Institute News

Isolda Commeration

Isolda Commeration

19 December 2020 marked the 80th anniversary of the sinking of Isolda, a service vessel owned by the Commissioners of Irish Lights (Irish Lights). On 19th December 1940, Isolda sailed from Rosslare with a relief crew on board for the Barrels and Coninbeg lightships....

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Don Curtis award presented at NMCI

On the 13th October 2020 President of the Irish Institute of Master Mariners, Capt Dermot Gray, presented the Don Curtis Award to Dmitri Jelezoglo. The award is sponsored by the Institute. Named after the late Don Curtis who was a popular and well-regarded member of...

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IMO Draws up protocols for safe crew changes

The need for ships to change crews and for seafarers to fly home at the end of their periods of service have emerged as two of the biggest challenges facing shipping as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the International Maritime Organization has sent a...

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