Monday 26th - Saturday 31st December
Coaster callers this week included TELAMON
SOSPAN DAU departed on St Stephens day and returned to Rosslare to resume dredging.
GRANUAILE was noted working on offshore buoy's during the week , she anchored overnight in the bay too.
There was a large scale multi-agency search for a missing person at Wicklow port and area during the week. Sadly no person was located. Our thoughts are with the family.
Monday 19th - Sunday 25th December
Coaster callers this week included CEG COSMOS and TELAMON.
Visitors to the port included the dredger SOSPAN DAU , she arrived from Rosslare to lie alongside over Christmas.
The GRANUAILE anchored in the overnight during the week , she was noted working on navigation bouys near the Codling.
Traffic sightings included the RNLI Trent class lifeboat RNLB DOUGLAS ALKMAN SMITH (14-08) from Invergordon on her way to Carroll’s Yard in Wexford for a refit. The tanker BITFLOWER , the containership EM SPETSES and the Ro/Ro OPALINE , she was noted in the bay on Christmas day.
Monday 12th - Sunday 18th December
Coaster callers this week included PUR NOVOLOK and CEG COSMOS.
Traffic sightings included the liner BOUDICCA , SCOT TRADER , CITO , AYRESS , GRANUAILE , LE CIARA and ARKLOW RACER. A notable sighting included STRATHFOYLE motoring north off Wicklow port on this morning. The Damen ASD 2310 type tug is on delivery passage to Derry. She was built in China and transhipped to Holland to be fitted out.
Monday 5th - Sunday 11th December
Coaster callers this week included CEROWNBREEZE , SCOT ISLES , ANNE DORTE and ISIS.
Visitors to the port included the beam trawler BRIDGET CARMEL and the Canadian catamaran WATERDOG. A notable visitor was Santa on Wicklow lifeboat on Saturday afternoon.
Traffic sightings included the coaster RABA and tanker BRO GEMINI.
Monday 28th November - Sunday 4th December
Coaster callers this week included ELBETOR RMS BREMEN and CROWNBREEZE.
Traffic in the bay included ASSLI, PINNU , DONAU , SANDETTIE , FILIA NETTIE , ARKLOW FREEDOM and the tankers STELLA ORION and THRESHER.
A notable sighting was the Dutch naval vessel HNLMS VAN AMSTEL southbound out of Dublin after a weekend courtesy visit. The Customs cutter FAIRE was also noted in the bay.
Monday 21sth - Sunday 27th November
Coaster callers this week included ALIZEE
Traffic sightings included PERGOL HAV , SOSPAN DAU , LE ORLA , SEATRUCK PACE , EPSILON and the tanker SEAHAKE.
Monday 14th - Sunday 20th November
Coaster callers this week included CEG COSMOS and ALIZE.
Traffic sightings included ELBTRADER , FAST HERMAN , AYRESS , MSC EDITH and the tanker SUPERIORTY.
There was a huge search off Arklow during the week for a missing fisherman. The alarm was raised after a man went overboard from a fishing vessel off Arklow. RNLI Lifeboats from Arklow , Wicklow and Rosslare as well as Coast Guard helicopters from Dublin and Waterford took part in the search. The LE ORLA also arrived to join the search. Sadly the man was not located. Our sincere condolences to his family.
There was a ‘Super moon’ during the week, the moon was the closest to earth since 1948, it will be 2032 or so before the moon will be this close.
Monday 7th - Sunday 13th November
Coaster callers this week included MUSKETIER , SCOT ISLES , BUTES and THEA MARIEKE.
Visitors to the port this week included the ferry FOYLE VENTURE and beam trawlers MARY KATE and BRIDGET CARMEL.
Traffic sightings included RABA , MIRROR , FRI LAKE and the tanker SEELING. A notable sighting was the ARKLOW BROOK winch training with Air Corps AW139 helicopter '279'. Two naval vessels LE JAMES JOYCE and LE ORLA were also noted in the bay.
The containership KHOLMOGORY was noted at anchor near the Codling during the week.
The coastal project project on the Murrough is nearing completion.
