Monday 8th – Sunday 13th January 2018

Wicklow Port

Coast callers included Scot Venture, Lumen and Burhou l.

Visitors to the port included the beam trawler Bridget Carmel.

Traffic noted in the bay during the week included the containership Arx making her regular Monday call to Dublin, the RNLI relief fleet Severn class lifeboat Duke of Kent went south on Wednesday.
Notable sightings included the Irish ferries Epsilon on her weekend run to Cherbourg and the Ro/Ro Celine inbound on her weekly visit to Dublin port.

Monday 1st – Sunday 7th January 2018

Wicklow Port
Wicklow RNLI Lifeboat RNLB Annie Blaker launched at lunchtime on New Year’s Day to lay wreaths in the bay for the Annual Service of Remembrance. The flowers were launched after a short religious service conducted by local clergy. The ceremony remembers all former RNLI crew and mariners from the local community.

Arklow lady Mary Hickey arrived at Wicklow RNLI Lifeboat Station around noon on New Year’s Day after a fifteen-mile run along the coast from Arklow. This was Mary’s first day on her Lap of the Map fundraising run around the coast of Ireland in aid of Irish lifeboats. She plans to visit each station and the project will take a couple of months to complete. After a short tea break Mary began an eleven-mile run north to Greystones. We wish her every success on the epic journey.

Visitors to the port included the beam trawler Bridget Carmel.
Traffic sightings in the bay included the auto carrier Main Highway bound for Dublin. The ferry Oscar Wilde was also noted returning to Rosslare after working out of Dublin over the Christmas. Ro/Ro traffic included Opaline north for Dublin and Mazarine on their regular Sunday calls from mainland Europe. The cement carrier Cemgulf was noted inbound for Dublin port.
A notable sighting was the geared bulker Ds Manatee out of Foynes for Dublin.

Along the Wicklow Coast
The Irish Naval Vessel Le Eithne (P31) was noted at anchor south of Brittas bay beach during the week.