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Courtmac lifeboat rescues stricken fishing vessel

THE Courtmacsherry lifeboat was called out on Sunday morning to go to the aid of a 90ft fishing vessel that had got into difficulties while fishing 35 miles off the coast of Seven Heads in West Cork and sought assistance. The lifeboat with a crew of seven volunteers were underway within minutes and headed to the scene of the casualty which was due south of the Old Head of Kinsale,

Fisheries sector to benefit from China trade mission

Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has said that the Irish fisheries sector is to benefit from a successful trade mission to China by Minister for Agriculture and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD.   “The Government led trade mission to China has been really positive for our fisheries sector. Today in Qingdao city, Minister Coveney opened the opened the largest ever Irish pavilion at the China Seafood &

Union Hall’s new RNLI lifeboat station is ready for action

  THE RNLI’s 45th lifeboat station in Ireland has officially been put on service at Union Hall for a trial period of two years. The station boat is now a declared search and rescue asset based at Keelbeg Pier in Union Hall. The RNLI will operate a B class Atlantic 75 lifeboat from temporary station facilities and launching from a slipway adjacent to the pier. The station’s lifeboat Maritime Nation

High Court action threatened over Bantry Bay fish farm escape report

WEST Cork based environmental group Friends of the Irish Environment have threatened High Court action in their attempts to obtain the report on the escape of 230,000 salmon in Bantry Bay last February.   The storm on February 1, 2014, saw a cage break loose from its mooring and upend itself into another cage at Gerahies in Bantry Bay. The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney refused to release the report