Monday 31st October - Sunday 6th November
Coaster callers this week included CEG COSMOS and MUSKETIER.
Traffic sightings include PEREGRINE , THUN GENIUS and the large container vessel MSC EDITH.
Monday 24th - Sunday 30th October
Coaster callers this week included SCOT MARINER and ANNE DORTE
Visitors to the port during the week included the beam trawler MARY KATE.
Traffic sightings included RABA , SEATRUCK PACE , EPSILON and the tanker MERSEY FISHER.
The CIL tender GRANUAILE was noted working on navigation buoys north of Wicklow port during the week.
Monday 17th - Sunday 23rd October
Coaster callers this week included OHLAU
Traffic sightings included EPSILON , SEATRUCK PACE ,RABA , BUTES , BITFLOWER , GRANUAILE and BURHOU I . Notable sightings included the HMS SEVERN and the Chinese semi-submersible vessel HUA VANG LONG.
Monday 10th - Sunday 16th October
Coaster callers this week included CEG COSMOS
Visitors to the port included the beam trawlers MARY KATE and MARY KATE.
Traffic sightings included the liner MARO POLO , AYRESS , EPSILON and the tanker CLYDE FISHER.
A notable sighting was the SEATRUCK PACE heading south on the new Dublin – Avonmouth Saturday service.
The racing yacht KILCULLEN VOYAGER went south off the South India buoy during the week. Skipper Enda O'Coineen is on passage to France to compete in the Vendée Globe Challenge. The race will start next month in the Bay of Biscay at Les Sables d’Olonne.
Monday 3rd - Sunday 9th October
Coaster callers included VERITY and SLYVE.
Notable sightings this week included the ferry CLIPPER POINT inbound for Dublin from Gibraltar and the oil rig BORGNY DOLPHIN being towed by two large tugs to Turkey for demolition.
Visitors to the port included the beam trawler BRIDGET CARMEL.
Monday 26th September – 2nd October
Coaster callers included the MUSKETIER.
Traffic sightings included the research vessel CEFAS ENDEAVOUR working in the Irish sea and the crane ship LARA 1 (ex MERSEY MAMMOTH) inbound for Arklow , to lift the new build SPIRIT OF RATHLIN into the water.
The coaster GULF ANGEL was noted at anchor in the bay during the week.
Monday 19th – Sunday 25th September
Coaster callers included SCOT ISLES and MERIT
The work vessel WIND was in the port during th week.
Visitors to the port included the beam trawler MARY KATE and research vessel T BURKE.
Traffic sightings included the coasters RABA , AYRESS and ARKLOW VALIANT. The liner HAMBURG was also a notable sighting.
Monday 13th – Sunday 18th September
Coaster callers included ECHION and ISIS
The work vessel loaded more equipment to repair wind turbines off Arklow.
Traffic included the mussel trawler EMERALD GRATIA and the research vessel CELTIC VOYAGER
Monday 5th – Sunday 12th September
Coaster callers included ECHION
WIND returned to the port after replacing gearboxes on some of the wind turbines.
Visitors to the port during the week included FASTNET SOUND and the beam trawlers MARY KATE, BRIDGET CARMEL and JOHNNY K.
Filming of 'Vikings' concluded during the week.
Traffic sightings included the liner AMEDEA.
Monday 29th August – Sunday 4th September
Coaster callers included CROWNBREEZE and SCOT CARRIER
The work vessel WIND arrived to load components to repair wind turbines of Arklow.
Traffic sightings included the liner ORIANA heading north outside the Codling.
Filming of the new series of 'Vikings' took place in the bay during the week , the Waterford based FASTNET SOUND arrived to provide a platform for shooting at sea.
The Capstan was returned to its home this week after being renovated by a company in Arklow.The coaster LIAMARE anchored offshore on Sunday.She was in the bay most of the day and resumed passage south later.
Monday 22nd – Sunday 28th August
Coaster callers included ISIS and CROWNBREEZE
Visitors to the port this week included the beam trawler BRIDGET CARMEL
Traffic in the bay included RABA south for Rosslare with Scottish round timber and the Cunard liner QUEEN ELIZABETH.
