members have thankfully been safely evacuated.





  • Some pics from protest in Cork today
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  • Some pics from protest in Cork today
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  • I would have thought the trawlers would have been better off blocking the entrance to cork harbour in the roches point area then being tied up to the dock


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  • neris wrote: »
    I would have thought the trawlers would have been better off blocking the entrance to cork harbour in the roches point area then being tied up to the dock

    It’s their first protest. They won’t want to obstruct other mariners doing their job, just showing that they can organise themselves for a protest.




  • Odelay wrote: »
    It’s their first protest. They won’t want to obstruct other mariners doing their job, just showing that they can organise themselves for a protest.

    It was done really well, and organised so as not to disrupt the work of the port.

    About 30 or so years ago, they blocked the Port, and the Harbour Board's dredger cleared the way, followed by the Naval service.

    More recently, a similar protest was held outside Roches point about 15 years back. The only ones who noticed was their own followers. The Port's pilot launch guided visiting ships through the protest safely.




  • Some of the new rules are crazy, they want Irish trawlers to have their already ice packed catch weighed on the pier with all ice removed, then repack with ice, it's a health hazard and would take many hours to do each time, this rule only applies to Irish registered boats in Ireland. RSW trawlers will have to remove the water from the fish and then weigh them, this will damage the fish. Meanwhile Spanish trawlers unload their fish in Irish ports directly on to Spanish registered trucks with little or no checks whatsoever with no need to de-ice.

    More here...
    https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40288877.html




  • Some of the new rules are crazy, they want Irish trawlers to have their already ice packed catch weighed on the pier with all ice removed, then repack with ice, it's a health hazard and would take many hours to do each time, this rule only applies to Irish registered boats in Ireland. RSW trawlers will have to remove the water from the fish and then weigh them, this will damage the fish. Meanwhile Spanish trawlers unload their fish in Irish ports directly on to Spanish registered trucks with little or no checks whatsoever with no need to de-ice.

    More here...
    https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40288877.html


    How did things end up going this way? and what happens with this penalty point system they've been harping on about? If this is a new law they're creating how come the Spanish are exempt?




  • How did things end up going this way? and what happens with this penalty point system they've been harping on about? If this is a new law they're creating how come the Spanish are exempt?

    There's a requirement to have a penalty point system, different countries interpretation is totally different, one of the big issues with the Irish one is that if you are charged with an offence by the sfpa, you have to go before the courts and fight your case, whether you win or lose you have to go before three people appointed by the sfpa, they can decide you were guilty and it can lead firstly to your licence being completely worthless or to even completely confiscated longer term. Individual s have been subject to vendetta s by certain sfpa officers, they have it rigged so that they can decide to wrongfully arrest boats and Skippers and put them out of business without them ever being convicted. That is only the start of where the Irish system is rigged against fishermen compared to other eu countries. We need a points system similar to the other eu countries.




  • Dare I say it, but it seems to me they system was fairer when the Navy did all the arresting, or the GS when it was Salmon season. The Dept of Marine wanted something like the Scottish agency, but instead ended up with the fisheries board under a new name. The plan should have seen more enforcement at the marketplace, but that was too hard.




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    Ongoing situation since this skipper was threatening a smaller irish boat during the night, coastguard, navy etc all contacted, they are monitoring the situation, the line on the image is the 12 mile limit, he is not allowed inside it but they have been coming further and further inside recently




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    Screenshot_20210529_084145_com.astrapaging.vf.jpgThe dots that are more apart is where he was shooting his gear at a higher speed the night before, the closer dots is because he was hauling his gear at a slower speed, you can clearly see that he hauled his Western gear and didn't haul 3 miles of his Eastern gear, letting it to ghost fish and letting the plastic in the sea




  • This is the the screenshot I meant to post above, I don't seem to be able to add it above


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  • neris wrote: »


    I suppose it's only a matter of time before EU vessels take full control of policing the seas around Ireland...

    https://afloat.ie/port-news/navy/item/50490-naval-service-shortages-sees-ireland-having-to-rely-on-eu-ship-to-patrol-fishing-waters




  • 'A' Spanish fishing vessel has been detained by the Irish Naval Services...

    https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40303160.html

    https://twitter.com/naval_service/status/1399489007474688011?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1399489007474688011%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishexaminer.com%2Fnews%2Farid-40303160.html
    A Spanish trawler allegedly fishing illegally in Irish waters has been detained by the Naval Service.

