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#navy – The Flag Officer Commanding Naval Service, Commodore Hugh Tully, will attend the passing out parade of Recruit Class "John DeCourcy" at the Naval Base in Haulbowline on Thursday 18th of December at 2.00pm. The thirty-six recruits successfully completed 19 weeks of training, including seamanship, basic sea survival, Naval Boarding, foot drill, weapons handling and Damage Control & Fire Fighting, within the Naval College. The parade marks the first step for the new recruits as they continue their professional…
#SoftwareContract - OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has announced the signing of a contract with the Naval Service to deliver warship navigation systems, writes the Maritime Executive.com The contract includes OSI's ECPINS-W (Warship) software and under the terms of the deal OSI will provide engineering services, ship systems, operator training systems, and installation services. In addition the company will install the systems throughout the entire Naval Service fleet. According to the contractor, ECPINS-W is the only software certified by an International…
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 11:19

L.E. Aoife to Be Auctioned in February 2015

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#AoifeAuction –  L.E. Aoife (P22) the Naval Service's oldest OPV unit has finally been given a timeframe for its disposal by public auction (if not previously sold) in February 2015, writes Jehan Ashmore. According to Cork based auctioneers, Dominic J. Daly, they have been instructed by the Department of Defence to dispose of the offshore patrol vessel which entered service in November 1979. She was built at Verolme Cork Dockyard as the second of a trio of 'Emer' class sisters.…
#OPVJamesJoyce – A new offshore patrol vessel for the Irish Navy has been floated for the first time, reports the BBC. The Irish Naval Service's LÉ James Joyce was constructed at Babcock's Appledore shipyard in north Devon. The 90m-long vessel, with a top speed of 23 knots and a range of 6,000 nautical miles, is 92% complete. Babcock was awarded the contract to build two offshore patrol vessels by Ireland's Department of Defence in 2010. Babcock shipbuilding director, Andrew Hamilton,…
#AoifeAuctionUpdate – L.É. Emer (P21) which was sold at public auction this day last year to Nigerian interests for €320,000, was to be followed 12 months later with the disposal of sister L.É. Aoife (P22) however this has been postponed, writes Jehan Ashmore. Commenting to Afloat.ie as to the decision to defer the auction date this autumn, the Naval Service said that they are planning for the decommissioning process of L.É. Aoife. However, no firm date has been set for…
#navy – Ten new recruits to the Naval Service Reserve completed their training in a ceremony in the Naval Base on Haulbowline yesterday. The 10 recruits, 9 from Cork and 1 from Dublin endured 3 weeks of intense training where they covered a range of subjects such as foot and arms drill, marksmanship, sea survival, fire-fighting, military law and an introduction to military customs, traditions and way of life. This is a milestone as it marks the first integrated Naval…
#OPVconference- L.E. Samuel Beckett (P61) is appropriately docked in Dublin Port, having arrived last night on the eve of today's start of the International Offshore Patrol Vessels Conference (30 Sept-2 Oct) held in the capital, writes Jehan Ashmore. The €54m OPV90 class newbuild of 2,226 tonnes is berthed alongside Sir John Rogersons Quay, where a ceremony as previously reported saw her christened and commissioned into the Naval Service in May. As the class name suggests, the OPV is 90 metres in…
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