Monday 14th – Sunday 21st August
Visitors to the port included MARY KATE and BRIDGET CARMEL
Aircraft sightings included a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain (G-EEJE) over the bay – aircraft operates out of the local Newcastle Aerodrome.
Monday 8th – Sunday14th August
Coaster callers included ISIS
Traffic included the liner STAR LEGEND , out of Dun Laoghaire for La Pallice and the Ro/Ro’s WILHELMINE north for Dublin and ARROW out of Dublin for Portbury in the Bristol Channel.
Monday 1st – Sunday7th August
Coaster callers included ARLAU and VELOX
Visitors to the port include the UK Scout training vessel T.S JACK PETCHEY.
The J W ARCHER departed during the week for her home port in Wales.
Traffic sightings included the liner SEABOURN QUEST.
Monday 24th – Sunday 24th July
Coaster callers included THEA MARIEKE and ISIS
Traffic sightings included the former RNLI Arun class lifeboat SAMUEL J , she was on a delivery passage to new owners in Blyth.
Work continues at the coastal protection scheme on the Murrough
Monday 18th – Sunday 24th July
Coaster callers included ELBETOR and SCOT RANGER
The small research vessel SIX-WEST was noted in the harbour during the week conducting a survey.
A replica longhip used to film the 'Viking' series was noted being launched and recovered in the harbour during the week.
Traffic sightings included the liner CELEBRITY SILOUETTE and the coasters RABA and AYRESS.
Monday 11th – Sunday 17th July
Coaster callers included KARIN LEHMANN, ELBETORand ISIS.
Visitors to the port included the former Wicklow lifeboat J W ARCHER arriving from Skerries. The 42’ Watson was based here from 1957-1987. She is now privately owned by Hugh Searle and is here for the RNLI Open day. The beam trawler MARY KATE was also noted in the port during the week.
The research vessels KEARY , TONN and GEO were noted working in the bay during the week.
Traffic sightings included the liners MAGELLAEN and PRINSENDAM
Monday 4th – Sunday 10th July
Coaster callers this week included CROWNBREEZE .
Visitors to the port included the training yacht SPIRIT of OYSTERHAVEN , inshore BIM research vessel T BURKE and Beam trawlers BRIDGET CARMEL and MARY KATE.
The small inshore research vessel GEO was noted working in the bay this week, she is one of three vessels working out of Greystones at the moment.
Traffic sightings included the ferry EPSILON , ARKLOW BRAVE , and the tanker BITLAND.
Monday 27th June – Sunday 3rd July
Coaster callers included LADY ARIANE , ISIS , CROWN MARY and CROWN BREEZE.
Traffic in the bay included the ferry EPSILON heading south on Monday to Rosslare after a run to France. The Belgian naval vessels BNS Leopold I & BNS Louise-Marie were noted heading south off the Codling after a call to Dublin. The liner MAGELLEAN went south for the Scilly Isles after a call to Dublin. Coaster traffic included the RABA with round timber for Youghal.
Geological Survey Ireland were in the area during the week, a tripod with various electronic equipment was noted on the Castle, while the inshore survey craft GEO was in the area.
Monday 20th – Sunday 26th June
Coaster callers included KRACKAU and LADY ARIANE.
Traffic sightings included the small coaster RIVER TRADER ex HOO BEECH , the Ro/Ro ferry VALENTINE , the Dutch Navy auxiliary ship, HNLMS Van Kinsbergen (A902) ,
The former 47’ Watson class lifeboat JOSEPH SAOR. The sailing vessel LORD NELSON,heading south for the Scilly Isles on Saturday afternoon. A notable sighting was the US training vessel EMPIRE STATE went south out of Dublin on Sunday afternoon, she was bound for the Mediterranean.
Monday morning saw all three MOD 70’s break the previous record for the fastest ever sail around Ireland race. With just minutes separating them Musandam Oman Sail set the new record for the 704 mile circumnavigation at 38hrs, 37mins, 7secs. The excitement continued on Monday afternoon when George David’s Rambler 88 smashed the race record for mono-hulls in an incredible time 2 days, 2hrs, 24min, 9secs.