    It follows an incident in which a Spanish trawler was involved in a confrontation with Irish fishermen last Friday.

    That vessel is alleged to have been operating illegally within the waters of Bantry Bay, which is within Ireland's 12-nautical mile limit.

    The limit gives exclusive rights to Irish-registered fishing vessels to fish in those waters.

    The Naval Services said the LÉ RÓISÍN detained a Spanish vessel 95 miles south of Mizen Head, Ireland's most south-westerly point.

    A statement from the Navy said: "The Irish Naval Service Vessel LÉ RÓISÍN has detained a Spanish registered Fishing Vessel approximately 95 Nautical Miles South of Mizen Head.

    "The detention was in relation to alleged breaches of fishing regulations. The vessel will be escorted to port, where on arrival it will be handed over to An Garda Síochána.

    "This is the fifth vessel detained by the Naval Service in 2021. The Defence Forces conduct at-sea fishery inspections in line with the service level agreement with the Sea Fishery Protection Authority, as part of its delivery of government services to the state."




  • Go get them Navy.




  • Tabnabs wrote: »
    Brand new container ship MV X-Press Pearl has been on fire for six days now, off the coast of Sri Lanka. Her cargo of 1,486 containers includes 25 tonnes of Nitric Acid. All 25 crew members have thankfully been safely evacuated.

    Fire out now but shes partially sitting on the bottom and they cant move her. Looks a total mess.

    https://www.irishexaminer.com/world/arid-40304036.html




  • A total mess is right.

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  • big financial loss there, she was barely 4 months old









  • I am not sure if this is the correct thread for this question but, does anyone here know, have Brittany Ferries stopped their Ringaskiddy service?

    Just Armorique used to be in 3 times a week and the Pont Avon came out of Le Harve last week, went to Roscoff and is operating other routes as is Armorique and neither have been to Ringaskiddy.




  • kub wrote: »
    I am not sure if this is the correct thread for this question but, does anyone here know, have Brittany Ferries stopped their Ringaskiddy service?

    Just Armorique used to be in 3 times a week and the Pont Avon came out of Le Harve last week, went to Roscoff and is operating other routes as is Armorique and neither have been to Ringaskiddy.

    Still happening. France on Saturday on Pont Aven and Wednesday on Armorique.
    Took a break for a few trips, back again on 23rd June. Freight only at present due to travel restrictions.


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  • Proof, once again, that the seafarer is on the lower rungs of the ladder when it comes to workers. That poor, poor family and crew.
    A container ship owned by the same company as the Ever Given — the ship that blocked the Suez Canal — is sailing back to Italy this week, nearly two months after its captain died on board and the ship was turned away from multiple ports in Asia.

    According to the maritime news site gCaptain, the Ital Libera container ship works the Far East to South Africa Express, delivering shipments between South Africa and ports in China and Taiwan.

    It's owned by Italia Marittima, a subsidiary of the Evergreen Marine Corporation, the company that owns the Ever Given.

    The ship brought on a new captain and crew before setting off from Durban, South Africa, on April 1, and within days a number of crew members became sick in what appeared to be a COVID-19 outbreak on board, according to the Maritime Executive.

    Captain Angel Capurro, 61, is believed to have died on board on April 13, according to Italy's ANSA news agency.

    Capurro tested negative for the coronavirus before getting on the ship, and traveled to Durban via Doha, Qatar, and Johannesburg, South Africa, according to the Maritime Executive.

    When Capurro died a decision was made to divert the ship to the port of Jakarta for a 14-day quarantine, according to gCaptain.

    After the quarantine was over, Italian officials wanted to fly the captain's body back to Italy, but no Asian ports allowed anyone get off the boat, Maritime Executive reports.

    The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs was said to have been turned down by Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, the Philippines, and South Africa.

    For that reason, a decision was made for the ship to sail to Italy to return the captain's body, according to a June 7 update from the Hapag-Lloyd shipping company, a partner of Evergreen.

    Hapag-Lloyd said the ship will return to its Far East service, but dates on when are yet to be determined, according to gCaptain.

    As of Thursday, the Ital Libera was sailing in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt, according to the shipping tracker AIS.
    https://www.businessinsider.com/cargo-ship-turned-away-from-asia-dead-captain-still-on-board-2021-6?r=US&IR=T


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