War I shipwrecks revealed
team of scientists led by Dr Ruth Plets, School of Environmental
Sciences at Ulster University, aboard the Marine Institute's Celtic
Voyager research vessel has revealed detailed images of World War
I shipwrecks in the Irish Sea. The team set out to capture the highest
resolution acoustic data possible of WWI shipwrecks lost in the
Irish Sea, using a new multi-beam system (EM2040) on board the RV
Celtic Voyager to get the best data ever acquired over these wrecks.
"We were able to capture the most detailed images of the entirety
of the wrecks ever. Some of the wrecks, which are too deep to be
dived on, have not been seen in 100 years. So this is the first
time we can examine what has happened to them, during sinking and
in the intervening 100 years, and try to predict their future preservation
state," explained Dr Plets.
more on the Marine Institute website
RNLIs New Inshore D Class Lifeboat Named Alfred William Newman
a special ceremony held on Saturday 26th September, Wexford RNLI
officially named its new D class lifeboat, Alfred William Newman,
at its lifeboat station in the town, adjacent to Wexford Bridge
and the Quays.
The lifeboat which went on service on the 25 June this year was
funded by the late Alfred William Newman from Birmingham who, through
a bequest in his Will, provided the D class lifeboat to enable crews
to continue Wexford RNLIs lifesaving service.
Welcoming guests at the ceremony, Nick Bowie, Wexford RNLI Lifeboat
Operations Manager, said the naming ceremony and service of dedication
was a special occasion in the history of the Wexford lifeboat station,
adding that it was a proud and satisfying moment to see the crew
get such a capable rescue craft.
more in our October issue