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NEW VESSELS, CLARE LIFESAVERS AND BRENDAN BEHAN
A man who
arrived in Ireland from Poland to grow oysters, but found that designing
boats was what he was best at is featured on this edition of THIS
is setting a new trend in the design of boats to counter drugs-running
and people-smuggling which he is building at Youghal on the East
Also on this
edition, the lifesavers of Clare, who are the best in Ireland and
you may not have known that Brendan Behan, Ireland's famous writer,
was once involved in the maritime sphere, but not with much distinction!
.He was employed as a painter in St.John's Lighthouse in County
Down, but the Principal Keeper got fed-up with his work or, it would
seem, lack thereof and wrote to the Engineer-in-Charge of Irish
Lights calling for Behan to be dismissed.
amongst the stories on THIS ISLAND NATION, where there is always
something new and interesting to be reported about the sea.
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MARINE DEPLOY WAVE DATA BUOY AT PORT OF CORK
Marine a leader in the Metocean data networking was awarded a contract
to design and deploy an operational Wave Buoy by Port of Cork in
late 2016, to be deployed at Roches Point on the approach
to Cork Harbour.
the Wave climate in Ireland takes its toll on equipment, a large
platform was recommended in order to survive the heavy weather,
and maximise visibility of the data buoy to the shipping activity
using the harbour on a daily basis.
to this development is the TechWorks Marine TMBB-Data Acquisition
and Transmission system, the versatile and configurable monitoring
platform is designed around it. The TMBB is a robust, reliable and
scalable data acquisition system, which ensures the ongoing collection
and transmission of quality assured data to enable clients to make
informed decisions linked to their commercial activity. Already
operational, data is being transmitted in real-time every 20 minutes
to the Port of Cork Operations station. The inertial wave sensor
used on the buoy is the SeaView Systems SVS-603. The Mobilis Jet9000
buoy Hull was selected as the most robust and reliable platform
for such long term operational deployment.
engineering team at TechWorks Marine carried out the full system
integration and testing and extensive onsite training was provided,
combined with detailed hardware and software documentation. The
TechWorks Marine Data buoy can be easily upgraded in the future
with additional Meteorological and Oceanographic sensors given the
modular structure of the TMBB system.
Charlotte OKelly, CEO of TechWorks Marine confirmed that the
Wave buoy was deployed operationally in early December following
initial on-site testing by TechWorks Marine. Ms O'Kelly said: At
present, the data buoy reports directly to the Port of Cork operations
centre from where its data is used to ensure the safety of ships
coming in and out of the Harbour.
of Cork Harbour Master, Captain Paul O Regan commented on the wave
buoy saying: To date the wave data we have collected has been
extremely useful with regards to our shipping operations. Safety
is our first priority at the Port of Cork and this technology will
assist us as we see larger vessels arriving into the port.
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