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The new €66m LE William Butler Yeats seen undeway, was named and commissioned in a ceremony held at her adopted homeport of Galway yesterday
Navy
#OPV90named - A new Irish Naval Service vessel costing in the region of €66m has been formally commissioned at a ceremony in Galway Port, reports RTE News. After an address by the Taoiseach at Galway Harbour yesterday, the LÉ William…
Minister of State with special responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe presenting the new international operational service medals to Irish Navy Service personnel
Navy
#Medals - Personnel from Irish Defence Forces writes RTE, who have taken part in humanitarian operations abroad have been presented with a new medal in Rosslare Harbour. Minister of State with special responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe presented the new…
A rigid inflatable boat (RIB) from LE Samuel Beckett with rescued migrants on board
Navy
#MigrantRescue - The Naval Service recently deployed LÉ Samuel Beckett, located and rescued a total of 130*migrants yesterday during a search and rescue (SAR) operation. The rescue took place 22 nautical miles NE of Tripoli, Libya. The rescue operation arose…
A record number of rescued migrants in one day was carried out by the Naval Service OPV
Navy
#RecordRescue - Records were broken by LÉ Samuel Beckett last night with the biggest migrant total transported to safety in one single day, writes The Irish Examiner. The Naval Service patrol ship was steaming towards an Italian port with 652 rescued…
LE James Joyce which rescued almost 2,500 people off north Africa, has returned to a large welcome in Cork Harbour
Navy
#JoyceReturns - The LÉ James Joyce has since this report by The Irish Times returned to Cork Harbour this morning. The OPV90 class ship was welcomed by Minister of State for Defence, Paul Kehoe following a deployment in the Mediterranean in…
A photo taken from the Navy vessel LE Niamh of the trawler rescue by Courtmacsherry lifeboat 20 –miles off Seven Heads last night
RNLI Lifeboats
The Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat has arrived in Union Hall with the stricken 60–ft fishing boat that had got into difficulties some seven hours earlier. The crew reported via a Mayday call at 5.46 pm last evening that they…
The Naval Service newest addition the OPV90 class LÉ William Butler Yeats which made a maiden call to Dun Laoghaire Harbour this weekend
Navy
#FirstVisit - LÉ William Butler Yeats, the third OPV90 class with another sister on order costing €55m, departed Dun Laoghaire Harbour having made a maiden call this weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. The latest OPV90 class otherwise known as the ‘Samuel…
The newest OPV90 class, LE William Butler Yeats (above at Haulbowline, Cork Harbour) made her maiden call to Dun Laoghaire Harbour this afternoon
Navy
#FirstVisit - The newest Naval Service patrol vessel, LÉ William Butler Yeats, the third so far of the OPV90 class has made a maiden call to Dun Laoghaire Harbour this afternoon, writes Jehan Ashmore. LÉ William Butler Yeats made her…
Leadship of the OPV90 class LE Samuel Beckett departs Cork Harbour to return to the Mediterranean
Navy
#BeckettReturns - L.É. Samuel Beckett departed Cork Harbour for the Mediterranean this morning, writes the Evening Echo, as the Naval Service continues its role in European search and rescue operations in the region. The OPV90 class patrol vessel departed from…
LÉ William Butler Yeats berthed at Haulbowline in August 2016
Navy
#Navy - Taoiseach Enda Kenny will officiate the twinning of the new Naval Service vessel LÉ William Butler Yeats with the city of Galway on Monday 17 October, as the Connacht Tribune reports. The City of the Tribes was previously…
Migrants rescued in an operation that included recovery of bodies from a pair of rubber craft off Libya
Navy
#Recovery - In a search and rescue mission, LÉ James Joyce, tragically recovered bodies while locating 265 migrants from two rubber vessels 32 nautical miles NW of the Libyan capital, Tripoli. A total of 5 people were declared dead, including…
A rigid inflatable boat (RIB) of the LE James Joyce with migrants rescued on board
Navy
#migrantsrescue - A Naval Service vessel writes The Irish Independent at the weekend rescued more than 400 migrants as part of its operations in the Mediterranean. The LE James Joyce and her crew were part of a mission co-ordinated by…
Sir Ernest Shackleton – sculpture unveiled
Seascapes
Hello and welcome aboard your maritime programme Seascapes, this week we bring you highlights from the unveiling of a fine sculture by Mark Richards in Athy, Co Kildare on the centenary to the day of the rescue of the Endurance…
LE James Joyce and its crew has been rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean where Minister Kehoe's visited the Naval Service OPV in Cagliari, Sardinia yesterday, and subsequent announcement of a new medal for humanitarian service
Navy
#CrewMedal - The Defence Forces writes The Irish Independent, have awarded a new military medal to members who have been deployed on humanitarian missions. It will be presented to personnel who have taken part in overseas missions with the prior…
Migrants rescued from a wooden vessel located 40 Nautical Miles of Tripoli, Libya
Navy
#MigrantRescue -LÉ James Joyce has rescued a total of 165* migrants in three separate vessels during search and rescue operations north-east of Tripoli,Libya The search and rescue (SAR) request came earlier today from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre. During…
The newest Naval Service OPV90 class vessel, LÉ William Butler Yeats (P63) berthed at Haulbowline, Naval Base, Cork Harbour
Navy
#NewestOPV90 - The newest addition to the Naval Service fleet, the OPV90 class LÉ William Butler Yeats (P63) was boarded by Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe yesterday Haulbowline, Cork Harbour The Minister was welcomed on board by the…
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