Monday 13th – Sunday 19th June
Coaster callers this week included ISIS
Traffic sightings included the ferry EPSILON , Rosslare Severn lifeboat 17-43 and the Ro/Ro VESPERTINE.
Wicklow RNLI Lifeboat launched during the week to assist a yacht with mechanical problems, the trimaran lost power and was a danger to shipping 10 miles offshore. She launched again on Sunday afternoon to assist a lone French sailor , south of Wicklow head.
Rock armour is being placed at the Murrough for the coastal protection project.
The Dublin based Coast Guard helicopter EI-ICG was in the area during the week on a training exercise.
The 2016 Volvo Round Ireland yacht race began at 1-p on Saturday, with over 56 yachts crossing the line in the mono hull race. they were followed 10 minutes later by a group of multi-hull vessels , which included 3 MOD 70’s (Concise 10, Musandam Oman Sail and Phaedo3) and TRILOGIC representing Wicklow Sailing club. The gun was fired from LE AISLING , on her final operation patrol before being decommissioned at Galway port four days later.
Monday 6th – Sunday 12th June
Coaster callers included CEG COSMOS and BEKAU.
Visitors to the port included the beam trawlers BRIDGET CARMEL and MARY KATE.
Two sailing vessels PELICAN of LONDON and BESSIE ELLEN arrived from Wales and went to anchor in the bay overnight. They departed and anchored north of Brittas bay.
LE CIARA (P42) anchored in the bay during the week.
Wicklow RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched twice during the week to assist vessels off the Wicklow Coast
Traffic included the trimaran PPEDDO heading north for Dun Laoghaire this morning. She is here to compete in the Round Ireland Yacht Race. The ferry EPSILON was also noted heading south for France on Saturday afternoon.
Monday 30th May –Sunday 5th June
Coaster traffic included SCOT VENTURE , ALLESANDRA LEHMANN ,CEG COSMOS and BEKAU
Visitors to the port included the sail training vessel BRIAN BORU , she was recently converted from a trawler and is based in Waterford.
Traffic included the heavy lift ship BBC BAHRAIN northbound for Dublin with a deck cargo wind turbine components. ARKLOW BRAVE was also heading north for Dublin.The RO/RO ADELINE went south for Zeebrugge after a call to Dublin. Coaster traffic included the RABA south for Youghal with round timber from Scotland. She has been in a Polish yard for repairs over the past few months. ISLAY TRADER and others vessels covered while RABA was having repairs.
Sail traffic included JEAN DE LA LUNE northbound under-sail, she was expected in Dublin over the weekend for the Annual river festival, the Danish Sailing ship DEN STORE BJOERN was also noted heading south out of Dun Laoghaire The cement carrier CEMISLE was noted heading south with the containership ARX. Both were out of Dublin for Ternuzen and Rotterdam respectively. A notable sighting PB2 a former Belfast pilot boat went south for Waterford.
Skiffs from both Wicklow and Vartry rowing clubs were out training during the week.
Flags are flown on the East pier for the first time this year
Work began on the sea defence project on the Murrough.
Rescue 117 The Coast Guard s92 helicopter from Waterford was noted at Sugarloaf on Wednesday to winch a casualty to hospital from the side of the mountain. Rescue 116 also carried out a medvac after an incident near Kilpoole hill on Friday evening.
Monday 23rd – Sunday 29th May
Coaster callers included HOLSTENTOR , SYLVE and AYRESS
Traffic included the large liner CARIBBEAN PRINCESS heading north for Dublin this morning and the RO/RO MESULINE south after a call to Dublin.
Visitors to the port included the beam trawler BRIDGET CARMEL and Customs cutter FAIRE.
The County Council are carrying out preparation work on the Murrough ahead of the coastal protection work.
Traffic included the sail training yacht SPIRIT of OYSTERHAVEN north after an overnight stop in Arklow. LE CIARA was noted heading north during the week. The French liner LE BOREAL went south on Sunday evening out of Dublin for Caen.
The diving platform was erected at the North pier and the raft Wendy was launched for the summer season.Which will make the local swimmers happy.
