The first phase of a safety sign roll out in Dublin Bay has just been launched. This phase involves 31 signs located along the north Dublin coastline at Ring Buoys and Bathing Shelters. Each sign will have its location displayed; this aims to improve the efficiency of the response of the emergency services when they receive an urgent call for help. A problem often encounter by the Coast Guard is knowing where the exact location of an emergency is, if a casualty is in the water or on a beach directing a lifeboat, helicopter or ground crew to a scene needs to be done without delay. The project is a joint initiative between Dublin Port Company, the Irish Coast Guard and Dublin City Council and is hoped will save time and lives in rescues on the Dublin Bay coastline. More here from Afloat.ie
Monthly Archives: May 2014
Legenderry Maritime Festival Ready to Welcome Clipper Round The World Race
25 Days to Go!.. Richard Fearon of Lough Swilly Yacht Club is getting excited about the homecoming of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race during the Legenderry Maritime Festival in Derry from 21-29 June. Richie himself skippered one of the Clipper Yachts in the 2009-10, 40,000 mile race.
The fleet of twelve 70ft Clipper ocean racers will arrive beneath the Foyle Bridge from Saturday 21st June for the week-long festival in Derry~Londonderry, before setting off on their final race leg from Greencastle Co Donegal on Sunday 29th June, along with a stunning display from the RAF Red Arrows. Richard is pictured with Anna Dalton and Meghann McKeever.
Legenderry Maritime Festival website here