• Lifeboat launch delays ‘risking lives’

    Lifeboat launch delays ‘risking lives’

    23rd October 2017

    MPs ask minister to review Coastguard operations. Calls are growing for a review of MCA Search and Rescue operations, amid concerns that delays in launching lifeboats are costing fishermen’s lives. Two experienced lifeboat helmsmen voiced their concerns following the recent…

  • Feature: Bellerophon II

    Feature: Bellerophon II

    13th July 2017

    New 7m netter for Looe from Kilkeel boat yard. Looe skipper Robert Chapman recently took delivery of a new 7m GRP netter built in Kilkeel, Co Down by G Smyth Boats, reports Martin Johns. Above: Bellerophon leaving Kilkeel harbour for engine…


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