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Low Uptake for June Tie-up: Those deemed eligible even lower

Low Uptake for June Tie-up: Those deemed eligible even lower

Of little surprise, no doubt, to Ireland’s fishermen and women, uptake on the Minister’s COVID-19 Tie-up Scheme for the Irish fleet so far has been low. Out of those who did apply, less than 63% were granted eligibility to the scheme. A statement from BIM this afternoon indicates that out of a total 104 applications received for the Temporary Fleet Tie-up Scheme for the month of June, 65...

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No convergence in latest Brexit talks

No convergence in latest Brexit talks

As the clock ran down on the "best endeavours" timeline set out in the Withdrawal Agreement for reaching an agreement on fisheries, the latest round of negotiations between the EU and UK aimed at securing a future partnership deal have again broken up without...

Barrow Lifeboat called to Stricken Vessel

Barrow Lifeboat called to Stricken Vessel

Yesterday, Jully 1st, Barrow Lifeboat Station’s volunteer crew launched their inshore lifeboat to go to the aid of a fishing vessel which had lost power at the south end of Walney Channel. The call for assistance came from the HM Coastguard base in Holyhead, at 5.35...

FURUNO acquire Danish company EMRI A/S

FURUNO acquire Danish company EMRI A/S

Furuno, the global leader in Maritime Navigation, Communication and Acoustic systems, has announced the acquisition, on July 1, 2020, of the Danish company EMRI A/S, which specialises in autopilots, steering control, joystick dynamic positioning and maneuvering...

Regional

UK: Offshore alerts, notices and news at the industry’s fingertips

UK: Offshore alerts, notices and news at the industry’s fingertips

A new online Kingfisher Bulletin service has been launched. The website and app share information about offshore hazards and activity, alerting fishermen so they can work safely around them. The new online service offers a wide range of benefits for users, and...

Europe

No convergence in latest Brexit talks

No convergence in latest Brexit talks

As the clock ran down on the "best endeavours" timeline set out in the Withdrawal Agreement for reaching an agreement on fisheries, the latest round of negotiations between the EU and UK aimed at securing a future partnership deal have again broken up without...

International

FURUNO acquire Danish company EMRI A/S

FURUNO acquire Danish company EMRI A/S

Furuno, the global leader in Maritime Navigation, Communication and Acoustic systems, has announced the acquisition, on July 1, 2020, of the Danish company EMRI A/S, which specialises in autopilots, steering control, joystick dynamic positioning and maneuvering...

Research

Plastic Recycling from Europe being dumped in Asian Waters

Plastic Recycling from Europe being dumped in Asian Waters

New research from NUI Galway and the University of Limerick has for the first time quantified the volume of plastic from European countries (EU, UK, Switzerland and Norway) that contributes to ocean littering from exported recycling. While European countries have...

Notices

Marine Notice 25 of 2020: Two Separate Fatal Boarding Incidents

Marine Notice 25 of 2020: Two Separate Fatal Boarding Incidents

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport wishes to bring to the attention of all fishing vessel owners/operators, skippers, fishers and seafarers two recent reports published by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board into two marine casualties involving fatal...

Events

Exhibitor Profiles – Marine Design Int. Ltd

Exhibitor Profiles – Marine Design Int. Ltd

Back in March we had over 145 companies from 14 different countries all booked up to see you at Irish Skipper Expo in Limerick. Over the next few weeks we will focus some of these exhibitors for you. You can always find a full listing with contact details of each...

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Irish Skipper Expo

12-13 March 2021

Scottish Skipper Expo

13-14 November 2020

English Skipper Expo

to be confirmed