Monday 16th - 22nd May
Coaster callers included CEG COSMOS x2 , ISIS , ANNE DORTE and HOLSTENTOR
Visitors to the port included the mussel trawler RONA and beam trawlers MARY KATE an BRIDGET CARMEL.
Traffic sightings included the coasters ARKLOW RAINBOW south off the Codling for Ghent from Drogheda. NOEST (southbound out of Drogheda for Howdendyke). RMS GOOLE from Newport heading north for Dublin. The ISLAY TRADER was noted heading out towards the Codling after discharging timber at Rosslare.
A notable sighting during the week was the SV 11 ‘Barracuda’. She is a new high speed Interceptor / Patrol vessel for military and law enforcement applications designed and built by Safehaven Marine of Cork.
Aviation traffic included the Air Corps CASA ‘Charlie 253’ transiting north over the bay and the Reims172 ‘Romeo 205’ heading south over the bay towards Arklow.
Monday 9th – 15th May
Visitors to the port included the beam trawler MARY KATE
Traffic included the tanker THUN GARLAND was noted heading south for Milford haven after delivering a cargo of oil to Dublin.
Containership sightings included the recently renamed MIRROR ex-JORK RELIANCE (until April 2016) south out of Dublin for Antwerp. Coaster sightings included the MARC ANDRE heading south from Warrenpoint for Cork and the AYRESS south for Rosslare with a cargo of round timber.
Aviation traffic included three helicopters in formation transiting south (N239MY) Hughes OH-6A Cayuse, a Hughes 269 and a Robinson 44 out of Newcastle over the weekend.
The Belgian beam trawler VAN EYCK and work vessel SGT PEPPER were noted at Arklow port during the week.
Monday 2nd – Sunday 8th May
Coaster callers included ISIS , SCOT ISLES and KREMPETOR.
LE CIARA departed at 0900hrs on Monday morning, after an unexpected bank holiday visit to Wicklow harbour
Traffic includes the EXEBORG heading north for Dublin from Montreal and the 333 metre liner MSC SPLENDIDA south outside the Codling from Dublin for Cork.
The Belgian naval vessels GODETIA (A960) and LOBELIA (M921) were noted carrying out manoeuvres as they passed through the bay on Monday afternoon, POLLUX (902) followed a short time later.
Container traffic included ELBTRADER south out of Dublin for Rotterdam
Coast Guard s92 helicopter EI-ICG was noted external load training at Newcastle aerodrome on Friday morning.
Monday 18th April - Sunday 1st May
Coaster callers included MAI LEHMANN and ISIS.
The Irish Naval Service Patrol craft LE CIARA paid an unexpected visit to the port over the week. She arrived on Saturday afternoon and moored alongside the Packet pier.
The Coast Guard s92 helicopter EI-ICD landed at East Glendalough School near the railway station, for a visit to transition year students during the week.
Traffic included the Dutch naval submarine WALRUS southbound after a visit to Dublin. Other naval sightings included the French CASSARD (F70 AA class frigate D 614) south after a courtesy visit to Dublin, while the Belgian naval vessels GODETIA (A960) LOBELIA (M921) and POLLUX (902) were noted carrying out manoeuvres near the Codling at the same time.
The Ketch BESSIE ELLEN went north under sail during the week for a stopover in Dun Laoghaire , she was on passage to Oban in Scotland.
Monday 18th – Sunday 24th April
Coaster callers included KOSSAU , CEG COSMOS , CAROLIN G , THEA MARIEKE and MAI LEHMANM
Visitors to the port included the classic yacht TOMAHAWK
About 20 racing yachts arrived from Dun Laoghire on Saturday afternoon after the first ISDORA race of the year. The fleet tied up for a couple of hours at the East pier while crews visited the Sailing Club. They departed around teatime heading north.
The CIL tender GRANUAILE anchored in the bay overnight on Sunday evening.
Ro/Ro traffic included the CELANDINE. Other traffic sightings included the coasters DRAIT and ARKLOW RIVAL
Monday 11th – Sunday 17th April
Coaster callers this week included CEG COSMOS, KOSSAU and BURHOU I, she loaded out a cargo of building materials for Jura.
