Trawler Conversion into houseboat has begun

Trawler Conversion into houseboat has begun

Sean Weekes has undertaken a major project in the form of a trawler conversion into a house boat.  The work is being undertaken by a connemara shipwright who has overseen all works to date. This is the second project iniciated by Sean, His attempts to Save the “Bonny Roy” a John Tyrrell and Sons 50 ft […]

Marine Notice No. 37 of 2017  LPG Systems on Vessels

Marine Notice No. 37 of 2017 LPG Systems on Vessels

Marine Notice No 37 of 2017 Use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) installations and systems on merchant vessels, fishing vessels, pleasure craft and other marine craft.   Marine Notice 37 of 2017 LPG installations   The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport have produced a new notice in relation to the safe use of LPG […]

Cobra 850 For Sale

Cobra 850 For Sale

Yacht for Sale Cobra 850 looking for a good home. New rig and standing rigging 2017. Good sail inventory, head sail furling slab reefing anchor windlass tidy interior with sleeping for four. Bukh 10 hp pushes her along nicely. Tidy example has been extensively cruised by previous owners to include Baltic, France and Spain. Reduced […]

Costa-Concordia Makes her final voyage

Costa-Concordia Makes her final voyage

The rusted hulk of what was once the Costa Concordia made its final journey to a dry dock in Italy where it will be cut up and recycled once and for all. On Thursday a team of five tugboats helped transfer what remains of the cruise ship across the harbour in Genoa to a Dry […]

The future of shipping

The future of shipping

  The future of cargo transportation will be autonomous, according to Rolls-Royce, which has revealed plans for a remote-controlled, unmanned ship that could take to the seas as early as 2020. The Rolls-Royce-led Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA), which brings together university researchers, ship designers and equipment manufacturers, has been testing the technology in Finland. […]