The Capstan at the South Quay was taken away to be restored by a company in Arklow during the week. Work is expected to take up to ten weeks.
Coaster sightings included NOEST, AYRESS and VELOX. The mussel trawler BRANDING was also noted passing south.
Rescue 117, the Coast Guard s92 helicopter based at Waterford went north over the bay during the week, unconfirmed reports suggest it was on a flight to locate pollution in the Irish sea.
Monday 4th – Sunday 10th April
Coaster callers included SCOT ISLES, VANGUARD and ISIS making two calls.
Traffic sightings included the tug ADA DOROTHY heading north out of Dublin. Ro/Ro sightings included the EMDEN with cars for Dublin, CELENDINE, VICTORINE, MAZARINE and VESPERTINE. Container traffic included the ENDEAVOUR. The CIL tender GRANUAILE was also noted heading north for Dun Laoghaire on Sunday morning.
Monday 29th March – Sunday 3rd April
Coaster callers included ELENA, ISIS and CROWN MARY.
Visitors to the port included the beam trawler BRIDGET CARMEL
Traffic sightings included the container vessels FLINTERCAPE, ATLANTIC COMET , KRISTIN SCHEPERS , ELBFEEDER and ELBTRADER. Coaster traffic included AYRESS, SEA HARMONY south for Youghal and ARKLOW FIELD. Tanker traffic included BRO DESIGNER and THUN GRATITIUDE. A notable sighting included the cement carrier CEMONTOS CANTABRIC, heading south for Gijon after delivering a cargo to Dublin. LE CIARA P42 was also noted heading north during the week. Ro/Ro ferry traffic included MELSULINE, EPSILON and YASMINE.
Monday 7th – Sunday 13th March
Coaster callers included SCOT ISLES, ALESSANDRA LEHMANN, BURHOU I x 2, CEG COSMOS and NESTOR
Aviation traffic included an Air Corps 172 light aircraft and the Coast Guard s92 SAR helicopter training at Newcastle Aerodrome.
Container traffic included JORK RELIANCE out of Dublin for Antwerp and ELBFEEDER for Dublin
Monday 29th February – Sunday 6th March
Coaster callers this week included ELENA, ISIS and CROWN MARY
Traffic sightings included the ferry EPSILON and Ro/Ro ferry YASMINE . A notable sighting included the cement carrier CEMONTOS CANTABRIC heading south for Gijon after delivering a cargo to Dublin. The AYRESS was noted heading south with round timber for Rosslare. Naval activity included LE CIARA (P42) heading north through the bay. Tanker traffic included BRO DESIGNER and THUN GRATITUDE.
Visitors to the port included the beam trawler BRIDGET CARMEL
Monday 22nd – Sunday 28th February
Coaster callers included ISIS, CEG COSMOS and NORDSTERN,
Wicklow RNLI launched to assist a fishing vessel that struck the Wolf rock near Brittas. Arklow RNLI also launched. The fishing vessel was refloated by the lifeboats and towed to Wicklow. The 20 metre trawler was later towed by tug to Howth for repairs.
Visitors to the port included the beam trawler BRIDGET CARMEL and the Customs cutter FAIRE.
Traffic sightings included the coaster AYRESS with a cargo of round timber for Cork.
Aviation traffic included an Air Corps EC-135 helicopter.
Monday 15th – Sunday 21st February
Coaster callers included PATRIA, AYRESS, RMS ROTTERDAM, ISIS
Visitors to the port included the beam trawler BRIDGET CARMEL and MARY KATE.
Traffic included the coaster BEKU and RABA Containerships FLINTERCAPE , WES CARINA
CIL tender GRANUAILE was noted working on the East Codling buoy during the week.
Monday 8th – Sunday 14th February
Coaster callers included LEHMANN RUNNER, ISIDOR, CEG COSMOS and ISIS.
Container traffic included ELBFEEDER, ELBCARRIER, ARX and CONMAR GULF. Notable sightings included the tug ADA DOROTHY southbound for Waterford.
The Coast Guard s92 helicopter was noted external load training at Newcastle Aerodrome during the week.
Monday 1st – Sunday 7th February
Coaster callers included SCOT ISLES, ISIS and CEG COSMOS
Visitors to the port included the beam trawler MARY KATE.
Traffic sightings include the tankers STOLT SANDPIPER and SEFERINA. The Ro/Ro ferry VALENTINE was also sighted southbound after a visit to Dublin.
Traffic sightings included the coaster KOSSAU,
Monday 25th – Sunday 31st January
A Notable sighting in the bay was this week was the ferry SEATRUCK POWER out of Dublin, she came down the bay and around the South India Buoy and across the Irish sea to Liverpool. The track was to avoid some bad weather on the crossing. The coaster LEYLA was noted heading north for Belfast. Another notable sighting was the new Irish fishing vessel AUDACIOUS steaming south out of Howth.
The RNLI Relief fleet Tyne lifeboat DAVID ROBINSON departed for the Isle of Man on Sunday morning.
Monday 18th - Sunday 24th January
Coaster callers included LAHNAU, HERMAS ex ARKLOW VENUS and CEG COSMOS.
Traffic included the ferry ULYSSES northbound after a refit in Falmouth. Container traffic included ARX, SAMSKIP EXPRESS, The coaster ISIS was noted southbound on Saturday for Cork.
The Wicklow RNLI Lifeboat ANNIE BLAKER (47-035) returned on Sunday afternoon after a rifit in Falmouth. The relief Tyne RNLB DAVID ROBINSON (47-030) moored up the river, now ANNIE is back.
GRANUAILE anchored in the bay over the weekend.
Aviation traffic included an Air Corps CASA maritime patrol aircraft.
Monday 11th - Sunday 17th January
Coaster callers this week included LUHNAU
The Welsh hills were visible this week
Traffic included the coaster RABA going north after a call to Rosslare. The RNLI Trent class lifeboat BARCLAYCARD CRUSADER went north after a refit in a Wexford boatyard. Notable sightings was the SEA RUBY ex HOO LARCH out of Drogheda for Plymouth, PEAK OSLO ex UNION SUN and the jack up rig WIND, southbound out of Dublin. The ferry STENA HORIZON was noted off the Codling heading for Belfast for her annual refit.
Visitors to the port included the fishing vessel MARY MARGARET and the Customs cutter FAIRE.
The Coast Guard s92 helicopter(EI-ICD) landed at the Rugby club on Saturday afternoon to Medevac an injured player to a hospital in Dublin.
Monday 4th - Sunday 10th January
Coaster callers included ELENA, MUHLENAU, NIKLAS and BURHOU I.
Traffic included the coaster ARKLOW ROSE north from Gijon for Dublin and VANGUARD north for Greenore from Cork.
Irish Rail continued emergency works on the Murrough. Rock armour was transported by road from Bal lessee Quarry in Rathdrum and Bagnelstown in County Carlow. Press reports stated about 2500 tonnes of rock was used in the project, at a cost of €150,000. The County Council moved into the area on Friday to provide access for walkers once Irish Rail had completed work. Press reports stated Irish Rail and the County Council were expected to hold a meeting to discuss the situation in the coming weeks.
Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd January
Coaster callers included SCOT TRADER
The Annual Service of Remembrance took place in the Station on New Year’s Day. A short prayer ceremony took place to remember past crew and all mariners from Wicklow. During the ceremony Fr Donal Roche, Rev Ken Rue and Rev Jack Kinkead blessed flowers and wreaths. The floral tribute was taken into the bay on the lifeboat to be launched on the water by the crew.Among those remembered this year was former Coxswain Parker Keogh and past crew Harry Jordan and Thomas ‘Jake’ Jacob who passed away in the last few months.
Irish Rail moved into the Murrough at 0800hrs on Friday morning (New Year's Day) to carry out emergency works, where ground was washed away and the sea was only a few metres from the railway line. Work continued all week.
Traffic sightings included the Colbelfret RoRo ship MELUSINE south out of Dublin and the Irish ferries EPSILON for Cherbourg on her usual weekend run on Saturday afternoon.